Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jun 18, 2001
It’s difficult to find beauty in death. It’s even more difficult to find beauty in a death camp. Especially Auschwitz. Four million Jews died there in World War II. A half-ton of human hair is still preserved. The showers that sprayed poison gas still stand.
But for all the ugly memories
Contributed by Rita Sims on Aug 22, 2001
Harry Houdini, the famed escape artist issued a challenge wherever he went. He could be locked in any jail cell in the country, he claimed, and set himself free quickly and easily. Always he kep his promise, but one time something went wrong. Houdini entered the jail in his street clothes; the
Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Feb 3, 2002
According to a traditional Hebrew story, Abraham was sitting outside his tent one evening when he saw an old man, weary from age and journey, coming toward him.
Abraham rushed out, greeted him, and then invited him into his tent. There he washed the old man’s feet and gave him food and
Contributed by Jim Kane on Apr 23, 2002
FAITHFUL TO RETURN--Communion Meditation
W. Paul Jones tells the story of women who shared this story from her childhood as a polio victim: “When my mother left me in Sunday School, I always asked to wear her locket. She thought I like the locket. That wasn’t it at all. I knew I wasn’t worth
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 10, 2002
NEW HOPE FROM NOTHING
In Jim Cymbala’s book, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, there is the story of a woman named Roberta Langella. A story she tells in her own words. At the age of 16 she left a broken home to move to New York City where she began living with a man twice her age. A man that got her
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 1, 2004
For seventeen years, [Grethel] Beyah survived in an abusive marriage. The family moved repeatedly, usually after they were evicted when they had no money to pay the rent. One cold Chicago winter, Beyah was trying to help her husband load their furniture from the street into a truck. “I just went
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Aug 4, 2005
I saw a woman coming out of Loblaws this week with a t-shirt that said “I’LL LOVE YOU WHEN YOU ARE MORE LIKE ME”
That’s often how we do it – once people get redeemed, then we will love them, it is not
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 11, 2005
Those Little Maybe’s! (08.12.05--Character Counts!--Romans 5: 3-4)
A drought tests the metal of a man. It tests his fortitude and his faithfulness. It also tests his resourcefulness and his ingenuity.
I come from a long line of “resourceful” folks who seemed to see in every bleak and forlorn
In Sydney, Australia you can climb the Sydney Harbor bridge...for a fee of course $145 per person...
This opportunity is available because a gentleman by the name of Paul Cave had the vision to establish the business Bridge Climb... At one stage it looked like the business would
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 29, 2006
Two boys grew up together. They were close friends as children, but as they entered their teen years their paths began to diverge and they ended up in very different places. Ernie was always in trouble. He began by shoplifting small things from stores and worked his way up to stealing cars.
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
In Christ We Have:
A love that can never be fathomed
A life that can never die
A righteousness that can never be tarnished
A peace that can never be understood
A rest that can never be disturbed
A joy that can never be diminished
A hope that can never be disappointed
A glory that
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 4, 2004
May 5, 2004 “You Can Walk Boy!” John 16: 19-24 Key verse(s): 21 “‘A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.’”
Why do Christians have to suffer? If I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Years ago there was a woman crossing the hills of South Wales on foot in the midst of a blizzard but she was not as fortunate as my wife and I were in South Dakota. She never made it to her destination. When they found her frozen body they did not understand why in that climate she was not wearing
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 26, 2010
Deformed Foot Straightened by Long-term Painful Pressure
In Paul’s life he did face suffering for Christ - Colossians 1:24: "Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His body’s sake, which is the Church."
None of us
Contributed by David Tack on Sep 19, 2010
Sin is a damnable thing. Sin has temporal consequences with an eternal abode in hell as its final demise. This horrendous demise is what initiates unquestionable need for atonement
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
THE COAT OF CHRIST
Many years ago, an evangelist by the name of Jakov arrived at a village in Serbia. He met an elderly man there named Cimmerman, and Jakov began to talk to him of the love of Christ. Cimmerman abruptly interrupted Jakov and told him that he wished to have nothing to do with
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2011
PAIN PASSES, BUT BEAUTY REMAINS
Pierre Auguste Renoir is a famous French artist who lived in the late 19th century to the early 20th century. He was known for his paintings, mostly depicting family life. But there was one disease that tormented this gifted artist -- he had arthritis that plagued
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 28, 2011
SALVATION FROM THE RUBBLE
The September 11, 2002 issues of TIME magazine has a touching article about 31-year old Genelle Guzman. Genelle was the last of just four people caught in the debris of the Twin Towers to be found alive.
After the planes hit the World Trade Center, Genelle was
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2009
NEVER MIND ME
A good many years ago, during a Massachusetts winter, a brother and sister were walking on the ice. He was 9 and she was 11. They hit a thin patch and fell through. Kicking to the surface, they yelled for help.
Summoned by their screams, a man came running, dived into the icy
Contributed by Dwight L. Moody on Jun 11, 2009
A MOTHER DIES SO HER BOY MAY LIVE
When the California gold fever broke out, a man went there, leaving his wife in New England with his boy. As soon as he got on and was successful he was to send for them. It was a long time before he succeeded, but at last he got money enough to send for them.