On this LIVE edition Tony Marino and Pastors +Brian Whiteside, +Michael Duncan, and +Jeff Klick discuss “Discipleship: Christians and Materialism.” We team God’s Word with our latest book, “The Discipling Church.” Guest Panelists:+J.R. Miller (Dr. Joe Miller), +jason velotta, +Michelle Hollomon , and +Shawn Savage (Shawn & Caroline Savage).
Materialsim is the idea that life revolves around the material world. Every problem is seen as a lack of having the right materials and every solution is seen as having access to more materials. Jesus lived his life another way, when people came to be healed, he would always address their spiritual condition of sin. Not because “sin” made them ill, but because he knew that making a lame man walk, was not enough… he must also learn how to walk with God.
Materialsim is the fixation on this world as more important than the world to come. Consequently, we set our goals on the short-term ideals of pleasure, joy, or “pain-free” life today, instead of on the long-term mission of God’s Kingdom.