Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Jul 9, 2017
The Lights Along the Shore
To me, lighthouses are among the most charming of man-made structures. Their unique and essential purpose makes each one a thing of exquisite beauty. Seafarers seeking a haven on a stormy night find a beam from the shore as precious as life itself. Perhaps Philip
Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Pastor Randy Kanipe tells the story of a Sabbath time away from his church while he was struggling with failure. He happened to be walking by a cow pasture and stopped to gaze over the fence, pondering the ’green pastures’ that he imagined God leading him through - my attention was drawn down to a
JESUS IS THE GOSPEL.
"Fundamentally, our Lord’s message was Himself. He did not come merely to preach a Gospel; He himself is that Gospel. He did not come merely to give bread; He said, "I am the bread." He did not come merely to shed light; He said, "I am the light." He did not come merely to
WHY EINSTEIN WAS SO BRILLIANT
"As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.... ..No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 18, 2014
Norman Jean Douglas- Germans have a saying, “Ware was du bist” (Become what you are). The meaning was difficult for me until a minister gave me the following analogy. When a reigning monarch has a child there appears to be no difference between that child and any other child. Both are fussy,
THE SON OF GOD
"The SON OF GOD became a Man..........so that Men may become the
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Feb 6, 2013
GRACE: JEAN VALJEAN FROM LES MISERABLES
The story of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables is a great example of grace.
* I read the book many years ago. Liza and I just saw the movie adaptation of the musical.
* "Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 15, 2011
GOD MADE HIMSELF UNDERSTANDABLE
I read of a story from the famous Danish philosopher from the mid 1800s, a Christian theologian named Soren Kierkegaard. It is a familiar story, a story rewritten by many over the ages in many different forms, yet it is still relevant today. Here’s what he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2010
ONLY THE ORIGINAL BUILDER CAN RESTORE IT
In a remote Swiss village stands a beautiful church - Mountain Valley Cathedral. It has high pillars and magnificent stained glass windows, but what makes it special is the most beautiful pipe organ in the whole region. People would come from far off
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 5, 2010
WHO'S YOUR DADDY?
"A seminary professor was vacationing with his wife in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. One morning they were eating breakfast in a little restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white haired man moving from
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 14, 2009
“The Visited Planet,” by J.B. Phillips
Once upon a time a very young angel was being shown round the splendours and glories of the universes by a senior and experienced angel. To tell the truth, the little angel was beginning to be tired and a little bored. He had been shown whirling galaxies and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2009
Hindu Finally Understands the Incarnation
The story is told of Hindu who was being witnessed to by Christian missionaries. He wondered at this strange concept he was told of that was called the incarnation—the claim the missionaries made that the Great God who created the world entered human
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009
THE BIBLE AS HOLY
The Bible is deemed a holy book by 84% of the U.S. public. Although 84% of Barna Research respondents described themselves as Christian, 7% did not consider the Bible to be sacred, while 38% of adults who do not consider themselves Christian categorized it as such. Most
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
THE LIGHT OF HOPE
As Craig T. Kocher in his commentary on our text states, "Christian hope is fundamentally different from optimism. Christian hope locks its steely eyes on the devastation of the world around it, and readily acknowledges that things may not get better. Christian hope does not
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Walking in the Confidence of God
Christians can walk in confidence because this God is self-existent:
John 1:1-3 says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
He Said What ?!?
Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, while walking on this earth, said some things that we must understand and accept if we will be His followers. Here are some challenging quotes recorded in The Bible, His perfect Word. Jesus said...
"If anyone causes one of these little ones
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2005
History records for us an interesting footnote. It was during the dark winter of 1864. At Petersburg, Virginia, the Confederate army of Robert E. Lee faced the Union divisions of General Ulysses S. Grant. The war was now three and a half years old and the glorious charge had long since given way to
Contributed by Jelle Horjus on Nov 1, 2005
I end with a legend that I read in a book somewhere.
After Jesus had resurrected and ascended to heaven, the angels welcomed Him with great honour and gathered around Him. They had all kind of questions about his death, resurrection and ascension.
‘What was it all about?’ they asked him.
Contributed by Kent Lenard on Feb 13, 2005
Let me ask you something, is the moon ever in darkness? No its not! There are times that the sun shines so bright that the moon is not seen but it is never in darkness. But when our part of the world is dark and the moon is positioned in such a way that it reflects the light of the sun, light is
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 28, 2003
(1) When my kids were young, I would purposely make blunders while playing games so they could have a chance to win…
(2) Does a typical 4 year old have a chance to beat a typical adult in checkers?
(3) Some people think that the competition between God and Satan in this life resemble the 2000