Contributed by Troy Brewer on Dec 16, 2002
People do not have any control over when they are born, to whom they are born.
The local, national or worldwide environment that they are born in. If Jesus is the messiah, the anointed one, God made to be a man that is here to complete a perfect task, then the time and place of his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
Abortioninterferes with Gods plan a plan He willed before He created the universe. Abortion
NO OTHER PLANS
There is an ancient legend about Jesus’ ascension into heaven.
He is met by the angel Gabriel who asks him, "Now that your work is finished, what plans have you made to ensure that the truth that you brought to earth will spread throughout the world?"
Jesus answered, "I
NO OTHER PLAN
An old legend imagines Jesus arriving in heaven right after the Ascension, welcomed by all the angels. Then the angel Gabriel asks Jesus, "You suffered much, dying for the sins of mankind. Does everyone down on earth know it?"
"Oh, no," replied the Savior, "just a handful of
Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 10, 2002
A PLAN FOR EVERYONE
In the opening pages of his autobiography, An American Life, Ronald Reagan writes, I was raised to believe that God had a plan for everyone and that seemingly random twists of fate are all a part of His plan.
My mother - a small woman with auburn hair and a sense of
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jul 8, 2007
Illustration: A Better Plan
When in college Robert J , Morgan came across a poem written by a teenage girl looking for a husband. It was written as a prayer, and this is what she said:
Dear God, I pray all unafraid / As girls are wont to be
I do not want a handsome man / But make him, Lord,
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Oct 5, 2009
But it doesn’t always go according to plan; in fact some days do anything but go according to plan. I can remember a day when I was on faults (I was for years a faults-man in the power distribution industry) I was called out in the wee small hours, to a Ute that had hit a pole and the lines had
PLAN YOUR LIFE
A famous British writer George Bernard Shaw once visited a sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein at his studio. The visitor noticed a huge block of stone standing in one corner and asked what it was for. "I don’t know yet. I’m still making plans."
Shaw was astounded. "You mean you plan your
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
ALL PART OF GOD’S PLAN
In the opening pages of his autobiography, "An American Life," Ronald Reagan writes, I was raised to believe that God had a plan for everyone and that seemingly random twists of fate are all a part of His plan. My mother - a small woman with auburn hair and a sense of
Contributed by Paul Collins on Sep 7, 2009
GOD'S PLAN IN ADAM'S LINE
If we take a look at the first 10 names of the redemptive lineage from Adam – Noah, we see God has a plan for all mankind and His plan includes every individual.
Are you ready for this? Are you sure?
Let this change your life…
We start with Adam and look
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Apr 14, 2010
ACCEPTING THIS PART OF THE PLAN
Years ago, the church I was serving did a cantata, during which one of the choir members gave a brief testimony. He was a beloved man who had been battling cancer. After acknowledging that he had asked all the questions and experienced all the emotions he simply
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 14, 2011
JOHN PIPER'S READING PLAN
John Piper is a well-known Christian author and pastor. He tells about a plan that he says has changed his life.
Suppose you read about 250 words a minute, and you resolved to devote just 15 minutes a day to some serious theological reading to deepen your
Contributed by Eugene Morell on Jan 7, 2012
THE LORD'S GAME PLAN
After I had been a Christian for a while, I felt that I was being called ton the ministry. I figured that the Lord had made just about his biggest mistake by calling me. When I told Barbara about what I felt, I rejoiced when she told me that I couldn’t be a pastor because
What are you planning to do in your life or ministry that ONLY GOD CAN DO????
"God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible-- what a pity that we plan only
Contributed by Paul Newell on Aug 29, 2001
Serving is the plan or strategy of the church. It’s how we are to do “business”. Just think about how we talk about church…it goes against just about everything in this world…
We call our meetings “services”
We call what we offer – “ministries”
The funds we receive are
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Leadership is the ability to put the plans into practice, and to accomplish the specified objectives through the skillful management of people, time, and tangible resources. A good leader is one who is able to motivate people; one who is capable of making good decisions, even under pressure or in
Contributed by Jonathan Busch on Feb 23, 2003
Illus: A family in the East was planning a month’s vacation to the West Coast. At the last minute the father’s work responsibilities prevented him from going, but Mom insisted that she was capable of driving and that she and the kids would go ahead. Dad got out the maps and planned the route and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Use of the computer in planning marriages is nothing new. Many a young man has been
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity, and execute with vigor, to sketch out a map of possibilities,
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Apr 23, 2008
GOD HAS A PLAN
A eleven-year-old boy passed tracts out with his pastor father on Sunday afternoons, but it was pouring down rain so he told his son he wasn't going. The boy asked, "Aren't people still going to hell when it's raining?" So the boy went alone.
The next Sunday, an elderly