Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 29, 2011
THE LUKEWARM SHEEP
Now, for the sake of my illustration, I want to break a flock of sheep down into 3 groups.
1. The first group of sheep had DECIDED to look to Shepherd & follow Him wherever He leads.
These are the "Good sheep" who follow the "Good Shepherd. Jesus said: "My sheep hear my
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Lukewarmness toward God is hypocrisy at its worst. If I truly believe Hes supreme, I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 30, 2012
PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE OF THE FIRST LUKEWARM CHURCH
I was recently contacted by a pulpit committee that was interested in my ministry. I met with Chairman of the Disenchanted, Bro Tepid. He described his church; First Lukewarm Church of the Apathetic. “Nothing too boring, nothing too
Contributed by Lay Man on Jun 18, 2008
"NOW, Christian is the hour for you and me to prove God. But what in reality are we doing? Tempting Him! To see how far we can go how much we can get away with, while souls drop into hell all around us, and the cry of the Psalmist is heard in the land, I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but
Contributed by Michael West on Oct 2, 2008
If the Jesus you follow is not taking you into the realm of being a world changer, you are
Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Oct 28, 2011
HE KEEPS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
Despite their self-sufficiency, and despite their self-deception and despite their lukewarmness, Jesus is patiently knocking on the door of the Laodicean church anyway--knocking on a door of people who made Him sick! Isn’t that amazing?
I remember a lady in our
Contributed by Eugene Morell on Aug 5, 2012
I believe I have told you about the couple who were married for 35 years and that on the day of their 35th anniversary the wife said she was going to leave her husband. The reason was that he never told her that he loved her. His thing
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 24, 2010
When Their Lives Are Spiritually Frigid
As a musician was tuning his instrument prior to a concert, he held it for a few seconds before a flaming fireplace. Asked why he did this, he replied, “I can’t seem to get any music out of it when it’s cold.” In a similar way, God’s children cannot
Contributed by Joe Bertone on Jul 23, 2012
$3 WORTH OF GOD
I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.
Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep,
but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk
or a snooze in the sunshine.
I don’t want enough of God to make me love a black man
or pick beets with a migrant,
I want ecstasy, not
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 17, 2012
NO RUNS, NO HITS, NO ERRORS
In one little Midwestern town, Miss Jones had the distinction of being the oldest resident in town. So when she died, the editor of the local paper wanted to print a little article remembering this dear old lady, except he couldn't think of anything to say when he sat
Let me share a story I recall from my short time as a religious. One of the young brothers came from a large family. He was a little downbeat in his approach, but seemed happy in his own way. His director called him in one day and, in the course of direction, suggested that he challenge his
Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
MISSING THE CIRCUS
A little boy who lived far out in the country in the late 1800s had reached the age of twelve and had never in all his life seen a circus. You can imagine his excitement, when one day a poster went up at school announcing that on the next Saturday a traveling circus was coming
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 24, 2004
AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN
When God sends forth the Spirit amazing things happen:
barriers are broken,
communities are formed,
opposites are reconciled,
unity is established,
disease is cured,
addiction is broken,
cities are renewed,
races are reconciled,
hope is established,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"The man without enthusiasm is trying to move the machinery of his life with lukewarm water. Only one thing will happen; he will stall.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 8, 2006
"Love is kindled in a flame, and ardency is its life. Flame is the air which true Christian experience breathes. It feeds on fire; it can withstand anything rather than a feeble flame; but when the surrounding atmosphere is frigid or lukewarm, it
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 9, 2007
by DeGarmo & key
I don’t want to be a casual Christian
I don’t want to live a lukewarm life.
But I want to light up the night
Contributed by Paul Steffens on Dec 11, 2007
Jesus wasn’t knocking on the door of the Brewery...
He wasn’t knocking on the door of the Brothel...
He wasn’t knocking on the door of the Night Club...
He wasn’t knocking on the door of the Casino...
He wasn’t knocking on
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the animosity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2006
Small Churches About 60% of U.S. churches have 100 or fewer in weekly attendance. “The small church is the right setting for many adults under age 35.” George Barna predicts small churches will remain prevalent. Only 1/6th of Busters attend churches with 500 or more members, because they prefer
If all the sleeping folk will wake up,
If all the lukewarm folk will get fired up,
If all the dishonest folk will confess up,
If all the disgruntled folk will cheer up,
If all the depressed folk will cheer up,
If all the estranged folk will make up,
If all the gossipers will shut up,