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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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 Aubrey Vaughan on Oct 1, 2010
"IS HE LIKE BILL?"
Bill was a drunk, converted at a city mission. Before his conversion he had gained a reputation as a tramp and alcoholic for whom there was no hope. But when he was converted everything changed. He became the most caring person at the mission. He spent all his days there doing
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 Aug 6, 2010
LIGHT UP YOUR WORLD
There is a mere strip of sand called Castle Island near the eastern end of the Bahamas archipelago. Few people are aware of it - and, as tiny and isolated as it is, Castle Island is important for the lighthouse that is its sole source of humanity!
One day, a young man was
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 Jun 10, 2010
Hudson Taylor Learns About Giving
One wonderful testimony of faith from church history is that of Hudson Taylor, the first missionary to the interior of China (in the mid-1800s). He was a great evangelist because he learn “to move man, through God, by prayer alone.”
To prepare for the