- 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 James Wilson on Dec 16, 2000
Most Christians believe the Virgin Birth is true. According to George Barna, 85% of those surveyed believe that Jesus Christ was born to a virgin. He also found that even 75% of the people who do not embrace Jesus as their Savior believe that he was
Contributed by Kyle Meador on Dec 17, 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 Chris Appleby on Jan 1, 2001
a recent poll by the Barna Research Group in America found that only 37% of adults thought the birth of Jesus is the most important aspect of Christmas. 44% of the respondents said family time is the most important part of the Christmas celebration. 3% said presents or parties were the most
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 31, 2001
Theologian Charles Hodge explained the relationship between divine grace and the human heart. “The doctrines of grace humble a man without
Contributed by Steve Malone on Nov 30, 2001
STUBBORN JOY--Communion Meditation
"No man had more reason to be miserable than this one – yet no man was more joyful.
His first home was a palace. Servants were at his fingertips. The snap of his fingers changed the course of history. His name was known and loved. He had everything – wealth,
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 23, 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 22, 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. We’re
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 9, 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 proclaim
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 11, 2003
The real McCoy really wasn’t...
That is, the real McCoy wasn’t really a McCoy. His real name was Norman Selby. Raised on a farm in Indiana he left home around 1890, and after year in training, emerged as a boxer with the name "Kid McCoy."
In a day of bare fisted boxing, the Kid was something. He
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 21, 2003
In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jan 14, 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 kids
Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 22, 2004
When I was a boy, I saw a stereo at Foley’s department store that I wanted. My father agreed to pay for the stereo on the condition that I pay him back with the money I received from mowing lawns that summer. It was my first real loan in some ways. I received the benefits of the stereo
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 13, 2004
"The mystery of the humanity of Christ, that He sunk Himself into our flesh, is beyond all
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 14, 2004
“When Christmas doesn’t make your heart swell up until it nearly bursts and fill your eyes with tears and make you all soft and warm inside then you will know
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 21, 2004
“O God, Don’t Let That Be All There Is?” John 1: 14-18 Key verse(s): 14-18: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
The recent news story of the pregnant Missouri woman who was
Contributed by Jelle Horjus on Oct 31, 2005
I end with a legend that I read in a book somewhere.
After Jesus had resurrected and ascended to heaven, the angels welcomed Him with great honour and gathered around Him. They had all kind of questions about his death, resurrection and ascension.
‘What was it all about?’ they asked him.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 7, 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 11, 2007
"God is preparing His heroes; and when the opportunity comes, He can fit them