Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Focus on the Family compiled the following conclusions of the effectiveness of 25 years of addressing the search of intimacy with "safe sex" ideology. (From Fresh Illustrations)
Ten percent of all 15 to 19 year-old females become pregnant each year. ("Kids Having Kids," A Robin Hood Foundation
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 3, 2001
There were 3 preachers in a Barnie’s Coffee shop were discussing the time when life began. They each gave their opinion of when life begins.
One preacher said "Life begins when the child takes his/her first breath."
The other said "NO," then he finished, "It begins when the child is
Contributed by Terry Dashner on Dec 21, 2001
How valuable is salt? 40 million tons are required each year to fill our needs. Homer called it divine. Plato called it a "substance dear to the gods." Shakespeare mentioned salt 17 times in his plays. Perhaps Leonard da Vinci wanted to send a subtle message about purity lost when he painted "The
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 8, 2002
BURIED IN THE DEEPEST SEA
Several years ago Rick Stacy baptized a man in Lake Superior.
It was late October and about 9:00 PM.
Rick had been talking with Myron and his wife about accepting the Lord as their personal savior and sealing that decision with baptism into Jesus.
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 10, 2002
A young girl grows up on a cherry orchard just above Traverse City, Michigan. Her parents, a bit old-fashioned, tend to overreact to her nose ring, the music she listens to, and the length of her skirts.
They ground her a few times, and she seethes inside. "I hate you!" she screams at her
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 7, 2002
James Calvert (1813-1892) was a zealous missionary to cannibals on the Fiji Islands. His faithful work bore fruit in the lives of those accustomed to taking the life of others. Years later and English earl visited the Fiji Islands and was critical of a chief’s conversion to Christianity. "You’re a
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 16, 2002
The flesh is a built-in law of failure, making it impossible for the natural man to please or serve God. It is a compulsive inner force inherited from man’s fall, which expresses itself in general and specific rebellion against God and His righteousness. The flesh can never be reformed or improved.
Contributed by Jonathan Busch on Jan 6, 2003
Someone once said…”I made 6 resolutions last year and I kept them all Year long. They are in an
Contributed by John Gullick on Oct 21, 2003
I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of His. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I’m finished and
James S. Hewett, former pastor of Saratoga (California) Presbyterian Church shares this story: “A little boy and his father were driving down a country road on a beautiful spring afternoon. Suddenly out of nowhere a bumblebee flew in the car window. Since the little boy was deathly allergic to
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 1, 2008
He who is a stranger to prayer is a stranger to power.
When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don’t, they don’t.
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Caterpillar Ugly, Butterfly Beautiful
It is a well-known fact that a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. The butterfly can truthfully say as he looks at the caterpillar, "Such was I, but now I am changed."
Every Christian has once been a sinner, living for self and the momentary
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2009
A young woman named Margaret had spent decades battling depression and anxiety that were traced back to a horrible day in school when a Teacher, frustrated with her tardiness, made her stand in front of the room and invited all the students to come up to the board and write
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2005
You are not a Christian until you receive a new nature and if you receive a new nature there will be evidence.
You can educate a pig to stay out of the mud and eat differently but on a hot day with fellow pigs he will resort to his normal nature and dive happily into the mud. If you could give
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 10, 2010
THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM GARDENING
• Nothing ever looks like it does on the seed packet.
• Your lawn is always slightly bigger than your desire to mow it.
• Whichever garden tool you want is always at the back of the shed.
• The only way to ensure rain, is to give the garden a good
In this society of today people are fearful of a lot of things. We are afraid to shake each other’s hands. Our cars, homes and work places are filled with sanitizing lotions of all brands. We are afraid to eat certain foods at certain times of the year according to what the trend is at the time. We
They still tell the story at William and Mary College of daffy, magnificent President Ewell. For a century and a half, this prestigious Virginia school had been a leader among American universities. Then came the Civil War. In the hard days of reconstruction that followed, William and Mary went
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Some suggest that TV is just giving the public what it demands. There is some truth to that, but don’t be misled, there is also a gay agenda that many in Hollywood push. Will & Grace star Eric McCormick said, "When little old women say, ’I hope he finds a nice man," the show will be successful." In
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2010
Although at times it seems as though the church is in ruin and rubble, God sees it as a beautiful building.
Clinker bricks are bricks that did not quite make it. For some reason or another, they come out of the kiln misshapen or deformed. I read about a Presbyterian Church in