Bud's Last Chance
Bud wasn't a church-going man. His wife was. She was panicked when she called me one day.
"Pastor Brian, please come quickly, Bud's in trouble."
Now, I had been visiting Bud in the hospital for some time and he had never shown any desire for the Lord…but he did now.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 6, 2008
Mark Twain expressed thoughts about the meaningless of life in view of man’s inevitable death. Shortly before his death, he wrote, "A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle;...they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Feb 14, 2009
THE LAST INVITATION
While pastoring at the FBC of Cherryville, North Carolina, a disturbance was observed, and shortly afterward a man was taken from the balcony of the church [and placed] in an ambulance. He was dead before they got him to the hospital. He died before the invitation could be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2009
D.L. Moody’s Thoughts Before His Death Illustrate an Important Habit--Begin with the End in Mind
Steven Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, states that one of those habits is to “Begin with the end in mind”; for the final days and hours of a man are often some of the
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Jan 11, 2010
We sing when we face death.
Lavena (Beanie) Peters was dying of liver cancer. I was at the hospital with her family, essentially on a deathwatch. Beanie’s pain was excruciating, and the pain medicine kept her in a nearly unconscious state. Others left the room for a moment; only Harriet her
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010
How Much Time Do We Have Left?
A few years ago People Magazine published an article entitled, “Dead Ahead,” telling about a new clock that keeps track of how much time you have left to live. It calculates an average life span of 75 years for men and 80 years for women. So you program your sex and
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Mar 23, 2010
TABLE PREPARED ON 9/11
Will and John were firefighters called in to do battle with the Twin Towers on that terrible day we call 9-11. They were in one of the towers when it collapsed. After being buried alive under debris all day and into the night, Will had a vision. He saw a bright light and a
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 19, 2004
In his book, Thirteen Days to Glory, author Lon Tinkle tells about Colonel Jim Bowie and the brave defenders of the Alamo. That sacred Texas shrine had only 183 defenders against a huge army led by Santa Anna. On March 3, 1836, two hours before dusk, the Mexican guns quit firing. William Travis
Contributed by David Hill on Jul 8, 2004
A man went to his doctor to find out why he had been having such severe headaches. The doctor ran some tests and after a few hours called the man into his office. "I have terrible news," he told the patient. "Your condition is terminal." "Oh, no!? the man cried. "How long do I have?" "Ten ..."
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 13, 2004
“Goodbye Ginger!” 1 Corinthians13: 8-13: Key verse(s): 12: “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
Yesterday, on a bright and sunny autumn day, Ginger died. Ginger was one of my
Contributed by Timothy Schultz on Oct 14, 2004
We didn’t know that my father would die as young as he did: while on a vacation with my mother to Florida. He was 49 years old. His life had some rough times but what a blessing that in mid-life he made a deeper commitment to Christ. Sharing the Lord and giving to others was a regular habit,
Nicolaus Copernicus was a famed astronomer born in Poland on February 19, 1473. He was a mathematician whose accomplishments changed men’s ideas of the universe. Also he was a well-known writer. Although highly educated in astronomical science, he was much more-he was a child of God who had learned
Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 14, 2004
There was a man went in for physical and got a call from the doctor a couple of days later. The Doctor said that he had bad and worse news. "Give me the bad" the man asked. "Your tests showed that you had 48 hours to live." replied the doctor. "That’s the bad news! That’s the worst thing I have
Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 14, 2004
Once there was a young girl who had just got her driver’s licence and was quickly popping down the grocery store for her mum. She hadn’t been driving long and didn’t have much experience behind the wheel. It was a wet day and as she came to the intersection that turned towards her house there was
Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
Greek Philosopher Epicurus is quoted as saying, "The art of living well and the
Contributed by Dennis Jones on Feb 15, 2005
KEEP YOUR FORK
There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things "in order," she contacted her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.
She told him which
Contributed by Donald Stevens on May 12, 2005
I got this story recently in an email and felt it had to be shared with all of you.
It is a story as told by a young lady who also happened to be a Sunday School teacher.
It goes like this. I was testing the children in my Sunday school class one morning, to see if they understood the concept of
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jun 13, 2005
John Todd was a minister in 19th Century New England. Born in Vermont, but soon moved to Connecticut, when Todd was six years old, both parents died, and Todd was given a home by an aunt who lived nearby. He lived with his aunt until he left to study for the ministry. While he was away, his aunt
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 12, 2005
Mr. President? (07.13.05--Tomorrow--Mark 13:33-34)
We spend so much time preparing for some things. Whether it’s a birthday, a wedding, a family reunion or simply an evening dinner with the family, if there’s people involved, there’s always a goodly amount of preparation that precedes the event.
Contributed by Tim Richards on Sep 3, 2005
A number of years ago a woman living in a nursing home in Scotland wrote the following little piece that wasn’t found until after her death. However, it demonstrated the reality that life flies by even if you live to a ripe old age. I think you will be touched as I was. It’s entitled, "Crabby Old