Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2011
COMING TO GRIPS WITH THE SOVEREIGN WILL OF GOD
I want to tell you a story about my friend, Jim Pence. Jim is an author who has written several books. But his first novel was titled "Blind Sight" and was published by Tyndale a number of years ago. Jim wrote this book, but he really didn't think
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 14, 2011
CAREY: GOD'S SOVEREIGN WILL
William Carey, who is called the father of modern missions, began his missionary career to India in 1793. He served the Lord in that country for 40 years, never once returning to his home in England. And throughout those years he translated portions of the Bible into
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
The sovereign press for the most part acknowledges accountability to no one
Contributed by Glenn Durham on Mar 1, 2008
Jesus is in no way ashamed of the sovereign work of God in giving a chosen people to His Son to save.
A wise, elderly woman in the congregation, hearing the preacher struggle to explain predestination, said: “Ah, I have long settled that point. For if God had not chosen me before I was born, I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 11, 2009
Hudson Taylor was once asked, "Why do you think God chose you to start China Inland Mission."
He replied, "God picked out somebody who was so weak that apart from Him I knew I could do nothing."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
THE PREDESTINATION TALKS
Ligon Duncan, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS, tells the following story:
I well remember as a fifteen year-old boy at my grandparents’ house, reading through Ephesians 1 with grandmother and granddad and my aunt and the family for our morning
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
GOD IS NEVER UNSURE
Pastor and author A. W. Tozer once said:
"All of God’s acts are consistent with all of his attributes. No attribute contradicts any other, but all harmonize and blend into each other in the infinite abyss of the Godhead. All that God does agrees with all that God is, and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
GOD’S WILL IS GOD’S WORD
Jimmy is a professional fisherman. He makes his living fishing on the BASS (Bass Angler Sportsman Society) circuit. He is also a devout Christian and belongs to the FBC Keys, Oklahoma.
This year, BASS made a ruling that to be eligible for the fisherman of the year
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Feb 15, 2009
STEP BY STEP
He does not lead me year by year
Nor even day by day,
But step by step my path unfolds;
My Lord directs my way.
Tomorrow’s plans I do not know,
I only know this minute;
But He will say, "This is the way,
By faith now walk in it."
And I am glad that it is so,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 2, 2009
God reigns over all. He does as He pleases. Wayne Grudem writes, "God is continually involved with all created things in such a way that he (1) keeps them existing and maintaining the properties with which he created them; (2) cooperates with created things in every action, directing their
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 2, 2009
COME HELL OR HIGH WATER
Glen and Jo Ann live in Orange County, California in a low lying area. It flooded one year and the local newspaper sent a reporter, in a boat, out to Glen and Jo Ann’s neighborhood. The reporter found Jo Ann, sitting on their roof watching large objects floating by, so
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
STRANGE INSIDE AND OUT
In May 2008, scientists finally completed analyzing the DNA of the platypus, a creature native to Australia that defies categorization under bird, reptile or mammal. The platypus is so odd that when the first specimens were sent to Europe in the 19th century, scientists
THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD
The Sovereignty of God. What do we mean by this expression? We mean the supremacy of God, the kingship of God, the god-hood of God. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that God is God. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Most High, doing
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jun 11, 2009
Joni Eareckson Tada
"One hot July afternoon in 1967, I dove into a shallow lake and my life changed forever. I suffered a spinal cord fracture that left me paralyzed from the neck down, without use of my hands and legs. Lying in my hospital bed, I tried desperately to make sense of the horrible
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Aug 18, 2009
Pastor Greg Laurie preaches to thousands at Harvest Crusades, but Greg started in ministry as a janitor at a church. Our purpose in life may not seem big, but if we are
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Sep 3, 2009
Scientists have discovered the the appendix may have a purpose after all. Supposedly, it provides the body with bacteria that builds immunity. Some even argue that some diseases were unheard of one hundred years ago because most people had worms in their instestines that fought
Contributed by Paul Collins on Sep 7, 2009
GOD'S PLAN IN ADAM'S LINE
If we take a look at the first 10 names of the redemptive lineage from Adam – Noah, we see God has a plan for all mankind and His plan includes every individual.
Are you ready for this? Are you sure?
Let this change your life…
We start with Adam and look
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 3, 2009
Painter Andrew Wyeth’s Understanding of What Doesn’t Show on the Canvas Helps Him Better Draw What Does
Andrew Wyeth painted picture of General Lafayette’s quarters near Chadds Ford, Pa., with a sycamore tree behind the building. When his brother first saw the painting, Andrew wasn’t finished with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 10, 2009
WHO SHAPES WHO?
Written by Irenaeus from the 2nd Century. From God’s Hands:
"It is not you who shape God; it is God that shapes you. If then you are the work of God, await the hand of the Artist who does all things in due season. Offer the Potter your heart, soft and tractable, and keep the