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Birds don’t worry

March 28, 2014 | anxiety, birds, Christ, consumerism, Gary Combs, God, jesus, materialism, value, worry, worship

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into

Do the opposite

December 19, 2013 | Christ, christmas, consumerism, Gary Combs, generosity, give, give more, giving, God, jesus, materialism

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:” (Isaiah 9:6 KJV). I started watching the sitcom “Seinfeld” only after it went into syndication. I guess the daily dose of reruns finally got me interested. If you know anything about the show, you know that the character played by Jason Alexander, is

Who will win the battle for your worship?

December 5, 2013 | Advent, advent conspiracy, Christ, christmas, consumerism, culture, Gary Combs, God, jesus, materialism, money, spending, worship

“And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11 ESV). The word “worship” comes from the Middle English, “weorthscipe,” literally meaning to “ascribe worth.” We were created to worship. From dandelions to dinosaurs, no

Against the FLOW of Black Friday

November 22, 2013 | Black Friday, Christ, consumerism, Gary Combs, generosity, giving, God, materialism, thanksgiving

You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your

Whatever Is Praiseworthy: Conquering Our Consumer Culture

February 26, 2012 | Luke 12 | consumerism

Pastor Gary Combs concludes his 8-week sermon series entitled War of the Worldviews with this message about how to overcome consumerism. Taken from Luke 12, Pastor Gary teaches from the story where Jesus tells about a farmer who was consumed by his possessions. His fields produced an abundant crop but his reaction was typical of many. He said, “I’m going to tear down my barns and build bigger ones, then I’ll store up my goods so that I’ll have plenty to enjoy when I retire.” Today’s culture would call him a great success, Jesus calls him a “fool.” His evaluation of his possessions was really out of whack. Jesus warned against the greed of consumerism and challenged His hearers to be rich towards God. We can Conquer the Culture of Consumerism by being rich towards God.

Which king to worship?

December 12, 2008 | Advent, christmas, consumerism, idolatry, materialism, worship

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him’” (Matthew 2:1-2 NIV). “Worship is pulling our affections