Remember Humphrey the humpback whale? Humphrey became a national celebrity in 1985 when he made his way into the San Francisco Bay and headed up the Sacramento River into fresh water which, of course, could have been fatal for him. Each evening a large local television audience would tune in for
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 1, 2012
A.W. TOZER: THE POSITION OF CHRIST IN THE CHURCH
The present position of Christ in the gospel churches may be likened to that of a king in a limited constitutional monarchy. The king is in such a country no more than a traditional rallying point, a pleasant symbol of unity and loyalty much like
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2011
D. L. MOODY AND THE CHICAGO CAMPAIGN
In 1893, the World Exposition was held in Chicago, and more than 21 million people visited the exhibits.
Among the features was a "World Parliament of Religions," with representatives of the world's religions, meeting to share their "best points" and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 6, 2011
COLOSSIAN PHILOSOPHY: "BORROWED" FEATURES
I used to collect basketball cards. This was way back in the early 90s, though I still have held on to them. Basketball cards took off well after baseball cards, and each brand over time had its own unique features. Some were UV coated, others had gold
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
Quote: Andrew Murray:
"Jesus Christ was born twice.
The birth at Bethlehem was a birth into a life of weakness.
The second time he was born from the grave – the first born
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 2, 2010
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE ON JESUS
It was Napoleon Bonaparte who wrote "Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 9, 2010
Priorities in Life and Church
Several years ago, because of all the tornados in the area, a developer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, offered an optional tornado-safe room in the new homes he was selling. Nine of the first ten buyers opted to pay the extra $2,500 for the room, which can also be used as a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 4, 2010
Are Your Life’s Priorities Reversed?
Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, used to say that the three most important things in his life were God, his family, and McDonald’s and that when he got to the office, the order was reversed. As Christians we must never reverse that order. We are an
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 1, 2010
Who Sits At The Head of the Table?
Sam Bronfman was the former CEO of the Seagram Company, one of the largest distillers of alcoholic beverages in the worlds. One day, he entered a crowded conference room. He was anxious to get on with the meeting, so he plopped down on the nearest chair. One of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 2009
A preacher extols a king instead of the King of kings
There was a preacher in 19th century Scandinavia who, in the vestry one Sunday morning, heard that the King would be present at worship. Understandably rattled he ditched his well prepared sermon and spoke on and on about the Christian virtues
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jan 10, 2003
Can you fathom this? The God of the universe, who holds all things together by the word of His power, who fills all things and is bigger than the universe; bigger than time, literally lives in you. Calls you His dwelling place. What a magnificent creation you are! What high and wonderful
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Mar 26, 2002
The second law of Thermodynamics, in basic lay-people terms says that, the most probable state for any natural system is one of disorder.
All natural systems degenerate when left to themselves. “Things fall apart.”
According to this law, the universe should fall apart – but it does not! What
Contributed by Adam Cruse on Jul 18, 2001
“Life is war. That’s not all it is. But it is always that. Our weakness in prayer is owing largely to our neglect of this truth. Prayer is primarily a wartime walkie-talkie for the mission of the church as it advances against the powers of darkness and unbelief. It is not surprising that
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Mar 19, 2001
"Leslie Weatherhead tells of a little boy who was admitted to an orphanage after his parents were killed. One of the first items on the agenda was to find him a new set of clothes. He was given a new pair of pants, a new shirt, and a pair of shoes that shinned as he saw his face in its glow.