Contributed by Gaither Bailey on May 14, 2021
When my grandparents received their social security checks in the mail, my grandmother would tell my grandfather, “what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is my own.” She was letting him know that what belonged to him also belonged to her. They shared what is known in legal language as “joint
WHAT DID JESUS BELIEVE ABOUT THE SCRIPTURE?
The Scripture is without error (John 17:17).
The Scripture is historically reliable (Jonah – Matthew 12:40).
The Scripture is God’s authority over Satan (Matt. 4:1-11).
The Scripture is accurate according to Creation (Matt. 19:4).
The Scripture is
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 22, 2012
YOU GOTTA LOOK AT IT!
A man was seated on a park bench when a little chap of about five sat down beside him and started winding what appeared to be a most prized possession--a watch. "My, what a pretty watch," remarked the man. "Does it tell you the time?"
"No sir," replied the boy; "you
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 8, 2011
THOMAS CAMPBELL AND THE RESTORATION MOVEMENT
Back in early 1800's there was a preacher in Western Pennsylvania named Thomas Campbell. He was a preacher for the Old-light, Anti-burger, Seceder Presbyterian Church. Each of those phrases described a political division within the Presbyterian Church
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Aug 1, 2011
THE NIGHT BEFORE
Jesus saw what was coming by way of the cross...Jesus saw the beating of the Roman whip with the metal attached to the ends that would rip the skin from the victims back.
Beaten beyond recognition and could barely see to carry an old wooden cross to die on.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 1, 2011
HANNAH AND MICHAEL: FINDING WHAT WAS LOST
Let me tell you what happened to Ted Forbes back in 1984.
While walking down a street in Chicago...Ted found a wallet. Being an honest Christian man he wanted to return it to its owner. So he opened it to look for identification. The wallet contained
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 21, 2010
Tolerance vs. Absolute Truth
Throughout Scripture and until our present day, many people have a problem with TRUTH. In fact, it is not politically correct today to say that there is even such a thing as absolute truth!
Stanley Grenz, a well-known spokesman for this new tolerance, says that
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 1, 2010
Brad Pitt Interview
Interview with the actor, Brad Pitt, in Parade magazine. Pitt grew up in Springfield, MO, the oldest of three children in a conservative, Southern Baptist family. His mother was a school counselor; his father ran a trucking company. "My dad made sure our needs were met," he
Contributed by Larry Moyer on Aug 5, 2009
NO GOOD REASON, JUST AN EXCUSE
Some time ago I spoke to a man in the Air Force. He admitted to me that he did not know if he was going to heaven. So I pulled a 3x5 card from my pocket and said, "I would like you to list on that card whatever is keeping you from trusting Christ right now."
Every branch that bears fruit must be pruned to bear much more fruit. I have a tomato plant that has been living for over two years now. Every winter the cold weather and heavy breeze kill more than half of the vines and leafs. If I don't prune the dead, it will spread and kill the whole plant.
Contributed by Fred Sigle on Feb 13, 2007
A faithful Christian man was DYING. His wife and son and daughter, who were all devout Christians, came to his bedside. He HUGGED them and said, “Good night, I’ll MEET you in a BETTER PLACE.”
He had another son, however, who never OBEYED the GOSPEL. He was a GOOD BOY, but he just never saw
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Sep 15, 2005
Unfinished Flower Beds! (09.19.05--Grace Walks!--John 17:17)
When we purchased Beech Springs years ago, we arrived in a valley that was purposed by trees, trees and more trees. There was little lawn because the trees shaded it out. The trees fenced in the house and driveway so that there was
Contributed by Tim Richards on Jul 3, 2005
In one of his first attempts to run for political office Lincoln was given $200 by the Whig Party to cover his election expenses. He won the election and then promptly returned all the money he had not spent on the election, $199.25. He explained, that he had traveled on his own horse, and stayed
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 28, 2005
“Door Knights Without Maidens!” John 17:13-19 Key verse(s): 17-19:“‘Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into this world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.’”
Ingratitude. Doesn’t it seem sometimes that
Contributed by David Yarbrough on May 20, 2002
PRAYER'S BEST POSITION
Three ministers were talking about prayer in general and the appropriate and effective positions for prayer. As they were talking, a telephone repairman was working on the phone system in the background.
One minister shared that he felt the key was in the hands. He
Contributed by Bob Hager on Apr 26, 2001
WE'LL STAY OUT OF THE WAY
The Call to Worship had just been pronounced starting Easter Sunday Morning service in an East Texas church. The choir started its processional, singing "Up from the Grave He Arose" as they marched in perfect step down the center aisle to the front of the church.