Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 8, 2022
Johnny the painter, was big on cutting corners so he could make more of a profit. So when a church hired him to paint their wooden building, Johnny submitted the lowest bid, and was hired. As always, he thinned his latex paint with water to stretch it.
One day while he was up on the scaffolding
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Oct 9, 2006
Repent and Turn
Repent and turn! God calls today;
Oh, do not close thine ear, I pray!
Listen! It is the voice of love –
Grieve not that tender heart above.
Repent and turn! Now is the hour,
The time of God’s redeeming power;
Tomorrow it may be too late.
Just now wide open is the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
If there is no repentance, there can be no pardon. Some years ago a murderer was sentenced to death. The murderer’s brother, to whom the State was deeply indebted for former services, besought the governor of the State for his brother’s pardon. The pardon was granted, and the man visited his
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Apr 27, 2008
"Job repented, not of any past sins that might have caused his (trouble), but of his mistrust of God in the midst of it. Ultimately, God never answered Job’s questions. Job never actually found out why all of this loss and horror had occurred. It was as if the answer to Job’s
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 24, 2009
Repentance of Chuck Norris
I was reading about a martial arts fighter. He came forward at a Billy Graham crusade and accepted Christ as his Savior when he was 12 years old. But he never really committed his life to serving Christ. He went on to become the karate middleweight champion of the world
REPENTANCE AND BAPTISM
Steve Atkerson states: "John the Baptist explicitly stated the purpose of his baptism when he said, 'I baptize you with water for repentance' (Mt 3:11). Did John baptize them so that they could repent or because they already had repented? That is, was John's baptism a
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 11, 2002
ENABLED TO REPENT
“A Christian is not one who never goes wrong, but one who is enabled to repent and begin over again after each
Contributed by Troy Borst on May 31, 2001
A NATIONAL PRAYER OF REPENTANCE
Joe Wright is the pastor of Central Christian Church in Wichita, KS. On January 23, 1996, He was asked to be the guest chaplain for the Kansas State House in Topeka. He prayed a prayer of repentance that was written by Bob Russell, pastor of Southeast
Contributed by Todd Schäve on Nov 6, 2001
True Confession and Repentance:
True confession is not the mere mental assent that we
have done wrong, for even a thief will admit he’s done
wrong in the bragging of his accomplishments. No,
confession means seeing and agreeing with God how our
sins have harmed us and others. It is pouring
Contributed by Clark Frailey on May 3, 2002
Gordon MacDonald, --> "Repentance is not basically a religious word. It comes from a culture where people were essentially nomadic and lived in a world with no maps or street signs. It’s easy to get lost walking through the desert. You become aware that the country side is strange. You finally
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 30, 2002
A NATIONAL PRAYER OF REPENTANCE
Joe Wright is the pastor of Central Christian Church in Wichita, KS. On January 23, 1996, He was asked to be the guest chaplain for the Kansas State House in Topeka. He prayed a prayer of repentance that was written by Bob Russell, pastor of Southeast Christian
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 Cameron Conway on Aug 2, 2010
IT'S NOT ABOUT REPENTANCE
Today it's not about repentance; it's about our feelings.
It's not about prayer; it's about going out for coffee.
It's not about revolution; it's about the status quo.
It's not about sanctification and righteousness; it's about making money.
It's not about
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 10, 2011
REPENTANCE IN THE WHITE HOUSE
In 2001, Tim Goeglein started running the White House Office of Public Liaison, providing him almost daily access to then President George Bush for seven years. Then it all ended abruptly on February 29, 2008. A well-known blogger revealed the startling fact that 27
Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 19, 2012
REPENTANCE IS NOT A ONE-TIME EVENT
Doug Tegner tells the story of attending a one-day leadership retreat called to deal with his church's current crisis. Redwood Chapel was founded in 1962 and has since hosted the Bay Area Sunday School convention (BASS), had strong music programs, planted
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2012
I want to share with you a small auto-biographical story that I believe illustrates the type of repentant heart needed to continue in getting rid of guilt.
She had always been a good girl so finding herself in this place was unimaginable to her. How was she going to
Contributed by John Bartol on Nov 7, 2012
A NON-REPENTANT CHURCH
Lack of repentance is the root cause of powerlessness in the church, in this materialistic, self-indulgent age. There can be no spiritual
It is interesting that before the "Iron Curtain" went down, the believers in the anti-Christian Communist countries were often known as "Repenters." Why? Because they were not just "professors", but "possessors", and showed the Spirit of Christ was in them
Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009
DISCIPLESHIP THROUGH REPENTANCE
As A. W. Tozer said, "A growing Christian must have at his roots the life-giving waters of penitence. The cultivation of a penitential spirit is absolutely essential to spiritual progress. The lives of great saints teach us that self-distrust is vital to