Liz really, really wants a particular video game for Christmas. Will he get it?Play Episode
Episode Theme: Wanting more. Christmas
1. Luke 12:15 says that “life does not consist in abundance of possessions.” What is an “abundance of possessions?” How do you know when things have become too important to you?
2. In Mark 10:17-27, we read about a rich young man who heard Jesus’s message and wanted to be saved. He asked Jesus what he needed to do to have eternal life. Jesus told him to keep the commandments. The young man said that he had always kept them ever since he was young. (Of course, he was wrong to say this. Nobody goes that long without sinning. Nobody goes even a single day without thinking or doing something wrong.) But Jesus knew the man couldn’t be saved by being good anyway. He told him to sell everything he owned and follow him. That’s all any of us have to do to be saved—follow Jesus by trusting him. But the young man couldn’t give up his riches. He went away sad because he realized his things were more important to him that being saved. As you listen to this episode, think about how we should feel about our money and belongings.
“Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in abundance of possessions”Luke 12:15
In this episode, Liz learns that happiness doesn’t come from things.
There’s nothing wrong with having a lot of nice things or a lot of money. The problem is when those things become more important to us than living for Jesus Christ.
The apostle Paul told the Philippians that he knew “what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want” (Philippians 4:12). Paul had learned that the secret to being content is to trust the Lord and be joyful about all that God gives us—salvation, peace, a promise of eternity in heaven with him. When we trust Christ, we know that we have those things whether we have a lot of money and things or not. And when we have a lot of things, those things can keep us from trusting God.
What game does Liz want for Christmas?
Which of Liz’s friends has the game?
What does Liz receive instead?
What surprise gift does Liz’s dad give the family?
A trip to Lizard World.
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