Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION INCREASING
Wine consumption increased 4% in 2007, while distilled spirits were up 3.2% and beer 1.2%. Distilled spirits sales reached more than 182 million nine-liter cases (their 10th straight year of growth) and wine sales reached 294.4 million cases, the 14th consecutive
Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 23, 2009
By 1934, alcoholic Bill Wilson had ruined a promising Wall Street career because of his constant drunkenness. He was introduced to the idea of a spiritual cure by an old drinking buddy Ebby Thacher. While in a hospital, Wilson underwent what he believed to be a spiritual
Contributed by Allan Kircher on Jun 5, 2008
A long time ago, I was on my knees saying, "Jesus, I have leprosy today, alcohol, bitterness, anger, nicotine, if
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
STORIES & STATS ON ALCOHOL
A pastor was preaching on alcohol one Sunday, and to finish up his sermon with some passion he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I would throw it into the river!" Then with a little more passion and fire he said, "And if I had all the wine in the world I would
Contributed by Curtis Rowe on Aug 4, 2008
Dr. Adolph Lorenz, a famous surgeon, refused a drink at a banquet. He was asked "Are you a tee-totaler?" He responded, "Yes, my success depends upon my brains being clear, my muscles firm, and my nerves steady. No one can take alcoholic liquor without blunting these physical powers, which must be
Contributed by Curtis Rowe on Aug 4, 2008
An Emergency-room doctor wrote, "Recently we saw another preview of hell in the Parkland Hospital in Dallas. A woman struck down by a drunken driver. A college student lying semi-conscious following a head on collision with another drunk driver who himself was critically injured. The drunk's
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
Abe Lincoln said that alcohol has many defenders, but has no defense. With so many defenders telling you why you should drink let me stand up here this morning and tell you that you should not drink.
PROVERBS 23:31 says to not even look at alcohol! How much stronger can you tell someone to stay
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jan 15, 2011
THE DRINKS ARE ON ME...?
In the summer of 2010 I was hanging on every word of Steve Chalke as he preached at the New Wine Summer Conference. He was talking about Jesus being the one who transforms people and transforms situations; and he was calling the Church to once again become fully involved
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 23, 2011
LUCADO ON ALCOHOLISM
Max Lucado, one of America's great Christian leaders, found that out earlier in his ministry. He once said, "I come from a family of alcoholism. If there's anything about this DNA stuff, I've got it." For more than 20 years, drinking was not a major issue for Lucado, but
THE AUTHORITY OF THE BODY
When Preacher John Wesley was a student at Oxford Unversity, he was shocked by the amount of drinking done by the students. (Wonder what he would think about college students today?)
After writing to his mother, Susanna Wesley, for her counsel, he received the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 23, 2009
Donald Gary Barnhouse was a powerful preacher with a mind like a steel trap. One New Year’s Eve, back in the late forties or fifties, at the church’s watch night service, Barnhouse was administering a communion service when there was a noisy disturbance outside. A group of loud, drunken voices
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 15, 2010
I’ve never been drunk and don’t ever want to be. I have seen enough senseless and depraved activity conducted because of alcohol that I no longer want to be associated even with drinking wine at a meal.
I have counselled women who have been raped after a night of alcohol at a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2008
Dr. Adolph Lorenz, a famous surgeon, refused a drink at a banquet. He was asked "Are you a tee-totaler?" He responded, "Yes, my success depends upon my brains being clear, my muscles firm, and my nerves steady. No one can take alcoholic liquor without blunting these physical
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Dec 12, 2007
Jesus is a special delivery from heaven a parcel of love being delivered to your home with your name upon it for salvation and nothing in the world could stop the arrival of His parcel of love - not the world - not Satan - not death - not hell because it was signed sealed and delivered
John Wesley did not have the assurance the Jesus had saved him from his sins until he was nearly 35 years old. He was a good moral person but not a Christian even though he was an Anglican priest and missionary to Georgia. Wesley shares his encounter with a Moravian Christian August Gottlieb
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
Wine Consumption increased 4% in '07, while distilled spirits were up 3.2% and beer 1.2%. Distilled spirits sales reached more than 182 million nine-liter cases (their 10th straight year of growth) and wine sales reached 294.4 million cases, the 14th consecutive growth year. After declining sales
How do you do that? I have a perfect illustration from my favorite book next to the Bible THE JOURNEY HOME by Orthodox Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. I’ve shared excerpts from his book with you in the past. Although it is classified as fiction, it is based on authentic events and a genuine friendship
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Sep 29, 2011
TOUCHED BY THE LORD
In the Welsh Revival of 1901, under the ministry of Robert Murray McCheyne, so great was the revival that every tavern and pub in Wales went broke.
How many anti-alcohol sermons did McCheyne deliver? None.
How many tirades against taverns?
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2012
FEAR OF FLYING?
A man is sitting in the coach section of a flight from New York to Chicago, biting his fingernails and sweating profusely. Noticing his disturbed expression, a flight attendant walks over and says, "Sir, can I get you something from the bar to calm you down?"
The man gives a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 12, 2012
"By the time they are high school seniors, 80% have used alcohol and 62% have been drunk. In the United States, roughly 50,000 cases of alcohol poisoning are reported each year and approximately once every week, someone dies from this preventable condition. Approximately 14