Contributed by Sermon Central 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 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
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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central on Oct 28, 2009
THE AMBUSH OF JOHN WESLEY POWELL
John Wesley Powell, lost his arm in the Civil War. This, however, did not stop him from becoming a hero.
"Back in 1869 conventional wisdom said that passage through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River was impossible. It couldn’t be done. The back country
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
LEAVE THE BONES
A clergyman took a seat in a dining car on a train traveling along the Hudson River. Opposite him was an atheist who, seeing his clerical collar, started a discussion. "I see you are a clergyman." "Yes," came the reply. "I am a minister of the gospel." "I suppose you believe the
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 9, 2012
GREED: THE CAT AND THE VASE
A man wanders into a small antique shop in San Francisco. Mostly it's cluttered with knickknacks and junk. On the floor, however, he notices what looks like an ancient Chinese vase. On closer inspection it turns out to be a priceless relic from the Ming dynasty whose
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 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
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 Doug Fannon on Oct 26, 2020
Many years ago when I was in Army basic training, I spent many hours on the rifle range. Not just an afternoon on the range like many of you who experience Air Force Basic Training. I spent quite literally two-thirds of my training time on the rifle range. I was issued an M-16 assault rifle for
In II Timothy 2:14-20, the Apostle Paul gives five characteristics of those in the Body of Christ who are "approved workers". When believers stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ, there will be only two types of people there: workers who are approved and workers who are not approved.
What is the Bible?
"THIS BOOK contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers.
Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be
Billy Graham was once asked,
"If you had to live your life over again, what would you do differently?"
“One of my great regrets is that I have not studied enough, I wish I had studied more and preached less. People have pressured me into speaking to groups when I should
“God has hidden every precious thing in such a way that it is a reward to the diligent, a prize to the earnest, but a disappointment to the slothful soul. The nut is hidden in its thorny case; the pearl is buried beneath the ocean waves; the gold is imprisoned in the rocky bosom of the
TEN REASONS TO STUDY THE SCRIPTURES
1. Will strengthen your personal life (1 John 2:14).
2. Will strengthen your assurance of salvation (1 John 5:13).
3. Will strengthen your confidence in your relationship with God (1 John 5:14).
4. Will undergird the effectiveness of your prayers (John 15:7).