Contributed by Brian Mavis on Nov 16, 2001
In his book "One Lord, One Faith," author Rex Koivisto warns:
We cannot read into the [biblical] text some meaning if it
conflicts with the writer’s intended meaning.
[For example,] in the early 1960’s the folk group Peter,
Paul, and Mary sang a song about a young
The elder son of an old farmer left home and traveled to New York. He went there to attend a notable Butcher’s College. After graduation, he returned home only to find his father in the middle of hog killing and cutting.
He asked his father if he might help him. The father replied: son I’ve been
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
One of my favorite teachers is Charles Simpson. One of the profound things he said was this: OH - God will not allow you to profess a doctrine in the abstract.
If you confess to a truth, you will be put to the test to incorporate that into your life. Pick one: faith, integrity, truthfulness,
When we try to measure time or weight or temperature or speed or any of a hundred other things, we normally rely on instrumentation. But we can try to tell the time by using our feelings, such as how hungry or tired we feel, and our senses, such as how light it seems, is crudely
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Aug 12, 2007
The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Church enables us to share unity as follows
• We have one Spirit - who activates our fellowship
• We are one Body – the fellowship of believers
• We share one Hope - The glorious future
• We have one Lord – Jesus Christ to whom we belong
• We share one Faith
Contributed by Brad Henry on Sep 28, 2011
WHEN WE HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO
Over the years we have had many gut wrenching stores of families killed in an accident only to leave a mother or father behind. To wake up in a hospital bed hurting physically then realize that your entire family is gone would be unfathomable. Now none of us are
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2013
When Jesus hung on the cross, He cried out, “It is finished!” Jesus did all the work. All that remains for us to do is depend on Him. You see, not only our salvation, but our success in this life is all up to Him.
I like the way Dane Ortlund put it in his book, Defiant Grace.
Contributed by Chris Surber on Mar 1, 2008
I love to cook. The only problem is that many of the things I like to cook are things that my wife does not particularly care to eat. I like to cook things in a crock pot or in a pressure cooker.
One of my favorite things to cook is ham hocks and beans. My dad taught me to cook it and we
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on May 3, 2010
Tim Stafford of “Christianity Today” magazine said (September 14, 1992, p. 36): A pastor I know, Stephey Belynskyj, starts each confirmation class with a jar full of beans. He asks his students to guess how many beans are in the jar, and on a big pad of paper writes down their estimates.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
QUESTIONS ON SUFFERING
Steven Curtis Chapman is one of the best known singer-songwriters of contemporary Christian music. Over the last 15 or 20 years, his songs have blessed millions of people. Recently tragedy struck the Chapman home, and Michelle Malkin wrote about it:
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 16, 2008
No Greater Love
During the beginning of World War II, a large British military force on the European continent, as well as English citizens and diplomats, retreated to a French coastal port of Dunkirk.
With it’s back against the English Channel, the British army faced a German army that
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 16, 2008
WHY DOES GOD ALLOW HARDSHIP?
We live in a mixed-up, messed-up world. Sometimes terrible things happen that don't make any sense at all, and we wonder why?
Steven Curtis Chapman is one of the best known singer-songwriters of contemporary Christian music. Over the last 15 or 20 years his songs
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
More than anyone else Christian parents can have the most influence on their children, because when Christ died upon the Cross the veil was ripped open so they could enter into the presence of God who sits on the Throne of Grace. The call to pray is from God’s Word and we are given a sure promise,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
THE IMPACT OF DIVORCE
Today, there is a generation of children of divorce that has grown up. Elizabeth Marquardt is author of Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce. This scholar, a child of divorce herself, drew from her own experiences and also surveyed 1500 adult children