Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008
Last year, digital singles outsold plastic CDs for the first time. So far in '07, sales of digital songs have risen 54%, to roughly 189 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Digital album sales are rising at a slightly faster pace, but buyers of digital music are purchasing
Willimon states this, "Despite the quest for wellness, risk-assessment analysis, and good works of Ralph Nader, nobody has created a way to make life last forever. You and I will die. So we might as well get on
John MacArthur tells this awesome story: There once was an old church in England. A sign on the front of the building read, ''We preach Christ crucified.'' After a time, ivy grew up and obscured the last word and it read, 'We preach Christ.''
The ivy grew some
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 5, 2011
LAND OF THE DYING
When John Owen, the great Puritan, lay on his deathbed his secretary wrote (in his name) to a friend, "I am still in the land of the living."
"Stop," said Owen. "Change that and say, 'I am yet in the land of the dying, but I hope soon to be in the land of the living.'"
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 5, 2011
A DYING CHURCH
An artist was once asked to put on canvas what he considered to be the picture best symbolizing a decaying and dying church. After several months, he returned and reported that he had finished the task. The hour finally arrived when the painting was to be unveiled. Several people
Martin Luther King Jr. on living, dying and his funeral.
If any of you are around what I have to meet my day, I don’t want along funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I would want them to say. Tell them not to
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 3, 2002
ADVERBS, NOUNS, AND DYING
The school system in a large city had a program to help children keep up with their school work during stays in the city’s hospitals. One day a teacher who was assigned to the program received a routine call asking her to visit a particular child. She took the child’s
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 2, 2008
Illustration from Dying to Self - A wealthy university graduate chose to live frugally in a single room, cooking his own meals. As a result he was able to give two million dollars to foreign missions. In explanation of his choice he wrote these words: “Gladly would I make the floor my bed, a box my
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2008
SENDING A TEACHER TO A DYING BOY
There was a school system in a large city that had a program that helped children in the hospital keep up with their homework. One day a teacher who was assigned to that program received a routine call asking her to visit a particular. She took the child’s name
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2009
DYING TO SAVE HER FATHER
The great Charles Spurgeon told a story that demonstrated a person’s concern for an unsaved family member. A rather young girl in Spurgeon’s congregation who had a terminal illness approached her pastor one day with thoughts about her upcoming funeral. She spoke of her
Contributed by Kevin Karhoff on Mar 18, 2013
What’s it look like to die every day? Well, dying to yourself today may mean spending your lunch hour serving food to the homeless at the shelter down the street from your office. It may mean the next time you talk to your neighbor, instead of playing it safe and keeping comfortable you bring
"MY SUPREME WEAPON IS DYING."
Joseph Ton was pastor of Second Baptist Church, Oradea, Romania, until he was exiled by the Romanian government in 1981. In Pastoral Renewal, he writes of his experience:
"Years ago I ran away from my country to study theology at Oxford. In 1972, when I was
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Aug 12, 2011
DYING FOR SOMEONE LIKE THAT
During the war in Vietnam, a young West Point graduate was sent over to lead a group of new recruits into battle. He did his job well, trying his best to keep his recruits from ambush and death. But one night, when they had been under attack, he was unable to get one
DYING IN THE OCEAN OF GRACE
Dr. Gerstner, "Christ has done everything necessary for his [sinners] salvation. Nothing now stands between the sinner and God but the sinner's good works. Nothing can keep him from Christ but his delusion that he has good works of his own that can satisfy God. If men
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 21, 2011
MOODY'S DYING WORDS
"Earth recedes. Heaven opens before me. If this is death, it is sweet! There is no valley here. God is calling me, and I must go."
"No, no, Father," said Moody's son, "You are dreaming."
"I am not dreaming," replied Moody. "I have been within the gates. I have seen the
Contributed by C. Scott Ghan on Aug 27, 2012
ILL. Dad was dying of something similar to Alzheimer’s. He was very violent, dangerous and in a great deal of trouble in his home town where he had been Fire Chief. The County didn't want to, but left with no other option committed him to a lock-down unit where he would remain for the rest of his
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 26, 2007
The last words of a dying person are normally never forgotten. A person’s closing comments often reveal their pain and agony. Some enter eternity without saying anything, while others utter sentiments that disclose their values, priorities, and innermost thoughts.
The great Baptist preacher,
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jan 27, 2006
In 1665 the residents of London were dying by the thousands each day. The bubonic plague was spreading from house to house because of the unsanitary conditions. Rats and fleas spread the germs throughout the city. Almost 30,000 people died, almost a third of London’s population at the time. This
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Mar 28, 2009
DYING WAS MORE USEFUL THAN LIVING
In the 4th Century there was a Christian called Telemachus who decided that the only way to protect himself from the corruption of the world and to serve God was to become a hermit and live in the desert.
One day as he rose from his knees, it dawned on him