Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 23, 2004
A lot of people think that being saved is a matter of works. But, here it says that you are God’s workmanship. It says you were created (kitzo) for good works. The word created means that refers to the work of God in creating you for a purpose. Think of it this way, if you have a apple tree in
Contributed by Douglas Vincent on May 28, 2004
Building a house is always a serious undertaking.
I was about 5 years old when my uncle began showing me how to build a card house. He taught me three different ways in which I could stack the cards. Each time he would start and I would want to jump right in after him and start building the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 7, 2004
Are You Being Served? was a British sitcom that ran from 1972 to 1985. It was set in the very old-fashioned Grace Brothers department store, owned by Mr. Grace. The program deals with the working life of the staff of the Ladies’ and Gent’s outfitting departments. Captain Peacock is in overall
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 24, 2004
“A Green and White Plate!” 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21 Key verse(s): 17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!.”
“London businessman Lindsay Clegg told the story of a warehouse property he was selling. The building had been empty for months
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Nov 14, 2004
A poor man in Ireland was plodding home, carrying a huge bag of potatoes. A horse and wagon finally drew up alongside him and the driver invited the man to climb aboard. He sat down but continued to hold the heavy bag. When the driver suggested that the man set the bag down, he replied, “I don’t
Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 14, 2004
One of the finest steamers afloat on Lake Champlain in Vermont, USA was the steamer "Champlain.’’ Cheer after cheer went up when she slid from her moorings on the dry-dock into the waters of the lake. Her machinery was perfect, her crew well trained, and the passengers on her for her maiden
Contributed by Steven W on Mar 15, 2005
A manager has delegated authority [exousia]. If a manager resigns, he has no more authority. A policeman with uniform has authority when he stands at the traffic junction.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 11, 2005
Charles Spurgeon- We believe on evidence. Now the most foolish part of many men’s doubts, is,
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 10, 2005
Jim Berg wrote, “There is debate in Christian circles about whether we are supposed to concentrate on being a certain kind of person or doing certain kind of things. The truth embraces both. You are always going to be some kind of a person or another, and you are always going to be doing one
Swindoll states this about “Grace Killers”: There are killers on the loose today. The problem is that you can’t tell by looking. They don’t wear little buttons that give away their identity, nor do they carry signs warning every body to stay away. On the contrary, a lot of them carry Bibles and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2005
What you’d get if 99% were good enough:
No phone service for 15 minutes each day.
1.7 million pieces of first class mail lost each day.
35,000 newborn babies dropped by doctors or nurses each year
200,000 people getting the wrong drug prescriptions each year
Unsafe drinking water three
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 21, 2005
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
Contributed by Jim Barnes on Dec 24, 2005
“You ask me (about) my religious views: you know, I think I believe in no religion. There is absolutely no proof for any of them, and from a philosophical standpoint Christianity is not even the best. All religions, that is, all mythologies, to give them their proper name, are merely man’s own
Contributed by Tyler Larson on Oct 10, 2006
C.H. Spurgeon said, “Human nature’s way of salvation is, “Do, do, do.” But God’s way of salvation is, “Done, done, it is all done.” You have but to rely by faith
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
Although Charles Wesley had been engaged in preaching the gospel with much diligence and earnestness, he did not know what it was to enjoy peace with God until he was in his thirtieth year. Being laid low by an alarming illness, and seeming as if he were going to die, a young
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009
There are two kinds of magnets, steel magnets and soft iron magnets. The steel magnet receives its magnetism from the load stone, and has it permanently; it can get along very well alone in a small way; it can pick up needles and do many other little things to amuse children.
Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Apr 26, 2009
Hugh Latimer lived in the late 15th-early 16th centuries and he said, "We must first be made good before we can do good; we must first be made just, before our works can please God.
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Apr 28, 2009
Works, good deeds, are the physical response and demonstration of an inner set of beliefs and system of values based upon those beliefs, that are both stimulated into being by those beliefs and are also the seen and experienced
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2009
Works-Oriented Salvation verses Saving Faith
Muhammad Ali was once asked what his faith meant to him. Ali replied: "[it] means [a] ticket to heaven. One day we’re all going to die, and god is going to judge us, [our] good and bad deeds. [if the] bad outweighs the good, you go to hell; if the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
THE BEST COMMENT ON FAITH IS ACTION
The Apostle Paul spoke of "faith working through love" (Gal. 5:6). The apostle John wrote "If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear Children, let us not love with words or