I saved a sermon on greed a few years ago. The illustration was six year old Falcon Heene being sent up in an air balloon by his father, who hoped the stunt would draw the attention of a TV network… and a contract for a new “reality” show.
As you might imagine, one of the points of the sermon was the way greed had driven the father, Richard Heene, to put his child in danger. Other good points were made and, in the end, the message was extremely clear—greed is bad.
What made the sermon interesting to me was the Preacher: a major news magazine in the United States.
The Bible has preached this sermon for a long time. Here is one way Paul preached it: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs (I Tim. 6:10.) ESV