Is God concerned with the material well-being of Christians? The short answer to that, emphatically and definitely, is yes. Not only is God concerned about the material well-being of Christians, he’s deeply and profoundly concerned for the material well-being of the whole world. God created a material world. He created man as a material creature […]

Materialism……One assumption underlying modern atheism is the philosophical system called materialism. Essential to the atheist’s world view, this belief forms his basic attitude toward man and his place in the universe.   The word “materialism” is used in various ways. Its most popular usage refers to people guilty of greed and avarice, a “materialist” being […]

Mastering Materialism Matthew 6:19-34 Overcoming Materialism…INTRODUCTION 1. Matthew 6:25-34 Here is the setting for our lesson: “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body […]

“How should a Christian view materialism?”……Materialism is defined as “the preoccupation with material things rather than intellectual or spiritual things.” If a Christian is preoccupied with material things, it is definitely wrong. That is not to say we cannot have material things, but the obsession with acquiring and caring for “stuff” is a dangerous thing […]