Contributed by Josh Hunt on Jun 3, 2013
A woman sees a father shopping with a fussy two-year-old in his grocery cart. “Be patient, Billy,” he whispers. “You can handle this, Billy. It’s okay, Billy.”
The woman said to him, “I don’t mean to interrupt your shopping, but I just had to tell you how wonderfully loving and patient you are
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2012
OVERCOMING EVIL WITH GOOD
Stuart Holden (1874-1934), the author of "Prevailing Intercessory Prayer", was in Egypt and met a sergeant in a Highland regiment. "How were you brought to Christ?" he asked this bright Christian.
The sergeant responded: "There was a private in the same company as
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 30, 2011
"SULLY" AND SECOND NATURE
Thursday, January 15, 2009, was another ordinary day in New York City. Or so it seemed. But by that evening people were talking of a miracle.
They may have been right. But the full explanation is, if anything, even more interesting and exciting. And it strikes just
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2011
A STUDY OF IMPATIENCE
In March of 2006, the Associated Press and Ipsos surveyed 1,003 adults concerning Americans’ attitudes and behavior regarding impatience. Some of the findings included:
• While waiting in line at an office or store, it takes an average of 17 minutes for most people to
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 24, 2011
MELT IT, DON'T HAMMER IT
Alexander Maclaren once said, "Kindness makes a person attractive. If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it."
The writer from the 1930’s, Somerset Maugham, had a mother who was an extraordinarily beautiful woman his father was an extraordinarily ugly man.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2011
VACANT HOMES, VACANT LIVES
TIFTON, GA — The most interesting thing about Tifton is an abandoned Victorian house filled with thousands of bats. Tift County declared the once-elegant house in the town’s historic district off limits after a bat specialist said that maybe 20,000 bats had moved in,
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 Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2009
GOD'S PROVISION: THE HOLY SPIRIT
Without the Holy Spirit the church could not exist. It is He who inspired the writers of Scripture, and He who dwells in every Christian, giving us life in Christ. All our efforts are dust and ashes apart from Him.
A young man asked an old rich man how he made
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2009
D.L. Moody Illustrates How to Grow Spiritually
In one of his meetings, D.L. Moody was explaining to his audience the truth that we cannot bring about spiritual changes in our lives by our own strength. He demonstrated the principal like this: “Tell me,” he said to his audience, “how can I get the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
"WALK IN THE SPIRIT" DEFINED
For example, the students of Aristotle were known as the Peripatetics because of their habit of following the philosopher around from place to place as he dispensed his teachings. In Paul’s vocabulary, to "walk in the Spirit" or be "led by the Spirit" means to go
Contributed by John Tung on Feb 12, 2009
Why are these character traits called fruit of the spirit? Why not other food groups: like meat of the spirit or bread of the spirit or dairy of the spirit?
There are four reasons why it’s called fruit of the spirit: because fruit is healthy, sweet, living and whole.
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
The Power of a
Christ Centered Ministry
In Galatians chapter five the apostle Paul writes about the fruit that comes out of mankind. First there are those who produce fruit that comes by living according to the sinful nature and second, there is fruit that is produced as one lives under the
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Galatians 5:22 tells us that longsuffering is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word for longsuffering means, "patience, forbearing, perseverance, being constant, steadfast, and enduring." The practical application of this fruit is that God's Holy Spirit gives
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
I remember back when I was in my early 20’s I went to a Seminar where Bill Gothard said that God often works by this means: The birth of a vision; the death of a vision; the fulfillment of a vision. You see
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
Love is the key. Joy is love singing. Peace is love resting. Long-suffering is love enduring. Kindness is love’s touch. Goodness is love’s character. Faithfulness is love’s habit. Gentleness is love’s
Too many Christians are not serving. When you ask them to do something they say, "Well, uh, sorry, but that is not my spiritual gift." Trouble is they seem to think they have no spiritual gift because they say that about everything. Brethren, I tell you the truth in Christ that are no such gifts as
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 4, 2004
“Bearish Schedule--Bullish Timing!” Galatians 5: 22-24 Key verse(s): 22: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
Part of the fun of living are those times and events in our lives that happen spontaneously;
Contributed by Joel Pankow on Jun 25, 2004
In a back yard there once lived an apple tree and a thorn bush. The apple tree produced nice juicy apples that everyone liked to eat. Kids would climb up the tree and pluck the apples. Worms would eat the ones that fell on the ground. Birds would peck away at the fruit from the top. The owner
Contributed by John Harvey on Feb 12, 2004
WHAT'S GOD GOT TO DO WITH IT?
If you “Google” the word love, and you have to be very careful doing this, you will find all sorts of websites,120,000,000 to be exact. Here are some examples that you will find:
I love Dogs.com
I love Cats.com (Although this one is a plea to spay or