Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 16, 2009
SIN KEYED OUT BY JESUS
What is this idea of "covering" or "hiding" sin? It means that there are circumstances where God will refuse to see our sin. I like to picture that as being like the technique used in video and film. It’s called the chromakey technique and requires filming in front of a
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 16, 2009
FORGIVEN, FORGIVEN, FORGIVEN...
I once read a marvelous story about a country doctor in Scotland who had a very poor practice. Although his patients would pay him in eggs, chickens, vegetables at harvest, and meat at slaughtering time, his huge ledger book would contain many names, symptoms,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
There is a professor at Howard University Divinity School, a teacher and scholar, with an unusual name. A name that tells this very story. The distinguished professor of New Testament, the author of the book Troubling Biblical Waters, is named Cain Hope Felder.
Dr. Felder tells
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
In a dream, Martin Luther found himself being attacked by Satan. The devil unrolled a long scroll containing a list of Luther's sins and held it before him. On reaching the end of the scroll Luther asked the devil, "Is that all?"
"No," came the reply, and a second scroll was
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
THROUGH HIS BLOOD
In 1927, in West Africa, a blood specimen was taken from a native man named Asibi, who was sick with yellow fever. A vaccine was made from the original strain of virus obtained from this man. In fact, all the vaccine manufactured since 1927 by the Rockefeller Foundation and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
SAFE IN THE BURNED PLACE
Some early settlers were traveling together across the western prairies of the United States. One day they were horrified to see a fire fanned by strong wind coming their way.
As the flames raced closer and closer one man, to the amazement of the others, set fire to a
I can't count the number of times Christ has kept me from a decision that looked good at the time, but would have led to a disaster for my family. And I think all of us would run out of fingers and toes before we could
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
A man said to his pastor: “I am a miserable sinner and there is no help available for me. I have prayed to God, I have tried to be good and I have tried to do the right thing at the right time, but I always seem to fail.”
The pastor asked him: “Do you believe in the life, the death,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
IT IS FINISHED
We trample the blood of the Son of God if we think we are forgiven because we are sorry for our sins. The only explanation for the forgiveness of God, and for the unfathomable depth of His forgetting (of our sins), is the death of Jesus Christ. Our repentance is merely the outcome
Contributed by Michael Walther on Aug 29, 2011
Micah 7:19 He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea.
I love the Hebrew word for "subdue." You may have actually heard it before. It is the word "kabash." Looking ahead to
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 30, 2011
GOD'S FORGIVENESS IS INSTANT, COMPLETE, PERMANENT
One of our church members had an issue with a family member. That family member had been so unkind and hurtful for so long, that it seemed things would never change. Our member prayed to God for help. Another family member spoke to the hurtful
Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Dec 14, 2011
FALLING DOWN: INJUSTICE
Michael Douglas in the movie Falling Down, portrays a man who has lost his family and job. He goes off the deep end striking out at those whom he believes are the cause of the worlds injustices. In the end he takes his own life.
The Lord Jesus came to a world full of
AMISH GRACE AND FORGIVENESS
Following the tragic Amish school shooting of 10 young schoolgirls in a one-room Amish school in October 2006, reporters from throughout the world invaded Lancaster County, PA to cover the story. However, in the hours and days following the shooting a different, an
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 21, 2009
I'LL NEVER FORGIVE THEM
The story is told about a man who went to John Wesley and said, "I can never forgive that person. Never."
John Wesley replied, "Then I hope you
Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 18, 2009
SIN: PARDON IN CONSCIENCE FIRST
One of the older writers, one William Romaine wrote, "No sin can be crucified either in heart or life unless it be first pardoned in conscience; because there will be want of
Contributed by Greg Bond on Dec 28, 2009
ACCEPTING FORGIVENESS CAN BE DIFFICULT
I’m sure that many of you, just looking at this title, already have emotions running through your mind. Maybe accepting forgiveness from God and acceptance into His fellowship, is something you have struggled with personally, or you know one person, or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2009
FORGIVENESS AND THE RHONE
The RHONE RIVER begins its journey in the Switzerland Alps, some 5000 feet above sea level. It is one of the most important commercial waterways in France, stretching more than 500 miles in length. The river that glistens and sparkles through France, however, is much
Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Jan 25, 2010
In the mid 1700's a little bit before the time Kunta Kinte was said to have lived, a certain Englishman served under slavers and became a captain of a slave ship. One night in 1748 in a storm as the ship took on water, he felt the weight of his guilt chained to him. Faced with death, he came to
Forgiveness works like this, " No matter how many steps we take away from Jesus, it only takes one step to get back,