Contributed by Fred Parker on Oct 23, 2014
Written by Pastor Fred Parker
Sat, 4th June, 2011
“…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” NIV
Early one morning not long ago, I was reminded that the aura of God is revealed in the beauty of His light. The clouds
Contributed by Johnny Small on Mar 12, 2003
God So Loved
I want to paint a picture for you this morning. Picture yourself arguing with a friend and you really lose it. You pull out a gun and kill your friend. You are caught and arrested. You receive your day in court and found guilty of your sin of murder. You are sentenced to die by
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 21, 2008
GOD'S GREAT LOVE
One time a father wanted to teach his son the lesson of God's great goodness. He took him to the top of a high hill and pointed northward over Scotland, southward over England, eastward over the ocean, westward over hill and valley, and then sweeping his arm around the whole
Contributed by Perry Greene on Jan 4, 2012
GOD'S PERSISTENT LOVE
For more than 40 years, each week a shy Welshman went to his neighbor’s door and slipped a love note underneath. Because of an argument years before, she refused to speak to the man. Finally, after writing 2184 love letters with no response of any kind, the 74-year-old man
Love God like Loving a Cow?
Meister Eckhart: Some people want to love God in the same way as they love a cow. You love it for the milk and the cheese and for your own profit. So do those who love God for the sake of outward riches or inward consolation. But they do not love God correctly, for
Contributed by Coz Von on Aug 27, 2017
The Davinci code will tell you that Jesus was married Mary.
is it so? NO, NO, AND - mil times NO – NOT!
But I want to show you that God did get married.
Blasphemy, you say, NOT SO, It’s irreverent, sacrilegious – and not true
But He really did! Hear me out.
Long, long ago in a land far far
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 19, 2007
As we paid nothing for God’s eternal love and nothing for the Son of His love, and nothing for His Spirit and our grace and faith, and nothing for our eternal rest...What an astonishing thought it will be to think of the unmeasurable difference between our deservings and our receivings. O, how free
Contributed by Norman Lawrence on Aug 23, 2002
Old John was a man of God and loved his village chapel. One day he was stopped by an acquaintance, who, by the way, was an ardent angler. "I say, John," said the angler, "I have often wondered what attraction there is up at the village chapel. You go week after week to the same old chapel, see the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Great God of love: We praise you for Jesus the Christ, and on this the celebration of his birthday, we thank you for his coming. We thank you for the prophet's hope and the angel's song for the birth in Bethlehem. We thank you that in Jesus you joined us, sharing human hurts and pleasures. In this
The command to love God and love our neighbor is not new to Jesus. It comes right from Torah. The Pharisees had finessed that fundamental law right out of everyday life, but Jesus not only showed us that we can’t live without it, he took it to the limit when he loved us all the way
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2006
"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just as the roof of a sunhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Morning prayer: Good morning, God, I love You What are you up to today?
Contributed by Bill Lobbs on Nov 4, 2000
Does God really love us? I say look to the crucified Jesus. Look to the old rugged cross.
-By every thorn that punctured His brow.
-By every mark of the back lacerating scourge.
-By every hair of his beard plucked from his cheeks by cruel fingers.
-By every bruise which heavy fists made upon
"Surely God must love healing since He allows so much of it to occur every day. He created us with healing properties within us. A cut finger, in most cases, heals itself. There has to be something severely wrong with a person for a cut not to heal on its own. A broken limb has the ability to fuse
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 2, 2002
One day C.H. Spurgeon noticed a barn with a weather vane on its roof. At the top of the vane were these words: God is love. Spurgeon said to his friend that he thought this was an inappropriate place for such a message. He said, "Weather vanes are changeable, but God’s love is constant. His friend
Contributed by W F on Sep 20, 2004
When a child doesn’t get his or her own way the common response to the parent is, “You don’t love me.” Of course this isn’t true. The parent’s love hasn’t changed. It’s just that at that moment their love is expressing itself differently than how the child wants it.
God’s love is like that.
I remember hearing a story about a famous film producer. As a child, he had a fight with another boy and lost. While his mother was bathing his black eye, he told her how it was entirely the fault of the other boy. It was the other boy who had started the fight, he claimed.
His mother said
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
(IL) C.H. Spurgeon told the story of the preacher who was walking in the countryside and stopped by a farmhouse for a drink of water. The old farmer who lived there went out to talk to the preacher. As they were talking the preacher noticed that the barn had a weather vane on it that was spinning