Contributed by Jw Worcester on Feb 8, 2021
As I think of the unity of God’s Gospel to us, I’m reminded of the unity I’ve experienced over the years with other saints on short term mission trips, volunteer positions at a crisis pregnancy center and a “Rescue Mission”, Promise Keepers (Men’s nationwide Ministry), and the Urban-Suburban
Remember Humphrey the humpback whale? Humphrey became a national celebrity in 1985 when he made his way into the San Francisco Bay and headed up the Sacramento River into fresh water which, of course, could have been fatal for him. Each evening a large local television audience would tune in for
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 1, 2012
A.W. TOZER: THE POSITION OF CHRIST IN THE CHURCH
The present position of Christ in the gospel churches may be likened to that of a king in a limited constitutional monarchy. The king is in such a country no more than a traditional rallying point, a pleasant symbol of unity and loyalty much like
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 18, 2012
Can you imagine a redwood tree saying, "I’d just rather remain a little bush"? That would seem insane, right?
I want to put up on the screen some pictures of redwood trees. They are truly magnificent. My oldest daughter and her husband were married at the foot of redwood
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 6, 2011
COLOSSIAN PHILOSOPHY: "BORROWED" FEATURES
I used to collect basketball cards. This was way back in the early 90s, though I still have held on to them. Basketball cards took off well after baseball cards, and each brand over time had its own unique features. Some were UV coated, others had gold
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 23, 2011
There are two ways of handling pressure. One is illustrated by a bathysphere, the miniature submarine used to explore the ocean in places so deep that the water pressure would crush a conventional submarine like an aluminum can. Bathyspheres compensate with plate steel several
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 19, 2011
RICHARD FOSTER: TO PRAY IS TO CHANGE
Richard Foster, in his book Celebration of Discipline, says, "To pray is to change. Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us. If we are unwilling to change, we will abandon prayer as a noticeable characteristic of our lives. The closer we come to
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
Quote: Andrew Murray:
"Jesus Christ was born twice.
The birth at Bethlehem was a birth into a life of weakness.
The second time he was born from the grave – the first born
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 2, 2010
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE ON JESUS
It was Napoleon Bonaparte who wrote "Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 9, 2010
Priorities in Life and Church
Several years ago, because of all the tornados in the area, a developer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, offered an optional tornado-safe room in the new homes he was selling. Nine of the first ten buyers opted to pay the extra $2,500 for the room, which can also be used as a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 4, 2010
Are Your Life’s Priorities Reversed?
Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, used to say that the three most important things in his life were God, his family, and McDonald’s and that when he got to the office, the order was reversed. As Christians we must never reverse that order. We are an
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 1, 2010
Who Sits At The Head of the Table?
Sam Bronfman was the former CEO of the Seagram Company, one of the largest distillers of alcoholic beverages in the worlds. One day, he entered a crowded conference room. He was anxious to get on with the meeting, so he plopped down on the nearest chair. One of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 2009
A preacher extols a king instead of the King of kings
There was a preacher in 19th century Scandinavia who, in the vestry one Sunday morning, heard that the King would be present at worship. Understandably rattled he ditched his well prepared sermon and spoke on and on about the Christian virtues
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 24, 2009
DRIVING VERY FAST
In his book "Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life", Pastor Charles Swindoll tells a story about the 19th Century agnostic Thomas Huxley. Some of you might recognize the name Thomas Huxley as a man who promoted Darwinism and Humanism in his attacks on Christianity in Europe in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 24, 2009
Fritz Kreisler, World Famous Violinist, Discovers an Exquisite Violin
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) was a world-famous violinist who earned a fortune with his concerts and compositions. He generously gave most of it away. So, when he discovered an exquisite violin on one of his trips, he wasn’t able
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Evidences of Salvation
The truths relating to man’s acceptance of God’s great salvation are reflected through repentance, faith and obedience.
The apostle Paul’s prayer for the church in Colosse was, “…That [they] live a life
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2007
A. W. Tozer said, "The most important thought anyone can have is a correct
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Sep 26, 2005
A Prayer Nag! (09.28.05--Teach Me to Pray!--Colossians 1:9)
Does god ever weary of hearing our prayers? I mean, it’s the same old, same old–day in and day out. Does He really need to hear the same things over and over again?
Being a “broken record,” the one that just can’t get over the
Contributed by Steve Lucas on Jul 30, 2005
I want you to imagine a couple sitting in a coffee shop. And you are one table over. Have you ever done this? You just kind of eavesdrop. You know, those coffee shops are small enough; you can hear almost every conversation in the room. You know, just have your laptop open so they don’t know you