Contributed by Sermon Central on May 15, 2012
CHARACTER AND WITNESS
John Bunyan said of Christians: "When all their garments are white the world will count them His," and the skeptical German poet Heinrich Heine said to Christians, "You show me your redeemed life and I might be inclined to believe in your Redeemer."
The authentic life that
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 12, 2011
HOW CHRISTIANS ARE DIFFERENT
A Second Century believer, in a letter to his friend, Diognetus, described how Christians are alike and different from others. He wrote, "Though they are residents at home in their own countries, their behavior there is more like transients...Though destiny has placed
Contributed by Sermon Central 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
According to David Barrett et al, editors of the "World Christian Encyclopedia: A comparative survey of churches and religions - AD 30 to 2200,"
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jan 23, 2012
ECKERD: ON THE HOOK WITH GOD
JACK ECKERD founded the chain of drug stores that bear his name. Eckerd gave his employees Eckerd's shares from his personal stock. By taking advantage of the stock option program offered by Eckerd, his employees benefitted financially in the success of the new
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 9, 2011
GIVING UP THE WORLD
A man once said to D. L. Moody, "Now that I am converted, must I give up to the world?"
"No," answered the evangelist, "you need not give up the world; if you give a ringing testimony for the Son of God the world will give you up pretty quick. They
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2009
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 of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 20, 2011
THE CITY AND ITS CROSSES
Two water towers have always served as landmarks for travelers heading for their homes near Wauconda, Illinois. But especially at the holidays.
More than 40 years ago, John Kuester, then village police chief, suggested mounting large twin crosses on the towers to
Contributed by Rick Bezanson on Jul 11, 2008
We know that Jesus rose from the dead. The resurrection is a historical event, not a myth or story. We know this from the empty tomb and the people who saw Christ physically alive. First, the women, and then the apostles, and then over five hundred people saw Christ alive after he rose from the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 29, 2011
MUSLIMS WHO TURN TO CHRIST
In an article in Breakpoint entitled "Drawn to the Light--Why Muslims Convert to Christianity" , Dr. Dudley Woodberry, professor of Islamic Studies...aware that throughout the world Muslims have been turning to Christ, was curious about the reasons why--especially in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 11, 2009
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
I remember a story told to me by a friend who flew combat choppers in Viet Nam. He was radioed to a secret mission one night which required him to fly in total darkness, totally by instruments. Hovering above a jungle under heavy cloud cover, he told me that it seemed you
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
THE COAT OF CHRIST
Many years ago, an evangelist by the name of Jakov arrived at a village in Serbia. He met an elderly man there named Cimmerman, and Jakov began to talk to him of the love of Christ. Cimmerman abruptly interrupted Jakov and told him that he wished to have nothing to do with
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 22, 2012
LOVE YOUR ENEMIES
An Armenian nurse had been held captive along with her brother by the Turks. Her brother was slain by a Turkish soldier before her eyes. Somehow she escaped and later became a nurse in a military hospital. One day she was stunned to find that the same man who had killed her
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Mar 30, 2010
A PLEASING AROMA
There was a factory in northern France where lavender for use in perfumes was produced. Each evening as the workers would head for home and walk the streets the little town, the whole village would be filled with the sweet aroma of lavender that had clung to the workers.
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Apr 12, 2009
Think about this. There were no witnesses to creation except the angels. God created, and He created man last. So He had to have told Adam what He did, and the information was passed down from there. So we either believe the Creation account, or we disbelieve and we accept some
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Aug 11, 2007
There are four marks of a witness: 1 firsthand experience of Christ. 2 A witness must be able to express themselves verbally. 3. A witness will have confidence in the
Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 24, 2016
Hugh Hewitt in his book “The Embarassed Believer” contends that most Christian are embarrassed believers. They do not talk about their faith or church. They don’t have Bibles on the corner of their desks. They never engage others in spiritual conversations. And the result has been the dramatic
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2009
WHAT IS A WITNESS?
I once heard a story about a prosecuting attorney from a small Texas town who called his first witness to the stand in a trial. She was a grandmotherly type, and he asked her, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"
She said, "I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 16, 2009
A fine lad entered the Army. He faced a real test the first night he went to be in the barracks. He had formed the commendable habit of placing his Bible on his bed at home and kneeling down to read a chapter while having his daily prayer time before retiring.
Surrounded by scores of
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Nov 20, 2001
In Decision magazine, Peggy DesNoyers writes:
My job as a psychiatric home-health nurse brought me in touch with many people who were hurt or angry and who were searching for answers to problems in their lives.
I knew that Jesus was the answer, but I couldn’t bring myself to talk to them about