Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2009
SPRINGING INTO ACTION
On the day President Obama was inaugurated, Eliot Swainson happened to be in Washington, D.C. The city authorities had expected record numbers of people to attend the inauguration, so they asked for assistance from other cities to help with crowd control. Metro Officer
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 28, 2009
OUR MOTIVE FOR MISSIONS
When Hudson Taylor was director of the China Inland Mission, he often interviewed candidates for the mission field. On one occasion, he met with a group of applicants to determine their motivations for service. "And why do you wish to go as a foreign missionary?" he asked
Contributed by Tony Abram on Sep 4, 2009
It’s Up to You……………
One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring,
One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.
One vote can change a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2011
How James Montgomery Boice Faced Faced Death from Cancer
On May 7, 2000, Dr. Boice stood in this pulpit for the last time to speak about his cancer that would take his life in a month. Here is an excerpt:
"If I were to reflect on what goes on theologically here, there are two things I would
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 6, 2011
HYMN STORY: O LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET ME GO BY GEORGE MATHESON
George Matheson was only fifteen when he was told that he was losing what little eyesight he had. Instead of giving up, Matheson immediately continued with his plans to enroll in the University of Glasgow, and his determination lead
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 11, 2012
GOD IS FOR US
Keith Hartsell of Wheaton, Illinois, was driving around with a friend of his in California, when he noticed that his friend's cell phone was locked with an unusual password -- pro nobis. Keith asked him what pro nobis meant and why he chose that for a password. Keith's friend told
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 5, 2012
A WOMAN, HER ATTACKER, AND THE BIBLE
Earlier this year, a North Carolina woman read the Bible to her attacker for an hour and a half after he slashed her throat before the man apologized and left.
Lindsay Wood, 32, of Shelby, N.C., had just arrived home from Bible study on Wednesday. Wood asked
Contributed by David Tack on Oct 26, 2012
JESUS IS UNCHANGING
"But nothing about our Lord Jesus Christ has changed down to this very hour. His love has not changed. It hasn’t cooled off, and it needs no increase because He has already loved us with infinite love and there is no way that infinitude can be increased."
Ref: Tozer, A.W.
Contributed by Trae Durden on Nov 11, 2014
“Life was no cakewalk for Jesus, and he didn’t promise it would be any easier for his followers. We shouldn’t be surprised by resistance and persecution. Yet most of us play it safe. We pursue comfort. We spend ourselves to get more stuff. And we prefer to be entertained. We are all tempted by the
Contributed by Trae Durden on Nov 11, 2014
“To delay or fail to make decisions may be more sinful than to make wrong decisions out of faith
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 21, 2001
[Christian Contradictions, Citation: Joseph Roy, Leadership, Vol. 5, no. 4.]
A true Christian is a sign of contradiction--a living symbol of the Cross.
He or she is a person who believes the unbelievable, bears the unbearable, forgives the unforgivable, loves the unlovable, is perfectly happy
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Mar 22, 2002
Benjamin Franklin in remarks to the Continental Convention, June 28, 1787, says "I have lived, Sir, a long time [81 years-old], and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God Governs in the affairs of men."
[as quoted in America’s
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 3, 2002
In 1858, a man named John Gray was buried in old Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh, Scotland. His grave levelled by the hand of time, and unmarked by any stone, became scarcely discernible; but, although no human interest seemed to attach to it.
The sacred spot was not wholly disregarded and
Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 5, 2004
INTRODUCTION... The Clock that had a Nervous Breakdown, C. Swindoll
This new clock was ticking away on the shelf two ticks to the second as any good, self-respecting clock should tick when it began to think about how many times it was going to have to tick. “Two ticks to the second means 120
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 7, 2005
On January 6, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed Congress as to the state of the war in Europe. Most of what he said that day has been forgotten. However at the close of his address, he said that he looked forward "to a world founded upon four essential
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 1, 2008
Solomon discovered the emptiness of stuff.
Illus. A young banker was driving his BMW, in the mountains, during a snowstorm. As he rounded a turn the vehicle slid out of control and toward a cliff. At the last moment he unbuckled his seatbelt and jumped from the car.
Though he escaped with his
Contributed by Joe La Rue on Apr 28, 2008
EINSTEIN AND EMMY
When Einstein fled Nazi Germany, he came to America and bought an old two-story house within walking distance of Princeton University. There he entertained some of the most distinguished people of his day and discussed with them issues as far ranging as physics to human rights.
Contributed by B H Grace on Aug 16, 2008
I saw the greatest rainbow ever coming home from work the other day. Often you see bits of a rainbow or both legs but this was a perfect bow that seemed to stretch from downtown Terrell to downtown Crandall. It was vivid as none before. I was awestruck. Yet, if you looked closely there was a
One man started the bidding: “12 pieces of silver!”
“13!” Said Hosea.
“14 pieces of silver!”
Hosea’s bid was “15!”
The low bidders were beginning to drop out, but one man continued bidding: “15 pieces of silver and five bushels of barley!”
Hosea said, “15 pieces of silver, 5 bushels of barley and a