- You have probably never heard of the island of Molokai. Well, it’s located in the state of Hawaii. And it has quite a history. You have to go way back to the late 1800’s to understand its significance. You see, back then, there was no cure for the highly contagious and deadly disease called
Contributed by Kyle Meador on Dec 18, 2000
There was a art contest held in a local school one Christmas season a few years ago in East Texas. One of the prize winners was a picture drawn by a nine year old boy showing three men, offering gifts to the baby Jesus in his manger. What made the picture unique is how the three gift presenters
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 1, 2001
Theologian Charles Hodge explained the relationship between divine grace and the human heart. “The doctrines of grace humble a man without
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 3, 2001
[How God’s Children Change, Citation: Craig Barnes, author and pastor of National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.; from sermon "The Blessed Trinity" (5-30-99)]
When I was a child, my minister father brought home a 12-year-old boy named Roger, whose parents had died from a drug overdose.
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 24, 2002
Do you know the meaning of the word "sophomore?"
The word sophomore comes from two Greek words "sophos" and "moros."
"Sophos" means to be wise.
"Moros" is the word from which we get the world "moron."
"Moros" means stupid, blockhead, or fool.
So the word "sophomore" means wise fool.
Contributed by Paul Decker on Oct 23, 2002
There was a group of scientists who got together one day and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they picked one scientist to go and tell God that they were done with Him.
The scientist walked up to God and said, “God, we’ve decided that we no longer need you.
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Nov 29, 2002
THE JOURNEY FROM HEAVEN TO DUMP
Author and pastor Leith Anderson writes:
Several years ago I was visiting Manila and was taken, of all places, to the Manila garbage dump and saw something beyond belief. Tens of thousands of people make their homes on that dump site. They’ve constructed shacks
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 2002
THE CHRISTMAS STORM: A Modern Parable by Paul Harvey
"This is about a modern man, one of us, he was not a scrooge, he was a kind, decent, mostly good man, generous to his family, upright in his dealings with others. But he did not believe in all that incarnation stuff that the Churches
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jan 15, 2004
January 8, 2004 USATODAY reported this on their website:
Woman admits she lied about losing $162M lottery ticket
CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman admitted through tears Thursday that she lied about losing the winning ticket for a $162 million lottery prize, saying: "I wanted to win so badly for my
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 14, 2004
"The mystery of the humanity of Christ, that He sunk Himself into our flesh, is beyond all human
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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central on Apr 15, 2011
When Gabriel Hurles turned six a couple of years ago (January 2009), he was so focused on eating his birthday cake, that he hardly noticed the giant package in the corner of the room. When another child pointed out the large gift, Gabriel ran over and began to tear off the
Contributed by Sermon Central 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
SHOW US GOD
The Greek philosopher Socrates made this statement: "Oh that someone would arise, man or god, to show us God." In the minds of scholars, here's one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived; and yet he, himself, had beating in his own breast--and he admitted it--oh that god could
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,
THE SON OF GOD
"The SON OF GOD became a Man..........so that Men may become the
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,
Herbert Spencer, one of the popularizes of agnosticism over a century ago, observed accurately that a bird has never been known to fly out of space. Therefore, he concluded by analogy that it is impossible for the finite to penetrate the infinite. Even if God does exist, we can never know Him