Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 3, 2002
NO PLACE FOR PAIN
In his sermon on dealing with trials, Nashville pastor Byron Yawn points out: "For most, especially American Christians, even the remotest suggestion that there could be value in our suffering is viewed as uncaring and insensitive. We have been conditioned by our culture to
Contributed by Dale Harlow on Sep 5, 2002
UCLA alumni and fans made UCLA football coach Pepper Rodgers’s life miserable during a season when his Bruins got off to a horrible start. Nobody in Southern California would hang out with him. "My dog was my only true friend," Rodgers said of that year. "I told my wife that every man needs at
Contributed by John Beehler on Sep 24, 2002
This preacher got on the bus to go downtown. After sitting down, he noticed that the driver had given him a quarter too much in change. He wondered what he should do. After all, it’s only a quarter, he figured. By the time he reached his stop, he knew what he had to do. Telling the driver he had
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 29, 2002
“Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree, discussing things that are said to be.
Said one to the others, ‘Now listen, you two, there’s a certain rumor that can’t be true;
That man descended from our noble race.
Why, the very idea is a disgrace!
No monkey ever
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Oct 6, 2002
I remember an old “Dragnet” television episode back in the mid ‘60s, when the arguments about the dangers or relative safeties of marijuana use were in full bloom. The main character, Sgt Joe Friday, was expounding to a young suspect the harmful effects and results of heroine sale and use, and how
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 6, 2002
TOO SMART FOR HELL
According to U.S. News & World Report, 78% believed in Heaven and believed they were going there. Only 60% believed in Hell, but only 4% believed they were going there.
In the same article, the Rev. Mary Kraus observed "My congregation would be stunned to hear a sermon on
Contributed by John Beehler on Oct 29, 2002
A pompous-looking deacon was trying to impress upon a class of boys the importance of living the Christian life. "Why do people call me a Christian?" the man asked. After a moment’s pause,
Contributed by Steven Platt on Nov 1, 2002
Sodium is an extremely active element found naturally only in combined form; it always links itself to another element. Chlorine, on the other hand, is the poisonous gas that gives bleach its offensive odor. When sodium and chlorine are combined, the result is sodium chloride - common table salt
Contributed by William Norman on Nov 4, 2002
The story is told of W. H. Auden, who in the 1930’s believed there was no such thing as God or absolute truth. But in the aftermath of Hitler’s invasion of Poland, Auden saw a documentary report. He then knew two things. One was that Hitler was an evil human being. And the second was that he needed
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Nov 4, 2002
Dr. Jeffery Meyers, of Bryant College in Tennessee, and an instructor at Summit Ministries has something he calls the “Four Deadly Questions” he asks people who don’t follow Christ:
“What do you mean (or “mean by that)?”
“How do you know
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 19, 2001
Two men who lived in a small village got into a terrible dispute that they could not resolve. So they decided to talk to the town sage. The first man went to the sage’s home and told his version of what happened. When he finished, the sage said, "You’re absolutely right." The next night, the second
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 19, 2001
The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct.
Ravi Zacharias, a Christian intellectual who travels around the world lecturing in secular settings on spiritual themes, tells of an experience he had in Columbus, Ohio. He writes, “A few weeks ago, I did a lectureship at Ohio State University. As I was being driven to the lecture, we passed the
"When Hitler began interfering with the churches and humiliating the German Jews, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a loyal German himself, began to resist and protest. He refused to participate in the state churches, which bowed down to the fuehrer’s demands. Several of Bonhoeffer’s friends urged him to bend.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
If Jesus Christ were to come today people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner; and hear what he had to say, and
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Feb 26, 2002
THE SHANTY REMODEL
"In the upper portion of New York City, many citizens may often have noticed, especially in the past years, a great number of miserable shanties, standing on the choicest sites. Though perhaps on the corner of a splendid new avenue or looking out on a magnificent prospect,
Contributed by Robert Galasso on Mar 16, 2002
About 1930, the Communist leader Bukharin journeyed from Moscow to Kiev. His mission was to address a huge assembly. His subject, atheism. For a solid hour, he aimed his heavy artillery at Christianity, hurling arguement and ridicule. At last he was finished and viewed what seemed to be the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 23, 2002
When I was a boy we had an elderly lady that lived near us named Julie Mae Brown. She was up in years and had become almos deaf and couldn’t hardly see. Despite these issues, Julie Mae wanted to be in church on Sunday Morning but she couldn’t get there on her own. It became the responsibility of
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Mar 26, 2002
The second law of Thermodynamics, in basic lay-people terms says that, the most probable state for any natural system is one of disorder.
All natural systems degenerate when left to themselves. “Things fall apart.”
According to this law, the universe should fall apart – but it does not! What
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