Contributed by Sermoncentral 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
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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2009
NO HOPE OF ULTIMATE DEFEAT
Prior to leading the attack on Pearl Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto met with the military leaders of his country to plead with them not to attack the United States. He had studied in America and had witnessed first hand the industrial might and the will of the American
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral on Dec 14, 2004
“The Lord’s mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of
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
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
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
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.
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