Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A man told his pastor he had done a terrible thing and could find no rest for his conscience. The pastor asked him, “Have you confessed it to the Lord?”
And the man replied, “Pastor, I’ve confessed that sin a thousand times.”
The wise pastor said, “That is 999
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 10, 2010
Some would say that this is too simple. Nothing could be finalized on word of mouth! Yet that is exactly what happens in a wedding. The simple confession “I do” seals the union, bonds two into one, causes the children to leave father and mother and to cleave to one another.
A dying man said to his wife, "I am about to die but before I die I would like to confess to you that I am not faithful to you as a husband. I have lots of women in my life. Please forgive me."
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
A Marriage Confession
I have a confession to make this morning. I am really not sure how to say this to you. I am embarrassed, ashamed, and really fearful of what you might think of me once you know the truth. I must confess to you this morning that my wife, Ronda, and I have irreconcilable
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 Sermoncentral 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,
Before writing, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," before becoming a leader of the Reformation, before his 95 Theses, Martin Luther was a Catholic priest. One thing that did not change for him was a passionate conviction that Christians must repent and confess their sins.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2002
"The one thing I’ve never admitted to any baby-sitter, because I’ve barely admitted it to myself, is that I don’t want her to be everything to my children that I am. I want her to be more than I am and everything I am not. I want her to be consistently cheerful and
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.
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 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 Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2011
THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC CONFESSION
There's a parable about an ancient philosopher who came to a city to save its people from its sins. The inhabitants of the city, who at first listened to the philosopher, gradually turned away.
One day a child asked the learned man why he went on - did he
Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
SIMPLE CONFESSION, PROFOUND FORGIVENESS
In 1818 one out of six women who had children died of something called "childbirth fever." A doctor’s daily routine back then started in the dissecting room, where he performed autopsies, and from there he made his rounds to examine expectant mothers. No
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Aug 4, 2001
Illus.: Four Preachers Confess
Four preachers met for a friendly gathering. During the conversation one preacher said, “Our people come to us and pour out their hears, confess certain sins and needs. Let’s do the same. Confession is good for the soul.” In due time all agree. One of them said
Contributed by Todd Schäve on Nov 6, 2001
True Confession and Repentance:
True confession is not the mere mental assent that we
have done wrong, for even a thief will admit he’s done
wrong in the bragging of his accomplishments. No,
confession means seeing and agreeing with God how our
sins have harmed us and others. It is pouring
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Nov 26, 2001
Yet membership in a confessing body is fundamental to the faithful Christian life. Failure to do so defies the explicit warning not to forsake "our assembling together." His understanding of this prompted Martin Luther to say, "Apart from the church, salvation is impossible." Not that the church
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Aug 6, 2003
91% of all Americans confessed that they regularly lied.
79% had given out false phone numbers or invented new identities when meeting strangers on airplanes.
20% said they couldn’t get through even one day without going along with a previously manufactured lie.
Now here’s what I found
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by the decisions of the Supreme Court,the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that