Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
PROMISES ARE SACRIFICES
Promises are funny things. They’re easy to make and often easier to break, but generally hard to keep. Robert Frost poetically captured that truth in his poem, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening. He talks about how sometimes we wish we could be free, for just a little
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 9, 2008
We make a lot of promises to others and many promises are made to us. Sadly, too many promises are broken on both ends of the equation. God, however, never breaks a promise.
Don’t let the broken promises of this world keep you from believing the promises of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The promise of glory is the promise, almost incredible, and only possible by the work of Christ, that some of us, that any of us who
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Life is not promised to you. Nor is it promised that it will go the way you want it
Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Aug 17, 2010
FAITH AND PROMISE
When something is promised, you have not seen it happen yet, have you? If I promise my wife that I'm going to clean out the basement, there's no proof that you can see. There's only my word. That promise is the only evidence it will happen. And I may prove unreliable for one
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 18, 2010
One stormy night an elderly couple entered the lobby of a small hotel and asked for a room. The clerk said they were full and they would probably find so were all the hotels in town. "But I can’t send a fine couple like you out in the rain. Would you be willing to sleep in my
Contributed by Charles Jones on Feb 16, 2011
LIVING BY PROMISES
Warren Wiersbe once said "We live by God's promises,
Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 7, 2013
THE EGG PROMISE
Two brothers were getting ready to boil some eggs. "I’ll give you a dollar if you let me break three of these on your head," said the older one.
"Promise?" asked the younger.
Gleefully, the older boy broke two eggs over his brother’s head.
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 28, 2002
FAITHFUL FOR A PROMISE
A promise from God is a statement we can depend on with absolute confidence. Here are 12 promises for the Christian to claim.
God’s presence -- "I will never leave thee" (Heb. 13:5)
God’s protection -- "I am thy shield" (Gen. 15:1)
God’s power -- "I will
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 31, 2002
It’s the story of a friendship forged during one of the worst battles of World War II, and a promise made almost 60 years ago, a promise that was finally kept Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001. HAROLD HUGGINS, a veteran of 10 major campaigns in World War II and the last survivor of his
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 19, 2003
Writer and speaker Lewis Smedes says:
Yes, somewhere people still make and keep promises.
They choose not to quit when the going gets rough because they promised once to see it through.
They stick to lost causes.
They hold on to a love grown cold.
They stay with people who have become
We live in an era of unkept promises. Nations sign important treaties and then break them at will. And many couples show little regard for their wedding vows. In this kind of society, we who are God¡¦s people should be known for keeping our promises.
The brilliant Christian
Contributed by Wayne Major on Apr 5, 2001
God still gives us promises, and these promises are still geared to meet every specific individual need. In 1924, Dr. Leila McConnell, having just received a degree from Asbury College, felt God’s call to start a work for God in Eastern Kentucky. Fearing the reputation of “Bloody Breathitt”
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 23, 2008
How Many Promises in the Bible?
Dr. Everek R. Storms of Ontario spent a vast amount of time studying the promises of Scripture. Writing in Contact Magazine, he said:
“The Holy Scriptures contain a grand total of 8,810 promises. How do I know? I counted them. Dr. Storms goes on to classify the
Contributed by David Tack on May 2, 2009
If God concluded a covenant of promise with Abraham,
the law which was given 430 years afterwards could
not alter it, and would not supplant it. If
inheritance came by the law it would not be by
promise. Tenney, Merrill:
GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES
Roger Simms shared this testimony in a book:
May 7 the day Roger was discharged from the army. He couldn’t get a bus so he decided to hitchhike his way home. Carry his heavy suitcase and in his army uniform, he flashed for the on-coming car. It was a luxurious, black
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
CHRIST'S PRESENCE: A FACT, NOT A PROMISE
Dr. G. Campbell Morgan told about an experience in his early Christian life. He would visit several ladies once a week to read the Bible to them. When he came to the end of Matthews Gospel, Morgan read, "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jul 28, 2011
GOD STANDS BY HIS PROMISES
Oswald Chambers once wrote, "Faith is unutterable trust in God, trust that never dreams that He will not stand by us."
Missionaries Dick and Margaret Hillis found themselves caught in China during the Japanese invasion. The couple lived with their two children in
Contributed by Scott Carson on Nov 20, 2011
GOD'S PROMISES AND URBAN LEGENDS
Do you really believe that being godly is great gain and not financial gain, but something that really matters and lasts? If you believed that, wouldn’t it change your life?
Most people believe that if you smoke, you’ll get lung cancer. Many of you quit
Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Dec 8, 2011
THE PROMISE OF A FLAT-SCREEN
Reminds me of a 42-year-old woman from South Bend, Indiana. She called the police after being sold what she thought was a flat-screen TV.
She was approached by a man who offered her a great deal on the TV, a new flat-screen TV for only $500 dollars. She admitted