Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jun 22, 2017
Paul says that you were a slave. Slavery is unfortunately still alive and well in our world. The story of a young girl named “Dodzi” is a common one in Ghana. Dodzi was orphaned at nine months and lived with her Grandmother, who served as her guardian. Her Grandmother had a lot on her plate as
Martin Luther said "There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
Preacher Focuses On Baptism Regardless of Sermon Text
The story is told of a pastor who had just starting serving a new congregation. For eight Sundays in a row he preached about baptism. Finally, the chairman of the elders approached him and said, “Preacher, we get the point about baptism and so
Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jul 9, 2009
Two girlfriends went to Mexico for a holiday and smuggled in a giant mouse to the US assuming it to be a puppy. It wheezes throughout the night and they just pet and snuggle him to bring relief to his pain. In the morning they took him to the Vet who disclosed to them that it was a rat with rabies
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
WHAT THE FLOCK NEEDS FROM THEIR PASTOR
The breadth of my ministry is determined by the depth of my relationship with Jesus, "the most important thing that your people need from you is your personal holiness" --Dr. Bill Bennett, SEBTS Pastoral Ministry class
"Take heed to yourselves, lest you
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2008
C.S. LEWIS ON THE LAW OF NATURE
"Whenever you find a man who says he does not believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later. He may break his promise to you, but if you try breaking one to him he will be complaining ‘It’s not fair’ before you can
Contributed by Michael Wiley on Mar 20, 2008
ILL - In 2006 Elizabeth Shoaf was abducted while walking home from school.
The predator was a local man – weird past…
He put Elizabeth in a bunker he had dug in the woods, and there molested her for 14 days!
How do you survive that?
Elizabeth used several techniques to shut her mind down and
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Jan 5, 2007
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 6,390 young people ages 15-20 died in motor vehicle crashes in the year 2,000? Of them alcohol was involved in 2,339 deaths. And as related to drivers – 3,594 young drivers ages 15-20 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2,000 and of
The way to stay free from sin
Is to stay committed to God
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 20, 2005
“Nothing can be stated so perfectly as not to be misunderstood.” - Philip Melanchthon
When you throw dirt at people you’re not doing a thing but losing ground. - Zig Ziglar
Lord, deliver me from the lust of vindicating myself. - Augustine
Let the man who says it cannot be done not disturb the
Contributed by Steven Dow on Jun 25, 2005
“It is as contradictory for a Christian to go on sinning as it is for a dead man to go on
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 24, 2005
"DON'T SIT ON ME, LORD!"
Romans 6:8-14 Key verse(s): 6: "For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the bod of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin...”
There are many things that a dog does not like. Chief among them for many dogs is the
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Dec 28, 2004
The strength for our conquering and our victory is drawn continually from Christ. The Bible teaches that whosoever is born of God does not practice sin. It is like the story of the little girl who said that when the devil came knocking with a
Contributed by Michael Thomas on Feb 13, 2004
Let me tell you the true story of a duke who lived during the fourteenth century named Raynald III. Raynald III lived a life of indulgence and was obese. His Latin nickname was Crassus, which means, “fat.”
One day Raynald and his younger brother, Edward, got into a vicious fight and Edward
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Apr 14, 2003
The fact that our good deeds are not good enough to get us into heaven is no more cruel than it’s cruel for you to tell the fish in the water (I hope your not talking to the fish in the water) “I just can’t breath in your environment.” To say that, is not a cruel statement it is just a statement
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 8, 2002
BURIED IN THE DEEPEST SEA
Several years ago Rick Stacy baptized a man in Lake Superior.
It was late October and about 9:00 PM.
Rick had been talking with Myron and his wife about accepting the Lord as their personal savior and sealing that decision with baptism into Jesus.
Contributed by Eric Snyder on Mar 4, 2002
A New York City businessman moved to the country and bought a piece of land. He went to the local feed and livestock store and talked to the proprietor about how he was going to take up chicken farming. He then asked to buy 100 chicks.
"That’s a lot of chicks," commented the proprietor. "I mean
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2002
When Rickey Shive was a kid growing up on the farm, one of the annual jobs he always looked forward to was the "chicken harvest." Apologies should be made in advance for the somewhat graphic nature of this illustration. Nonetheless, he looked forward to the chicken harvest. No, he wasn‘t some
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
WASHINGTON BUREAU: Terry Mattingly’s religion column for 11/07/2001
It’s hard to miss the Big Idea when an artist puts it right on a painting in bold letters.
"He That Believeth Not Shall Be Damned. Not A Crown But Hellfire And Brimstone," wrote Howard Finster, using his unorthodox spelling
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Sep 7, 2001
Illus.: “Falling Out of Bed”
A little boy constantly fell out of bed. No matter what his parents did, the boy couldn’t sleep without rolling out of bed. An uncle came to visit and in the middle of the night the usual thump and cry was heard. In the morning the uncle teased the boy and asked