The elder son of an old farmer left home and traveled to New York. He went there to attend a notable Butcher’s College. After graduation, he returned home only to find his father in the middle of hog killing and cutting.
He asked his father if he might help him. The father replied: son I’ve been
Contributed by John Telgren on Feb 11, 2017
I hated shining shoes in Basic Training. There were other things I would rather be doing instead of sitting on the floor with a brush and mounds of cotton balls stained with black Kiwi shoe polish! If our boots and dress shoes were not perfect we paid for it dearly!
During one of our trips to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 5, 2012
AMERICAN KNOWLEDGE OF RELIGION
A survey conducted by the Christian Science Monitor found that atheists and agnostics and Jews and Mormons were among the highest scoring groups who took a 32 question survey of religious knowledge. On average Americans scored 16 of 32 correct. Atheists and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
A PARABLE OF PARABLES
The content of belief is important: Jonathan Whitfield was preaching to coal miners in England. He asked one man, "What do you believe?"
"Well, I believe the same as the church."
"And what does the church believe?"
"Well, they believe the same as me." Seeing he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 29, 2009
Are You a Big-Godder or a Little Godder?
Many years ago, there was a learned Hebrew professor at Princeton Seminary named Robert Dick Wilson. He could read more than 30 Semitic languages! One time about twelve years after Donald Grey Barnhouse had graduated; he went back to the seminary to preach
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 21, 2009
William Tyndale on Romans
William Tyndale, the pioneer English Bible translator, wrote these famous words in his prologue to Romans (in the 1534 edition of the English New Testament):
"Forasmuch as this epistle is the principal and most excellent part of the New Testament, and most pure
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 8, 2007
Since we are about to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, let’s see what the day is truly about.
Webster’s *New World Dictionary* says:
"Saint Patrick’s Day - March 17, observed by the Irish in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland"
But Eavey’s *History of Christian Education*
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 22, 2002
You just know that some things are going to happen sooner or later.
That’s the way it was with Michael Parfit, a writer for Smithsonian magazine. For a feature article on the mighty Mississippi River, Parfit rode in a twelve-foot rubber dinghy down the Mississippi from
Contributed by Donn Heinrich on Feb 11, 2002
George Muller was asked, "What is the secret of your service for God?" Muller’s responce: "There was a day when I died, utterly died, died to George Muller, his opinions, preferences, tastes and will... died to the world, its approval or censure... died to the approval or blame even
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 27, 2000
I read of a minister who was visiting one of his members. The lady of the house was trying to impress him about how devout she was by pointing out the large Bible on the bookshelf and talking in a very reverential way of it as "the Word of God". Her young son interrupted the