Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 31, 2001
THEY'VE ALL BEEN WRONG
Looking back at how Christians have viewed Christ’s second coming in the past, we find many people obsessed with figuring out all the details and making predictions.
Here is a quote: "The last days are upon us. Weigh carefully the times. Look for him who is above all
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 7, 2003
The Rev. and Mrs. R. Porteous were taken prisoners by Chinese
communist bandits in 1931, and led to a lonely spot on top of a hill where
they were to be executed. The leader said, “This is the place.” The
executioner took a long knife from its holder and raised it above the necks of
Contributed by Mark Brunner on May 10, 2005
“Making The Best of The ‘Best’!” 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 Key verse(s) 15:“According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.”
“I did my best, really!” With tear-streaked face
Contributed by A. David Hart on Feb 19, 2007
I love working in my yard. In fact my neighbors think that I take yard work all too seriously.
I’ll cut my grass and make sure that it is cut in a certain pattern. I make sure that my lines are straight from the lawnmower wheels and my flowers have to be just right.
But one day disaster struct.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 12, 2009
CHRISTIANS DIE BETTER
On May 28, 1914 a ship called the Express of Ireland hit another ship and began to sink quickly. As the ship began to sink in the cold Atlantic Ocean it was discovered that there were not enough life belts on board for all the passengers. On that ship were 130 Salvation Army
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
The best memory is that which forgets nothing but injuries. Write kindness in marble
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 20, 2010
THE MASTER IS THERE; THAT'S ENOUGH
A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."
Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know."
"You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 12, 2011
WHAT DO AMERICANS LOVE MORE THAN MONEY?
Most Americans love money, but we love something even more: security. According to a 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of U.S. adults prefer a job that offers better security over one that offers higher pay but less stability (33 percent).
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jun 4, 2011
HOPE IS A SOURCE OF LIFE
Hope prays for God’s "will to be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10) and then seeks to be God’s agent of change!
One writer says: "Biblical and Christian hope does not mean living in the clouds, dreaming of a better life. It is not merely a projection of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 30, 2013
THREE WAYS OUT
Sir Harry Lauder was a British entertainer who proved highly popular throughout the English speaking world both before, during and after World War One.
During World War One Lauder worked tirelessly to organize and recruit performers for shows given to troops serving abroad.
IN LATE WINTER DURING THE FIFTY-NINTH YEAR of his life, John Donne braved the weather and rough roads of the English countryside to keep his final preaching engagement before the king in London. He had spent most of that winter, what would be his last, battling “consumption,” and on several
One of my favorite pastimes is playing some computer games, especially the ones where you make money—okay, run a business, simulation, or that kind of thing. In one of these you, as manager of a transportation company, have the opportunity to choose how best to serve the industries and communities
This two-part story can frame a message on heaven, hope or the resurrection.
The 1989 Armenian earthquake needed only 4 minutes to flatten the nation and kill 30,000 people. Moments after the deadly tremor ceased, a father raced to an elementary school to save his son. When he arrived, he saw that
An understanding of the Rapture can be gained from understanding the Jewish Wedding Tradition.
IN THE JEWISH WEDDING TRADITION,
• As the young man becomes of age to marry,
• He builds a room onto his father’s house,
• So there will be a place
• For him and his bride to live.
WHEN THE YOUNG
Things you do when you are obsessed with biblical prophecy:
1. You always leave the top down on your convertible in case the Rapture happens while you are driving!
2. You never buy green bananas.
3. Bar code scanners make you nervous.
4. You refuse a tax refund check because the amount comes
Contributed by Loyd C. Taylor on Aug 20, 2023
Once a pastor was frustrated because his church seemed dead and unenthusiastic. He attended a pastor’s conference for encouragement. The keynote speaker suggests sitting down quietly and creating suspense. Speak on the second coming of Christ. Then stand to the pulpit and raise your hand and shout
Did you know that dolphins sleep with one eye open? It’s true.
They do so because they can only ever let one side of their brain sleep at a time. When the left side of the brain sleeps, the right eye will close, and vice versa. This isn’t some weird, ambidextrous stunt they’re
Biblical prophecy provides some of the greatest encouragement and hope available to us today. Just as the Old Testament is saturated with prophecies concerning Christ's first advent, so both testaments are filled with references to the second coming of Christ.
One scholar has estimated that
The Hope (literally, the "certainty") of Christ's Return and His Glorious Appearance is a…
* living hope (1Pe 1:3)
* blessed hope (Titus 2:13)
* joyful hope (1Th 2:19)
* comforting hope (1Th 4:13-18)
* hope of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 31, 2009
Hymn Story: Precious Lord, Take My Hand by Thomas Dorsey
Thomas Dorsey was a black jazz musician from Atlanta who was known in the early 1920’s for the suggestive lyrics he combined with original music. Then God touched his life and in 1926 he gave up the suggestive music and began to write