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Wade Hughes, Sr
WHY PRAY? PRAYER HAS REAL POWER!
A. The atomic bomb is a very powerful weapon.
Its great explosive force comes from a sudden release of nuclear energy through fission.
B. On August 6, 1945 the USA dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima,
and three days later on Nagasaki, Japan.
C. These two atomic bombs dropped over Japan killed around 92,000 people, and brought an end to World War II, now talk about power?
That is great power.
D. That was great power, but God has more power than that. In one prayer a hopeless King Hezekiah prayed over Jerusalem’s
entrapment, God sent one angel and killed 185,000 of the enemy!
1No Religious Affiliation: 1 out of every 9 Americans do not belong to any organized religion. Among young people its 17% compared with only 7% of people over 65. William J. Murray, a D.C. based religious activist, reports, young people “identify with angels, say they believe in a superior being, but will not attach themselves to a specific denomination or creed.” (The Pastor’s Weekly Briefing 11/25/99)
Sermon Central Staff
WHAT DO AMERICANS LOVE MORE THAN MONEY?
Most Americans love money, but we love something even more: security. According to a 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of U.S. adults prefer a job that offers better security over one that offers higher pay but less stability (33 percent). This is true not only when times are bad. It’s also true when times are good. A General Social Survey in 1989 – a year of economic expansion – produced similar results.
(From a sermon by C. Philip Green, Angels and Promises, 2/23/2011)
GOD'S VALENTINE'S DAY
If yesterday is like Valentine's Days of the past, over $1 billion was spent on chocolate, $1 billion on cards, and 218 million roses were sold in the pursuit of or in an attempt to demonstrate love.
The Bible tells us that God sent the first Valentine. He showed what true love is. He demonstrated His love for you and me over 2000 years ago when He sent His One and Only Son to pay the price for your sins and mine.
Listen, God didn’t just love you enough to tell you about it. He didn’t just love you enough that He settled for having it written in the clouds by angels in flaming chariots. He didn’t love you enough that He stopped at sending you a love note, or a card, o...
A recent Newsweek poll found that “84 percent of American adults consider themselves Christians, and 82 percent see Jesus as God or the son of God. Seventy-nine percent say they believe in the virgin birth, and 67 percent think the Christmas story — from the angels’ appearance to the Star of Bethlehem — is historically accurate.” These are amazing statistics, and at first blush they may seem encouraging, but it is one thing to believe those things and quite another to integrate them into life. Many people believe the right things, but keep these beliefs separate from large sections of their every day lives.
The drug scene alone gives us countless examples. It is estimated that in the United States alone people spend 80 billion dollars annually on drugs. The business is too big to fight. The big dealers scoff at the law. It is nothing for one of them to post one million dollars bond and then simply walk away laughing. About 15 million Americans smoke pot regularly; some 45 million Americans are said to have tried this drug. We are told that people are starting to take it at an earlier age than ever before and that they are smoking it more frequently and in much longer doses.
Teenagers think it is smart to smoke marijuana. In fact, more money is spent on marijuana than on tobacco. Users consider marijuana a safe drug and scoff at stories that tell the opposite. Yet, scientists warn the habitual use of the drug damages the white cells reducing the body’s ability to fight infection. The best way to describe these drug users is with the old-fashioned, King James Version word “heady”. Unfortunately, they often have the sad example of their pot-puffing older brothers, sisters and parents. Worse still, they receive confusing signals from officialdom.
Another popular drug in this highly dangerous world is PCP, sometimes called angel dust. And yet, millions of professionals have another drug of their ow...