Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Abundance isn't God's provision for me to live in luxury, but his provision
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 8, 2007
[The Point: The best way to work on a marriage is to work on yourself.]
On their first visit to a marriage counselor, a couple kept blaming the other person for the troubled relationship.
So, to help them focus on their own flaws, the counselor asked each of them, "What have you personally
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 28, 2004
Effects of Sin
How does a worm get inside an apple? Perhaps you think the worm burrows in from the outside. No, scientists have discovered that the worm comes from inside. But how does he get in there? Simple! An insect lays an egg in the apple blossom. Sometime later, the worm hatches in the
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jun 28, 2004
“Broken Branches!” Luke 6: 36-43 Key verse(s): 36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
Recently, one of the most severe storms in many years pounded our five little acres. It came out of the northwest embedded in dark, angry clouds. We saw it approaching in the twighlight and could
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 29, 2001
One of the powerful figures in Wall Street fell in love with an actress. For many months he was always seen escorting her about in the fashionable circles of town. Deciding to marry her, he first put a private detective to the job of looking into her former dealings and friends in order to guard
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
RESENTMENT: SWING AT EVERYTHING
One year Dave Hagler was working as an umpire in a rec-baseball league in Boulder, Colorado. Unfortunately, Dave got pulled over for speeding one day. He tried to talk the officer out of giving him a ticket. Dave asked for leniency since it could make his
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
I COULDN’T ’NOT’ FORGIVE HIM
Chris Carrier has one of the best testimonies of Christian forgiveness I have ever seen. Chris grew up in Coral Gables, Florida. He was abducted when he was just 10 years old. Chris’ kidnapper was angry with the boy’s family. He burned him with cigarettes, stabbed
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 5, 2009
Training of Arabian Horses
The gospel we as Christ-followers are called to proclaim requires that we make sacrifices and at times even suffer a bit, but because of what Christ has already done, the return on such sacrifices is enormous! God’s Kingdom is glorified and expanded!
With that in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2010
YOU WILL MEET AN OLD LADY
You are going to meet an old lady someday. Down the road ahead, 10, 20, 30 years; she’s waiting for you. You will be catching up with her. What kind of old lady are you going to meet? That is a rather significant question.
She may be a seasoned, soft, and gracious
STOP OR SLOW DOWN
Pastor John Hagee told us a story of a driver that refused to stop at a STOP sign; he was then pulled over by a cop. The cop told him that the reason he pulled him over was because he refused to stop at a STOP sign. He replied that he slowed down, the cop then explain to him
Contributed by David Tack on Aug 25, 2011
BREAD AND BUTTER
A small-town baker bought his butter from a local farmer. After weighing his butter, he concluded the farmer had been reducing the amount in the packages but charging the same. Therefore, the baker accused the farmer of fraud. In court the judge asked the farmer, "Do you have
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 21, 2012
One of the Ad Council's most effective public service commercials is the "Don't Almost Give" campaign. One ad shows a man with crutches struggling to go up a flight of steps. The narrator says, "This man almost learned to walk at a rehab center that almost got built by people who
Nowery states, "The stewardship of resources is a serious business; and God’s will is that we give it serious attention. This demands that we have the right perspective on our resources, and
LEARNING MORE? AM I GROWING?
COME AND GO WITH ME: TO COCONUT GROVE, THE YEAR IS 1942, SATURDAY NIGHT THANKSGIVING WEEKEND… Doctor VINCENT SENNA was enjoying a meal at the MELODY LOUNGE. The basement lounge was so crowded with people celebrating the holidays. DOCTOR VINCENT SENNA received and urgent
Contributed by James Snyder on Nov 2, 2019
Lately, I have been getting behind in my work schedule. Just when I think I am caught up, I discover something I had forgotten about.
If only I could forget what I forgot, I would be happy. I am pretty close to being a master at the “O, I simply forgot about that” excuse.
Getting away with it
Contributed by James Snyder on Nov 21, 2020
It was one of those weeks. It seems that every week of mine is "one of those weeks." Just when I think everything was looking fine, I discovered I was looking in the wrong direction. I should know better than thinking.
Several problems developed with my vehicle, and I had to take it to
Contributed by John Bright on Jun 1, 2021
Another basic concept – sin creates spiritual blindness. Let me illustrate with my favorite sin to talk about… GOSSIP. I’ll stop right here and make sure you know how I define gossip. Before you tell someone a story about another person (even disguised as a prayer request), it needs to pass all