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  • A Life Bigger Than Money Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on May 23, 2018
     | 196 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

  • Carefully Taught

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 6, 2018
     | 585 views

    Racism, materialism, and all the other "isms" in our experience must be taught.

    Carefully Taught Mark 3: 20 - 35 Intro: 1949 – South Pacific – song that nearly derailed the debut of the musical. “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear. You’ve got to be taught from year to year. It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear. You’ve got to be carefully taught. ...read more

  • The Wrecking Of The World's Wealth Part I Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Oct 26, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,395 views

    In chapter 17 we saw the destruction of religious Babylon. In chapter 18 we will see the destruction of commercial Babylon. Over and over John refers to Babylon as a city, so he may be referring to a specific city that will be the center of the world’s ec

    Part I Revelation 18:1-8 Purpose: To show how God will devastate the world’s economy. Aim: I want the listener to see materialism as idolatry. INTRODUCTION: In chapter 17 we saw the destruction of religious Babylon. In chapter 18 we will see the destruction of commercial Babylon. Over and ...read more

  • The Results Of Materialism Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Oct 26, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,312 views

    We will begin today with a bird’s eye view of our text and then we will look at part of James chapter four to see how we can avoid the tragedy of greed.

    Revelation 18:9-24 Purpose: To show how God will devastate the world’s economy. Aim: I want the listener to turn their affection away from material things. INTRODUCTION: Last time we saw that commercial Babylon, the center of the world’s wealth in last days before Jesus comes back to earth, ...read more

  • Receiving The Word

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Jul 20, 2017
     | 1,298 views

    Let us understand where we find genuine Christianity deeply within people’s hearts.

    Intro, Purpose & Plan Are our hearts downtrodden, like a well-worn path? Are our hearts hard, lacking stick-to-it-iveness or thorny, laden down with worldly cares. How can we learn to become like rich soil that receives the word of the kingdom and produces a rich harvest? Let us understand ...read more

  • How To Get What You Want

    Contributed by Jerry Mckee on Dec 17, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 844 views

    Here’s a very basic Sunday School lesson on Materialism.

    How to get what you want [7] Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:[8] For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. [9] Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask ...read more

  • Life Is Like A Sandcastle Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jan 11, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,061 views

    2nd in a series from Ecclesiastes. Even though life "under the sun" is fleeting, we can still enjoy the journey.

    Over the years, many of people have come up with metaphors to try and describe what life is like. Perhaps you are familiar with a few of these. Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. • Forrest Gump Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether ...read more

  • I Can't Get No Satisfaction Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jan 25, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,631 views

    4th in a series from Ecclesiastes. Joy in life comes from the journey, not the destination.

    On June 5, 1965, the Rolling Stones released their single “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” which went on to be their first number one hit in the U.S. The song was a response to the rampant commercialism that the band had observed in America. But the idea behind the song was certainly nothing new. When ...read more

  • Invest In Eternity

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 12, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,761 views

    Are you concerned with earthly possessions or heavenly treasures, with temporary goods or eternal rewards, with self or with people? Be wise and invest in eternity.

    A man has his priorities wrong and Jesus had to tell him this parable to address it. You can be doing nothing wrong and yet not be right. • The farmer wasn’t doing anything sinful but he was not doing it right. • He is hardworking, and probably smart, seeing the way he organises his farm. • ...read more

  • I Am The Bread Of Life Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 19, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,607 views

    You can interpret this as a nationalist, a materialist or an eternalist Which one are you?

    19-10-08 ATN The theme of our ATN services has been Jesus famous “I am “ statements And today’s I am statement of Jesus is: “I am the Bread of Life.” Bread in Jesus’ day was the staple diet of those on low income. It was usually made into flat cakes of wheat flour or barley flour. ...read more

  • Overload: Learning To Say 'no' So You Can Say 'yes'

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,195 views

    The introduction to the Fall 2008 sermon series, ‘Overload: Saying ’No’ So We Can Say ’Yes"’

    It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words and so I begin this morning with this picture. (Slide 1) Can you read it? Why not? (Allow feedback.) The print is too small and it is crammed on the slide. Can anyone tell me what any of it says? How about this? (Slide 2)The next day, ...read more

  • Admitting To Overload

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
     | 1,163 views

    The First Sermon in a 4 part series entitled, ‘Overload: Saying ‘Yes’ So We Can Say ‘No.’

    Have you ever had a day like this? (Slide 1) Video Clip from youtube.com entitled ‘elastic stress.’ How many of you have had stress this week? How many of you experienced stress as the result of a major issue or conflict? How many of you experienced stress this week due to a series of issues ...read more

  • Jesus On Overload

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,005 views

    Communion Mediation for November 2, 2008

    (Slide 1) We are at the halfway point in our fall series, ‘Overload: How To Say ‘No’ So That We Can Say ‘Yes.’ And this morning, as we prepare for Communion I want to read Mark 14:32-42. You may wish to follow along in your Bible or on the screen. (Slide 2) And they came to an olive grove ...read more

  • What Season Is It?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,621 views

    The third sermon of a 4 part series, ‘Overload: Saying ‘No’ So We Can Say ‘Yes.’

    Title – What Season Is It? Scripture Passage – Ecclesiastes 3:1-12 Description – The third sermon of a 4 part series, ‘Overload: Saying ‘No’ So We Can Say ‘Yes.’ This morning we begin with the reading of our main text and following the reading of it, we will watch a video clip. As you watch ...read more

  • 'don't Worry.... Simplify!!!'

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
     | 1,309 views

    The Fourth and Final Sermon of the Fall 2008 Series, ‘Overload: Saying ‘No’ So That You Can Say ‘Yes.’

    In the past month, we have taken time each Sunday to think about the issue and reality of overload on our lives. (Slide 1) We spent time with 1 Peter 5:7, ‘Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.’ How to deal with worry was our main topic of ...read more