By Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2022
"Ask yourself, do you deserve the wrath of God forever? If your mind right now is saying, “I don’t think so. I think that hell would be an overreaction to what I’ve done and the kind of person that I am.” If that’s the way your mind is working right now, let me just have you consider four things."
By Sermoncentral on Oct 20, 2022
"Bible translation and Bible truth were inseparable for Tyndale, and in the end it was the truth — especially the truth of justification by faith alone — that ignited Britain with Reformed fire and then brought the death sentence to this Bible translator."
By Sermoncentral on Oct 6, 2022
"The forces of American culture are almost all designed to build the opposite worldview into our people’s minds. Maximize comfort, ease, and security. Avoid all choices that might bring discomfort, trouble, difficulty, pain, or suffering. Add this cultural force to our natural desire for immediate gratification and fleeting pleasures, and the combined power to undermine the superior satisfaction of the soul in the glory of God through suffering is huge."
By Sermoncentral on Sep 23, 2022
Here are the top ten expectations imposed upon these ladies...
By Sermoncentral on Sep 13, 2022
"It's not our job to be popular. Let's represent the real Jesus, the whole Jesus, not just the culturally acceptable one."
By Sermoncentral on Sep 7, 2022
Studying the Bible does not need to be complex. Simple tools can help us glean amazing insights from the word.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2022
The great tragedy of the universe is that while human beings were made to glorify God because of who they are and what they see, we have all fallen short of this purpose.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 27, 2022
“Think over what I say,” commands the Lord. How can a faithful student of the Bible do this without leaning on commentaries and scholars?
By Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2022
I suppose, in my little prayer nook in my study, where I have a little prayer bench that I built in 1975, as I’ve bent over that bench thousands of times, the most common prayer has been, “Lead me not into temptation. Deliver me from evil (see Matthew 6:13). Keep me. Keep me. I feel so utterly unable to do the next thing. My kids are at the breakfast table. I have nothing. I’m supposed to model joyful fatherhood, and I’m so depressed I can hardly remember their names. Help me.”
By Sermoncentral on Aug 23, 2022
I would not exchange any of my discipline-afflictions for anything. In fact, I have made it a habit to keep asking God to discipline me. This isn’t because I love affliction, but because the hope in God I’ve tasted in the promises of God I’ve trusted in the darkest days are the sweetest things my soul has ever known.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 22, 2022
It’s not a pleasant topic. But if we don’t talk about dying churches, we will act like there are no problems.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 13, 2022
Many pastors say “I want this church to turn around”, when what we really mean is “I want this church to get bigger.” Those are two different goals.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 9, 2022
God is like a great Niagara Falls—you look at it and think: surely this can’t keep going at this force for year after year after year. It seems like it would have to rest. Or it seems like some place up stream it would run dry. But, no, it just keeps surging and crashing and making honeymooners happy century after century. That’s the way God is about doing us good. He never grows weary of it. It never gets boring to him.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 8, 2022
God has made the world to turn again and again on fresh revelations of his mercy.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2022
Christian leadership — in the home, the church, and elsewhere — is not for those clawing for honor and recognition, but for those most ready to fall to their knees and be inconvenienced by the needs of others.