Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 8, 2006
"The climax of God’s happiness is the delight He takes in the echoes of His excellence in the
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 20, 2004
In a more formal, liturgical church a visitor showed up one Sunday and got excited about something the minister said, and declared, “Amen, praise the Lord!” Someone tapped him on the shoulder and whispered, “We don’t praise the Lord
A missionary in Paraguay wrote, “While …serving in Paraguay, a Maka Indian named Rafael came to sit on my porch. I was eating and went out to see what he wanted. He responded, "Ham, henek met." Again I asked what I could do for him, but the answer was the same. I understood what he was saying but
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 30, 2004
Reformed Pastor Michael Horton, in his book, "A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of God-Centered Worship writes:
We are repeatedly told these days that music is the most important thing we do in worship. In fact, "worship" usually means singing or enjoying the singing of others. "Let’s just
Contributed by Davidson Goh on Aug 6, 2007
Worship is never meant to serve any other purpose except the glory of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 28, 2002
Isaac Watts wrote fifty-two books, twenty-nine of them on theology. But he is best remembered for his hymns. He wrote more than seven hundred, and even today the average modern hymnal will have twenty or more of his songs--276 years after they were written. When he died he was reciting one
Contributed by Darren Ethier on Apr 8, 2002
The Call to Worship had just been pronounced starting Easter Sunday Morning service in an East Texas church. The choir started its processional, singing "Up from the Grave He Arose" as they marched in perfect step down the center aisle to the front of the church. The last lady was
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 1, 2008
WORSHIP AS MOTIVATION
Several years ago, while serving in Northport, I attended a University of Alabama football game. As we were nearing the stadium a group of young men caught my attention. There were four of them walking toward the stadium. They were Alabama fans. The four young men were
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 17, 2004
PRUNING WITH A PURPOSE
I have a lilac tree in my back yard – beautiful white flowers. Well I decided it needed a little bit of pruning, so I got out some cutters and – well, the truth is I hacked it up. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but it had overgrown my clothes-line and needed to be
Contributed by Donny Granberry on Jun 25, 2007
Before going to college, a student must first take an SAT.
The purpose of the SAT is to assure they are proficient enough, or competent to take the classes at the level necessary to succeed.
Holy Spirit power gives us Christ’s
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 12, 2007
The Purpose of the Law
Evangelist Fred Brown used three images to describe the purpose of the law. First he likened it to a dentist’s little mirror, which he sticks into the patient’s mouth. With the mirror he can detect any cavities. But he doesn’t drill with it or use it to pull teeth. It can
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 12, 2009
THE IMPORTANCE OF PURPOSE
The University of Success...a discussion of the universal qualities of successful people. I was struck with the statement that "all successful people have a clear purpose in life." They have a compelling reason to get out of bed in the morning, and that driving purpose
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2005
THE PURPOSE OF THE LIGHT
"There is an old story about a lighthouse keeper who worked on a rocky stretch of coastline. Once a month he would receive a new supply of oil to keep the light burning so that ships could safely sail near the rocky coast. One night, though, a woman from a nearby village
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 11, 2010
PURPOSE IN LIFE
Many years before Abraham Lincoln was elected president, he was a store-keeper in Salem, Illinois. Abe had a rifle displayed in his store that was one of the most beautiful rifles ever made. The barrel was made from the finest steel, the stock from the best walnut wood; and a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 5, 2011
THE PURPOSE OF MARRIAGE
God is the Helper of His people! Does that mean He is inferior to them? Does that mean He is second-rate? No way! He is the Sovereign Creator of the Universe. He is in no way inferior to His creation.
So it is with women. Even though God made her to help her man, she is
Contributed by David Tack on Nov 17, 2011
THE HELMET'S PURPOSE
The Purpose of a soldier’s helmet is designed specifically to protect the head during battle. The hope (expectation) of our completed salvation is to our minds what a helmet was to a Roman combat soldier. It protects our minds, which is where one of our greatest
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 27, 2012
THE PURPOSE OF LIFE
There's a guy named Hugh Morehead who 45 years ago began a hobby of writing to famous philosophers and scientists and authors and asking them, "What is the purpose of life?" The responses he got back were depressing at best.
Isaac Asimov wrote back, "As far as I can see there
Warren Wiersbe, "Preaching must be marked by three elements: conviction, warning, and appeal ("reprove, rebuke, exhort").
To quote an old rule of preachers, "He should afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted."
If there is conviction but no remedy, we add to
Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jun 13, 2011
A PURPOSE FOR SHEEP
Sad to say, millions of people wander through life with no earthly idea what they’re here for.
One of the abiding fascinations of my wife here in Germany are sheep. About once a year, a shepherd brings a flock of sheep near our village, and my wife goes out and makes as many