Every Sunday through out the season of lent we're looking at a virtue and a vice. This week Pastor Preston explores the path from Greed to Faith by looking at the story of Abram and his nephew Lot. Lot's life had led him to a life of acquisition and living a life of greed. The story becomes hopeless. People who are overcome with greed are filled with doubt, they feel like they lack what they need. They aren't able to draw close to people, it breaks things down. In the story, Abram was a man of hope. Hope is more than expecting something good will happen, that's just optimism. Hope is rooted in a person, God is working to make good happen. Hope believes that wealth and greed will not satisfy, but it's usable to get to the goodness in our lives. Hope does not need to conquer or control.
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