Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 26, 2009
Baptism Is A Sign of Submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
When the early Christians declared their faith in baptism, they would shout out, “Jesus is Lord!” Baptism has always been a sign of submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. William Barker tells of a machinist at Ford Motor Company
Contributed by Jason Powers on May 3, 2003
Lordship is like "leader" or "director." I think of it like a personal piano teacher. Your teacher knows your skills and knows how to get you to the next level because they’ve been there before. They may have you do drills or exercises that will help you get stronger or more dexterity in your
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 13, 2010
BASKIN' THROUGH LIFE
Two robins were sitting in a tree. One of the robins turned to his buddy and announced that he was hungry. The other robin said that he was hungry too, so they flew down to find some lunch.
As they came down, they saw an entire field full of worms. They ate and ate until
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 7, 2011
The great English statement and man of God William Wilberforce once wrote that "Christianity can be condensed into four words: admit, [Christ as Lord] submit, [To Christ as Lord] commit, [Our lives to doing His will] and transmit [The Love of God to a dying
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jun 16, 2011
TOZER: SALVATION DEMANDS OBEDIENCE
A. W. Tozer was a man of God who was troubled with the idea that Christian profession does not demand obedience to Christ. He said:
"[Years ago] no one would ever dare to rise in a meeting and say, 'I am a Christian' if he had not surrendered his whole being
Contributed by Randy Wilson on Aug 1, 2011
KING OF THE JUNGLE
I'm reminded of the lion who woke up one morning and decided it was time to stroll through the jungle and check on his kingdom. He came first to a giraffe chewing on some leaves up in a tree.
"Hey, long neck," he asked, "Who's the king of the jungle?"
"Why you are on
Contributed by Tom Feola on Feb 4, 2012
MICKEY MANTLE'S SALVATION STORY
The #7 is for the Mick, or Mickey Mantle, who played for the New York Yankees.
Why do I bring this out about Mickey Mantle. Well 1st of all without a team playing with Him Mick would have won zero World Series. But because of a team effort Mickey played in
COMMITMENT VS. SURRENDER
In The Incredible Power of Kingdom Authority there is an account of a conversation between the late Adrian Rogers and Rev Josef Tson, the Romanian pastor, author, and president of the Romanian Missionary Society who survived years of persecution and exile under cruel
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
The lion was proud of his mastery of the animal kingdom. One day he decided to make sure all the other animals knew he was the king of the jungle. He was so confident that he bypassed the smaller animals and went straight to the bear.
"Who is the king of the jungle?" the lion asked. The bear
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 31, 2008
In a movie classic - National Lampoon’s Vacation - Chevy Chase - otherwise known as Clark Griswold - leads his family across the country to their dream vacation at Wally World. Along the way, Clark gets lost several times. One time happened to be in St. Louis. After several wrong turns, the houses
Contributed by Dale Hummel on May 2, 2008
TURN TO ME
Dallas Willard in his book, Hearing God, tells the story of a businessman:
Robert C. McFarlane was a well-known businessman in the Los Angeles area. He moved to California from Oklahoma in 1970, and within just a few days of his arrival--due to a disastrous misunderstanding with a
Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Jun 2, 2009
‘In the face of disappointed world betrayal, a world in which all fixed points have proven illusory, a world in which we are anchorless and adrift. Christ is the foundation, the origin, the way, the truth, the life. In the face of a culture of death, a world of killing fields, a world of the
Contributed by Tim White on Jun 19, 2009
John Newton was a rough, dirty sailor with a foul mouth and an appetite for rotten living. He hated life and life hated him. He was captain of a slave ship. Then someone placed in his hands a copy of Thomas a Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ. He also had the gift of a good mother who told him about
Contributed by Larry Moyer on Aug 5, 2009
Someone once said, "To many people Jesus is nothing. To some people Jesus is something. But to
Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 16, 2009
Claiming that suitable behavior towards Christ’s ontological significance, according to Joseph Parker a 19th century English preacher, is paramount, and he wrote, "There are other men who do not come to worship Christ; who simply come to speculate upon Him…such patronage they offer the Son of God!
Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Mar 9, 2010
An Army GI had the weekend off and went to the beach. On Monday he was reprimanded and faced a possible court martial. Why? He didn't use sunscreen and he was sunburned. His charge? Destruction of government property!
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jun 13, 2010
I was speaking with a man recently who had been in a near fatal car accident and he said that God didn’t seem to care about His injuries. I asked him if he blamed God and He said something to the effect of "Yes, GOD IS TO BLAME. Why didn’t He intervene when I had that car accident, or when my
Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Jun 15, 2010
Let’s begin understanding this name, /Adonai/ (אֲדֹנָי), meaning /Lord/, by going back to the Middle Ages. Picture a medieval manor. Peasants worked the surrounding fields. Craftsmen lived in the village. The manor house, maybe with a moat and watchtower,
Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Jun 15, 2010
Picture again the medieval manor we talked about earlier. No doubt many lords of the manor were more concerned about their own comfort and safety rather than about their people. But a good lord would defend his people. He would fight for them against marauders, raiders, bandits. He might even bleed