Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 21, 2008
A man who had been a drunkard in the slums of Chicago for many years came to a mission one night. He heard the message, ate the meal, and went to bed. That was his last night on earth. He died poverty-stricken and friendless, never to see another day.
What he did not know was
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
Blessed are the happiness-makers. Blessed are they who know how to shine on
Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Apr 23, 2002
“‘Blessed are the poor in spirit’ means: ‘Blessed is the man who has realized his own utter helplessness, and who has put his whole trust in God.’ If a man has realized his own utter helplessness, and has put his whole trust in God, there will enter into his life two things which are opposite sides
Contributed by Greg Buchner on Oct 3, 2004
You are a child of creation, a reflection of God,
No one can steal your beauty or reduce your worth,
Unless you let them…don’t let them!
You are a miracle of God’s love…
Never look at yourself and see anything less!
Your life is not a random stroke of chance,
You are part of a
The Blessing of the Overcomers
What do the overcomers (the ones who defy gravity) of this world get according to Scripture?
a. Revelation 2:7:
i. 7He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 2008
BLESSED ARE THE PERSECUTED
Matt 5.10-12 "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
On June 17, 2004, when Sister Jiang Zongxiu went to the market in Guizhou Province, China, she thought it would be just another day. Along with her
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jun 10, 2009
The Blessed Future
The doctor did not think the dying daughter would hear when he said to the mother, "Poor child; she has seen her best days." But she heard him and said, "No, Doctor, I haven’t seen my best days; my best days are still to come when
Contributed by Perry Greene on Dec 18, 2011
David Stern relates in hid Jewish NT Commentary, pp.115-116 that there are many blessings given by the Hebrew people. There are blessings for wine (Matthew 26.27-29); for bread (14.19); The Talmud (circa 5th century CE) had specific formulas for dozens of blessings that the people
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 25, 2013
RECEIVING THE BLESSING
On a Sunday school picnic in the heat of summer, I was going around the children with a 4 gallon can of cool drink and ladling out portions to the thirsty. I came to a small boy who had a busy morning. He was red in the face, sweating profusely, obviously quite hot. He
Contributed by Todd Catteau on May 26, 2015
Sometimes life is a mess! As I sit in my own office you can barely see the top of my desk and just about every available flat surface is cluttered with some books or papers of some sort! Sermons to preach, classes to teach, meetings to prepare for, schedules to keep - my office sometimes
Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 16, 2011
Reggie McNeal tells the story of one man who decided to bless the baristas at the Starbucks he frequents. When he asked them the question, “How can I ask God to bless you?” they were somewhat taken aback. Slowly but surely, they warmed up to him and the employees started to come
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 2008
BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
General McArthur said "A truce just says you don't shoot for awhile. Peace comes when the truth is known, the issue is settled, and the parties embrace each other."
Peacemakers don't just try to stop conflict. They're doing something far more meaningful, something
Contributed by Paul Clemente on Nov 21, 2022
Genesis 9:20-28 Devotional
Let’s look at this passage backwards!
v28-29: How blessed was Noah? – he was blessed with a full long life, even after the flood (Noah is one of the oldest people who ever lived)
Who was the youngest son of Noah? – Ham, who was the father of Canaan
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 22, 2008
“A blessing becomes so only when it is spoken... Spoken words of praise and appreciation gives the child an indication that he or she is worthwhile and valuable. It is not enough to provide a roof over our children’s heads or to provide them with food and the material necessities
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 24, 2013
BEING A BLESSING
Once when I was a teenager, my father and I were standing in line to buy tickets for the circus. Finally, there was only one family between us and the ticket counter. This family made a big impression on me. There were 8 children, all probably under the age of 12. You could tell
Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Jun 14, 2011
THE TRUE BLESSING
When God blessed Abraham, He blessed him so that he could be a blessing to all nations. To be a true blessing to others requires that we share with them the power of God’s transforming Truth.
If you give food to a man who is trapped in a pit, they are still trapped in that
Contributed by Ferdinand Funk on Sep 25, 2008
A Blessed Moment
I want to share a personal story with you that meant the world to me. I have seldom felt so loved and appreciated by my father as on our last trip visit our parents in Paraguay just a few months ago. I share this story because I want families. And, you might say that it is even a
Sometimes you want to run away to a land far, far away! But unless you are Peter Pan, flying to Never-land is hardly a good idea! You see, your presence is more important than you know. Feelings of inadequacy bombard every dad, so at times you may not think you’re a good father! You may even think
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 2, 2013
THE ORANGE BLESSING
In the late 1800’s while crossing the Atlantic on an ocean-liner, the English Baptist pastor and evangelist F.B. Meyer was asked to preach to the first class passengers. At the captain's request he spoke on "Answered Prayer."
An agnostic who was present at the service was
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Blessed Are The Peacemakers
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9) There is a commission from God that is available to every obedient Christian today and that is to be a peacemaker. Argument and discord is a great waste of energies better spent on