Contributed by Clark Tanner on Feb 13, 2009
King David gave us a great 4pt sermon in his Psalm of repentance (51)
He pleaded, “Be gracious to me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness; According to the greatness of my Thy compassion blot out my transgression.”
He confessed, “Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, and done what is
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Feb 19, 2009
In seminary, every student was asked this question and it was sort of a psychological test that with the other tests could reveal some possible issues of the student and point to the fitness of the student for pastoral ministry. For example, I said, “Jesus.” Because as a potential pastor, I thought
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Mar 1, 2009
A Sunday school teacher gave his class an assignment to learn the 23rd Psalm by next Sunday because each was going to recite it to the whole church. A little boy named Bobby, just couldn’t get it all in his head, he struggled all week long. Finally Sunday comes and the church is packed out,
Swindoll notes, “The first quality God saw in David was spirituality. ‘The Lord has sought out …a man after His own heart? Seems to me, it means that you are a person whose life is in harmony with the Lord. What is important to Him is important to you. What burdens Him burdens you. When he says,
Swindoll states, The Bible never flatters its heroes. All the men and women of Scripture have feet made of clay, and when the Holy Spirit paints a portrait of their lives, He’s a very realistic artist. He doesn’t ignore, deny, or overlook the dark side. Personally, when I step into this chapter in
Back to one of David’s legacy’s his mighty men. The people are now saying, “Wow, have you seen David’s mighty men, talk about quality leaders and warriors. Hero’s who once where rift-raft and discontented, in debt, stressed out men and women’ Wow, how they are now “Mighty!” All because David
Contributed by Bobby Mcdaniel on Feb 6, 2010
David Yarborough tells the story from one of Max Lucado’s books of a lady who had a small house on the seashore of Ireland at the turn of the century was quite wealthy but also quite frugal. The people were surprised, then, when she decided to be among the first to have electricity in her home.
David’s life story is an amazing story of the extremes one person can face in a lifetime:
• Early years extremes:
o From seclusion to fame
o From being a nobody to a somebody.
o From forgotten to living legend
o From least to greatest
o From the runt of the family to the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 2, 2013
BETTING ON GOLIATH
Death was handled differently in the ancient world. An archaeologist was digging in the Negev Desert in Israel and came upon a casket containing a mummy. After examining it, he called the curator of a prestigious natural history museum.
"I've just discovered a 3,000 year
Contributed by Troy Borst on Jan 12, 2006
I want to share a story with you from last week in the Rocky Mountain Newspaper in Denver, Colorado. The story centers around a hot dog vendor and a fancy restaurant. "The beef between a hot dog vendor
Contributed by Michael West on Sep 29, 2008
To avoid confrontation is to avoid the inevitable. We avoid it because of fear. Would you let your child be beat up? No. You would fight. It doesn’t matter what philosophy you have when you are actually in a fight, you will fight back. We have our giants, our bully’s, but we need not be afraid,
Contributed by Michael West on Oct 2, 2008
David became a great hero by trusting God and defeating the giant Goliath—-Do you know Goliath’s last words? "Nothing
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
David Livingstone, "I Never Made A Sacrifice"
In the mid-seventeenth century, a somewhat well-known Englishman was captured by Algerian pirates and made a slave. While a slave, he founded a church. When his brother arranged his release, he refused freedom, having vowed to remain a slave until he
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Nov 16, 2010
Many years ago I worked in an organisation called SCILS - Sunshine Coast Independent Living Skills. We worked with people who had mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.
David (not his real name) was helped to find a place to rent in the community. He had been in danger of
Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 23, 2007
The Star of David
Unless you subscribe to The Atlanta Journal Constitution, you probably missed the story that was in the May 17, 1987 edition.
A rock hound named Rob Cutshaw owns a little roadside shop outside Andrews, North Carolina. Like many in the trade, he hunts for rocks, then sells them
Contributed by Greg Griffin on Jul 28, 2005
Pride is the dandelion of the soul. Its root goes deep; only a little left behind sprouts again. Its seeds lodge in the tiniest encouraging cracks. And it flourishes
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jul 19, 2009
DAVID: BROKENNESS LEADS TO LOYALTY
Psalm 51 Our text was written by King David about a year after he had an adulterous affair. While his men were off to war he was home relaxing. The story results in a series of events that went from adultery to deception and finally murder to cover his tracks
DAVID, JERUSALEM AND D-DAY
The 65th Anniversary of D-Day was observed June 6th. It was the largest single day amphibious invasion of all time. With nearly 200,000 troops involved; 160,000 would land on the 50 mile stretch of beaches known as Normandy.
There were many obstacles that day: the
Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Jan 7, 2010
There was an interesting article by David Marr in the Sydney Morning Herald on 19 December. He concludes that God is not dead in Australia. Rumours of his failing powers are exaggerated. The default setting of this country is faith without belonging to a religious organisation. A recent Nielson