Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
Why am I not happy? [Consumerism, pt 2/4]

Consumerism doesn’t fulfill its promise of happiness. Instead of being happy, we are overworked, overstressed, in debt, unsettled, and unsatisfied. How can we kill consumerism before it kills us?

Episode Breakdown:
00:00 What will make me the happiest?
01:15 Kill it to live it.
3:00 What Jesus said
6:30 What does that look like?
8:20 The heart of consumerism
10:00 how?
12:00 What it’s really about…
14:00 Who we can be.
15:15 Homework for taking the 1st step
17:00 Qs and Updates


We have to kill consumerism before it kills us.
What we really need isn’t another product to consume but a new life to give.
Killing consumerism starts with the death of self.
Consumer- I deserve. What can I get from you? Jesus Follower- You matter. What can I give to you?
Consumerism is simply worshiping yourself.
The ability to kill consumerism comes from finding our life in Jesus.
WE is much more fulfilling and enduring than ME.
We find true life when we give up our lives to follow Jesus.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Where have you seen God’s love this week?
  2. Read 1 John 2:15-17. What stands out to you? How would you relate this passage to our conversation about following Jesus and the death of consumerism?
  3. How would you describe what it means/looks like to “Follow Jesus?”
  4. What is an example of what it would look like for you to give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow Jesus tomorrow? 
  5. How can your group pray for you this week?

Challenge this week:

Read Mark 10:17-31
Pray: What do I need to give up pursuing for myself? How can I follow you today?

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