Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
David Emory tells the story of baptizing a young father who had a 7 year old and 5 year old. They were close friends of his family and had never been a part of a church. But one Sunday, they came to worship, he gave his life to Christ and was baptized. At the end of the service, after everyone else
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 26, 2012
"SO WHAT?" SOCIETY
When I talk about this it might seem rather funny to you or odd, because people don’t worry or care about such things today. Recent surveys in 2011 sum it up pretty well.
• 44% told the 2011 Baylor University Religion Survey they spend no time seeking "eternal wisdom," and 19%
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2011
THE LOST CAMPER: MAKING YOURSELF AVAILABLE
One of my favorite sayings: "God doesn't want your capability. He only wants your availability. If you'll give Him your availability, He'll provide the capability." Availability is when you make yourself accessible for utilization. Availability is what
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2011
WARREN WIERSBE ON TRUE WORSHIP
Warren Wiersbe, in his book on True Worship, says, "We must beware of trying to get chummy with God. I know the apostle John leaned on the bosom of Jesus in the Upper Room; but he fell at the feet of Jesus when he beheld Him in His sovereign glory (Revelation
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009
Donald Grey Barnhouse wrote, "95 percent of knowing the will of God consists in being willing to do it before you know what it is."
(From a sermon by
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
DON’T BE CHEAP WITH THE SEED
In Canada, a believer operated a large grain farm. His spread included some twenty-five hundred acres. When asked how he planted the seed, he reached in a bin and pulled out an ear of corn. Then he proceeded to pop out the kernels one by one as he walked along,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
My friend, I stand in judgment now.
And I feel that you are to blame somehow.
On earth I walked with you day by day.
But never did you point the way.
You knew the Lord, In His truth and His glory.
But never did you share the story!
My knowledge then was very dim.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
DEDICATED RECRUITS ONLY
Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian military leader called "The Hero of the Two Worlds" had an incredibly committed volunteer army. He would appeal for recruits in these terms: “I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor provisions; I offer hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles
Contributed by Tim Patrick on Apr 28, 2008
BARING MY SOUL
When we carried our son and daughter-in-law to the airport in Birmingham, as they left to go overseas, I cried. I had told myself not to cry. Get this picture. My oldest son felt led of God to spend his life serving in southeast Asia. He was about to leave. I knew that for the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Wonder is the attitude of reverence for the infinite values and meaning of life, and of marveling over
Contributed by Nathan Parker on Mar 10, 2007
Life Examples: Isaiah: A Life-Changing Encounter (Isaiah 6:1-7)
Isaiah’s whole life changed when he saw the majestic Lord seated on His heavenly throne. His awesome vision of God pierced him to cry out, "I am a man of unclean lips...For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts" (Isaiah
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Dec 29, 2004
Once, I took the kids up to the cabin without Pam. The cabin is a rustic place with no running water, no electricity, but plenty of space for the kids to run and play. On the day that we were to come back home, I got them dressed in the morning, packed up the van, and loaded them in. I took a
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Nov 8, 2004
This past Thursday, I had the opportunity to ride with 2 deputies in the Oviedo area. That night, I rode with a deputy as he patrolled his area and one of the things we did was drive around behind many of the stores and shopping centers to make sure there were no problems there. Of the patrol
Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Dec 28, 2002
Several years ago a Washington, D.C. TV reporter who was working on an assignment called“The Spirit of Christmas,” telephoned the British Embassy and asked to speak to the British ambassador.
“Ambassador,” the reporter said, “you have been very kind to us through the year and we would like to
Contributed by Bruce Smith on Jul 12, 2002
Christian workers and volunteers sometimes make the mistake of thinking their work is so important that they are justified in ignoring their families. Spiritual leadership, however, must begin at home. If a man is not willing to care
Contributed by Richard Jones on Nov 3, 2000
An old American Indian tale recounts the story of a chief who was telling a gathering of young braves about the struggle within. "It is like two dogs fighting inside of us," the chief told them. "There is one good dog who wants to do the right and the other dog always wants to do the wrong.