Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2006
Who can estimate the value of God’s gift, when He gave to the world His only begotten Son! It is something unspeakable and incomprehensible. It passes man’s understanding. Two things there are which man has no arithmetic to reckon, and no line to measure. One of these things is the extent of that
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jan 15, 2005
Master & Commander clip: Chap: 15 Start: 0:49:47 End: 0:53:20 -3:43 )
What a heart-retching decision by that Commander. If he doesn’t cut the ropes to the wreckage it will become a “sea anchor” killing everyone on board. If he does cut the ropes he sacrifices one of his men, Mr. Warley. But
A pastor was going through a crisis. His little daughter who was paralyzed was sitting in her chair as he entered the house with a package for his wife. Giving his daughter a big kiss he asked, "where is Mother?" "Upstairs," She replied. " Well, I have something for her" "Let me carry it to
In his book Dare To Believe, Dan Baumann shared some thoughts about crucifixion that should deepen our gratitude for what the Savior did for us. He wrote, "The twentieth century has forgotten how cruel and hideous crucifixion really was. We have perhaps unwisely and sometimes unconsciously
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Dec 23, 2005
I have always held my Father in high respect. I always wanted to please him. But, when I was in 10th grade I lost interest in school. Grades had always been pretty easy and I thought I could just skate by. Besides, everybody knew, baseball and basketball was what was really important. Then I got
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 29, 2001
One of my all-time favorite scenes out of Hollywood. (They are few and far between for me...) It’s a scene from one of the Star Trek TV series. Worf, the Klingon, is captured by the evil Dominion. They intend to use him as a practice dummy in hand-to-hand combat for their lethal ground troops, and
Contributed by Darrin Hunt on Oct 8, 2001
Rob Frazier, a contemporary Christian artist wrote a song titled, "He doesn’t want you better, He wants you deader"
Dead people don’t mind the pain, Don’t get offended so they never complain
They’re not concerned about personal gain, Does that sound like me or you?
The truth is rising from the
Contributed by Joel Pankow on Oct 25, 2001
On the TV show called the X-Files, they had a story about a family that used to keep an ugly looking creature in their basement. And what was even stranger was that people would bring their sick and dying family members over to see this creature and they would come back healthy. When Scully and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2001
The Romans sometimes compelled a captive to be joined face-to-face with a dead body, and to bear it about until the horrible emanating smell destroyed the life of the living victim. Virgil describes this cruel punishment:
’The living and the dead at his command
Were coupled face to face, and
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jan 28, 2002
Mommy I’m so thirsty. I want a drink.
Susanna Petroysan heard her daughter’s pleas, but there was nothing she could do. She and four-year-old Gayaney were trapped beneath tons of collapsed concrete and steel. Beside them in the darkness lay the body of Susanna’s sister-in-law, Karine, one of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2001
Jesus was nailed to a cross with heavy, square wrought-iron nails through His wrists and through His feet. He hung there for several hours. When His body slumped, excruciating, fiery pain would shoot along the fingers and up the arms to explode in the brain - the nails in the wrists
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2001
EVERY LAST ONE-- CRUCIFIED!
At one point early in Julius Caesar’s political career, feelings ran so high against him that he thought it best to leave Rome. He sailed for the Aegean island of Rhodes, but en route the ship was attacked by pirates and Caesar was captured. The pirates demanded a
Contributed by Sean Smuts on Jan 15, 2003
He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado (Dust Jacket)
Much has been said about the gift of the cross itself, but what of the other gifts? What of the nails, the crown of thorns? What about the garment taken? What about the garments given? Have you taken the time to open these gifts?
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Mar 18, 2002
Imagine the most vile, most disgusting, most foul smelling fluids sitting in a huge vat in front of you. The fluids have been infected with Mad Cow disease, the HIV virus, Cancer, and other awful diseases, bacteria and decayed flesh. Picture yourself being submerged in it, drinking it, tasting it,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 24, 2002
TALE OF TWO KINGS
Two of the greatest love stories ever told. The one, at Camelot; the other, at Calvary. Two of the noblest kings ever to live. The one, King Arthur; the other, King of the Jews. The one is adorned with a jeweled crown; the other, with a crown of thorns.
Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 26, 2002
Seeing Jesus hanging on the cross and seeing blood and water pour from his side is not an attractive sight. But we put this on our walls - because the message to us is clear - we are healed by his wounds. You might compare it to donating blood. It isn’t
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2002
THE MARK OF SUFFERING
In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? I have entered many Buddhist temples in different Asian countries and stood respectfully before the statue of the Buddha, his legs crossed, arms folded, eyes closed, the ghost of a smile playing
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2004
RESPONDING TO THE CROSS
"If they did it in church, that's fine. Downtown's not the place for that."
Such were the comments offered by area residents as they passed Patrick Conaty, a hair-stylist in Leeds, Alabama as he hung on a cross. Conaty splattered fake blood on his body and climbed
Contributed by Don Hawks on Mar 3, 2004
But, when you look at the reasons behind why Christ came, why he was crucified, he died for all mankind and he suffered for all mankind, so that, really, anybody who transgresses has to look at their own part or look at their own culpability.
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Mar 8, 2004
I WILL PAY FOR MY OWN SINS
For some time now, we have been hearing about Mel Gibson’s new movie, The Passion of the Christ, the biblical account of the last hours of Christ’s earthly life.
Some claim it is too violent and graphic.
Some claim it is anti-Semitic, though the producer filmed