Practicing the Way of Jesus – Simplicity

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Jesus knows that money / possessions can hijack our identity, our security, our joy.” (Pastor Jim)

If a stranger were to survey the number and kind of your possessions, what evidence would they have that you’re a follower of Jesus?

“Atheism hasn’t replaced Christianity; shopping has.”  (John Mark Comer) 

In a typical week, how does the amount of time you spend shopping (online or in person) compare to the amount of time you spend in prayer, reflection, or helping someone outside your job?

“The roots of our hearts have grown down into things and we dare not pull up one rootlet lest we die.” (A.W. Tozer)

Is there one of your personal possessions you could not, would not do without? What does that possession give to you that feels absolutely necessary?

“Simplicity’s whole goal is more freedom.” (Pastor Jim)

Try foregoing one nonessential purchase this week. Was there any way that choice freed you?