Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 26, 2021
, A little girl asks her father: "Daddy, what is corruption?"
-- Go bring me a beer and I'll tell you.
-- But mommy said you should stop drinking!
-- Get yourself an ice-cream too
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 21, 2005
The Great Wall of China is a gigantic structure which cost an immense amount of money and labor. When it was finished, it appeared impregnable. But the enemy breached it. Not by breaking it down or going
Contributed by Terry Dashner on Dec 22, 2001
The Great Wall of China is a gigantic structure that cost an immense amount of money and labor. When it was finished, it appeared impregnable. But three times the enemy breached it-- not by breaking it down or going around it. They did it by bribing the gatekeepers.
Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 9, 2006
"The whole way from Syria to Rome, chained as I am to half a score of soldiers, who only grow more insolent the more bribes they are given. I look forward to the real lions that have been prepared for me. Oh I pray, as I will find them swift. I am going to make
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Mar 2, 2009
IDOLATRY IS ABOUT "GETTING"
William Barclay makes this important observation about ancient idolatry: "The essence of idolatry is the desire to get. A man sets up an idol and worships it because he desires to get something out of god. To put it bluntly, he believes that by his sacrifices and his
Contributed by Brent Charles on Oct 5, 2006
In ancient China, the people desired security from the barbaric hordes to the north, so they built the great Chinese wall. It was so high they knew no one could climb over it and so thick that nothing could break it down. They settled back to enjoy their security. During the first 100 years of the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 26, 2007
In ancient China, the people desired security from the barbarians to the north. The result? The Great Wall of China. It’s 30 feet high, 18 feet thick, and more than 2400 km (1500 miles) long! The goal was to build an absolutely impenetrable defense—too high to climb over, too thick to break down,
OVERCOMING THE GREAT WALL
In ancient China, the people wanted to defend themselves from the barbaric hordes in the North and they built the Great Wall of China. It was too high to climb over, too thick to break down, and too long to go around. Very secure.
Yet during the first hundred
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 1, 2004
BEING HEARD BY THE JUDGE
To understand the story of the persistent widow, we need to understand its New Testament setting, Wiersbe describes it this way,
“The courtroom was not a fine building but a tent that was moved from place to place as the judge covered his circuit. The judge, not the
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 16, 2001
John Maxwell tells in his book, “The Leader Within You,” the story of the building of the Great Wall of China. They built it so high that no one could get over it. And they built it so thick that no one could tunnel through it. They built this gigantic wall that still exists today. And then the
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 16, 2002
The Great Wall of China was built over many hundreds of years to keep China’s northern enemies from invading. The Great Wall is so wide that chariots could ride across the top. It is one of the few manmade objects that astronauts can see from outer space as they look back on the earth.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2008
Lucian of Samosata [115-200 AD]: Then Proteus was apprehended as a Christian and thrown into prison.... The Christians, regarding the affair as a great misfortune, set in motion every effort to rescue him. Then, when this was impossible, every other attention was paid him, not cursorily but
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 28, 2008
Dear Lord! accept a sinful heart,
Which of itself complains,
And mourns, with much and frequent smart,
The evil it contains.
There fiery seeds of anger lurk,
Which often hurt my frame;
And wait but for the tempter’s work,
To fan them to a flame.
Legality holds out a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 18, 2009
Keep Up Your Spiritual Guard
The 4,000-mile-long Great Wall of China was built to keep invaders from the north. The first wall was constructed by Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China, who lived between 259 - 210 BC. But in AD 1644 the Manchus broke through the Great Wall and overran China. They
Contributed by David Moore on Mar 20, 2008
It’s hard to believe that body snatching is still going on. Of course during the 17th and early 18th centuries, body snatching was rife. A growing number of anatomists, keen to improve their medical knowledge, needed corpses on which to conduct dissections, bodies were difficult to come by, as it
Contributed by Timothy Darling on Aug 10, 2008
The Olympic Scandal of '67
In the year AD 67 the Olympics were held and six events were won by a quite prestigious competitor. The events were:
Heralds (a trumpet blowing competition - the winners were then enlisted to announce the athletes)
Tethripon (four horse chariot)
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 14, 2009
THE KEY TO FREEDOM
The great "prince of preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon, used to tell the story of a duke who boarded a galley ship and went below to talk with the criminals manning the oars. He asked several of them what their offenses were. Almost every man claimed he was innocent, blaming
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 21, 2018
At the village church in Kalonovka, Russia, attendance at Sunday school picked up after the priest started handing out candy to the peasant children. One of the most faithful was a pug-nosed, lad who recited his Scriptures with proper piety, pocketed his reward, then fled into the fields to munch
LINES TO A SKELETON...
The mss. of this poem was found in the Museum of the Royal
College of Surgeons, London, near a perfect human skeleton. It
was first published around the early 1900’s
It Has a Profound Message!!!
Behold this ruin! ’Twas a skull,
Once of ethereal spirit filled.
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jun 23, 2007
During the Victorian era, one how-to-do-it-right manual was Lady Gough’s Book of Etiquette. In this volume, putting books by male authors next to books by female authors was forbidden – unless the authors were married.
• Different parts of the United States, as well as other parts of the world,