Contributed by Silas Eke on Feb 28, 2015
Once Billy Graham was challenged when giving a message on the reality of God and His Son Jesus Christ; somebody said to him. “Hi, Billy, you talk very much about God as if He lives. He is dead. He has no more power in the affairs of men.”
ABSENTEES IN THE UPPER ROOM
Written by Dr. Larry Petton
One of the curious questions I have always had concerns the people who actually saw Christ after His resurrection. I would love to have been part of that group to see Jesus in His glorified, resurrected body!
But, for some reason, that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 23, 2012
We are the World was a benefit single for victims of famine in Africa. It raised over $63 million, which was distributed to Ethiopia, Sudan, and other impoverished countries.
On the morning of April 5, 1985 (Good Friday of that year), "We Are the World" received worldwide coverage. At 10:25 am,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 16, 2011
CLOSED FOR ALTERATIONS
Billy Graham tells a story--a simple illustration--that I want to borrow. A preacher once passed a shop which was no longer open for business. A sign hung in the window that said, "Closed for Alterations." The owner had closed shop for a while in order to remodel the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 3, 2011
THE LIFE VEST
The USS Astoria (C-34) was the first U.S. cruiser to engage the Japanese during the Battle of Savo Island, a night action fought 8-9 August 1942. Although she scored two hits on the Imperial flagship Chokai, the Astoria was badly damaged and sank shortly after noon, 9 August. About
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2011
In a cemetery in Hanover, Germany, is a grave on which were placed huge slabs of granite and marble cemented together and fastened with heavy steel clasps. It belongs to a woman who did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. Yet strangely, she directed in her will that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2011
HISTORY OF "THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER"
An American lawyer was dispatched to negotiate for the release of several prisoners, including a civilian named Dr. William Beanes. Although the negotiation for prisoner exchange was initially successful, Francis Scott Key and the American official, Colonel
Contributed by Rolando Delgado on Sep 21, 2010
Nuestro trabajo en el Señor no es en vano
Una vez predicando en una iglesia en la selva del Peten, en Guatemala, fui invitado por un pastor a que fuera a su iglesia, al cual yo accedí sin ninguna objeción. Pero al predicar me sentía muy incomodo por la forma que recibían el mensaje, no había un
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 2, 2010
Arturo Toscanini Demanded Excellence From the Symphony Orchestra
One of history’s greatest musical conductors was Arturo Toscanini. Born in Parma, Italy, in 1867, Toscanini died in his sleep in New York City in 1957. For years he conducted the National Broadcasting Company’s Symphony Orchestra in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 26, 2010
FAITH AND ICEBERGS
Sailors in the northern oceans have frequently observed icebergs traveling in one direction in spite of strong winds blowing in the opposite direction. The icebergs were moving against the winds, but how?
The explanation is that the icebergs, with eight-ninths of their
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 31, 2010
NO GREATER GIFT TO THE CHURCH
Andrew Murray once said, "God has no more precious gift to a church or an age than a man who lives as an embodiment of His will, and inspires those around him with the faith of what grace can do (Andrew Murray, Leadership, Vol. 7, no. 4).
Dear friends, by God's
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
George Washington once wrote, "Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your reputation. For it’s better to be alone than in bad company."
William Gladstone said, "Choose wisely your companions, for a young man’s companions, more than his food or clothes, his
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 24, 2008
An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again. The boy asked his father, "What is this, Father?" The father [never having seen an elevator]
James S. Hewett, former pastor of Saratoga (California) Presbyterian Church shares this story: “A little boy and his father were driving down a country road on a beautiful spring afternoon. Suddenly out of nowhere a bumblebee flew in the car window. Since the little boy was deathly allergic to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 8, 2007
The Date for Easter moves around each year. In the year 2018 (and in 2029) it will land right on April 1st --April Fool’s Day.
A lot of us have played April Fool’s jokes on others, or have had these jokes played on us. But what if history’s worst joke turned out to be that we were counting on a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
But sometimes I think the church has forgotten how to celebrate How to party Maybe it is because we have forgotten what Jesus has done for us. Or maybe because the stories the Bible have gotten old and we haven’t been around any new believers to remind us of the hope we have in Jesus Christ.
Contributed by Arlen Payne on Dec 27, 2006
The Choctaw Dog Soldier wore a piece of long leather on the back of his worrior regalia. In a fight he would drop this piece of leather on the ground with it still attached to him. He would place a spear through the end of it and stand there and fight until he
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Nov 15, 2005
In "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," by C.S. Lewis we have a story of the power of resurrection. When Aslan the Lion came back to life, it meant hope for those who were enslaved by the White Witch. Resurrection introduced new life--the hallmark of Christianity. Some time ago Time Magazine
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Sep 13, 2005
Do Some Screaming! (09.15.05--Heavenly Citizens!--1 Cor 15:31)
The hog-nose snake flipped over on its back and coiled itself up into a neat coil. It lay seemingly lifeless in front of us somehow waiting for us to either move on or dare to pick it up. Banking on the former, I am sure it was
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 6, 2005
D. L. Moody, the great evangelist of the nineteenth century, assigned some ministerial students to conduct evangelistic tent meetings throughout the city of Chicago. The students were to preach nightly sermons as a means of winning souls for Christ and to practice their preaching. Dr. Moody