Sermon illustrations: Spiritual Growth

Laying Aside Weights

Hebrews 12:1 admonishes Christians to “Lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily...

About the Bible

An unknown writer said, “This Book is the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the...

A Lukewarm Christian

Recently I talked to a man I will call Mr. Luke Warm, for he is neither cold not hot. He says he is...

I Am a Lighthouse

The captain of a ship looked into the dark night and saw a light in the distance. Immediately he...

The Importance of Preaching

In a British weekly called the “Glass Window” this letter was published: “It seems ministers feel...

How to Not Backslide

When Billy Sunday was converted and joined the church, a Christian man put his arm on the young man...

The Useful Olive Tree

During a recent visit to Israel, my attention was drawn to a dirt lot, somewhere in the middle of...

Personal Devotions

In the 1880s a young man who was an earnest Christian found employment in a pawnshop. Although he...

Finish Well

In 1973, a horse named Secretariat became a legend in his time. Not only did Secretariat win the...

Monarch Migration

Monarch butterflies are a celebrated species that automatically capture attention with their...

Accountability

In Rebuilding Your Broken World, Gordon MacDonald suggests twenty-six questions to help develop...

Spiritual Challenge

A recent survey of Discipleship Journal readers ranked areas of greatest spiritual challenge to...

Spiritual Gardening

It's time to plant our gardens. As you plant, may I suggest the following rules for your garden...

The Right Reflection

Somewhere in the beginning of each day, you probably find yourself looking at your reflection in...

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