Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Aug 12, 2017
Several years ago, I began to reflect on the happenings at Gethsemane. It started when I saw some movie in which an actor did an okay job of portraying Jesus, except that he failed abysmally in his attempt to show what I think Jesus' agony at Gethsemane must have been really like. I realized that
THE TWO-HEADED LAMB
Dr. H.A. Ironside once shared a story that was the clearest illustration of the Gospel I have ever heard. He said that he was visiting in South Texas and had the opportunity to visit a sheep ranch. While he was there, he spotted what he thought to be a two-headed lamb. He
Several years ago, a Baptist camp in Texas was having the annual softball game between counselors and campers on the last day of church camp. The teams divided up and went at each other. After the game started, a teenager in center field chased a long fly ball and hurt his ankle. His pastor was
COVERED UNDER HIS WINGS
It was a hot day in the dry old West. As the railroad came roaring down the tracks, sparks were flying everywhere because of the hot temperatures. When the sparks flew, often they would begin a fire that would destroy ranches, homes and livestock.
Contributed by Paul Barreca on Dec 29, 2012
The importance of having the right desires is illustrated in the Christmas film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This film contains a powerful theme of REDEMPTION. Hollywood could not come up with a film like this today!
If you remember the story, George’s life is falling apart because he DESIRES
Contributed by Kent Wise on Nov 2, 2012
DWIGHT MOODY: READY TO GO
Dwight Moody was traveling by boat on one of the Great Lakes when a really bad storm developed. The other passengers on the boat cowered in fear. They even started an impromptu prayer meeting asking God to deliver them from the storm. Moody didn't join in this prayer
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 30, 2012
HOW TO RESTORE A TARNISHED IMAGE
Across the pond the British have just honored their queen on the anniversary of her 60th year on the throne. Queen Elizabeth acceded to the throne when her father died in 1952. The only other monarch to rule for 60 years was Queen Victoria in 1897.
Contributed by James Kelly on Aug 11, 2012
THE MASTER'S HAND
An auctioneer was taking bids on household items. He was tired and wanted to go home. There was only one item left an old violin. It wasn’t much to look at and no sound came from it. It was a seemingly worthless instrument. The auctioneer started the bid who will give me one
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 5, 2012
THE MEANEST MAN IN TEXAS
Let's finish with the true and amazing story of Clyde Thompson.
Clyde's father was a Bible salesman, but when he was old enough to stay home alone, he began refusing to go to church with the rest of the family. Most Sundays, while his family was in church, Clyde was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 23, 2011
THE PARABLE OF THE DRAGONFLY
Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond. They did notice that every once in a while
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 10, 2011
Let me tell you about the six-year-old drunken chimney sweep who went on to become a great leader in our movement.
Elijah Cadman was born in Coventry, the youngest of five children of a drunkard father who died when Cadman was three years old. Aged six, Cadman was unusually
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 8, 2011
BUILT OUT OF JUNK
Did you hear about the homeless man in Brazil who built his own car out of junk? Orismar de Souza is a homeless man in Brazil who decided to build the car using junk, spare parts and a hammer and chisel. Four years later, the "shrimpmobile" has him back on his feet.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2011
ALEXANDER MACLAREN ON THE RIGHT STIMULUS FOR ACTION
It is perfectly legitimate, although it is by no means the highest motive, to appeal to feeling as a stimulus to action. We have a right to base our urging of Christian men and women to missionary work either at home or abroad, upon the ground
Contributed by Jay Bunting on Dec 17, 2010
PROOF OF A NEW HEART
A Sunday School Teacher asked a little girl in her class: "Do you think you have a New Heart?"
"Yes I know so," replied the child.
"What makes you so sure?" asked the teacher.
The girl responded
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 15, 2010
IT REALLY IS FINISHED
After suffering on the cross for six hours, Jesus shouted, "It is finished!" (John 19:30). Everything that needed to be done to provide salvation had been accomplished.
When former President George W. Bush was asked about regrets during his presidency, Bush answered that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 28, 2010
Older Brother Takes the Blame and Dies for Younger Brother
The story is told of two Chinese brothers who lived in Chinatown just after the turn of the century. One brother, the eldest of the two, was a very honest and hardworking individual, while the younger brother was rebellious, and often
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2010
Forgiveness and Reconciliation in South Africe
Phillip Yancey stated in his book “Finding God In Unexpected Places”, “The job of a journalist is, simply, to see. We are professional eyes. As a Christian journalist, I have learned to look for traces of God. I have found those traces in unexpected
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010
The Box Boy
My third job as a teenager (the one right before I went into the Air Force), was as a box boy for McCoy’s Markets, in hyderabad, andhra predesh. One of the other box boys was named David, and I remember him well. We nodded and said "Hi" to each other, as guys do, and that was pretty
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2009
Max Lucado’s Story about a Scottish Fisherman’s Stain on Wall that is Transformed by Famous Wildlife Painter into a Masterpiece
Max Lucado tells this story: “Over a hundred years ago, a group of fishermen were relaxing in a Scottish seaside inn. One of the men gestured widely and his arm struck
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 29, 2009
A LESSON OF GRACE FROM A CAN OF SODA
The Apostle Paul wrote these words to the Christians in Corinth. "For God made Jesus who had no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might be righteous, holy and forgiven in God's sight." In the world of psychology this is called "transference." God