Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2012
HOW TO SEND AN ULTRA TOP SECRET MESSAGE
There is a distinguished British gentleman by the name of Sir Oliver Franks. He had been a professor of philosophy at Oxford, and president of a couple of different colleges during the turbulent years of the 1960s and following. He had also been the chairmen
Contributed by David Tack on Jan 11, 2012
"It is a very difficult matter to understand when God permits affliction or loss to come into our lives. Our humanity wants to cry out, "Why me God? I love you and faithfully serve you. Why did you permit this sorrow to happen to me?" . . . one reason for affliction is to make us
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 15, 2010
The Strait of Gibraltar is the strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. On either side of the Strait of Gibraltar there are two mountains, which were known in ancient times as the Pillars of Hercules. According to Greek mythology, Hercules built these pillars
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 29, 2010
Martyrdom of Missionary Doctor Paul Carlson
Don Carson has written a book which is also titled, “How Long O Lord: Reflections on Suffering & Evil.” At the beginning of the book, he recounted this real-life story.
A pastor is cutting his front lawn. He looks up from his task just in time to see
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 1, 2010
Keeping Faith in the Midst of Trials
The story is told of a man who was walking across the road when he was hit by a car. The impact knocked him on his head which caused him to be in a coma for a couple of days before he finally regained consciousness. When he opened his eyes, his loving wife was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 9, 2009
Army Paratrooper Takes Comfort and Hope Listening To Taps During the Vietnam War
A story from a Vietnam veteran testifies of God’s transforming work. I served as an airborne Ranger platoon leader (paratrooper) in the First Air Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War. Our company was hacked up
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 9, 2009
The Cross at Ground Zero After 9/11
A testimony from a worker at ground zero on 9-11 testifies of God’s transforming power. I’m an excavation laborer, and a member of union local 731. Pick-and-shovel work is my trade. I live in New Jersey, but I’m a New York City native, Brooklyn born and bred.
Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 14, 2005
Perhaps you have heard of the upcoming movie The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. It’s a wonderful story written by CS Lewis, one of the sharpest Christian thinkers of the 20th century.
The wardrobe mentioned in the title is a large walk-in closet in an old house owned by an old and quirky
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jun 1, 2005
“A Winning Streak of One!” 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 Key verse(s) 16“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
It’s important to make sure that every day of our lives we practice gladness and condition ourselves to finding
Contributed by Don Hawks on Dec 2, 2003
WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE
In the recent movie, "About Schmidt" 66-year-old Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) has retired from his job as an insurance actuary. He is miserable, and after his wife (June Squibb) suddenly dies, he is also lost. He travels the country in his RV hoping to stop his
Contributed by Jeffery Lindsay on Aug 11, 2001
In the foreward of his book, Inside Out, Larry Crabb writes this: “Modern Christianity, in dramatic reversal of its biblical form, promises to relieve the pain of living in a fallen world. The message, whether it’s from fundamentalists requiring us to live by a favored set of rules or
Contributed by Jim Kane on Apr 30, 2001
One of the characters in the movie, Toy Story, is Buzz Lightyear, a new toy to Andy’s room. Buzz is an astronaut, with a lot of neat things attached to him.
Buzz comes into the other toys’ lives thinking that there are no other Buzz Lightyears around. He is the only one.
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2000
Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of John Hopkins in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to outpatients at the clinic.
One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the door. I opened it to see a truly awful looking man.