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  • The Idol Of Consumerism: Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Oct 26, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,214 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 30, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 848 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

  • Given To Generosity Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Nov 30, 2011
     | 1,817 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

  • No Time For Romance

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 18, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,885 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

  • I Want It Now! Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 13, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,586 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

  • Priority One!

    Contributed by John Harvey on Aug 10, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 30,168 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

  • Why We Need The Bible

    Contributed by David Beirne on May 23, 2005
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,539 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

  • Carrying The Cross Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep 8, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,819 views

    Jesus calls his followers to deny themselves and carry the cross. What does this look like? What does it mean to deny ourselves in a culture and society based on consumerism?

  • The God Who Makes All Things New

    Contributed by Philip Gill on Jun 2, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,678 views

    Even with its outrageous characters and weird scenery the Book of Revelation does have relevance for us today. We can look around us and name some of the beasts that plague us – terrorism, global warming, severe drought, rampant consumerism,and so on.

    I have a love hate relationship with the telephone. Real phones I mean not these mobile ones with which I simply have a hate relationship. On one occasion when I was just beginning in ministry I answered a phone. On the other end was a voice of a man who wanted to come and discuss the Book of ...read more

  • Give More Series

    Contributed by Charles Whitmire on Dec 21, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,461 views

    This is the third in the Advent Conspiracy series...

    **This is an abbreviated message due to the mornings activities... Over the past few weeks we’ve been talking through the themes from our Advent Conspiracy: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, and Love All. The idea of the campaign is pretty simple and its built on a belief that we are all ...read more

  • Advent Conspiracy: Spend Less Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Dec 6, 2012
     | 3,708 views

    Spending less means spending differently; it lets us focus on gifts that meet needs, and are meaningful, and memorable.

    ADVENT CONSPIRACY: SPEND LESS Philippians 4:10-19 Big Idea: Spending less means spending differently; it lets us focus on gifts that meet needs, and are meaningful, and memorable. Supporting Scripture: • Reading from the Old Testament: Malachi 3:1-4 • Reading from the Psalms: ...read more

  • Tending To The Heart (The Tenth Commandment) Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 24, 2001
    based on 71 ratings
     | 3,535 views

    Answers to three questions: What is coveting? Why is it bad? How can we be free from it?

    There’s a new religious cult in our community, and most of us haven’t even noticed it. This cult is far larger than the ones you’ve heard about on the radio or read about in most books about cults. I’m talking about the cult of consumerism, the false religion of more (Buchanan 63-64). This cult ...read more

  • The Power Of Teamwork Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Nov 30, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,743 views

    The Body of Christ grows when everybody plays their position (i.e. through mutual contribution and diversity of gifts.)

    The Power of Teamwork Series: ROOTS Brad Bailey – November 20, 2011 Main Point: The Body of Christ grows when everybody plays their position (i.e. through mutual contribution and diversity of gifts.) Pre-text Intro Yesterday I had my final day of the flag football season which ...read more

  • Learning To Be Thankful

    Contributed by David Owens on Nov 20, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,600 views

    This is a good sermon around Thanksgiving time.

    Introduction: 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.” One boy wrote, “I’m thankful that I’m not a ...read more

  • The Positive Side Of The Ten Commandments: The Tenth Commandment Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Nov 15, 2002
    based on 133 ratings
     | 4,974 views

    The hidden motive back of each commandment is worship. Since everything a Christian does should praise God, all of the Ten Commandments revolve around worshipping God.

    TENTH COMMANDMENT “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s” (Ex. 20:17). A. INTRODUCTION 1. Consumerism. We follow a new ...read more