Contributed by Bob Gillchrest on Dec 1, 2008
REDEEMED, REDEEMED, REDEEMED...
A.J. Gordon was the great Baptist pastor of the Clarendon Church in Boston, Massachusetts. One day he met a young boy in front of the sanctuary carrying a rusty cage in which several birds fluttered nervously. Gordon inquired, "Son, where did you get those birds?"
This new birth experience is bound to generate oodles of respect and love in the Saved for the Saviour (Luke 7:47). If Success in the Book of Thomas Edison is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration, then let it be said that major component of the “all odds surmounting love” (I Cor 13:7) in the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 2, 2008
"If the Israelites repent, they will be redeemed, but if not they will not be redeemed" (b. Sanh. 97b, R. Eliezer ben Hyrcanus, A.D. 90)
"If the Israelites would repent for a day, the son of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2010
REDEEMING THE RAG, TAG AND BOBTAIL
Luke 19:10 "...the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
In the 3rd-century, a skeptic named Celsus made fun of Origen (a Christian leader of day) "When most teachers go forth to teach, they cry, ’Come to me, you who are clean and worthy,’ and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 28, 2011
GOD REDEEMS A CHILD'S DEATH
These are bad things God allows in order to reveal Himself and accomplish some larger good that supersedes or overcomes the bad.
Imagine the following scenario: Three little boys walk into a large electrical compound in Okinawa when the workmen momentarily walks to
Contributed by Todd Leupold on Nov 3, 2008
Timothy J. Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, remarks:
"...when Jesus weeps, we see that he doesn't believe that the ministry of truth (telling people how they should believe and turn to God) or the ministry of fixing things is enough, does he? He also is a proponent of the
Contributed by John Shearhart on Jan 30, 2007
“If our work efforts are to have any redeeming value, then they must contribute in some way to God’s agenda, that is, to preserving the things that He values.” (Boa 1997, 26)
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"If a soul thou wouldst redeem, And lead a lost one back to God; Wouldst thou a guardian-angel seem To one who long in guilt hath trod Go kindly to him take his hand With gentlest words within thine
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 23, 2021
(Presented on weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day before the invitation hymn, hymn of decision) Unlike Jesus, David was not sinless on his way to the wilderness or in the wilderness but he is described as a man after God’s own heart. Something David did that was good is that he attended a
Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Oct 30, 2007
Seven year old Tommy had been asking his parents for a dog but they were not convinced that the family needed one. After Tommy’s repeated pleas, his dad told him if he would help his mother with chores around the house he could earn enough money to buy a dog. Tommy was more than eager to accept
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 17, 2014
J. Vernon McGee- Many years ago down in Houston, Texas, when a boarding house caught on fire, a woman broke through the lines and went into that house. It collapsed, and she was burned to death. The headlines read: “Poor Wretch Dies: Suicide.” Later the newspaper printed an apology. Why?
Contributed by Andy Grossman on Dec 4, 2007
We can’t imagine what our Redeemer has in store for us. The Holy Spirit gives us a few clues, but it is like a person blind from birth trying to comprehend color. Imagine if you lived in a world of darkness – then could suddenly see. Imagine if you lived in a world without taste – and suddenly
Contributed by Glenn Durham on Feb 20, 2008
Pastor Tim Keller (Redeemer PCA, New York), made this observation: “All other gods say, ‘Fail and you will die.’ Our God says, “Fail and I will die for you.’ All other religions say, ‘Our god is too
Contributed by Jeff Skinner on Dec 4, 2005
One of America’s greatest poets is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The year 1860 found Longfellow happy in his life, enjoying a widening recognition, and elated over the election of Abraham Lincoln which he believed signaled the triumph of freedom and redemption for the nation.
The following year the
Contributed by Keith Wessel on Apr 14, 2001
Easter is so much more than learning how to face death without fear, with courage and dignity. After all, even philosophers, poets, and scientists can do that. I remember the astronomer Carl Sagan mention in an interview that he was looking forward to death as “the last great adventure.” Walt
In the Supreme Court case between Humanity and Satan, proceedings took on a surprising turn, in the court room when Judge God read out the charge against the defendant (humanity).
Sin was the main charge with a list of violations being read out, some minor & seemingly insignificant while others
Contributed by Daniel Becker on Sep 15, 2001
“It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Fanny Crosby, blinded by an illness at 6 weeks of age, would grow to write over 9,000 poems and hymns. One of her many hymns begin this way:
Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it,
Redeemed by the blood of the