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  • Wesley's Peace

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    WESLEY'S PEACE 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 more

  • Soft-Iron Magnets

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009

    SOFT-IRON MAGNETS 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. more

  • Works-Oriented Salvation Verses Saving Faith  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • The Best Comment On Faith Is Action  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Roll-Up-Your-Shirt-Sleeves Christianity  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    ROLL-UP-YOUR-SHIRT-SLEEVES CHRISTIANITY When DAVE THOMAS died in early 2002, he left behind more than just thousands of Wendy’s restaurants. He also left a legacy of being a practical, hard-working man who was respected for his down-to-earth values. Among the pieces of good advice that have more

  • Pulling On Both Oars  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    PULLING ON BOTH OARS An old Scotsman operated a little rowboat for transporting passengers. One day a passenger noticed that the good old man had carved on one oar the word "Faith" and on the other oar the word "Works." Curiosity led him to ask the meaning of these oars. The old man, being a more

  • Your Best Isn't Good Enough

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 28, 2010

    YOUR BEST ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH A pastor once went to a barber to get a haircut. All through the haircut, the pastor wanted to witness to the barber, but the barber kept talking non-stop and gave the pastor no chance to interrupt. Later, when the pastor was paying for the haircut, he asked the more

  • Underdoing Personal Responsibility

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 5, 2010
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    UNDERDOING PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY Craig Groeschel, a well known pastor and author of the "Christian Atheist" says: "As Christians, we can be tempted to 'overdo faith.' I put that in quotes because it would be more accurate to say it's 'underdoing personal responsibility.' There's really no more

  • Faith And Works

    Contributed by David Parks on Aug 26, 2010
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    FAITH AND WORKS There was once a Scotsman who rowed people across a river. On one oar he had carved the word 'faith' and on the other oar he had carved the word 'works'. One day as he was rowing, one of the passengers noticed the carvings and asked him about them. The Scotsman did not reply but more

  • Just Follow Directions

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2011
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    JUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS Robert Kupferschmid was an 81-year old man who had no flying experience. However, due to a tragic emergency, he was forced to fly an airplane. On June 17, 1998, he and his 52-year-old pilot friend, Wesley Sickle, were flying from Indianapolis to Muncie, Indiana. During the more

  • Swimming With The Sharks

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jul 2, 2011

    SWIMMING WITH THE SHARKS There's an old story of a rich guy who threw a party at his mansion. One of his pride and joys was his new saltwater pool in which he had the ability to let swim in various specious of ocean fish. He had the party assemble along the edge of the pool as more

  • W. H. Auden Said: "Our Bodies Cannot Love. But ...

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jul 9, 2011

    W. H. Auden said: "Our bodies cannot love. But without them, what more

  • No Good Christians

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 26, 2011

    NO GOOD CHRISTIANS Have you ever been on a vacation and then felt like you need another vacation because you were so tired? That is this life. A lot of times we do things that we think will bring us peace and contentment but in the end they just make us more worn out. The more you TRY to be a more

  • Elizabeth Elliot: "If The Only Thing You Have To ...

    Contributed by Scott Spencer on Aug 1, 2011

    Elizabeth Elliot: "If the only thing you have to offer is a broken heart, you offer a broken heart. Realizing that nothing I have, nothing I am will be refused on the part of Christ, I simply give it to Him as the little boy gave Jesus his five loaves and two small fishes--with the same feeling of more

  • Sola Fide: Faith Alone

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2012

    SOLA FIDE: FAITH ALONE Sola fide isn’t a license to sin; it’s the motivation to follow your Savior Now, there was a time in the history of the church, when this doctrine was all but lost. By the fifteenth century the church had become a massive institution of power, and the gospel was more

  • We Need Help To Get Out

    Contributed by Bret Toman on Mar 14, 2013

    We Need Help to Get Out Follow the example of the Chilean miners. Trapped beneath two thousand feet of solid rock, the thirty-three men were desperate. The collapse of a main tunnel had sealed their exit and thrust them into survival mode. They ate two spoonfuls of tuna, a sip of milk, and a more

  • Receiving The Blessing

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 26, 2013

    RECEIVING THE BLESSING On a Sunday school picnic in the heat of summer, I was going around the children with a 4 gallon can of cool drink and ladling out portions to the thirsty. I came to a small boy who had a busy morning. He was red in the face, sweating profusely, obviously quite hot. He more

  • Position Versus Discipleship  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    POSITION VERSUS DISCIPLESHIP C. Gene Wilkes, in his book Jesus on Leadership, says, "Confusion arises when you equate higher 'positions' with leadership . . . As long as 'position' is honored above discipleship -- being a follower -- church leaders will honor the ambitious over the obedient." We more

  • A Lot Of People Think That Being Saved Is A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 23, 2004
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Building A House Is Always A Serious ...

    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 more