Contributed by John Kilough on Apr 24, 2014
"Be holy, for I am holy." For most people this can be a very intimidating statement. The Lord God says, "Be holy, for I am holy." The issue with that is, well God is God and I am not. It is easy for Him to say be holy, but I just have way too many faults. However, we love the Lord and we are
My brothers and I collected Baseball cards as kids and we would play with them. How do you "play" with baseball cards? We would sort through them, divide them into teams, build our own allstar team, and sort out the duplicates for trading in school the next day. My brother was a BIG
Are you living a HOLY life? If I went to your friends at work and asked, "Is (you) a Christian?" How would they answer?
Would they say "Absolutely! The guy prays at every meal, he will pray with people who are hurting, he always is there to help out, and he is the best employee at
Contributed by Lay Man on Jun 18, 2008
"But they could not endure to hear of purity, and of victory over sin and the devil. They said they could not believe any could be free from sin on this side of the grave. I bade them give over babbling about the Scriptures, which were holy men’s words, whilst they pleaded for
Contributed by Ken Pell on Apr 6, 2012
Richard Foster describes holy joy like this:
"Joy, not grit, is the hallmark of holy obedience. ...It is a cheerful revolt against self and pride. ...Utter abandonment to God is done freely and with celebration. And so I urge you to enjoy this ministry of self-surrender. ...The
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 6, 2012
There are three true stories about holy images: A few years ago a woman in New Mexico was frying tortillas. One of the tortillas burned and the result was an image that looked like a face; she thought it looked like Jesus. She took the tortilla to her priest and he agreed it looked
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on May 29, 2007
The Holiness of God:
I was in B.Q (D.I.Y.STORE) this week getting some paint for these walls in the church and I had it mixed on a machine, but the main ingredient was white their were tints of other colours but the main one used was white... And its the same with God’s Holiness God’s love is a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 17, 2009
WHAT HOLINESS IS NOT
John Charles Ryle, Anglican bishop of Liverpool in the 19th century speaks of holiness. He says, "It is not knowledge...nor great profession...nor doing many things...nor zeal for certain matters in religion..." He continues that holiness is not "morality and outward
Contributed by Ken Harris on Nov 2, 2007
Recently, I came across an internet story about (one of my childhood idols and American icon) Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Perhaps most of you are aware that Fred Rogers, was a Presbyterian Minister, and died – February 27 - in 2003 at the age of 74.
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Happiness... or Holiness?
We Christians have sometimes made a mistake when leading others to Christ in allowing (or encouraging) them to believe that, once they are born-again children of God, there will no longer be any trials in their lives.
This may be especially true when they come
Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Nov 30, 2004
Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make thee a bed, soft, undefiled,
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for Thee.
My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep,
I too must sing, with joyful tongue,
That sweetest ancient cradle song,
Contributed by Donny Granberry on Oct 16, 2009
THE HOLY HUDDLE
The job of the church is not to impact the church, but our job is to impact the world.
It’s like a huddle in a football game. 70,000 people don’t pay $75.00 a ticket to watch the Texans huddle. What if you went to a Texans game and for two and a half hours you watched 11 men
HOLINESS AND HAPPINESS
Quote taken from an article "9 Points for Preaching on the Problem of Evil" by Norman L. Geisler, a distinguished professor of apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California:
"The stark truth is that God is more interested in our holiness than in
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Feb 22, 2021
Life has its challenges to our walking in God’s presence. But, we are presented with an opportunity, in all things remember that the closer you are to God, the more defined and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Joke- Holy Goats
A group of college boys wanted to smuggle the football team mascot into their dormitory room- so they made intricate plans so they would not get found out.
“But what about the smell?” someone
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 14, 2009
THE BIBLE AS HOLY
The Bible is deemed a holy book by 84% of the U.S. public. Although 84% of Barna Research respondents described themselves as Christian, 7% did not consider the Bible to be sacred, while 38% of adults who do not consider themselves Christian categorized it as such. Most
Contributed by Scott Weber on Mar 14, 2006
The Book "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" speaks of the destruction of early Christian texts during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletion of 303 A.D., after which it continues: “As a result Christian documents—especially in Rome—all but vanished. When Constantine commissioned new versions of these
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 27, 2012
THE HOLY WAR BY JOHN BUNYAN
John Bunyan wrote another classic besides Pilgrim’s Progress. It was a book called The Holy War. The focus of the story was the capture of a city called Mansoul. In it Diabolus (the devil) has taken it and the battle rages as the Prince Emmanuel works to recapture it.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 9, 2012
THE HOLY SPIRIT COMPARED TO HYDROELECTRIC POWER
As Christians we may be compared with a reservoir for producing electrical power, like one of those you see when you drive to Niagara Falls. When we accept Christ, construction of our reservoir is complete. We now have the potential to be useful and
ANOINTING AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
In Scripture there seems to be a parallel in the operation of the Holy Spirit and anointing oil:
1. Anointing. The act of anointing indicated the bestowal of authorization through the spirit to act in certain capacities.
a. The anointing symbolized the