Today’s sermon comes from a series on the life of Jesus described in the gospel of Luke. Jesus says in today’s passage that his disciples should have a particular regard for money and possessions. In other words, coming into a relationship with Jesus will change how one sees the world, including money and possessions.

Jesus says, “Watch out for greed.” Greed is a money sickness that can take over one’s life — it’s like a spiritual cancer. It’s something money causes, but it doesn’t necessarily have to come from money. It can take over someone who is wealthy or poor. There are three headings under which we will learn about this sickness: how to beware of money blindness, understand the nature of money sickness, and how to acquire money wellness.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 9, 2003. Series: “The Meaning of Jesus Part 2; Following Him.” Scripture: Luke 12:13-34.

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