Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 14, 2005
Two Ships in the Night! (07.18.05--Pride--Numbers 22:29)
There’s a time to be right and a time to be righteous. That’s what the old farmer told me as I hefted the last hay bale into the loft.
I had just had an encounter with a bully at school and I was feeling both peeked and embattled at
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2005
Another poll sheds light on this paradox of increased religiosity and decreased morality. According to sociologist Robert Bellah, 81 percent of the American people also say they agree that “an individual should arrive at his or her own religious belief independent of any church or synagogue.” Thus
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2006
Barna’s latest survey shows 11% of the people who attend a Christian church at least once a month plan to change their place of worship in the coming year. If true, more than 15 million people will change their church home in the next 12 months. Barna concludes, "Despite their fascination with
Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Feb 26, 2005
Dr. Albert Palmer was the minister of Central Union Church of Honolulu, Hawaii. While serving there he oversaw a massive building project for their church. Just before it’s completion, the architect asked Palmer to provide him with an inscription to be placed high in the chancel above the pulpit
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Nov 28, 2006
C.S. Lewis said, “In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy him.” God wants our worship to be motivated by
Contributed by Mark Hensley on May 3, 2001
Mamie Adams always went to a branch post office in her town because the postal employees there were friendly. She went there to buy stamps just before Christmas one year and the lines were particularly long. Someone pointed out that there was no need to wait in line because there was a stamp
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 3, 2001
A few years ago there was a series of commercials featuring a man wearing a flannel shirt and jeans who would be telling people how much he cared for them, often getting teary-eyed as he said with all the emotion he could muster, “I love you, man!”
And the person he was speaking to in that
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 Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Late one summer evening in Broken Bow, Nebraska, a weary truck driver pulled his rig into an all-night truck stop. The waitress had just served him when three tough looking, leather jacketed motorcyclists - of the Hell’s Angels type - decided to give him a hard time. Not only did they verbally
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2002
The Unbaptized Arm
Ivan the Great was the tsar of all of Russia during the Fifteenth Century. He brought together the warring tribes into one vast empire--the Soviet Union. As a fighting man he was courageous. As a general he was brilliant. He drove out the Tartars and established peace across
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Joseph Stowell, former President of Moody Bible Institute, writes in his book Fanning the Flame:
"The call of authentic Christianity is to ‘have heart’ - a heart for God . A heart for God requires (1) that we move from externals to internals ,(2) that we reject the easy way of ritual
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jul 29, 2007
I can remember my cousin Jenny as a joyful, delighted-with-life little girl who wasn’t like the rest of us, but could make the grumpiest of grumps smile because her love of life and underlying happiness was so infectious.
The message here is that all of us have opportunity to give sacrificially
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
In the middle of Washington DC stands a monument--our national Monument, the Washington Monument. As a history lesson, there are some things you should know about this place.
There can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument in the DC area. On the aluminum
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE
A man was walking through an art gallery when he came upon a picture of the Lord Jesus dying upon the cross. He stopped and looked at the beautiful portrait of Calvary's love. As he stared into the face of Christ, so full of agony the gallery guard tapped him on the
Contributed by Hansel Young on Nov 15, 2007
John Stott wrote, “I could never believe in God, if it were not for the cross… In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? I have entered many Buddhist temples in different Asian countries and stood respectfully before the statue of Buddha, his legs crossed, arms
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 7, 2008
‘Grow as You Go.’ The first sermon in this series took us to Moses and his encounter with God. We were told that God had a role, an important one at that, for Moses and it was in line with God’s plan and story and not Moses’ plan and story. In other words, we ‘grow’ in our Christian faith and
The pastor of a church that didn’t have the reputation for being very generous with their giving decided that it was time to do something drastic in order to teach the congregation the importance of giving. He contacted an electrician and had all of the pews wired.
The next Sunday which was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
I want to read to you an excerpt from James Montgomery Boice’s book, "Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace?" to preface my opening statements.
This is from his chapter entitled, "Reforming Our Worship". In it he cites two sources from which he got his information. I cite my
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
In 1997, Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator Charles Lindbergh, was invited to give the annual Lindbergh Address at the Smithsonian Institution’s Air and Space Museum to commemorate the 70th anniversary of her father’s historic solo flight across the Atlantic. On the day of the speech,