Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Jersey Village Baptist Church in Houston, Texas was reminded of this on February 26, 1995. The congregation began their evening service at 6:30 p.m. expecting a routine worship service. However, During the invitation, a young girl walked the aisle, confessed her sins to the Lord, and sought
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"It is always easier to confess the sins of others than to acknowledge our own faults, and to point out the delinquencies of others than to mend our own nets. Men, like water,
When our Lord commands us to “confess our sins and pray for each other so that we may be healed,” He is promising us healing to the whole person—physically, spiritually, emotionally, and in of our broken relationships with others. The Holy Spirit moves in small groups such as the Academy for
Contributed by Jerry Blaxton on Mar 12, 2010
CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR YOU
We’ve all heard the old saying, "Confession is good for the soul." Even in non-Christian and non-spiritual circles, people believe that to be true. Psychologists or psychiatrists would say that when we confess our wrong actions, words, and thoughts, it’s like a burden
Contributed by Howard Parnell on Sep 18, 2002
A counselor was trying to help a man who had come forward during an evangelistic meeting. "I’m a Christian," the man said, "but there’s sin in my life, and I need help." The counselor showed him I Jn. 1:9 and suggested that the man confess his sins to God.
"Oh Father," the man began, "if we
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Jul 19, 2004
A Muslim in Africa became a Christian, and some friends asked him, “Why have you done such a thing?” He answered, “Well, it’s like this: Suppose you were going down the road and suddenly the road forked in two directions. You didn’t know which way to go; and there at the fork were two men - one
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 22, 2009
NOT "WHY?" BUT "WHAT?"
I remember a particular counseling session years ago where three of us were trying to encourage a change of personality and a change of behavior in a spouse.
Dr. Jay Adams, in his book on direct, biblical counseling, said the purpose is not to find out why a person
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Oct 28, 2009
CONFESSION WITHOUT CHANGE
Four preachers met for a friendly gathering. During the conversation one preacher said, "Our people come to us and pour out their hearts, confess certain sins and needs. Let's do the same. Confession is good for the soul." In due time all agreed.
One confessed he
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Oct 28, 2009
CONFESSION AND CONTRITION
Metro News (Ottawa). It tells how in 2008, 22 people died from eating cold cuts processed by Maple Leaf Foods. To his credit, Michael McCain, the Maple Leaf CEO, owned up to the fact that the meats were contaminated with listeria at his company's plant in North York.
THE FRUIT OF YOUR WORDS (Spanish and English)
Seremos lo que decimos ser. Las palabras tiene poder. Llevan poder. Crean imágenes. Y así Usted puede crear lo bueno y lo malo. Dios dice yo creo el fruto de tus labios. Yo creo todo lo que hables. Piense en el fruto de sus labios. Sabe muchas veces,
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 26, 2010
fACING THE TRUTH: BEVERLY SILLS
Confession is admission of something; it is an act of disclosure. Here's a story in the Ladies’ Home Journal as once quoted in The Reader’s Digest:
Being general director of the New York opera took a toll on Beverly Sills; she ballooned into obesity. "It made
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 8, 2010
Wiersbe tells of a counselor who was trying to help a man who had come forward during an evangelistic meeting. "I’m a Christian," the man said, "but there’s sin in my life, and I need help." The counselor showed him 1 John 1:9 and suggested that the man confess his sins to God.
Contributed by David Moore on Aug 5, 2010
MAKE IT RIGHT
The great evangelist D.L. Moody told a story of a lady in the north of England who said that every time she got down before God to pray, five bottles of wine came up before her mind. She had taken them wrongfully one time when she was a housekeeper, and had not been able to pray
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jan 18, 2011
FREDERICK AND THE CONFESSION
Truth is we can't please God, that is, not on our terms. Nor does it do any good to try and hide our sin. Like Isaiah, we can only be used by God when we're willing to admit, "I am a person of unclean lips."
It reminds me of the story of KING FREDERICK II, an
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2011
DECEIVING OURSELVES: THE PENTIUM COVER-UP
Intel learned that its Pentium processing chip had a flaw. The chip would occasionally give wrong answers for division problems using large numbers. Intel believed this was a minor flaw, something they felt would affect the average user once every
Contributed by Ken Pell on Feb 10, 2011
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT
So is your sin and guilt getting the better of you?
Well, now "There’s an app for that." CBS News reports (February 9, 2011) a new application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch called the "Confession Booth app. All you do is confess to your iPhone! It sells for
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2011
NEVER, NEVER BE LATE
A local priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish. A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner.
However, he was delayed so the priest decided to
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 19, 2011
ONE RASCAL AMONG HONEST MEN
A king visited a slave ship, and there was a slave galley where they chain men to the oars and they row and a man beats the drum and another man has a lash to make them row. And they would take the prisoners of the state and put them to use, pulling on the oars.
JUST AS I AM WITHOUT ONE PLEA
Charlotte Elliot came to Caesar Milan and asked how she could become a Christian. The old man replied, "My dear, it is very simple. You have only to come to Jesus."
And she said to him, "But I am a very great sinner, will He take me just as I am?"
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2011
A CONFESSION OF STEALING
Jack removes the envelope from the small pile of mail and draws in a deep breath. It is from his former employer. He has lost sleep waiting for it. What he is about to read could lead to his exoneration or to imprisonment.
He had written to this man two weeks ago,