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  • Bad Experiences With Christians

    Contributed by Nigel Heath on Apr 4, 2009

    BAD EXPERIENCES WITH CHRISTIANS A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with the Rt. Hon. Adam Ingram MP. I dared to ask him about something I had heard to see if it was true. I had been told that Adam Ingram as a young man had attended the BTI (Bible Training Institute) Bible College in Glasgow. more

  • Mistaken For Jesus

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
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    MISTAKEN FOR JESUS Carolyn Gillette told the story of a hospice chaplain named Larry, and how he became friends with an 80-year-old lady named Mary. Mary was a hospice patient. Larry visited with her many times, and was greatly impressed by her faith. One day, he got a call that Mary had taken a more

  • I Can't See Him, So I'll Look At You  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
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    I CAN’T SEE HIM, SO I’LL LOOK AT YOU A three-year-old was on the heels of her mother everywhere she walked around the house. Time and time again she’d trip over her small son. She suggested her son play with his toys, but he said he was okay and said, "I’d rather be here with you." Then he more

  • Jesus To Them

    Contributed by Shawn Rose on May 19, 2009

    JESUS TO THEM A missionary, lost at sea, washed up on edge of a remote native village. Half-dead from exposure, starvation, and sea water, the natives nursed him back to health. He lived with them 20 years; never made a confession of faith, no songs, no sermons, no Scripture; but attended the more

  • Glo-Christians

    Contributed by Chris Surber on May 22, 2009

    GLO-CHRISTIANS My wife and I recently obtained a fish tank for the family to enjoy. Among the fishes we placed inside of the tank are a handful of genetically engineered bright colored fish called GLOfish. It is engineered from a common aquarium fish; a Zebra fish. These little fish have had more

  • Dietrich Bonheoffer Wrote, "It Is A Good Thing ...

    Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Jun 10, 2009

    Dietrich Bonheoffer wrote, "It is a good thing to learn early that God and suffering are not opposites but rather one and the same thing and necessarily so; for me, the idea that God himself more

  • I Hope They See Him When They See Me

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jul 19, 2009

    I HOPE THEY SEE HIM WHEN THEY SEE ME I'll never forget Gary. He showed up on my doorstep in the late 90s. I opened the door to see a man wearing jeans with holes and smattered with paint. His shirt exposed arms covered in dust, but his smile was warm and friendly. He was a contractor. He didn't more

  • Does He Show Through?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Sep 3, 2009

    DOES HE SHOW THROUGH? One Sunday as they drove home from church, a little girl turned to her mother & said, "Mommy, there’s something about the preacher’s message this morning that I don’t understand." The mother said, "Oh? What is it?" The little girl replied, "Well, he said that God more

  • Jim Elliot And The Ecuadorian Indians

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 19, 2009

    JIM ELLIOT AND THE ECUADORIAN INDIANS Jim Elliot was an American. He became a Christian at a young age and after university he became a missionary in Ecuador, South America. He, with a few other young missionaries wanted to reach a tribe of Indians who lived in a remote region beyond more

  • The Golden Rule And The Holocaust  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 19, 2009
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    THE GOLDEN RULE AND THE HOLOCAUST Living the Golden Rule is pretty simple isn’t it? It’s just being considerate, mindful, and thoughtful but sometimes to live the Golden Rule requires great moral courage. It requires a willingness to sacrifice. In March of 1943, Bulgaria which had aligned more

  • Christian Character Saves A Muslim

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 27, 2009
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    CHRISTIAN CHARACTER SAVES A MUSLIM From Betty Lukens--Nabil Kareen was a truck driver in the army of his country. But Nabil was more than a truck driver; he used his truck for smuggling, which was against Army rules. Nabil carried watches and quinine pills wrapped in bundles and hid them under more

  • Keep The Lower Lights Burning

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 27, 2009
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    KEEP THE LOWER LIGHTS BURNING We must live as children of the light, not as children of the darkness. If we are dark and sorrowful, how is the world to know that we are children of peace, and joy, and gladness? Our determination must be to keep our lights burning. A few years ago, at the mouth more

  • The Old Judge Converted

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 27, 2009

    THE OLD JUDGE CONVERTED I remember, as I was coming out of the daily prayer meeting in one of our American cities a few years ago, a lady said she wished to speak to me; her voice trembled with emotion, and I saw at once that she was heavily burdened by something or other. She said she had long more

  • Salt Enhances The Flavor Of African ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 8, 2009

    Salt Enhances the Flavor of African Food Two thousand years ago salt was used primarily for two reasons, to preserve and to season. And while preservation was the most critical in a practical sense the flavouring benefits of NaCl or sodium chloride can never be underestimated. A number years more

  • The Witness Of Orel Hershiser On The Tonight ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 8, 2009

    The Witness of Orel Hershiser on the Tonight Show About 15 years ago, Orel Hershiser was pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They had just won the World Series. And Orel had been named the Most Valuable Player. One of the TV shows about the series showed him in the dugout just before the 9th more

  • Authentic ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 11, 2009

    Authentic Christianity A small child, sitting in church asked his father, “Dad, what is a Christian?” The father replied, “A Christian is a person who loves and obeys God. He loves his friends and neighbours, and even his enemies. He prays often, is kind, gentle, and holy, and is more interested more

  • Missionary, Fred Craddock, Buys Pastries For ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2009
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    Missionary, Fred Craddock, buys pastries for German-Jewish Refugees In the 1940s, Fred Craddock began serving as a missionary to India. When World War II ended, Craddock’s church wired him funds for a steamer ticket to return home. Arriving in his port of departure on Christmas day, Craddock more

  • A Quaker Woman Wonders If Godly Living Will ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2009

    A Quaker Woman Wonders if Godly Living will Attract Unbelievers to her Religion A GODLY QUAKER came up to her pastor and said, "Pastor, I think, and wonder if you do also, that if one lived beautifully and walked correctly and stayed away from evil that others seeing us would be inclined to love more

  • Elementary School Student Doubts President's ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 1, 2009

    Elementary School Student Doubts President’s Identity On March 11, 1991, eight-year-old Anthony Henderson upset the distinguished leader of our nation, President George Bush. President Bush was visiting Anthony’s school and had sat down beside Anthony to read him a book. Suddenly in the midst of more

  • Leading A Neighbor To Christ During A Time Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 14, 2009

    Leading a Neighbor to Christ During a Time of Grief Someone in Elgin once had a neighbor named Jack. Jack was a tough man. He worked hard, he drank hard, he fought hard, and he was harsh and gruff in his manner. Most people were afraid of Jack. But this one neighbor got brave and said hello to him more