Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 25, 2005
Did you know that...
The color in a butterfly’s wings does not come from pigment. The color is produced prism-like by light reflected by their transparent wing scales.
Stranger yet, no moth or butterfly eats solid food (though some butterflies drink nectar); some can not even take in
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Sep 6, 2005
Got My Life, Got My Jesus! (09.07.05--The Temporal Things!--Matthew 5:3)
In order to have all things, you must forsake all things. Tell that to those struggling with forsakeness in flood-ravaged New Orleans or storm-crushed Gulfport this morning!
My guess is that few if any would understand
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2005
Race car driver Bill Vukovich won the famed Indianapolis 500 race in 1953 and 1954, a record of success few other drivers had matched.
Asked the secret of his success in Indianapolis, Vukovich replied, “There’s no secret. You just press the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself
Illustration from Michael McCartney-- A case in point of some one thinking incorrectly.
Last Wednesday night I had an individual come to church. He was drunk and came into the café building being provocative and vulgar with me. He said, “Pastor Mike I have come to get you to beat the devil out of
"So run that ye may obtain the prize" We should run the Christian race with sobriety, for our eternal life is at stake. Let others pursue for enjoyment what they will, but in our race everything vital is at stake. The eternal consequences of losing should motivate us to a greater effort than that
Note: I do not show this clip to discredit those individuals who are genuine and are sent by God to go around the world and hold revival meetings.
Illustration: From the Movie clip from “Leap of Faith”
Clip: The one were they put their show of deception on for the first time. He tells them
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 22, 2004
Many people in our culture today don’t know what the cross means, or what Christians believe about it. A study was conducted about five years ago of people in Australia, Germany, India, Japan, England and the U.S. to find how much they recognized certain symbols. Ninety-two percent could identify
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Dec 9, 2004
Everyone enjoys holding and looking at a new baby. Eventually the conversation will turn to something like this: “Oh she has her mommy’s eyes,” or “He looks like his dad.” As children grow up it’s amazing not only how much they may look like their parents, but even more so how much children act
C.S. Lewis stated, "The Christian and the Materialist (The secular mindset) hold different beliefs about the universe. They can't both be right. The one who is wrong will
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Apr 14, 2004
Brock (Huard)mentioned that a few years ago while playing for the Seattle Seahawks each quarterback on the roster was a Christian: John Kitna, Trent Dilfer, and himself. He shared that just before the team would emerge from the tunnel at Husky Stadium (during the years the new Seahawk Stadium was
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jun 10, 2004
"Why do we hide things of value? To keep them safe. In some cases, because of their sentimental value, or their deep personal meaning for us, we might keep them hidden because we consider only a select few people in our lives worthy of sharing the knowledge of them. Like some item that may
Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 1, 2004
Service stations everywhere are installing do-it-yourself credit card pumps. No attendant is needed since the customer can make his gasoline purchase and never go inside. Soft drink machines are now on the market that will talk back to you when you make your purchase. Now, other businesses besides
Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Jul 23, 2004
Matthew Henry, comparing the lawyer to those who come to church out of curiosity, merely to see what is being said but not to take it to heart themselves and make it part of their lives, he says: “It is not enough to speak of the things of God, and to enquire
My wife and I and our oldest and youngest daughters are still "Resident Aliens" – just so as not to scare anyone, we had our head antenna and body scales surgically removed so as to look like you all
• We still carry our Resident Alien cards.
• I remind you, my dear friends – as Christians –
Contributed by Aldy Duque on Nov 13, 2003
In his book What Americans Believe which provides a statistical analysis of religious beliefs in America, George Barna cites several fascinating statistics which are based on a national survey. One of the questions states, “The Devil, or Satan, is not a living being but is a symbol of evil. Do
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2005
A few years ago psychologist Ruth W. Berenda and her associates carried out an interesting experiment with teenagers designed to show how a person handled group pressure. The plan was simple. They brought groups of ten adolescents into a room for a test.
Subsequently, each group of ten was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 21, 2005
In Alice in Wonderland, when Alice comes to a junction in the road that leads in different directions, she asks the Cheshire Cat, “Cheshire-Puss...would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to go to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 3, 2006
Who Are Evangelicals? Gallup has at times asked 3 qualifying questions to make the determination; have you had a born-again experience committing yourself to Jesus Christ, have you tried to encourage someone to believe in Christ, and do you believe the Bible is the actual word of God? 22% of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2006
Duke University finds that elderly folks who attend church, pray and read the Bible regularly have lower blood pressure than non practicing peers.