Sermon Outline for October 4, 2020
LUKE 12: 13 - 34
“SEEKING GOD’S KINGDOM”
INTRODUCTION: In this particular passage from Dr. Luke’s gospel, Jesus was asked by two greedy, bickering brothers to intervene in the settlement of a family inheritance. Jesus used the controversy as a springboard to address and correct three spiritual maladies or ailments. He speaks of:
I. FINANCIAL ADDICTION
A. Perhaps the most dangerous substance abuse is an addiction to material possessions.
B. This financial addict had lost control and could not break out of the materialistic cycle.
C. Greed is not the exclusive territory of the rich or wealthy.
II. SPIRITUAL SCLEROSIS
A. Arteriosclerosis is hardening of the arteries, a dangerous restriction of blood flow.
B. Spiritual sclerosis “squeezes” God out of a person’s life.
C. God had no place in this man’s busy schedule.
III. TEMPORAL HYPEROPIA
A. This is farsightedness, an inability to see correctly up close.
B. He had forgotten that there was a spiritual reality as close as a heartbeat.
C. God’s calendar said, “THIS NIGHT!”
MATTHEW 6: 8