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  • Building Bigger Barns?

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Aug 29, 2001
    based on 257 ratings
     | 23,801 views

    God wants us to enjoy life, but not without a relationship with Him. Beware of the danger of greed and placing one’s confidence in earthly possessions.

    Jesus was teaching His disciples when He was interrupted by someone who wanted him to resolve a family dispute over inheritance. He was not really asking for advice. He wanted Jesus to stand on his side and "tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me." (v.13). He wanted Jesus to get the ...read more

  • Are You Building Bigger Barns

    Contributed by Wendell Blackburn on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,153 views

    Our desires to have earthly riches!

    ARE YOU BUILDING BIGGER BARNS? Luke 12:13-21 All the people said HE’S A SUCCESS But God said He’s Stupid God said He’s a fool This rich man was just controlled by the Force of the world And not to mention the force of the devil Men would point him out to their sons They would point ...read more

  • The Bigger Barns Theory Series

    Contributed by Chris Hughes on Dec 4, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,427 views

    You can’t store up eternal wealth in a mortal barn

    Living is forGiving Part 1 The Bigger Barns Theory Luke 12 13Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against ...read more

  • Enrich Your Life In God

    Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Aug 11, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,065 views

    Jesus' exposes the greed in our hearts. Only he can bring us the real riches that last, our heavenly inheritance.

    Text: Luke 12:13-21 Theme: Enrich your Life in God A. Greed robs you B. Only God's barn endures Season: Pentecost 11c Date: August 8, 2010 Web page: http://hancocklutheran.org/sermons/Enrich-your-Life-in-God-Luke12_13-21.html Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our ...read more

  • Gimmee, Gimmee

    Contributed by John Beehler on Aug 4, 2001
    based on 285 ratings
     | 12,891 views

    We always want more - of the wrong things.

    Gimmee, Gimmee Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray my Cuisinart to keep. I pray my stocks are on the rise, and that my analyst is wise. That all the wine I sip is white, and that my hot tub’s watertight. That racquetball won’t get too tough, that all my sushi’s fresh enough. I ...read more

  • Beware Of Covetousness

    Contributed by Gary R. James on Mar 13, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,488 views

    The danger of covetousness.

    Luke 12:13-21 I. Introduction A. There is a man in the crowd following Jesus that petitions him to judge that his brother should split the inheritance with him. i. (Deu 21:17 ESV) but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all ...read more

  • Parable Of Rich Fool Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jul 7, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,263 views

    Store up riches towards God because you never know when He will demand your soul

    Luke 12.13-21 The Rich Fool Did you know you can purchase almost anything on eBay these days? Just this past week an Australian man has sold his complete life – his home, his possessions, his job and his friends – the bidding had gotten to £400,000. Not so long ago a 20 year old student in ...read more

  • True Ownership Series

    Contributed by John Baggett on Sep 30, 2006
     | 1,052 views

    From the sermon series TRUE NORTH. Remembering that everything belongs to God. Its about attitude not assets. Its about needs but not greeds. Living for the Eternal VS. Temporal

    TRUE OWNERSHIP Text: Luke 12:13-21 This morning we begin a journey. A journey that will take us in the direction of TRUE NORTH as we travel together over the next few weeks seeking God’s truth. Our journey begins this morning by thinking about TRUE OWNERSHIP. What comes to your mind when ...read more

  • True Ownership Series

    Contributed by John Baggett on Sep 25, 2006
     | 1,424 views

    True Ownership is #1 in a stewardship series called True North. True Ownership deals with the fact that everything we own belongs to God anyway. All good things come from Him.

    TRUE OWNERSHIP Text: Luke 12:13-21 This morning we begin a journey. A journey that will take us in the direction of TRUE NORTH as we travel together over the next few weeks seeking God’s truth. Our journey begins this morning by thinking about TRUE OWNERSHIP. What comes to your mind when ...read more

  • Me, Myself, And I

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Aug 29, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 879 views

    How we can keep from becoming enslaved to the demon of greed by understanding the concept of gracious giving.

    IN REGARDS TO WEALTH, O.J. SIMPSON WAS ONCE QUOTED AS SAYING, “I SIT IN MY HOUSE AND SOMETIMES I GET SO LONELY IT’S UNBELIEVABLE. LIFE HAS BEEN SO GOOD TO ME. I’VE GOT A GREAT WIFE, GOOD KIDS, MONEY, MY OWN HEALTH -- AND I’M LONELY AND BORED... I’VE OFTEN WONDERED WHY SO MANY RICH PEOPLE COMMIT ...read more

  • Constant Cravings Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Apr 30, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,588 views

    The 10th commandment is as comprehensive as the first. Perhaps more than any other, it focuses on the interior of the human heart. It is not concerned so much with what we do, but with what we think. It is less about action and more about attitude

    Constant Cravings: The Tenth Commandment Exodus 20: 1-17 I grew up in a house with one other sibling, a brother, Trae. Actually his name is Frank William Houck the Third but we have always called him Trae. He was the one that I fought with, and rode bikes with, and fought with and built forts ...read more

  • What's Your Focus

    Contributed by Mark Bauer on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,716 views

    Do we focus on ourselves or Do we focus on God?

    “Magic Eye” pictures You and I have seen them in the Sunday comics and on book counters, These pictures look like a mess of colored dots and lines. Supposedly, if you stare at one long enough a picture will emerge. People either see it or they don’t. Those who see it, … are thrilled. The ...read more

  • The Value Of Our Soul

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 29, 2006
    based on 285 ratings
     | 26,431 views

    3 reasons why many people lost their souls: I. WRONG PREPARATION (v. 16-18) II. WRONG INTENTION (v. 19) III. WRONG VISION (v. 20)

    The Value of Our Soul Luke 12:16-21 Introduction: A certain ungodly tavern-keeper who liked music decided to attend one of John Wesley’s meetings to hear the singing. He had resolved however, not to listen to the sermon. He sat with his head down and fingers in his ears. But when God wants to ...read more

  • Expecting To Have Tomorrow

    Contributed by Clint Shrum on Jan 8, 2007
    based on 39 ratings
     | 4,189 views

    The uncertainty of time and tomorrow

    EXPECTING TO HAVE TOMORROW James 4:14-15 Intro: There are a lot of people including myself this morning who have plans for when they are able to retire. In a conversation with my Dad Friday morning I told him when my wife and I was able to retire we wanted to purchase an RV and travel across ...read more

  • Is It Possible To Go Beyond The Mercy Of God

    Contributed by Clint Shrum on Jan 14, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,830 views

    Are there limits to God’s mercy. This message discusses those limits and tells how mercy can expire.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO GO BEYOND THE MERCY OF GOD I Samuel 6:19-20 Intro: We find in the reading of the scripture the Philistines had the Ark of the Covenant in their country for seven months and was experiencing all kinds of difficulty. They decided to send the ark back to Bethshemesh (a Levitcal ...read more