Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jun 22, 2017
Paul says that you were a slave. Slavery is unfortunately still alive and well in our world. The story of a young girl named “Dodzi” is a common one in Ghana. Dodzi was orphaned at nine months and lived with her Grandmother, who served as her guardian. Her Grandmother had a lot on her plate as
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2013
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: MERIT YOUR FREEDOM
In the last days of the Civil War, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia, fell to the Union army. Abraham Lincoln insisted on visiting the city. Even though no one knew he was coming, slaves recognized him immediately and thronged around him. He had
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 11, 2013
THE DEADLY DISEASE OF SIN
The Bible is very blunt about sin – it doesn’t matter how YOU grade your sin, if you don’t accept that you’ve sinned… you can’t fix the problem.
It’s like a man having a deadly disease. He experiencing distressing physical problems but doesn’t KNOW he’s going to die
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Aug 18, 2012
"Your sins have been your downfall", is where the tar starts sticking to the tyres. Most people generally don’t like the whole “s” word thing.
For some reason there is an issue with the human brain that tells us to kick up stink when we are having a good time, a pleasurable time and someone,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2012
AN UNUSUAL BAPTISM ON THE MISSION FIELD
Some time back, a retired missionary dropped by our church. She had served faithfully in Africa, and one day, she happened upon a small baptismal service. A fellow missionary took three new converts to the center of a shallow river, and dug a hole in the
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 9, 2012
GREED: THE CAT AND THE VASE
A man wanders into a small antique shop in San Francisco. Mostly it's cluttered with knickknacks and junk. On the floor, however, he notices what looks like an ancient Chinese vase. On closer inspection it turns out to be a priceless relic from the Ming dynasty whose
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 7, 2011
CONSEQUENCES FOR KARLA FAYE TUCKER
Karla Faye Tucker was convicted in 1983 for the murders of two people. While on death row in 1985, she picked up a Bible from the prison ministry program and prayed to receive Christ after reading it. On June 22, 1992, Tucker requested that her life be spared
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
PREACH THE WHOLE GOSPEL
John Nelson preaching about the influence of John Wesley’s preaching and its effects upon him, said:
"This man can tell the secrets of my heart, but he hath not left me there, he hath showed me the remedy, even the blood of Christ. Then was my soul filled with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
THE COLUMBIA EXPLOSION: IMPENDING DOOM
The Bible says, "...all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23). And, "...the wages of sin is death" (Rom. 6:23).
Do you remember when the space ship, Columbia, blew up on re-entry on February 1, 2003? Seven crew members lost their
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 Sermoncentral on Jun 23, 2011
WHAT ARE YOU BEING SAVED FROM?
Vance Havner tells the story of a who lady came forward during the invitation in one of his meetings to be saved. She was a very sophisticated and refined woman. She had a graduate’s degree and was very articulate and intelligent.
When she came forward during the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 22, 2009
Father Covers Overdraft for Daughter
In His book, Cure for the Common Life, Max Lucado talks about the time the bank sent him an overdraft notice on the checking account of one of his daughters. He says, “I encourage my college-age girls to monitor their accounts. Even so, they sometimes
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
Preacher Focuses On Baptism Regardless of Sermon Text
The story is told of a pastor who had just starting serving a new congregation. For eight Sundays in a row he preached about baptism. Finally, the chairman of the elders approached him and said, “Preacher, we get the point about baptism and so
Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jul 9, 2009
Two girlfriends went to Mexico for a holiday and smuggled in a giant mouse to the US assuming it to be a puppy. It wheezes throughout the night and they just pet and snuggle him to bring relief to his pain. In the morning they took him to the Vet who disclosed to them that it was a rat with rabies
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
WHAT THE FLOCK NEEDS FROM THEIR PASTOR
The breadth of my ministry is determined by the depth of my relationship with Jesus, "the most important thing that your people need from you is your personal holiness" --Dr. Bill Bennett, SEBTS Pastoral Ministry class
"Take heed to yourselves, lest you
According to tradition, this is how an Eskimo hunter kills a wolf. First, the Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. He then adds layer after layer of blood until the blade is completely concealed by the frozen blood.
Next, the hunter fixes his knife in the
Dove candy bars have came up with some chocolates that are individually wrapped that provide different messages for today. From the Promises Messages came this promise for today. “Temptation is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2008
C.S. LEWIS ON THE LAW OF NATURE
"Whenever you find a man who says he does not believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later. He may break his promise to you, but if you try breaking one to him he will be complaining ‘It’s not fair’ before you can
ILLUSTRATION: You may remember years ago a TV show that was geared to teach our children . . . and maybe some of us parents what a "conjunction" is in the English grammar. The goal was called "SchoolHouse Rock." Remember? In it they sang a little tune . . . "Conjunction Junction . . . what your
Contributed by Michael Wiley on Mar 20, 2008
ILL - In 2006 Elizabeth Shoaf was abducted while walking home from school.
The predator was a local man – weird past…
He put Elizabeth in a bunker he had dug in the woods, and there molested her for 14 days!
How do you survive that?
Elizabeth used several techniques to shut her mind down and