Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Apr 16, 2020
When you get saved later in life like I did (I was 36), your spirit gets recreated, you’re all in on this salvation deal, but your flesh is still out there in the world, and it don’t know yet the program has changed.
It’s like when you go on a diet. You stop eating all the ice cream, and donuts
Contributed by Sunitha Justin on Dec 30, 2018
Once a man died & went to the gates of heaven. AS he was about to enter in to heaven, Peter stands by the gates and refuses to let him in. Peter says.. tell me why I should let you into heaven. You list out your reasons. I will score you. And If you score 100 points, then I will let you in.
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Aug 15, 2018
I live in Arkansas. I LOVE when autumn comes and fall leaves drift down on autumn breezes. But in Arkansas, you have to be careful about those leaves on the ground because some of them conceal SERPENTS.
There are lots of Copperhead Snakes here. Copperheads are venomous Pit Vipers that strike you
Main Idea: Putting your faith in Jesus is like sitting in a chair.
Verse: “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV).
Illustration: (Point to a chair) Do you
Main Idea: If you pay for a free gift, it is no longer free.
Verse: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV).
Illustration: Once there was a husband who gave a beautiful
Main Idea: Putting your faith in Jesus is more than just believing Jesus once lived.
Verse: “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!” (James 2:19 NLJV)
Illustration: Have you ever heard of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln? They were both
Main Idea: To be saved, you must let go of what you are trusting in and grab onto Jesus.
Verse: “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household” (Acts 16:30-31 NKJV).
Illustration: One time there was a man
Main Idea: God is perfect and He cannot tolerate any sin in His presence.
Verse: “As for God, His way is perfect” (Psalms 18:30 NKJV).
Illustration: Once there was a famous conductor who was asked to direct a world class orchestra. He chose a famous piece of music and the orchestra gathered
Main Idea: Explains why believers in Christ are called Christians.
Verse: “the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch” (Acts 11:26 NKJV).
One day a man carrying bananas walked by a house in Central America. A woman cried out, “Hey, banana man!” His name is not banana man. Why
Main Idea: The word “reconciliation” in the Biblical context means “bringing God and man together.”
Verse: “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18 NKJV).
Illustration: The preacher
Main Idea: When Jesus died on the cross, He took the punishment we deserve.
Key Verses: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through
Main Idea: You cannot pull yourself out of sin.
Verse: “…no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law…” (Romans 3:20 NIV).
Illustration: A little monkey fell in the quicksand. As he was sinking into the sand, a monkey on the bank started giving him advice. He
Main Idea: When a person is caught sinning, he or she often tries to make an excuse, but the reality is that no excuse can justify a person’s sin.
Verse: “Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate” (Genesis 3:12 NKJV).
One day my wife
Main Idea: Everyone has sinned and done things that are wrong.
Verse: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8 NKJV).
Illustration: When I was a child, my mother baked some cookies. The house smelled so good and I wanted one of the
Main Idea: Jesus took our place of punishment.
Verse: “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Illustration: One time there were two brothers. One brother murdered a man and came home with blood all over his clothes.
Main Idea: Jesus is the only one way to heaven.
Verse: Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6 NKJV).
Illustration: I once heard someone say, “All religions ultimately lead to God.” But, think about this question
Main Idea: Jesus was a baby that changed the whole world.
Verse: “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman…” (Galatians 4:4 NKJV).
Illustration: Once upon a time there was a village. In the village there lived many men. They were always mad at each
Main Idea: God the Father sacrificed His only Son so that we could live.
Verse: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV).
Illustration: Once there was a train engineer who had
Main Idea: In order to be saved, we need to put our faith in Jesus Christ.
Verse: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV).
Illustration: Once there was
Main Idea: No matter how many good things you have done, one sin is enough to send you to hell.
Verses: “There is none who does good, no, not one” (Romans 3:12 NKJV).
“For the greatness of your iniquity Your skirts have been uncovered, Your heels made bare. Can the Ethiopian change his skin