Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 25, 2017
When kids turn sixteen, they often take an in-car driving course to prepare them for their driver’s license test. I want you to imagine with me a driving instructor who meticulously teaches the student how to properly adjust the seat and put on the seat belt, how to adjust the mirrors so that the
Contributed by Loyd C. Taylor on Jul 15, 2015
May I Tell You a Story?
Mom and I sat on the rest home porch
As May’s sun gave a golden glow.
Rocking side by side in wooden chairs,
Like we had done so long ago.
My mind slipped back to childhood days,
When we would sit and rock for hours;
I thought of Mom’s little garden and
Contributed by Silas Eke on Mar 1, 2015
Once the great Evangelist Billy Graham sent his New Testament to a book-binder and instructed him to write on the edge of the book “The New Testament”; the book-binder after binding the New Testament felt that the edge was too little to contain the full words “The New Testament” so he wrote “TNT”.
When our daughter was in Junior High School, she made friends with a group of girls from Olney, Texas, a community about forty minutes to the south of us. And they invited her to a function their school was having on a certain Friday night. So, I drove her over, and, when the time came, I went
I have read that the nearest star to our sun is called Proxima Centauri, and it’s about 4.22 light years away. As you know, a light year is not a measurement of time; it is a measurement of distance. Light is the fastest thing we know of, and a light year is how far it takes light to travel in a
Biblical Scholar, Dr. Richard Halverson, once said, “When the Greeks got the Gospel, they turned it into a philosophy; when the Romans got the Gospel, they turned it into a government. When the Europeans got the Gospel, they turned it into a culture........ and when
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2012
EVIDENCES OF PIONEERS’ PRESENCE
When we lived in eastern Kansas one of my past-times was walking over an historic Santa Fe Trail spot called the 110 Mile Crossing. The Santa Fe Trail originated in Independence, Missouri and wandered a path of least resistance for some 775 miles to Santa Fe, New
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 8, 2011
A BANKRUPT NATION
John MacArthur in his book “Can God Bless America” states that "America wants God's blessing but not God. Our nation has systematically pushed Him out of the national consciousness--rejecting biblical morality, ignoring His Word, and relying on the political and entertainment
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
NO ATHEISTS AMONG HEATHENS
Leith Samuel writes in HIS magazine, "Many missionaries point out that the heathen know more than we think. They know that there is a God. There are no atheists among heathen tribes. There has never been discovered upon earth a tribe of people, however small or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 15, 2011
ANY EXCUSE WILL DO
In one of the “Big Three” conferences during World War II, Roosevelt and Churchill were trying to get Stalin to agree with some proposed strategy. When Stalin gave his reason or excuse for not agreeing with them, they said, “That is no reason for your refusal!” Stalin replied
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2011
ERWIN MCMANUS AND HIS "JOHN THE BAPTIST"
As we begin today I would like to read a true account of an experience that pastor, speaker, and author, Erwin McManus had in the early years of his ministry. Listen to what he says...
"I got a message through the urban grapevine that I was dead. It
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 16, 2011
PRAYER AND PRESIDENT LINCOLN
A clergyman from New York, during a call on President Lincoln at the White House, said: "I have not come to ask any favors of you, Mr. President; I have only come to say that the loyal people of the North are sustaining you and will continue to do so. We are giving
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 13, 2010
ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE HARDENING OF THE HEART
We have to distinguish between active hardening and passive hardening (of the heart). What we have in this verse is an example of God’s punitive judgment against a wicked man. Pharaoh was already wicked. Pharaoh already had an evil heart, out of which
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 2, 2010
STEPHEN HAWKING WANTS TO KNOW
Stephen Hawking, the biggest brain among the big brains of physics, took the star turn here for the recent World Science Festival. That he is now spending several weeks at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ont., is a feather in the cap of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 31, 2010
TIM KELLER ON THE GOSPEL
Tim Keller once said, “Here’s the gospel: you’re more sinful than you ever dared believe; you’re more loved than you ever dared hope."
(Source: Tim Keller, Treasure
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009
WORSHIP OF CREATION
How many of you watched the PBS series last month on the National Parks? Besides the fabulous visual images of some of America’s most beautiful scenery, the documentary gave a very interesting perspective on the history of our national parks.
Did you know that Jim
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 14, 2009
Why a Chainsaw Cuts Better Than a Traditional Saw
It was quite astonishing to the lumberjacks when the chainsaw was first introduced. The amount of work that several muscled-men (with their long razor-sharp timber saws) can finish in a day can be accomplished by a chainsaw in several minutes. One
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
“Medicine for America”
“Recognize You Have Sinned”
Biblically examining the rule of kings who oversaw the nations of Judah and Israel reveals the truth, God blesses obedience and He chastens for disobedience. Instead of hanging onto this world’s view, Christians can come to understand the
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Thy Great Salvation
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…” (Romans 1: 16)
Christians, like the apostle Paul, are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. God has chosen to offer a
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Aug 23, 2007
*Did you see the story in the Baptist Message about the two seminary students in New Orleans, who stopped at a local grocery store? It happened years ago, and one of the students was Don Wilton.
*In the store they noticed a scruffy looking couple with a baby dressed only in a diaper. God’s