In this society of today people are fearful of a lot of things. We are afraid to shake each other’s hands. Our cars, homes and work places are filled with sanitizing lotions of all brands. We are afraid to eat certain foods at certain times of the year according to what the trend is at the time. We
Contributed by Kayode Omotoso on Jul 7, 2014
There are God-given keys for success in ministry, employing science, philosophy or marketing principles is pure aberration.
1. Courage, strength of character and addiction to the word of God. Josh1:4-10.
2. Vision and patience. Hab2:2-3.
3. Willingness and selflessness. 1Pet5:1-4.
Contributed by Hal Seed on Nov 9, 2012
BIBLE READERS CHANGE THE WORLD
If you’ve read anything by Charles Dickens, you know how terrible conditions were in 18th century England. There were no child labor laws, so children as young as age four were put to work up to 12 hours a day in dangerous factories and sent into the corners of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 12, 2009
AS LONG AS GOD IS AWAKE
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 glimpse of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
During his years as premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Kruschev denounced many of the policies and atrocities of Joseph Stalin. In the midst of his speech a heckler shouted "You were one of his colleagues why didn’t you stop him?"
Kruschev screamed, "Who said that?" There
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
REMEMBER THE THREE RULES
Do you remember learning to ride a bicycle? Did your bike have training wheels? Did someone run along beside you to get you going?
One of the great challenges of youth, after learning to walk, is learning to ride a bicycle. It requires balance and a sense of self
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.
Contributed by Hal Seed on Jul 27, 2007
Maybe the most famous of all the unexpected heroes of 911 was a 32 year old Oracle salesmen named Todd Beamer, the determined Christian on flight 93 who called up the GTE operator to find out what was happening, prayed the Lord’s Prayer with her over the phone, added, “Jesus, help me,” then said,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Six essential qualities that are the key to success: sincerity, personal integrity,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Church Tech: 9 out of 10 Protestant pastors have Internet access, and about half of all Protestant churches maintain a church Web site, according to a recent Ellison Research study. While 90% of ministers are online, only a third of those use a content filter on their church office computer. 88%
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 21, 2005
“Walter Cronkite or God?” Joshua 1:1-9 Key verse(s): 5:“No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Why is the world such a fearful place? It seems these days people are afraid of
Contributed by Amanda Wilson on May 6, 2004
Henri Nouwen was also a person whose heart was to serve the Lord. And as a world-renown Catholic educator and teacher he had a great deal of success in encouraging others in their faith. Yet one day, God asked him to leave that and become a house parent in the Le Arche community, an organization
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 8, 2001
As we begin this new series on the Bible I thought I’d share some Biblical Bloopers with you. These are s-lightly skewed scriptural insights from children of Christian and Jewish faiths:
- In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the world, so he took
Adoniram Judson was a great missionary. He once said about serving God, and success:
"There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If