Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Jan 2, 2008
Larry Kiser – The joy of sacrificial giving to the Lord’s work is one value easily lost in the presence of prosperity. I regularly saw my parents give beyond what was comfortable for them. I don’t know how frequently my children see me give sacrificially to God’s kingdom. Proverbs 3:9 tells us to
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 16, 2009
The Cost of Salvation
Several years ago, there was 14 year-old girl (Laura Montero) whose appendix burst while she and her family vacationed on a cruise ship off the Baja Coast. The ship was hundreds of miles from help, and the crew sent out a distress call looking for the nearest surgical
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 31, 2010
Cost of Freedom
At Hebron Baptist Church several years ago a speaker named Clebe McClary spoke. There was a patch where his left eye had once been. A hook extended from the artificial limb where a strong arm had once helped make him an outstanding athlete. He had been through countless surgeries
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 19, 2009
COST OF DISCIPLESHIP
I recently read the true story about a preacher who was standing at the door shaking hands as the congregation departed. He grabbed one man by the hand and pulled him aside.
The preacher said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!"
The man replied, "I’m already in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 30, 2009
Cost of the American Dream
About 10 years ago, there was a story in U.S. News and World Report. Some of the information in this story is probably just as relevant today, ten years later, as it was then. The story was about the so-called “American Dream.” I guess that would include owning your own
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 4, 2011
THE COST OF CHRISTMAS
One person observed that the message of Christmas was not one of convenience but "cost":
* It cost Mary and Joseph the comforts of home to take a long journey to Bethlehem while she was "very" pregnant with her new child.
* It cost the shepherds their comfort by the
It costs something to care. There is often suffering involved. "It is the kind physician who lances the boil, drains off the poison, cleanses the wound, and so restores the patient."
SOURCE: W. Phillip
Contributed by Kent Kessler on Mar 24, 2007
A young boy had to feed his father every day when he came home from school. His father had been so injured and couldn’t do many things for himself and to help with things the mother gave him one job to do and that was to feed his father every day, once a day.
But on this particular day, the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"The cost of a thingis the amount of life it requires to be exchanged for it,
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 12, 2009
HIGH COST IS EXPECTED
In the past missionaries boarded ship not expecting to ever see their homeland again. Some even sold themselves into slavery because that was the only way other slaves could have a chance to hear the gospel.
High cost and sacrifice was something expected of the body of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 28, 2009
FREEDOM HAS A COST
At the dramatic conclusion of the musical, Camelot, the tragic figure of King Arthur calls a boy named Tom out of the bushes. Arthur dubs the boy a "Knight of the Round Table," but orders him not to fight in the battle. He is to "grow up and grow strong" in order to tell of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 1, 2010
Mine Worker Understands the Cost of Forgiveness
G. Campbell Morgan, the well known pastor of the last century of Westminster Chapel, near Buckingham Palace, was once approached by a soldier who said he would give anything to believe that God would forgive sins, “but I cannot believe He will
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Feb 21, 2012
IT COSTS SOMETHING TO BE CHRISTIAN
"It costs something to be a true Christian. Let that never be forgotten. To be a (lukewarm) Christian, and go to church, is cheap and easy work. But to hear Christ’s voice, follow Christ, believe in Christ, and confess Christ, requires much self-denial. It will
Contributed by Brian Mavis on May 31, 2001
Salvation is free, ... but discipleship will cost you your life.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 19, 2012
THE COST OF TRYING TO FIT IN
Kevin Miller of Wheaton, Illinois wrote the following:
Right after I finished 6th grade, my family moved to a new town. As I started junior high that fall, I suddenly found myself in a school I didn’t know, in a town I didn’t know, with people I didn’t know. I
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 2, 2013
THE COST TO CURE REBELLION
"It cost God nothing, as far as we know, to create nice things, but to convert our rebellious wills, it cost Him crucifixion." C.S. Lewis
(From a sermon by
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 16, 2009
DIVORCE COSTS EVERYONE
High rates of divorce and unmarried childbearing cost U.S. taxpayers at least $112 billion each year. It is estimated that family fragmentation costs taxpayers more than $1 trillion each decade; about $70.1 billion is at the federal level, $33.3 billion at the state level