Contributed by Brian Mavis on Oct 27, 2000
You share Christ by imitating Christ. A story is told – by Fredrick Beuchner I believe – called “The Happy Hypocrite." It is a story about a man who was born with an awful facial deformity. He grew up alone and lonely. When reaching adulthood, he decided to move from his town to begin a new life.
Contributed by Richard Crow on May 24, 2001
The Department of Social Services in Greenville County, South Carolina sent the following letter to a deceased individual. "Your food stamps will be stopped effective March, 1992, because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 21, 2001
THE AGE BAROMETER
Change is a fact of life. The older you are the more change you’ve seen. This morning I have a test called "The Age Barometer". By taking this simple test you can determine how old you really are.
Give yourself one point for each item you remember:
Contributed by Steve Malone on Sep 25, 2001
We need to understand that our world is a fast changing world.
Change is not necessary bad - if fact change is normal - Change is really a sign of life. Do you know, what the medical definition of death is? a body that does not change...
During my sermon your body is going to change
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 24, 2002
Transformed by an Elevator
A family from a remote area was making their first visit to a big city.
They checked in to a grand hotel and stood in amazement at the impressive sight.
Leaving the reception desk they came to the elevator entrance.
They’d never seen an elevator before, and just
Contributed by Mike Hamilton on Feb 27, 2003
Illustration: A lady was out hitting all the local garage sales when she came across an old needlepoint picture that read, “Prayer Changes Lives.” She bought it, took it home and began to look for just the right place to hang the new picture. Finally, she decided that it went well in the dinning
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Mar 24, 2003
THE PRICE OF A MIRACLE
Let me tell you about Tess. Tess was a precocious eight-year-old little girl. One day she heard her mom and dad talking in a serious and somber tone about her little brother, Andrew. Tess didn’t understand everything that they were saying, but she got the gist: Her little
Contributed by Bruce Morrison on May 26, 2003
I remember when I first started training to be a pilot. I was a young pastor and lived in Labrador in the north east part of Canada. The church purchased a bush plane to be used for outreach in parts of the region where there were no churches of any kind so I needed to learn to fly. On my very
I read the story about a football player whose performance exceeded the expectation of others. "…. In the last two minutes of the game, with the score against his team, makes a touchdown. He runs faster than his legs can carry him, and farther than he has ever dreamed of running. When he comes
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jul 26, 2004
ILL. Mitsuo Fuchida was the pilot in charge of one of the most successful aerial attacks in recorded history. Under his command was a squadron of 360 specially selected pilots, & on Dec. 7, 1941, Fuchida’s squadron bombed Pearl Harbor.
He quickly became one of the most highly decorated pilots
The Scriptures were not given for our information, but for our
OUT OF THE BOX
One "boxed in" child was Adam Clarke, who was born in the eighteenth century in Ireland. When Adam was a schoolboy, his father told the teacher that Adam wouldn't do well.
The teacher said, "He looks bright."
That statement changed his life--let him out of the box his father
Contributed by Ajai Prakash on May 9, 2008
Not too many years ago newspapers carried the story of Al Johnson, a Kansas man who came to faith in Jesus Christ. What made his story remarkable was not his conversion, but the fact that as a result of his newfound faith in Christ, he confessed to a bank robbery he had participated in when he was
Contributed by Charles Mallory on May 28, 2008
FROM THE FIRST FLIGHT AT KITTY HAWK WHERE THE WRIGHT BROTHERS FLEW THEIR AIRCRAFT FOR 12 SECONDS, AT 120 FEET JUST A MERE 20 FEET OFF THE GROUND TO THE AWE-INSPIRING MACH-2 SPEED OF THE LOCKHEED-MARTIN F-22 RAPTOR, WE HAVE WELCOMED CHANGE IN AERONAUTICS.
FROM THE 1908 MODEL-T FORD WITH A TOP
Contributed by Skip Alexander on Jun 30, 2008
Extreme makeovers are in. Of the 6.6 million cosmetic-plastic-surgery patients in 2002, nearly a third had multiple procedures at the same time. To facilitate the trend, a one-stop beauty shop has opened called the Advanced Aesthetics Institute. Interested customers consult with a "concierge" and
Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 6, 2008
The story is told of a young soldier in the army of Alexander the Great who, during one violent battle, could not control the fear that gripped him. The young man turned from the battle and fled. In the course of his attempt to flee, an officer apprehended him and took in chains to stand before
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of
Contributed by Tony Abram on Aug 22, 2008
Christian One Liners
Don't let your worries get the
best of you; remember, Moses started
out as a basket case.
Some people are kind, polite, and
sweet-spirited, until you try to sit in their pews.
Many folks want to serve
For those who choose to put Jesus on the throne, life is different....and that difference is love. Billy Graham tells of the mountain folks in our state, and how they would take a slatted cradle, place their laundry in it and tie it crossways to the rushing water of the creek. The agitation of
Contributed by Bruce Emmert on Sep 22, 2008
We used to live in this small farming town north of Manhattan. Down the street from our house was a sweet-natured and friendly family with a strange habit. They never seemed to throw anything away. They had completely filled their front porch with bags of trash and it wasn't long before their yard