Contributed by Melvin Newland on Sep 3, 2009
After he retired, one man wrote,
I get up in the morning, and I dust off my wits.
I go out, get the paper, and I read the obits.
If my name is missing, I know I’m
Contributed by John Tung on Feb 12, 2009
LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR DEAD
To one person who wanted to bury his father before following Jesus, Jesus said, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God." (Lk. 9:60)
Doesn’t that sound harsh? Someone’s father just died, and the man can’t even go back to bury
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Oct 18, 2002
DEAD IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
Several years ago a movie came out called “Death Becomes Her”. I don’t recommend it. It was dark humor at best, but the few funny parts weren’t worth the cost of the movie rental; much less, a theatre ticket.
But the basic premise of the movie turns out to be a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
In the town of Sedlec in the Czech Republic, there is a famous cemetery that dates back to the 13th century. Some 40,000 people who died from the Black Plague in the 14th century and in the Hussite wars in the beginning of the 15th century were buried there. Around 1400 a Gothic
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 11, 2009
“Why the Dead Sea?”
We have heard of dead people, dead beasts, dead trees and dead flowers, but is there such a thing as a dead sea? There is and they call it dead because it receives all and gives nothing. This body of water – the most remarkable in the world – is at the southern end of the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 10, 2009
A recent Time article (July 09) read:
"Have economic times gotten so bad that some of the dead are going unburied? Several large counties across the country are experiencing unprecedented increases in the number of unclaimed deceased - not only because the dead people could not be identified,
William James of Harvard once said, "There were some people for whom religion was a dull habit, while to others, it was acute fever." By appearances it was a Church of an acute fever. But by assessment it was a Church of a dull habit. The impressive prayers that were prayed went no
Contributed by Rick Boyne on Apr 12, 2012
RAISING THE DEAD
Easter Services are supposed to be focused on Jesus and the power of His resurrection. Yesterday, the members of Immanuel Southern Baptist Church in Wagoner, OK, got an object lesson to go along with the sermon.
Just before the services were to begin, the Sunday School
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jul 20, 2011
DEAD TO GARLIC
The problem is we are so accustomed to sin we do not recognize it's gravity.
I once read the news account of the two Lake Worth, Florida, high school boys. They were suspended from school because they ate so much garlic that no one could stand to have them around. They had
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 6, 2011
THE DEAD LETTERS
Quote: Phillip Brooks:
The Bible is like a telescope. If a man looks through his telescope he sees worlds beyond; but if he looks at his telescope, he does not see anything but that.
The Bible is a thing to be looked through to see that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
A television interviewer was walking the streets of Tokyo at Christmas time. Much as in America, Christmas shopping is a big commercial success in Japan. The interviewer stopped one young woman on the sidewalk, and asked, "What is the meaning of Christmas?" Laughing, she
Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 11, 2017
A boy ran into his house to tell his mom something. He had a dead rat in his hand. But he didn't notice that the pastor of their church was talking to his mom.
The boy said, “Mom, you'll never guess what! I was out behind the garage and there was this rat. I picked up a rock and threw it and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2002
DEAD OR ALIVE?
When elderly Adele Gaboury turned up missing four years ago, concerned neighbors in Worcester, Massachusetts, informed the police. A brother told police she had gone into a nursing home. Satisfied with that information, Gaboury’s neighbors began watching her property. Michael
The Resurrection of the Dead
Avijah Powers felt moderately sure nobody would recognize him when he registered under an assumed name at the little inn. It was more than twenty years since he had left the town--a hard,
reckless boy, running away from a good father and a devoted mother because
Contributed by Perry Greene on Jul 12, 2012
THE DEAD DONKEY
A city boy, Kenny, moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.
The next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the donkey died."
Kenny replied, "Well then,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
Tradition is the living faith of the dead; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. Tradition lives in conversation with the past, while remembering we are where and when we are and that it is we who have to decide. Traditionalism supposes that nothing should ever be done for the first time,
Opening illustration: Dead Poets Society
Time 14:00-18:22 Mr. Keating gathers his English class in the hallway of the school, telling them to look closely at the pictures of the alumni on the wall: all photos of once invincible, hopeful students, now dead. Mr. Keating asks the students what they
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Oct 24, 2003
Sort of Dead to Sin]
In a classic Leadership cartoon by Mary Chambers, two couples are seated in a living room engaged in Bible study. One of the women is speaking. "Well," she says, "I
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jun 26, 2006
A pastor wrote:
"Some time ago I saw a picture of an old burned-out mountain shack. All that remained was the chimney...the charred debris of what had been that family’s sole possession. In front of this destroyed home stood an old grandfather-looking man dressed only in his underclothes with a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies;