Contributed by Donny Granberry on Apr 23, 2010
When God gives us a vision, something inside us begins to change.
It consumes our thoughts, every move we make we dwell on the burden.
• Vision points you in a direction.
• Vision gives you an opportunity to become more than you already are.
• Vision means that you are
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 31, 2010
TIM KELLER ON THE GOSPEL
Tim Keller once said, “Here’s the gospel: you’re more sinful than you ever dared believe; you’re more loved than you ever dared hope."
(Source: Tim Keller, Treasure
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 24, 2011
THE RELATIONSHIP IS WHAT COUNTS
Wayne Cordeiro, a preacher in Honolulu, HI writes:
Some time ago some wonderful people in our church gave Anna, my wife, and me a dinner certificate to a nice restaurant for $100. We thought, Wow, a hundred bucks. Let's go for it.
We found a free evening.
OBJECT LESSON: EGG OSMOSIS
Osmosis is the process by which water enters our tissues. All of our cells are surrounded by a membrane that selectively allows in anything the cell needs but prevents unwanted molecules from entering.
Weigh a couple of uncooked eggs and carefully place them into a
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 23, 2011
SOWING AND REAPING
There is a famous (and doubtless apocryphal) story about Horatio Bottomley, the politician and convicted fraudster, who was stitching mailbags in prison when a chaplain caught sight of him.
"Sewing, Bottomley?" said the priest.
I remember our grandkids had ravenous appetites towards mother's milk and they all grew fat as over-stuffed ticks. All 4 of them were roly-poly by 3 months of age. There was an obvious direct corollary between milk ingested and weight gain. Likewise, spiritual infants who crave
Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Feb 26, 2012
THE "GOING OUT"
We read in John 15:26, "When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me."
The "sending" the "going out" which Jesus refers to here is not like a king sending a servant. It is an
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Sep 6, 2005
Got My Life, Got My Jesus! (09.07.05--The Temporal Things!--Matthew 5:3)
In order to have all things, you must forsake all things. Tell that to those struggling with forsakeness in flood-ravaged New Orleans or storm-crushed Gulfport this morning!
My guess is that few if any would understand
Contributed by Ryan Davis on Sep 26, 2005
An airline company was disturbed over a high percentage of accidents so they decided to eliminate human errors by building a completely computerized plane. "Ladies and gentlemen," came a voice over the PA during the initial flight, "It may interest you to know that you are traveling in the world’s
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2005
Race car driver Bill Vukovich won the famed Indianapolis 500 race in 1953 and 1954, a record of success few other drivers had matched.
Asked the secret of his success in Indianapolis, Vukovich replied, “There’s no secret. You just press the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2005
A few years ago psychologist Ruth W. Berenda and her associates carried out an interesting experiment with teenagers designed to show how a person handled group pressure. The plan was simple. They brought groups of ten adolescents into a room for a test.
Subsequently, each group of ten was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 21, 2005
In Alice in Wonderland, when Alice comes to a junction in the road that leads in different directions, she asks the Cheshire Cat, “Cheshire-Puss...would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to go to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 3, 2006
Who Are Evangelicals? Gallup has at times asked 3 qualifying questions to make the determination; have you had a born-again experience committing yourself to Jesus Christ, have you tried to encourage someone to believe in Christ, and do you believe the Bible is the actual word of God? 22% of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2006
Duke University finds that elderly folks who attend church, pray and read the Bible regularly have lower blood pressure than non practicing peers.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2006
· Fewer than 1 of every 10 born-again Christians possesses a biblical worldview that impacts his/her decisions and behaviors.
· The people who believe Christianity is losing its influence in our society outnumber those who say its gaining influence by more than 3 to 1. 50% of regular worship
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 10, 2006
Understanding Church Todd Hunter has been a church leader and student of cultural movements for over 30 years. He says, “When I’m dealing with young people today, they are living in a different reality and their reality is more based in community. Now I know you hear this all the time and you read
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 10, 2006
14 Southern states account for 33% of the U.S. population, but 45% of America’s born again adults. (Foster Letter
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Creator God: A new Harris Poll reveals 64% of American adults believe “human beings were created directly by God,” while only 22% believe they “evolved from earlier species.” 54% of U.S. adults do not think human beings developed from earlier species, up from 46% in 94. 61% of Americans children
Contributed by Dan Waite on Feb 2, 2006
The all purpose lubricant/cleaner/polisher WD-40 gets its name from “Water Displacement” and the number of experiments needed to get it right. In other words, there were 39 tries that did not work. Imagine