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
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
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
Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Mar 5, 2012
AUGUSTINE AND THE FOUR STATES OF MAN
In the 5th century AD, St. Augustine wrote about the "4 States of Man":
* The first state of man (the haec sunt prima) is "living according to the flesh -- with reason making no resistance." This can be seen in so many ancient cultures and religions (and
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 Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Heaven, A Holy Place
Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take
Contributed by Selvan John on Apr 2, 2008
Truth – have you found it…
Truth is contemplated, says Plato
Truth is reasoned, says Aristotle
Truth is variable, says the Contextualists
Truth is real, says the Realist
Truth could be real, says the Skeptic
Truth is inevitable, says the Investigator
Truth is subconscious, says
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Charlene Cothran is the publisher of Venus Magazine, which is a periodical for lesbians of African descent. She recently announced on the magazine’s web site that she has become a Christian and has rejected the lesbian lifestyle she had been living.
Cothran said that as a magazine publisher she
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while
It is in the hours of loneliness that God does some of His greatest works.
It was in the lonely dejection of Elijah that he heard God’s voice.
It was in the wearying lonely path of faith that God came again to Abraham.
It was in the lonely hours following failure that Peter found God.
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Dec 23, 2006
The two of them were best friends in seminary, studying together, helping each other financially when one or the other got in a pinch, they stood by each other through thick and thin.
When they graduated from seminary both coincidentally received a church call within the same
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 14, 2006
The noted Chinese Christian, Watchmen Nee, had this to say about knowing truth: “The normal Christian life must begin with a very definite ‘knowing,’ which is not just knowing something about the truth nor understanding some important doctrine. It’s not an intellectual knowledge at all, but an
Contributed by Manuel Amparo on May 10, 2006
Quote: “As the grave grows near, my theology is growing strangely simple, and it begins and ends with Christ as the only
Contributed by Jim Kilson on May 6, 2006
A wealthy man before leaving on an extended vacation said to a contractor, "While I am away, I want you to build me a fine new home according to these plans. Be sure you work with extreme care, and use the best of everything. Tell me the cost as soon as you have it and I’ll send you a check."
Contributed by Toby Powers on Dec 27, 2005
An old circuit riding preacher had finished his last meeting of the year before winter set in and made it impossible to travel across the hills of West Virginia. The church where he was leaving received an offering for him and wrapped it in a napkin. He sat on his horse and kindly thanked the
Contributed by James Doyle on Aug 22, 2005
As a 5 year old I would pretend to fall asleep during the evening worship service! If I did, I knew my dad would carry me home.
I would do this becasue we walked to and from church. It was about 1 each way. Being little wasn’t my problem. The length wasn’t my problem. I enjoyed the walk
Contributed by Peter Schmidt on Nov 20, 2003
Sadly, we are sometimes ashamed of Jesus. I’m guilty of it, and so are all of you. Sometimes we might not hide our faith, but we don’t go out of the way either to let people know that how much Jesus means to us. “Oh man, my friend will think I’m nuts if I tell him about the Savior. I don’t want to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2003
JESUS- NOT HATE BUT HOPE
It’s a little name.
A small word.
Say this little name in public, however, in a way other than an obscenity, and stand back and watch the fireworks.
This little name is like a tiny detonator that triggers a nuclear warhead.
You can say "God," and you
Contributed by Andrew Hamilton on Oct 25, 2002
Another of her like would be Ophrah – not a witch, but described by Christianity Today as one of the most influential spiritual leaders in America today – perhaps even all over the western world where her program is shown. This ex baptist now espouses the view that “one of the biggest mistakes we