Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
They did not deny that faith was an essential part of salvation, but they added to it (works, circumcision, & other rituals). Many do the same thing today they believe salvation is by grace + …
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., was ill with a staff infection of the throat. A new medicine called
Contributed by David Haun on May 27, 2004
In a former church I served, a mother started reading the Bible to her young son. A few weeks later they were reading from the Gospel of John. When she read John 3:16, her son commented, "Oh, I know this. This is an old one..." Being familiar with a Scripture can do that to us. We can "know"
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 24, 2012
AN AUTHENTIC VOICE
The world is waiting to hear an authentic voice, a voice from God--not an echo of what others are doing and
TEXAS LONGHORN SERMON!
Being raised in Dallas, Texas.......I am very familiar with Texas and Longhorns. But, have you ever heard of the definition of a TEXAS LONGHORN sermon? If you have any pastor friends from Texas.....this one is for you!
A TEXAS LONGHORN sermon is............a
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 30, 2015
In a recent book, Presidential Praise: Our Presidents and Their Hymns authors C. Edward Spann and Michael E. Williams Sr. note that the title of President George W. Bush’s autobiography, A Charge to Keep, was drawn from Charles Wesley’s hymn.
The choice of this title is but one indication of
Contributed by Jim Butcher on Oct 16, 2018
Khris Davis is an outfielder for the Oakland Athletics in the majors.
In 2015, he batted .247 for the year.
In 2016, he batted .247 for the year.
In 2017, he batted .247 for the year.
And during the last season, in 2018, he batted . . . , you guessed it, .247 for the year.
He went 0-for-2 in
Contributed by David Parks on Aug 27, 2020
March 4, 1881 was a beautiful spring day in Washington D.C. James Garfield stood on the Capitol steps, placed a hand on the Bible, another on his heart, faced a crowd of thousands, and was sworn in as the 20th President of the United States. Like every Inauguration, it was a day ripe with
"Divine Inspiration is not asserted of the authors of Scripture but of the writings themselves. But inspiration was not mechanical. The Holy Spirit did not destroy the personality and individual characteristics of the individual writers but rather so worked through the entire being of the
The Bible Passes The Prophecy Test! There are literally thousands of prophetic predictions made in the Bible. Some of these prophecies are quite dramatic in nature. For instance, Isaiah mentions Cyrus the Persian King, by name, 125 years before he was born.
Not a single one prophecy made in the
Professor Emeritus of Science at Westmon College, Peter Stoner, has calculated the probability of one man fulfilling the major prophecies made concerning the Messiah. The estimates were worked out by twelve different classes of 600 college students.
The students carefully weighed all the factors,
The Bible is referred to in many different ways. We speak of it as God's Word, the Good Book, the Holy Scriptures, and the Sword of the Spirit. It is also known as the Book of books and the Living Word. Some call it simply THE Book, for nothing else seems necessary. It stands alone, towering
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for:
1. Doctrine—what is right
2. Reproof—what is not right
3. Correction—how to get
The Bible identifies itself through several clear metaphors and similes. These symbols serve the purpose of helping us understand what the Bible is and what it can do in our lives. Let’s examine of a few of those symbols today.
1. A Mirror - James 1:23-25 - As a mirror the Word of God perfectly
It is said that when the famous missionary, Dr. David Livingstone, started his trek across Africa he had 73 books in 3 packs, weighing 180 pounds.
After the party had gone 300 miles, Livingstone was obliged to throw away some of the books because of the fatigue of those carrying his baggage.
The story is told of a South Sea Islander who proudly displayed his Bible to a G.I. during WW II. He had received it as a present from a missionary some time before.
The soldier said, “Oh, we’ve outgrown that sort of thing like the Bible.”
The native. who had been a Cannibal before he was
A pastor entered a class as the lesson was in progress and asked, "Who broke
down the walls of Jericho?"
A lad answered, "Not me, sir." The pastor turned to the teacher and asked, "Is this the usual
behavior in this class?"
The teacher replied, "I believe
List to what great men in the past have said about the Bible.
Abraham Lincoln: "I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book."
W. E. Gladstone: "I have known ninety-five of the
Do we have any of the originals of the Bible's 66 books? NO. Not 1.
But, we do have enough pieces of the cross to build several crosses, and enough other relics to rebuild several sacred objects several times over. Get the point? Anytime something of religious significance survives the ages,
Howard Hendricks shares this insight about the value of preparing and study for sermons...
" When I was a college student—I worked in the college dining hall, and on my way to work at 5:30 am. every morning I walked past the home of one of my professors. Through a window I could see the
WHAT ARE WE PREACHING?
False teachings abound whenever people do not know the truth. Many of our churches today do not teach the truth because many pastors do not know the Bible. In our seminaries, almost 50 percent of professors now teach that there was no virgin birth of Jesus, and that story