We are created to crave. We all want something. And we all realize that there’s something lacking in our lives, so we always want more. More food, more time, more money, more stuff. But with all of our desire for more, our ability to get more is always limited. So we do whatever we can to get more, and we get into debt, thinking the satisfaction will be worth the cost. In this message, we’ll see how God offers the only true fulfillment, and how our pursuit of debt can keep us from clearly seeing Him.

Discussion Questions

Read Hebrews 13:5. How does your character reflect being free from the love of money?

Read Hebrews 13:5. How does God’s promise provide the basis for your life to truly be content with what you have?

Read Hebrews 13:6. Can you confidently say this is true for you? Why or why not?

Now go back and read Hebrews 13:1-4. How do these principles of the Christian life connect with God’s promises in verses 5 and 6?

How would your life need to change if you lived like what God says here is true?

Further Reading

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Common Cents Part Four: Giving It All To God

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Common Cents Part Two: Delivered from Debt

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