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 Bruce Howell on Aug 21, 2001
Illus.: “Scarred Hands” (James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited, pp.
A small orphaned boy lived with his grandmother. One night their house caught fire. The grandmother, trying to rescue the little boy asleep upstairs, perished in the smoke and flames. A crowd gathered around 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 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 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 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 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 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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
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 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
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 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
"Too many Christians are “’tweeners”: they live between Egypt and Canaan, saved but never satisfied; they live between Good Friday and Easter, believing in the Cross but not entering into the power and glory of the Resurrection. It is clear, then, that the believer cannot deliberately be
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 30, 2019
The early church understood propitiation, the atoning work of Jesus, and justification by faith, not works:
from The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus, Chapter IX, about 200 A.D.
But when our wickedness had reached its height, and it had been clearly shown that its reward, punishment and death,
Two young boys in a Christian school had been continually mis-behaving and were sent to the principal’s office on several occasions. The principal knew what they really needed was to have God in their lives, so she brought the first boy in and set him down. “I want to ask you a question. Where is
Excerpt from the Story of the Skin Horse
“The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces. He was wise, for
Once during a trip to Israel, Dr. R.G. Lee visited the site where many believe Jesus Christ was crucified. He told his Arab guide that he wanted to walk to the top of the hill, but the guide tried to discourage him. The preacher was determined to climb the hill, so the guide accompanied him.