One of the worst things that could happen to anybody is a car accident. My oldest son had this happen recently. He was okay, just a few bruises, but the car was totaled. Not good.
A day or so later, he and I went to the garage where the car had been towed. We took turns removing his personal
Contributed by Joel Arndt on Jan 9, 2020
Early on in my ministry, I was called to the home of one of the people in the congregation who said they had a Christmas gift for me. Shortly after getting out of my vehicle I heard shouting coming from the house that I was called to. I gently knocked on the door and the woman of the house opened
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 C. Philip Green on Apr 18, 2019
Just this last Monday (April 15, 2019), many of us were horrified to watch the great Cathedral of Notre Dame on fire. Its great spire toppled into the roof of the cathedral, and many feared that Paris’ most iconic landmark would be a total loss after standing for 850 years.
However, early the
Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 12, 2019
Try to imagine this. It is the year 1944 and Germany is at war with England.
Now suppose you have dual citizenship in both Germany and England and you are living in Germany. How will you be treated?
Conversely, suppose you have dual citizenship in both Germany and England and you are living in
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Jeff Strite on Feb 11, 2013
THE DEADLY DISEASE OF SIN
The Bible is very blunt about sin – it doesn’t matter how YOU grade your sin, if you don’t accept that you’ve sinned… you can’t fix the problem.
It’s like a man having a deadly disease. He experiencing distressing physical problems but doesn’t KNOW he’s going to die
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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral on Nov 22, 2009
Father Covers Overdraft for Daughter
In His book, Cure for the Common Life, Max Lucado talks about the time the bank sent him an overdraft notice on the checking account of one of his daughters. He says, “I encourage my college-age girls to monitor their accounts. Even so, they sometimes
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
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