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  • Conformity

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016

    I first noticed this in leading people to Christ. They were beautiful before they were “church broke.” Great young converts often start out as radiant Christians and end up only as carbon-copy Baptists. Great young ministers start out as adorable mavericks, but after a business meeting or two and a more

  • Mothers

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016

    To Mama and Jesus, You and He, You gave me life and He extended it. You saved me from the cold and He from sin. You taught me hope and He defended it. From you I once was born . . . from Him again. You let me skip in fields that He had made. He bid me bless the loaves you baked for me. You more

  • The Yielded Life

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 17, 2014

    ANDREW MURRAY: "God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life that more

  • The "Group-Think" Impulse  PRO

    Contributed by Robert Joseph on Jun 1, 2013
    based on 2 ratings

    THE "GROUP-THINK" IMPULSE Stand up for the truth. Romans 12:2 says, "...Do not be conformed to this world..." [NKJV] People today show a stong tendency to adjust their opinions to match those of the group. This goes a long way towards explaining why only a fraction of the educated more

  • Sins Are Habits  PRO

    Contributed by John Sattler on Feb 18, 2013
    based on 2 ratings

    SINS ARE HABITS I’m reading a book right now called "The Power of Habit" ( about how so much of our daily life is lived by habit. We have to. Our brain needs habits in order for us to be able to function. Just about everything we do is habitual. more

  • Cirrhosis Of The Giver

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Jan 23, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    CIRRHOSIS OF THE GIVER The disease cirrhosis of the giver was discovered in A.D. 34 by the husband-wife team of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1–11). It is an acute condition that renders the patient’s hands immobile when he is called on to move them in the direction of his wallet or her purse, more

  • Worship Warrior  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 17, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    WORSHIP WARRIOR I like the way songwriter and worship leader, Brian Doerksen, puts it. He says, "Becoming a worshipper means becoming a warrior... And by toning that down...we have sent men and women away from the church in droves. It's time to call them back," Doerksen says, "as worshiping more

  • The World's Accent  PRO

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 22, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    THE WORLD'S ACCENT When I was a boy, my Arkansas cousins moved to California for two years. When they moved back, they talked funny. Just living in California for two years influenced how they said "You guys" and how often they said it. I prefer "Y'all" to "You guys" any day. My cousins promised more

  • Americans: Flabby Faith  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 16, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    AMERICANS: FLABBY FAITH A dozen or so years ago, a Romanian pastor came to visit the church I belonged to. He had gotten to know my pastor, John Vawter, who had been involved in a Bible-smuggling ministry when the Iron Curtain was still up. John asked him what he thought of our country, and of more

  • J. C. Ryle On Zeal  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    J. C. RYLE ON ZEAL Recently I found a book by Bishop J.C. Ryle, the first bishop of Liverpool, England on the subject of zeal. He wrote: "Zeal is a burning desire to please God, to do His will, and to advance His glory in the world in every possible way. A zealous man is preeminently a man more

  • When Do We Worship

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 7, 2011

    WHEN DO WE WORSHIP Author Douglas J. Moo: "Worship is not merely, or even mainly, what we do on Sunday morning. Worship is a 24/7 matter. We worship God when we give ourselves to him in service. We worship God when we show love to others, when we do our jobs faithfully and with integrity, when more

  • Biting The Hand That Feeds You  PRO

    Contributed by Ty Tamasaka on Jul 26, 2011
    based on 7 ratings

    BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU The other week, Laura and I were watching the Animal Planet. On the show we were watching was a dog that was rescued from a neglectful family. The poor animal had a big chain collar embedded into its neck. It had been a long time since the large animal had more

  • Keeping The Last Note

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 2011

    KEEPING THE LAST NOTE When little Elena was diagnosed with the rare and terminal form of pediatric brain cancer in 2006, her parents were told she had just 135 days to live. The distraught couple vowed to make each moment special for Elena and her sister Gracie, then four. "We wanted to more

  • David Livingstone,

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009

    David Livingstone, "I Never Made A Sacrifice" In the mid-seventeenth century, a somewhat well-known Englishman was captured by Algerian pirates and made a slave. While a slave, he founded a church. When his brother arranged his release, he refused freedom, having vowed to remain a slave until he more

  • English Deist, Anthony Collins' Question To A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009

    English Deist, Anthony Collins’ Question to a Commoner, "Is your God a great or a little God?" A well-known English deist, Anthony Collins of the seventeenth century, was walking one day when he crossed paths with a commoner. “Where are you going?” asked Collins. “To church, sir.” “What are you more

  • Three Things

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Aug 20, 2009

    THREE THINGS Three things in life that, once gone, never come back 1. Time 2. Words 3. Opportunity Three things in life that can destroy a person 1. Anger 2. Pride 3. Unforgiveness Three things in life that you should never lose 1. Hope 2. Peace 3. more

  • Discerning God's ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009

    DISCERNING GOD’S WILL George Mueller’s recommended method for discerning God’s will: 1. Have no will of your own in the matter. (Mark 14:36) 2. Seek the will of God in direct connection with the Word of God (Psalm 119:33-35) 3. Circumstances will agree with the Word of God (Judges more

  • Stand By Your ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009

    STAND BY YOUR SIGN When an individual or a congregation has the attitude of compromise in regard to spiritual values and truths, dark days are ahead. All who strive to be Christians feel a certain amount of pressure from the world. Through the strength that Christ gives, we can overcome the more

  • M ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009

    MINDLESSNESS In 2009, we celebrated the 500th birthday of John Calvin, who was born on July 10, 1509, in Noyon, France. Calvin went into self-exile in Geneva because France was opposed to the Reformation. The reason I mention this is because of the remarkable work that Calvin did in Geneva. more

  • 87% Of U.s. Adults Who Get A Daily Paper Read The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009

    87% of U.S. adults who get a daily paper read the news section; 60% read the sports and 58% the more