Date

January 31 - February 6, 2021

Location

West Franklin
700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

Sunday January 31, 2021 | Jesus Taught About Possessions

Jesus is our greatest treasure. Jesus left His place in heaven to live humbly on earth. Jesus obeyed God to set up His kingdom. We can give generously and trust God to provide everything we need.

This Week’s Lesson: Jesus Taught About Possessions

  • Bible Passage: Luke 12
  • Story Point: Jesus taught people not to worry because God provides for our needs.
  • Key Passage: John 14:25-26
  • Big Picture Question: What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom. He taught that all Scripture is about Him.

Thousands of people came together to listen to Jesus’ teaching. Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share our father’s inheritance with me.”

Jesus said, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed. True life is not found in what you own.”

Then Jesus told the people a parable: “A rich man owned land that produced many crops. He didn’t have anywhere to store all of his crops, so he said to himself, ‘I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then, I’ll have so much stored up that I can stop working and relax.’ But God told the man, ‘You are a fool! You will die this very night, and then what good is everything you have stored up?’” Jesus told this story as a warning for any person who stores up treasure on earth and is not generous toward God.

Then Jesus told His disciples, “Do not worry about your life or your body—what you will eat or what you will wear. Think about the birds: They do not plant or collect grain, yet God feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than birds?”

Jesus also said, “Think about the wildflowers. They don’t work or make clothing, yet they are lovelier than a great and rich king in his fancy clothes. If that is how God takes care of grass—which grows today and is cut down tomorrow—how much more will He do for you?”

Jesus told His disciples not to worry about food or drink. “Seek God’s kingdom,” He said, “and God will provide what you need.” God is happy to give His children the kingdom.
Finally Jesus said, “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. A thief can take away treasure on earth, but treasure stored in heaven lasts forever. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Christ Connection

Jesus is our greatest treasure. Jesus left His place in heaven to live humbly on earth. Jesus obeyed God to set up His kingdom. We can give generously and trust God to provide everything we need.

Family Starting Points

  • Jesus taught people not to worry because God provides for our needs.
  • What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom. He taught that all Scripture is about Him.

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Kelly Davenport
kdavenport@westfranklinchurch.com
615-850-3170