Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
In his little book Illustrations of Bible Truth, H.A. Ironside pointed out the folly of judging others. He related an incident in the life of a man called Bishop Potter. "He was sailing for Europe on one of the great transatlantic ocean liners. When he went on board, he found that another passenger
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2005
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice.
Contributed by David Thompson on Dec 28, 2005
Oliver Wendell Holms once said , “ sin has many tools but, a lie is the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 3, 2006
Church Attendance According to ABC News, 40% of Americans attend church in a typical week. Polls indicate 95% profess belief in the existence of God or a universal spirit. Americans gave $88 billion to religious
Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 24, 2004
CONCLUSION... The Matrix (http://www.ozsermonillustrations.com/frames/truth_&_error_frameset.htm)
One of the great films of 1999 was The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves. It’s a futuristic sci-fi movie, where the world has been taken over by computers. The computers need the energy that comes from
Contributed by Joe Fornear on Oct 20, 2004
Tammy Faye Baker in one of those TV reality series went to a book signing and several other celebrities were with her – She was asked “What advice would you give to a parent who first finds out their child is gay?” – She responded, “Love them anyway – love them unconditionally” – she blew everyone
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Dec 17, 2009
Jewish scribes, who kept up the Old Testament scrolls for centuries, had a nearly foolproof system for making perfect copies. First, a scribe would count the number of letters on the page to be copied. When he had finished his copy, he would count the number of letters on the new page and make sure
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Dec 17, 2009
BIBLE PRINTING ERRORS
While the Bible itself is infallible, fallible human beings have made notorious mistakes in trying to have the book printed. For example,
* The "Judas Bible" (1611): Judas (rather than Jesus) came with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, even though the previous
"A church that does not listen for God in the Bible and treat the Bible as the unique touchstone of truth about God and about us is losing its identity, it’s raison
Contributed by Dean Courtier on Mar 18, 2010
"One proof of the inspiration of the Bible is that it has withstood so much poor preaching. Likewise one proof that the church is God’s instrument is that it has
TIPOS Y FIGURAS DE LA PALABRA DE DIOS (translation follows)
ESPADA. La palabra de Dios es capas de llegar hasta los lugares mas escondidos y profundos del corazón como una espada o bisturí que penetra y opera dejado al descubierto el problema que nadie ve.
Porque la palabra de Dios es viva y
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 11, 2010
PERSPICUITY OF THE WORD
The doctrine of the clarity of Scripture (often called the "perspicuity of Scripture") teaches that "the meanings of the text can be clear to the ordinary reader, that God uses the text of the Bible to communicate His person and will...ordinary people, who approach it in
Contributed by Charles Worth on Aug 7, 2009
GOD SAID IT, THAT ENDS IT
One of my pet peeves is a bumper sticker. It reads; "God said it, I believe it and that ends it."
Now many of you may think that is a reasonable statement. I, on the other hand, have a problem with it--you see, once God says it, THAT ends it. THAT makes it truth.
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Aug 11, 2009
A GENTLE DOGMATISM
A. W. Tozer said, "We have gotten accustomed to the blurred puffs of gray fog that pass for doctrine in churches and expect nothing better. From some previously unimpeachable sources are now coming vague statements consisting of a milky admixture of Scripture, science, and
Contributed by Paul Collins on Sep 7, 2009
ALEXANDER SMITH'S BIBLICAL COMMUNITY
The Bounty was a British ship which set sail from England in 1787, bound for the South Seas. The idea was that those on board would spend some time among the islands, transplanting fruit-bearing and food-bearing trees, and doing other things to make some of
Contributed by Billy Nale on Oct 19, 2009
GENERATIONS AND THE BIBLE
A new research report from the Barna Group examines recent nationwide studies on how different generations of American adults view and use the Bible. For the purposes of this research, the Mosaic generation refers to adults who are currently ages 18 to 25; Busters are
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 21, 2009
THE WORD OF GOD--THE OWNER'S MANUAL
As a kid, I remember a very popular game. Simon Says. Usually played at school or parties, several of us would do whatever "Simon" told us to do, as long as it was preceded by the phrase: "Simon Says".
It seems to me that we have become a society of "Simon
THE BIBLE LEAF
A little boy opened the big family Bible at home. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it closely. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
LOOKING FOR ANSWERS
Sometimes we look in the wrong places to find answers. The story is told of a drunk who was seen by a police officer looking for something. The drunk was down on his hands and knees and explained in slurred speech to the police officer that he was looking for his wallet.