August 30, 2015, Releasing the Grip of Greed, Pastor David Doster

Releasing the Grip of Greed

I. Covetous culture                                                                                     (Introduction)

 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's."                                                                                        Exodus 20:17

II. Subtle enslavement

     A. Root sin

     B. Disordered love

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you."                                            Hebrews 13:5

     C. Deceptive and destructive

III. Cultivate contentment

     A. Content

     B. Learned

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.”

                                            Philippians 4:11b-12

     C. Christ

IV. Abiding release