Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 5, 2001
Illustration: “The Story of Robert Moffit: One Convert”
I’m sure you’ve heard the classic story about the faithful pastor who was told by his superior that something was wrong with his work. The supervisor told him, “Only one person has been added to your church this year, and he is only a
Contributed by Danny Thomas on May 21, 2001
Once upon a time, in the heart of the Western Kingdom, lay a beautiful garden. And there, in the cool of the day, the Master of the garden was wont to walk. Of all the denizens of the garden, the most beautiful and most beloved was gracious and noble bamboo. Year after year, bamboo grew
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
The Gospel is a universal language that crosses the barriers of time to impact the lives of ordinary
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Sep 24, 2003
WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE
Christ met unbelievers where they were. He realized what many Christians today still don’t seem to understand. Cultivators have to get out in the field.
According to one count, the gospels record 132 contacts that Jesus had with people. Six were in the Temple; four in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST POIGNANT SNAPSHOTS OF THE VIETNAM WAR: A LITTLE GIRL RUNNING NAKED DOWN THE STREET, HER EYES WIDE WITH TERROR, SCREAMING IN PAIN.
B. AT THE TIME, CHUCK COLSON WAS PRESIDENT NIXON’S ASSISTANT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, DEALING WITH DECISIONS INVOLVING THE VIETNAM WAR, AND IN HIS
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2009
When Bishop Philip Brooks, author of "O, Little Town of Bethlehem," was seriously ill, he requested no friends come to see him. But when an acquaintance of his named Robert Ingersoll, a famous anti-Christian propagandist, came to see him he allowed him to come in right away.
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 12, 2005
BAPTIZING A DRUNK
A man was stumbling through the woods, totally drunk, when he came upon a preacher baptizing people in the river. He proceeded to walk into the water and bumped into the preacher. The preacher turned around and, though almost overcome by the smell of alcohol, asked the drunk,
Contributed by John Mayes on Nov 1, 2005
I was on my honeymoon in the Bahama’s when a man walked up to me and said, "Would you like to buy some cocaine? You can tell everyone how much you really enjoyed the Bahama’s."
After I said "No!" and got over the shock of that man’s boldness, I wondered how Jesus would have responded if someone
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Oct 1, 2010
"IS HE LIKE BILL?"
Bill was a drunk, converted at a city mission. Before his conversion he had gained a reputation as a tramp and alcoholic for whom there was no hope. But when he was converted everything changed. He became the most caring person at the mission. He spent all his days there doing
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 10, 2010
JOHN HARPER'S LAST CONVERT
John Harper was born into a Christian family May 29, 1872. He became a Christian 13 years later and had already started preaching by age 17. He received training at the Baptist Pioneer Mission in London, and in 1896 he founded a church, now known as Harper Memorial
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Jul 27, 2011
Several years ago there was a guy who I use to talk with on occasion when I worked at RJR and don't believe he was a saved man, if he was he wasn't walking the walk and for sure wasn't talking the talk.
He used foul language, had a reputation of being a big pot smoker. One morning he came in with
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Jul 28, 2011
A MOTHER'S SECRET FOR SUCCESS
This is a poem we found 11 years after my moms death.It touches my heart each time I read it.
A Mothers Secret For Success
When in the morning I wash my children, I prayed that they might be washed by the Saviours precious blood.
When I put on their
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Jul 30, 2011
PHILIPPI AND EBAY
How would you rate your self as a Christian on a scale from 1 to 10? Better yet how would your family and friends rate you on the same scale? People see you and I on a different perspective than we do ourselves.
For the people who have Internet, I’m sure have encountered
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Oct 6, 2011
MAKING A DENT IN THE UNIVERSE
When Apple founder Steve Jobs died, there were many posts on various websites about his spirituality (Jobs was Buddhist). One cartoon depicted him at the Pearly Gates while Saint Peter fumbles through the Book of Life. Steve, holding an I-Something, says, "I have
Contributed by Perry Greene on Nov 26, 2012
WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO BE TOLD
C.S. Lewis: "We don’t need to be told new ideas as much as we
THE ONLY SUNLIGHT THEY SEE
Two orphaned brothers stay in a slum district of New York City. One of them is crippled and hardly leaves the room. The older brother has to take care of him and buys him food.
His younger brother lamented one day that he has not seen the sunlight for a long
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Jesus stated that we are to be the "Light of the World", and that a city set on a hill cannot be hidden. In the Canadian province of New Brunswick there is a church building on Deer Island that for many years has served as a physical light house to the fishermen of that
Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Hugh Hewitt in his book “The Embarassed Believer” contends that most Christian are embarrassed believers. They do not talk about their faith or church. They don’t have Bibles on the corner of their desks. They never engage others in spiritual conversations. And the result has been the dramatic
Contributed by Edward Hardee on Aug 28, 2017
IRS Spam Call -
I wanted to share an experience that I just had on the phone. I got that dreaded spam call from the IRS. I knew it was false but I felt like I wanted to talk to a person about it. So I called the number.
A young lady answered. She gave me a name and told me I owed $4800 on my
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Every Christian ought to be ready to stand up courageously and unashamedly for the Lord. How inconsistent that a person redeemed by the blood of Christ experiencing saving power should cower before an unbelieving world
On one occasion Frederick the Great invited some notable people to his royal