Contributed by Dave Kinney on Apr 27, 2008
3 TRUTHS ABOUT PASSION
• Nothing significant is ever done in life without passion.
• Most winners in life are just ex-losers who finally got passionate.
• The worst
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 23, 2008
What we see urged in the NT is zeal, which is not quite the same as the fad word "passion" (which implies the necessity of emotional exuberance and is emotionally driven) or "urgency" (which implies a desperate God and is usually guilt driven). Zeal is a spiritually driven energy grounded in a
Contributed by Curtis Rowe on Aug 4, 2008
Every believer is impacting the spiritual vigor of those around him! Gordon McDonald gave the following list...
• Igniter- The Holy Spirit is the Creator of authentic spiritual energy! Do you provoke others? “I’ll paddle!”
• Sharer- “… that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith
Contributed by Timothy Craver on Aug 11, 2008
A circuit-riding preacher entered one church building with his young son, and dropped a coin into the offering box in the back. Not many came that Sunday, and those who did didn't seem too excited about what was said. After the service, the preacher and son walked to the back, and he emptied the
Contributed by Robert Joseph on Sep 10, 2008
Thomas Costain’s history, The Three Edwards, describes the life of Raynald III, a fourteenth century duke in what is now Belgium.
Grossly overweight, Raynald was often called by his Latin nickname, Crassus, which means “fat.”
After a violent quarrel, Raynald’s younger brother
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Oct 11, 2008
Onward Christian Soldier
It was 1854. Pastor Dudley Tyng was voted as the new pastor of a Philadelphia church at only 29 years old. At first the work went well until he started to preach against the sin of slavery – at that point to church did not want to make anyone mad so they told him to shut
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2008
Passion for God
A. W. Tozer said, “God dwells in a state of perpetual enthusiasm. He is delighted with all that is good and lovingly concerned about all that is wrong. He pursues His labors always in a fullness of holy zeal. No wonder the Spirit came at Pentecost as a sound of a rushing mighty
Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Dec 6, 2008
I don’t know about you but I was here at 9:30 this morning and when I came to open the door I didn’t see a line of people waiting outside for me to open the door so they could come into God’s house and worship. A when we gathered to study God’s word there were less than ___ in Sunday School class.
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Dec 30, 2008
THE LIFE OF THE EARLY CHURCH DIDN’T SPRING UP FROM THE BOTTOM UP, NOR FROM THE TOP DOWN. PAUL SCANLON WRITES OF MEETING A BAPTIST PASTOR WHO FOR TWENTY YEARS HAD BEEN IN MINISTRY AT THE SAME CHURCH. HE AND HIS WIFE HAD A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN AND FINISHED UP VERY ILL ON MEDICATION. I WAS SPEAKING TO
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 30, 2009
When we are no longer alert as God’s watchmen, we have a tendency to be insensitive to all the dangers around us.
I can’t help but be reminded of a frightening experience we had when my eldest son was working the late shift at a bakery. He came home dead tired one night and I was already asleep.
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 30, 2009
It’s sort of like the fable that evangelist D. L. Moody used to tell. It seems there were two eagles. One of the eagles won every race and the other eagle was jealous. One day, the jealous eagle overheard a hunter say, “I’d bring down that eagle if I had decent fletching on my arrows.” The eagle
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 30, 2009
Yet it is so difficult to convince others to take that course, even when they see it. The problem is that only God can give the appetite for the Scriptures that brings such great spiritual nutrition. The natural man is like a dying cancer patient to whom food has become detestable. The
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
A bee’s stinger is 1/16th of an inch long...the rest of what you feel is enthusiasm!
Here’s an illustration of a man with too much enthusiasm: The storekeeper had only one fish left in his icy barrel. A lady asked for a big fish, and he reached in and showed it to her. She
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
REVIVALS ARE BORN AFTER MIDNIGHT
A. W. Tozer: "There is considerable truth in the idea that revivals are born after midnight, for revivals (or any other spiritual gifts and graces) come only to those who want them badly enough. It may be said without qualification that every man is as holy and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
YOUR GOD IS TOO SAFE
The words that Mark Buchanan wrote of his own experience in his book entitled "Your God Is Too Safe." He wrote that when he was saved, "I hit the ground running. Immediately, I volunteered for everything, anything, that I felt vaguely interested in and marginally qualified
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jun 10, 2009
John Newton, the writer of Amazing Grace, said –
"What will it profit a man if he gains his cause, and silences his adversary, if at the same time he loses that humble, tender frame of spirit in which the Lord
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jul 8, 2009
Blake Griffin is the number one 2009 NBA draft pick for the Los Angeles Clippers. He is 6’10” and dominated college basketball playing for Oklahoma. After he was drafted, he called the Clippers general manager on a Saturday morning to open the gym so he could work out. Being a millionaire and
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Aug 18, 2009
“I don’t want to go through the motions
I don’t want to go one more day
Without your all consuming passion inside of me
I don’t want to spend my whole life asking
What if I had given
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 1, 2009
Lou Gehrig was such a clumsy ball player that the boys in his neighborhood would not let him play on their team. But he was committed. He did not give up. Eventually, his name was entered into baseball’s Hall of Fame.
Woodrow Wilson could not read until he was ten years old. But he was a