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
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 Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2012
NATHAN BARLOW--MISSIONARY DOCTOR
Nathan Barlow was a missionary Doctor to Ethiopia. He served there for over 60 years primarily helping people with an affliction called Mossy Foot. This caused swelling and ulcers in the feet and lower legs and caused people to become social outcasts. When Nathan’s
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Apr 12, 2007
One nice thing about growing older is that you and your children eventually wind up on the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 20, 2007
Army of One Today, each soldier must learn to manage him or herself and be self-sufficient, on their own in unfamiliar environments. Only 3 of 10 people in their primary recruiting group (males age 17-24) can qualify to be admitted to the Armed Services today. 6 of 10 people surveyed
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2006
Sticky Tips: To better understand how consumer eyeballs behave on the Web, Ziff-Davis’ Smart Business Labs teamed up with usability specialists from eyetracking.com to figure out what makes a site more or less sticky—in other words, what makes visitors stay at a site for a longer period of time.
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 12, 2005
No Dragons--Just God! (07.14.05--Tomorrow--2 Timothy 2:11-13)
There’s an old adage that a little knowledge can be a very dangerous thing. Often what we think we know, based only on a scattering of a tidbit of knowledge here and there, can prove to be our undoing when we base our actions largely
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 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