Tests of True Humility - this is "tricky"
1. Do you feel joy when others are honored?
2. Do you honestly and openly admit sin?
3. Do you seek truth from others regarding your weaknesses?
4. Do you accept criticism graciously?
5. Do you turn all worry, anxiety and concern over to the
A cartoon when I was a kid showed a group of aliens called Meeks who came to earth and said they only existed to serve others and wanted to give everyone the desires of their heart. The world voted to allow them to do it and everyone only had to ask and it was done. With no work to do humans
My car was due for an oil change so I drove it to the same place where I had gone for several years. After all, they knew me and I trusted them and I’ve never had a problem. A few minutes later, the car was tasting some fresh oil and I was good to go for a while!
Except—something happened in the
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
The Nature of Our Enemy
One of the foremost rules of warfare is: know your enemy. The more you know about your enemy-how he thinks, what motivates him-the better you are able to devise a means of counteracting his moves and defeating him. To overcome the enemy of our eternal spirit, the devil, the
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 13, 2019
: He’s out there, just beyond your field of vision, He’s stalking you. He’s looking for a sign of weakness, He’s ready to pounce and devour. He
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 6, 2011
VIGILANCE, WAR, AND THE PRICE OF FREEDOM
"Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom" -- a familiar saying in our country. We remember from Pearl Harbor what it's like to get caught off guard. The enemy can be so deceptive: Japan's peace envoys were seated at the negotiating table at the very
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 11, 2009
How Satan and the World are Like a Pack of Dogs
While visiting Loretta’s parents in Indiana last summer I spent each morning walking several miles. They live in the middle of farm country. The roads are straight and long with corn and bean fields lining them. There are few houses and fewer cars.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
DON’T GET TANGLED UP
A few years ago, at the 2002 Winter Olympics, there were five finalists for the Men’s 1000 Meter Speed Skating Race. During the final lap, the American and Chinese were out front with the Canadian and Korean skaters hot on their heels. Australia trailed behind obviously
Steve Atkerson states this about Water Baptism: The OT is replete with examples of ceremonial cleansings accomplished through the use of water (Nu 19:11-21; 31:21-24). Thus, the Jews were not surprised that John the Baptist used water graphically to portray repentance and forgiveness of sins (Mk
The way to stay free from sin
Is to stay committed to God
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 19, 2004
“The Cast of Your Misfortune!” 1 Peter 5: 1-10 Key verse(s): 9: “Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kin do sufferings.”
One of the loneliest times in anyone’s life is when suffering strikes and it puts you
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 31, 2002
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote this about our spiritual battle:
A man who does not understand the nature of the problem he is confronting is a man who is already doomed to failure. Christian people are like first-year college students—they think at first that every subject is quite simple, there
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 30, 2001
The devil has a plan for your life: Doubt - To make you question God’s word and His goodness; Discouragement - To make you look at your problems rather than at God; Diversion - To make the wrong things seems attractive so that you will want them more than the right things; Defeat - To make you feel
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 16, 2001
THEY DIED IN THE SERVICE
One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.
The seven-year-old had been staring at the