Contributed by Ian Biss on Oct 1, 2001
Mordecai Ham emerged as an evangelist from Kentucky at the turn of the century. He had a background in business and the study of law. From the very beginning his approach was zealous and blunt. Rather than sit and talk with Christians at revival sites, Ham insisted on being
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
The Zeal of Communists.
In the late 1940s Whittaker Chambers was called to witness before a New York Grand Jury against Alger Hiss, one of our high government officials. Chambers, a one-time Communist, accused Hiss of trying to transmit confidential government documents to the Soviet Union through
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 15, 2011
J. C. RYLE ON ZEAL
Recently I found a book by Bishop J.C. Ryle, the first bishop of Liverpool, England on the subject of zeal. He wrote:
"Zeal is a burning desire to please God, to do His will, and to advance His glory in the world in every possible way. A zealous man is preeminently a man
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 23, 2008
What we see urged in the NT is zeal, which is not quite the same as the fad word "passion" (which implies the necessity of emotional exuberance and is emotionally driven) or "urgency" (which implies a desperate God and is usually guilt driven). Zeal is a spiritually driven energy grounded in a
Contributed by Jeremy Poling on Jul 30, 2010
-- The Battle of Waterloo, fought on 18 June 1815, was Napoleon Bonaparte's last battle. His defeat put a final end to his rule as Emperor of the French. After Napoleon returned from exile and was restored to power, many states which had previously resisted his rule formed
Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 4, 2010
Every year there is at least one story or a wildfire born of carelessness quickly spreads, consuming the thick, dried-out vegetation and almost everything else in its path. What was once a forest becomes a virtual powder keg of untapped fuel. In a seemingly instantaneous burst,
The French philosopher Voltaire once said: "Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe." Voltaire spoke of a form of faith that lives, breathes, and moves beyond the ordinary, to the extraordinary.
In like manner, Dale Carnegie spoke of a form of living that
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 8, 2011
THE LEGIONS OF THE UNJAZZED
In Dr. David Jeremiah's book "Life Wide Open" he writes about a young man who turned the surfing world upside down in the 1950's. Killer Dana was the most notorious wave in California. When it was really ripping and roaring, the best surfers in the world gave it
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Apr 27, 2008
3 TRUTHS ABOUT PASSION
• Nothing significant is ever done in life without passion.
• Most winners in life are just ex-losers who finally got passionate.
• The worst
Contributed by Curtis Rowe on Aug 4, 2008
Every believer is impacting the spiritual vigor of those around him! Gordon McDonald gave the following list...
• Igniter- The Holy Spirit is the Creator of authentic spiritual energy! Do you provoke others? “I’ll paddle!”
• Sharer- “… that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith
Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Dec 6, 2008
I don’t know about you but I was here at 9:30 this morning and when I came to open the door I didn’t see a line of people waiting outside for me to open the door so they could come into God’s house and worship. A when we gathered to study God’s word there were less than ___ in Sunday School class.
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 30, 2009
When we are no longer alert as God’s watchmen, we have a tendency to be insensitive to all the dangers around us.
I can’t help but be reminded of a frightening experience we had when my eldest son was working the late shift at a bakery. He came home dead tired one night and I was already asleep.
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 30, 2009
It’s sort of like the fable that evangelist D. L. Moody used to tell. It seems there were two eagles. One of the eagles won every race and the other eagle was jealous. One day, the jealous eagle overheard a hunter say, “I’d bring down that eagle if I had decent fletching on my arrows.” The eagle
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 30, 2009
Yet it is so difficult to convince others to take that course, even when they see it. The problem is that only God can give the appetite for the Scriptures that brings such great spiritual nutrition. The natural man is like a dying cancer patient to whom food has become detestable. The
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 9, 2009
REVIVALS ARE BORN AFTER MIDNIGHT
A. W. Tozer: "There is considerable truth in the idea that revivals are born after midnight, for revivals (or any other spiritual gifts and graces) come only to those who want them badly enough. It may be said without qualification that every man is as holy and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 27, 2009
YOUR GOD IS TOO SAFE
The words that Mark Buchanan wrote of his own experience in his book entitled "Your God Is Too Safe." He wrote that when he was saved, "I hit the ground running. Immediately, I volunteered for everything, anything, that I felt vaguely interested in and marginally qualified
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jun 10, 2009
John Newton, the writer of Amazing Grace, said –
"What will it profit a man if he gains his cause, and silences his adversary, if at the same time he loses that humble, tender frame of spirit in which the Lord
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jul 8, 2009
Blake Griffin is the number one 2009 NBA draft pick for the Los Angeles Clippers. He is 6’10” and dominated college basketball playing for Oklahoma. After he was drafted, he called the Clippers general manager on a Saturday morning to open the gym so he could work out. Being a millionaire and
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Aug 18, 2009
“I don’t want to go through the motions
I don’t want to go one more day
Without your all consuming passion inside of me
I don’t want to spend my whole life asking
What if I had given