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 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 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 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,
Contributed by Troy Borst on May 31, 2001
ILLUSTRATION… Discipleship Journal, 11-12/92
A recent survey of Discipleship Journal readers ranked areas of greatest spiritual challenge to them:
5. (Tie) Anger/Bitterness
5. (Tie) Sexual lust
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 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 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 Sermon Central on Mar 13, 2009
I want to tell you about a 12-year-old boy we’ll call Justin. Justin never knew anything good. His parents, if you want to call them that, were completely without qualifications to birth the boy, having done so quite unintentionally, making far less effort to raise him than they made to
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.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 25, 2009
D.L. MOODY: GOD LOVES SINNERS
D.L. Moody was a renowned American preacher back in the mid 1800’s. He went to England where he was introduced to a young preacher named Henry Moorehouse. During their short conversation, Moorehouse said he wanted to go to America.
Moody, trying to be polite,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 14, 2009
THE POWER IN TOUCHING THE UNTOUCHABLE
Jesus, the Christ, is still in the business of touching the untouchable! You may feel like you are too dirty or too wicked for Jesus, the Christ, to touch you with His forgiveness today!
As an illustration, you may remember the move enitled "The Elephant