Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
THE MEANING OF LIFE
Atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell: "Unless you assume a God, the question of life's purpose is meaningless." (Quoted in Warren, The Purpose Driven Life, 17).
Welsh scholar Rheinallt Williams: "There is nothing which arises more spontaneously from man's nature than the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 24, 2002
MEANING OF CHRISTMAS?
A television interviewer was walking the streets of Tokyo at Christmas time. Much as in America, Christmas shopping is a big commercial success in Japan. The interviewer stopped one young woman on the sidewalk, and asked, "What is the meaning of Christmas?"
THE MEANING OF THIRST
Do you know the importance of water to our physical bodies? When our bodies fail to retain the right amount of water, dehydration sets in. It is the water in our body that determines the vitality, strength, and energy associated with daily living. Think about these facts
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 25, 2011
THE MEANING OF THE CROSS
In the 19th century, Armenian Christians, under a Turkish Muslim government, experienced a tremendous amount of persecution. The government lifted the ban on Muslims converting to Christianity in 1856. Then just eight years later, they began arresting these Muslim
Contributed by David Tack on Dec 23, 2011
THE MEANING OF BITTERNESS
"Eadie [A Scottish Theologian 1810-1876] says that Pikria [bitterness] is 'a figurative term denoting that fretted and irritable state of mind that keeps a man in perpetual [constant] animosity--that inclines him to harsh and uncharitable opinions of men and
Contributed by Tim Spear on Dec 4, 2012
Christmas means that…
He descended that we might ascend (John 14:3)
He was born that we might be born again (John 3:3)
He became a servant that we might become sons (Galatians 4:6-7)
He was forsaken that we might not be forsaken (Matthew 28:20)
He died that we might live (John 5:24)
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?"
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change
Contributed by David Tack on May 25, 2009
Our adoption means that there is continued forgiveness. Were God only our Judge, our past sins would all be forgiven, but we would have no assurance of forgiveness of future wrongs... Our adoption and God’s forgiveness are eternal.
THE MEANING OF THE COLORS IN THE FLAG – spoken by the flag.
My red stands for the blood that was shed for the freedom I represent. Yet, my red originated from the blood of Jesus who died and rose again for those who believe in Him and for whom the Pilgrims came to this country for religious
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Christianity must mean everything to us before it can mean anything to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 2, 2002
The clearest example that shows the meaning of baptizo is a text from the Greek poet and physician Nicander, who lived about 200 B.C. It is a recipe for making pickles and is helpful because it uses both words. Nicander says that in order to make a pickle, the vegetable should first be `dipped’
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 30, 2003
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Victor, a man in Jeanette Hoessel’s English-as-a-second language course, came from El Salvador. He asked her one day, "What does C-section mean?" Since Jeanette’s three children had been delivered by Caesarian section, she felt confident with her explanation, but Victor’s
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2004
Research is wonderful. Sometimes it means nothing and sometimes there can be a lot of information in these statistics. For instance, researchers for the World Almanac and Book of Facts asked 2000 American eighth-grade students to name prominent people they admired and wanted to be like. Those
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 28, 2004
To be on fire for God means to be committed. It means to be sold out to Him. It means to be active, not passive in God’s service.
The Bohemian reformer John Hus was a man who believed the Scriptures to be the infallible and supreme authority in all matters. He died at the stake for that
Perseverance--Perseverance means that through the Holy Spirit we are able to continue in the Christian way even while facing trials on every side. Perseverance is a gift of God’s grace whereby we continue to patiently depend upon Jesus. Sometimes in Church we hear a lot of talk about
This is a story I came up with-
A little girl asked her father what freedom meant. Her dad answered by saying, "Darling, freedom is something you can’t hold with your hands but that people have fought and died to protect. Freedom is something you can’t have without someone shedding their blood,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2006
"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 9, 2006
"Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
Meaning no disrespect to the religious convictions of others, I still can’t help wondering how we can explain away what to me is the greatest miracle of all and which is recorded in history. No one denies there was such a man, that he lived and that he was put to death by crucifixion. Where...is