Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
An airline pilot flying over the southeastern U.S. called the local tower and said, "We are passing over at 35,000--give us a time check."
The tower said, "What airline are you?"
"What difference does it make? I just want the time." replied the pilot.
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 28, 2009
F.B. Meyer once said that "Unbelief puts our circumstances between us and God, but faith puts God
Contributed by Mark Eberly on May 19, 2009
Then there are the thorns which Jesus says are the wealth and cares of the world. Providing for your family, working, spending, the economy, getting more stuff, getting the stuff paid for and so on are all part of the tension of living in this world while being a proper steward of our blessings.
Contributed by Bryan Crumpler on Oct 2, 2009
Americans are getting warned to death. Manufactures are growing increasingly wary of being sued when their products are misused, so they are attaching warning labels to hundreds of items.
For example, a Batman outfit bears this caveat: “Parents, please exercise
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
Disfigured War Veteran Helps Boy Regain Sight Only to be Rejected
Ps 33:18-19 “But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.”
It is not that God does not exist; man who does not want
Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Nov 4, 2009
In Isaiah 5 God says of the vineyard of the Lord, i.e. Israel, that after all that God had done for them, they acted unjustly and became corrupted in their ways: Isa 5:4 “What more could have been done to My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why then, when I expected it to bring forth good
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2008
In 1858, a scientific expedition passed through what we now call the Grand Canyon. A young lieutenant by the name of Ives made the following entry in his report:
"This region we last explored, the Grand Canyon, is, of course, altogether valueless. It can be approached only from the south, and
Contributed by Timothy Darling on Jan 21, 2009
The Nature of Unbelief
In Ernest Hemmingway’s Green Hills of Africa, he hunts for sable. He shoots a large chestnut-colored cow, and then sees an immense black bull, which he shoots but badly. He finds the cow, but he and his team of trackers and porters search all day for the bull. The language
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
23% of Americans have not attended a church or a community of faith gathering in the past
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 20, 2009
In a way, as Pastor Rod Parsley observed in Culturally Incorrect: How Clashing Worldviews Affect Your Future, today’s worldview isn’t that different from the Sadducees of Jesus’ day. Parsley engages in a bit of word play that goes like this (The Sadducees did not believe
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 23, 2009
U2 Song, "I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”
One of the most popular music groups over the past 25 years has been a band called U2. The lead singer of U2 is a man named Bono. It seems like every couple of years it gets reported that Bono is a professing Christian. I don’t know whether he
Contributed by Greg Bond on Dec 28, 2009
And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the
Contributed by Bobby Gilstrap on May 25, 2010
When our family moved to East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, our house was in the flight pattern for Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport. Every few minutes, all day and all night, large commercial jets would take off and fly over our home before veering off to destinations unknown.
The Scottish preacher John McNeill liked to tell about an eagle that had been captured when it was quite young.
The farmer who snared the bird put a restraint on it so it couldn’t fly, and then he turned it loose to roam in the barnyard.
It wasn’t long till the eagle began to act like the
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Apr 26, 2005
“No Bulldozers Here!” Hebrews 3:1-6 Key verse(s) 6:“But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.”
I grew up watching john wayne movies; courage and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds. I remember
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2011
WASH YOUR HANDS
In 1818, Ignaz Phillip Semmelweis was born into a world of dying women. The finest hospitals lost one out of six young mothers to the scourge of "childbed fever." A doctor's daily routine began in the dissecting room where he performed autopsies. From there he made his way to the
Contributed by Gordon Curley on May 15, 2011
IT CAN'T BE DONE
In November 1837, distinguished British physicist Dionysius Lardner proved mathematically, with equations nobody could question, that a steamship would be incapable of a non-stop voyage to New York. He printed copies of his proof and they arrived in New York 24th April, 1838.
Contributed by Michael Walther on May 25, 2011
On August 30, 2005 Coast Guard Lieutenant Iain McConnell was ordered to fly his H46 helicopter to New Orleans and to keep that machine flying around the clock for what would turn out to be a heroic rescue effort. None of his crew were prepared for what they were about to see.
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 8, 2011
D. Martin Lloyd-Jones: "To expect Christian conduct from a person who is