Contributed by Brian Harvison on Apr 18, 2008
Just as when a man and woman fall in love, so also new believers rejoice at their new found forgiveness. You know how it is when you first get married. The newness of it makes it so exciting.
An 80-year-old couple was having problems remembering those good times, though they were having problems
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 21, 2008
Mary Had The Little Lamb
Mary had the little Lamb, who lived before His birth;
Self-existent Son of God, from Heaven He came to Earth. (Micah 5:2)
Mary had the little Lamb; see Him in yonder stall—
Virgin-born Son of God, to save man from the Fall. (Isaiah 7:14)
Mary had the little Lamb,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 13, 2011
Two golfers stepped up to the first tee on the St. Andrews course in New York. The older golfer was a kindly man who played a thoughtful, deliberate game. The younger golfer was full of pride and impatience.
On the first hole he sliced, lost his ball in the tall grass, hit another
Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Dec 29, 2016
The opening lines of a poem by Louisa Fletcher express this plaintive wish:
I wish that there were some wonderful place
Called the "Land of Beginning Again,"
Where all our mistakes, and all our heartaches,
And all of our poor selfish grief
Could be dropped like a shabby
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
How often Christians assume they have worshiped God simply because they have been in church! We are told that the church building is "God’s house" (an inaccurate designation borrowed from the Old Testament temple) and conclude that worship must take place there! Not necessarily. God was not pleased
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 30, 2004
“An Ever-Rolling Stream!” Genesis 6: 1-3 Key verse(s): 3: “Then the Lord said, ‘My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for hie is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.’”
“It can wait until tomorrow!” Despite that old adage, “Never put off to tomorrow the things that you can
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 31, 2005
CYMBALA'S EASTER STORY
Jim Cymbala preaches at a church in the slums of New York. He tells the following story: It was Easter Sunday and I was so tired at the end of the day that I just went to the edge of the platform, pulled down my tie and sat down and draped my feet over the edge. It was
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 Jan 30, 2001
Many years ago, a professor from Harvard University was speaking to a class on Columbus Day. He said that there were three profound things about Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America:
First, when he left Spain he didn’t know where he was going.
Second, when he arrived in the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 2, 2001
[T]here really is no story about the Resurrection in the New Testament. Except in the most fragmentary way, it is not described at all. There is no poetry about it. Instead, it is simply proclaimed as a fact. Christ is risen! In fact, the very existence of the New Testament itself proclaims it.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 23, 2002
Last year when I called my parents to wish them a happy New Year, my dad answered the phone. "Well, Dad, what’s your New Year’s resolution?" I asked him. "To make your mother as happy as I can all year," he answered proudly. Then mom got on, and I said, "What’s your resolution,
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 Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
This morning I want to focus upon some new year’s resolutions that each of should consider for ourselves, but before we delve into our topic, I thought you might enjoy a few stories of failed resolutions:
A story is told that At the beginning of a new year, a high school principal decided to post
Contributed by Jay Winters on Jan 10, 2008
For many of us, our New Years resolutions seem to resemble carbon dating – where we can establish the date of our resolution by how many “half lives” it has had. Here are some examples:
2003: I will read at least 10 books a year.
2004: I will read 5 books a year.
2005: I will finish Portals of