Contributed by Bobby Oliver on Sep 11, 2017
When I was in Kindergarten, the teachers taught me the Alphabet. Obviously, before you can learn how to spell, you have to learn the alphabet. As you learn to spell words, you learn that the letters are written separate, so you lift your pencil up every time you write a letter.
Then, when I
CHRISTIANS AREN’T ANY DIFFERENT
“We find there is very little difference in ethical behavior between churchgoers and those who are not active religiously. The levels of lying, cheating, and stealing are similar in both groups. Eight out of ten Americans consider themselves Christians, Gallup
Contributed by Joel Sumagaysay on Sep 17, 2012
Porte Vencer justified the 1st and the 2nd look at a woman. It has been said you can not avoid the first look but you can avoid the second look. But Porte said, " there is nothing wrong with the first look you can not avoid it. And he justified second look by saying, " maybe I know
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 17, 2012
THE STORY OF GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA
George Beverly Shea was a young man in the late 1920s aspiring to become a well-known singer. He entered Houghton College in New York in 1928 to get some good music training, but family financial problems caused him to leave after only one year. He found a job as
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 10, 2012
FALSE MESSIAH—REV. SUN MYUNG MOON
It amazes me how many religions are in stark opposition to Christianity; and they do not even have God as their leader. In fact, they are just empty philosophies being advanced by empty followers.
While members of Congress looked on, Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2012
ARE YOU TIED TO THIS WORLD?
Moody said that some people are trying to live by faith as though they are paddling hard in a row boat, while all along their tie-down is still fastened securely to the dock. He declared, "They are tied to this world. Cut the cord! Set yourself free from the clogging
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2011
GIVING UP THE WORLD
A man once said to D. L. Moody, "Now that I am converted, must I give up to the world?"
"No," answered the evangelist, "you need not give up the world; if you give a ringing testimony for the Son of God the world will give you up pretty quick. They
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2011
Ruby Hamilton, a businesswoman in her fifties, was stunned at the loss of her husband of 32 years in a car accident. Her anger and disappointment went deeper than a more typical expression of grief though. She had become a follower of Christ in her late twenties, but her husband
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 26, 2011
USA Today ran an article on October 25th, 1995 that is a great illustration about priorities. It reads...
"Ronald Warwick, captain of the luxury cruise ship Queen Elizabeth II, questioned a passenger who paid full fare for his dog to join them on an around-the-world
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 26, 2011
THE DESTINY OF MATERIALISM
The lure of wealth, or what we might call the magnetism of materialism.
“Finns [people from Finland] who can’t get enough of winter swarmed to the northern town of Kemi for the opening of a sprawling ice castle that features a theatre, a playground, an art gallery,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 31, 2010
In American history, there is a man who became famous for all the wrong reasons. You have probably heard his name, even if you don’t know the details of his life. Benedict Arnold is a name that brings to mind betrayal and treason; yet he actually was a gifted man and a great
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Mar 1, 2008
Illustration: How does adoption change things? Here’s a secular example:
In 1952 a probation officer in New York City tried to find an organization that would assist in the adoption of a twelve-year-old boy. Although the child had a religious background, none of the major denominations would
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Dec 14, 2007
“Christianity, in its purest form, is nothing more than seeing Jesus. Christian service, in its purest form, is nothing more than imitating him who we see. To see His Majesty and to imitate him,
Contributed by Paul Steffens on Dec 11, 2007
"I would not give one straw for that assurance that sin will not dampen. If David had came to me in his adultery, and had talked to me of his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
I came across an interesting story about a legendary lawyer by the name of Sir Lionel Luckhoo. He was the flamboyant Guyanese barrister who died at the age of 83 and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most successful advocate with 245 consecutive successful defenses in murder
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable one. The trouble is that it
Contributed by Manuel Amparo on May 9, 2006
It is recorded in history that some years ago a man was condemned to be put to death. When he came to lay his head on the block, the prince who had charge of the execution asked him if there was any one petition that he could grant him. All that the condemned man asked was a glass of water. They
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 2, 2005
“Choosing To Love!” 1 John 2:7-11 Key verse(s): 9-10:“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.”
We live in a choice culture. In fact, we live in a culture
Contributed by Glenn Hawley on Jan 11, 2005
"The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips then walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle that is what an
Note: I do not show this clip to discredit those individuals who are genuine and are sent by God to go around the world and hold revival meetings.
Illustration: From the Movie clip from “Leap of Faith”
Clip: The one were they put their show of deception on for the first time. He tells them