A measuring stick and a watch are the focal points for this children's sermon, which invites kids to think about how their own lives will be measured.
Millions of people hesitate on the brink of being born again because of their fear of where it will lead them. Implicit to Saul of Tarsus being born again as Paul the Apostle was his surrender to the will of God. This is an inescapable sequel to everyone who comes to Christ for salvation. Paul defined the doings of a born-again believer as a life of "understanding what the will of the Lord is" (Eph. 5:17) and then doing it.
He gets glorified in a prayer meeting, or a worship service. But did you ever think that the name of Christ is glorified when we laugh?
The question is not whether or not God is on my side but whether I am on God's side.
Title: Living with Faith Text: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1) Introduction: Dr. Charles Allen, beloved Methodist minister, tells the story of a friend who came to see him one day. His friend was nervous, tense, and he had literally worried himself sick. The man's physician had suggested that he see his minister. They talked for awhile, and then Allen took a pad of paper from his desk drawer. "If you went to see a doctor, he would give you a prescription, and that's what I want to do," Allen said. "Take the prescription exactly as I write it. Five times a day for seven days I want you to read prayerfully and carefully the twenty-third psalm. When you awaken, before each meal and at bedtime, read the psalm." Charles Allen says that in a week his friend returned literally a different person.