Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"There is nothing that God has judged good for us that He has not given us the means to accomplish,
Contributed by Darian Hybl on Aug 21, 2013
Recently I read an article that convicted me of my ‘blind spots’ where I have not wanted to ‘cross the road’ or enter deeper into relationship. Alex Early penned an article entitled, “A Pastor Walked into a Gay Bar And…” At first I avoided the article because I thought this article was more a
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 8, 2009
SEEING BUT NOT EATING
The Jewish Rabbi known as Rav held a similar viewpoint. Brad Young summarizes his view, "One will be judged not only for sins committed against Torah but also for pleasures in life that were neglected because of a false religious abstinence. The sense of joy in living
Contributed by Peter Bines on Jan 22, 2008
The Christian believer has to say – even in our multi-faith environment - that no other so-called Saviour will do! We need a sin-bearer. Can Mohammed be our sin-bearer; or Confucious, or Moses, or any other religious leader? No, only One who was both God and Man can bridge the great divide that our
Contributed by Bob Marcaurelle on Jan 18, 2010
A PROBLEM WORTHY OF GOD
Martin Luther says the fact that a moral and just God can let the guilty go unpunished is "a problem worthy of God." Any judge who sets a guilty person free with no punishment is immoral and unjust. Suppose a Judge has a man before him who is guilty, but has truly had a
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Dec 22, 2005
When Martin Luther was printing his translation of the Bible in Germany, pieces of the printed Scripture fell to the floor. A young girl picked one of them up and read the phrase of our text, “For God so loved the world that he gave”. The rest of the sentence was missing. That moment for her was
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 3, 2008
Not of Works
Grace, triumphant in the throne,
Scorns a rival, reigns alone;
Come and bow beneath her sway!
Cast your idol works away!
Works of man, when made his plea,
Never shall accepted be;
Fruits of pride (vain-glorious worm!)
Are the best he can perform.
Self, the god his soul
Contributed by Art Good on Jun 7, 2007
What does a line that goes down the middle of the road mean? Solid line, no passing. Stay on your own side of the road.
Dotted line, like one in picture means you can pass if there is nothing coming the other way.
Whether solid line or dotted line, reminds you that you are supposed to drive
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
When Martin Luther was printing his translation of the Bible in Germany, pieces of the printed Scripture fell to the floor. A young girl picked one of them up and read the phrase of our text, “For God so loved the world that he gave”. The rest of the sentence was missing. That moment for her was a
A good illustration of this comes from an old parable of the end time judgment with all the people who have ever lived being brought before God. Not submitting to God they come with a complaint. One group made the claim that they suffered persecution. They had died in gas chambers and concentration
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 31, 2008
HE TOOK THE LASHES
Cliff Barrows tells of the time his two young children did something wrong. Although they were gently warned, they repeated the offense and needed to be disciplined. Cliff's tender heart was pained at the thought of having to punish the ones he loved.
So he called Bobby
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
The judge in the criminal case of the state vs. Bob Jones said, “The defendant will rise as the charges are read.” Mr. Jones’s attorney stood and motioned for Mr. Jones to stand, but he remained seated.
The judge then asked, "Mr. Jones, are you the defendant in this case?"
"No sir, your
Contributed by Noal Atkinson on May 30, 2010
Jesus and Satan have a discussion as to who is the better programmer. This goes on for a few hours until they come to an agreement to hold a contest, with God as the judge.
They sit themselves at their computers and begin. They type furiously, lines of code streaming up the screen, for several
Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Dec 28, 2002
I’d like you to listen to this poem entitled Ready for Christmas as I conclude this sermon.
“Ready for Christmas,” she said with a sigh
As she gave a last touch to the gifts piled high.
Then wearily sat for a moment and read
Till soon, very soon, she was nodding her head.
Then quietly spoke
1. Bevere’s story, “Now here is where many in the church falter. They see the love of God in the light of the temporal, not the eternal. There is love and goodness, which are admired by society and many in the church but determined by human measures, and are contrary to the love of God. Let me
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 6, 2002
LOVE MY ENEMIES
Richard Wurmbrand, who spent fourteen years suffering in a Communist prison, reminds all believers with less than ideal circumstances that “if the heart is cleansed by the love of Jesus Christ, and if the heart love Him, you can resist all tortures.” He says, “God will not judge
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Apr 10, 2010
I am suffering at the moment with a cold, coughing and spluttering and my brain feels like it is packed tightly in sponge and being bounced down the slope of a mountain. A good friend said she is praying in Jesus Name for healing and believing for me to be well by Monday. I am believing for this
As we consider the call of John and look forward at Christmas to the birth of Christ, let us look at the content of God’s message to us
God knew exactly what he was doing when he sent Jesus to this earth.
The Cross wasn’t a “horrible misjudgement”
Rather the reason Jesus came into this world
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 29, 2006
When you first met “J.E.”, you could tell he was a very angry man. In fact, at age 54 he’d been an angry person for many years. In a Bible study that night, many questions had been raised in his mind. Talking with the leader afterward, J.E. said, “I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 9 years
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Jesus, the Only Way to Heaven
Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back