Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Jan 5, 2001
The story is told about a small, country church where the pastor called a special meeting of the congregation to approve the purchase of a brand new chandelier. After some discussion pro and con, an old farmer stood up and said, "Buying a new chandelier may seem like a good idea to you, but I’m
Contributed by Bill Lobbs on Nov 4, 2000
Let me give you an example to what I’m saying by sharing with you a story that I recently read in one of the history books in my library. I read how on July 3l, 1838 on the Island of Jamaica, a man named William Knibbs, gathered 10,000 slaves for a great praise gathering. They were
Contributed by David King on Apr 23, 2008
Some years ago I was on a flight from one city to another in the company of my senior Pastor. It was an evengelistic trip and also my first flight ever. I was hungry before we boarded the flight but I had no time to get anything to bite for two reasons--one, I did not have any money on me and
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 12, 2008
The Valuable Bible
A story was told of a man who loved old books. He met an acquaintance who had just thrown away a Bible that had been stored in the attic of his ancestral home for generations.
“I couldn’t read it,” the friend explained. “Somebody named Guten-something had printed
Have you ever received a gift that you wanted for a long that had great sentimental value to it? What did you do with this gift once you had it? You probably utilized it for whatever uses it was for, until it was unusable of course.
God gives every believer the gift of the Holy Spirit the
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jul 3, 2008
1.) A Circle-K convenience store was patronized by man requesting change for a twenty dollar bill. As soon as the register drawer was opened, the man pulled a gun and demanded it contents. He fled with all dollars of it, but left his original twenty lying on the counter.
2.) A guy
Do Not Be Ignorant
Paul opens Chapter 10 by telling the Corinthian Christians to not be ignorant to not be ag-no-eh-o which means the following:
The Greek word for "ignorant" - ἀãíïέù, agnoeō, ag-no-eh'-o. Not to know (through lack of information or intelligence); by
Contributed by Scott Jensen on Oct 8, 2008
Preach the Right Message
Take a look at the example of Pastor Carlton Pearson from Tulsa, Oklahoma. By all standards, he was a very successful preacher with a church of over 5,000 members. Well-known for being a powerful speaker, he reached many and continued to grow his church.
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2008
A book collector ran into an unbookish acquaintance who soon revealed that old books didn't mean anything to him. In fact, he observed he had just thrown away a big old Bible which had been packed away in the attic of his ancestral home for generations. He was describing it
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jul 6, 2009
HIGHER STANDARD OF GOD
Paul very much emphasized that we are responsible to others. Not responsible for them but to them. We are held to a high standard (at least we should be) by our own conscience, by others, and by God.
Too often we make excuses such as not knowing that something was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2009
A widow, shortly after her husband’s death, was going through his papers. She found a couple of old certificates, yellowed with age and crumbling into dust. They had been made out to her husband more than fifty years ago, and seemed to be some kind of promissory notes. Some sort
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
There is no such thing as chance or accident; the words merely signify our ignorance of
Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Mar 9, 2010
DRIVING THE WRONG WAY
An older gentleman was driving home from work when his cell phone rang. His wife was on the line in a panic and said, "Honey, be careful driving. I just saw on the TV that some maniac is driving the wrong
Contributed by Craig Sully on Apr 7, 2010
First noticed in the late 19th century, the concept of the cargo cult came to prominence in the years immediately following WWII. As the Japanese and American armies began to island hop their way to victory and defeat across the Pacific, they literally took over these small
Contributed by John Perry on Apr 10, 2010
USHERING IN A CLEAN WORLD
There was a man named Dave who was blind. For a period of time we were working with him, bringing him to church and helping him out. Dave began to come along regularly; more than anything I think he liked the fact that people in our church cared about him. One day some
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 27, 2010
Ignorance of One’s Inheritance
A Michigan factory worker, earning less than ten thousand dollars a year, was an unknowing heir to a half-million dollars. When located by an investigator some years after his benefactor’s death, the worker explained that he had neither returned home nor kept in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2010
How to Miss the Treasure of Pilgrim’s Progress Through Ignorance
Ravi Zacharias tells this story:
Some years ago, I was visiting the town of Bedford in England. The reason most tourists go to Bedford is because it was the home of the famed 17th Century writer John Bunyan who penned his immortal
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
There was a minister out taking a walk on a beautiful street. He noticed a small boy attempting to ring the doorbell on the porch of a house. The boy was short and the doorbell was higher than usual. The boy could not quite reach it.
The minister stepped up to the porch beside the boy and
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 6, 2011
CONTINUING IN BLINDNESS
One of the greatest tragedies for people would be to live in darkness when they could live in the light.
Rose Crawford had been blind for 50 years. Then she had an operation in an Ontario hospital. She said, "I just can't believe it," as the doctor lifted the bandages
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 19, 2011
Some time ago, a small east coast community was struggling financially, so they called an open town meeting to discuss the problem. A couple dozen people were there, including a stranger that no one seemed to know. Most assumed he was a tourist who had just dropped in on the