Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Helen Keller was 1 ½ years old when she became seriously ill, modern day drs feel she probably had scarlet fever or meningitis. Due to her illness she lost her sight and hearing. She became a blind, deaf, mute. People say she was out of control as a child. She threw constant temper fits, ate like a
Contributed by Bob Hager on Apr 26, 2001
Heres what Cambridge scholar N.T Wright has to say about the subject, "Why did christianity arise, and why did it take the shape it did? The early Christians themselves reply: We exist because of Jesus’ resurrection…. There is no evidence for a form of early Christianity in which the resurrection
Contributed by Jim Kane on Apr 30, 2001
One of the characters in the movie, Toy Story, is Buzz Lightyear, a new toy to Andy’s room. Buzz is an astronaut, with a lot of neat things attached to him.
Buzz comes into the other toys’ lives thinking that there are no other Buzz Lightyears around. He is the only one.
Woody, a cowboy toy,
Contributed by Jeffery Lindsay on Aug 11, 2001
In the foreward of his book, Inside Out, Larry Crabb writes this: “Modern Christianity, in dramatic reversal of its biblical form, promises to relieve the pain of living in a fallen world. The message, whether it’s from fundamentalists requiring us to live by a favored set of rules or from
THE CRACKED POT
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the
TRICIA MCCARY RHODES stated, ”When He delivers us from sin’s dark cell, an amazing thing happens: Our eyes are unveiled to see what we were created for, what we’ve longed for without knowing it. “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the
In 1947, someone came across some old jars. These old earthen vessels contained the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are a very valuable source of study for the Church. The jars themselves were not
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 14, 2004
“The Lord’s mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 12, 2005
Larry Olsen describes a man lost in the desert: “He has been out of food and water for days. His lips are swollen, his tongue is swollen, he’s all beat up and bloody. Some of his bones are almost peeking through. He has been scraped and beat up by the cactus, sand and sun. He’s blistered. As he’s
Contributed by Al Edmonds on Dec 27, 2005
"WHAT MAKES A GOOD CHURCH?"
If all the lazy folks will get up,
And all the sleeping folks will wake up,
And all the discouraged folks will cheer up, And all gossiping folks will shut up,
And all the dishonest folks will confess up,
And all the estranged folks will make up,
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
“I Don’t Understand the Bible...”
Three types of people are described in 1 Corinthians 2 and 3: the natural man, the spiritual man, and the carnal man.
The natural or unsaved person is spiritually dead and blind. He cannot understand the things of God. “The god of this age has blinded the minds
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"I do not ask to walk smooth paths nor bear an easy load. I pray for strength and fortitude to climb the rock-strewn road. Give me such courage and I can scale the hardest peaks
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 17, 2009
THE VESSEL GOD USES
The Master was searching for a vessel to use;
on the shelf there were many--which one would He choose?
"Take me", cried the gold one, "I’m shiny and bright,
I’m of great value and I do things just right.
My beauty and luster will outshine the rest
And for someone
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 20, 2009
Brother Reassure His Sister in Carlsbad Caverns When Lights Turned Out
Bob Woods tells the story of a couple who took their son, 11, and daughter, 7, to Carlsbad Caverns. As always, when the tour reached the deepest point in the cavern, the guide turned off all the lights to dramatize how
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 1, 2010
Keeping Faith in the Midst of Trials
The story is told of a man who was walking across the road when he was hit by a car. The impact knocked him on his head which caused him to be in a coma for a couple of days before he finally regained consciousness. When he opened his eyes, his loving wife was
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 Oct 23, 2010
SOUND BIBLICAL THINKING
There is no substitute for sound, biblical thinking.
John Gardner: "An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent theologian. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 5, 2011
GRATITUDE FOR A SAVIOR
A lady was on a lake steamer when her little girl fell overboard, and the woman was almost frantic. A gentleman on the boat had a large Newfoundland dog. The dog was directed to leap into the water and save the child. He did so and swam ashore with the little girl, part of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 24, 2012
HOW TO SEND AN ULTRA TOP SECRET MESSAGE
There is a distinguished British gentleman by the name of Sir Oliver Franks. He had been a professor of philosophy at Oxford, and president of a couple of different colleges during the turbulent years of the 1960s and following. He had also been the chairmen
RAVI ZACHARIAS: SYMBOLS OF THE PURSUIT OF GOD
2 Corinthians 4:6 “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ."
Ravi Zacharias said: "The pursuit of the Hebrews was