Money, Debt, and the Bible

Pastor Tim Lucas of tackles dollars, debt, and consumerism in the popular message series "Why the Devil Takes MasterCard: Money, Debt, and Your Stuff." Are you keeping up with the Joneses? Got the bills to prove it? There is a way out of the crippling cycle of debt, financial stress, and consumerism. Learn to beat the Affluenza bug and manage your money God's way.

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Money pt 1 - Affluenza

Updated over 9 years ago.

Af-flu-en-za n. 1. The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling that
results from efforts to keep up with the Joneses. 2. An epidemic of
stress, overwork, waste and indebtedness caused by dogged pursuit of
the American Dream. 3. A spiritual illness that Jesus counsels his
followers to avoid at all costs

As Westerners, we live in a society of unprecedented affluence, a
culture of luxury that teaches us to buy, spend, and consume from
early on. Yet Jesus warns his followers "Watch out! Be on your guard
against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the
abundance of his possessions" (Luke 12.15).

How do we live in a world that says luxury, leisure and consumption
are the means to lasting happiness? Listen in as Pastor Tim discusses
the Affluenza bug in the message series "Why the Devil Takes
MasterCard: Jesus on Money and Your Stuff."