Contributed by Billy Kryger on Aug 19, 2002
“John 3:16” In Chicago during the Great Depression there was a little boy who sold newspapers on the street corner to help provide for his family. His tattered jacket that was about three sizes too small provided little relief from the bitter Winter Chicago wind.. On one particularly cold day
Contributed by Dean Kennedy on Aug 26, 2002
"Ten Reasons Why I Never Wash."
1. I was forced to wash as a child.
2. People who wash are hypocrites--they think they’re cleaner than others.
3. There are so many kinds of soap, I could never decide which was right.
4. I used to wash, but it got boring.
5. I wash only on Christmas or
Kurt Warner’s testimony: “Before accepting Jesus as my Lord I lived my life for only me. I never asked God what he wanted for my life. I was living only for what I wanted. When I was 25 years old I realized I was nothing without Jesus and that I was separated from Him because of sin. I asked Jesus
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 6, 2002
BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE--COMMUNION MEDITATION
USA Today had an article on the front page about those who escaped the World Trade Center on September 11. After interviewing over 300 survivors and family members of victims, USA Today concluded that in the South tower those who didn’t delay but
Contributed by Jim Kane on Oct 3, 2002
"We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin... But, mere time does nothing either to the fact or guilt of sin. The guilt is washed out not by time
Contributed by Andrew Hamilton on Oct 25, 2002
Sabina was an art student who had been raised a Catholic. While at college she decided to explore magic and witchcraft and got involved with a form of mysticism known as Kabala. From there she moved into a hippie community, which embraced those things and many more.
She travelled through various
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 26, 2002
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST
The Bible says in Psalm 103 that God removes our sins as far as the east is from the west. Do you understand how far that is?
Let me just give you a hint. If you were to travel north from anywhere, at what point would you begin going south? At the north
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Nov 29, 2002
A certain ungodly tavern-keeper who liked music decided to attend one of John Wesley’s meetings to hear the singing. He had resolved however, not to listen to the sermon. He sat with his head down and fingers in his ears. But when God wants to speak to a man’s soul, He has His ways.
Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Dec 28, 2002
A Native American and a white man were deeply moved by the same sermon. That very night the Native American received Jesus as his Savior, but for days the white man refused to accept Christ. At last he, too, repented and enjoyed the sweet peace of having his sins forgiven. Later he asked his
Contributed by Mitch Chapman on Jan 4, 2003
Three pastors from different congregations were having lunch and sharing experiences and ideas to help each other out with their different fellowships.
After several minutes of animated conversation, the first one remarks, "Hey, you know, we’ve got a serious problem at our church that I want
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
CHOOSING A NEW SETTING
The motor home has allowed us to put all the conveniences of home on wheels. A camper no longer needs to contend with sleeping in a sleeping bag, cooking over a fire, or hauling water from a stream. Now he can park a fully equipped home on a cement slab in the midst of a
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Feb 4, 2003
Life Magazine did a photo essay a few years ago – they took people from all walks of life, from street people to fortune 500 executives and photographed them each undressed except for a bath towel – the amazing thing was you really could not tell who was who: they basically looked the same!
Contributed by Paul Durbin on Feb 16, 2003
“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful, you say. Yes, to be sure, but he
does what is still more wonderful: He makes
Contributed by Galen Hackman on Mar 1, 2003
Every animal on earth has a set of senses that corresponds with the environment around it, and some of those senses far exceed ours. Humans can perceive only thirty percent of the range of the sun’s light and 1/70th of the spectrum of electromagnetic energy. Many animals exceed our abilities. Bats
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 2, 2003
British author C.S. Lewis had a conversion on a roadway. He’d started out as an atheist, with a strong dislike of church; yet the more he considered the Scriptures, the more he realized that the Gospels were truth, not myths. “Nothing else in all literature was just like this,” he admitted.
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could.
To where it bent in the undergrowth,
Then I took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
We read not that Christ ever exercised force but once; and that was to drive profane ones out of his Temple, not to
Contributed by Frank Ellis on Apr 15, 2002
THE LIGHTS OF HOME
In his memoirs, Chronicles of Wasted Time, Malcolm Muggeridge tells of events that took place in Africa in 1943. He was forty years old but his experience of those four decades had been of progressive disillusionment.
After Cambridge he spent three years in India, which
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 18, 2002
A telephone repairman, who had been working late in an unfamiliar building got lost. Finally, he saw a woman at the end of a corridor and asked her
Bonhoeffer said that the problem with at least his generation was that they perceived that just