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 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
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
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 4, 2009
CHOOSE ONE CHAIR
"When I was a boy, my father, a baker, introduced me to the wonders of song," tenor Luciano Pavarotti relates. "He urged me to work very hard to develop my voice. Arrigo Pola, a professional tenor in my hometown of Modena, Italy, took me as a pupil. I also enrolled in a teachers
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A foolish old farmer, so the story goes, concluded one day that the oats he had fed his mule for years were simply costing him too much. So he hatched a plan he mixed a little sawdust in with the feed, and then a little more the next day, and even more the next, each time reducing the amount of
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Sep 9, 2007
I asked an elderly woman once, “If I go to church and the preacher says nothing worth hearing, is it any use for me to go?”
“Of course not,” she replied curtly.
But a young man overhearing our conversation intruded, “I don’t see why a man,
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
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 Dale Pilgrim on Jun 20, 2009
A VOW TO CHERISH
In the movie A Vow to Cherish a husband struggles with his wife’s Alzheimer's. The most difficult thing is the fact that she doesn’t know him and he is a complete stranger to her. He kneels in front of her and pledges he will love her till the day they die. He recites the vows