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 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 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 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 Jul 7, 2002
POWER IN THE CROSS-COMMUNION MEDITATION
There is power in the cross. It's undeniable. Even unbelievers seem to squirm when considering its potential.
David Brooks, of the Weekly Standard, reports "of the conniption being thrown by the American Atheist, the group founded by the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 30, 2002
YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH
"Maybe it’s time we reconsider what it means to be intelligent,” says David Brooks of the Weekly Standard. After being questioned about his experience and smarts for the job as President, George W. Bush has amazed us during these troubled times. Experts are confounded.