Seeing Our Greed

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:Luke 12:13-21 

Sermon Outline

In Luke 12 Christ is in His public ministry. He teaches his followers and the thousands around him to turn their gaze to God and not to men. After three stories however, He is confronted by a man who tells Christ to help him deal with his earthly inheritance. Christ takes the opportunity to draw out a warning about greed and give a parable about a rich young fool. What He wants from us is to trust Him and do so by being rich towards Him. The truth is that He has a much better inheritance than any we might earn for ourselves.

Sermon Application

  • Are their moments in your faith walk where you realized you had a blindspot to God? What did that realization look like?
  • Do you desire the life of the rich young fool? Is there any part of the story that particularly resonates with you?
  • In the following passage in Luke, Jesus states “Where your treasure is, there your heart is also”. Have you followed your treasure? Is in in Christ? Would someone looking at your bank account/life/investments know that you were a follower of Christ?
  • What are some ways in which we can “Be rich towards God?”
  • Do you have a game plan for the future when dealing with possessions?
  • What are some ways we can build trust with the Lord?
  • What is God character when we do put our full trust in Him? Is it difficult to step fully into his provision? If so, what is holding you back?
  • The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.


Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Sam Hunter (SHunter@StAndrews.Church).