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.’
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 17, 2014
M.R. DeHaan- From a beginningless eternity Jesus was the infinite Son of God, one of the three persons of the trinity, equal with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. And then when the time for the payment of redemption’s price came, Jesus left the glories of the Father’s house, laid aside the form
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 7, 2011
THE HUMILITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH
At a reception honoring musician Sir Robert Mayer on his 100th birthday, elderly British socialite Lady Diana Cooper fell into conversation with a friendly woman who seemed to know her well. Lady Diana's failing eyesight prevented her from recognizing her fellow
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 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
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 18, 2006
I read the story of a twenty-six year old school teacher who had never been married. She said that when she was a little girl her parents had divorced and her mother had gone to live in a far away state while she had stayed with her father who was a physician. She said, “I spent my whole life
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
that man was
made like God before,
But that God should
be like man
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 10, 2005
“A Path We Feared to See!” Philippians 2:5-11 Key verse(s): 8:“‘And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death--even the death of the cross.”
We love so many things in this life! Yet, there is one thing so worth loving that is seldom afforded even the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
I AM THANKFUL...
I am Thankful that we only elect presidents
once every four years.
I am Thankful that teenagers will grow up and
that one day they will have children
that will become teenagers of their own.
I am Thankful that I am not a turkey this week.
I am Thankful that the
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 21, 2004
“Your Bucket is Filled!” Philippians 2: 1-11: Key verse(s): 4 “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
(Consider Your Neighbor!)
On a recent Saturday, awakening to a beautifully sunrise and cool breezes, I lazed in bed putting tasks upon
MY DESIRE, TO BE LIKE JESUS;
MY DESIRE, TO BE LIKE HIM.
HIS SPIRIT FILL ME,
HIS LOVE O’ERWHELM ME,
IN DEED AND WORD,
TO BE LIKE HIM.”
--Lillian Plankenhorn, 1946
Is that your heart’s prayer? How can one ever be like Jesus? The secret to being
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2003
The selfless love to which God calls you and me produces a deep joy in our hearts. This joy or happiness of the Spirit has three dimensions.
Joy is the assurance of faith that we are acceptable to God and that God’s good providences are working on our behalf. This joy is an inner calm
F. B. Meyer once said, “I used to think that God’s gifts were on shelves one above the other; and that the taller we grew in Christian character, the easier we could reach them. I now find that God’s gifts are on shelves one beneath the other. It is not a question of
ON A RATHER INSIGNIFICANT SPHERE
A senior angel is showing a very young angel around the splendors of the universe. They view whirling galaxies and blazing suns, and then flit across the infinite distances of space until at last they enter one particular galaxy of 500 billion stars.