Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Aug 25, 2009
"What would most people say if they were asked, "What pops into your mind when you hear the word Christian?" What do you think most people would say? Legalistic? Judgemental? Intolerant? I am convinced that way too few of them would say, "The word that pops into my mind is love."
Yet love is
Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 28, 2009
STAR TREK: OUR CONTINUING MISSION
The final frontier
These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise
Its continuing mission
To explore strange new worlds
To seek out new life and new civilizations
To boldly go where no man has gone before."
For 178 episodes spread over seven
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 19, 2010
LOYALTY TO JESUS
"One's loyalty to Jesus must come before his loyalty to his family or even to life itself."
Source: John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck, Editors, The Bible Knowledge Commentary,
OLDEST LIVING VINE
In Hampton Court, there is a grapevine that is reported to be the oldest living vine. It is over 230 years old. This grapevine has one root which is 3.6 metres (12 foot) round, and some of the branches are over 36.5 metres (120 foot) long. Despite its age the vine still
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Apr 25, 2010
THE DIVERSE DISCIPLES
I have always been a bit of a loner. I was not the sort of person you wanted in your team. I didn't fit. If Jesus hadn't come into my life, I am sure I would have ended up as a starving artist or at least a hermit - a recluse with a long beard, black jeans, T-shirt and
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
FIVE NAMES OF CHRISTIANS
Scripture gives five names to Christians—
1. Saints—for their holiness in Christ;
2. Believers—for their faith;
3. Witnesses—for their testimony;
4. Disciples—for their knowledge;
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
CHRIST IN ONE
What is a Christian? In the LETTER TO DIOGNETUS, which dates back to the second century A.D., an anonymous writer describes a strange people who are in the world but not of the world.
"Christians are not differentiated from other people by country, language, or customs; you
GIOVANNI WAS A SAINT
In a small country village in Sicily, there were two brothers, renowned members of the local Mafia. They were mean, bad and very rich. No one had a good word to say about them. Indeed, everyone seemed to have a story about how they had either been cheated or maligned by the
Contributed by Luis Marquez on Dec 28, 2011
En Hampton Court, palacio en las afueras de Londres, existe una vid de más de 200 años. Tiene ramas que llegan a 120 pies de largo, pero se recogen hasta 700 lbs de uva por temporada. ¿El secreto? Cada rama está conectada directamente al tronco y este a su raíz de 12 pies de
Contributed by Ken Henson on Oct 5, 2012
Billy Graham describes an experience he had walking down a street, and a drunk man recognized him, and accosted him, stinking of liquor, claiming “I became a disciple at one of your meetings”. Billy Graham said “he must have been one of my disciples. He certainly wasn’t a disciple of Jesus”.
Contributed by Tim Spear on Dec 6, 2012
Happy is that Christian who cares for nothing so much as to be holy and loving like his Master, while he lives, and a companion of his Master when he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 6, 2004
THE BIRTH FORETOLD
About 500 before Jesus was born - a man named Buddha came along. He established a religion we know of as Buddhism, and many people gathered around him and tried to live by his teachings. But before he was born, nobody ever said:
“Hey somebody is going to come along and he
Back in the 17th century, the Dutch artist Rembrandt painted two portraits of a famous Roman heroine named Lucretia. One portrait was painted the 1664. Two years later, he painted a second portrait of Lucretia in a different pose. For over 300 years, the two paintings were never seen together.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 20, 2005
Although he wasn’t the first to use ether as an anesthetic, Boston dentist William Morton was credited with this discovery after using ether for a tooth extraction in the mid-1840s. But Morton had done so at the recommendation of Boston chemist Charles Jackson, who also claimed part of the credit.
Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 9, 2006
Solitude and loneliness are two very different things. I think sometimes we may avoid solitude because we do not understand the difference. Albert Einstein touched upon it when he said, “It is strange to be known so universally, and yet be so lonely.” J.
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jul 8, 2006
In a book entitled "Quiet Talks on Service", written by a man named Dr. S. D. Gordon, a fantasy is painted for is that is strikingly poignant and says much. Dr. Gordon shows Jesus walking down the golden streets of heaven. He has just returned from earth in His ascension. All heaven is eager to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
LISTENING FOR GOD
President Franklin D. Roosevelt got tired of smiling that big smile and saying the usual things at all those White House receptions. So, one evening he decided to find out whether anybody was paying attention to what he was saying. As each person came up to him with extended
Contributed by Dale Krueger on Feb 9, 2009
AT LEAST ONE FOLLOWER
A father was filling out an application form for his daughter who was seeking entrance to a very exclusive college. He came to the question on the form which asked whether the applicant was a leader. In honesty he wrote, "No, but she is a good follower." The application
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
SHAPING THE STONE DOWN HERE
A famous evangelist told the following incident: I have a friend who in a time of business recession lost his job, a sizable fortune, and his beautiful home. To add to his sorrow, his precious wife died; yet he tenaciously held to his faith -- the only thing he had