Contributed by Greg Yount on Oct 28, 2001
London businessman Lindsay Clegg told the story of a warehouse property he was selling. The
building had been empty for months and needed repairs.
Vandals had damaged the doors, smashed the windows, and strewn trash around the interior.
As he showed a prospective buyer the property, Clegg
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 22, 2001
During the Thirty Years’ War in the 17th century, German pastor Paul Gerhardt and his family were forced to flee from their home. One night as they stayed in a small village inn, homeless and afraid, his wife broke down and cried openly in despair. To comfort her, Gerhardt reminded her of
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 3, 2006
A.J. Gordon was the great Baptist pastor of the Clarendon Church in Boston,
Massachusetts. One day he met a young boy in front of the sanctuary carrying
a rusty cage in which several birds fluttered nervously. Gordon inquired,
"Son, where did you get those birds?" The boy replied, "I trapped
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 3, 2007
Can you imagine what it was like for the church in Smyrna as they watched their beloved and aged pastor burn at the stake? Polycarp was his name. he was a disciple of Jesus’ disciple, the Apostle John. One could tell it immediately because he possessed the same tenderness
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
A Nation of Bible Illiterates
George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here’s what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. These are Christians.
• 48% could not name the four Gospels.
• 52% cannot identify more
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 1, 2010
Mine Worker Understands the Cost of Forgiveness
G. Campbell Morgan, the well known pastor of the last century of Westminster Chapel, near Buckingham Palace, was once approached by a soldier who said he would give anything to believe that God would forgive sins, “but I cannot believe He will
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2011
THE BIBLE'S INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN HISTORY
Pastor Jack Graham tells of a speaking engagement in Philadelphia he made recently and slipping downtown to Independence Hall to reflect on the founding of our nation. He said, "As you move around the historical sites of that city you see the Word of God
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 3, 2011
DOES YOUR GOD BLEED?
A little boy went up to a missionary Sunday School leader in a pagan country. The boy said, "I like what you say about the God of the Bible but I can’t see him. But if I go to the temple I can see my God."
The missionary said to the little boy, "Listen, does your God
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 4, 2011
CHEAP PURCHASE--HIGH PRICE
In Decision magazine some time ago, Karen Morerod wrote about shopping in a store for a sweater. She was looking for one at minimal cost, so she went to the clearance rack. As she flipped through the sweaters, one caught her eye. It was the right color and the right
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 10, 2011
LOVE IS A PROCESS
When we obey the truth, whether we feel like it or not, we can "love one another deeply from the heart."
That's what Bible College professor, Yohanna Katanacho, discovered. He pastors a small church in the Israeli city of Jerusalem. He is a Palestinian living in Israel, and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 28, 2011
MYSTERIOUS LIFE PRINCIPLE
A wise old professor of biology stood before his class of eager students. The Professor held a little brown seed in his hand. Quietly he spoke to his class.
"I know just the composition of this seed. It has nitrogen, hydrogen, and carbon. I know the exact
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Mar 3, 2005
“Not A Mountain Top Experience!” 1 Peter 1:13-25 Key verse(s): 15-16:“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’”
Blending in! Some of us prefer blending in to sticking out in a crowd. Then again there are others who are
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Apr 5, 2005
“A Mucker Kind of Love!” 1 Peter 1:22-25 Key verse(s) 22:“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.”
Where self is involved, there is no afterthought. Either we focus on us or we focus on
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 2, 2013
THE COST TO CURE REBELLION
"It cost God nothing, as far as we know, to create nice things, but to convert our rebellious wills, it cost Him crucifixion." C.S. Lewis
(From a sermon by
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Apr 20, 2021
A Great Testimony of Salvation
*William MacKay had a great testimony about how God rewrote the story of his life. In the mid-1800s, as a teenager in Scotland, William left home to go to college.
*His mother was greatly concerned about his spiritual life, so she gave him a Bible and printed a