Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
In his little book Illustrations of Bible Truth, H.A. Ironside pointed out the folly of judging others. He related an incident in the life of a man called Bishop Potter. "He was sailing for Europe on one of the great transatlantic ocean liners. When he went on board, he found that another passenger
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2005
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice.
Contributed by David Thompson on Dec 28, 2005
Oliver Wendell Holms once said , “ sin has many tools but, a lie is the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 3, 2006
Church Attendance According to ABC News, 40% of Americans attend church in a typical week. Polls indicate 95% profess belief in the existence of God or a universal spirit. Americans gave $88 billion to religious
Contributed by Joe Fornear on Oct 20, 2004
Tammy Faye Baker in one of those TV reality series went to a book signing and several other celebrities were with her – She was asked “What advice would you give to a parent who first finds out their child is gay?” – She responded, “Love them anyway – love them unconditionally” – she blew everyone
Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 24, 2004
CONCLUSION... The Matrix (http://www.ozsermonillustrations.com/frames/truth_&_error_frameset.htm)
One of the great films of 1999 was The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves. It’s a futuristic sci-fi movie, where the world has been taken over by computers. The computers need the energy that comes from
THE BIBLE IS LIKE AN IPOD
Several years ago I purchased an iPod, and at first I was delighted to hear music. I can listen to music for literally hours upon hours without having to flip a tape or put in another CD.
But then one day I noticed the little booklet that was in the box it came
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 22, 2012
ADDING TO THE WORD
Years ago, my Dad's physician told him to take one aspirin a day for his heart. My Dad was a very smart man, but he figured if one aspirin is good, two would be better. So my dad "added" to the word of his physician, and day after day my dad took two aspirin.
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Feb 23, 2012
KNOW THE TRUE FROM THE FALSE
I have heard and read several variations of this story. Some relate it to training bank tellers, some to treasury agents, and some to FBI agents. I don’t know which, if any, is true. The story makes a good point even if none of the stories are true.
Contributed by Perry Greene on Feb 29, 2012
I know you have heard the story of the man that was on the ocean on a huge yacht. They had cruised for days and somehow had gotten lost. The captain noticed the owner’s little son had placed his toy magnet next to the casing around the compass. The magnetic force had distorted the
Contributed by Perry Greene on Apr 17, 2012
THE VILLAGE OF THE BOOK
It was early in 1945. As United States forces pushed deep into Okinawa they came across a village unlike any they had ever seen. Here at Shimabuku they were met and welcomed by two old men who invited the troops in as "fellow Christians."
Correspondent Clarence W.
"We need to urge a broadening of the scope of reason. In applying methods of historical analysis, no criteria should be adopted which would rule out in advance God’s
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 14, 2012
GOD’S WORD DESCRIBED
An unknown writer said, "This Book is the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding; its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 28, 2012
PICKING AND CHOOSING
An extremely nervous patient came to his dentist for root canal surgery. He was brought into the examining room and made comfortable in the reclining dental chair. The dentist then injected a numbing agent around the patient's tooth, and left the room for a few minutes while
"The divine words grow together with the one who reads them."
THE TRUTH OF THE BOOK
John Ortberg states
"It’s a strange thing: the book has never been so accessible. According to Guinness Book of Records, L. Ron Hubbard’s writings of scientology have been translated into 65 languages; the Koran is supposed to be read in Arabic so it hasn’t been
Contributed by Michael Walther on May 18, 2011
THE BORN-AGAIN VASE
A number of years ago I had the opportunity to tour the Villeroy and Boch porcelain factory in Torgau, Germany. Porcelain is one of the most beautiful and enduring things that human beings can make. Even today much of what we know about ancient cultures comes from what they
Contributed by Michael Walther on Jul 11, 2011
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
Many of the farms in the state of Nebraska are right on the edge of the fertile plains that receive enough rainfall to produce abundant crops. Some years the yields can be a little lower simply because they are not blessed with as much rain as other farmers. Being so
Contributed by Bob Joyce on Aug 3, 2011
PEALE AND PAUL
Many of you are familiar with Norman Vincent Peale’s book, The Power of Positive Living. It’s a good book. It won’t get you to heaven, but it will really help you approach life with the right kind of outlook.
Dr. Vance Havner was asked one time to compare the writings of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
THE MICROSCOPE AND THE BIBLE
Many years ago, while on a visit to America, a wealthy Chinese businessman was fascinated by a powerful microscope. Looking through its lens to study crystals and the petals of flowers, he was amazed at their beauty and detail. So he decided to purchase one of these