Contributed by Sermon Central on May 31, 2010
Cost of Freedom
At Hebron Baptist Church several years ago a speaker named Clebe McClary spoke. There was a patch where his left eye had once been. A hook extended from the artificial limb where a strong arm had once helped make him an outstanding athlete. He had been through countless surgeries
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 1, 2010
JOHN ADAMS ON COMMITMENT
It is easy to stand on the sidelines and say what is wrong with people, our nation, our laws. It is much more difficult to speak up about what is necessary to turn things around.
On July 4th, 1776, Adams said in an address before the Continental Congress: "Live or
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 13, 2001
I like the story about 3 prospectors who found a rich vein of gold in California during the gold rush days. They realized what a great discovery they had, & decided, "We’ve a really good thing going here as long as no one else finds out about it." So they each took a vow to keep it
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Jun 27, 2001
History records that during the Civil War, many acts of violence were committed by both the armies of the north and the south. Once such act occurred in October of 1862 in the town of Palmyra, Missouri. According to W. E. Sutterfield, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Palmyra, the town was
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 11, 2001
We must be wary of defining friendship with God in terms of our relationships with one another. Friendship is a divine idea, and it must, therefore,
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 29, 2003
The year was 1630. The place was the Massachusetts Bay along the Atlantic coast near the place known as Plymouth Rock. On board the ship the Arabella John Winthrop, the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company challenged the Puritan settlers to establish a new kind of Christian community.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 6, 2009
Wife of Pastor E.V. Hill Risks Life to Protect Husband from Car Bomb
Pastor E. V. Hill was talking about the racial violence in downtown Watts, in the Los Angeles area. He is as a Baptist Preacher and was caught up in that kind of tension. There was another of the black pastors who had already
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 17, 2009
Nine year-old Girl Transformed by Liver Transplant and Change of Blood Type
Demi-Lee Brennan had a liver transplant at age 9. She faced a life on anti-rejection drugs like every other transplant patient. Nine months later, however, her red blood cells were being attacked by her own white blood
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 28, 2010
WHEN LOVE REIGNS, GOD REIGNS
During the puritan OLIVER CROMWELL'S (1599-1658) reign as Lord Protector of England (1653-1658) a young soldier was sentenced to die. The girl to whom he was engaged pleaded with Cromwell to spare the life of her beloved, but to no avail. The young man was to be
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 28, 2010
WHO ARE YOU RESCUING?
Jesus, help us to control our desires. May a thirst for knowing You and a longing to please You become our strongest passion, like it was for Mary Frances Housley.
Let me tell you a true story. MARY FRANCES HOUSLEY was born October 12, 1926 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 1, 2011
A GREATER HERO THAN YOU THINK
One summer morning as Ray Blankenship was preparing his breakfast, he gazed out the window, and saw a small girl being swept along in the rain-flooded drainage ditch beside his Andover, Ohio, home.
Blankenship knew that farther downstream, the ditch disappeared
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 6, 2011
In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and five companions sailed from Peru on a crude boat made of balsa logs held together by hemp rope. Heyerdahl believed Polynesia was settled in pre-Columbian times by native South Americans. Using pictures drawn by Spanish Conquistadores, the Kon-Tiki
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2011
JAMES VON MOLTKE: FOR WHAT A MIGHTY TASK
James von Moltke came from a long line of German warriors and soldiers. For two centuries the name Moltke resounded proudly in the history of the Prussians and Germans. But James would serve a different fate. He was just as brave and just as devoted but
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 23, 2011
THE DURER BROTHERS: NO ONE MAKES IT ALONE
Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg, lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen!
In order merely to keep food on the table for this big family, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 25, 2011
ALL BECAUSE OF ANGUS
In Ernest Gordon’s true account of life in a World War II Japanese prison camp, Through the Valley of the Kwai, there is a story that never fails to move me. It is about a man who through giving it all away literally transformed a whole camp of soldiers.
The man's name
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 29, 2011
THE CRAIGSLIST MURDER
When Charlene Sanders drove home from a routine day of work April 28, the last thing she expected was that she would be telling family of her husband's death later that night.
At about 9 p.m. on April 28, Jim Sanders invited a young man and women into his home to view a
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 19, 2011
Hathcock has one of the most impressive mission records of any sniper in the Marine corps. During the Vietnam War he amassed 93 confirmed kills, saving the lives of hundreds or even thousands of Marines. The Vietnam army put a $30,000 bounty on his life for killing so many of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 6, 2011
BECAUSE SHE IS A MOTHER
Out of the French Revolution came a story of a mother who wandered through the woods for three days with her two children, trying to survive on roots and leaves. On the third day, she heard some soldiers approaching and quickly hid herself and the children behind some
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 18, 2011
I COULD HAVE DONE MORE
The film Schindler's List chronicled the heroic efforts of a German industrialist named Oskar Schindler. Through his unselfish activities, over a thousand Jews on the trains to Auschwitz were saved. After Schindler found out what was happening at Auschwitz, he began a
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 29, 2012
THE IMPORTANCE OF FRIENDS
One of the most thorough research projects on relationships is called the Alameda County Study. Headed by a Harvard social scientist, it tracked the lives of 7,000 people over nine years. Researchers found that the most isolated people were three times more likely to