Greed is when we desire and grasp hold of things for our own sake. Greed happens when we think of ourselves as big, but God and others as small.

The Church gets greed wrong when we forget that everything we have comes from God. We get greed wrong when we use the things God gives us to love ourselves, rather than using them to love God and love others, not living generous lives that reflect the character of God.

Jesus makes this right because he does not grasp for what is not his, but gives up everything for others, at the Cross, in order to reflect the character of God.

HEAD // GOD’S STORY

The Bible is the story of God’s generosity to his people in the face of their greedy rebellion. We act as though we wish God was dead, grasping hold of things that God desires to generously give us. At the Cross we get our wish, but as Jesus dies and is raised, he generously gives life, and the Holy Spirit, to his people so that we might live generous lives.

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