Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Forum estimates the U.S. is 78% Christian and about to lose its status as a majority Protestant nation, at 51% and slipping. More than 25% of U.S. adults have left the faith of their childhood for another religion or no religion. Factoring in moves
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
Eight in ten Americans have no doubt God exists. Prayer is an important part of their lives, and they believe "we will all be called before
Contributed by on Apr 14, 2008
“Finding one’s purpose with God can be a strange and mysterious journey; or, it can be as plain as asking God for a task and then watching your desire for that task grow within you. Problem is, most of us forget to ask God to fill us with a fervent spirit to serve Him. Then, years later, we wake
I KNOW BECAUSE I SEE
The fingerprints of God are everywhere in nature! Faith - at least in part - is the spiritual seeing or perceiving of the fingerprints on the things he has made. We see the order, the beauty, the greatness, the complexity of what he has made - and these are the evidence
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 28, 2008
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PRAY
I heard a story of a ship that was sinking in the middle of a storm, and the captain called out to the crew and said, "Does anyone here know how to pray?"
One man stepped forward and said, "Yes sir, I know how to pray."
The captain said, "Wonderful, you pray
Contributed by Tom Shepard on Dec 12, 2006
William Cary was a shoemaker when one day he heard of the millions of people in India who had not heard the Good News of Jesus Christ. He believed the great commission to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.” He believed that that verse was speaking directly to him.
So he volunteered
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN THE CHURCH?
Relevant Magazine, in their May-June 2008 issue, asked a bunch of church leaders this question: "Faith: What is the biggest problem facing the church today?" Here are some of their response from pages 73, 74:
a. Shane Claiborne: "One of the most
Contributed by David Dewitt on May 12, 2008
Our society has adopted the use of an ancient Greek word as a type of prefix. The Greek word is mega which means great. Think about it. We use mega a great deal.
• Mega-size drinks
I argue that we need to be people
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 23, 2008
In 1856, Auguste Bartholdi was inspired to begin working on what would become his most noted work of art.
He was approached by the French government to design a lighthouse to put at the entrance of the Suez Canal (Red Sea to the Mediterranean sea).
He spent ten years working on the
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 28, 2008
"Nothing will be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."
Contributed by Doug Lyon on Jun 2, 2008
I have been a pastor at Shiloh Bible Church for eleven years. But my association with the church began long before that. My in-laws, Harold and Dorothy Wills, retired to the Bloomsburg area back in the 1980's and they started coming to Shiloh. And so when our family would come up from
Contributed by Wayne Solomon on Jun 7, 2008
The Story of Walt Disney
A young man with an artistic talent was born in 1901. He tried to get a business going in 1919 and it crashed in less than a month. Later in 1923 he was at it again but it lasted less than a year and went under. Walt went from investor to investor with a sketch of a
"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those
Contributed by Rick Bezanson on Jul 12, 2008
Former professional American football player and now coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Tony Dungy had an 18-year-old son James who died of an apparent suicide. Many newspapers and magazines wrote about Dungy's courage and strength in the wake of his son's death. Dungy
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 16, 2008
David and Becky Guinn have been on my mind this past week. In 1997, the Lord blessed me to go with David on a mission trip to Ukraine. It was a life-changing experience for me. David and Becky deeply love the Lord. They have faithfully served the Lord for years in college ministry, mission work and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
DON'T TRUST FEELINGS
I read of a helicopter pilot who flew from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific told this story. He said, "I was flying the helicopter back to the ship when a blinding fog rolled in. Flying at a low altitude, I knew that a single mistake would plunge my crew and me into the
Contributed by Barry Edmondson on Aug 10, 2008
A WALK BY FAITH
I have a friend in Alaska. Some years ago he was a rising executive in a large, influential business. Then God spoke to him to quit his job and go to full-time Bible college. He did so, with no guarantees and no looking back.
After he finished Bible college, to the amazement
THIS I KNOW
After the Communist Government of China kicked out all foreign Missionaries, most contact with China was cut off. A lot of people wondered if Chrisitianity would die out completely. In 1972, a group of American Christians were thrilled to receive an unusual message from contacts in
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Aug 24, 2008
Pator Dave Kinney: "Faith is grounded in the confidence of God's presence in today's unsettledness and the conviction in
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Aug 25, 2008
C.S. Lewis: "Faith is the art of holding onto things your reason has once accepted, in