Contributed by Tony Abram on Mar 3, 2007
Billy Graham says: "As an evangelist, I have often felt too far spent to minister from the pulpit to men and women who have filled stadiums to hear a message from the Lord. Yet again and again my weakness has vanished, and my strength has been renewed. I have been filled with God’s power not only
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Let this Christmas season be a renewing of the mind of Christ in our thinking, and a cleansing of our lives by his pure presence.
RENEWED LIKE THE EAGLE
When the Psalmist mentions the renewal of the eagle, he may be referring to the "molting process" in an eagle’s life. As eagles age, their beaks and talons become encrusted with calcium. Thus, neither is as sharp as they once were. When this happens the aging eagle cannot
Contributed by Perry Greene on Apr 1, 2013
RENEWAL AND NEW LIFE
Henry David Thoreau, in his classic book, Walden, told of a powerful custom of the Mucclasse Indians. Once each year, they had a village clean up called a "busk." First they would make new clothes for themselves as well as furniture and cooking utensils. They would keep
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
The renewal of our natures is a work of great importance. It is not to be done in a day. We have not only a new house to build up, but an old
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"Poetry is the renewal of words, setting them free, and thats what a poet is
Contributed by Colin Bain on Nov 18, 2007
And what does this holy renewed heart mean? It means that we can belong to a holy nation. I don’t mean a nation on earth. I mean that we become citizens of heaven. We are different.
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
In his book The Renew Mind (Bethany House, 1981), Larry Christiansen tells a story that is a perfect illustration for our sermon text for today. I’d like for you to imagine that you live in a run down apartment. As I describe this, I actually picture in my mind my apartment in St. Paul I shared
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Jun 13, 2005
Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Church in Riverside, California, was having lunch with Billy Graham. Ruth, Billy’s wife, had made a classic southern lunch of fried chicken, collard greens, and the works. It was Greg’s first time to meet Billy Graham; he was nervous. Greg says, “I had many questions
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Nov 13, 2012
PRAYER AND THE MOTORCYCLE
There was a woman at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with a fever. She left work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication for her daughter.
She returned to her car to find that she had locked the keys inside the car
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 9, 2001
The pastor stood before the congregation and said "I have bad news, I have good
news, and I have more bad news." The congregation got quiet. "The bad news
is: the church needs a new roof!" the pastor said. The congregation groaned.
"The good news is: we have enough money for the new roof." A
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 21, 2001
Many Christians have been infected with the most virulent virus of modern American life, what sociologist Robert Bellah calls "radical individualism."
They concentrate on personal obedience to Christ as if all that matters is "Jesus and me," but in doing so, miss the point altogether.
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on May 22, 2007
I want to tell you about a practicing Christian, a public figure who lives out his faith in Jesus Christ. Here is a behind-the-scenes story.
There was a lot of excitement in watching the Indianapolis Colts, led by Head Coach Tony Dungy, win their trip to the Super Bowl this past January.
Contributed by Bruce Emmert on May 29, 2001
One of the most touching moment in the Sydney Olympics was when Eric "The Swimmer" Moussambani of Equatorial Guinea swam in the 100-meter free style qualifying heat. The 22-year-old African had only learned to swim last January, had only practiced in a 20-meter pool without lane markers, and had
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 16, 2002
The flesh is a built-in law of failure, making it impossible for the natural man to please or serve God. It is a compulsive inner force inherited from man’s fall, which expresses itself in general and specific rebellion against God and His righteousness. The flesh can never be reformed or improved.
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 25, 2010
THE SPIRITUALITY OF FIRE
The pagans thought of a cycle of destruction by fire and renewal, destruction by fire and renewal. The monotheistic Zoroastrians thought of fire strictly as a purification. But the Jews and early Christians associated fire with the destruction of the