Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 14, 2011
CAREY: GOD'S SOVEREIGN WILL
William Carey, who is called the father of modern missions, began his missionary career to India in 1793. He served the Lord in that country for 40 years, never once returning to his home in England. And throughout those years he translated portions of the Bible into
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 1, 2008
Stanley Jones in his book Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome writes:
"Prayer is surrender--surrender to the will of God and cooperation with that will. If I throw out a boathook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on May 17, 2008
The bottom line: if we are going to have God's blessing. If God is to lavishly pour out his goodness in our personal and corporate lives, it includes our response to our financial resources and our willingness to purify our behaviour in this regard. People that do not take God's instruction
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Jul 28, 2008
Charles Spurgeon, the 19th century evangelist, writes this about the sovereignty of God: "There is no attribute more comforting to his children than that of God's sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, they believe that sovereignty has ordained their
Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Jul 29, 2008
When do we usually want to know God's will? When we've run out of answers. Thank God for the times the answers run out and we must look to him!
Tony Dungy is the coach of the Indianapolis Colts who won the Super Bowl last season. He is a devout Christian and has written a book, not about
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 30, 2008
A middle-aged farmer wanted to be a preacher for years, but wasn't sure if it was God's will. One day, while he was working in the field, he decided to rest under a tree. As he looked up into the sky he saw that the clouds seemed to form into the letters P and C. As he thought
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 31, 2008
THE LORD'S WILL
A farmer is out working his fence line near the road when he sees a neighbor from a few farms down walking toward him with a cow. "Where are you headed with that cow?" the farmer asks.
"I'm heading into town to sell it," comes the neighbor's reply.
"You mean, if it's the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 31, 2008
Nathaniel Colver was born on May 10, 1874 and lived in Champlain, New York; his family was one of thirteen families to reside there at the time. He was born into a Christian home and spent the vast majority of his youth learning to read from three books: The Bible, a Psalm
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 8, 2008
Make It So
As a child, I remember when the original Star Trek program was introduced. Although we had a black and white television, the word was that those with color TV's could see that Mr. Spock was greenish.
Marylu and I watched Star Trek, the Next Generation, but none of the other spin
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Sep 17, 2008
Martin Luther said to Erasmus:
"Mere human reason can never comprehend how God is good and merciful; and therefore you make yourself a god of your own fancy, who hardens nobody, condemns nobody, pities everybody. You cannot comprehend how a just God can condemn those who are born in sin, and
Contributed by Tony Abram on Oct 30, 2008
Success is knowing God's will and being right in the center of
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Dec 15, 2008
God's Will Prevails
David Aikman, formerly of Time magazine, in 2002 spent three months researching the state of Christianity in China. He tells an incredible story. The Chinese church after fifty years of persecution and repression is thriving. When the Communists took control of China five
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 19, 2009
When the preacher's car broke down on a country road, he walked to a nearby roadhouse to use the phone. After calling for a tow truck, he spotted his old friend, Frank, drunk and shabbily dressed at the bar.
"What happened to you, Frank?" asked the good reverend. "You used to be rich." Frank told
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 28, 2009
When the railroads were first introduced to the U.S., some folks feared that they’d be the downfall of the nation! Here’s an excerpt from a letter to then President Jackson dated January 31, 1829:
"As you may know, Mr. President, 'railroad' carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles
Contributed by Tony Abram on Feb 8, 2009
WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR ME?
I have said many times over the past 50 years of international ministry to God's people when asked, "What is the Will of God for me? and how can I know it and do it?" I have said that, in a nutshell, the Will of God is the Word of God--and the Word of God is the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 11, 2009
Hudson Taylor was once asked, "Why do you think God chose you to start China Inland Mission."
He replied, "God picked out somebody who was so weak that apart from Him I knew I could do nothing."
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 12, 2009
GOD IS NEVER UNSURE
Pastor and author A. W. Tozer once said:
"All of God’s acts are consistent with all of his attributes. No attribute contradicts any other, but all harmonize and blend into each other in the infinite abyss of the Godhead. All that God does agrees with all that God is, and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 13, 2009
GOD’S WILL IS GOD’S WORD
Jimmy is a professional fisherman. He makes his living fishing on the BASS (Bass Angler Sportsman Society) circuit. He is also a devout Christian and belongs to the FBC Keys, Oklahoma.
This year, BASS made a ruling that to be eligible for the fisherman of the year
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Feb 15, 2009
STEP BY STEP
He does not lead me year by year
Nor even day by day,
But step by step my path unfolds;
My Lord directs my way.
Tomorrow’s plans I do not know,
I only know this minute;
But He will say, "This is the way,
By faith now walk in it."
And I am glad that it is so,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 2, 2009
God reigns over all. He does as He pleases. Wayne Grudem writes, "God is continually involved with all created things in such a way that he (1) keeps them existing and maintaining the properties with which he created them; (2) cooperates with created things in every action, directing their