Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Jul 9, 2017
The Lights Along the Shore
To me, lighthouses are among the most charming of man-made structures. Their unique and essential purpose makes each one a thing of exquisite beauty. Seafarers seeking a haven on a stormy night find a beam from the shore as precious as life itself. Perhaps Philip
REFLECTING THE LIGHT
A well-known Bible teacher has just finished speaking to a large class of business people on the Christians' responsibility to be light in the world. He had emphasized the as believers we all have the obligation to reflect the Light in the world, the Lord Jesus.
Contributed by Spencer Miller on Jun 16, 2013
I remember listening to a sermon illustration given by the powerful proclaimer, Rev. Dr. A. W. Mays of Austin, Texas.
He told us of an incident that took place in his hometown of Austin concerning a streetlight. In Austin there was a high crime area, and the residents of the community
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Jesus stated that we are to be the "Light of the World", and that a city set on a hill cannot be hidden. In the Canadian province of New Brunswick there is a church building on Deer Island that for many years has served as a physical light house to the fishermen of that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2013
HUDSON TAYLOR'S EXAMPLE
Years ago the communist government in China commissioned an author to write a biography of Hudson Taylor with the purpose of distorting the facts and presenting him in a bad light. They wanted to discredit the name of this consecrated missionary of the gospel. As the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2012
WHEN TO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE
A young man who had heard the Gospel accepted Christ. A little while after this, a Christian teacher asked him: "What have you done for Christ since you believed?"
He replied: "Oh, I’m a learner."
"Well," said the questioner, "when you light a candle do you light
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 17, 2012
An honors student in Fort Worth, Texas, was sent to the principal's office and punished for telling a classmate that he believes homosexuality is wrong.
Holly Pope said she was "absolutely stunned" when she received a telephone call from an assistant principal at Western Hills High School
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 2, 2012
KEN WALES: CHRISTIAN INTEGRITY
Ken Wales is a TV and film producer, who has produced several, award-winning TV series and films, including Christy, East of Eden and the highly-acclaimed movie Amazing Grace.
Wales has enjoyed tremendous success as a producer, but he started his Hollywood
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 5, 2011
CAPITALISM WITHOUT CHRISTIANITY
Pure Capitalism--that exists without a Christian influence--can become an empty shell. When Christianity is taken out of the picture of Capitalism...greed and selfishness take over.
Capitalism without Christianity can result in all kinds or evils.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 22, 2011
TOO MUCH LIKE HELL
A young American lawyer boasted that he was going West to find some place where there were no churches, no Sunday schools, no Bibles. Before the year was over, he wrote to a classmate, a young minister, begging him to come out where he was and start a Sunday school and preach,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 16, 2011
THE PRAYER POLICE
A little over 3 years ago, a group of students at an Alabama high school recited the Lord’s Prayer together in the lunchroom, which prompted a suit by the parents of another student. In response, Judge Ira Dement, on October 29, 1997, termed the action "religiously based
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 16, 2011
AMERICANS: FLABBY FAITH
A dozen or so years ago, a Romanian pastor came to visit the church I belonged to. He had gotten to know my pastor, John Vawter, who had been involved in a Bible-smuggling ministry when the Iron Curtain was still up. John asked him what he thought of our country, and of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 9, 2011
RAVI ZACHARIAS: CHANGED LIVES SHOW THE TRUTH OF CHRIST
In his book Has Christianity Failed You? Ravi Zacharias points to one of the greatest proofs for the truth of Christ and the reality of his resurrection: the changed lives of Christians. He writes:
"During the course of nearly 40 years,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 8, 2011
UNUSUAL PEOPLE, UNEXPECTED PLACES
Akiane Kramarik is only 12 years old, but she has abilities far beyond her years. Her mother chose to give birth to her underwater at the family home on July 9, 1994 in Mount Morris, Illinois. The family now lives in Idaho. Akiane speaks four languages, writes
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 20, 2011
THE CITY AND ITS CROSSES
Two water towers have always served as landmarks for travelers heading for their homes near Wauconda, Illinois. But especially at the holidays.
More than 40 years ago, John Kuester, then village police chief, suggested mounting large twin crosses on the towers to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
WHY MUSLIMS CONVERT
Fuller seminar asked 750 former Muslims to fill out an extensive questionnaire about how they came to decide to become a Christian. The respondents were from 30 countries and 50 ethnic groups, representing every major region of Islam. They were asked to rank the relative
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2010
THE HERO AND THE SAINT
The late great German-born American Jewish rationalist intellectual, popular lecturer and writer, religious leader, and social reformer, Felix Adler (1851 - 1933), starts things off well when he said, "The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 15, 2010
THE DEFINITION OF A SAINT
A young boy went with his parents touring around Europe one summer. Part of their tour included visits to the great old cathedrals of the past. As he visited cathedral after cathedral, he was impressed the massive stained glass portraits of the disciples and of other
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2010
Making the Workplace a Ministry
Priscilla and Aquila are regular people, with regular jobs, but the impact that they have for Jesus Christ goes beyond many who were called to full time ministry in their day.
I have a friend back home, Michael. Michael is without a doubt a man with a call from
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010
Robert Fulghum, in his book, It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It, tells how he found purpose in life. Fulghum, a former Episcopal priest, took a course on Greek culture at an Orthodox retreat center on the Island of Crete. A man named Alexander Papaderos built the center. After