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  • John Stott In Authentic Christianity Noted: "We ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 30, 2001
    based on 180 ratings

    John Stott in Authentic Christianity noted: "We need to repent of the haughty way in which we sometimes stand in judgment upon Scripture and must learn to sit humbly under its judgments instead. If we come to Scripture with our minds made up, expecting to hear from it only an echo of our own ...read more

  • You've Heard The Term "On The Bubble." It Refers ...

    Contributed by Todd Catteau on Dec 18, 2008

    You’ve heard the term “on the bubble.” It refers to a team that may or may not be eligible for a tournament. So many times we feel as if we’re on the bubble. We’re not. We’re in! A lot of controversy lately about College Football – the BCS. Now you Oklahoma fans have no problem with it. ...read more

  • A Few Years Ago, When The New Volkswagen Beetle ...

    Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Jan 28, 2009

    A few years ago, when the new Volkswagen Beetle was introduced, one feature that received lots of attention was the claim to be burglarproof. Volkswagen bragged there was no way anybody could steal their car. To demonstrate their point, VW hired a highly skilled burglar and called a news ...read more

  • Use Money Visually During This Illustration. The ...

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 17, 2009

    Use money visually during this illustration. The Barna Research Group asked Americans about the importance of religion. The results say something significant about where people find security. Here is how many people of various income brackets answered “yes” to the question, “Is religion very ...read more

  • Leaning On The Everlasting ...

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 21, 2009

    Leaning on the Everlasting Arms What a fellowship, what a joy divine, Leaning on the everlasting arms; What a blessedness, what a peace is mine, Leaning on the everlasting arms. O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way, Leaning on the everlasting arms; O how bright the path grows ...read more

  • As D. L. Moody Was Nearing Death, He Told A ...

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 23, 2009

    As D. L. Moody was nearing death, he told a friend, "Someday you will read that D. L. Moody is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone higher. .. . I was born in the flesh in 1837; I was born of the Spirit in 1856; That which ...read more

  • Security In ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009

    SECURITY IN GOD In a sermon, Juan Carlos Ortiz spoke of a conversation with a circus trapeze artist. The performer admitted the net underneath was there to keep them from breaking their necks, but added, "The net also keeps us from falling. Imagine if there was no net. We would be so nervous ...read more

  • Sheep Need Fresh Pasture And Water Daily And In ...

    Contributed by Tyler Edwards on May 26, 2009

    Sheep need fresh pasture and water daily and in the desserts of Palestine that can be no easy task. A shepherd will search for water sometimes for hours every day. He carries a pail with him that he will fill over and over again for any sheep who cannot access the water. A shepherd will lead his ...read more

  • Security

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jun 28, 2009

    SECURITY Consider this story in relying upon God: The 3-year-old felt secure in his father’s arms as Dad stood in the middle of the pool. But Dad, for fun, began walking slowly toward the deep end, gently chanting, “Deeper and deeper and deeper,” as the water rose higher and higher on the child. ...read more

  • Vesuvius: Check The Map

    Contributed by Rob O'neal on Jul 7, 2009

    VESUVIUS: CHECK THE MAP The people of the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum lived at the bottom of a mountain. They loved the mountain, because they believed it was a place where gods dwelt. The land was fertile, and the harbor was good, so the city prospered and grew. Then in 62 and 63 AD, ...read more

  • Trapeze Faith

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 8, 2009

    TRAPEZE FAITH Church growth writer Dr. Win Arn told of an experience he had: "’Jump . . . go ahead . . . jump!’ The words flew upward from boys and girls some sixty feet below. High above, I clutched the bar of a trapeze swinging back and forth in great arcs. At the apex of each swing, an ...read more

  • No More Fear Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009

    NO MORE FEAR OF FALLING At the time it was completed in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world. During the first phase of the project, 23 men fell to their death. There were very few safety devices, and things seemed to be going from bad to worse. So when ...read more

  • All I Need To ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009

    ALL I NEED TO KNOW A Sunday school teacher gave his class an assignment to learn the 23rd Psalm by next Sunday, because each was going to recite it to the whole church. A little boy named Bobby, just couldn’t get it all in his head, he struggled all week long. Finally Sunday comes and the ...read more

  • Letting The Light Shine ...

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Aug 15, 2009

    “Letting the Light Shine Through” A small child was taken to a cathedral. She sat watching the sunshine through the windows. She asked her mother, “What are these people on the windows?” “They are saints,” was the answer. Then the child said, ‘Now I know what saints ...read more

  • Little Things - Big Blessings  PRO

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 5, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    LITTLE THINGS - BIG BLESSINGS When we lived in Houston, Texas, our oldest Spencer was born. Spencer was placed in one of the vast Texas-sized nurseries at this hospital. There in that nursery, I met a group of volunteers who were all from a nearby church. The job of these volunteers in the ...read more

  • Unexpected Guests Were On The Way, And My ...

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 16, 2009

    Unexpected guests were on the way, and my mother, an impeccable housekeeper, rushed around straightening up. She put my father and brother to work cleaning the guest bathroom. Later, when she went to inspect it, she was surprised that the once-cluttered room had been tidied up so quickly. Then she ...read more

  • Blind Man Rows On River Using A Bell As Reference ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 24, 2009

    Blind Man Rows On River Using A Bell As Reference Point--From "To Catch An Angel" the Autobiography of Robert Russell (From The Preacher’s Commentary) “I recently heard the story of another commuter, a traveler of sorts. To Catch an Angel, by Robert Russell, is the autobiography of a young blind ...read more

  • The Box ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010

    The Box Boy My third job as a teenager (the one right before I went into the Air Force), was as a box boy for McCoy’s Markets, in hyderabad, andhra predesh. One of the other box boys was named David, and I remember him well. We nodded and said "Hi" to each other, as guys do, and that was pretty ...read more

  • Equal Rights, Same ...

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Feb 23, 2010

    EQUAL RIGHTS, SAME PRIVILEGES A pilot frequently flew his small private plane in and out of Toronto International Airport. A pastor friend asked him if he ever encountered problems taking off and landing a small craft at an airport that was dominated by so many large jets. He said, "My plane ...read more

  • You Have A God Who Hears You, The Power ...

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Feb 25, 2010

    “You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner, and an anchor for every storm. You have everything you need. And who ...read more