Episode 90 – Parable of the Rich Fool Pt 1: Possessed By Our Possessions

Key Passage(s): Luke 12:13-21

Possessions can be tricky. On the one hand, many of them are needed and incredibly useful. But on the other hand, they can possess us in ways that we may or may not realize. In the Parable of the Rich Fool, Jesus warns, “Watch out! Be on your guardagainst all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” His point is easy to understand. But then the question becomes, “Do we actually live as if what he said is true?” Let’s find out.

Discussion Questions

  • What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching? 
  • Jesus warned, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in an abundance of possessions. How did his words hit you in the teaching? 
  • Where do you believe you’re using possessions in a helpful and life-giving way? 
  • Where might you be blinded by the way your possessions may be possessing you? 
  • What may God be saying to you about your relationship with possessions and how He wants you to think and live differently moving forward? 
  • How will you begin living out the truths of this teaching this week? 

For Further Study

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2 COMMENTS

  1. It’s about the Kingdom of His Father He presenting.
    What is the characted of His Fathers kingdom?
    TORAH, all 613 plus the 10.
    KOG character expects giving, etc; in obediance with or without an emotion; which will come when the promised blessing of “pressed down and running ovef” occurs, as promised by Jesus’ Father, the King.
    Love it Brad, love it!

  2. I needed this so much. After tragedy hitting our family 3 months ago this season has had me stressed to the max about possessions, not only Christmas but long term like the dream of owning my own home and getting a good vehicle for my kids. It has hindered seeking his kingdom first. I am now humbled. Thank you so much Brad!

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