Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 12, 2004
Gordon McDonald tells this story: “A Nigerian woman who is a physician at a great teaching hospital in the United States came out of the crowd today to say something kind about the lecture I had just given. She introduced herself using an American name. ‘What’s your African name?’ I asked. She
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 20, 2004
“Unca Frank’s Christmas!” Isaiah 9: 6-7 Key verse(s): 6a: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.”
Franklin Chaney was by all accounts what you would call a crank. For years he had lived alone in his upper flat, Vera having gone to be with the Lord many years past. He was pretty set
Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 9, 2001
Illus.: “When Blind Eyes Were Opened”
D.L. Moody, the famed evangelist, told this story at one of his meetings: One evening just before Christmas, a man was walking through the streets of an Eastern city. The store windows were all beautifully decorated, and he observed three little girls
Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Oct 1, 2005
Did God create everything that exists? Does evil exist? Did God create evil?
A University professor at a well known institution of higher
learning challenged his students with this question. "Did God create
everything that exists?"
A student bravely replied, "Yes he did!"
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Dec 31, 2005
C. S. Lewis suggests, “If we have never had the experience of taking our casual, religious shoes off our casual, religious feet – getting rid of all the excessive informality with which we approach
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2011
THIS BABY IS FOR YOU
Pastor and author Richard Foster writes about genuine, joyous giving. "Giving with a glad and generous heart has a way of rooting out the tough old miser within us. Just the very act of letting go of money or some other treasure does something great within us."1 Such
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Jul 28, 2011
WHAT REALLY MATTERS
It was two weeks before Christmas and it began to start. Everyone was scrambling and rushing to get to Wal-Mart. Their credit cards were in the orange and checking account in the red in hopes that their rich uncle would soon be dead.
Old Saint Nick sitting high on a
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 7, 2012
HOW TO GIVE THANKS IN THE MIDST OF LOSS
When you've lost something or someone precious, it is easy to forget that "the Lord gives and the Lord takes away." He doesn't owe us a reason.
John Claypool was a pastor in Louisville, Kentucky many years ago. He and his wife lost their daughter,
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Dec 9, 2014
Around 10 years ago I began to tell my Grandson Ryan, who then was 5 years old about how when I was his age we always had a cedar for a Christmas tree and how to this day the smell of a cedar tree reminded me of Christmas growing up as a child at home. So, we decided to go Christmas tree hunting
The 20th century...
What if you were born in 1900 - my grandparents for example were born in 1904 in Newfoundland.
At age 14 , World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war.
Later in 1918, the Spanish Flu epidemic kills 50 million people in those two
Contributed by Aaron Hand on Dec 22, 2007
[A Christmas Poem]
The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords
Came to earth for you and me.
The salvation I could not afford
He paid for on Calvary.
What could I ever give Him
That would thank Him for His Son?
I’ll confess, and turn from my sin
And live in the victory won!
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Ever-flowing Stream Of Grace
Isaiah 40:28-31 says, "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 30, 2009
MESSIAH SIGHTING IN BROOKLYN
In 1993 I saw a news report on T.V. it was about a "Messiah sighting" in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Twenty thousand Lubavitcher Hasidic Jews live in Crown Heights, and many of them believed the Messiah was dwelling among them in the person of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2010
The Man Who Missed Christmas
George Mason’s life was centered in his business. He lived alone and refused all invitations to socialize. His brother’s family had urged him to visit but the children always made too much noise. Besides, he didn’t want to buy presents for his nephews and nieces.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 5, 2009
To again quote Charles Spurgeon:
"It is joy to all nations that Christ is born, the Prince of Peace, the King who rules in righteousness...Beloved, the greatest joy is to those who know Christ as a Saviour...The further you submit yourself to Christ the Lord, the more completely you know Him,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
We live in an incredible world that has been wonderfully designed and marvelously created by God.
When the last tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson River for the Pennsylvania Railroad were about to be joined in 1927, a young civil engineer named Richardson was chosen for the task because