Contributed by Chris Jordan on Feb 21, 2012
IT COSTS SOMETHING TO BE CHRISTIAN
"It costs something to be a true Christian. Let that never be forgotten. To be a (lukewarm) Christian, and go to church, is cheap and easy work. But to hear Christ’s voice, follow Christ, believe in Christ, and confess Christ, requires much self-denial. It will
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 3, 2011
THE RISK OF FISHING FOR SOULS
A little more than 10 years ago (2000), a movie called The Perfect Storm was released, which graphically portrayed the dangers of the fishing industry even in modern times. The movie is about the crew of the Andrea Gail, a fishing boat out of Gloucester,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
Martin Luther and Corrie Ten Boom on Loss
Corrie ten Boom: “I’ve learned that I must hold everything loosely, because when I grip it tightly, it hurts when the Father pries my fingers loose and takes it from me!”
Martin Luther: I have held many things in my hands and I have lost them all; But
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 22, 2009
Missionaries’ Lives Spared from Marytrdom As They Sang the Hymn, "Face to Face"
Many years ago, a band of Chinese terrorists had captured Rev. and Mrs. Porteous, who were serving as missionaries in China with the old China Inland Mission. The terrorists led them to a lonely spot on a hill and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Charlene Cothran is the publisher of Venus Magazine, which is a periodical for lesbians of African descent. She recently announced on the magazine’s web site that she has become a Christian and has rejected the lesbian lifestyle she had been living.
Cothran said that as a magazine publisher she
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 10, 2007
In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question, "What kind of man are you looking for?" She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking. "Do you really want to know?" Reluctantly, he said, "Yes."
She began to expound... "As a woman in this day
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 16, 2005
There is nothing wrong with strong emotions; even those that center squarely upon ourselves. Witness the story of missionary Adoniram Judson. He sweated out Burma’s heat for 18 years without a furlough, six years without a convert. Enduring torture and imprisonment, he admitted that he never saw a