Contributed by Doug Fannon on Oct 26, 2020
Many years ago when I was in Army basic training, I spent many hours on the rifle range. Not just an afternoon on the range like many of you who experience Air Force Basic Training. I spent quite literally two-thirds of my training time on the rifle range. I was issued an M-16 assault rifle for
WHEN MY OWN THINKING AND MY OWN WORDS SABOTAGE MY LIFE AND MY FAMILY.
There was this woman that went to the Old Wise Man in the community to seek advice about her future. She approached the wise man to seek answers about her life... She asked him: SIR, WHAT WILL MY FUTURE HOLD?
The wise man
PRAYING THE ARMOR OF GOD
This is a prayer I shared with our congregation after teaching a series on Spiritual Warfare based upon an exposition of Ephesians 6:10-18.
"Good morning, Lord. It’s going to be a great day because I am preparing to win spiritual battles for Your glory and
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
My life fell apart in the summer of ‘68. One minute I was the happiest man in the world then wham! It was all over. My countenance changed from a look of total contentment into one filled with agony and anguish. Here I was living in total rapture, married to the woman of my dreams. It’s hard
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 7, 2019
The enemy leader is in his command center discussing his battle strategy with those under his command.
The enemy is very upset about the latest move by the rebellion forces. They have been attacking in vital areas. Never before in this struggle has the rebellion force (the C) had this much
Contributed by Alexier Mayes on Aug 22, 2015
In the 1995 movie ’The Usual Suspects’ the character Verbal utters these thoughtful words ’ The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the
Contributed by Paul Steen on Jul 12, 2014
When I was a kid, we rode our bikes down the sidewalks and in the streets. We played baseball and football in the street. Summers were especially great because we could play ball until you couldn’t see. We rode in cars with no seat belts or car seats. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jul 28, 2011
THE WORLD RULED BY SATAN IS...
C. S. Lewis, in "Paradise Lost" (on Milton’s classic about Satan’s fall) describes the world ruled by Satan as one "not only of misery, but also ... of lies,
Contributed by Michael Walther on May 25, 2011
Ephesians 6.10-12 Especially, "schemes of the devil..."
Here Paul explains the realities of evil in this world. How different this is from popular ideas about evil. There is a comical view of evil -- the character who wears a red suit and carries a pitch fork. Then there is the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 27, 2011
BULLET-PROOF VEST OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Terry Schafer, a young wife, lived with her husband in the small city of Moline, Illinois. She had a special gift she wanted to give to her husband for Christmas but was afraid that they would not be able to afford it. She started shopping for it in September,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 9, 2010
SWITCHING OFF THE MESSAGE
The Word will protect us. No soldier is going to go to battle without his armor and his weapons. Yet many Christians today rarely even pick up their bible.
A former park ranger at Yellowstone National Park tells the story of a ranger leading a group of hikers to a
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
A Nation of Bible Illiterates
George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here’s what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. These are Christians.
• 48% could not name the four Gospels.
• 52% cannot identify more
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 29, 2009
How Linus Deals With Problems: Run away
Remember the cartoon series, Peanuts? In one of the scenes, Linus and Charlie Brown are walking along and chatting with one another. Linus says, “I don’t like to face problems head on. I think the best way to solve problems is to avoid them. In fact, this is
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 26, 2009
Battle Dress for Spiritual Warfare
Marine recruits were each issued a service bag filled with clothing, in addition to a rifle, a cartridge belt, a bayonet, and a heavy steel helmet. Since those just arriving on base did not know how to care for themselves, recruits were also issued basic supplies
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 26, 2009
From John Gillmartin--Somehow, the young man found himself standing directly in the path of an oncoming car. The driver hit her brakes. Before either of them could do anything it seemed the 10 year old was shoulder deep in the windshield of the automobile.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
STORY: Saint Peter was at the gates of Heaven interviewing a man. He said, “You haven’t done anything bad, but you haven’t anything good either. If you tell me just one good thing that you’ve done, I’ll let you in.”
“Well, the man replied, “I was traveling on the road when I saw a group of thugs
The way to stay free from sin
Is to stay committed to God
Have you ever heard the story of DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA? Don Quixote was called the KNIGHT OF THE SORROWFUL COUNTENANCE!
Don Quixote was a knight, he had a horse, he had full armor, and knew important people. Don seemed to have some mental problems.
Don decided to go to battle, he grabbed his
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 9, 2005
Widow-Makers! (11.11.05--Christian Soldiers!--Ephesians 6:16-17)
Beech trees tend to bend and grow at odd angles. When it comes to felling one, you have to do a bit more than simply cutting it down. First you need to determine which way the tree is leaning. Then you need to size-up the other
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 3, 2005
Coil And Spring! (11.07.05--Christian Soldiers!--Ephesians 6:10-17)
As I walked with her this morning in the dim morning light, she trotted obediently at my side. There was no pulling on her part. She simply walked obediently at heel anticipating each new smell that wafted through the nearby