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 Arliss Beavers on May 13, 2008
I am justified a Social Security income because I have met the years of requirements of paying into the system, and have obtained the age of entitlement.
If I commit to Christ and follow his
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 Rick Pendleton on May 23, 2008
When the explorer, Cortez, landed in Mexico with his 500 men, he did a wise thing; he burned the ships. His men realized that they must be committed to staying and to succeeding here because there was no turning back.
Families have to have that type of commitment… no holding back,
Contributed by Jay Winters on Jun 29, 2008
FSU has a section of campus that is called "Legacy Walk", and at one point in it stands a statue of three figures - the Integration Statue - which shows three different example students whose started legacies for their people.
University Lutheran has a monument erected
Contributed by Shawn Rose on Jul 8, 2008
An evangelist accompanied a missionary on a missionary trip overseas. While there, one of the natives that had given his life to the Lord asked the evangelist, "Preacher, if the Lord gave you two houses, would you give one of them to the Lord?" "Certainly," the evangelist replied. The native
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 Keith Gibbons on Oct 24, 2008
Brussel Spout Theology
Zed grew up in a Brussel Sprout family. In fact, Zed's family has a long history with Brussel Sprouts. They can trace their digestion of Brussel Sprouts as far back as the 1200's in Belgium and Northern Europe. Several of Zed's grandfathers were Brussel Sprout
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.
A CALL TO DIE
The story is told of the military legend Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia (336-323) and conqueror of Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, Babylonia, and Persia, almost all of the known world.
One day on the warpath, Alexander and small company of soldiers approached a strongly
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Nov 9, 2010
NO ROADS REQUIRED
David Livingstone charted great paths for mission in Africa. One time a missionary society wrote him a letter saying, "We have some people who would like to join you. Do you have some easy access roads to get where you are?"
Dr. Livingstone wrote back, "If you have men who
Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
FAN OR FOLLOWER?
Kyle Idelman writes:
It was a Thursday afternoon, and I was sitting in our sanctuary where 30,000 people would soon be coming to one of our Easter services. I had no idea what I was going to say to them. I could feel the pressure mounting. I sat there hoping that a sermon
Contributed by Patrick Nix on Mar 23, 2011
EDISON AND LINCOLN: PICTURES OF COMMITMENT
Look at the life of Thomas Edison. At 21, he patented his first major invention: the Electrical Vote Recorder (a device 100 years ahead of its time!). At 26, he invented the automatic telegraph and paraffin paper. At 30, the phonograph (earliest record