Spend Less

December 9, 2012 Series: The Advent Conspiracy

Topic: Weekend Gathering Message Passage: Luke 2:1–2:7

Spend Less

Luke 2:1-7

2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

1. Consumerism’s Depiction

What is Consumerism?

a. Consumerism is a _______________

b. Consumerism is an ____________________

c. Consumerism is a confusion of _________________

d. Consumerism is a _______________

2. Consumerism’s Nemesis: Contentment

1 Timothy 6:6-10

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 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. 9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

a. Contentment is ________________.

b. Consumerism is _________________.

C. Consumerism is _________________.

3. Consumerism’s Demise

a. Spend Less

b. Spend Better

c. Spend Differently

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