Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 20, 2008
DEAD TO SIN, REMADE IN CHRIST
When Standard Oil Company began to refine petroleum, there was a black substance, a by-product, that no one knew what to do with. It was black, sticky, and stinky. It couldn’t be buried because it would just find its way to the surface again. It couldn’t be burned
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Oct 23, 2003
Sort of Dead to Sin]
In a classic Leadership cartoon by Mary Chambers, two couples are seated in a living room engaged in Bible study. One of the women is speaking. "Well," she says, "I
Contributed by David Baeder on Nov 7, 2008
When Paul speaks of being dead to sin, he’s using a figure of speech. He is not referring to literal physical death. What does he mean? He means that sin is off limits. How many of you who are married can remember your wedding vows? When you got married did you pledge to “forsake all others”?
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 30, 2008
IT COMES BACK TO YOU
A preacher was making his rounds to his parishioners on a bicycle when he came upon a little boy trying to sell a lawn mower.
"I’ve been needing a lawn mower. How much do you want for it?" asked the preacher.
"I just want enough money to go out and buy me a bike," said the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 21, 2008
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
I am reminded of a story where a salesman was driving through town and became hungry. He saw a sign for a restaurant and parked his car and went in. The first thing he noticed was how dirty the windows were, and then he saw how dirty the table tops were. The waitresses were
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 21, 2008
LAZARUS THE DOG
There is a true story of a family in New Mexico who had a pup named Brownie. Brownie got out of the yard one Saturday afternoon and, like all good animals he went exploring. Unfortunately, Brownie ventured out in the street and got struck by a passing car.
The family tearfully
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Oct 17, 2002
DEAD IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
Several years ago a movie came out called “Death Becomes Her”. I don’t recommend it. It was dark humor at best, but the few funny parts weren’t worth the cost of the movie rental; much less, a theatre ticket.
But the basic premise of the movie turns out to be a great
Romans 6 deals with the believer being dead to Sin.
Romans 7 deals with the believer being dead to the Law.
Romans 8 deals with the believer being alive in the Spirit, who gives us the power to life the "victorious
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Sep 3, 2009
After he retired, one man wrote,
I get up in the morning, and I dust off my wits.
I go out, get the paper, and I read the obits.
If my name is missing, I know I’m
Contributed by John Tung on Feb 12, 2009
LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR DEAD
To one person who wanted to bury his father before following Jesus, Jesus said, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God." (Lk. 9:60)
Doesn’t that sound harsh? Someone’s father just died, and the man can’t even go back to bury his
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jul 19, 2011
DEAD TO GARLIC
The problem is we are so accustomed to sin we do not recognize it's gravity.
I once read the news account of the two Lake Worth, Florida, high school boys. They were suspended from school because they ate so much garlic that no one could stand to have them around. They had read
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 10, 2009
“Why the Dead Sea?”
We have heard of dead people, dead beasts, dead trees and dead flowers, but is there such a thing as a dead sea? There is and they call it dead because it receives all and gives nothing. This body of water – the most remarkable in the world – is at the southern end of the
Contributed by Clark Tanner on May 8, 2008
"What claim has sin upon a dead man? None! Well, then, God looks upon the believer as dead - dead with Christ, and risen again; and his power to deny the working of sin consists in his
The Resurrection of the Dead
Avijah Powers felt moderately sure nobody would recognize him when he registered under an assumed name at the little inn. It was more than twenty years since he had left the town--a hard,
reckless boy, running away from a good father and a devoted mother because he
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 5, 2002
DEAD OR ALIVE?
When elderly Adele Gaboury turned up missing four years ago, concerned neighbors in Worcester, Massachusetts, informed the police. A brother told police she had gone into a nursing home. Satisfied with that information, Gaboury’s neighbors began watching her property. Michael
Contributed by Perry Greene on Jul 11, 2012
THE DEAD DONKEY
A city boy, Kenny, moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.
The next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the donkey died."
Kenny replied, "Well then, just give
Contributed by Max Furman on Dec 23, 2021
On Easter Sunday, religious leaders and the disciples had all witnessed the same event. However, both saw something differently. A few years ago, I was getting ready to leave the house for a run and as my wife and I talked, I learned that she was soon going to run an errand. Jokingly, I told her
Steven Cole gives us a powerful personal application of the story in Luke 13:10-17. Luke concludes this story by noting that Jesus’ opponents were being humiliated, but the multitude was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him (Lk 13:17). As we saw before, Jesus and His teaching
Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 10, 2017
A boy ran into his house to tell his mom something. He had a dead rat in his hand. But he didn't notice that the pastor of their church was talking to his mom.
The boy said, “Mom, you'll never guess what! I was out behind the garage and there was this rat. I picked up a rock and threw it and hit