David C Cook COVID-19 Response

Obsessed by Wealth

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Upon entering class today, gather your students together and ask them the following question:

  • Does anyone know who the wealthiest person in the world is? (Allow a few volunteers to share their guesses.) 

A man named Bernard Arnault is currently the wealthiest man in the world with a net worth of $231.9 billion. Elon Musk, creator of Tesla, is the second wealthiest with a net worth $208.8 billion. Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, is in third place with a net worth $194.6 billion. The average American, on the other hand, makes around $59,000 a year.

  • How does this make you feel? (Allow students to share their thoughts.) 
  • If you really had that kind of money, what would you do with it all? (Answers will vary.) 
  • Why does thinking about having that much money and the things we could buy with it make us so excited? (Be prepared to share your own response to this along with your teens.) 
  • What does our fascination with wealth say about our culture and the things we value? (Allow students to share their thoughts.)

We love money, but there’s a dark side to chasing after it. Today, we’ll see why the Bible says that greed leads to destruction.

Looking for Steps 2 & 3?

You can find Steps 2 and 3 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

Materials Needed:

  • Pens/pencils (1 per student)
  • Pieces of paper (1 per student)
  • Whiteboard and marker (or screenshared document)

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