In 2005, Shin Dong-hyuk, became the only person to ever escape from a "total-control zone" internment camp in North Korea and live to tell the tale.
Because Shin was born in the prison, he knew no other life. In his mind, the entire world was Camp 14, and there were only two types of
Mother Teresa was attending a party full of dignitaries. The guest list included presidents and statesmen from around the world. They came in their crowns and jewels and silks. Mother Teresa wore her ever-present sari, held together by a safety pin.
True leadership must be for the benefit of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 23, 2011
THE FIRST SENTENCE
Paul Harvey once told about a group of scientists who were determined to teach a chimpanzee to write. For fourteen years, the scientists labored diligently and patiently with this chimpanzee, providing things in its cage to enable it to form certain syllables. Finally the day
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 1, 2010
Love and Service--Mark Dever and J.C. Ryle
JC Ryle: “True greatness does not consist in being an admiral or a celebrity. It consists of devoting yourself, body, soul and spirit to the blessed work of making the people around you more happy and holy.”
Mark Dever, at 9Marks Conference. This
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Freedom Isn’t Free
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” Galatians 5: 1
No, freedom isn’t free. It comes at great cost for those “buying it.” The United States found out just how high the price could be in the final days of World War II when trying to capture a Pacific Island from
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
They did not deny that faith was an essential part of salvation, but they added to it (works, circumcision, & other rituals). Many do the same thing today they believe salvation is by grace + …
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., was ill with a staff infection of the throat. A new medicine called
Contributed by John Shearhart on Nov 19, 2005
On September 23, 1862 the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln. However, it was not until June 19, 1865 that Union general Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation in Galveston, TX to alert the Texas slaves that they were free. For three years they had been free
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Apr 10, 2005
I read a recent magazine article about a pastor and his encounter with some unbelievers while having breakfast. Here is how he tells the story: “My wife and I were vacationing in Estes Park, Colorado, and had breakfast in a coffee shop. It was empty except for four men at another table. One was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 24, 2002
THE MOST IMPORTANT FREEDOM
Patrick Henry was a famous statesman and orator of colonial Virginia. In 1764 he was elected to the House of Burgesses where he became a champion of the frontier people, supporting their rights against the arrogant exercise of power by the aristocracy.
In 1774 he
Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 25, 2001
True story happened Friday in Montreal
- A hospital patient who insisted on lighting a cigarette while hooked to an oxygen supply caused a small explosion, according to a hospital spokesperson.
The 73-year-old, who suffered minor burns in the blast, had been told not to light up but she
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Apr 4, 2001
A THIRD GRADERS EXPLANATION OF GOD
Written by Danny Dutton, age 8, from Chula Vista, California, for his third grade homework assignment to "Explain God."
One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die so there will be enough people to take care of things on