Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Eric Ferguson on May 16, 2008
THE RABBI AND THE TAILOR
There's an old story about a Jewish tailor who met a rabbi on his way
out of the synagogue:
Rabbi: Well, and what have you been doing in the synagogue?
Tailor: I was saying my prayers Rabbi.
Rabbi: Fine, and did you confess your sins?
Tailor: Yes, Rabbi, I confessed
Some years ago I met Johnny Moore. Johnny is the lead singer for "His Glory". He tells his story of how he was on his way home one night before he got serious with the Lord. He’d been kinda "playing church." He was on his way home from a Wednesday night prayer meeting, and he
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Aug 19, 2008
Ranai Carlton said:
During Sunday school I was trying to teach the children that we all need God’s forgiveness. After the Bible story I asked on of the girls, "Lisa, when is a time you might need God’s forgiveness?" Her blank stare prompted a response from my son. "It’s okay, Lisa. You don’t
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Sep 17, 2008
Who is Ed Hochuli? He is a veteran NFL referee who made a terrible call in a Chargers - Broncos game. Instead of hiding or covering up his mistake, he fully admitted it and apologized. Matthew J. Darnell on Yahoo Sports said, "It's hard to hate a guy who knows he screwed up and feels bad
Contributed by Ken Pell on Sep 29, 2008
I watched one of my favorite movies last night. It is an old comedy called "The God's Must Be Crazy." It is about a bush tribe that lives in the Kalahari Desert; they have no earthly possessions. They are happy, content, and self sufficient.
A bush plane flies overhead (which they mistake for a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
WHAT ELSE DID HE TELL YOU?
A police officer pulled a guy over for speeding and had the following exchange:
Officer: May I see your driver’s license?
Driver: I don’t have one. I had it suspended when I got my 5th DUI. (Driving Under the Influence)
Officer: May I see the owner’s card for this
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 7, 2009
CONFESSION: SIN HURTS GOD
If you’re part of a big family, you probably remember those times when a little nephew would come up and slug his older uncles. The nephew’s mother probably chided him, but I can almost hear the uncle say, "No! That’s all right. The kid’s got to flex his muscles once in
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 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 Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Barna Research reports evangelicals comprise just 7% of the U.S. adult population, 40% of U.S. adults are born again. (Foster