Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 3, 2009
Chrysostom on Prayer--Without the Spirit Our Prayer Bouquets are Like Weeds
Chrysostom, a 4th century preacher, used this analogy for prayer. A young boy wanted to give a gift to his father who had been away a long time. His mother sent him to the garden to pick a bouquet of flowers. The boy
GOD ANOINTS MEN OF PRAYER
E. M. Bounds says in his classic book, The Power of Prayer:
"Men are God's method. The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men...What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 16, 2008
The Spirit of God is always the spirit of liberty; the spirit that is not of God is the spirit of bondage, the spirit of oppression and depression. The Spirit of God convicts vividly and tensely, but He is always the Spirit of liberty. God who made the birds never made birdcages; it is men who make
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"The Spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions, and the nearer we get to Him the more
THE SPIRIT NAMED PAN
Many creatures, or demonic spirits, that have been called mythological gods are not mythological at all. They are real in the kingdom of darkness. Pan’s appearance in mythology is with horns, ears, and legs of a goat on a man’s body. His sudden appearance was supposed to
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 29, 2002
IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
As a young man, Oswald Chambers, who wrote the materials that became My Utmost For His Highest, battled a persistent sense of barrenness in his Christian life.
He finally wrote: I was getting desperate.
I knew no one who had what I wanted; in fact I did not know what
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 14, 2001
"I am so busy now that if I did not spend three hours each day in prayer, I could not get
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 21, 2009
Prayer for Compassion
Then we can pray a prayer like David Mains prayed years ago. He was once pastor of the Circle Urban Church, an inner city church in Chicago, and one day, in the course of his ministry among such great need, he prayed, “Lord, let me see the world as you see it, and break my
Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 24, 2016
Chris Jeffries tells the story of Roy who was feeling frustrated that he was not able to do what he felt he was born to do. So he prayed for Our Father to change something. Then there was a knock at the door and they met two strangers, a married couple. They invited them in and sat them down at
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2008
PRAYER: IT IS TAKEN
John Oxtoby, who was affectionately known as "Praying Johnny" was sent to hold a revival in Filey. He stopped under a hedge and he wrestled in prayer for the success of his mission. A passer-by heard Johnny Oxtoby’s prayer: "Will thou make a fool of me, God? I told them at the
Contributed by Roy Fowler on Sep 12, 2020
This statement is many times use as a stand alone statement without regards to the actual meaning. When the context has to be considered and an understanding of who God is and his teachings are most important.
A famous Bible scholar John Gill puts it this way: For whatever is asked in faith,
WORDS IN THE SPIRIT
When I was asked to be the preacher for the North Little Rock Ministerial Alliance Community Thanksgiving Service, I was floored. I didn't think that anybody thought that much about me. I was honored by the gesture, but the moment I said "yes," my nerves got the best of me. I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more
SYMBOL OF THE SPIRIT
Jim Cymbala: "The Bible has other symbols for the Holy Spirit besides water. One is wind, which in the original Greek in the New Testament is the same word as breath. Wind helps us to visualize the invisible and mysterious movement of the Spirit" (John 3: 8).
Contributed by Sean Harder on May 10, 2011
THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW
I knew a woman who stopped for a few drinks every night after work to let traffic die down, then drove home, about a 45 minute drive in lower mainland traffic. She would say, "I'm fine, I've never had an accident and there are never any roadblocks on my route home. It's not
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 6, 2012
DEPRESSIONS OF SPIRIT
One Sunday morning in 1866, the famous preacher C. H. Spurgeon shocked 5,000 listeners from the pulpit of London's Metropolitan Tabernacle he announced, "I am the subject of depressions of spirit so fearful that I hope none of you ever gets to such extremes of wretchedness as
There was a lady who died in 1916 named Hetty Green. She has been called “America’s greatest miser.” When she died in 1916, her estate was valued at $100 million.
But she was so miserly that she ate cold oatmeal in order to save the expense of heating the water.
When her son had a severe leg
THE SPIRIT IS A LIGHT
If there was no light, we would all be as blind people, we could see no colours, all would be dark inside. We wouldn’t be able to read this Bible if there was no light.
You see the Christian life is like a journey. And God has given us a road map, which is the Bible. Now