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  • The Idol Of Consumerism: Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Oct 25, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,311 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
     | 935 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

  • Christmas - A Hijacked Holiday Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Dec 3, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,284 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

  • Consumer Or Worshipper? Series

    Contributed by John Oscar on Mar 12, 2018
     | 2,455 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

  • In The Spirit Of St. Francis Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 24, 2016
     | 1,809 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

  • Given To Generosity Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Nov 30, 2011
     | 1,894 views

    The power of true generosity challenges individualism of consumerism.

    Given to Generosity Series: ROOTS Brad Bailey – November 6, 2011 Intro We’ve entered November…. heading into the holiday season. Which brings us into one of the great conflicts in our nature. In just a few weeks we will have a special day in which we stop and give ...read more

  • I Want It Now! Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 13, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,654 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

  • No Time For Romance

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,960 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

  • Contentment

    Contributed by David Paulson on Aug 28, 2017
     | 2,258 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.

    No, not my preferred topic and I dislike discussing it as I continue to struggle with it on a daily basis. But it’s wise to address a problem and deal with it before it gets out of hand and leads you down the path of no return. It was a struggle, it is a struggle and hesitantly I have to admit it ...read more

  • More Stuff! Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Jun 8, 2014
     | 1,879 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 One Is Excluded From The Joy Of The Lord. Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 16, 2014
     | 2,419 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
     | 2,379 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

  • Priority One!

    Contributed by John Harvey on Aug 6, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 30,317 views

    A call to help us avoid moedern day consumerism in Chrisitan culture and focus ont he real priority of the church.

    “Priority One!! August 6, 2006 Introduction: Today in our society everyone is faced with hundreds of choices and options. We live in a consumer-driven culture where you can have your choice of anything and everything you desire. Unfortunately that concept has crept into the culture of church ...read more

  • A Life Bigger Than Money Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on May 23, 2018
     | 433 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

  • Why We Need The Bible

    Contributed by David Beirne on May 17, 2005
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,616 views

    In a day of consumerism and quick fixes, we neglect this book that truly is our source of strength. It really does have all that you need.

    Why We Need The Bible 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Let me read to you this morning a letter addressed to our missionary in the Middle East ----------. The writer of the letter is an Afghan living in Iran who heard Bro. --------- preaching on the radio. “I have believed in your God and in your message. I ...read more