Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 18, 2004
The boy stood defiantly. “Go ahead, give it to me.”
The principal looked at the young rebel and asked, “How many times have you been here?”
The child sneered rebelliously, “Apparently not enough.”
“And you have been punished each time?” the principal responded.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 6, 2004
Grace - an illustration of the effect of grace.
By grace, Jesus took our place on the cross, enduring what he didn’t have to, so that we could have a relationship with our father. As an illustration of this, there is a scene in the Hugh Grant movie ’About A Boy’. Towards the end of the movie,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 20, 2009
Grace At Bat
I read this week about a baseball game that one day took place. It seems that the Lord’s team was playing Satan’s team. The Lord’s team was at bat, the score was zero to zero, and it was in the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs. The Coach and the Lord stood by observing the game.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Grace creates liberated laughter. The grace of God in Jesus Christ is beautiful, and it
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"Plenteous grace with Thee is found, Grace to cover all my sin; Let the healing streams
If you want to learn the meaning of faith, get down to a child's level.
"What could this possibly be?" I thought to myself. "Why would someone place that sign so low? No one could read it." You see them everywhere. Small signs promoting yard sales, cars, and business
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
Spurgeon illustrated grace with this story in his book, All of Grace. A man visited a woman he knew to be in great financial need. He visited with a generous gift to help her with her expenses. He knocked at the door. She heard the knock, panicked and hid so no one would know she
Contributed by Norman Lawrence on Oct 12, 2008
Grace or Permission?
You're worried about permissiveness—about the way the preaching of grace seems to say it's okay to do all kinds of terrible things as long as you just walk in afterward and take the free gift of God's forgiveness.
While you and I may be worried about seeming to give
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Oct 15, 2003
My wife is a woman of grace. With her permission I’ll tell this story on her. I was serving on a board here in town and was told about one of the key employee’s having been told that she had cancer. I was told that she wanted to keep it quiet and that the board was asked to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 19, 2004
BUILT BY GRACE
Years ago, late on a stormy night in Philadelphia, an elderly couple walked wearily into a hotel. They approached the night clerk at the desk and practically begged him for a room. Apparently there were three conventions in town, and every hotel was filled to capacity. "Are there
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 10, 2010
ADOPTED BY GRACE
I have three daughters. Oh the cats that we took from the pound. They are in cat heaven! But they could have been left at the pound, except that we DECIDED to take them because we WANTED to love them. There was nothing those kittens could do to make me love them! Our
Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 4, 2011
"Thirty years ago, many people chose churches based on whether the church believed and taught the truth. Today, many choose churches based on whether the church makes them feel comfortable. If a church tells the truth, it will gain some people but lose others.
One out of five
Contributed by John Shearhart on Aug 14, 2006
STATS ON GRACE
How many gallons of water are in the ocean?
Answer: 3.612 x 10²º gallons of sea water in the ocean. That is 3.612 x 1 with 21 zeros.
How many stars are in the known universe?
Answer: 70 sextillion (7 followed by 22 zeros) was calculated by a team of stargazers based at the
Contributed by David Selleck on Oct 26, 2006
In Mike’s book he tells the story of Carl.
It was little league and Carl was at bat. It was the last inning, two outs the bases were loaded, and depending on how Carl did, it would decide the winner and the loser of the game...!
Carl came from a large family and they were there the mother and
Contributed by Stan Coleman on Jan 17, 2007
Listen to this from R.C. Sproul:
“Perhaps the most difficult task for us to perform is to rely on God’s grace and God’s grace alone for our salvation. It is difficult for our pride to rest on grace. Grace is for other people—for beggars. We don’t want to live by a heavenly welfare system. We
Contributed by Carla Powell on Jan 2, 2002
My new favorite movie is "Chocolat", about a little French village in 1959 that is governed by "tranquilité".
In this town, you knew what was expected of you and where your place was. If you happened to forget, someone would remind you. They trusted in the wisdom of ages past,
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Apr 24, 2002
“God’s grace is magnified my man’s ruin. The more keenly the ruin is felt, the more highly the grace is valued.”
The most joyful converts to Christ you will ever see, are the ones who have come to realize how
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
I left work early so I could have some uninterrupted study time right before the final in my Youth Issues class. When I got to class, everybody was doing their last minute studying. The teacher came in and said he would review with us for just a little bit before the test. We
AN EPITAPH TO GRACE
In a small cemetery of a parish churchyard in Olney, England, stands a granite tombstone w/ this inscription:
“John Newton, clerk [pastor], once an infidel & Libertine, a servant of slavers in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, preserved,