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 Greg Gordon 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 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 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 Sermoncentral 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 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 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 Sermoncentral 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 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 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 Paul Wallace on Apr 1, 2009
AN ASBURY STUDENT ON HOLINESS
page 64 Hermiz, Asbury College Student
A student came to Dr Hermiz after a revival at Asbury and said, "I didn’t believe in Holiness, so I went to the library with my bible to prove you wrong. But I couldn’t, so back in my room I prayed to God. 'If this is real
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on May 25, 2009
OBJECT LESSON: HOLY SPIRIT
I have a children's sermon to try to explain the Holy Spirit. It isn't original to me or to the first person I heard use it, but I think it's powerful.
I take an empty glove and tell the kids that it's a magic glove. I tell them it is amazing because it can pick
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
TAKE TIME TO BY HOLY
Let me begin with what little I could glean concerning this hymn and its author:
For many years, the only information known about this gospel song was what Ira D. Sankey wrote in his autobiography. Sankey (1840-1908) was the well-known gospel singer and hymn writer who
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2009
THE PURPOSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
N T Wright, the famous New Testament scholar talks about the task of Christians in the world. He says, "Many say, 'Oh yes, the Holy Spirit came in his place to live in us.' Yes, but for what purpose? The Holy Spirit came to empower us to be God's life in the world.