Monster In Me

The Monster of Entitlement

Defeat the Monster

November 27, 2022 • Chris Edmondson • 1 Timothy 6:17–19

It’s one thing to battle the monster, but how do you defeat him? A lot of the battle goes on in your mind. And it goes on in your bank account. So is defeat possible? Yes, although the answer may surprise you and even discourage you before it liberates you. THE BIG IDEA: You will always want more until you decide to give more.

Little Monsters

November 20, 2022 • Chris Edmondson • Proverbs 16:25–26

So you’re battling entitlement in you, but you’re also trying to fight it in your kids. Nobody likes an entitled, ungrateful child. But practically, in a culture that has so much, how do you raise kids who are truly grateful? This week, we’ll uncover an important principle from scripture and practically apply it to raising kids today. THE BIG IDEA: Kids who feel entitled to everything will be grateful for nothing.

Overvalued Monster

November 13, 2022 • Chris Edmondson • Matthew 13:33–46

What do you value? And more importantly, why do you value it? Often, the belief that what you’re pursuing has greater value than what you have drives the sense of entitlement most of us feel. But what if the monster has caused you to overvalue what you’re chasing? THE BIG IDEA: Overvaluing the wrong things will cause you to overlook the best things.

Friends With The Monster

November 6, 2022 • Chris Edmondson • Ecclesiastes 5:10–11

When is http://enough...enough? You take a little more each time, but you still don’t feel satisfied. Enough always seems to be changing, doesn’t it? Why is that? Maybe it’s because you’re friends with the monster. Understanding how the monster works is the first step toward containing it. THE BIG IDEA: Feeding an appetite fuels it. Denying an appetite curbs it.