Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 25, 2017
When kids turn sixteen, they often take an in-car driving course to prepare them for their driver’s license test. I want you to imagine with me a driving instructor who meticulously teaches the student how to properly adjust the seat and put on the seat belt, how to adjust the mirrors so that the
Contributed by Loyd C. Taylor on Jul 15, 2015
May I Tell You a Story?
Mom and I sat on the rest home porch
As May’s sun gave a golden glow.
Rocking side by side in wooden chairs,
Like we had done so long ago.
My mind slipped back to childhood days,
When we would sit and rock for hours;
I thought of Mom’s little garden and
Contributed by Silas Eke on Mar 1, 2015
Once the great Evangelist Billy Graham sent his New Testament to a book-binder and instructed him to write on the edge of the book “The New Testament”; the book-binder after binding the New Testament felt that the edge was too little to contain the full words “The New Testament” so he wrote “TNT”.
Biblical Scholar, Dr. Richard Halverson, once said, “When the Greeks got the Gospel, they turned it into a philosophy; when the Romans got the Gospel, they turned it into a government. When the Europeans got the Gospel, they turned it into a culture........ and when
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
NO ATHEISTS AMONG HEATHENS
Leith Samuel writes in HIS magazine, "Many missionaries point out that the heathen know more than we think. They know that there is a God. There are no atheists among heathen tribes. There has never been discovered upon earth a tribe of people, however small or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2011
ERWIN MCMANUS AND HIS "JOHN THE BAPTIST"
As we begin today I would like to read a true account of an experience that pastor, speaker, and author, Erwin McManus had in the early years of his ministry. Listen to what he says...
"I got a message through the urban grapevine that I was dead. It
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 16, 2011
PRAYER AND PRESIDENT LINCOLN
A clergyman from New York, during a call on President Lincoln at the White House, said: "I have not come to ask any favors of you, Mr. President; I have only come to say that the loyal people of the North are sustaining you and will continue to do so. We are giving
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 31, 2010
TIM KELLER ON THE GOSPEL
Tim Keller once said, “Here’s the gospel: you’re more sinful than you ever dared believe; you’re more loved than you ever dared hope."
(Source: Tim Keller, Treasure
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 14, 2009
Why a Chainsaw Cuts Better Than a Traditional Saw
It was quite astonishing to the lumberjacks when the chainsaw was first introduced. The amount of work that several muscled-men (with their long razor-sharp timber saws) can finish in a day can be accomplished by a chainsaw in several minutes. One
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Thy Great Salvation
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…” (Romans 1: 16)
Christians, like the apostle Paul, are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. God has chosen to offer a
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Aug 23, 2007
*Did you see the story in the Baptist Message about the two seminary students in New Orleans, who stopped at a local grocery store? It happened years ago, and one of the students was Don Wilton.
*In the store they noticed a scruffy looking couple with a baby dressed only in a diaper. God’s
CHRISTIANITY AND PATRIOTISM became the way of the New Country from Illustration Unlimited:Christianity and patriotism have much in common. It is significant to note that: Our patriotic hymn, “My Country, ’Tis of Thee,” was written by a Baptist clergyman, Samuel Francis Smith. The Pledge of
Facts about America and references to God:
* All 50 state constitutions refer to "God" and a higher power in them!
* Everyone of the country’s major anthems including “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “America” and “My Country Tis of Thee” speaks in some way about pray and God.
*The first book
THE PRICE THEY PAID – From Illustrations Unlimited:Have you ever wondered what happened to those fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their
Contributed by Larry Jacobs on Jul 19, 2005
I heard the story of a man, (an alcoholic, drug addict) a bum. He was saved but the hard life he had lived showed on his face. He saw a woman getting into a limousine and felt the need to witness to her. She was appalled at him. She said, "You should be ashamed of yourself". He said,
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 19, 2004
The following is a quote in a letter by Dr. Paul Luther, the youngest son of the reformer Martin Luther. “ In the year 1544, my father, in the presence of us all, narrated the whole story of his journey to Rome. He acknowledged with great joy that, in that city, through the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 26, 2003
A young woman once chewed out a preacher for preaching the cross of Jesus too vividly. It was alleged that such was causing her primary-age daughter to have nightmares. How horrible that someone, especially a child, would be bothered by our Lord’s crucifixion. Right? Or is it! We should be
Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Sep 2, 2002
A LIGHT NAMED AL
On the morning of September 11, Jeannie Braca switched on the television to check the weather report, only to hear that a plane had just hit the World Trade Center.
Jeannie’s husband, Al, worked as a corporate bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald. His office was on the 105th
THE CRACKED POT
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the
WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE NICE...YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT MAY BE GOODBYE
"When you were saying goodbye I heard you say, "I wish you enough." May I ask what that means?"
He began to smile. "That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone." He