Contributed by Tylor Cates on Jan 24, 2004
Quote: "If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else." - Yogi Berra
Text: Romans 10:1-4
Prop: a new US $20 bill (or adapt for local currency)
Summary: Some people try to get to heaven on their own by being a good person. The only
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 16, 2008
The meltdown in world wide economic markets is seen by many economists over the issue of the sub-prime mortgage failure in the United States. Basically, it revolves around giving credit to those who did not deserve it.
You may have received in the mail those tantalizing
RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE HEART
A CHINESE PROVERB: "If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be
Dr Ravi Zacharias came up with a true witty story of a New Zealand Shepherd who was happy on a Christmas morning, sad in the afternoon but once again happy in the evening. What exactly contributed to his mood swings? Here goes…in the morning two of his ewes’ “A” and “B” gave birth to two lambs “a”
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
It is impossible to righteously govern the world without God and the
Contributed by Tom Doubt on Jul 11, 2003
The mantle of righteousness that comes with forgiveness is made of vertical and horizontal threads. The vertical threads are the relationship between us and the Lord, representing our restored relationship. Horizontal threads are the relationships we have with others, established by our forgiving
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
The Chinese character for "righteousness" is most interesting. It is composed of two separate characters one standing for a lamb, the other for me. When "lamb" is placed directly above "me," a new character "righteousness" is formed. This is a helpful picture of the grace of God. Between me, the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2011
BULLET-PROOF VEST OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Terry Schafer, a young wife, lived with her husband in the small city of Moline, Illinois. She had a special gift she wanted to give to her husband for Christmas but was afraid that they would not be able to afford it. She started shopping for it in September,
Jeremiah says: “The LORD IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” God sees us as righteous by looking at Jesus. Unlike all other kings, King Jesus is without sin. What he has and is—namely, his righteousness—becomes what we shall receive as a gift of grace. He is OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS because he is the only one who
Contributed by Kevin Malone on Aug 26, 2007
I’ve got two rings on my hand today. This one is my wedding ring- 24 karat gold, very pure. The other is one my daughter got out of a gumball machine. It looks kind of gold but it is tin at best. The stone is pretty but I’m sure it’s made of plastic. Now which one of these is going to stand up
Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 17, 2009
What would it mean to obey this command? Jerry Bridges helps us think through what that looks like in his book, The Gospel for Real Life. Here are just a few points he lists.
To love the Lord your God with all your heart … soul and… mind means…
• Your love for God transcends all other
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Sep 10, 2009
King David’s plea is in verse seven was “Cleanse me with hyssop and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” King David needed cleansing from his sins and he knew it. He wasn’t messing about he wanted this issue sorted he knew in all his Kingly finery that the robes, the jewels,
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 23, 2009
I have tried fasting a few times in my life and always found it helpful. Once, after a fast for a week or so, I was so hungry for food that I went out and bought a pizza. I was sick that night. Not a good idea to introduce pizza to a starving stomach too quickly. Are you hungry enough?
Contributed by John Perry on Apr 17, 2010
Out at the Fonterra factory where I’ve been working some shifts they make yoghurt. The milk is pumped into huge stainless steel vats & they add culture, heat the mix & about 6 hours later the milk & culture is basically turned into yoghurt. But between every batch of yoghurt the vats are washed
Contributed by Bret Toman on May 20, 2010
If you can start the day without caffeine, if you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains ... if you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles ... if you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it ... if you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 9, 2011
Martyn Lloyd-Jones: "If every man and woman in the world knew what it was to hunger and thirst after
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008
REWARD FOR DOING RIGHT
Joseph told Israel of his brother's evil doings. He was faithful to reveal rather than conceal the matter. Certainly it took a great deal of courage to do what he did. The exercising of that courage showed forth faithfulness. He also was faithful to his job requirements.
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 22, 2008
YOU PUT THE DEVIL OUT, BUT DID YOU LET HIM LEAVE HIS BAGS?
You got out of a bad relationship because it was bad, but you are still resentful and angry.
(You let the devil leave his bags.)
You got out of financial debt, but you still can’t control the desire to spend on frivolous
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
The Way of the Righteous
What They Don’t Do
“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by