Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 10, 2001
There was a king who had all his world could afford. The thing he loved most, however, was to laugh.
Once while being entertained a jester came along wishing to join in the festival of activities and also wishing to perform for him. His opportunity came and he put the best comical show together he
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 21, 2003
In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
Paul and the Philippians remembered and supported one another in prayer. A joyful, loving, and caring church is one which keeps each other in prayer. Oftentimes, we fail to be a joyful, loving, caring Christian community because we fail to remember and support each other in prayer. There are many
After twenty years of shaving himself every morning, a man in a small southern town decided he had been doing that long enough. He told his wife that from then on he’d let the local barber shave him each day.The man went to the barbershop which was owned by the pastor of the local Baptist church.
Years ago, there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted young son, shared a passion for art collecting. Together they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many others adorned the walls of the
A businessman was traveling through the country and stopped to ask a young boy for directions.
"Son, I seem to be lost. Do you know how to get to next town?"
The boy was eating an ice cream cone and slowly replied, "Nope."
"Do you know far it is to the next
If you have not realized it yet, over time you are going to forget some things. I think of the two older men that were playing golf. One had trouble seeing and other had trouble remembering. The one with a seeing problem said to the other, "Now, watch my ball, for I can’t see where it
A friend gave me the illustration of a man in a rowboat to describe salvation.
He told about a man rowing a boat across a lake. In one hand was the oar of faith and in the other was the oar of works. He explained that if he was only rowing with the oar of faith, he would go around in circles.
Have you noticed that the first words we have recorded of Satan was a question of doubt? According to Genesis 3:1, he was trying to plant the seed of doubt in Eve’s heart concerning what God had said.
There’s an old fable that says the Devil once held a sale and offered all the tools of his trade
A pastor asked a dying man, "My friend, what persuasion are you?"
The man replied, "I am of Paul’s persuasion."
The pastor said, "I am afraid you didn’t understand me. Of what persuasion are you?"
The man answered, "Oh, I understood you. I am of Paul’s
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 23, 2019
. A pastor was trying to teach a children’s class about how to be saved.
.”If I sold everything I have and gave it to the church, would I go to heaven?”
The children answered, “No.”
The pastor said, “Very good. That’s right. And if I worked hard at keeping the 10 commandments, would that get me
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 11, 2019
Four people—a pilot, a professor, a pastor, and a hiker—were flying in a small plane when
the engines died. The pilot said, “There are only three parachutes. Since this is my plane, I’m taking one of them.” He put it on and jumped out. The professor said, “I’m brilliant and the world needs me, so
Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
Next time you’re in an airport notice the difference between passengers who have confirmed tickets and those on standby (Hybels, Too Busy Not to Pray 113). Those who have confirmed tickets are relaxed, their confident and expectant. Those on standby hang around the ticket counter, they pace and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 23, 2012
IRONSIDE TEACHES ON ASSURANCE OF SALVATION
An elderly man said to Harry A. Ironside, "I will not go on unless I know I’m saved, or else know it’s hopeless to seek to be sure of it. I want a definite witness, something I can’t be mistaken about!" Ironside replied, "Suppose you had a vision of an
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 13, 2005
“The Discipline of Delay!” 1 John 5:13-14 Key verse(s): 14:“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will he hear us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him.”
I don’t have time for this now! There is not a day in my life when