Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 12, 2005
A few years ago, Dr. Paul Vitz, then professor of psychology at New York University, worked with a committee that examined sixty social studies and history textbooks used in public schools across the United States. The committee was amazed to find that almost every reference to the Christian
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2006
"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
If Christ was meant just as an example, He’s over engineered—i.e. a Porsche sports car engineered to do 150 m.p.h. that can only be driven at 55 m.p.h. A good example would be Mother Teresa. She was within reach. If Christ is an example, no one
Contributed by Andrew Clarke on Dec 15, 2005
You may remember how the ancient philosopher Socrates was condemned to death by the citizens of Athens and sentenced to execution by poisoning. John Stott, the famous Bible teacher, has compared the death of Jesus to the death of Socrates. He says: “Socrates in the prison cell in Athens, according
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2005
Compromise is simply changing the question to fit the answer.
Merrit Malloy, Things I Meant
Contributed by Scott Weber on Dec 21, 2005
The exclusivity of the Christian faith is not a popular claim in our culture. We are told we should consider all religions equally valid. Barbara Walters had a special on television this past Tuesday about heaven. In it she interviewed several “religious experts.” But the ones she is drawn to
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 15, 2007
The Rev. Frank Bartleman was a leader in the 1907 visitation of the Holy Spirit on Azusa Street in L.A. He said, "We have too much Chinese Joss, and Dance Hall Jazz music. Charles G. Finney, the mighty evangelist, discouraged even too much good singing. It kills conviction. We spend too much
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Illustration: Scientists came to a conclusion that through science they could accomplish anything. Because of this they decided they didn’t need God. One scientist was elected to be their spokesperson to tell God he wasn’t necessary anymore. The scientist told God “Mankind doesn’t need you any
Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 31, 2012
KING TUT VS. WILLIAM BORDEN
In 1922 Howard Carter discovered the burial chamber of King Tutankhamen. King Tut had died at around age 19 and his tomb had been untouched for over 3000 years. Buried with him were solid gold chariots and thousands of golden artifacts. His gold coffin was found
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Feb 1, 2012
In the early 1970s the Dallas Cowboys had a star running back named Duane Thomas who was kind of a head case. One year the Cowboys made it to the Super Bowl and someone asked Duane Thomas what he thought about playing in the "ultimate game." He replied "If this is the Ultimate Game,
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Sep 22, 2012
WAS JESUS MARRIED?
“Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.” 1 Timothy 4:7
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 1 Peter 3:15
Popular characters tend to be
Contributed by John Sears on Jul 20, 2011
GOOD WITHOUT GOD
An atheist organization recently got into hot water when it put up a billboard that crossed over onto church property. The message on the billboard read, "I can be good without God." What do you think? The funny thing is I agree, I think they are right!
They have hit
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
AMAZED BY JESUS
Many years ago – in the confines of a barracks room, a young sailor decided not to go out partying with his friends. He invested that evening reading the Bible - very specifically – reading the Gospel of John. The room was mostly dark except for the light of the little study desk
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 10, 2009
IT IS FINISHED
Scholar and Statesman, John R.W. Stott notes the phrase comes from the Greek ["tetelestai"] meaning, "it has been and will for ever remain finished." Jesus did not
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 5, 2009
What aspect of the Gospel differentiates it from every philosophy or doctrinal statement of mankind? It is that it comes directly from God. It is otherworldly. It
Contributed by Timothy Dolan on Nov 10, 2009
THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE
How many have heard the apparently new cliché: "They are who we thought they were"?
"Normally quiet Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green first uttered this trademarked phrase during a swear-filled, post-game tirade in 2006. When he was asked what he thought
Contributed by James Wallace on Nov 12, 2009
I had been a Christian only a few months when I felt compelled to witness to my father. In the midst of the discussion, I remember a question which he blurted out in frustration. He said, “Well, if God exists, why doesn’t He just blow a big hole in the ground or something?” In other words, why
Contributed by James Wallace on Nov 12, 2009
The Eternal Creator has ultimately revealed himself by becoming one incredible man, Jesus Christ, who demonstrated the truth about God---that He is gracious & willing to save us from our sins.
Now that is incredibly great news for us. Of all possible core realities behind this vast universe in
Contributed by Greg Buchner on Mar 4, 2005
“The clear implications of Jesus saying he’s the way, the truth, and the life are that, first, truth is absolute, and second, truth is knowable.”*
*Lee Strobel. "The
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2003
JESUS- NOT HATE BUT HOPE
It’s a little name.
A small word.
Say this little name in public, however, in a way other than an obscenity, and stand back and watch the fireworks.
This little name is like a tiny detonator that triggers a nuclear warhead.
You can say "God," and you