Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 16, 2009
The Cost of Salvation
Several years ago, there was 14 year-old girl (Laura Montero) whose appendix burst while she and her family vacationed on a cruise ship off the Baja Coast. The ship was hundreds of miles from help, and the crew sent out a distress call looking for the nearest surgical
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 3, 2003
Salvation is a "Free Gift" from God.
Although "Free" it does not mean everyone has it.
If the local harware store was handing out free snow shovels today, does that mean you have one, no.
You have to go to the hardware store and ask for one of those free snow shovels, and then when it is in your
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Dec 10, 2001
HE SENT HIS SON
Pastor Clifford S. Stewart of Louisville, Kentucky, sent his parents a microwave oven one Christmas. Here’s how he recalls the experience:
“They were excited that now they, too, could be a part of the instant generation. When Dad unpacked the microwave and plugged it in,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 24, 2009
WHAT MUST I DO?
Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book on golf has sold more than a million copies. It is one of the biggest things in the history of sports books. In the 1920s, Penick bought a red spiral notebook and began jotting down observations about golf. He never showed the book to anyone except
Contributed by Don Hutto on Jan 27, 2001
Years ago, my youngest daughter, Marilyn, and I went shopping for Connie. It’s hard. You wives, it’s hard for a man to shop for his wife because we don’t know what you want, and we don’t want to get that for you, anyway.
But Marilyn and I thought we had found the perfect gift: a nightgown. You
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 22, 2009
Imagine, if you will, considering the fuel that runs most of our society, a gasoline station along the metaphorical road of life. It has two large signs that can be seen from all around. One sign says, “Come on in! Your bill is already paid!” That’s grace—something paid before you ever reach the
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Jul 7, 2009
Let’s say that I am at home, sitting in my favorite chair and Diana comes in and puts her hands out. In her hands, is a beautiful watch that she says she has purchased for me.
Now, what would happen if I yelled at her in anger and said for her to get it away from me and to never do such a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010
NFL Quarterback’s Pre-Game Generosity Impacts Family
There was a time when the bread-winner of the family worked a night shift in a low paying job and relied on food stamps to feed their large family. But that all changed after the Saint Louis Rams won the Super Bowl in 2000. And because of those
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 11, 2010
SALVATION: IT REALLY IS FREE
Reader's Digest wrote of the late Harvey Penick: "For 90-year-old golf pro Harvey Penick, success has come late. His first golf book, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, has sold more than a million copies, which his publisher believes makes it one of the biggest
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2014
The story is told of a farmhand who had worked for a married couple for several years. As time went on, the couple grew older and older and they couldn't do as much they had and the farm was beginning to look a little shabby. The paint on the barn was peeling. The fences had holes in them and slats
"When Dwight L. Moody approached a man who was president of a colliery about his soul’s salvation, the man listened patiently and courteously, then said, "It’s too cheap, I can’t believe it’s true. You ask me to do nothing except to accept Christ in order to obtain salvation. It is too cheap. It
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on May 6, 2007
Movie – Saving Private Ryan. It is loosely based on the story of four brothers who served during WW II. Because it was believed three of them had died in battle, a Division was sent deep into enemy lines to bring the last one home alive. It is this scene where Tom Hanks, playing Captain John
There are a lot of golfers out there who have convinced themselves that it is OK to cheat, they even came up with a name for it so that it didn’t sound so bad. It’s called a Mulligan, a do over, a second chance.
Here is how it goes. You step up to the tee box to hit the ball and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 14, 2009
Man Learns to Forgive His Enemy
The apostle Paul said, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).
We don’t serve in order to merit God’s forgiveness. We serve because we have already received God’s forgiveness. And our service
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 18, 2002
A preacher had once to illustrate the free nature of God’s gift of salvation. They stood in the pulpit one morning held up a poinsettia plant and said: “Whoever wants this beautiful Christmas poinsettia may have it. All you have to do is take it.”
They stared at me. I waited. And waited.
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 10, 2005
Order of the Wooden Cross! (10.11.05--Sacrifice!--1 Chronicles 21:22-24)
Recently I was asked this question: “What have you sacrificed lately in light of all the sorrow, desolation and bloodshed that have gripped the world?” It was a challenge from a friend of mine who regularly gives to
Marshall and Manuel noted the following thought about these 2 covenant relationships and the necessity to commit to both:
How critically important for us Christians is the business of commitment to one-another-as vital for the Body of Christ today as it was three-and-a-half centuries ago! There
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A true story that speaks about Mary’s extravagant love for Jesus.
A nine-year-old boy who lived in a rural town in Tennessee. His house was in a poor area of the community. A church had a bus ministry that came knocking on his door one Saturday afternoon. The kid came to answer the door and
Contributed by Richard Goble on Oct 30, 2007
As I was growing up with a younger brother and sister, one of our favorite games to play was baseball. We had a plastic bat and ball, and we would team up with some of the neighborhood kids and play ball in the back yard.
On one particular occasion my mom took our bat away from us because we were