Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
The early Church Father Turtullian wrote that, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” In a very real sense this is true. In spite of vicious opposition, the church grew and flourished. The early church had partnered for the journey of faith. They had come together… in one accord…
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Apr 28, 2008
Did you ever notice that there are certain things the Lord doesn't want us to miss? That's the way I feel about Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture." It was simply impossible to miss. I think the first person to email the link to me was Jim Turk, our music director. He sent it with the words, "This
Video Illustration: Clips from the "Finger of God."
In this clip of this movie we see that God is doing supernatural things by His Spirit for people today all over the world. He is winning people in Iraq, China, Africa, USA and other countries by demonstrations of His power not by great
The Spirit’s message and power can only be understood by the help of the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:11-16).
i. His wisdom is what brings us understanding in this world of confusing messages.
ii. His wisdom is what helps us to see in the darkness of this world.
iii. His wisdom is what helps us to see if
Contributed by Tony Abram on Oct 30, 2008
The Dove Man
It is said that a certain guide lived in the deserts of Arabia who never lost his way. He carried with him a homing pigeon with a very fine cord attached to one of its legs. When in doubt as to which path to take, he threw the bird into the air. The pigeon quickly strained at the
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 3, 2002
Author Jamie Buckingham once visited a dam on the Columbia River. He’d always thought that the water spilling over the top provided the power, not realizing that it was just froth, that deep within turbines and generators transformed the power of tons and tons
Contributed by Tylor Cates on Jan 24, 2004
Prop: A cell phone
In our church we have a 5-minute kid story in the big church before we take the kids over to the Junior Church so I’ll tell you how I did it and you can adapt it to your needs.
Good morning boys and girls today I’m going to teach you an important lesson.
GRADUAL LOSS OF HEARING?
I took an old man to the doctor. While we were in the doctors office the old man
complained he could not hear as well as he used to. The doctor said this is normal
for an old man. But the doctor looked into the old man’s ear and said, YUCK!
It appeared that many years
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 6, 2004
I heard the story of the old woman who lived in the hills of Tennessee. She went to a great deal of trouble to have electrical power installed in her home. After a few months the Power Company noticed that she used very little electricity. They sent a meter reader out to check on the matter. He
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 26, 2004
On a particularly rough airplane flight, a lady became very airsick. Her shoulders drooped, and her head slumped forward - she was totally wiped out. The stewardess came by to help her. "Come, come now," she said, "buck up and get control of yourself. Sit up and take courage." She put her arm under
Contributed by Evelyn Weston on May 23, 2004
One Sunday after church, a Mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about. The daughter answered, "Don’t be scared, you’ll get your quilt." Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed.
Later in the day, the pastor stopped by for tea and the Mom asked him what
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Apr 6, 2005
The Spirit is elusive but profound and worthy of adoration. If Father points to ultimate reality and Son supplies the clue to the divine mystery, Spirit epitomizes the nearness of the power and presence of God. St John of the Cross aptly calls the Spirit a living flame of love and
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Apr 20, 2005
a Hymn from the Catholic Liturgy of the Hours
Spirit of God, on the waste and the darkness
Hov’ring in power as creation began,
Drawing forth beauty from clay and from chaos
Breathing God’s life in the nostrils of man,
Come and sow life in the waste of our being,
Pray in us, form us as
Contributed by Bud Rose on Nov 26, 2005
A missionary went to Sierra Leone, West Africa. When she first arrived there, she was fascinated to see people wearing American T-shirts even when they didn’t know what the words meant. Her biggest laugh came the day she saw a man wearing
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 13, 2005
When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly
Contributed by Kenton Wood on Jan 1, 2011
CARGAR LA BATERIA
CHARGE THE BATTERIES (TRANSLATION FOLLOWS)
Tengo en mi mano un taladro inalámbrico. Es relativamente nuevo. Pero, al apretar el botón, apenas da vuelta. ¿Qué necesito hacer? Cargar la batería.
¿Conoces a personas Cristianas que sus vidas apenas dan vuelta? Claro.
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
It is said that God doesn't call the qualified but qualifies the called. Joshua who succeeded Moses was not that great leader's biological son but rather was hand-picked by the Almighty out of His grace alone to replace Moses (Numbers 27:12-23). Cannot the same be said of Jesus' disciples? They had
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Sep 22, 2009
LOSING YOUR BREATH
Have you ever lost your breath? Anyone who has asthma or knows someone with Asthma knows how scary it can be to lose your breath. We have the same
Ed Kerr has written a song entitled “Let Your Spirit Fall Here,” a song which perfectly verbalizes the heartfelt desire and plea to receive the help, power, and presence of the Lord God. The song’s chorus says,
Let Your Spirit fall here / Wind from Heaven blow
Purify our hearts today / Fire