Spiritual Problem--Spiritual Cure
I picked up a recent book which I received from the AACC Convention called "Caring for People God's Way." The book is written by three people Tim Clinton, Archibald Hart and George Ohlschlager. The book is considered a new guide for Christian Counseling and is
Obeying the law justifies no one, Jew or Gentile, because no one obeys the law. There is no one righteous, not even one, Romans 3:10 says. Therefore, the law can only condemn us, not declare us righteous.
For example, the law is very clear: "Do not write a check for
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
PRAYER AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE
"Life is war. That’s not all it is. But it is always that. Our weakness in prayer is owing largely to our neglect of this truth. Prayer is primarily a wartime walkie-talkie for the mission of the church as it advances against the powers of darkness and unbelief. It
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 19, 2009
I was visiting Pink at the nursing home. His legs had been like sticks, because he could have no therapy until his sore healed. Skin hung down, and he had no muscle. But now he is getting rigorous therapy; the skin has tightened, and muscle is now beginning to form.
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 16, 2009
A SPIRITUAL RHYTHM
Developing a rhythm in your spiritual life means organizing your life around times of stopping to remember God. What is important is not the length of time but that you regularly stop to refocus on God. It could be five minutes or forty minutes. It could be your break time.
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
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jul 27, 2010
Let’s think about this. Good equals Godly? Good equals spiritual? How exactly does being good and being spiritual parallel?
I give a man on the street a warm meal and a place to stay. That’s a good thing. How is giving a man a warm meal and a place to stay a spiritual
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Feb 16, 2011
SPIRITUALITY AND JUSTICE
Quoting Major Campbell Roberts when he spoke at the launch of this TSMP goal,
"Two hungers are emerging, a hunger for - Spirituality and a hunger for – Justice. If we can live out and help another find a relationship with Jesus that energises them to live and act
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 20, 2011
When the Challenger went down nearly 20 years ago, the whole country went around draped in a dark cloud of mourning. Soon the shock gave way to outrage and scandal when it was discovered that cost-cutting and
carelessness components that didn’t quite meet the required
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
In February 27 2009 article from the website “Slate” titled, “Why American churchgoers like to shop around” also caught my attention. That article cited statistics from a Barna Group survey that revealed that one in seven adults changes churches each year, and another one
The primary function of the heart is to supply blood and nutrients to the body. The regular beating, or contraction, of the heart moves the blood throughout the body. Each heartbeat is controlled by electrical impulses traveling through the heart. In the normal heart these
Have you seen ads for Clearsil, Proactiv, or other acne treatments? They usually exaggerate things and show the face before and aft the application of the "miraculous" product that makes you look good and perfect. They also make sure you get hooked to the remedy so they can bank
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 18, 2012
Can you imagine a redwood tree saying, "I’d just rather remain a little bush"? That would seem insane, right?
I want to put up on the screen some pictures of redwood trees. They are truly magnificent. My oldest daughter and her husband were married at the foot of redwood
Contributed by Ajai Prakash on May 30, 2013
The problem of compulsive gambling may seem foreign to most of us. Yet experts believe that millions of Americans are psychologically addicted to gambling. It gives them the excitement of hope and risk, but it usually ends in defeat. It is indeed a temporary pleasure. For
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Feb 14, 2014
During the week I have been looking at a book by John Larsson where he called Spiritual breakthrough where he talks about Samuel Logan Brengle.
In his recalling Brengle, Larsson talks of how at the age of twenty-five, Brengle was at a seminary training to be a minister but he was troubled. He
Contributed by Troy Borst on Jan 23, 2003
In his [Barna’s] new volume he flatly states that moral anarchy has arrived and rules our culture today. The argument hinges on a substantial amount of attitudinal and behavioral evidence: record bankruptcy levels, frivolous lawsuits, the rapid growth of the pornography
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2004
A SPIRITUAL MIRAGE?
In 1849 a wagon train was traveling through Death Valley to follow the gold rush into California. As this particular wagon train trudged through Death Valley, the hottest place in California, they looked ahead and saw a sheet of water they all believed was Owen’s Lake.
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Sep 9, 2007
Samuel Logan Brengle said: Spiritual leadership is not won by promotion, but by prayers and tears. It is attained by much heart-searching and humbling before God; by self-surrender, a courageous sacrifice of every idol, a bold, uncompromising, and uncomplaining embracing of
Contributed by Glenn Newton on Jan 24, 2008
How to know if you are getting Spiritually dry
a. When there is no desire for Bible study and prayer.
b. When spiritual conversation embarrasses you.
c. When you rationalize sin.
d. When you quote scripture and attend services, but it doesn’t make a difference in your life
e. When money
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jan 27, 2008
I have something in my treasure chest that you will recognize today.
This small limb is from a very specific tree in my back yard. Do you know what kind of tree it is? Try and guess.
This limb is from an apple tree.
Every year this APPLE tree gives Vickie and me a lot