DADDY LET’S GO!
A little girl with shining eyes,
Her little face aglow,
Said, "Daddy, it is almost time
For Church......let’s go!"
They teach us there of Jesus’ love, Of how he died for all
Those who on Him call.”
Oh, no!” said Daddy, “Not today. I’ve worked hard all week; I’m
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
Whose Side Are You On?
A story is told about a believer who was stone cold deaf. Despite this, they faithfully attended and participated in the local church of which they were a member. When asked why they bothered, they said, “I want everyone to know
Contributed by Jesse Roncales on Mar 12, 2010
THE PEARL OF GREATEST PRICE
A Christian missionary in India had befriended a devoted Hindu, and had explained that salvation is a gift. Then one day the Hindu told the missionary he was going to crawl many miles on his knees to Delhi as a means of earning salvation. But before he leaves he gave
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 22, 2009
People Who Give Up vs. Those Who Don’t Quit
Shannon Faulkner made headlines a few years ago as she crusaded to become the first female cadet at The Citadel, an all-male military academy. After a prolonged court battle, you’ll remember, she finally won the right to enroll. But she couldn’t endure
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
"WE ARE HERE"
On the Fourth of July 1917, an American Army officer, Charles Stanton, stood in for General Pershing at a ceremony in Paris. The occasion, as the date suggests, was America’s Independence celebration, the Fourth of July. But it was not in America; it was in Paris, 1917, in a city
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
In a Peanuts cartoon, Lucy demands that Linus change TV channels and then threatens him with her fist if he doesn’t. "What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over?" asks Linus.
"These five fingers," says Lucy. "Individually they are nothing, but when I curl
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009
RECLAIMING CHURCH DROPOUTS
70% of young adults will leave the church between ages 18 and 22, yet LifeWay Research has found 39% of them will return if gently nudged by their parents or other family members.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
PITCHERS NEED THEIR TEAM
Behold, a team went forth to play a game of baseball.
Just as the umpire was saying, "Batter up," the catcher for the home team arrived and took his place behind the plate. The center fielder didn’t show up at all but sent his regrets. The third baseman likewise
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
THE MESSAGE NEVER GOT DELIVERED
George Sweeting, in his book, The No-Guilt Guide for Witnessing, tells of a man by the name of John Currier who in 1949 was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Later he was transferred and paroled to work on a farm near Nashville,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
In 2002, the Gallup Index of Leading Religious Indicators reached its lowest level, demonstrating the public’s most negative overall rating for organized religion since the index began in 1940. The poll found that confidence in organized religion had declined. In 2002, only 45 percent of Americans
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
In the city of Mashed, Pastor Soodman, a Muslim convert was hung for his faith in Christ. His assistant took over the leadership of the church. The assistant was arrested and released, but each week was interrogated by the authorities. The pressure was intense, and his wife feared he might break.
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Sep 19, 2007
Illus.: “Bat Infestation”
Three pastors got together for coffee one day and found all their churches had bat-infestation problems. “I got so mad,” said one, “I took a shotgun and fired at them. I missed and it made holes in the ceiling. The trustees are still upset with me.”
Contributed by Mark Clarke on Sep 6, 2007
After studying about John Patton on line I discovered that his steadfastness & success can be traced back to his home life where he lived with ten brothers & sisters in a 3-room cottage under the love & care of his mother and the faithful leadership of his father. Let him tell you in his own
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 15, 2007
Earlier this month, President George W. Bush granted a pardon to I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, sparing him from a 2 ½ year prison term in a CIA leak case. Libby was the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. He was convicted in March of lying to authorities and obstructing the
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Mar 17, 2007
Pastor and author, Chuck Swindoll says of these verses, “it isn’t just a suggestion, an off-the-cuff, casual idea like, “Oh, by the way,…it might be good, while your holding fast to the faith, to toss in a little
“A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is ready to shake hands.
The Pastor grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside and said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!"
My friend replied, "I’m already
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Sep 19, 2005
The Full Treatment! (09.21.05--Grace Walks!--Hebrews 10:14)
Recently I had the old corvair restored. I had given the mechanic a list and was confident he would fix everything on it. Most of the items had to do with the structural integrity of the suspension and frame, so I was confident the car
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Mar 1, 2005
“The Tassels and the Braids!” Hebrews 10:5-10 Key verse(s): 14:“Since than time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.”
When I was a junior in high school I was inducted into the National Honor
Contributed by Emil Boniog on Dec 10, 2003
• The story is told about President James A. Garfield’s first Sunday in Washington after his inauguration. A member of the cabinet insisted that a cabinet meeting be called at 10 a.m. the following day, which was Sunday, to handle a matter of grave importance.
President Garfield said that he had
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2003
A little old lady was amazed at how nice the young man was next door. Every day he would help her gather things from her car or help her in her yard. One day, the old lady finally ask the young man, "Son, how did you become such a fine young man?"
The young man replied, "Well,