Contributed by Johnny Wilson on May 25, 2009
OBJECT LESSON: HOLY SPIRIT
I have a children's sermon to try to explain the Holy Spirit. It isn't original to me or to the first person I heard use it, but I think it's powerful.
I take an empty glove and tell the kids that it's a magic glove. I tell them it is amazing because it can pick
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jun 3, 2009
THE WALTER WILSON STORY
Walter Lewis Wilson was an American doctor born towards the end of the 19th century. He was a faithful Christian who often hosted visiting missionaries to his church. One visitor from France didn't mince words, asking him, "Who is the Holy Spirit to you?" Wilson's answer
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jun 3, 2009
THE HARRY WILSON STORY
When I came to faith in Jesus in 1985 the vicar at the church was another Wilson, Harry Wilson, not Harold Wilson! He told us his story of believing in Jesus, being selected for ordination training and heading off to college. Whilst at Bible College he realised that he was
Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jun 27, 2009
NO MORE RULES
More than 28 years ago, before I married Sandy, I was a lousy cook. I could maybe cook hot dogs and beans (out of a can), and those didn’t always turn out so well. That’s because I was confined to a set of instructions called a "cookbook." It was a list of rules and regulations,
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Jun 27, 2009
REVELATION AND OVALTINE
The word often translated "revelation" or as I translated it, "unveiling," could also be understood as "decoding." Ever heard of those Ovaltine Decoder Rings in the '40s? Ovaltine drink advertisements used to have a coded message on them (as did some of the Ovaltine radio
WHAT'S THAT NOISE?
I read a humorous story about a man who strolled out of a hardware store with a smile on his face and a brand-new chainsaw in his hands. He was told it could cut down five big oak trees in an hour. Twenty-four hours later, however, his smile was gone. Frustrated, he was back
Theologian J.I. Packer: "…think of it this way. It is as if the Spirit stands behind us, throwing light over our shoulder on to Jesus who stands facing us. The Spirit’s message to us is never, 'Look at me; listen to me; come to me; get to know me,' but always, 'Look at him, and see his glory;
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2009
THE PURPOSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
N T Wright, the famous New Testament scholar talks about the task of Christians in the world. He says, "Many say, 'Oh yes, the Holy Spirit came in his place to live in us.' Yes, but for what purpose? The Holy Spirit came to empower us to be God's life in the world.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2009
MARTHA BALLARD: REVOLUTIONARY HELPER
Historian Laurel Ulrich received a Pulitzer Prize for her book The Midwife's Tale. The book was based on the diary of Martha Ballard, who lived during the American Revolution. Martha was a midwife who traveled by canoe, horse, or sometimes on foot to assist
OBJECT LESSON: ENERGY DRINKS
(Show the energy drink.)This drink has energy in it, and when you drink, it is released into your body. (Take a drink of the energy drink!)
Energy drinks are soft drinks advertised as providing energy to improve physical activity of the drinker, as compared to a
Contributed by Hugh Laing on Jan 19, 2010
HOLY GHOST FIRE
This may be a cliche, but I still get a lift out of saying it... "I believe that today the world is going to hellfire because the church
Contributed by Dean Courtier on Mar 18, 2010
"Without the power of the Holy Spirit, all human efforts, methods and plans are as futile as attempting to propel a boat by puffing at
Contributed by David Ward on Apr 1, 2010
HOLY SPIRIT: OBJECT LESSON
To be filled with the Holy Spirit means that we allow him to occupy and control every area of our lives. How much of you does the Holy Spirit have?
[Produce two glasses of water and two packets of Alka-Seltzer. Open one packet and empty into one glass; drop the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2010
Jeep Gets Stuck in the Sand
There are vast numbers of people - today - who are defeated in their lives! Their conqueror may be some wrong action or some mental evil such as fear or worry! I am convinced that nobody need be defeated by anything - Jesus, the Christ, is the answer!
The story is
" It’s not about how much of the Holy Spirit we have. It’s about how much the Holy
THE SPIRIT TOLD ME TO
A young man went on a week's silent retreat. Midway through the week, in the early afternoon on the Wednesday, he was feeling hungry, and so he decided to sneak down to the shops when he thought no one was looking.
Unfortunately, as he started to go out of the gate of
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 8, 2010
SPIRIT: A LIFE CHANGING FORCE
There are those who think the Spirit is a thing. They view Him as a lifeless blob that God sets inside of us that doesn’t physically affect us during our lives.
They tend to view God’s Spirit like a coin you put in a pop machine or a candy machine. The coin goes
Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 4, 2010
O that I might the power receive
The simple life of faith to live,
A stranger by the world unknown,
To live, shut up with Christ alone!
Jesus, my real Life Thou art,
Inspire Thyself into my heart,
And fill'd with purity divine
I live, thro' endless
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jan 31, 2011
TREATING THE DISEASE, NOT THE SYMPTOMS
I know a man who has diabetes. It has gone unchecked and he has some serious problems with his feet. He is always hindered by his foot problems and he's afraid he will lose one to amputation so he has the tendency to treat the foot concerns. The problem is
Just as a sail boat needs the wind to move it forward so we need the RUACH, the breathe of God, the Holy