Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 12, 2002
Faith honors God and God honors faith! A story from the life of missionaries Robert and Mary Moffat illustrates this truth. For 10 years this couple labored faithfully in Bechuanaland (now called Botswana) without one ray of encouragement to brighten their way. They could not report a single
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Between the life of feeling and the life of faith the Christian has to choose every day.feeling seeks and aims at itself;
a. George Barna states, “My research has shown that people – especially young people – absorb an amazing degree of their values, beliefs and lifestyle practices from the media content to which they are exposed. Most of that media
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Success is reached by being active, awake, ahead of the crowd, by aiming high, pushing ahead, honestly, diligently, patiently; by climbing, digging, saving; by forgetting the past, using the present, trusting in the future; by honoring
Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 21, 2003
In front of our own church, our church sign has been tampered with. Today, on it is the phrase, “Jesus Loves You”. Kids recently jumbled up all the letters and made it read other things. I placed it back in correct order and found 6 letters missing. I think a christians life is to say to others
Those of us who have been shocked by God’s Truth at some point in our lives often realize that what we have been doing in good faith and, we thought, to honor God was in fact just the opposite of what God wants. And, I hasten to add, we often spend the rest
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
verload comes when we have hearts crammed full with so many things and the important things, such as faith and health and sanity, are squeezed to the margins or even left out. What is in our hearts, is expressed in our schedules, our buying choices, and our time commitments. How well do we honor
NOTE: The following (point I) is directly quoted from Melton, Donnie www.learnthebible.com and he answers the questions for the Tithes and Offering quiz (he designed) handed out to the congregation:
I. The tithes and offering test:
a. Malachi 3 - Tithes and Offering Test:
i. The first
Contributed by Bobby Stults on Feb 9, 2011
HUMILITY VS. HUMILIATION
Have you ever thought about the difference between 'humility' and 'humiliation'? There is a significant difference. Humility is the voluntary and willful choice to accept one’s place and position, whereas, humiliation is the forcing of an unwilling participant into their
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 11, 2008
The penny is an interesting piece of metal. The price of the metal within the penny actually is worth more than its assigned value. And to top it off, the penny is almost worthless at least in terms economic buying power. You can’t get anything for penny nowadays. I can’t think of anything.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2011
Ruby Hamilton, a businesswoman in her fifties, was stunned at the loss of her husband of 32 years in a car accident. Her anger and disappointment went deeper than a more typical expression of grief though. She had become a follower of Christ in her late twenties, but her husband
Contributed by Tim Smith on May 11, 2014
Who are the Pharisees? In 332 BC, Alexander the Great conquered the Middle East, bringing Greek culture and philosophy to Israel. By 200 BC, Greek philosophy and its worldview called Helenism were significantly impacting Jewish young men. More and more of them were abandoning the Hebrew faith and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
FAITH IS AN ADVENTURE
Some people feel as if living by faith is foolish. The truth is, it is a marvelous adventure.
I was telling someone the other day about a Godly lady who was a member of a church I once served. This ladies husband had died leaving her with four small children. This
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 15, 2008
In recent years, there has been a movement of calling people who are not Christians "seekers." It was a way to classify people who come into the church looking for God without labeling them offensively as "sinners." It was a way to try to keep church accessible to anyone and everyone.
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jan 4, 2010
Back when the generals led their troops into battle rather than directing them from a ‘situation room’ half a world away, it is said that Alexander the Great’s position was about to be over-run by the enemy. Turning to a valiant young soldier at his side, the great military genius implored the boy
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008
God’s blessing involves adventure. Some people feel as if living by faith is foolish. The truth is, it is a marvelous adventure.
I was telling someone the other day about a Godly lady who was a member of a church I once served. This ladies husband had died leaving her with four small children.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 28, 2002
OUR NATION’S GODLY HERITAGE
One of America’s well-known Colonial Americans began his career as a school teacher, using the Bible as his most valued textbook. Noah Webster was born in Connecticut and came of age during the American Revolution. He was educated at Yale University, and when he lacked
Contributed by Steve Malone on Dec 3, 2001
Many years ago, Indian youths would go away in solitude to prepare for manhood. One such youth hiked into a beautiful valley, green with trees, bright with flowers. There he fasted. But on the third day, as he looked up at the surrounding mountains, he noticed one tall rugged peak, capped with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 11, 2009
A NAIL AMONG THE COINS
Emil Mettler was a restaurateur in London who was a close friend of Albert Schweitzer. Mettler would not allow a Christian worker to pay for a meal. He once opened his register in the presence of a Secretary of the London Missionary Society. The Secretary was astonished to
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 23, 2009
Note the contrast between fleeing and pursuing. It is not enough to just stop doing things or at least stop the frequency of those things that do not honor God. Sometimes it is easy to think, “I just do it once in while. What’s the harm?” The problem is that people really do see what you’re saying.