Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
LIVING BY FAITH
Faith is part of everyday living.
e.g. When you are ill,
you go to a doctor whose name you can’t pronounce.
He gives you a prescription you cannot read.
You take it to a pharmacist you have never seen.
He gives you
Contributed by Ronald Keller on Apr 6, 2003
We live by faith: But the symbols of bread and wine give us some insight into the life and sufferings of Jesus. He gave his all to give us all eternal life.(Illustration: This past week, I have had opportunity to have two lunches with fellow pastors, John and Juan. About two years ago, one of
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
What does living by faith mean today? It means deciding what is the controlling principle in our lives. Is it luck or chance? I had just parked my car at the office and a lady came up to me and said, "That’s a nice car but I wouldn’t want to drive it!" I was rather puzzled and asked "Why not?"
Martin Luther said: "Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible. Then, it accepts the impossible, does without the indispensable and bears the intolerable."
Hebrews 11:6 says ‘Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone
Contributed by J. Allen Lucas on Mar 17, 2008
The crucifixion gives us hope. It gives hope to those who are dead in faith, and also to those who are presently
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 19, 2011
A $10,000 word defines what it means for us to live by faith in hope of what is to come. It is called "Prolepsis," and is defined as, "the representation or assumption of a
Contributed by Jose Imperial on Jun 23, 2008
Faith can move God to do our request even though we are out of time or out of line. Although our request maybe unsual or untimely, It can be granted If we
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 20, 2004
Some students rushed off to Bible college, trusting God for finances. The problem was that these students had left debts at home that needed to be paid. When they got to college they increased their debt. They became so burdened with debt that their lives ended up a shipwreck.
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jun 7, 2010
SKUNKS AND EVANGELISTS
Don Posterski is an Albertan-born Canadian, living in Ontario. He served as a pastor but is more widely known for his writings and research. One of his books is called "True to You – Living our Faith in our Multi-minded World." He speaks of "emerging cultural
Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 27, 2008
A widely circulated story over the Internet is one that is told a couple of different ways but with the same kind of an ending. One way that I have heard it (and perhaps have told it) is that a rushing businessman knocks over a child’s fruit stand in his hurry to catch a train.
He stops after
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
There was a preacher who was interviewing with a church search committee. An English teacher headed the committee, and was very concerned that the future pastor spoke properly. "When the hen is on the nest, does she sit or set?" he asked the candidate. The hopeful preacher was frustrated. He didn’t
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 19, 2004
The following is a quote in a letter by Dr. Paul Luther, the youngest son of the reformer Martin Luther. “ In the year 1544, my father, in the presence of us all, narrated the whole story of his journey to Rome. He acknowledged with great joy that, in that city, through the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Honesty does not come from out of nowhere. It is a product of your moral convictions. But what do you do when your convictions are challenged? It is faith that gives you the strength to go on believing. Though I am a Christian, I respect the religions of others, and I think that they play a vital
FAITH MUST BE POSITIVE
"Honesty does not come from out of nowhere. It is a product of your moral convictions. But what do you do when your convictions are challenged? It is faith that gives you the strength to go on believing. Though I am a Christian, I respect the religions of others, and I
Contributed by Rhonda Feurtado on Jun 23, 2009
A pastor tells the story of visiting a refugee camp at Eglin air force base in the 1970s just after the Vietnam war where he found hundreds of refugees huddled under tents. Some were learning English, some were filling out government forms, some being taught to cook. Children were playing games. In
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Dec 4, 2008
"More than Feeling" by the rock group Boston was very popular in the 1970's and now with the Guitar Hero video game. The irony of this song is that it is all about feelings and emotions.
"I looked out this morning and the sun was gone
Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a
Contributed by Timothy Brown on Mar 14, 2010
SOLA FIDE: BY FAITH ALONE
To prove his point Paul includes a quotation from Habakkuk 2:4, "The just shall live by faith." It was this text--quoted by Paul in Romans 1:17--that ultimately shook Martin Luther to the core and brought him to saving faith in Jesus Christ. On this point, I quote from
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 5, 2011
THE INFLUENCE OF MOTHERS
Don DeWelt was one of my college professors at Ozark Christian College. Don preached a sermon entitled, "The only commandment the virgin Mary ever gave." What was that commandment? DO WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU.
God bless all mothers who have said to her children, "Do
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2002
Living dangerously. That was one of many themes in Brennan Manning’s superb book The Signature of Jesus. Manning presents a radical alternative to the normal everyday, ho-hum, “comfort zone” mentality lived out by so many “so-called Christians.” His final statement in the