Contributed by Jeffery Lindsay on Aug 11, 2001
In the foreward of his book, Inside Out, Larry Crabb writes this: “Modern Christianity, in dramatic reversal of its biblical form, promises to relieve the pain of living in a fallen world. The message, whether it’s from fundamentalists requiring us to live by a favored set of rules or
Contributed by Darren Ethier on Apr 9, 2002
NOT THE GIFT, BUT THE GIVER
A man told a story about the time his son’s sixth birthday was approaching. He had mentioned he wouldn’t mind a party, and as his son usually was very specific about the kind of presents he liked. The dad asked him what he could get him. Bill expected a well-planned
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 29, 2002
George Muller was born in Prussia on September 27, 1805. His father was a collector of taxes and George seemed to inherit his father’s ability with figures.
When Muller was converted to Christ he was impressed by the many recurring statements of Jesus for us "to ask." At this
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Feb 20, 2008
#3 – We Get a New Family
November 4, 2007
NOTE: THE ME/WE/GOD/YOU/WE FORMAT USED IN MY MESSAGES IS BORROWED FROM ANDY STANLEY’S BOOK, "COMMUNICATING FOR A CHANGE."
We’ve been looking at different benefits or blessings of following Christ – living for Him,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008
God’s blessing involves adventure. Some people feel as if living by faith is foolish. The truth is, it is a marvelous adventure.
I was telling someone the other day about a Godly lady who was a member of a church I once served. This ladies husband had died leaving her with four small children.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008
What do we notice about the person God blesses?
The person God blesses has had a conversion to God’s ways. Where do I get this concept? I get it from Abram’s name change. When we first meet him he is known as "Abram." After an encounter with God (Gen. 17:5) he is known as "Abraham." In the Bible
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on May 4, 2008
God calls us to enter into community, which means to be engaged in each other's lives and experiences. It's showing up at the funeral; it's taking time to visit at the hospital; it's making a point of going to the concert performance. The lesson here teaches that we are (or should be)
Contributed by Arliss Beavers on May 12, 2008
A church ran into difficulty when the elders decided that one man was shouting too much in church. They thought he might disturb the very distinguished guests the church was suddenly now having. So the elders called the pastor aside and notified him that this shouter must be refrained. The
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jun 12, 2008
One Sunday in church, members were praising the Lord for what he had done in their lives that week. Mr. Segault had said that the roof of his house had caught on fire, but fortunately, a neighbor had seen it, and the possible disaster was averted with only minor damage. A minute
Contributed by Paul Dietz on Jun 21, 2008
I recently read a peculiar story about a family in Lander, Wyoming that had gone to their local refuse dump to dispose of some unwanted family items that were either busted or greatly abused. As they were emptying there junk into a large dumpster, the man of the home saw something that caught his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
PEOPLE DON’T PAY ATTENTION
Most people ascribe to the belief that seeing is believing. What you see is what you get. In January 2007, the Washington Post did an experiment to test what people see. They arranged for a young man named Joshua Bell to play music at the Metro station. By most
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
MISSING THE BABY FOR THE CRIB
One night a wife found her husband standing over their infant's crib. As she watched him looking down at their very first baby, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: ...disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism.
Touched by this unusual
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Sep 25, 2008
Fish Tank Life
A very nice doctor's office had a beautiful fish tank. The fish are bred to look like exotic salt-water fish. They are beautiful, but they are stuck in that expensive tank and going nowhere, chasing each other, killing each other, hoping someone will pay attention and feed them.
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 29, 2008
WHO I AM MAKES A DIFFERENCE
A teacher in New York decided to honor each of her high school seniors for the difference they made in her life. Then she presented each of them with a Blue Ribbon imprinted with gold letters, which read, "Who I Am Makes a Difference."™
Afterwards the teacher gave
Contributed by Keith Broyles on Nov 24, 2008
BLESSINGS FROM HURRICANE IKE
Tuesday I went out, by myself at first, but later in the day Cindy went with me, to check on many of you. No, I didn’t make it everywhere, but I did make it out I think to most of the communities where we have members. As I visited with folks, and even more folks
I remember a picture Aunt Thelma had on her wall that seemed to sum up her way of thinking. It was a magazine picture of a pre-school child sitting on a potty chair reading a little children's book. The caption read, "Bliss does not require far away places or exotic settings."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
BURIED TREASURE FOR ISAAC
One night, a poor Jewish man named Isaac from Krakel, Poland, in a vivid dream, saw a buried treasure hidden under a particular bridge in the distant city of Prague. For the next two weeks, he dreamed of the particular city, the same bridge, and the buried treasure. The
Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Apr 17, 2009
Sometime ago, a certain man was brought. Right from when he was 21, he started seeing the number 39 in the dream. He did not understand what was happening until somebody gave him a tape from Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries which he listened to and prayed the prayers therein.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
UNAWARE OF THE TREASURE
"The Mystery of the Missing Owner" read the headline on an unusual section of the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, February 6, 2005. The supplement was actually a legal notice published by the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office seeking to give money away to rightful owners--the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2010
FROM A CAVE TO A CASTLE
Flat broke and homeless, brothers Geza and Zslot Peladi literally lived in a cave near Budapest for years. They left their dank home only to scrape together whatever money they could through selling scrap metal and candy. Theirs was a hopeless situation.