S02 Episode 07: Selfishness and Materialism

David Souther and Larry Moyer discuss things that hinder a church from being effective in evangelism, including the landmines of selfishness and materialism.

In this 24-minute episode, you’ll hear about:

  • How Philippians 2 encourages us to consider the interests of others.
  • Specific examples of how selfishness affects evangelistic witness
  • How to classify selfishness by looking at three things: your time, your schedule, & your resources
  • How a church can evaluate its selfishness level.
  • Answering the argument: “Shouldn’t we take care of our own first?”
  • Biblical remedies for selfishness.
  • The mission of Christ in Mark 10:45.
  • Symptoms and prescriptions for materialism.
  • Considering ourselves stewards of everything that we have.

Additional Resources:

Shareable Quotes

“Selfishness comes when we focus on our own interests to the detriment of others.”
Larry Moyer |The EvanTell Podcast
“You can classify selfishness by looking at three things: your time, your schedule, & your resources.” – The EvanTell Podcast
“Christ died the death of a sinner so we could live the life of a saint.” Larry Moyer |The EvanTell Podcast
“When we focus on putting Christ first, evangelistic opportunities seem to multiply.” David Souther | The EvanTell Podcast
“If you are going to copy anyone, copy Christ.” Larry Moyer |The EvanTell Podcast
“It doesn’t matter whether you have one dollar or a million dollars; it is what you do with it.” Larry Moyer |The EvanTell Podcast
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	David Souther and Larry Moyer discuss things that hinder a church from being effective in evangelism, including the landmines of selfishness and materialism.
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	In this 24-minute episode, you’ll hear about:
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		How Philippians 2 encourages us to consider the interests of others.
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	<li style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in">
		Specific examples of how selfishness affects evangelistic witness
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		How to classify selfishness by looking at three things: your time, your schedule, & your resources
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		How a church can evaluate its selfishness level.
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		Answering the argument: “Shouldn’t we take care of our own first?”
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		Biblical remedies for selfishness.
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		The mission of Christ in Mark 10:45.
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	<li style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in">
		Symptoms and prescriptions for materialism.
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	<li style="margin:0in 0in 8pt 0.5in">
		Considering ourselves stewards of everything that we have.
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	<strong>Additional Resources:</strong>
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	<li>
		<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-evantell-podcast/id1309214958" target="_blank">Subscribe on iTunes</a>
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	<li>
		Take EvanTell's free <a href="http://www.evantell.org/onlinetraining" target="_blank">online training</a>
	</li>
	<li>
		Read Larry's articles for ministry leaders: <a href="http://www.larrymoyer.com/articles/?_filters%5Bcategories%5D=56bca17b4c5b615c15f19d06" target="_blank">Leader's Corner</a>
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