“Is the Christ of the gospels, loved within the dimensions of the Mediterranean world, still capable of forming the center of our prodigiously expanded universe? Is not the world in the process of becoming more vast, more dazzling than (even) God? Will it not burst our faith asunder and eclipse
Contributed by Rick Palmer on Oct 5, 2018
As an archery deer hunter I walk a lot out in nature. Yesterday as I was walking across a corn field I found a small branch of pretty colored leaves. My wife loves collecting leaves and doing crafts with them. I looked around and there were no trees with in a great distance from the leaves. How
QUOTES FROM NAPOLEON ON JESUS
I know men; and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon
Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
The conductor of a railroad was on his last day before retiring. As he was going through the cars punching tickets, he came to the third car and there was a man who had ridden that car through the years with the conductor. He stopped him by grabbing his shirt sleeve and said, “Hey Jim, how do you
Contributed by Tim Smith on May 11, 2014
The Bible uses the word heaven 532 times in the Bible. The Hebrew word for "heaven" is shamayim and is plural meaning "heights," "elevations." It is found in the first verse of the Bible. "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" and in Gen 2:1 "Thus the heavens and the earth were
Years ago I heard the compelling story of a young pastor whose son was very sick and not expected to live long. Night after night the pastor and his wife would put their boy to bed and say a prayer hoping for a miracle. One evening, the boy looked at his father and said, "Daddy, what does it feel
BASEBALL IN HEAVEN
Bob and Stan were good buddies and baseball friends. One day at a ballgame, they made a vow to each other that, whichever friend died first, that friend would send a message back to earth to let the other friend know if there was baseball in Heaven.
Sure enough, one day
SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER
Kansas City, Missouri is separated from Kansas City, Kansas by the Missouri River. Years ago, there was an old farmer who lived on the Kansas side of the river. He had a farm, a wife and a beautiful daughter. The farmer and his family had never been
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Oct 6, 2011
MAKING A DENT IN THE UNIVERSE
When Apple founder Steve Jobs died, there were many posts on various websites about his spirituality (Jobs was Buddhist). One cartoon depicted him at the Pearly Gates while Saint Peter fumbles through the Book of Life. Steve, holding an I-Something, says, "I have
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 29, 2011
HE WANTS TO BE WITH HIS MASTER
Today’s story is about an old country doctor that dates back to the late 1930s when doctors made house calls. Isaac Pender was his name. Everyone in the area for two reasons respected him. First, he was an excellent doctor who provided compassion care for his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 21, 2011
NOT IF JESUS IS LIKE DAD
Some months ago I heard a touching story about a humble, consecrated pastor whose young son had become very ill. After the boy had undergone an exhaustive series of tests, the father was told the shocking news that his son had a terminal illness. The youngster had
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 10, 2011
"I KNEW HE WOULD COME."
Bruce Howell tells the story of a father and his son and daughter who were 8 and 10. They went swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey a few years back. They were all great swimmers. They were a long way from shore and they became separated when the dad realized
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 30, 2011
BETTER ONE SAFE AND SURE WAY
There is a story about a Fox boasting to a Cat about his clever tactics for escaping its enemies. "I have a whole bag of tricks," he said, "which contains a hundred different ways of escaping from my enemies."
"I have only one," said the Cat; "but I can generally
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 30, 2010
CHRISTMAS PREACHES A FAITH
A 2001 newspaper article explained that the president celebrated many faiths during the holidays – not only Christmas, but also presiding over a Jewish Hanukkah celebration and commemorating the end of Ramadan in a Washington mosque. Ari Fleischer, presidential
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Mar 18, 2010
ANTIVIRUS: HOLY SPIRIT
Jesus said in verse 7 of John 16, "For if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you."
Jesus was God in the flesh, of course. He could have spoken this world out of existence at any given time, but, I would like to use
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 19, 2009
HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN
In 1997 there was survey taken by U. S. News and World Report, "Who do you think is mostly likely to get into heaven?" Mother Teresa had a 79%, Oprah Winfrey 66%, Michael Jordon 65%, Colin Powell 61%, Dennis Rodman 28% and O. J. Simpson 19%. The person completing the survey
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
STANDING IN THE DOORWAY
John Todd was born in Rutledge, Vermont, into a family of several children. They later moved to the village of Killingsworth back in the early 1800s. And, there, at a very young age, both John’s parents died.
The relatives wondered what they would do with so many
Together again, over yonder
God’s promise the way it will be
Never again to know parting
Together again, you and me.
Together again, up in heaven
Removed from life’s sorrow and care
No worry about a tomorrow
Together again, over there.
Together again, glad
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
An Inconvenient Truth is an Academy Award-winning documentary film about climate change, specifically “global warming” and a future ice age in Northern Europe, presented by former United States Vice President Al Gore.
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Words of Comfort
Benjamin Franklin has often been quoted as saying, "In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes." Many have figured out ways to get out of paying taxes, legal or otherwise, but no one has yet been able to avoid the certainty of death. Sooner or later you are