Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 25, 2019
Kenosis: “The term kenosis comes from the Greek word for the doctrine of Christ’s self-emptying in His incarnation. The kenosis was a self-renunciation, not an emptying Himself of deity nor an exchange of deity for humanity. Philippians 2:7 tells us that Jesus “emptied Himself, taking the form of a
Psychologists have a test for selfishness – it's called the narcissism test – they read people statements like these:
“I like to be the center of attention”
“I show off if I get the chance because I’m extraordinary”
“Somebody should write a
JESUS, BUDDHA AND MOHAMMED
"Buddha never claimed to be God.
Moses never claimed to be Jehovah.
Mohammed never claimed to be Allah.
Yet Jesus Christ claimed to be the true and living God.
Buddha simply said, ’I am a teacher in search of the truth.’
Jesus said, ’I am the Truth.’
TEARING DOWN THE NAME OF JESUS
When I was in college at Dallas Baptist University, I drove through Dallas on the way to my classes. I would always see a huge sign of a dynamic church in the area that said, "Lifting Up the Name of Jesus!" It was very impressive.
One day while I was driving
WHEN ONE IS THREATENED
A Mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a Mouse-Trap Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning. "There is a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 8, 2011
WYNTON MARSALIS: SOMEONE TO PLAY WITH
People are preoccupied with their own thoughts and interests. When we show interest and concern for another person’s interest or concern, it meets a deep need. People feel cared for and valued.
Wynton Marsalis is a recognized musician. He is invited to
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 11, 2011
WHO WILL DO THE NEED-MEETING?
One preacher told of shopping at the supermarket when a lady came down the aisle heading straight for him. She screeched to a halt within a few feet of him, wagged her finger, and said, "I left your church. I left your church".
So I said, "Well, if it’s my
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 3, 2011
NO PICTURE EXISTS
On a wall near the main entrance to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, is a portrait of a man with this inscription underneath. "James Butler Bonham--no picture of him exists. This portrait is of his nephew, Major James Bonham, deceased, who greatly resembled his uncle. It is
Contributed by Billy Nale on Apr 20, 2011
QUOTATIONS ON HUMILITY
"I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 28, 2011
A BETTER PITCHER
"There's a story from the late 1800s of English evangelist Henry Moorhouse who made several trips to America to preach. On one of these occasions, he was taking a walk through a poor section of the city when he noticed a small boy coming out of a store with a pitcher of milk.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2010
GLADSTONE: RISK FOR THE GREATER VICTORY
WILLIAM GLADSTONE, a prime minister of England in the nineteenth century, one night was working late on an important speech he was to give to the House of Commons the next day. At about two o'clock in the morning a woman knocked on his door, asking the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 18, 2010
OVERCOMING EVIL WITH GOOD
Watchman Nee, the Chinese evangelist, tells this true story.
A poor, Christian Chinese farmer had rice fields high in the mountain. Every day he spent hours pumping water into the rice paddies; but when he returned to the fields the next morning, he would find that
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 22, 2009
A.W. Tozer and Andrew Murray on Humility
Humility and dying to myself are inseparable.
A.W. Tozer nailed the nail on the head, saying, “In every Christians heart there is a cross and a throne and the Christian is on the throne till he puts himself on the cross; if he refuses the cross he remains
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 6, 2009
Police Officer Saves Choking Child
Listen to the story of Les Brown, a San Diego police officer, who was driving down a new section of the interstate - Highway 5 - one day! He heard an emergency alert over his police car radio - a code blue - indicating that someone was dying! The address was
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 6, 2009
Converted Motorcycle Gang Member Volunteers to Work in Church Nursery
Volunteering - Elmer Towns tells about a member of a motorcycle gang who was converted to Jesus Christ dramatically and the first Sunday he did the only thing he knew he should do and so he went to church. Nobody in the church
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Got an Attitude??
Scripture says this about your attitude:
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in
The story is told of a man who was shipwrecked and lived most of his adult life alone on an obscure island on which no other human being had ever set foot. After many years of isolation, a ship came his way and a rescue party was sent ashore. He welcomed them, of course, then proceeded to show them
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
When I graduated high school, I was like most boys. I knew everything. I was going to get a job and get rich by the end of the year. I was going to be my own man and live life the way I wanted to.
My father was retired from the Air Force. When I got ready to join the Navy, he sat me down and