Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
A striking Christmas card was once published with the title "If Christ Had Not Come". It was founded upon our Savior’s words "If I had not come." The card represented a pastor’s falling into a short sleep in his study on Christmas morning and dreaming of a world into which Jesus had never come.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
As far back as anyone could remember, Kris knew where he was going. He was clean-cut boy, bright and well behaved. The kind of kid any parent would be proud to call their son.
His father was a major general in the Air Force and immensely proud of his son when Kris announced his intention to join
Contributed by Michael Elmore on Nov 2, 2001
The only monument in the world built in the shape of
a bug, to honor a bug is located in Fort Rucker,
Alabama. In 1915 the Mexican boll weevil invaded
Southeast Alabama and destroyed 60% of the cotton crop. In
desperation, the farmers turned to planting
peanuts. By 1917
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2001
Girolamo Savonarola was one of the great preachers of the fifteenth century. He preached in the great cathedral of Florence, Italy, which contained a magnificent marble statue of the blessed virgin Mary. When Savonarola started preaching at this great cathedral, he noticed one day an elderly woman
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Dec 28, 2004
I heard Mike Reynolds, then the Director of Utah Missions, at a meeting in South Carolina telling about leading a Mormon to Christ the first time he witnessed to him. It was such an unusual experience for Mike that he began asking questions about others who had witnessed to the man. He then said,
Contributed by Kay Kurtz on Oct 26, 2006
World class failures:
* There was a guy, a general, who lost two-thirds of all the battles he fought in the American Revolution. George Washington. He won the war.
* There was another guy who graduated 42nd out of a class of 43. Then he went out and conquered Europe. Napoleon.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 8, 2008
A WINNING TEAM
Lee Iacocca once asked legendary football coach Vince Lombardi what it took to make a winning team. In the book Iacocca records Lombardi’s answer:
"There are a lot of coaches with good ball clubs who know the fundamentals and have plenty of discipline but still don’t win the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2009
A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o’clock in the morning by a loud pounding on their door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger in the pouring rain is asking for a push.
"Not a chance!" says the husband. "It’s three o’clock in the morning!" He slams the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 28, 2009
WORK COMPLETED IN DUE SEASON
Adoniram Judson clearly was appointed by the Holy Spirit to minister the Word of God to the heathen. He reached Calcutta in the summer of 1812, ready to preach the Gospel, however was given orders to get out. He was saddened and could not understand how an effectual
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 29, 2009
Wartime Speech by Churchill, "We Will Never Surrender"
On the fifth of June, 1940, not even a month after he became prime minister, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people to encourage them of their desperate situation.
Bear in mind that in September of the previous year the Nazis had
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
A Nation of Bible Illiterates
George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here’s what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. These are Christians.
• 48% could not name the four Gospels.
• 52% cannot identify more
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 7, 2011
YEAGER AND THE SOUND BARRIER
Chuck Yeager was the first man to ever break the sound barrier in an aircraft. Planes like the British Meteor jets that approached the speed of sound (760MPH at sea level, 660 MPH at 40,000 feet) had encountered severe buffeting of the controls. At that time, no one
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 9, 2011
At three years old, Mike Mays was accidentally blinded by a chemical explosion when he and his 4-year-old sister were playing in the garage. He lived his entire life until he was well into his forties before having his eyesight was restored by a pioneering ophthalmologist. But
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 24, 2011
The famous preacher, Charles Swindoll once said, "Kindness is a language that deaf people can
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 4, 2012
EXAMPLES OF GENEROUS PEOPLE
In a country where getting and having more seems so normal, people who choose to live with a lot less so they can help others seem, to put it mildly, less than sane. Zell Kravinsky is one of those people.
Kravinsky got rich in the real estate business, and then
IN 1937, NAPOLEON HILL wrote a development / self-help book:
THINK AND GROW RICH. Hill discussed a man that invested all his and his family’s money into a GOLD MINE. The man worked and worked. He was so excited, he was going to make millions of dollars and become rich and famous. For weeks the
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 14, 2019
A Hard-working farmer Toils to prepare his fields and sows GOOD SEED, He then reaps a great Harvest--- A lazy Bum don’t prepare and lets weed seeds take over,
Some years back I noticed a male co-worker, trying to open a package of a certain candy product for his significant other. Now, we all understand the need for security in packaging and other things, but this package was sealed above and beyond the call of duty!
Most of the time, each package would
Contributed by James Snyder on Jun 27, 2020
I only made one mistake last week, which is something of a record for me. I try limiting mistakes to one at a time, but not always in sequential order. I once tried to make my mistakes in a logical order, but it turned out to be a mistake.
The one faux pas I made was taking Monday off.
Contributed by Shawn Drake on Mar 20, 2021
As we conclude Galatians today, I want to further discuss your freedom in Christ. This entire letter is about not giving up your freedom in Christ for rituals.
When I worked for McDonald’s in Canyon, TX; I was an Assistant Manager. It was around this time of year, which meant we sold many