Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 4, 2008
Stumbling Block of Envy
When I was a few months from graduation from seminary, the church I had attended during college had a position open and I was very interested in it. The pastor had become a spiritual mentor to me, and I was hopeful for the opportunity to work with him.
When we met to
Contributed by John Cuddeford on Oct 18, 2002
THE MUSE OF GOOD FRIDAY?
Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible, it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"I do not ask to walk smooth paths nor bear an easy load. I pray for strength and fortitude to climb the rock-strewn road. Give me such courage and I can scale the hardest peaks
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Isnt it strange That princes and kings, And clowns that caper In sawdust rings, And common people Like you and me Are builders for eternity? Each is given a bag of tools, A shapeless mass, And a book of rules; And
Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 21, 2003
In front of our own church, our church sign has been tampered with. Today, on it is the phrase, “Jesus Loves You”. Kids recently jumbled up all the letters and made it read other things. I placed it back in correct order and found 6 letters missing. I think a christians life is to say to others
Contributed by Gene Barron on Mar 1, 2001
Isn’t it strange that princes and kings
And clowns that caper in sawdust rings
And common people like you and me
Are builders for eternity?
Each is given a bag of tools,
A shapeless mass, a book of rules;
And each must make ‘ere life is flown,
Quest Study Bible asks the question: ¡§Is something ever right for one and wrong for another?
Here is there answer to this question: Sometimes. Those steeped in centuries-old Jewish tradition found it difficult to believe there was nothing wrong with eating meat sacrificed to idols. To do so
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 6, 2004
Wilhelm Busch once said, “To become a mother is not so difficult; on the other hand, being a mother is very much so!” (Taken from Proclaim, “A Mother’s Day Sermon,” May 14, 1989). Concerning that statement, a preacher asked, “So, with all those qualifications, why bother with Mother’s Day at all?
Contributed by David Hodgin on Jun 30, 2009
The concept of “The Six Degrees of Separation” is worth bringing up here. In this concept, people who study such things say that everyone in the world is at most six acquaintances apart from every other person in the world. It is referred to as “The Human Web” and works like this, I know someone,
Contributed by Richard Jones on Nov 3, 2000
An old American Indian tale recounts the story of a chief who was telling a gathering of young braves about the struggle within. "It is like two dogs fighting inside of us," the chief told them. "There is one good dog who wants to do the right and the other dog always wants to do the wrong.
Contributed by Tom Papez on Aug 14, 2009
3. THE REBELUTION:
Some Christian guys (the Harris brothers) created a website and group designed to lead people to Christ and to correct some wrongs in society. On their website at therebelution.com they have done one of the greatest polls ever done on the issue of clothes and modesty. They asked
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Sep 8, 2016
The famous first national Salvationist here in Sri Lanka, Arnolis Weerasooriya whose picture we all walk past every day said something about the cross. Can you remember reading it, it is on his picture. That’s right he said, “Cross is the attraction.” He died from cholera some years later on the
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 29, 2007
It is a narrow way. It is a difficult road. We have to leave much behind: our wants, our needs, our baggage, and our misconceptions. One time when we were first married, Kendra and I planned a trip to Cedar Point. I like to save money so we stayed in a hotel about twenty minutes from the point. It
Contributed by Tim Smith on Dec 10, 2008
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER
Andy Stanley tells the story of when he was 13 and learning the meaning of the phrase, "Actions speak louder than words." His dad was the Associate Pastor of First Baptist in Atlanta when the senior pastor was asked to resign. Charles Stanley was asked to preach on Sundays
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
Andy Stanley tells the story of when he was 13 and learning the meaning of the phrase, â€œActions speak louder than words.â€� His dad was the Associate pastor of First Baptist in Atlanta when the senior pastor was asked to resign. Charles Stanley was asked to preach on Sundays until a suitable
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2006
He was graduated from the finest four-star Christian college. The product of a distinguished evangelical church, he had a good personal grasp of the Scriptures. From a strong Christian family, he was a personable and handsome green shoot -- the whole nine yards!
Like many in his league,
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 1, 2012
FALSE TEACHING: SINLESSNESS
The Apostle John wrote:
"My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense-- Jesus Christ, the Righteous One."
Now I want to digress for a moment and address a false