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The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

June 25, 2017 Speaker: Tom Mercer Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

Passage: Luke 12:13-21


Quotes referenced in the sermon:

"Greed is like drinking seawater, the more you drink, the thirstier you are." (Roman Proverb)

"The most effectual medicine for the disease of avarice is to think daily of death." (Augustine)

"The trouble with being rich is that since you can solve with your checkbook virtually all practical problems that bedevil ordinary people, you are left in your leisure with nothing but the great human problems to contend with: how to be happy, how to love and be loved, how to find meaning and purpose in your life. In desperation the rich are continually tempted to believe that they can solve these problems too with their checkbooks, which is presumably what led Jesus to remark one day that for a rich man to go to Heaven is about as easy as for a Cadillac to get through a revolving door." (Frederick Buechner) 


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