Contributed by Dana Chau on Jan 20, 2003
Charles Swindoll lists what he calls the "four spiritual flaws":
Flaw #1: Because you are a Christian, all your problems are solved. (Please do tell non-Christian this.)
Flaw # 2: All the problems you will ever have are addressed in the Bible. (When your computer crashes, please don’t go
Contributed by S Henriques on Jan 27, 2003
Once the Devil was walking along with one of his cohorts. They saw a man ahead of them pick up something shiny. "What did he find?" asked the cohort. "A piece of the truth," the Devil replied.
"Doesn’t it bother you that he found a piece of the truth?" asked the cohort. "No," said the Devil,
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Apr 13, 2003
Many years ago, while on a visit to England, a wealthy Chinese businessman was fascinated by a powerful microscope. Looking through its lens to study crystals and the petals of flowers, he was amazed at their beauty and detail. So he decided to purchase one of these devices and take it back to
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 15, 2003
Theologians tell a story to illustrate how Christ?s triumph presently benefits our lives:
Imagine a city under siege. The enemy that surrounds the city will not let anyone or anything leave. Supplies are running low, and the citizens are fearful. But in the dark of the night, a spy sneaks
There are according to Tenney, three concepts of truth painted by the Bible. (827,828)
1. Moral Truth - Truth is an attribute of God and speaks of His trustworthiness, His faithfulness and men are to have this attribute.
2. Ontological Truth - Arises from the concept of one who is
Contributed by Tylor Cates on Jan 24, 2004
Remember Your Sword
Prop: Butter Knife and large Sword
First let me say I collect and sell swords for a living so it wasn’t hard for me to get a real sword you may have to make a prop sword. Be careful if you bring a real one and make sure no one gets near it.
In our church we have a 5
Contributed by Danny Dye on Feb 24, 2004
Bob Russell tells in his book God Builds a Church about his son Rusty speaking to a high school world religions class. He told them about Jesus’ claim that he is the way, the truth, and the life. "Most of the students still
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 6, 2004
From The Power of One Another by Bob Russell, pg. 11- A young woman was talking to some friends when she pointed out that she believed the lifestyle of a certain Hollywood actress was “wrong.” Her friends reprimanded her for daring to judge someone else’s behavior, even though the actress has
The Simple Fool tends to go with the flow. He believes whatever he hears. It reminds me of the way Garrison Keilor described members of the Unitarian Church: They believe whatever book they just finished reading.
Too many people live that way.
· They’ll go to church on Sunday,
· try to
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
Have you ever gone shopping across the border in Mexico? I remember one particular time. I was walking through the “tiendas” (shopping district) in Monterrey, Mexico. On every side “hawkers” were standing at the doors of the shops, trying to lure me away from a competitor and into their shop.
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 Eric Vertein on Apr 28, 2005
I want you to cross reference my sermons with God’s Word. Double-check to see if I have support for what I am teaching. If I was a doctor and told you that a lump on your back was not cancerous and you shouldn’t worry about it, but I see that you are doubtful about my prognosis, I would encourage
Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 17, 2005
Christian author Neil Anderson wrote a list he called The Twenty Cans of Success. These are based on what the NT says is true of Christians. These are promises, claimed by believers through the centuries. Allow God to speak to you through these assurances.
1. Why should I say I can’t when the
Contributed by Mark Engler on Oct 12, 2005
Terry Bowland in his book Make Disciples – Reaching The Postmodern World for Christ writes this: “Many today balk at the teaching of the church. ‘Do you mean to say,” they ask, ‘that all those outside the church have no hope whatsoever? What about all the sincere folks who never come to Christ?
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 Mike Gilbert on Nov 21, 2007
----ILL>Years ago in a Coca Cola commercial on t.v., Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker Mean Joe Green is shown heading into the players’ tunnel to his dressing room after a hard game. A young fan gets his attention, then gives him a Coke. He takes the Coke and turns away to walk on down the tunnel,
Contributed by Mike Gilbert on Nov 21, 2007
This week I saw an ad in the Arizona Republic newspaper. It was an ad placed on behalf of someone’s grandmother, which said: “Lost: one pearl ring. Lost near 35th Avenue and Cactus. Setting is chipped from many years’ wear, has one diamond on each side of pearl. Great sentimental value. Large