Contributed by Clark Tanner on Mar 23, 2009
“Who will bring a charge against God’s elect?”
Here is where we have to back up just a step and remember who Paul is talking about and who he is talking to. When he says that God will, with Christ, freely give us all things, the 'us' consists of all those who are referred to in verse 28 and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 24, 2009
WATCHES OVER US
An engineer, after doing his internship with NASA in Houston, made a startling decision to change course and study medicine. Two decades removed from college, he shared his testimony in our church thanksgiving service:
"Passing the Oral Board is the culmination of 10 years of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
On September 1, 1923, the island of Japan was ravaged by the most devastating earthquake in recorded history up until that time. The tragic Canto earthquake began at 11:58 A.M. and continued for more than three and a half hours, creating a casualty list that would stagger the
Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009
GOD'S LOVE IS WITH YOU
God’s promise is not that we will not suffer or have grief, pain and trouble; his promise is more amazing than that. It is that he will be with us in all of those moments, he will never leave us and forsake us. God loves us too much to leave us to face these moments alone.
Contributed by Marianne Unger on May 28, 2009
Genesis talks about how God drove Adam and Eve out of Eden.
Someone on the internet was wondering what kind of vehicle it might have been.
The obvious answer is from our scripture reading today. If
THE RIDE HOME FROM COCO BEACH
We were driving back to the hotel at 70 miles an hour on the interstate when a major rain storm hit, we could hardly see and then it happened. It was like something right out of Nascar - cars going airborne spinning and crashing into each other. I watched cars right
GOD MOMENT: WOW IMPACT
Chilly Chilton is the Sr. Pastor of Real Church in the inner city of Detroit. His church people have to listen 3 times a day to the Muslims call to prayer as it is broadcasted through the air waves. Chilly founded Real Church in June 2004. His community is called
FINANCIAL WOW MIRACLE
Lake City Church - Madison -- God does a financial wow miracle.
They were four days away from having to make their quarterly payment of $140,000 for their mortgage.
Pastor John Ruck meets with all the finance wizards - bankers, Cpa's, business men. They asked him "How are
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 8, 2009
YOU'LL NEVER KNOW
You may be going through some troubles right now. But trust in the Lord, because He will surely take care of you. He has already blessed and cared for us in countless ways.
This week I thought back to one example from my life. It was over at Emmanuel Baptist Church in the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
TREASURE IN CHRIST, BUT "OUT OF GAS"
Several years ago, on New Year’s Day, a beautiful float in the Tournament of Roses parade suddenly sputtered and quit. It was out of gas. The whole parade was held up until someone could get a can of gas. The amusing thing was this float represented the
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 21, 2009
THE BEST HELP YOU CAN GET
Most of you have probably heard about the terrible bus wreck Sunday morning (July 12, 2009) involving the Youth Group from FBC in Shreveport. They were on their way to a camp in Macon, Georgia. One of the students was killed.
Today Candy G. forwarded an email from
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 28, 2009
TO BE HAD FOR THE ASKING
A few days after the Civil War had been officially ended a man was riding along a road in West Virginia. Suddenly a soldier, clad in a dirty and tattered Confederate uniform, sprang out of a thicket, seized the horses’ bridle, and with twitching face demanded, "Give me
Contributed by Dan Stires on Aug 12, 2009
Do you remember the movie called "Crocodile Dundee?" It was a good one.
Crocodile Dundee comes from the land down under. He is completely out of his realm when he came from Australia to New York City. Crocodile Dundee and his girlfriend are out for a walk at night, when all
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Aug 23, 2009
Glenys and I were only married five years and in our second church. Money was tight and our needs were overwhelming. For a variety of reasons we were down to making an important decision – give our tithe or use it to buy groceries. Our faith was simple but strong. We decided
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Sep 14, 2009
WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS
Sam Cathey became a Southern Baptist evangelist in 1967. That first year, he had to rush back from a revival, because his daughter had gone in the hospital with acute appendicitis. They thought it might be ruptured.
Sam got on a plane in Los Angeles about 2:30 in the
DAVID, JERUSALEM AND D-DAY
The 65th Anniversary of D-Day was observed June 6th. It was the largest single day amphibious invasion of all time. With nearly 200,000 troops involved; 160,000 would land on the 50 mile stretch of beaches known as Normandy.
There were many obstacles that day: the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 19, 2009
CHRIST'S PROTECTIVE ARMOR
In 1934, King Alexander of Yugoslavia landed in France for an official visit. Before he left his warship, he dressed in the full uniform of an admiral of the navy. Finding that the uniform’s tunic did not fit easily over his bulletproof vest, he took the vest off.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
WWII VET'S BLOOD SAVES GRANDMOTHER
And I think it is also what Paul was talking about in Romans 8:28 when he says, "...in all things God works for the good of those who love Him..."
Kim Huffman tells this story: World War II was over, and my father, along with thousands of others had been
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2009
Mosquito Repellent Hides a Person from the Insects Sensors
In Hebrew the word ñÈúÇø (say’-ther) literally means “a hiding place - to cover, to hide covertly or secretly”. In fact Psalm 32:7 it is translated as “hiding place” - “You are my hiding place: you will protect me from trouble and surround
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2009
GOD'S PROVISION: THE HOLY SPIRIT
Without the Holy Spirit the church could not exist. It is He who inspired the writers of Scripture, and He who dwells in every Christian, giving us life in Christ. All our efforts are dust and ashes apart from Him.
A young man asked an old rich man how he made