Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2009
Amy Carmichael’s Dream, Warning About the Coming Judgment
As God brings people across you path, its an opportunity to reach out and share the Good News. God is opening doors. But it becomes my obligation and your obligation to walk through the door.
Amy Carmichael tells of dreaming that she was
Contributed by Allen Calkins on Nov 24, 2009
ILL: Power may make a task easier. But it still takes an effort to accomplish. A power riding lawn mower or a power push mower makes mowing much easier than using a push mower with no motor. But it still requires an effort on our part. An automatic dishwasher makes the core of washing dishes
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 4, 2009
The Missed Opportunity in Mongolian History
A 13-year-old Mongolian inherited land from his father. Through great strategy and awesome fighting ability, he formed fighting bands that conquered village after village. Eventually he became known as Genghis Khan and ruled over 2 million people. His
"There is an old legend which says when Jesus had ascended into heaven, the angel Gabriel asked him,
"Lord what plans have you made for carrying on your ministry in the world? How will people learn of what you have done for them?"
Jesus responded, "I left that to Peter, James and John,
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Dec 24, 2009
IF THEY WERE OUR OWN
If you boy or my girl were in darkness –
Were groping alone in the night,
Soul—weary and helplessly seeking
In vain for a glimmer of light,
Thro’ the dangerous depths of a forest,
Bewildered and frightened and lost,
Would I be at home by the fireside
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Dec 24, 2009
Steven Jobs was the founder of Apple Computers. There came a point in time when the company was struggling and he approached John Sculley – who was head of one of the divisions of Pepsi Cola – to come on board and help lead them out of difficulty. Sculley kept resisting and Jobs kept persisting.
Contributed by John Perry on Feb 7, 2010
*** If you were to catch a flight to Beijing, China & preach the gospel – unhindered by authorities – to 1,000 people a day, we would sense great victory in doing so. After all ..... 1,000 every day hearing the gospel??? That’s fantastic, what a powerful ministry!!! After a year 365,000 people have
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Mar 28, 2010
I am convinced that as much as we have a corporate responsibility to this commission, it was given to people first, not an organization. Jesus didn't command a church with this commission, he commanded a people – his people. Every person who say they follow Jesus has the unique, individual,
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Apr 1, 2010
In the Whitsundays in Australia on the mainland sugar cane is the main crop. Around harvest time you will see a whole field set on fire, flames reaching into the sky at night. It is quite spectacular. The fire is not an accident but INTENTIONAL BURNING BEFORE HARVESTING. Fire sweeps throughout the
Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity.
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 30, 2010
Nantucket, Massachusetts is located next to important shipping lanes running along the East Coast. Toward the end of the 1800s sailing ships were in their heyday. Nantucket Island saw hundreds of vessels passing by each day—all navigating without the advantages of modern technology. Treacherous
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 9, 2010
Rick Warren about his dad- My father was a minister for over 50 years, serving in small churches. His favorite activity was taking teams of volunteers overseas to build church buildings for small congregations. In his lifetime, Dad built over 150 churches around the world. In 1999, my father
it is [high] time for us to reclaim the excitement and joy of those first disciples, and to tell the world that we have found
Contributed by John Mcphail on Oct 12, 2010
"JUST ONE MORE, DADDY! PLEASE!"
Children have a simple way of teaching the profound things of God. The moment my twin girls were born I knew two things immediately: 1) My life was going to be a whole lot more busy and 2) God had something very precious to share with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2010
WHO ARE YOU RESCUING?
Jesus, help us to control our desires. May a thirst for knowing You and a longing to please You become our strongest passion, like it was for Mary Frances Housley.
Let me tell you a true story. MARY FRANCES HOUSLEY was born October 12, 1926 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 10, 2010
JOHN HARPER'S LAST CONVERT
John Harper was born into a Christian family May 29, 1872. He became a Christian 13 years later and had already started preaching by age 17. He received training at the Baptist Pioneer Mission in London, and in 1896 he founded a church, now known as Harper Memorial
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 14, 2010
TOO IMPORTANT NOT TO SHARE
Mercedes Benz was the company who first produced a car body design that absorbed the force of a collision on impact. One Mercedes Benz TV commercial shows their car colliding with a cement wall during a safety test. Since then of course many other car companies have
Paul Powell wrote in his book The Complete Disciple:
"Many churches today remind me of a laboring crew trying to gather in a harvest while they sit in the tool shed. They go to the tool shed every Sunday and they study bigger and better methods of agriculture, sharpen their hoes, grease their
Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 4, 2010
THE KUDZU VINE
Kudzu was introduced to the United States in 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Countries were invited to build exhibits to celebrate the 100th birthday of the U.S. The Japanese government constructed a beautiful garden filled with plants from their
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 17, 2011
WHO NEEDS YOUR HELP?
Of the 2,000 passengers on the Titanic, 1517 were lost. At the time the Titanic went down, another ship, the California was only 30 miles away. The Titanic’s operator frantically sent out SOS repeatedly; but the wireless set on the California was closed because there was