Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central on Jan 30, 2001
John Stott in Authentic Christianity noted: "We need to repent of the haughty way in which we sometimes stand in judgment upon Scripture and must learn to sit humbly under its judgments instead. If we come to Scripture with our minds made up, expecting to hear from it only an echo of our own
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jun 6, 2001
BIBLE STATISTICS: KJV
Number of books in the Bible: 66
Number of promises given in the Bible: 1,260
Predictions: over 8,000
Fulfilled prophecy: 3,268 verses
Unfulfilled prophecy: 3,140
Number of questions:
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 14, 2006
A group of Christians gathered in a church auditorium for an evening Bible Study. Some were talking while waiting for the study to begin. One man began to share with the leader about a church breakfast he’d attended. A well known Bible scholar had been invited to speak at the breakfast. During
The Bounty’s Bible
The English ship Bounty, commanded by Lt. William Bligh, journeyed to the South Pacific in 1787. Many signed on considering the voyage a trip to paradise. Bligh appointed a young friend, Fletcher Christian, to the post of second in command. The Bounty stayed in Tahiti for 6
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 7, 2012
"Nothing has a greater impact on spiritual growth than reflection on Scripture. If churches could do only one thing to help people at all levels of spiritual maturity grow in their relationship with Christ, their choice is clear. They would inspire, encourage, and equip their people to read the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 25, 2012
THE SECRET OF SEABISCUIT
In 1938, a year of monumental turmoil, the number one newsmaker was not Franklin Roosevelt or Adolf Hitler, in fact it wasn't even a person. It was an undersized, crook-legged racehorse owned by a bicycle repairman turned automobile magnate and trained by a virtually
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Nov 4, 2012
THE BIBLE THOROUGHLY EQUIPS
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, "All Scripture is God Breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training for righteousness, so the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." The Bible is the Word of God and is useful for thoroughly
In his awesome book, Selling Jesus, by Douglas D. Webster, the author gives an incredible quote about the lack of spiritual discernment in American church growth and marketing today:
"American Christianity is increasingly tolerant of any and all methods, as long as they bring NUMERICAL results.
THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY HANDBOOK.......AMAZING!
These words were printed in the first Harvard University handbook!
"Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John
Some people come to the Bible or to any work of great literature without the capacity to understand what is in it. They are like a person who comes to a well for a drink of water, only to find that there is no bucket to draw the water out of the well. When people say, "I don’t get anything out
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
Ravi Zacharias tells of ministering in Vietnam in 1971, and one of his interpreters was Hien Pham, an energetic young Christian. He had worked as a translator with the American forces, and was of immense help both to them and to missionaries such as myself. Hien and I traveled the length of the
WHAT DID JESUS BELIEVE ABOUT THE SCRIPTURE?
The Scripture is without error (John 17:17).
The Scripture is historically reliable (Jonah – Matthew 12:40).
The Scripture is God’s authority over Satan (Matt. 4:1-11).
The Scripture is accurate according to Creation (Matt. 19:4).
The Scripture is
Contributed by Nicki Imperato on Feb 3, 2020
If there was someone at your job whom you’ve never spoken to before, how would you go about getting to know them? Would you pounder in your heart what their name is, or if they had any kids, or if they ever went to college? If you did that you would soon realize just how wrong your assumptions are
Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Feb 23, 2020
Consider Bill, who was just a young man at the time. He had tried preaching, but didn’t always feel the power of God or see any results. One of his contemporaries, Charles Templeton, got into academia and started to believe scripture as flawed and outdated. Bill wondered about all of this. A
Any believer can be a “man of God”
Text: 2 Tim 3:17 That the man of God (any believer in Jesus!) may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Thoughts: Only a few people were ever called a “man of God” in the Bible. Some were never known; at least four were never named, and one,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
The late great United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, Mr. Justice Thomas Campbell Clark (1899 - 1977), in the case of Abington vs. Schempp, wrote: "...it might well be said that one’s education is not complete without a study of comparative religion or the history of religion and its
Contributed by Billy Nale on Oct 19, 2009
GENERATIONS AND THE BIBLE
A new research report from the Barna Group examines recent nationwide studies on how different generations of American adults view and use the Bible. For the purposes of this research, the Mosaic generation refers to adults who are currently ages 18 to 25; Busters are
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 21, 2009
THE WORD OF GOD--THE OWNER'S MANUAL
As a kid, I remember a very popular game. Simon Says. Usually played at school or parties, several of us would do whatever "Simon" told us to do, as long as it was preceded by the phrase: "Simon Says".
It seems to me that we have become a society of "Simon
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 18, 2010
THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE
Wayne Grudem summarizes this conclusion: "The sufficiency of Scripture means that Scripture contained all the words of God he intended his people to have at each stage of redemptive history, and that it now contains all the words of God we need for salvation,