Contributed by Michael West on Dec 20, 2008
God wants to give you his far and beyond favor. Look for Him in everything. Seek Him. Trust Him. In every
Contributed by Tony Abram on Dec 22, 2008
The Christian walk is much like riding a bicycle; we are either moving forward or
Contributed by Tony Abram on Dec 22, 2008
The highest pinnacle of the spiritual life is not happy joy in unbroken sunshine, but absolute and undoubting trust in the love of God. A. W. Thorold
The more we depend on God, the more dependable we find he is.
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Jan 29, 2009
A pastor named Wayne Field asks a series of profound questions:
“What would happen if we applied the same standards of loyalty to our Christian activities that we expect from other areas of our lives?
If your car starts every three tries, is it reliable?
If the post carrier
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Feb 8, 2009
Miracles are beyond our ability...
"In the early 1980’s, Carol Cymbala decided to “make a little tape for the church,” and when she had trouble finding enough appropriate songs, she began writing them. Although she cannot read or write music, the Lord has given her a special gift to direct and
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Feb 19, 2009
This is a huge concept for us: loyalty. It is huge because loyalty in my opinion is narrowly practiced on our society. It is present but usually limited to loyalty to oneself. And loyalty affects a very special area of our lives: the social arena. Loyalty or lack of loyalty has a major impact upon
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 11, 2009
Several years ago I went with a group of men to an obstacle course in Northport. Some people call these a "ropes" course. The goal is for your group to move through a series of obstacles as you build trust and a spirit of teamwork. For me the most challenging obstacle is the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
SPURGEON ON TRUSTING GOD
Charles Spurgeon writes:
"There is One who cares for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and His omnipotent hand shall bring you the needed help. The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. He, if you are one of His
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
YOU CAN TRUST GOD
A Canadian pastor, in a period of great turmoil, received the faithful help of God he needed from reading about the following true incident.
In his town the local parks commission had been ordered to remove the trees from a street they were going to widen. As they were
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
THE GRAY AREA
I heard a story about a 90-year-old grandfather who was complaining to his grandson about getting old. He said, "The worst part is the diapers." He continued, "I don’t mind wearin’ them, it’s just the name I hate. Depends! If I have to wear a diaper, I don’t want there to be any
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 18, 2009
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door.
It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the
Dr A. C. Dixon: “When we rely on organization, we get what organization can do; when we rely on education, we get what education can do; when we rely on eloquence, we get what
Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009
THE DEEP ROOT EFFECT
I remember vividly a trip to a dentist for "deep root" surgery. I was told that as the nerve in my tooth was most likely dead, there was no need for an anaesthetic. I trusted the dentist as he selected which long wire to insert into my cavity to remove what ever was left
Contributed by Mark Eberly on May 12, 2009
ONE WAY TO WIN: BET IT ALL
God has the answers that we need. I often see people not trusting in God and truly seeking His face. Worshiping with others and seeking out the answers that we are looking for is often done superficially. We show up once or twice and wonder why "church" doesn't seem to
Contributed by Rhonda Feurtado on Jun 23, 2009
A pastor tells the story of visiting a refugee camp at Eglin air force base in the 1970s just after the Vietnam war where he found hundreds of refugees huddled under tents. Some were learning English, some were filling out government forms, some being taught to cook. Children were playing games. In
Contributed by Sean Harder on Jun 25, 2009
You know what it reminds me of? Remember the first Indiana Jones Movie, where for several seconds this crazy and skilled guy is threatening Indiana by whirling this sword around with incredible flash, then in an instant, Jones calmly, with mild irritation, pulls out his gun and bang its over.
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Jun 27, 2009
I want to give you a silly illustration of one way this can work. When I was a teenager and just starting to enjoy coffee, I liked to take a cup of coffee with me wherever I went. Of course, those of you who’ve seen me play softball are well aware that I have trouble walking and talking at the same
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
"BECAUSE YOU’RE MY DAD!"
Author Tim Hansel writes:
One day, while my son Zac and I were out in the country, climbing around in some cliffs, I heard a voice from above me yell, "Hey Dad! Catch me!" I turned around to see Zac joyfully jumping off a rock straight at me. He had jumped and then
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 28, 2009
“Mother, Is the Moon God’s Light?”
A mother and her little four-year-old daughter were preparing to retire for the night. The child was afraid of the night. The child was afraid of the dark, and the mother, alone with the child, felt fearful also.
When the light was out, the child caught a
Contributed by Nathan Ingram on Nov 30, 2009
SERMON VISUAL - Goliath’s Height
Measurements: Cubit approx 18”, span approx 8”… Goliath stood roughly 9’6” (NBA hoop 10’ Goliath could slam flatfooted).
I took a smiley face helium balloon and tied it to a pair of boots with a length of ribbon that put the top of the balloon at 9’6". I had