Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2008
People with Conviction
In the events of the bridge collaple here in Minneapolis this past week, you have probably heard of countless examples of people acting with conviction.
• Ed Nelson M.P.D. - when you encounter a situation like that, you just do it.
• Shannon Hanson E.M.T. - "It’s just part
When I worked in Toronto for a food processing plant, I believed we had the best products on the market. I would tell my customers that my products were worth the twenty cents a pound more than my competitors, because they were better, and I really believed they were.
A scientist, unjustly accused and convicted of a major crime, found himself sentenced to
hard time in a prison out in the Arizona desert. His cellmate turned out to be another scientist.
Determined to escape, the first man tried to convince his colleague to make the attempt with him.
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 15, 2003
Difference between a conviction and a preference, according to the U.S. Supreme Court: A preference is a very strong belief, held with great strength. You can give your entire life in a full-time way to the service of the preference, and can also give your entire material wealth in the name of the
Conviction – a holy conscience – is a powerful thing. It can change everything. A man said his daddy used to read the comics to him on Sundays. “One of the main characters in the comic strip was a guy named Willie. In one strip, he’s slumped in front of the television set with a coffee cup
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2010
Former Convict and Judge Together at Communion
A large prosperous city church had three mission churches under its care that it had started. On the first Sunday of the New Year all the members of the mission churches came to the city church for a combined Communion service.
In those mission
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 29, 2010
Prayer and Conviction of Sin in the Life of a Gambler
R. A. Torrey in his book The Holy Spirit tells how the elders and deacons of Moody Church met every Friday night for supper and to go over the church rolls to see which people needed attention. At one meeting, an elder expressed a concern:
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 3, 2011
OSWALD CHAMBERS ON CONVICTION OF SIN
Oswald Chambers: "Conviction of sin is one of the rarest things that ever strikes a man. It is the threshold of an understanding of God. Jesus Christ said that when the Holy Spirit came He would convict of sin, and when the Holy Spirit rouses the conscience
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 30, 2011
CHRISTIAN CONVICTION: ROGER WILLIAMS
Roger Williams was a graduate of Cambridge University, where in order to receive his degree he was forced to sign articles declaring that the king was by right the head of the English Church, that worship according to the Book of Common Prayer and church
Jeffrey Dahmer was a convicted murderer and cannibal who cooked and ate his victims. You don’t really get much more heinous than that. He was awarded 16 life sentences. While in prison, Dahmer met with Roy Ratcliff, a minister with the Church of Christ in Madison, Wisconsin, and turned his life
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary
Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 7, 2001
Back in 1830 George Wilson was convicted of robbing the U.S. Mail and was sentenced to be hanged. President Andrew Jackson issued a pardon for Wilson, but he refused to accept it. The matter went to Chief Justice Marshall, who concluded that Wilson would have to be executed. "A pardon is a slip of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2003
An opinion is something you hold; a conviction is something that holds you. An opinion is something you’ll argue about. A conviction is something you will suffer for and, if necessary, die for.
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on May 6, 2010
Back in 1830 George Wilson was convicted of robbing the U.S. Mail and was sentenced to be hanged. President Andrew Jackson issued a pardon for Wilson, but he refused to accept it. The matter went to Chief Justice Marshall, who concluded that Wilson would have to be executed.
"A pardon is a
Contributed by Scott Brewer on Aug 7, 2007
Is there enough evidence to convict you of being a Christ-follower?
Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge John Burlew was on the bench in April when Eric Hine, 43, of Cincinnati, came before him on a charge of receiving stolen property. Hine’s attorney asked for a low bond, saying Hine had a