SERGEANT YORK the Christian Soldier
If someone remembers the name Sergeant York, they remark by saying, “That’s the movie starring Gary Cooper, right?” Who is this hillbilly from Tennessee? This is where our story begins.
In December 1887, in the hills of Pall Mall, Tennessee, Alvin York
Contributed by Fred Parker on Oct 23, 2014
Written by Pastor Fred Parker
Sat, 4th June, 2011
“…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” NIV
Early one morning not long ago, I was reminded that the aura of God is revealed in the beauty of His light. The clouds
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 Davon Huss on Sep 2, 2013
EUSEBIUS ON CHRISTIAN COMPASSION
The Christian conquest of the Roman Empire came not by the sword, but by the preaching of the gospel joined with acts of compassion.
In the middle of the 3rd century AD there was a terrible plague and many died. The pagans and doctors left the cities to
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 Sermon Central 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
THE ONLY SUNLIGHT THEY SEE
Two orphaned brothers stay in a slum district of New York City. One of them is crippled and hardly leaves the room. The older brother has to take care of him and buys him food.
His younger brother lamented one day that he has not seen the sunlight for a long
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Mark Stepherson on Jul 19, 2011
Live in a Way That Glorifies God
Dan Blocker was my favorite character, Hoss, on the TV series Bonanza. When he died unexpectedly, Hoss died. The producers knew they could not replace him. The story was that woman was caught in a flood. Hoss held her above the water with one hand and held a
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 James Lee on Dec 1, 2010
HOW'S MY DRIVING?
Mat 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
A lot of trucks have a sticker on the back that says, "How's my driving? Call xxx-xxxx to report." This is supposed to make the driver accountable. I read
Contributed by Sermon Central 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