Contributed by David Goering on Nov 2, 2019
ILLUSTRATION: the story of the man who made a pet out of a rattlesnake.
The "Memphis Commercial-Appeal" tells of a man across the river in Arkansas who had a pet rattlesnake. He had found it as a baby snake, taking it, fed it, and made a pet of it. The reptile would come when he
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 8, 2013
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: MERIT YOUR FREEDOM
In the last days of the Civil War, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia, fell to the Union army. Abraham Lincoln insisted on visiting the city. Even though no one knew he was coming, slaves recognized him immediately and thronged around him. He had
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Aug 18, 2012
"Your sins have been your downfall", is where the tar starts sticking to the tyres. Most people generally don’t like the whole “s” word thing.
For some reason there is an issue with the human brain that tells us to kick up stink when we are having a good time, a pleasurable time and someone,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 7, 2011
CONSEQUENCES FOR KARLA FAYE TUCKER
Karla Faye Tucker was convicted in 1983 for the murders of two people. While on death row in 1985, she picked up a Bible from the prison ministry program and prayed to receive Christ after reading it. On June 22, 1992, Tucker requested that her life be spared
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2011
PREACH THE WHOLE GOSPEL
John Nelson preaching about the influence of John Wesley’s preaching and its effects upon him, said:
"This man can tell the secrets of my heart, but he hath not left me there, he hath showed me the remedy, even the blood of Christ. Then was my soul filled with
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2011
THE COLUMBIA EXPLOSION: IMPENDING DOOM
The Bible says, "...all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23). And, "...the wages of sin is death" (Rom. 6:23).
Do you remember when the space ship, Columbia, blew up on re-entry on February 1, 2003? Seven crew members lost their
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Jul 27, 2011
Several years ago there was a guy who I use to talk with on occasion when I worked at RJR and don't believe he was a saved man, if he was he wasn't walking the walk and for sure wasn't talking the talk.
He used foul language, had a reputation of being a big pot smoker. One morning he came in with
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 23, 2011
WHAT ARE YOU BEING SAVED FROM?
Vance Havner tells the story of a who lady came forward during the invitation in one of his meetings to be saved. She was a very sophisticated and refined woman. She had a graduate’s degree and was very articulate and intelligent.
When she came forward during the
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 Sermon Central 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
According to tradition, this is how an Eskimo hunter kills a wolf. First, the Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. He then adds layer after layer of blood until the blade is completely concealed by the frozen blood.
Next, the hunter fixes his knife in the
Dove candy bars have came up with some chocolates that are individually wrapped that provide different messages for today. From the Promises Messages came this promise for today. “Temptation is
ILLUSTRATION: You may remember years ago a TV show that was geared to teach our children . . . and maybe some of us parents what a "conjunction" is in the English grammar. The goal was called "SchoolHouse Rock." Remember? In it they sang a little tune . . . "Conjunction Junction . . . what your
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 2, 2002
Abraham Lincoln said of the war in his 2nd inaugural address in 1865 only weeks before his assassination: “Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained… Each looked for an easier triumph… Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and
Contributed by David Simmons on Feb 22, 2002
DOSTOEVSKY AND THE FIRING SQUAD
The famous Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky told the story of the time he was arrested by the czar and sentenced to die. The czar, though, liked to play cruel psychological tricks on the people who rebelled against him by blindfolding them and standing them in
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
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 6, 2000
In 1973, four hostages were taken in a botched bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden. At the end of their captivity, six days later, they actively resisted rescue. They refused to testify against their captors, raised money for their legal defense, and one of the female hostages later became engaged