During the Civil War a man by the name of George Wyatt was drawn by lot to go to the front. He had a wife and six children. A young man named Richard Pratt offered to go in his stead. He was accepted and joined the ranks, bearing the name and number of George Wyatt. Before long Pratt was killed in
Romans 6 deals with the believer being dead to Sin.
Romans 7 deals with the believer being dead to the Law.
Romans 8 deals with the believer being alive in the Spirit, who gives us the power to life the "victorious
Contributed by C. Philip Green on Apr 18, 2019
Just this last Monday (April 15, 2019), many of us were horrified to watch the great Cathedral of Notre Dame on fire. Its great spire toppled into the roof of the cathedral, and many feared that Paris’ most iconic landmark would be a total loss after standing for 850 years.
However, early the
Charles Price (pastor of The Peoples Church in Toronto) tells the story of a friend of his who went to the Netherlands to share the gospel with Dutch people and became friends with many Dutch Christians. He was amazed to find out how distressed Dutch Christians were with the state of American
Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jun 22, 2017
Paul says that you were a slave. Slavery is unfortunately still alive and well in our world. The story of a young girl named “Dodzi” is a common one in Ghana. Dodzi was orphaned at nine months and lived with her Grandmother, who served as her guardian. Her Grandmother had a lot on her plate as
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2013
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: MERIT YOUR FREEDOM
In the last days of the Civil War, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia, fell to the Union army. Abraham Lincoln insisted on visiting the city. Even though no one knew he was coming, slaves recognized him immediately and thronged around him. He had
Martin Luther said "There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2012
AN UNUSUAL BAPTISM ON THE MISSION FIELD
Some time back, a retired missionary dropped by our church. She had served faithfully in Africa, and one day, she happened upon a small baptismal service. A fellow missionary took three new converts to the center of a shallow river, and dug a hole in the
Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jul 9, 2009
Two girlfriends went to Mexico for a holiday and smuggled in a giant mouse to the US assuming it to be a puppy. It wheezes throughout the night and they just pet and snuggle him to bring relief to his pain. In the morning they took him to the Vet who disclosed to them that it was a rat with rabies
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
WHAT THE FLOCK NEEDS FROM THEIR PASTOR
The breadth of my ministry is determined by the depth of my relationship with Jesus, "the most important thing that your people need from you is your personal holiness" --Dr. Bill Bennett, SEBTS Pastoral Ministry class
"Take heed to yourselves, lest you
Contributed by Michael Wiley on Mar 20, 2008
ILL - In 2006 Elizabeth Shoaf was abducted while walking home from school.
The predator was a local man – weird past…
He put Elizabeth in a bunker he had dug in the woods, and there molested her for 14 days!
How do you survive that?
Elizabeth used several techniques to shut her mind down and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 20, 2005
“Nothing can be stated so perfectly as not to be misunderstood.” - Philip Melanchthon
When you throw dirt at people you’re not doing a thing but losing ground. - Zig Ziglar
Lord, deliver me from the lust of vindicating myself. - Augustine
Let the man who says it cannot be done not disturb the
Contributed by Steven Dow on Jun 25, 2005
“It is as contradictory for a Christian to go on sinning as it is for a dead man to go on
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 28, 2005
“Door Knights Without Maidens!” John 17:13-19 Key verse(s): 17-19:“‘Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into this world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.’”
Ingratitude. Doesn’t it seem sometimes that
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 24, 2005
"DON'T SIT ON ME, LORD!"
Romans 6:8-14 Key verse(s): 6: "For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the bod of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin...”
There are many things that a dog does not like. Chief among them for many dogs is the
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Dec 28, 2004
The strength for our conquering and our victory is drawn continually from Christ. The Bible teaches that whosoever is born of God does not practice sin. It is like the story of the little girl who said that when the devil came knocking with a
Contributed by Michael Thomas on Feb 13, 2004
Let me tell you the true story of a duke who lived during the fourteenth century named Raynald III. Raynald III lived a life of indulgence and was obese. His Latin nickname was Crassus, which means, “fat.”
One day Raynald and his younger brother, Edward, got into a vicious fight and Edward
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Apr 14, 2003
The fact that our good deeds are not good enough to get us into heaven is no more cruel than it’s cruel for you to tell the fish in the water (I hope your not talking to the fish in the water) “I just can’t breath in your environment.” To say that, is not a cruel statement it is just a statement
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 2, 2002
Abraham Lincoln said of the war in his 2nd inaugural address in 1865 only weeks before his assassination: “Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained… Each looked for an easier triumph… Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 8, 2002
BURIED IN THE DEEPEST SEA
Several years ago Rick Stacy baptized a man in Lake Superior.
It was late October and about 9:00 PM.
Rick had been talking with Myron and his wife about accepting the Lord as their personal savior and sealing that decision with baptism into Jesus.