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  • Story: At A Comparative Religions Conference, The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 68 ratings

    Story: At a comparative religions conference, the wise and the scholarly were in a spirited debate about what is unique about Christianity. Someone suggested what set Christianity apart from other religions was the concept of incarnation, the idea that God took human form in Jesus. But someone more

  • My Daughter, Lauren, Often Uses Her Creativity To ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bryan Mcnair on Jun 6, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    My daughter, Lauren, often uses her creativity to draw pictures when she expresses her love for Jesus. One afternoon she decided to write out John 3:16, adding colorful doodles and designs to bring it to life. Once she finished, she brought her finished masterpiece to me and I looked at it with more

  • A Grandfather Found His Grandson, Jumping Up And ...  PRO

    Contributed by Manuel Amparo on May 9, 2006
    based on 25 ratings

    A grandfather found his grandson, jumping up and down in his playpen, crying at the top of his voice. When Johnnie saw his grandfather, he reached up his little chubby hands and said, “Out, Gramp, out.” It was only natural for Grandfather to reach down to lift the little fellow out of his more

  • I Remember Well When The Holy Spirit Helped Me ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on Nov 28, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    I remember well when the Holy Spirit helped me come to a conviction that I was a sinner and needed a Savior. I was a young adult of 20, married, and the father of one child at the time. I had been running with the boys and come to the place of desiring a divorce from my wife. Also, I was doing more

  • Tommy's Story  PRO

    Contributed by Kent Wise on Mar 24, 2007
    based on 157 ratings

    TOMMY'S STORY Father John Powell, professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy: Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our first session in the Theology of Faith. That was the day more

  • Scarab Beetles  PRO

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Apr 28, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    SCARAB BEETLES Many people find beetles and bugs somewhat creepy, but if here’s one beetle in the world that could turn you into a beetle lover - the jewel scarab. Jewel scarabs live in the jungles of Honduras and have the shape of your regular Christmas beetle. But their colours are so dazzling more

  • Selecting A Christmas Gift

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 10, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Selecting a Christmas Gift It is that time of the year when people really start to get serious about selecting Christmas gifts. When purchasing Christmas gifts one must first remember what is being celebrated. "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes more

  • A Brother Like That  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 10, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    A BROTHER LIKE THAT A friend of mine named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it. "Is this your car, Mister?" he asked. Paul nodded. "My brother gave more

  • The Joy Of John 3:16  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 18, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    The Joy of John 3:16 Max Lucado's thoughts: A twenty-six word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same. Brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment, yet solid enough to weather two thousand years of storms and questions. If you know nothing more

  • Someone To Love Me

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Dec 21, 2008

    It’s like this child in an orphanage. A man and his wife visited an orphanage where they hoped to adopt a child. In an interview with the boy they wanted, they told him in glowing terms about the many things they could give him – good food, good toys, and nice clothing. To their amazement, the more

  • Never Said Thanks  PRO

    Contributed by Et Tapper on Feb 8, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    NEVER SAID THANKS Edward Spencer was a ministerial student in Evanston, Illinois, and also a member of a life-saving squad during his school years. In 1860, a ship went aground on the shore of Lake Michigan near Evanston, and Spencer waded again and again into the frigid waters to rescue seventeen more

  • Justin  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 12, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    JUSTIN I want to tell you about a 12-year-old boy we’ll call Justin. Justin never knew anything good. His parents, if you want to call them that, were completely without qualifications to birth the boy, having done so quite unintentionally, making far less effort to raise him than they made to more

  • The Cost Of ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 15, 2009

    The Cost of Salvation Several years ago, there was 14 year-old girl (Laura Montero) whose appendix burst while she and her family vacationed on a cruise ship off the Baja Coast. The ship was hundreds of miles from help, and the crew sent out a distress call looking for the nearest surgical more

  • Just A Scrap Can Change A Life

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 31, 2009

    JUST A SCRAP CAN CHANGE A LIFE Back in the 1500s, people didn't have a Bible they could read. The Catholic Church controlled the translating of Scripture and only offered it in Latin. But when Martin Luther rebelled against the abuses of the Church of his day he worked hard to make a translation more

  • We Can't Take Another's Medicine To Make Him Or ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 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 more

  • C.s. Lewis On God's Love

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 29, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • "No Daddy, Just One More...please!"  PRO

    Contributed by John Mcphail on Oct 11, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    "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 me. When more

  • On A Certain Isolated Pacific Island, When A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 37 ratings

    On a certain isolated Pacific island, when a young man proposed marriage, it was customary to announce it to the entire village. Then he and the whole community would go to the young woman’s home. Her father would come outside and then – in front of the community – the father and suitor would more

  • Song - Jesus Loves Me, Senior Version *author ...  PRO

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Jun 27, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    SONG - JESUS LOVES ME, Senior Version *Author Unknown* Jesus loves me, this I know, Though my hair is white as snow. Though my sight is growing dim, Still He bids me trust in Him. (CHORUS) YES, JESUS LOVES ME... YES, JESUS LOVES ME... YES, JESUS LOVES ME FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO. more

  • A Remarkable Conversion

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 31, 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 more