Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2006
In his little book Illustrations of Bible Truth, H.A. Ironside pointed out the folly of judging others. He related an incident in the life of a man called Bishop Potter. "He was sailing for Europe on one of the great transatlantic ocean liners. When he went on board, he found that another passenger
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 12, 2005
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice.
Contributed by David Thompson on Dec 28, 2005
Oliver Wendell Holms once said , “ sin has many tools but, a lie is the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 3, 2006
Church Attendance According to ABC News, 40% of Americans attend church in a typical week. Polls indicate 95% profess belief in the existence of God or a universal spirit. Americans gave $88 billion to religious
Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 24, 2004
CONCLUSION... The Matrix (http://www.ozsermonillustrations.com/frames/truth_&_error_frameset.htm)
One of the great films of 1999 was The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves. It’s a futuristic sci-fi movie, where the world has been taken over by computers. The computers need the energy that comes from
Contributed by Joe Fornear on Oct 20, 2004
Tammy Faye Baker in one of those TV reality series went to a book signing and several other celebrities were with her – She was asked “What advice would you give to a parent who first finds out their child is gay?” – She responded, “Love them anyway – love them unconditionally” – she blew everyone
Contributed by Dean Courtier on Mar 18, 2010
"One proof of the inspiration of the Bible is that it has withstood so much poor preaching. Likewise one proof that the church is God’s instrument is that it has
TIPOS Y FIGURAS DE LA PALABRA DE DIOS (translation follows)
ESPADA. La palabra de Dios es capas de llegar hasta los lugares mas escondidos y profundos del corazón como una espada o bisturí que penetra y opera dejado al descubierto el problema que nadie ve.
Porque la palabra de Dios es viva y
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 11, 2010
PERSPICUITY OF THE WORD
The doctrine of the clarity of Scripture (often called the "perspicuity of Scripture") teaches that "the meanings of the text can be clear to the ordinary reader, that God uses the text of the Bible to communicate His person and will...ordinary people, who approach it in
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jun 22, 2010
Theological belief is sometimes a murky matter. A candidate for ordination as a minister was asked, "What part of the Bible do you like best?" He said: "I like the New Testament best." Then he was asked, "What Book in the New Testament is your favorite?" He answered, "The Book of
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 11, 2010
THE STORY OF ROBERT DICK WILSON
Robert Dick Wilson was truly a remarkable gentleman. Bible students are indebted to him for the masterful work he did in helping to confirm the credibility of the Old Testament.
Robert Wilson was born in 1856; he graduated from Princeton University at the age
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
TRUTH IN CHEMISTRY
Theologian, writer, speaker R. C. Sproul: "Truth is that which accurately describes reality." Hold with reality; hold with the truth.
Let me give you a couple of examples. Jesus often took something that was material to explain something spiritual. He took the ordinary to
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
LISTENING TO THE MASTER'S VOICE
One of the first exposes of the beliefs of our future ministers was made by Redbook magazine in August of 1961. The publishers hired one of the top pollsters in the nation to survey a full representation of our seminaries which are supposedly preparing men for
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Nov 10, 2010
Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible, and every verse in it, excepting two, Psalm 119:122 and Psalm 119:132, contains a reference to the Word of God.
The shortest chapter is Psalm 117; shortest verse, John 11:35.
In the New Testament, there are about 180 direct
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
INFALLIBLE AND INERRANT
For practical purposes the words infallible and inerrant are interchangeable. When we apply them to the Bible, what we are saying is that only those who accept as from God all that Scripture proves to tell us, promise us, or require of us, can ever fully please him. Both
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Dec 4, 2010
Dr J.I. Packer: "Men no more gave us the Bible than Sir Isaac Newton gave
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 6, 2011
THE DEAD LETTERS
Quote: Phillip Brooks:
The Bible is like a telescope. If a man looks through his telescope he sees worlds beyond; but if he looks at his telescope, he does not see anything but that.
The Bible is a thing to be looked through to see that
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 2, 2011
GALILEO AND THE CHURCH
Many of us have heard about the conflict between Galileo and the church of his day. The Church doctrine of that day taught that the sun revolved around the earth. But Galileo discovered that that wasn’t true--it was the earth that revolved around the sun. The Church didn’t
Contributed by Gordon Curley on May 7, 2011
BIBLE IS ALL ABOUT JESUS
The university library in Kansas is home to a very unusual Bible. At first it looks very ordinary, but when the gilt edges are slightly parted, it reveals a picture of Christ with his disciples in the upper room. Underneath the picture are the words; "It is myself,
Contributed by Michael Walther on May 18, 2011
THE BORN-AGAIN VASE
A number of years ago I had the opportunity to tour the Villeroy and Boch porcelain factory in Torgau, Germany. Porcelain is one of the most beautiful and enduring things that human beings can make. Even today much of what we know about ancient cultures comes from what they