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
A man was looking for a place in New York City to party late one night. He stopped a police officer and said, "I am looking for a
night club named Hell’s Gate. Do you know how to get there?"
The officer said, "Sir, just keep going down this street and will you pass Calvary Church on your
Contributed by John Gullick on Jul 28, 2016
This amazing poem about an imaginary conversion
is powerful - it uses New Zealand rural terminology.
You need to understand that if you are using it in New York
It is called Joe Bloggs dream.
It goes like this.
Joe Bloggs was just an average bloke,
He never went to church.
He wasn’t the
Contributed by Coz Von on Feb 11, 2016
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
Today’s hidden treasures are.
One of the greatest theologians that ever lived, Karl Barth, was asked to be a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Divinity School. At the end of a captivating closing lecture, the president of the seminary announced that Dr. Barth was not well and was quite tired, and though he thought
We were having our weekly AWANA meeting at our church when something really funny happened. The children were sharing their Bible verse for the week -- John 3:16. One of our little boys was struggling with remembering the words.
He was asked, "Can’t you remember John 3:16?" The boy struggled
A young man was drinking heavily and decided to go for a swim at a California beach. Fortunately, an older man was watching the young man as he entered the water and did not come back up for air. The older man ran to the struggling young man and saved his life.
A few years later, that same
Contributed by Kevin Karhoff on Feb 18, 2013
Nicodemus was ready to take his relationship with Jesus to another level, but it wasn’t that easy. It never is. There would be much to lose if he went public as a follower of Jesus. What would people think if they found out that Nicodemus was an admirer of this homeless-carpenter-turned-rabbi
Contributed by Kevin Karhoff on Feb 18, 2013
At night no one would see him (Nicodemus). At night he would avoid awkward questions from the other religious leaders. At night he could spend time with Jesus without anyone knowing. If he could speak with Jesus at night when no one was around, maybe he could begin a relationship with Jesus
THE TRUTH OF THE BOOK
John Ortberg states
"It’s a strange thing: the book has never been so accessible. According to Guinness Book of Records, L. Ron Hubbard’s writings of scientology have been translated into 65 languages; the Koran is supposed to be read in Arabic so it hasn’t been
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Apr 29, 2012
So yesterday I went across the road to Jumbos Takeaways. Just as an aside have you ever noticed that just about every town in New Zealand has a ‘Jumbo’s Takeaway’s’ it’s like the franchise that you have when you’re not having a franchise. There was one in Stoke where I grew up, it wasn’t painted
I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE, JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU NEED
DR. C.C. MCCUTCHIN of Oklahoma was on the highway, traveling from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, to visit a member who was in the hospital. But on the way, he got a flat tire. Thankfully, he made it to a "Call Box" on the side of the road. But he had
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 22, 2011
Lynne and I and the family were moving to Tulsa from Missouri and were looking at potential homes. One thing we came across was a house with a 'safe room' or actually only a 'safe closet'. A closet, which served as a coat closet near the front door, was built with steel walls and a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 1, 2011
A REMARKABLE CONVERSION
One of the most remarkable conversion experiences I ever heard was that of a Korean evangelist named Kim Lee. Dad knew him during his tour in Vietnam. His parents were executed by the North Koreans when he was six years old. With no relatives in North Korea, he and his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 24, 2011
GOD'S ONLY 'FORGOTTEN' SON
There's a true story told about a revival that was held in a small town. The crowd had dispersed, when a woman came down front and asked to speak with the preacher. She cried uncontrollably as she explained to the minister that she wanted to become a Christian, but she
Contributed by John Mcphail on Oct 12, 2010
"JUST ONE MORE, DADDY! PLEASE!"
Children have a simple way of teaching the profound things of God. The moment my twin girls were born I knew two things immediately: 1) My life was going to be a whole lot more busy and 2) God had something very precious to share with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 30, 2010
C.S. LEWIS ON GOD'S LOVE
C. S. Lewis described God’s love like this: "God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creations in order that He may love and perfect them. He creates the universe, already foreseeing—or should we say ‘seeing’?—the buzzing cloud of flies about the
Historical Background of Patrick:
Patrick lived in the fifth century, a time of rapid change and transition. In many ways we might say that those times of turbulence and uncertainty were not unlike our own. The Roman Empire was beginning to break up, and Europe was about to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 14, 2009
What An Orphan Boy Learned About John 3:16 on Christmas Eve
In far away cold country a number of years ago there was a young orphaned boy selling papers on a cold, freezing Christmas Eve afternoon. Toward the close of the afternoon the little boy went up to a policeman and said, "Sir, I’m real
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2009
We can’t take another’s medicine to make him or her well
A little girl, whom we will call Ellen, was some time ago helping to nurse a sick gentleman whom she loved very dearly. One day he said to her, “Ellen, it is time for me to take my medicine, I think. Will you pour it out for me? You must