Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Nov 2, 2006
A seminary professor was vacationing with his wife in Gatlinburg, TN. One morning, they were eating breakfast at a little restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While they were waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white-haired man moving from table to table,
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 29, 2006
When you first met “J.E.”, you could tell he was a very angry man. In fact, at age 54 he’d been an angry person for many years. In a Bible study that night, many questions had been raised in his mind. Talking with the leader afterward, J.E. said, “I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 9 years
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 2, 2002
Jeff Calendar’s three year old daugh-
ter along with the rest of her family
was observed opening Christmas packages.
As is often the case, Jeff’s wife had
recycled some bows from previous times,
and their daughter grabbed one and then
placed it on top of her head. The old
tape left on it
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jul 9, 2001
Illus.: “Billy Finds a Home”
It happened many years ago, in a small town in one of our southern states. One evening, during an electrical storm, a bolt of lightning struck a house, setting it on fire. The fire spread quickly and burned the house to the ground. A man and his wife perished but
Contributed by Curt Cizek on Apr 19, 2003
When I went to a Crossways conference the presenter spoke about his tour of the Holy Lands in 1998. The tour gude got on the bus, introduced himself as Amnon. He said that he was named after one of King David’s sons. The presenter said, "You mean the one that assaulted his half-sister Tamar?"
Contributed by Don Hawks on Feb 28, 2002
THE HOPE IN A ROCKET
October Sky is a great movie. It is based on the autobiography of former NASA science engineer Homer Hickam, Jr. It is about four boys who embody the hope of a community.
It’s 1957 in Coalwood, West Virginia where all the boys grow up to be coal miners. Homer
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 12, 2009
THE PREDESTINATION TALKS
Ligon Duncan, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS, tells the following story:
I well remember as a fifteen year-old boy at my grandparents’ house, reading through Ephesians 1 with grandmother and granddad and my aunt and the family for our morning
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
A FOREVER FAMILY
Author Keith Miller tells of an outgoing 40-year-old woman who was part of a sharing group he led. Here is her story:
"When I was a tiny little girl, my parents died and I was put in an orphanage. I was not pretty at all and no one seemed to want me. But I longed to be
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 6, 2010
CHARLES WESLEY WOULD NOT BE ADOPTED
In 1721, a wealthy Irishman offered to adopt Charles Wesley and make him his legal heir. The 13-year-old boy refused the offer, choosing to continue his way through school under very difficult circumstances.
This turned out to be one of the most momentous
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 29, 2010
Philip Henry’s Romance
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones tells the story of Philip Henry, the father of Matthew Henry the commentator. He and a young lady had fallen in love with each other. She belonged to a “higher” level of society than he did, and although she had become a Christian and therefore regarded
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 30, 2010
THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER
In Santa Cruz there's a strip called Pacific Avenue, and there's a number of bars. And I remember walking down Pacific Avenue, and it was getting a little rowdy. And there was two or three very burly guys in kinda tight T-shirts that looked like they could kill you,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
HISTORY OF CALVINISM
In 1610, just one year after the death of James Arminius (a Dutch Seminary professor) five articles of faith based on his teachings were drawn up by his followers. The Arminians, as his followers came to be called, presented these five doctrines to the State of Holland in
Contributed by Roy Fowler on Aug 25, 2021
There are 12 or 13 diseases that Doctors know nothing about or very little. They are Mystery's.
One such mystery disease is “the sleeping sickness”.
From 1917 to 1928, half a million people were afflicted with a ghastly condition that could be part of the plot-line of a horror film. The
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Jan 22, 2012
Imagine if you would that you want to go to Oamaru on the bus, the buses run to Oamaru every day of the week and there are at least three different bus companies to choose from. The trick with all these bus companies is that they charge different fares and that they go at different times. You can