Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2001
"The body of Christ, especially in well-functioning, small, intimate groups, is the most healing body in the world; yet we do not treat it as such. We wouldn’t think of relating to a medical doctor with the same reserve as we have in the healing body of Christ. Would we say to a doctor, "I have
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 18, 2012
THOUGHTS ON THE BODY OF CHRIST
Here are some thoughts on The Church from a few 30 on down in age individuals from the book "The Relevant Church":
Brian Kay, "It is impossible to be a follower of Christ and not be part of a local church!"
"No one can have God as Father who does not
Contributed by Silas Eke on Feb 26, 2015
A Baptist Pastor had a dream and found himself fully dressed with a Bible in hand at the gate of heaven. As he was about to enter, he heard so many people crying and wailing in hell. He went to the gate and met the gate-keeper. He asked the gate-keeper “Who are those crying? Is there a Baptist
Contributed by Hugh Laing on Feb 17, 2010
When the Body of Christ is rich and prosperous...she very seldom...I want say never...but very seldom has Biblical REVIVAL...but she often does when she's poor...many times the Children of Israel found this out.
But this truth does exist beloved...PRAYER IS THE LANGUAGE OF
Contributed by Greg Warren on May 4, 2005
The church is called the body of Christ. Have you ever thought about what it would be like if the members of our physical bodies behaved like the members of the spiritual body sometimes do?
HEART - "You know, I’m just stuck in a rut. For the last 45 years all I do is beat and beat. Lub,
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 5, 2001
[Body of Christ, Citation: Billy Waters, Teacher Touch (Colorado Springs: Cook, 1999)]
After an accident in which she lost her arm, a girl named Jamie refused to go to school or church for an entire year.
Finally the young teen thought she could face her peers.
In preparation, her mother
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 23, 2009
Chuck Smith Meets a New Brother in Christ—A Tribal Chief in New Guinea
Chuck Smith: I was over in New Guinea and I had this native chieftain come up to me. He had to speak to me through an interpreter. And he had these spears in his hand. He said, "I used these to kill men. But," he said, "now
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Mar 30, 2009
Dennis is suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis. Many of you are familiar with the disease. The body attacks itself causing pain, disfigurement, and an inability for the body to function as it should.
My friends, the Bible says that we are the Body of Christ. This church and
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Aug 11, 2009
BEGINNING AND ENDING
A Connecticut Baptist named A. Roger Williams (a modern pastor, not the one who founded Rhode Island) once preached, "It is true that if religion begins with the individual--it begins, but if it ends with the individual--it ends." [A. Roger Williams, "The Kingdom of God," in
A Bug's Life (Disney)
Overview -- Hopper explains to his gang that one ant may be harmless and unable to stop them, like throwing one seed at a gang member. Hundreds of ants joined together, though, could bury them as surely as hundreds of seeds do. This speech rallies his gang to crush the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
SKIT - The Brotherhood Hour
Equipment Set up the stage area like a typical television “talk show” and have the actors learn the lines well enough that they don’t need scripts. Follow up with a discussion or study of 1 Corinthians 12:12—31.
Action Announcer: And now, from Hollywood, it’s (music)
The New Testament does not picture solitary religion; some kind of regular assembly for worship and instruction is everywhere taken for granted in the Epistles. So we must be regular practicing members of the church. Of course we differ in temperament. Some (like you-and me) find it more natural to
Contributed by David Rumley on Apr 16, 2009
OBJECT LESSON: THE PURPOSE OF A TEAPOT
Does a teapot serve a purpose until it has something to pour out? So too are we meant to be full – ready to pour out what we have been filled with. This is the Body of Christ - meant to become full of Christ so that we might be poured out on those in need.
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 14, 2002
David Brainerd was an American colonial missionary to the Indians who died at the age of twenty-nine. His diary reveals a young man intensely committed to God. Brainerd once said to Jonathan Edwards: “I do not go to heaven to be advanced but to give honor to God. It is no matter where I shall be
Contributed by Greg Cooper on Jul 15, 2002
WHAT GOD CAN’T DO
A Sunday School teacher was questioning her pupils after a lesson on God’s omnipotence. "Now children," she asked, "is there anything God can’t do?"
The Pastors son thrust his hand into the air. The teacher, feeling certain that he had missed the point of the lesson, asked
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Oct 31, 2002
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2002
Where have the skunks gone?
If you’ve seen a skunk--or smelled one--in the last five years, Florida wants to know.
"I haven’t seen a dead skunk on the road for a while," said Henry Cabbage, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Neither have the agency’s
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 28, 2003
Church Membership Vows
Will you ___________, take your church to be your church; to live together in the holy covenant of membership? Will you love, comfort, honor, and keep your church and be faithful to your church as long as you live?
Do you ___________, take your church to be your church,
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 11, 2003
Parishioner to pastor: "All I’m trying to say is that certain people might think that 12:15 is a little late to be getting out of church, that a pastor doesn’t need three weeks of vacation, that your office is offensive, that a guy my age doesn’t need a guy your age telling me how to raise my kids,
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 24, 2003
In July of 1984 Charles Colson was speaking at a Baptist gathering.
He told of his change from being an Episcopalian to becoming a Baptist.
He had considered a change dictated by his study of Scripture and his developing personal convictions.
But he did not want his change to be