Contributed by Larry Turner on Nov 12, 2014
A businessman was traveling on a plane for the first time. He had always been terrified of flying but his next appointment required him to do so. The flight was going well when suddenly the plane shuddered. The pilot came over the intercom and announced that the engines on the right side had
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 7, 2011
FIRE IN THE HOLE
Centralia was a small mining town in the eastern part of Pennsylvania with about 1000 residents making their income off of the coal dug just underneath the crust. The town had existed the same way for over a century when pre-Civil War settlers moved out to dig up the anthracite
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 18, 2011
THE ANGER OF KING HENRY II
King Henry II of England, back in around 1200, had a lot of power. He put an end to a long and bloody civil war, and ruled both England and a large chunk of France for many years. He was so famous that a movie was made about him, about 25 yrs ago, starring Richard
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 19, 2011
THE DEBBIE HATERS' CLUB
Bill White, of Paramount, California, talks about his friend, Greg, who recently put together a mini high school reunion when he went back home to Indiana to visit his parents. He hadn't seen many of his classmates in over 17 years; but when they got together, they had a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 13, 2010
CAUGHT IN THE BARN
During one of his political campaigns, a delegation called on Theodore Roosevelt at his home in Oyster Bay, Long Island. The President met them with his coat off and his sleeves rolled up. "Ah, gentlemen," he said, "come down to the barn and we will talk while I do some work."
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 20, 2010
MARK TWAIN ON HEAVEN AND HELL
Mark Twain gave some interesting quotes during his lifetime. One such amusing statement was, "Go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company."
He along with others, do not realize how horrible hell will be. We do not hear much about hell these days from the
Contributed by Dan Thompkins on Jan 11, 2008
WHAT ARE WE VOTING FOR?
A parishioner had dozed off to sleep during the morning service.
“Will all who want to go to heaven, please stand?” the pastor asked.” – All stood, except the sleeping parishioner.
After they sat, the pastor continued, “Well, will all who want to go to the other
Contributed by Michael Luke on Apr 4, 2005
HOW SICK I REALLY WAS
A wealthy businessman lay on his deathbed. His preacher came to visit and talked about God’s healing power and prayed for his parishioner. When the preacher was done, the businessman said, "Preacher, if God heals me, I’ll give the church a million dollars." Miraculously,
Contributed by Michael Luke on Apr 4, 2005
Ps. 15:4 describes a righteous person as one “who keeps his oath even when it hurts.” The brilliant Christian scholar and writer C. S. Lewis took that truth seriously. His biography tells of the suffering he endured because he kept a promise he had made to a buddy during World War I.
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 1, 2005
“Running Home to Mama!” Matthew 5:25-26 Key verse(s): 25:“‘Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking your to court.’”
There is a point of departure where disagreement becomes conflict. It’s that point of departure that is most critical in the process of making friends or
God’s love is like a bridge that makes reconciliation possible. If you take away the bridge, the separation remains. George Herbert said, “He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass.” (T. T. Crabtree. Ed. The Zondervan 2001 Pastor’s Annual. Howard S. Kalb. “Forgiveness.”
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 10, 2002
The Leo Burnett advertising agency did a nationwide telephone survey a few years ago on lying, cataloging when we lie, how we lie, and why we lie.
The results were interesting.
Ninety-one percent of all Americans confessed that they regularly lied. Seventy-nine percent had given out
Contributed by Michael Luke on Nov 3, 2001
Back during the days before automobiles, two preachers met in a certain town.
The first asked the second how he was doing. “Furious!” replied the second.
“Someone has stolen my bicycle and I think it’s one of my church members! I
Contributed by Alan Perkins on May 9, 2001
You’re probably familiar with the book "Moby Dick". Even if you’ve never read it, you know the story: Captain Ahab goes in search of a great while whale, and is finally killed when the whale attacks and destroys his ship. But you probably didn’t know that this scene in Herman Melville’s novel was