Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009
CHRISTIAN VALUES STATISTICS
93% of U.S. Christians think tax-funded schools should not promote homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle. 92% of U.S. Christians think it is "very important" to prevent homosexual "marriage" from becoming legal. 89% of U.S. Christians are
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Mar 10, 2009
"In a time when Christian values are in near-total eclipse, only a countercultural expression of the church will have the spiritual and social power to speak the gospel word to a dominant
Contributed by Jesse Roncales on Mar 12, 2010
Albert Barnes, an 19th century theologian, in his Notes on the New Testament, affirms this truth,
“If a man is not influenced by the meek, pure and holy Spirit of the Lord Jesus, if he is not conformed to His image, if his life does not resemble that of the Saviour, he is a stranger to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2010
Reason Why Helicopter Pilot Stopped a Massacre in Vietnam
I would like to close with another quote from Thomas Long, who relates an illustration that many of us hear this morning can recall. Long writes, and I quote: “The school where I teach gave an honorary degree several years ago to a man
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2010
Trivial Pursuit Board Game
- Created 1979 is a game in which progress is determined by a player’s ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions
- The object of the game was to answer a correct question in each of 6 categories such as Geography, Sports and Leisure, History,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
Are Your Life’s Priorities Reversed?
Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, used to say that the three most important things in his life were God, his family, and McDonald’s and that when he got to the office, the order was reversed. As Christians we must never reverse that order. We are an
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 2, 2010
Oscar Greene Learns About Compliance and Exercising Due Diligence
As I start to sit down, now, listen to the story of the African-American Episcopalian lay leader, Oscar Greene, of West Medford, Massachusetts! One day, he was invited to serve as a Bank Director! He was hesitant to accept the
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Nov 14, 2010
WHAT HINDUISM DOES NOT HAVE
A Calcutta paper relates that a young Brahman came to the house of a missionary for an interview. In the course of the conversation, he said:
"Many things which Christianity contains are found in Hinduism, but there is one thing which Christianity has and Hinduism
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
ONLY NAME IN HEAVEN IS "CHRISTIAN"
John Wesley once dreamed that he was at the gates of hell. He knocked and asked, "Are there any Roman Catholics here?"
"Yes, many," was the reply.
"Any Church of England men?"
Contributed by Tony Salisbury on Feb 12, 2011
NOT ALL GOOD DEEDS ARE GOOD
For Valentine's Day several years ago I bought chocolates for everyone in my family. To help everyone remember which chocolates belonged to whom I bought different ones. One got rich dark Belgian chocolate. Another one received smooth creamy milk chocolate. All went
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 6, 2011
PATIENCE AND JELL-O
Jell-O celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1997. I was fascinated to read the story of the man who invented it. In 1897, a man by the name of Pearle Wait wore several hats. He was a construction worker. He dabbled in patent medicines and went door to door selling homemade
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 7, 2011
GOD IS LIKE A STRAINER
I have only made applesauce once in my life, and that was a month or two back when the Newells brought all those apples to church for all of us.
I made sauce the easy way; I had a press down apple corer / section maker, and then threw the apple slices – skin and all –
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 8, 2011
DISTURB US, O LORD
Sir Frances Drake: "Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we have sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 25, 2011
A BONE OR A STEAK?
Which is better, a bone or a steak?
Think of it this way. It’s easy to give a dog a bone, but it’s almost impossible to take a bone away from a dog. Even our little Schnauzer, Betsy, the world’s friendliest dog, will growl at me if I try to take a bone away from her.
Contributed by Willem Nel on Mar 26, 2011
WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING
In 1945, Arsenal were playing Russian giants Dynamo Moscow in London when a thick fog descended over the ground. The referee refused to abandon the game as the visitors had come such a long way, but it was impossible to see what was going on. It is said that an Arsenal
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 13, 2011
THREE ORANGES ON THE TITANIC
On April 14, 1912, 10:00 p.m. the Titanic crashed into an iceberg in the mid-Atlantic and four hours later sank. One woman in a lifeboat asked if she could go back to her room. She was given only three minutes to do so. She hurried down the corridors, already tilting
Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jun 14, 2011
I WISH I COULD LIVE LIFE OVER AGAIN
I remember when I was an assistant pastor in TN visiting a man who had lived his whole life in sin and selfishness. He finally came to the Lord in his sixties. When he was diagnosed with cancer, I went to visit him at his home shortly before his death.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 1, 2011
WHAT I DON'T WANT TO BE
I recall a conversation I once had with a precocious little boy we once had in the church I pastored for 10 years in Wiesbaden. I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up.
"Well," he replied, "I don't want to be a fireman."
I'd never had a kid tell me what he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 7, 2011
THE RANGER CREED
Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of my Ranger Regiment.
Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 10, 2011
One woman told the time her professor in nursing school gave a pop quiz.
She said "I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: 'What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?'"
She thought: "Surely this was some