Contributed by Thomas Cash on May 19, 2004
While Secretary of State during the Regan presidency, George Shultz kept a large globe in his office. When newly appointed ambassadors had an interview with him and when ambassadors returning from their posts for their first visit with him were leaving his office, Shultz would test them. He would
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 7, 2002
James Calvert (1813-1892) was a zealous missionary to cannibals on the Fiji Islands. His faithful work bore fruit in the lives of those accustomed to taking the life of others. Years later and English earl visited the Fiji Islands and was critical of a chief’s conversion to Christianity. "You’re a
Contributed by David Yarbrough on May 20, 2002
A rather pompous-looking deacon was endeavoring to impress upon a class of boys the importance of living the Christian life. "Why do people call me a Christian?" the man asked. After a moment’s
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 28, 2001
One of Hitler’s bodyguards was a man named Kurt Wagner. He adored Hitler and reverenced him as a god. At the end of the war, with Hitler a suicide in a Berlin bunker, Kurt’s faith was shattered and he planned a suicide. Going for a final cup of coffee, he picked up a discarded Gospel tract and
Contributed by Elliot Ross on Jun 5, 2001
The Touch of the Masters Hand.
It was battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while,
To waste much time on the old violin,
But held it up with a smile.
"What am I did for this old violin?
You will start the bidding for me?
A dollar, a dollar, who’ll
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2001
Though no one can go back and make a new beginning - anyone can start from now and make a brand
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 12, 2005
In 1858, Francis Ridley Havegal visited Germany with her father, who was being treated for an eye problem. While in a pastor’s home, she saw a painting of the crucifixion with words under it that said:"I did this for thee. What has thou done for me?" Quickly she took a piece of paper and wrote a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 2, 2005
You are not a Christian until you receive a new nature and if you receive a new nature there will be evidence.
You can educate a pig to stay out of the mud and eat differently but on a hot day with fellow pigs he will resort to his normal nature and dive happily into the mud. If you could give
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Sep 8, 2005
Heavenly Botox! (09.12.05--Heavenly Citizens!--2 Cor. 5:17)
Make-overs! We are a people obsessed with them these days. We restore our cars, pump botox into our chins and eyelids, remodel our homes at a record pace and are transfixed by the various shows on television whose story lines are
Contributed by Kerry O'neill on May 14, 2006
There are 2 popular traditions in Africa: drinking tea and playing soccer. However, these traditions are not unique to Africa, but were brought to the continent by the British. Even when it is very hot, each afternoon in many parts of Africa they pause to drink hot tea. Why? Because the British
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Nov 29, 2006
When you are born again, the Holy Spirit does not do a “renovation project” on you, but gives you a brand new life. It’s like the new home some of you visited last week. In Augusta, we renovated an older home with flooring, paint and fixtures. But here, we didn’t want to go through that costly
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Caterpillar Ugly, Butterfly Beautiful
It is a well-known fact that a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. The butterfly can truthfully say as he looks at the caterpillar, "Such was I, but now I am changed."
Every Christian has once been a sinner, living for self and the momentary
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2010
The Box Boy
My third job as a teenager (the one right before I went into the Air Force), was as a box boy for McCoy’s Markets, in hyderabad, andhra predesh. One of the other box boys was named David, and I remember him well. We nodded and said "Hi" to each other, as guys do, and that was pretty
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 1, 2010
Forgiveness and Reconciliation in South Africe
Phillip Yancey stated in his book “Finding God In Unexpected Places”, “The job of a journalist is, simply, to see. We are professional eyes. As a Christian journalist, I have learned to look for traces of God. I have found those traces in unexpected
Contributed by Jay Bunting on Dec 17, 2010
PROOF OF A NEW HEART
A Sunday School Teacher asked a little girl in her class: "Do you think you have a New Heart?"
"Yes I know so," replied the child.
"What makes you so sure?" asked the teacher.
The girl responded
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2011
ALEXANDER MACLAREN ON THE RIGHT STIMULUS FOR ACTION
It is perfectly legitimate, although it is by no means the highest motive, to appeal to feeling as a stimulus to action. We have a right to base our urging of Christian men and women to missionary work either at home or abroad, upon the ground
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 8, 2011
$3.00 WORTH OF GOD, PLEASE
Tim Hansel in his book "When I Relax I feel Guilty," writes some insights of what most people want from God.
"I would like to buy $3.00 worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 8, 2011
BUILT OUT OF JUNK
Did you hear about the homeless man in Brazil who built his own car out of junk? Orismar de Souza is a homeless man in Brazil who decided to build the car using junk, spare parts and a hammer and chisel. Four years later, the "shrimpmobile" has him back on his feet.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 28, 2009
THE WHOLE STORY ABOUT YOU
During a practice session for the Green Bay Packers, things were not going well for Vince Lombardi’s team. Lombardi singled out one big guard for his failure to "put out." It was a hot, muggy day when the coach called his guard aside and leveled his awesome vocal guns
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2009
THE BLOOD OF LAMBS
I just finished a very moving book called, "The Blood of Lambs" by Kamal Saleem (Howard Books, 2009). He describes his life as a terrorist and how he hated Israel and America. He also couldn't stand Christians--that is, until God brought some Christian men into his life after