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  • The Affliction Of Affluence Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 20, 2014
     | 2,093 views

    Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: The Affliction of Affluence

    Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: The Affliction of Affluence Luke 12:1-12 Covetousness and greed can manifest itself in seemingly harmless acts as when children fight over their toys to the death of Wal-Mart employee last year on the day after Thanksgiving when an out-of-control crowd of ...read more

  • The Affliction Of Affluence

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 27, 2014
     | 791 views

    Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: The Affliction of Affluence

    Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: The Affliction of Affluence Luke 12:13-21 Covetousness and greed can manifest itself in seemingly harmless acts as when children fight over their toys to the death of Wal-Mart employee last year on the day after Thanksgiving when an out-of-control crowd of ...read more

  • Afflicted By Affluence

    Contributed by Austin Mansfield on Jul 31, 2007
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,684 views

    If we put Jesus first, then others, and then ourselves, we will be able to spend time at his feet, learning his Word in our lives. Otherwise, we become like Martha in today’s Gospel passage: busy, but not blessed.

    Other Scriptural passages: Genesis 18:1-10a(10b-14) Colossians 1:21-29 Psalm 15 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. (Psalm 19:14) Two years ...read more

  • Time For Change Part 2

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Jul 24, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,569 views

    Three observations from Jesus’ teachings

    Luke 6:27-45 Time for Change Part Two: A Change of Mind Woodlawn Baptist Church July 23, 2006 Introduction As I concluded last week’s sermon we took a brief look at Jesus’ teachings. If you remember, I told you that following Jesus demands that we adopt a new worldview: the poor, the ...read more

  • A House Divided Cannot Stand

    Contributed by David Thompson on Dec 31, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 26,140 views

    This lesson is about unity and division in the body of Christ, and the congregation itself. And then the medicine that cures division.

    A House Divided Cannot Stand Abe Lincoln; was elected to congress in 1847. The Mexican war was going on, and Lincoln opposed the war. His anti war speeches displeased his political supporters, and he knew they wouldn’t re-elect him. So at the end of His term in 1849 he ...read more

  • God's Economy: Unveiling Contentment Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 31, 2010
     | 1,616 views

    GOD'S ECONOMY INVOLVES UNVEILING THE SECRET OF CONTENTMEN

    God's Economy: Unveiling Contentment Phil 4:11-13 INTRODUCTION Look at some of these quotes from the news A tornado of economic discontent is buffeting the nation, sending satisfaction with the country's direction to a 35-year low. Nearly nine in 10 registered voters are worried ...read more

  • Giving God Our Best Series

    Contributed by Gary Shockley on Jan 29, 2003
    based on 381 ratings
     | 40,869 views

    Mary’s act of selfless love in annointing Jesus’s feet with oil exemplifies for us the joy that comes is giving all that we have and all that we are to God.

  • Debt, Deliverance And Dignity

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,828 views

    A message dealing with the disease of affluence and it’s consequences.

    Debt, Deliverance and Dignity 1 Timothy 6:5-11; 17-19 An elderly man on a Moped, looking about 100 years old, pulled up next to a doctor at a streetlight. The old fella looked at the sleek shiny car and asks, "What kind of car ya got there, sonny?" The doctor replies, "A Ferrari. It cost ...read more

  • The Complacent Church Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jan 21, 2008
    based on 97 ratings
     | 34,041 views

    The Laodicean Church had become complacent & apatetic about the cause of Christ because its members were involved in the worldly activities of the affluent society in which they lived. Jesus tells them that He would not accept their luke-warm attitude.

    Revelation 3: 14-22 THE COMPLACENT CHURCH [Matthew 2:19-34] The letters to the seven churches are God’s X-rays, given so that we might examine our own lives and ministries. Judgment is going to come to this world, but it first begins at the ...read more

  • The Joy Of The Gospel And Pursuit Of Peace Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 23, 2016
     | 1,901 views

    The word of God helps us to pursue true peace.

    Thursday of Third Week in Course 2016–St Thomas Aquinas Joy of the Gospel God made a promise to King David because of his faithfulness to worship of Him. David had succeeded to the leadership of all twelve tribes of Israel some time before this. He was secure from his enemies–for ...read more

  • Affluenza [april Fools Message] Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 30, 2007
    based on 184 ratings
     | 26,735 views

    The Parable of the Rich Fool. "Affluenza" is the disease, the love of money is the root cause, and this story of Jesus is the cure! Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    Ample Fool’s Day Luke 12:16-21 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/RichFool.html Why is it that when life is going the best and we have the most, that we act the most foolishly? When supplies are ample, or we are celebrating a great victory, or someone praises us—we take such opportunity to show ...read more

  • Finding A Heart For Service

    Contributed by William Hannaford on Apr 1, 2002
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,017 views

    A call to believers to surrender their rights to personal peace and affluence in order to serve God’s purpose for their lives.

     FINDING A HEART FOR SERVICE Colossians 1:9-14 April 30, 2000 Introduction: This morning we are going to consider three stories. A soldier’s story A Scripture’s story, and A missionary’s story As we consider the question: how do we find a heart for service ...read more

  • Security Screens

    Contributed by W F on Jul 9, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,309 views

    In a world of affluence, crime, war and terrorism, where can we find real and lasting security?

    INTRODUCTION Security. Everyone naturally wants to be safe and secure. We want to be protected from home invaders, hunger, financial loss, spiraling medical costs, fraudsters and suspect businesses etc. According to a recent poll of 997 adults (for Britain’s Woolwich building society), 34 per ...read more

  • The Practice Of Simplicity & Generosity Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Nov 15, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,157 views

    In a culture of affluence we must practice simplicity and generosity if we are to love God first and draw closer to him.

    Last week I said we suffer from a sickness in this country, it is the sickness of hurry, and we talked about the need to slow down, prioritize our time, and spend time being still before God. But there is a second sickness we have in this country, the sickness of affluence, riches, greed, ...read more

  • God's Call To The Poor Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 12, 2009
    based on 13 ratings
     | 6,127 views

    Poor Christians are special people to God. He saves each of us on the basis of the work of Christ on the cross & not because of anything that we are or have. But the poor are more receptive to the gospel message therefore they seem favored by God.