Contributed by Shawn Drake on Mar 20, 2021
I was thinking about my niece who just got her 1st car. While my memory may be deteriorating, I remember how awesome it was to have my 1st car. While I loved that old car, it gave me an attitude that got me in trouble more than once. I began to think that I was grown, and I could do whatever I
Contributed by Tim Smith on May 28, 2015
Craig von Buseck tells of serving as an associate pastor in Pennsylvania. After more than five years on staff, he began sensing that the Lord wanted him to leave this church to complete his ministry training. Relations were beginning to become strained between himself and the senior pastor. While
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 Sermon Central on Aug 22, 2011
THE EEYORE SYNDROME
In the past I have spoken of what I call, "The Eeyore Syndrome"--these are Christians who walk around acting like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. They choose to look at the gloomy side of life. Their eyes are cast down, their countenance is cheerless, and they have no enthusiasm
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Bryan Mcnair on Jun 7, 2005
One day, while my family was shopping at Lowes Home Improvement store, I was showing my little girl, Lauren, some of the large area rugs rolled up on the floor. I told her that we needed one that could fit perfectly in our living room. As we looked at different styles and colors, I came upon one
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 Terry Cavanaugh on Mar 20, 2002
DO YOU KNOW CHRIST?
Billy Graham said in his message “Saved or Lost” in Texas in 1965. “..one of the fruits of the Spirit is joy. You might not be able to work up joy yourself, but God the Holy Spirit living inside of you can produce this joy supernaturally, and a Christian is to have joy.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 1, 2002
I Can’t Remember
A few years ago, rumors spread that a certain Catholic woman was having visions of Jesus. The archbishop decided to check her out.
’Is it true, m’am, that you have visions of Jesus?’ asked the cleric.
’Yes,’ the woman replied.
’Well, the next time you have a vision, I
Contributed by Edward Frey on Jul 18, 2001
This single fruit of the Spirit is quite dynamic. It has many dimensions to it: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. It’s as if this single fruit has multiple flavors. I’m reminded of the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. There
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Apr 4, 2001
A THIRD GRADERS EXPLANATION OF GOD
Written by Danny Dutton, age 8, from Chula Vista, California, for his third grade homework assignment to "Explain God."
One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die so there will be enough people to take care of things on