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  • Obituary:the American Dream

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Jul 2, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,804 views

    Patriotic themed message to stir Christians to action.

  • Rot From The Top Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Apr 8, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,077 views

    The American dream is turning into a nightmare

    The American Dream is Looking More Like a Nightmare Rot From the Top, Part 2 January 17, 2010 A Over the last 2 years, we have seen the interesting links between biblical prophecy & events happening in our world today. 1 One of the amazing predictions is the formation & order of empires that ...read more

  • What Does God Think Of Living For The American Dream? Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 8, 2014
     | 1,916 views

    A look at the shortcomings of the American Dream. This focuses on the parable of the rich fool and how his life is a personification of the American Dream that we exalt.

    EVERYONE'S GOAL: The American Dream is the default life goal of our country. - Everywhere you look, our vision, goals, desires, and plans all run toward the American Dream. - I’ve said before that materialism is the biggest sin in America. Part of the proof for that is how pervasive ...read more

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

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jun 26, 2013
     | 3,560 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

  • A Life Bigger Than Money Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on May 23, 2018
     | 676 views

    This message focuses on stepping out of the American Dream's pursuit of escalating standards of living. Instead we are to hold our money lightly and "freely receive, freely give."

    - In some ways this is the second part of last week’s sermon. Last week we looked at this passage in Matthew 10:8 about freely receiving and freely giving. We talked about living life with an open hand and whether we are living stingy lives. - I want to return to that same passage this morning ...read more

  • Dreams And Nightmares Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov 12, 2012
     | 2,930 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

  • Freedom – In Christ Alone

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Feb 20, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,239 views

    Does our birth / lineage / descent determine from where we came, who we are and our eternity? Born in the USA – does it really mean liberty / freedom / living the American dream?

    Illustration: You ever watch those shows about these submarines that go down 2 and a half miles to the wreck of the Titanic? That’s one thing that I think I could never do. To be crammed into a machine not much bigger than a telephone booth with 2 other guys, 2 miles below the surface of the water, ...read more

  • Travel Light Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 19, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,904 views

    Jesus wants us to choose a simple life. The problem is we live in a consumer society which continuously bombards us with the message, you find life and meaning in the pursuit of things. We justify it by calling it the pursuit of the American dream. The mo

    ODYSSEY: Travel Light With my wife and kids living in Arkansas, I fly monthly to visit them. How many of you in the room are frequent travelers? I've discovered with flying today, less is more. Airlines want up to $30 to check a bag. So it’s better, faster and cheaper to keep it as minimal ...read more

  • What Prosperity Gospel Preachers Don’t Want You To Know Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 22, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 388 views

    This passage includes the words "you will be made rich." Does that mean the prosperity gospel is true? Or is this passage actually pointing us toward using God's blessings in a way that doesn't further the American Dream?

    A SWEET SOUND TO A PROSPERITY GOSPEL PREACHER: “You will be made rich.” - 2 Corinthians 9:11a – “You will be made rich.” - As most of you know, there is a heretical teaching that God’s purpose in your life is to shower you with material and financial blessings. Under this teaching, signs of ...read more

  • “let My Children Go, For It Is The Year Of Jubilee”

    Contributed by John Teem Jr. on Jun 18, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,697 views

    God expects us as parents to first make Christian disciples of the Children he has given us, instead we have sold them into slavery so that we can chase the American Dream. God is calling us out. This is the year of Jubilee.

  • Lessons From The Yellow Brick Road

    Contributed by Edwin Garvin on Sep 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,799 views

    Discovering the Reality of Life from Dorothy and her friends

    “Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, "These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way ...read more

  • Discover The Rhythms Of The Daily Office And Sabbath Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Feb 12, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,681 views

    Part 6 in series Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, this message teaches on the importance of the twin disciplines of Sabbath and Daily Office.

    Discover the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, prt. 6 Wildwind Community Church November 14, 2010 David Flowers Monday through Friday. Get out of bed. Grab your morning coffee, and maybe some breakfast. Shower. Get dressed. Hopefully brush your ...read more

  • A Vision Of Hope In A World Of Despair

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Dec 6, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,512 views

    In Christian hope there is no person so lost he cannot be changed by the grace of God and no situation so desperate that God is powerless over it.

    Title: A Vision of Hope in a World of Despair Text: Romans 15:4-13 Thesis: In Christian hope there is no person so lost he cannot be changed by the grace of God and no situation so desperate that God is powerless over it. Introduction In the last few weeks I have read three articles that ...read more

  • How To Find Contentment

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 19, 2019
     | 505 views

    The teaching here is two-fold: contentment versus greed and instructions to the rich. The common bond is the purpose of blessing and contentment with provision for the greedy and for the rich.

    A. Opening illustration: Contentment in wedding vows, “for richer or for poorer,” 80% 5.6 billion people live on less than $10/day ($3650/yr), half are less than $2.50/day ($912/yr). US poverty line is over $12K/yr, 4X the global rate, 44 million people. 20% of Troup Co. below poverty line, 13,510 ...read more

  • Fire Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 4, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,135 views

    TO BE TRULY SUCCESSFUL IN OUR LIVES REQUIRES A CONSUMING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

    Mosaic Four Metaphors for a Discipled Life Fire Heb 12:28-29 In just seconds, a spark or even the sun's heat alone sets off an inferno. The wildfire quickly spreads, consuming the thick, dried-out vegetation and almost everything else in its path. What was once a forest becomes a virtual ...read more