Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 24, 2018
A woman looked out of her window and saw her German shepherd shaking the life out of her neighbor's rabbit. Her family did not get along well with these neighbors so this was going to be a disaster.
She grabbed a broom and pummeled the dog until he dropped the rabbit. Then she panicked. The
Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 18, 2017
Joseph Cooke was a missionary to Thailand a generation ago. He illustrated grace this way. Picture a happily married couple in which both husband and wife are all that either could ever wish the other to be. The husband always respects his wife’s feelings, always treasures her individuality, is
Adam and his two sons, Cain and Abel, were out hunting one day when Adam turned and started staring at something beautiful afar off. It was the Garden of Eden. Then Adam broke down and starting weeping.
The boys didn’t understand. Finally, Abel asked his father, "Dad, why are you crying over
From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly
And say Christian are you presently in a God-designed “cocoon” of suffering? Unaware to others, are you in wise God’s “simulated” (He can create em’) conditions resembling a stifling cocoon? Remember, He is transforming you from an ugly Caterpillar into a
Contributed by Roger Whipp on Dec 31, 2014
Love is one of the most powerful emotions we have. The actress Joan Crawford once said “Love is a fire but whether it warms your heart or burns your house down, you can never tell!” Love can motivate, give pleasure, hurt even destroy. It can make us do bold, even stupid things. During the 17th
Contributed by Troy Heald on Jul 26, 2014
Picture your ancestors as plantation farmers in the South. They have many acres of farmland and need to manage those crops. To help them accomplish this task, they go to the docks and buy a family of slaves to do the work around the farm, thus becoming the first slave owners in your family.
Contributed by Myron Loss on Apr 27, 2014
Un día un hombre cayo de un barco y el barco se fue sin darse cuenta. Pasó horas en el agua fría, se estaba acercado a las rocas peligrosas de la orilla, y el hombre ya estaba al punto de sumergirse para nunca más respirar cuando vio al horizonte una lancha de lujo que venía en su dirección.
Contributed by Myron Loss on Apr 27, 2014
Un día, un hombre rico estaba caminando por el bosque, y encontró tirado allí un carro muy viejo. El carro estaba casi destruido por el oxido. Ratas habían arrancado toda la tela y la paja de los asientos para hacer nidos pero los habían abandonado años atrás. Varios de los vidrios estaban rotos
DOES YOUR GOD BLEED?
A little boy went up to a missionary Sunday School leader in another country. The boy said, "I like what you say about the God of the Bible but I can’t see him. But if I go to the temple I can see my God."
The missionary said to the little boy, "Son, may I ask you a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 28, 2012
RAY BRADBURY’S MESSAGE
Avid readers often will credit this or that writer for luring them into a lifelong love of a genre. For those who love science fiction, it offers grand, cosmic landscapes on which to project the boundless possibilities of life. Yet for one writer, Ray Bradbury (August 22,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2012
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
In his book Winning Life’s Toughest Battles, psychologist Julius Segal wrote about the 25,000 soldiers who were held by the Japanese in POW camps during World War II. "Forced to exist under inhumane conditions, many of them died. Others, however, survived
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2012
DON’T GIVE UP--THE CASE OF MRS. RUTH ERTEL
In 1965 a divorced mother of two, found a classified ad offering a restaurant for sale. She mortgaged her house to purchase the restaurant, the original Chris’s steakhouse. In 1976 a fire forced her to relocate. Under the original purchase agreement,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 7, 2011
PERSEVERANCE: SCOTT, HANDEL AND SPURGEON
In 1826 the London firm of Hurst and Robinson went bankrupt, involving Sir WALTER SCOTT in a personal liability of 118,000 pounds. With noble determination Scott responded: "My right hand and I against the debt." From that time on he wrote novel after
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2011
JESUS DIED FOR NACOZARI
On November 7th, 1907, a boxcar containing dynamite caught fire in the village of Nacozari in Sonora, Mexico. When the flames reached the dynamite, the blast was felt 16 kilometers (10 miles) away. That would be like standing in the parking lot of the St. Albert Wal-Mart
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 2, 2011
THE LOVE OF GOD ON AN ASYLUM WALL
Pencilled on the wall of a narrow room of an asylum were these familiar words:
"Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 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 Sermoncentral 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."
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