Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
AT THE CROSS
Many years ago, I got a job at a paper mill. There was an older man working there who was a very dedicate Christian. My first few weeks there they had me working with him, He was the greatest guy I’d ever known. He asks me if I was a Christian, I replied that I was. One day I let words
Contributed by Jerry Stephens on Mar 26, 2016
Recently, I was watching a documentary about the top 101 inventions of all time. Pretty cool stuff. Human ingenuity is pretty amazing. We’ve figured out how to do all kinds of things.
What are some of the best things human imagination has come up with?
I have to tell you, they may not be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 29, 2012
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SING ABOUT?
Clarence Darrow, the famous atheist lawyer – once took part in a debate at a church in Chicago. In his attack on the Christian faith, he tried to play on the emotions of the black people who were there, and on their social misery. This was the heart of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 21, 2012
WHAT IS GREAT LEARNING?
Thomas Fuller was born in Africa about 1710. He was sold as a slave in Virginia in 1724. There is some disagreement about whether someone taught him to count to 100 or if he taught himself. He never had a day of formal education.
He taught himself to figure in his head
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 14, 2012
THE MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERY
Dr. Henry "Fritz" Schaefer earned his Ph.D in chemical physics from Stanford University. For 18 years, he served as professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than 800 scientific publications and during the period of
Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 8, 2011
KNOWING THE SOUND OF HIS VOICE
Brian Brown tells the story of being at the community pool with his family. Kids were screaming, playing, and splashing in the pool, music was playing, the lifeguard whistles were blowing and in the midst of the conversation, his wife shooshes him. He said, "What
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 3, 2011
THE THREE STONE-CARRIERS
Many years ago in a church in England, a preacher entered the pulpit and said:
"Brethren, before I preach, allow me to tell this story. Many years have passed since I was in this place. On that evening there came three young men, not only with the intention of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2011
A TEXAS-SIZED SWORD
In 2000, we drove across the country from Maryland to California and back. On our return, we blew past this Great Big Cross along the highway in Texas. By the time we saw the exit, we had passed it and continued our journey home. The image of that great big cross stuck in my
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2011
One of my favorite stories is about this theologian named MacLeod. Now this man lived in Ireland back in the 1600s in a monastery. He worked part of his time as wood carver. MacLeod writes that very often he would awaken in the morning and wonder if God really existed. Finally one
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
A university physics professor testified that he came to the university believing he had all the answers. “An avowed evolutionist, I knew all about cause and effect. I could begin with the present and work back. Behind every natural effect I found a natural cause.
“One day I was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 6, 2010
British Clergyman Repudiates the Church’s Traditional Understanding of the Cross
The Very Reverend Dr. Jeffrey Philip Hywel John believes that the church’s traditional understanding of the cross of Christ is both “repulsive” and “insane.” His comments in the spring of 2007 about the cross ignited
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 6, 2010
THE NOBODIES OF THE CHURCH
Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States during the Clinton administration, was interviewed on "60 Minutes" on June 26, 1999. She seems to hold this ancient opinion of Christians. Here is how she defined a cultist:
"A cultist is one who has a strong belief
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
WE ARE THE MESSAGE, CHRIST IS THE GOAL
James S. Stewart, A Faith to Proclaim:
"Christian preaching begins only when faith in the message has reached such a pitch that the man or the community proclaiming it becomes part of the message proclaimed ... To be thus taken command of, so that our
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
34% of unchurched adults strongly agree "the Christian religion is a relevant and viable religion for
Contributed by David Ward on Sep 25, 2006
In the spring of 2002, Denise Banderman left work early so she could have some uninterrupted study time before her final exam in the Youth Ministry class at Hannibal-LaGrange College in Missouri. When she got to class, everybody was doing their last-minute studying. The teacher came in and said he
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 18, 2005
Knowledge is exploding at such a rate—more than 2000 pages a minute—that even Einstein couldn’t keep up. In fact, if you read 24 hours a day, from age 21 to 70, and retained all you read, you would be one and a half million years behind when you finished. How can it be, in a world where half the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2004
RESPONDING TO THE CROSS
"If they did it in church, that's fine. Downtown's not the place for that."
Such were the comments offered by area residents as they passed Patrick Conaty, a hair-stylist in Leeds, Alabama as he hung on a cross. Conaty splattered fake blood on his body and climbed
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 10, 2003
A man went to an asylum for the criminally insane.
He was a bit surprised to find that there were three guards to take care of a hundred inmates.
He said to one of the guards, "Aren’t you afraid that the inmates will unite, overcome you, and escape?"
The guard said, "Lunatics never unite."