Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
Ravi Zacharias tells of ministering in Vietnam in 1971, and one of his interpreters was Hien Pham, an energetic young Christian. He had worked as a translator with the American forces, and was of immense help both to them and to missionaries such as myself. Hien and I traveled the length of the
THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY HANDBOOK.......AMAZING!
These words were printed in the first Harvard University handbook!
"Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John
SIR ISAAC NEWTON ON THE BIBLE
In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence. We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy. I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatsoever."
In his awesome book, Selling Jesus, by Douglas D. Webster, the author gives an incredible quote about the lack of spiritual discernment in American church growth and marketing today:
"American Christianity is increasingly tolerant of any and all methods, as long as they bring NUMERICAL results.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 25, 2012
THE SECRET OF SEABISCUIT
In 1938, a year of monumental turmoil, the number one newsmaker was not Franklin Roosevelt or Adolf Hitler, in fact it wasn't even a person. It was an undersized, crook-legged racehorse owned by a bicycle repairman turned automobile magnate and trained by a virtually
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 7, 2012
"Nothing has a greater impact on spiritual growth than reflection on Scripture. If churches could do only one thing to help people at all levels of spiritual maturity grow in their relationship with Christ, their choice is clear. They would inspire, encourage, and equip their people to read the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 12, 2010
ADAMS, COOLIDGE AND ROOSEVELT ON THE BIBLE
The late great 6th President of the United States of America, John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848), once said, "The [Holy] Bible is the Book of all others to be read at all ages and in all conditions of human life...I speak as a man of the world to men [and,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2010
GOD'S WORD AND DANIEL WEBSTER
Daniel Webster testified: "If there be anything in my style or thoughts to be commended, the credit is due to my kind parents for instilling into my mind an early love for the Scriptures. From the time that, at my mother's feet or on my father's knee, I learned to
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 18, 2010
THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE
Wayne Grudem summarizes this conclusion: "The sufficiency of Scripture means that Scripture contained all the words of God he intended his people to have at each stage of redemptive history, and that it now contains all the words of God we need for salvation,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 29, 2009
History will prove that it is when the church has endured great persecution that that is when the church has seen tremendous growth. It was true in the first century and it is true today. Listen to this story of a faithful disciple in China.
Pastor Li De Xian (Shee-an) was arrested 13 times in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 21, 2009
THE WORD OF GOD--THE OWNER'S MANUAL
As a kid, I remember a very popular game. Simon Says. Usually played at school or parties, several of us would do whatever "Simon" told us to do, as long as it was preceded by the phrase: "Simon Says".
It seems to me that we have become a society of "Simon
Contributed by Billy Nale on Oct 19, 2009
GENERATIONS AND THE BIBLE
A new research report from the Barna Group examines recent nationwide studies on how different generations of American adults view and use the Bible. For the purposes of this research, the Mosaic generation refers to adults who are currently ages 18 to 25; Busters are
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
The late great United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, Mr. Justice Thomas Campbell Clark (1899 - 1977), in the case of Abington vs. Schempp, wrote: "...it might well be said that one’s education is not complete without a study of comparative religion or the history of religion and its
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
LOOKING FOR ANSWERS
Sometimes we look in the wrong places to find answers. The story is told of a drunk who was seen by a police officer looking for something. The drunk was down on his hands and knees and explained in slurred speech to the police officer that he was looking for his wallet.
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 14, 2006
A group of Christians gathered in a church auditorium for an evening Bible Study. Some were talking while waiting for the study to begin. One man began to share with the leader about a church breakfast he’d attended. A well known Bible scholar had been invited to speak at the breakfast. During
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Church Tech: 9 out of 10 Protestant pastors have Internet access, and about half of all Protestant churches maintain a church Web site, according to a recent Ellison Research study. While 90% of ministers are online, only a third of those use a content filter on their church office computer. 88%
Contributed by David Haun on May 27, 2004
In a former church I served, a mother started reading the Bible to her young son. A few weeks later they were reading from the Gospel of John. When she read John 3:16, her son commented, "Oh, I know this. This is an old one..." Being familiar with a Scripture can do that to us. We can "know"
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jun 6, 2001
BIBLE STATISTICS: KJV
Number of books in the Bible: 66
Number of promises given in the Bible: 1,260
Predictions: over 8,000
Fulfilled prophecy: 3,268 verses
Unfulfilled prophecy: 3,140
Number of questions:
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 30, 2001
John Stott in Authentic Christianity noted: "We need to repent of the haughty way in which we sometimes stand in judgment upon Scripture and must learn to sit humbly under its judgments instead. If we come to Scripture with our minds made up, expecting to hear from it only an echo of our own