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Posted On 01/28/2018

Bad Advice – "How To Be Dissatisfied" – 1/28/18


Speaker: Grant Agler


1 Timothy 6:6-8
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. .
 
Luke 12:16-21
And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do.
 
I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” Isn’t this what most of us hope for! When I get enough—take life easy!
 
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you… 21″This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
 
HOW TO BE DISSATISFIED
1) FOCUS ON BEING UNGRATEFUL.
 
1 Thessolonians 5:16-17
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
 
2) COMPARE WHAT YOU HAVE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE MORE.
 
2 Cor 10:12
We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.
 
3) PURSUE TEMPORARY POSSESSIONS OVER ETERNAL TREASURES.
 
Luke 12:15
Jesus, …”Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
 
4) DEVELOP AN ATTITUDE OF ENTITLEMENT.
 
For the wages of sin is death… Rom 6:23
 
HOW WE LIVE REVEALS WHAT WE BELIEVE
 
WHAT CHRIST OFFERS IS NOT AS GOOD AS WHAT THIS WORLD OFFERS.
Phil 3:7-8
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ…
 
Garbage – Skubula: Human waste
 
Christ is enough  

About The Author

Grant Agler

Teaching Pastor/Communications Champion Central

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Grant is our resident farmboy. He grew up in the cornfields of northwest Nebraska. He spent his early days living far from God. As Grant says, "I gave God the middle finger and didn't really care about faith at all." As a young man, he became convinced that God was real. He gave his life to Jesus and experienced God's amazing grace that previously made no sense to him. After experiencing that grace, Grant felt God calling him to teach the message of the gospel. Over the past 20 years, he has been preaching and teaching. Grant, his wife, Bethany, and their four children moved to Michigan in 2011, and he joined the 2|42 team in 2019. Grant is always good for a laugh, but more importantly, he explains biblical concepts in ways anyone can understand.
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