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  • Affluenza

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Oct 26, 2005
    based on 32 ratings
     | 5,458 views

    Affluenza is a dangerous illness that Christians are either afflicted with or susceptible to, and we must be on guard against it.

    Affluenza TCF Sermon October 23, 2005 There’s a illess going around. You’ve definitely heard of it, even if not by the name I’ll use today. It’s not the bird flu. It’s not the regular flu for which many of you have already gotten flu shots, or will be getting one soon. It’s not one of ...read more

  • Affluenza Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 14, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,737 views

    A sermon based on Richard Foster’s Book The Celebration of Discipline pages 89-93. This is nothing new but it gives some illustrations.

    Sermon for 3/6/2005 4 Things for the Simple Life Introduction: Last week I had influenza. However, there is a virus that has affected most of us and we don’t even know it. The name of this virus is affluenza not influenza. This powerful virus affects our wallets, our friendships, our ...read more

  • The Affluenza Affliction

    Contributed by James Groce on Jan 27, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,433 views

    John, under the inspiration of God, wrote to the Church of the Laodiceans in Revelation 3:14-19:

    THE AFFLUENZA AFFLICTION John, under the inspiration of God, wrote to the Church of the Laodiceans in Revelation 3:14-19: “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy ...read more

  • Affluenza [april Fools Message] Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 30, 2007
    based on 184 ratings
     | 28,003 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

  • What's Your Heart For?

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,887 views

    We need hearts that reflect God’s heart.

    WHAT’S YOUR HEART FOR? Matthew 6:19-21 S: Vision & Stewardship Th: My Life as God’s Light Pr: WE NEED HEARTS THAT REFLECT GOD’S HEART. ?: How? KW: Priorities TS: We will find in Matthew 6:19-21 two priorities that show us how we can have hearts that reflect God’s heart. The _____ ...read more

  • Debt, Deliverance And Dignity

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,363 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

  • Whose Is It Anyway

    Contributed by Jay Robison on Mar 12, 2008
     | 1,267 views

    Jesus is asked to referee in a fight over money. He points out we can suffer from the sin of affluenza, then reminds us all we have is God’s

    I am grateful for sermoncentral which is one of the many resources I used in preparing this message. WHOSE IS IT ANYWAY? February 10, 2008 Jay Davis Robison LUKE 12:13-31 Have I got a stock tip for you For 6 yrs running, voted Most Innovative among Fortune mag’s Most Admired ...read more

  • The Folly Of Greed

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Aug 1, 2012
     | 1,000 views

    We can’t take it with us, so we better send some on ahead.

    The Folly of Greed March 15, 2009 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: We can’t take it with us, so we better send some on ahead. Focus Passage: Luke 12:13-21 Supplemental Passage: I Tim 6:6-10 Introduction: “AFFLUENZA” - ...read more

  • Dreams And Nightmares Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov 12, 2012
     | 3,300 views

    Chasing the American Dream has given most of us nightmares. We must change our lifestyles and our stewardship in order to experience the joy of the abundant life.

    Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 "Dreams and Nightmares" INTRODUCTION Dreams are powerful forces in our lives. They have the ability to mold and shape our lives, and in a very real sense they can determine or destiny. We encourage out children to dream, because we innately understand the driving ...read more

  • Extravagant Outflow

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,248 views

    Luke 6:37-38 Jesus talks about living a lifestyle of extravagance. Jesus calls us to be extravagant in your surrender, extravagant in your compassion and extravagant in your giving.

    Extravagant Outflow Luke 6:37-38 Have you in recent years done anything that you would say was “Extravagant?” I had three tennis racquets given to my by family and friends, yet I spent over a hundred dollars on a new fourth tennis racquet that I don’t use because I have an older Prince ...read more

  • What Do You Value?

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Sep 4, 2014
     | 1,913 views

    Our problem is that are values are our of whack.

    - Valuables are protected & locked up - Luke 12:15 (AV) — 15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Luke 12:15 (My Translation) — 15 Beware! Watch out! Guard ...read more

  • The Beauty Of Repentance

    Contributed by Robert Sickler on Feb 3, 2016
     | 2,053 views

    We can never maintain a right relationship with Jesus without a repentance that comes from Godly grief.

    Beauty of Repentance Illustration – Affluenza Under almost all circumstances, if a person receives a conviction for vehicular manslaughter, due to drunk driving, that person will receive a lengthy prison sentence. This was not the case, however, for 16 year old Ethan Couch, who is a ...read more

  • "What Will My Church Look Like In The Future?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jun 26, 2013
     | 3,741 views

    A sermon on tithing.

    Malachi 3:6-10 "What Will My Church Look Like in the Future?" With July 4th right around the corner, let's think a little bit about the American Dream. To be sure there have been some wonderful dreams in our nation's history. Our founders had a dream about life, liberty, and the ...read more

  • The Futility Of Wealth Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jun 4, 2016
     | 3,569 views

    Materialism ensures that we can never fully enjoy the blessings of God

    “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or ...read more

  • How To Be Wealthy Forever

    Contributed by Dale Johnsen on Dec 28, 2000
    based on 213 ratings
     | 4,758 views

    A positive stewardship message.

    It is amazing to realize just how much our lives are impacted by the amount of money we have or think we have. It has a great impact on our self-esteem, on the kind of job we pursue, and how important we view ourselves in relation to others. For example, three boys in the school yard were ...read more