Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Aug 30, 2017
King Saul tried to kill David numerous times. When Saul would be in David’s hand, David would refrain from showing him evil. Instead, he would spare Saul. He showed respect for his office of king, which led him to showing the mercy that Saul didn’t deserve. Sometimes, this led Saul to seeing
Contributed by Shine Thomas on Aug 2, 2017
In 1984, Avianca Airlines, Spanish airline 707, had a crash, hit a mountain. They went into the rubble, everybody died, the plane is all over the place. Finally, they found little black box which has the cockpit recorder on it so they can get the dialogue that’s going on in the cockpit just before
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 1, 2013
FORCED TO KILL
Around the time of the Korean War, Kim Joon-gon had seen 2,000 out of 20,000 people on Chunnam Island murdered by the Communists. They dragged he and his family outside their village where Kim’s father and wife were beaten to death and Kim was left for dead. When he revived and
A STORY FOR PEACE-LOVERS
(Narrated by Dorothy S. Mclaren)
One morning a little girl, dressed in spotless white, with a lovely bouquet of flowers in her hands, passed by a boy who was playing in the dusty street. The sight of this pretty girl stirred the spirit of mischief in the boy’s heart
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
J. C. RYLE ON ZEAL
Recently I found a book by Bishop J.C. Ryle, the first bishop of Liverpool, England on the subject of zeal. He wrote:
"Zeal is a burning desire to please God, to do His will, and to advance His glory in the world in every possible way. A zealous man is preeminently a man
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2010
Philip Yancey’s Wife Shares the Suffering of an Elderly Man
Philip Yancey- My wife worked with some of the poorest people in the city of Chicago, directing a program of a church that intentionally seeks out lonely and abandoned senior citizens no one else cares for. Many times I have seen her pour
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
A Nation of Bible Illiterates
George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here’s what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. These are Christians.
• 48% could not name the four Gospels.
• 52% cannot identify more
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
Revenge is Sweet
They thought it was just kids playing pranks, but it turned out to be an angry 72 year old man, instead. From 2003-2005, a number of former teachers and school admins in NY reported a rash of vandalism at their homes. They would wake up to punctured car tires from roofing nails
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
PHILIP YANCEY ON REVENGE
"The problem with revenge is that it never gets what it wants; it never evens the score. Fairness never comes. The chain reaction set off by every act of vengeance always takes its unhindered course. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain. Both
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE
There is a report that a major retail corporation put mirrors behind their customer service representatives so irate customers could see their own behavior. Their anger levels subsided and they negotiated their complaints more graciously when they could see what they
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 7, 2009
ARE YOU SERIOUS?
Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On his first trip home, having driven onto the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not
Contributed by Loyd Taylor on Oct 29, 2008
HE’S NO STRANGER
He’s the wisest man in the church
There’s nothing he can’t do
If you turn down your ministry
He’ll be there to do it for you.
He’s also a very faithful member
And shows up right on time
If you don’t honor your commitment
He’ll cover you every time.
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Aug 19, 2006
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of my time favorite movies. I wasn’t alone in liking it. The film won four academy awards and was nominated as Best Picture in 1970. It’s ranked as one of the top 150 movies on several motion picture sites. Part of the popularity of the film was the
Contributed by David Flowers on Jun 2, 2005
Make two fists right now, please. Squeeze your fists as hard as you can. Tighter. Tighter. Don’t let go until I tell you to. Just hold it there for a while. Are you getting tired? Hold it. Hold it. Hold it. Just a little tighter. Okay, now let go.
First did you notice the pain in your
Contributed by David Ward on Dec 16, 2004
The Count of Monte Cristo tells the story of Dantes (James Caviezel) who is unjustly accused and sentenced to life in France’s most dreaded prison.
During his years in prison, Dantes’ makes friends with a priest, (Richard Harris) whose godly influence has a huge impact on Dantes’ spiritual
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 6, 2002
LOVE MY ENEMIES
Richard Wurmbrand, who spent fourteen years suffering in a Communist prison, reminds all believers with less than ideal circumstances that “if the heart is cleansed by the love of Jesus Christ, and if the heart love Him, you can resist all tortures.” He says, “God will not judge
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 13, 2001
ILL. One of the most incredible stories of forgiveness I’ve ever heard came out of Tulsa, OK, a couple of years ago. Tom McGee was a young man who went out for a night of partying & revelry. He got drunk & ran head-on into a car driven by a young man by the name of Ted Morris. He killed Ted