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  • The Idol Of Consumerism: Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Oct 25, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,150 views

    The church of Smyrna receives Jesus’ unconditional applause because they made hard choices relating to faith-full-ness rather than opting for a more convenient faith.

    AMERICAN IDOLS: LOOKING AT OURSELVES AND OUR LOYALTIES THROUGH THE EYES OF JESUS THE IDOL OF CONSUMERISM: SMYRNA REVELATION 2:8-11 Sermon Objective: The church of Smyrna receives Jesus’ unconditional applause because they made hard choices relating to faith-full-ness rather than shop for a ...read more

  • The Guantlet

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,304 views

    Consumerism is running rampant

    The Gauntlet Sayings intrigue me. I am often curious about where the saying came from and what it meant back then. Many have probably heard this saying, maybe you’ve used it or your parents. But I remember my friend’s parents often saying that "this world’s going to hell ...read more

  • In The Spirit Of St. Francis Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 24, 2016
     | 2,544 views

    Perhaps what we need to pray for and accept is the spirit of St. Francis. That way we can say “Lord, Lord” and do the will of the Father.

    Thursday of First Week in Advent 2016 Joy of the Gospel We are at the beginning of a new year of grace, and we are hit in the face with some pretty strong Gospel language, even in the first reading. “Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps faith may enter in.” ...read more

  • Consumer Or Worshipper? Series

    Contributed by John Oscar on Mar 12, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,149 views

    Using the story of Jesus cleansing the temple, Pastor John teaches on the importance of pure worship

    Consume or Worship Gospel of John Series CCCAG March 4th, 2018 Scripture- John 2:13-22 Illustration- How many people here had a dad that was the disciplinarian of the house? The most dreaded words your mom could ever say is “Wait until your dad gets home!” That was a horrible thing to do to ...read more

  • Christmas - A Hijacked Holiday Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Dec 3, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,209 views

    CHRISTMAS has been hijacked in America. And unlike the latest Tim Allen movie, it’s not Santa who needs to be rescued. It’s the very meaning of Christmas itself.

    This week, we begin a new series titled, "Christmas Through the Ages." Beginning with the current celebration of Christmas, we will travel back in time, looking at Christmas celebrations, until we arrive at the very first Christmas. Today we begin with Christmas 2013 - A Hijacked ...read more

  • Given To Generosity Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Nov 30, 2011
     | 3,381 views

    The power of true generosity challenges individualism of consumerism.

  • No One Is Excluded From The Joy Of The Lord. Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 16, 2014
     | 3,419 views

    The joy of the Gospel and the impediments to enjoying the Gospel.

    St. Pius X 2014 Evangelii Gaudium “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew.” Last November, Pope ...read more

  • The Quality And Attitude Of Giving Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 24, 2015
     | 3,438 views

    Our gift to God must be totally disinterested, and focused on evangelization.

    Thursday of the 3rd Week in Course 2014 Joy of the Gospel We receive in the same measure with which we give. That is the way in which our light shines before humankind. That is the way we attract others to the Gospel of Christ, the Gospel of hope, the Gospel of Life. Jesus Christ, in the ...read more

  • More Stuff! Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Jun 8, 2014
     | 2,806 views

    When we are driven by the want of more we live contrary to a life of contentment and trust.

    All American Idols Series Title: More Stuff! Text: Philippians 4:10-13 Thesis: When we are driven by the want of more we live contrary to a life of contentment and trust. Context When Paul wrote the Book of Philippians he was in prison in Rome awaiting trial… the end of which would ...read more

  • No Time For Romance

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,190 views

    A sermon on marriage right before Valentines Day. (Portions taken from Terry MaCabe and Steven Slack from Lookout Magazine http://www.lookoutmag.com/)

    Sermon for 2/13/2005 No Time for Romance Introduction: Gail Ann Dorsey- No Time No time for talking, no time for walking, not time for loving you, Baby, I’ve got a lot on my mind. So much to do and too little time I got a lot on my mind, and I wish I knew where to draw the ...read more

  • Individualism Series

    Contributed by Scott Berry on Aug 27, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,471 views

    Have you ever thought about why you think the way you do? What are the cultural lenses that you are looking through? Let us think about the water we are swimming in.

    Rom 12: 9 – 21 Looking at our lenses: Individualism (Have you spotted consumeristic thinking in yourself this week?) Individualism is the social outlook that stresses independence and self-reliance. Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires, while opposing external ...read more

  • Contentment

    Contributed by David Paulson on Aug 28, 2017
     | 4,395 views

    It is an issue I wrestle with and I see the body of Christ wrestle with. The world wrestles with it too, but there is a difference how a child of God deals with discontentment. A short write up, touching a few points close to my heart.

  • Have You Had Enough Of Being A Consumer? Series

    Contributed by Scott Berry on Aug 27, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,010 views

    We all have lenses we look through but when was the last time we stopped to look at our lenses?

  • I Want It Now! Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 13, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,688 views

    Examines the problem of materialism and unbridled consumerism in our relationship with God

    1. Title: I Want It Now! (Unbridled Consumerism, Materialism, Greed) 2. Text: I Timothy 6:3-10; Philippians 4:11-13; Hebrews 13:5; Ecclesiastes 3. Audience: Villa Heights Christian Church, AM crowd, March 5, 2006, 7th in the series ‘A Clear and Present Danger” 4. Objectives: -for the people ...read more

  • Learning To Be Thankful

    Contributed by David Owens on Dec 2, 2019
     | 2,218 views

    Contentment is the key to overcoming consumerism and materialism. Contentment comes from learning to be thankful, thrifty, generous, and focused.

    A. I hope that everyone had a happy Thanksgiving Day! We surely did. 1. We all have so much to be thankful for, don’t we? 2. One teacher asked her students to write a composition entitled “What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving.” 3. One boy wrote, “On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that I’m not a ...read more