Contributed by David Fox on Nov 11, 2001
George Gallup reports:
Less than 10 % of Americans are deeply committed Christians. These committed Christians are far, far happier than the rest of the population. Committed Christians are more accepting of others than the average American, more involved in charitable activities, and are
Being Committed to Christ
Matthew 4:18-25 , 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18
Last summer Becky and I visited the Biltmore mansion in Ashville North Carolina. It is the single largest home ever built in America. Let me tell you it is something to see. It proved so large and so expensive to maintain,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
85% of people who make a commitment to Christ make the decision by the age of 18, or they never
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Those who embrace Christ before age 13 are more likely to remain absolutely committed to Christ in their adult years than those who accept Christ in their teen or adult
Contributed by Kent Lenard on Oct 25, 2004
A new Christian once said " the thing I like about Jesus’ salvation is its so down to Earth, its for
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
I played Santa this week at the nursing home - The outfit was fine but the beard was rank, so I had to spray it with something. - I hugged - asked if they were good little boys and girls, passed out gifts and even danced with some of the ladies. I couldn’t tell who really believed in Santa and
Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Dec 16, 2004
When a man and a woman are married, there is a part in the ceremony where they each agree to take the other. After this, the minister pronounces them "husband and wife." And from that day forward, the bride takes on a new name.
God the Father spoke to Jesus, the bridegroom, concerning me one
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 12, 2005
Charles Colson told the following story in an address at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi:
I love the illustration about a man named Jack Eckerd. A few years ago I was on the Bill Buckley television program, talking about restitution (one of my favorite subjects) and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
When the author walks onto the stage, the play is over. God is going to invade, all right; but what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else comes crashing in? This time it will be God without disguise;
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
Eamon De Valera was an Irish statesman who served three times as prime minister of Ireland and subsequently as her president. After the Easter rebellion of 1916, De Valera was sentenced to penal servitude. While traveling to prison, he took out his pipe and was about to light it when he stopped
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 9, 2006
Younger Children 800% More Likely To Receive Christ: Barna Research reports teens between ages 14 and 18 have only a 4% likelihood of accepting Christ compared to kids ages 5 through 13 who have a 32% probability. This challenges the widely held notion that the teen-age years are a prime time for
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2008
A woman decided the time had come to talk to her bright four-year-old son, Benji, about receiving Christ. "Benji," she asked quietly, "would you like to have Jesus in your heart?" Benji rolled his blue eyes
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Nov 22, 2008
Joseph Sung a Romanian Pastor who was tortured and beaten under Communist rule for 25 years. The communists despised his Christianity. After the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe Joseph became a spiritual leader in Romania until his death in 1998.
An American Pastor asked Joseph what he
Contributed by Neal Gracey on Dec 13, 2008
Studdert Kennedy tells of an explorer who brought back a chameleon which his household affectionately named Billy the Lizard. The explorer left Billy in the charge of his butler, who showed him to his many friends and associates. When the explorer returned, he asked how
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jan 5, 2009
RICK WARREN AND COLOSSIANS 3:2
Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life book earned $9 million in first quarter of its release. Rick told God he didn’t need the money, it wasn’t about the money. What did he do? He searched the Bible. Here’s his answer to his interview with David Kuo of Beliefnet.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 7, 2009
Isaac Watts was a genius. At four years of age, he had learned Latin, at nine Greek, at 11 French, and at 13 years old, Hebrew. His poetic re-working of the Psalms was magnificent.
Unfortunately for poor Isaac, he was not a looker. His one chance at love came and went with a
I heard the story of a young man who told his pastor that the Lord had called him into the ministry. And for several months he was busy in the work of the Lord, serving in the pulpit, leading Bible studies, going to prayer meeting, and so on. But then all of a sudden, he stopped coming to church.
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Feb 19, 2009
LOYALTY TO GOD OR OURSELVES?
When I was in seminary, I had some conversations with some fellow students, with a good mentor and friend Ron Mabry, with a Dr. Stafford and the credentialing team in Indiana. Through these interactions God was speaking to me and asking me where my loyalties to lie?
Contributed by Don Jones on Mar 10, 2009
COMMITMENT OR CONTENTMENT?
Four masked men came in with assault rifles screaming at the preacher and members during the worship service. They said that anyone who would deny their faith could leave safely, but the pastor had to stay and face the outcome.
Silence fill the church, and