Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Apr 27, 2009
CLEAR CONSCIENCE--BUT STILL WRONG
My dad had paid for a membership at Rainbow Falls – a fishing lake about 1 hour into the mountains from our home. About our 2nd visit there, the fish just weren’t biting. That happens at stocked lakes. You could see them – right there in front of you, but
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 27, 2013
Adam Clarke was a sales clerk in a store that sold fine silk to people of the upper classes in London. One day his employer showed young Adam how he could increase sales and profits by stretching the silk as he measured it out. Young Adam Clarke looked his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a
Contributed by Guy Glass on Sep 19, 2003
On Thanksgiving Day, 1713, the governor of Connecticut and the Kings commissioners were just preparing to dine when it was announced that the bear prepared for the occasion had been “shot on ye Lord’s Day.” At the dismal news none would touch a morsel of the roast bear, until it was decided that
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Aug 1, 2005
Bruce Wilkinson, author of Prayer of Jabez, said:
Sexual immorality is a threshold sin. On one side of the threshold is immorality and on the other is purity. On one side are guilt, lying, deceit, addiction, and shame, an on the other side are freedom, honesty, transparency, liberty, and a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2013
HUDSON TAYLOR'S EXAMPLE
Years ago the communist government in China commissioned an author to write a biography of Hudson Taylor with the purpose of distorting the facts and presenting him in a bad light. They wanted to discredit the name of this consecrated missionary of the gospel. As the
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Mar 3, 2010
FOLLOW YOUR CONSCIENCE?
The truth is, people who strive for a clear conscience in life do not understand the seriousness of their sin.
Most you here in this room, in fact, probably all of you in this room are better drivers than I am. Now I’m not saying that I am not a skilled driver, no, I
Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 4, 2008
(Slide 9) The first conviction is ‘there are things that are better than money.’ He names ‘good health, a cultivated intelligence, a clear conscience, and a sympathetic heart.’ He goes on to say, ‘There are some things that we can do without, and one of these is wealth. But there are some things we
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 9, 2003
Jimmy Carter, in his autobiography WHY NOT THE BEST? shared an incident that made him aware of his lack of witnessing to people.
Each year the congregation of Plains Baptist Church holds a one-week revival service.
-In preparation for the week, the congregation would venture into the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
300,000 VISITS FOR MYSELF
Jimmy Carter, in his autobiography WHY NOT THE BEST? shared an incident that made him aware of his lack of evangelical fervor.
Each year the congregation of Plains Baptist Church holds a one-week revival service. In preparation for the week, the leaders of the
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 18, 2002
A preacher had once to illustrate the free nature of God’s gift of salvation. They stood in the pulpit one morning held up a poinsettia plant and said: “Whoever wants this beautiful Christmas poinsettia may have it. All you have to do is take it.”
They stared at me. I waited. And waited.
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 19, 2005
“The Trenches of Life!” 1 Peter 3: 13-22 Key verse(s): 16:“. . . keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.”
If you don’t want to be shot at, don’t supply your enemies with the ammunition! Sounds like
The Bet -- Anton Chekhov
We live in a world that knows little about what’s truly valuable. People all around us are pursuing things that have no lasting value. That pursuit is ably treated by Anton Chekhov in his classic short story The Bet. This story gives us great insight into the value