Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
DISCERNING GOD’S WILL
George Mueller’s recommended method for discerning God’s will:
1. Have no will of your own in the matter. (Mark 14:36)
2. Seek the will of God in direct connection with the Word of God (Psalm 119:33-35)
3. Circumstances will agree with the Word of God (Judges
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jul 28, 2005
A discerning commentator (Alexander Maclaren) writes: “The Parable of the Sower is both history and prophecy. It tells Christ’s
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
So how does a critical attitude come back to haunt you? Here’s one way.
A man wanted to impress his friends with his eye for art as they went to an art gallery together. He forgot his glasses, was nearsighted, and couldn’t hardly see his hand in front of his face.
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 8, 2004
On the battlefield discernment is critical. An officer leading his men into battle must be able to make decisions quickly and accurately. Decisiveness can spell the difference between victory and defeat. General Robert E. Lee, one of the greatest military strategists to ever wear an American
Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Nov 2, 2006
A seminary professor was vacationing with his wife in Gatlinburg, TN. One morning, they were eating breakfast at a little restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While they were waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white-haired man moving from table to table,
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Feb 19, 2008
If you really want to discern what direction God is leading you then get better acquainted with God. Connect with Him on a consistent basis.
Forty years ago a Philadelphia congregation watched as three 9-year-old boys were baptized and joined the church. Not long after, unable to continue with its
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevereGive us courage andthe quiet mind, spare to us
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"God grant me the serenity to delegate tasks when necessary, the courage to say no, and the
ii. C Peter Wagner in his book ,"Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow." States on page 23, "Who needs to know about spiritual gifts? (He states) - You need to know about spiritual gifts if:
1. You are a Christian.
2. You believe that Jesus is your Lord and you want to love Him and
Seeing the value?
An artist took a paint brush and painted a picture in two colors.
He called the picture ’BLUE AND GRAY."
The artist listened to a critic that couldn’t even paint and threw the picture in a corner and it gathered dust many years.
One day someone saw the picture and offered to
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 6, 2003
Vacationing in Arizona, a group of British tourists spots a cowboy by the side of the road, with his ear to the ground.
"What’s going on?" they asked.
"Two horses, one gray-one chestnut, are pulling a wagon carrying 2 men,” the cowboy says.
"One man is wearing a red shirt and the other a
Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 21, 2012
With his life in disarray, Steven Lavaggi sat on his bedroom’s wooden floor, and began searching his Bible for answers. His wife had just left him to marry a writer for The Rolling Stone Magazine. Ten days later, Steven discovered his son was stricken with Juvenile Diabetes. Then he lost his
Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 10, 2005
What you don’t know can get you hurt! In Texas there once lived a Mexican bank robber named Jorge Rodriquez. He had been so successful that the Texas Rangers put a whole posse on his trail. For months they tried to catch him as he slipped across the Rio Grande. Finally a ranger cornered Jorge in a
In his awesome book, Selling Jesus, by Douglas D. Webster, the author gives an incredible quote about the lack of spiritual discernment in American church growth and marketing today:
"American Christianity is increasingly tolerant of any and all methods, as long as they bring NUMERICAL results.
A "Natural" Rope a dope...
Cross bearing is an indispensable part of a Christian’s life, so that work of moulding a person into a Christ-like image which begins at the point of re-generation is completed in all respects (2 Cor 3:18) by the time of Rapture or one’s departure from the Earthly
Contributed by Robert Rust on Jul 11, 2001
It seems there was a barber in a small local town who had been the only barber in town for years. Everyone went to this barber to get their hair cut. Then, one day a big hair salon franchise came to town and opened up shop. They advertised,
“All Haircuts for $3.00”
Slowly, the barber’s
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Aug 15, 2018
I live in Arkansas. I LOVE when autumn comes and fall leaves drift down on autumn breezes. But in Arkansas, you have to be careful about those leaves on the ground because some of them conceal SERPENTS.
There are lots of Copperhead Snakes here. Copperheads are venomous Pit Vipers that strike you
Contributed by Johnny Bley on Jul 11, 2001
A professor one day demonstrated to his class the power of an electro-magnet. He placed 2 lbs. of nails on a table with the wires of an electo-magnet under the table. When he flipped the switch, the nails came togehter and he was able to form the nails into various shapes as long as the current
Contributed by Darrin Hunt on Feb 19, 2007
When I got engaged, we went to a local gemologist at his home. He took us to his living room, pulled his hand out of his pocket and held it out with several stones and said, "Pick one."
Gemologists/geologists are able to analyze and discern which gems/metals are