Contributed by Mike Mcguire on May 28, 2007
Putting on Christ means putting on a new life. Roman young men symbolized moving from Adolescence to maturity by taking of the toga of
Contributed by Bill Burress on Oct 23, 2009
We know what a person is by their uniform. We can tell a policemen, or a chef, or a nurse by the way they are dressed. The Bible says when we accept Christ we put on Christ. We should put on Christ just
Contributed by Matthew Redder on Sep 21, 2018
The story of Augustine's conversion is an inspiring and amazing one. In my opinion it is a miraculous account of God grabbing the attention of Augustine and speaking directly into his heart through the power of a perfectly timed scripture.
This could be a great illustration about the power of
CHRIST AND THE SPIRIT
Luke's Gospel places an huge emphasis on the Holy Spirit. As the the third century Bible teacher St. Origen puts it:
"Christ is born; the Spirit is his forerunner.
Christ is baptised; the Spirit bears him witness.
Christ is tempted; the Spirit leads
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Oct 27, 2000
You share Christ by imitating Christ. A story is told – by Fredrick Beuchner I believe – called “The Happy Hypocrite." It is a story about a man who was born with an awful facial deformity. He grew up alone and lonely. When reaching adulthood, he decided to move from his town to begin a new life.
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jul 23, 2001
THE CRISIS OF ALL RELIGION
Jesus is unique....This is highlighted in the ministry of a well-known missionary in India, Dr. E. Stanley Jones. Jones often lectured to Hindu audiences having Hindus as chairmen of the meetings. On one such occasion the chairman was a chief minister of state. During
Contributed by Ken Pell on Mar 2, 2013
CHRIST IS THE WIND, CHRISTIANITY IS THE SAIL
Does the practice of our religion reflect the God we serve?
In Shane Hipps' book, "Selling Water by the River: A Book about the Life Jesus Promised and the Religion that Gets in the Way," he uses an analogy from sailing to express what has happened
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 David Yarbrough on Apr 14, 2003
The fact that our good deeds are not good enough to get us into heaven is no more cruel than it’s cruel for you to tell the fish in the water (I hope your not talking to the fish in the water) “I just can’t breath in your environment.” To say that, is not a cruel statement it is just a statement
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 1, 2012
BAPTISM: CLOTHED IN CHRIST
Just this last week we baptized a 9-year-old boy into Christ. His name is J.J. J.J. knew all the answers to the questions I posed to him, but his father was concerned that his young son viewed baptism as a "magic act" that would make all kinds of marvelous changes