Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 18, 2011
THE PERSUASION OF A CHANGED LIFE
The power of your changed life can be very persuasive even to those who refuse to be persuaded by the word itself.
Just a few years ago, Decision magazine told the story of Rick and Shawna Pilat, a Winnipeg couple who had recently come to faith in Christ. For
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Emotion is always more persuasive than logic. Yet it is even truer for older consumers, says Matt Thornhill President of the Boomer Project. “When you’re young and you’re making a purchase decision, you have to go through a reasoned thought process. But by the time you’re 55, you’ve done that about
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 11, 2014
"I GIVE UP!"
In the early 1960s, the publishers of Time Magazine were concerned about their declining circulation, so they designed a campaign to send out thousands of letters making an emotional appeal to potential subscribers. In the past, such mailings had been done manually, at a great cost
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Words without poetry lack passion; words without passion lack persuasion; words
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Let no pleasure tempt thee, no profit allure thee, no ambition corrupt thee, no example sway thee, no persuasion move thee to do anything which thou knowest to be evil; so thou shalt
“Truth needs to be sought, found and expressed within the “economy” of charity, but charity in its turn needs to be understood, confirmed and practiced in the light of truth. In this way, not only do we do a service to charity enlightened by truth, but we also help give credibility to truth,
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Mar 25, 2008
If you read Billy Grahams autobiography Just As I Am, one of Grahams greatest continuing struggles was how to minister to political figures without become too closely identified with their agenda. Likewise, because our faith is political and makes judgments on political concerns, we must be careful
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2006
According to the teaching of our Lord, what is wrong with the world is precisely that it does not believe in God. Yet it is clear that the unbelief which he so bitterly deplored was not an intellectual persuasion of God’s non-existence. Those whom he rebuked for their lack of faith were not men who
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Two men had an argument. To settle the matter, they went to a judge to let him decide. The plaintiff made his case. He was very eloquent and persuasive in his reasoning. When he finished, the judge nodded in approval and said, "That’s right, that’s right."
On hearing this, the defendant jumped up
Contributed by Ken Henson on Nov 26, 2012
Cicero's (106 - 43 BC) was one of the most powerfully, persuasive people of his day. He had this to say about the public in 1st Century BC, Rome.
The poor: work and work,
The rich: exploit the poor,
The soldier: protects both,
The taxpayer: pays for all three,
Video Illustration: Clips from the "Finger of God."
In this clip of this movie we see that God is doing supernatural things by His Spirit for people today all over the world. He is winning people in Iraq, China, Africa, USA and other countries by demonstrations of His power not by great
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Oct 13, 2003
Wilberforce was a great Christian philanthropist and vigorous opponent of the slave trade in England during the early 1800’s. As he surveyed the
terrible moral and spiritual climate of his day, he did not lose hope. He wrote “My own solid hopes for the well-being of my country depend, not so
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Feb 24, 2009
True story. My father, in the early 1950’s was a salesman for the mouthwash Listerine. He did OK. But, there was one man, Laramie, who sold the stuff like crazy. Laramie sold more Listerine than all the other salesmen put together.
One afternoon, my father asked Laramie for
Clark Pinnock (Flame of Love, chapter 5) “salvation is union, conversion is awakening to love… Love woos – it does not compel. Conversion is not coerced. God convicts and moves us towards intimacy. His Word is powerful, but there must be a response to it. God does not overpower but saves those
Contributed by Corey Arnold on Nov 17, 2003
It seems that hell isn’t as hot as it used to be. Hell has become "more of a deep funk than a pit of fire." A January 2000 U.S. News & World Report poll reveals that 64 percent of Americans believe there is a hell, 25 percent say there isn’t a hell, and 9 percent don’t know. Most respondents think
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 29, 2009
An old sailor repeatedly got lost at sea, so his friends gave him a compass and urged him to use it. The next time he went out in his boat, he followed their advice and took the compass with him. But as usual he became hopelessly confused and was unable to find land.
Finally he was rescued by