Voltaire was born in Paris, France in 1694. As a philosopher, historian and free thinker, he became a most influential and prolific writer during what has been called the Age of Enlightenment. He vehemently opposed the Christian faith and wrote many rather scoffing works expressing his disdain
WHERE ARE THE MEN?
Churches in America are needing more than just a few good men. Here are the statistics from God Facts:
*** The typical U.S. Congregation draws an adult crowd that’s 61% female, 39% male.
*** On any given Sunday, there are 13 million more adult women than men in
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 Aug 9, 2011
THE HARD WORK OF FARMING
I was raised in town and not on a farm. However, in 1969 I moved to a small farming town in Iowa called Bayard. It’s about 65 miles northeast of Des Moines, IA. And that’s where I began to learn a little about farming and harder work than I was used to!
I had some
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 7, 2011
THE RANGER CREED
Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of my Ranger Regiment.
Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 14, 2011
PAUL BRAND'S MISSIONARY MOTHER
Dr. Paul Brand, a well known doctor and author, was raised in India. His parents were missionaries there. In his book, titled "In His Image," he writes about his mother. It is one of the most touching stories I’ve ever read.
He writes that when his mother was 75
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 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 Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
“National Prayer Warrior”
1 Timothy 2:1-4, “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone -- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
One nice thing about growing older is that you and your children eventually wind up on the
Contributed by Mark Adams on Dec 11, 2004
I had some friends with a three-year-old son. For family fun, they liked to play the game Memory. It consisted of a bunch of cards arranged on the floor face down. Those playing took turns, trying to turn over matching pairs of cards. If you got a match, you kept them and went again. The
I am a soldier in the army of my God.
The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer.
The Holy Bible is my code of conduct, Faith, prayer and the Word are my weapons of warfare.
I have been taught by the Holy Spirit--
trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire.
I am a
Contributed by Joey Nelson on Aug 6, 2001
Three military recruiters showed up to address high school seniors. Each recruiter - representing the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps - was to have fifteen minutes. The Army and Navy recruiters got carried away, so when it came time for the Marine to speak, he had just two minutes. He walked up and