Contributed by Mark Brunner on May 17, 2005
“The 100% Solution!” John 14:25-27 Key verse(s) 27:“‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’”
Since the beginning of time, mankind has craved peace! When Adam and Eve came upon the body of their
Dr. Don Colbert wrote a book called Stress Less in which he tackles the problem of stress in our society. Listen to a few observations he has made as a Medical Doctor. “Did you know that 75 to 90 percent of all visits to a primary care physician’s office are related to stress disorders? That’s
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
Forgetfulness: a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 25, 2007
Years ago, there was a great preacher in our brotherhood named Owen Crouch. He was a man who had been highly regarded, but he now was retired on limited income. So he was delighted when some businessmen approached him who said wanted him to be part of their company. Because of his sterling
"An untapped aspect of powerful prayer is not so much learning how to get what I want from God; it is rather learning from God how to want what I get."
"Powerful prayer is not so much learning how to get what we want from God; it is learning from God how to want what we
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 24, 2009
SLEEPING THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXECUTION
In 1555, Nicholas Ridley was burned at the stake because of his witness for Christ. On the night before Ridley’s execution, his brother offered to remain with him in the prison chamber to be of assistance and comfort. Nicholas declined the offer and replied
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 25, 2009
Dale Carnegie’s Solution to Worry--Prayer
We can forget about what tomorrow brings - we can quit worrying - because if we love Almighty God and have faith in Him, everything will work out for our good! Down through the centuries, many who have tried Him have found that to be true!
The late great
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 29, 2009
Jonathan Edwards on Freedom of the Will
“If any think it is a more perfect definition of the Will to say that it is that by which the soul either chooses or refuses, I am content with it; though I think it enough to say, it is that by which the soul chooses: for in every act of will whatsoever, the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 12, 2010
HANGING ONTO THE "BOMB"
For four hours he held the cylinder, waiting for rescue or an immediate death. After digging up what appeared to be an unexploded WWI bomb, David Page held on to it, afraid that letting go would detonate the device.
While holding the bomb, the terrified 40-year-old from
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 12, 2010
MAKE YOUR HOME IN ME
If I’m not abiding in Jesus, then where is it that I abide? I once asked myself. I began to notice that when I was tired or anxious, there were certain sentences I would say in my head that led me to a familiar place. The journey to this place would often start with me walking
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2011
FALLING AFTER DARK
There is a story told about a construction worker. This construction worker was employed on a high-rise building project, which required him and others to work after dark. He was busy on the edge of one of the walls which was many stories high, when he suddenly lost his balance
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 19, 2011
VANCE HAVNER ON WORRY
Vance Havner: Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere!
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 10, 2011
FACE YOUR FEARS, DON'T RUN FROM THEM
A few years ago, a canoeing friend of mine and I went to a talk one evening at the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Center. I could hardly wait to hear the couple that was to speak. It was Verlen and Valerie Kruger. They had recently completed a 21,000 mile
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 11, 2011
In a 2006 article in Time magazine called "Why We Worry About the Things We Shouldn’t" Jeffrey Kluger, writes:
As human beings, we pride ourselves on being the only species that understands the concept of risk. Yet we have a confounding habit of worrying about mere possibilities while
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Feb 22, 2012
FOR BLESSINGS ALREADY RECEIVED
"Returning thanks for blessings already received increases our faith and enables us to approach God with new boldness and new assurance. Doubtless the reason so many have so little faith when they pray is because they take so little time to meditate upon and thank
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 27, 2012
"GOD, YOU'RE IN MY WAY."
A California pastor, Kyle Idleman, talks about his last move in his book, Not a Fan. In that move, he saved the heaviest piece of furniture for last -- the desk from his office. And as he was pushing and pulling the desk with all his might, his four-year-old son came over
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 1, 2012
WHEN PRAYER ISN’T ALL YOU NEED
Tim Hansel, Holy Sweat, 1987, Word Books Publisher, p. 63.
In my late twenties, a bunch of my friends and I decided to sail around the world. I have to admit, though, at the time I was a bit worried. I hadn’t even sailed before. I was uneasy and anxious. So I spent a
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 22, 2013
THE HUMMINGBIRD AND THE VULTURE
Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over the desert. All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet. But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for the colourful blossoms of
QUOTATIONS ON TRUTH
Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself (Augustine).
Genuine spiritual knowledge lies not in wonderful and mysterious thoughts but in actual spiritual experience through union of the believer's life with truth. When a truth is unfolded by God it most