Contributed by Andy Grossman on Jun 3, 2008
John Wesley’s Diary:
July 7, 1739. — I had an opportunity to talk with him (some preacher friend) of those outward signs which had so often accompanied the inward work of God. I found his objections were chiefly grounded on gross misrepresentations of matter of fact. But the next day he had an
A study released this January from the Barna organization revealed that 73% of today’s youth have been involved in some form of psychic or witchcraft related activity. The most popular of these activities includes playing with Ouija boards and the reading of witchcraft and Wicca related books.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
Supernatural Realities Ignored by Current Culture
Francis MacNutt quotes theologian Walter Wink in his book “Deliverance from Evil Spirits" and writes: "...if you want to bring all talk to a halt in shocked embarrassment, every eye riveted on you, try mentioning angels, or demons or the devil. You
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
The Battle is Over
Theologians tell a story to illustrate how Christ’s triumph presently benefits our lives: Imagine a city under siege. The enemy that surrounds the city will not let anyone or anything leave. Supplies are running low, and the citizens are fearful. But in the dark of the night, a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2011
THE OCCULT, THE SUPERNATURAL, AND TEENAGERS
In 2006, researcher George Barna came out with the top 12 most significant or surprising faith findings for that year. Coming in second was this report: "Three out of every four teenagers have engaged in at least one type of psychic or
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on May 16, 2004
E. Stanley Jones tells of the time he was about to board a plane when he heard God, in his spirit, telling him not to get on the plane. He learned later that the plane crashed and there were no survivors. When he shared his experience with someone, they said, “You mean to say that you were the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2005
YOU CAN’T GET OUT OF HERE!
A man often walked through a cemetery on his way home. One night, though, unaware that a new grave had been dug in his path, he tumbled in. For some time he struggled to get out of the 7 foot deep grave, but finally gave up and settled down for the night.
Contributed by Ian Johnson on Aug 6, 2005
To me one thing seems clear, that when heaven is opened only God can shut it! Once the wall between dimensions has been torn, then it is easy to break through again.
In the Celtic tradition of Christianity these places are called “Thin places” Columba’s Iona, Patricks Croagh Patrick The cliffs of
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Oct 18, 2005
Sarah Winchester, widow of Oliver Winchester, who invented the famed Winchester Rifle that won the West worried about the departed soul of her husband because of all the Indians that his rifle was responsible for sending on to the next life. She also feared for her own soul and the souls of the
Contributed by Chris Brady on Dec 12, 2005
"The more lucidly we think, the more we are cut off: the more deeply we enter into reality,
Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
In 1849 a wagon train was traveling through Death Valley to follow the gold rush into California. As this particular wagon train trudged through Death Valley, the hottest place in California, they looked ahead and saw a sheet of water they all believed was Owen’s Lake. But it was just a
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Feb 19, 2001
I had the occasion to travel to India in 1996. During that trip several of us visited a village near Madras. We wanted to learn about a people group called the “- a tribe of low-caste Indians that lived at the bottom of the social strata.
Eric Derry (our missions minister), Toni Wright (a
Contributed by Jim Kane on Oct 19, 2001
One of the things about the planet earth is that she contains many interesting and mysterious places. One such place is the Bermuda Triangle.
The Bermuda Triangle is an area of the Atlantic Ocean that is bordered by the island of Bermuda on the north, the island of Puerto Rico on the south, and
Contributed by Shawn Drake on Oct 25, 2001
A HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN
The Celtic festival of Samhain is probably the source of the present-day Halloween celebration. The Celts new year began on November first. A festival that began the previous evening honored Samhain, the Celtic lord of death. The celebration marked the beginning of
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 13, 2001
Norman Cousins was diagnosed as having an incurable disease. He was bedridden & the doctors gave him no hope at all. So he decided on his own treatment. His family got a movie projector & rented all the Charlie Chaplin & Abbott & Costello movies that they could find - movies where you just sit
Contributed by Mike Leiter on Feb 18, 2002
DON'T MENTION IT
Francis MacNutt quotes theologian Walter Wink in his book “Deliverance from Evil Spirits" and writes:
"...if you want to bring all talk to a halt in shocked embarrassment, every eye riveted on you, try mentioning angels, or demons or the devil. You will quickly be appraised
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 30, 2002
Revelation vs. Lord of the Rings
Many, many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, say they find the Book of the Revelation ‘uncomfortable’. They find much of the imagery disturbing, and are put off by the concept of God’s judgement on the world. Yet in recent days millions of people
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 21, 2002
Dull as dirt You can’t assert
the kind of light that might persuade a strict dictator to retire, fire the army, teach the poor origami.
The truth is in the proof is when you hear your heart start asking, "What’s my motivation?"
And try as you may, there isn’t a way to explain
Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 31, 2002
Just out in this past Thursday’s USATODAY website (May 30,2002) – “Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the war against terrorism following weeks of revelations about missed clues and warnings of likely future attacks. Only four in 10 Americans believe the United States and its allies are
In the film The Matrix, we are taken to the year 2199. The world has been taken over and is being run by AI: artificial intelligence. Harvested humans live in a computer generated dreamworld of artificial reality, never understanding that they are captives of an evil empire. But there are a few