Contributed by Ken Kersten on Jan 22, 2004
This being Easter our leadership met and decided, "You know, we want to get a really special speaker. Why don’t we call the best preacher in the world and ask him to speak."
And they did and he said "No".
So they said, "Well if we can’t have the best speaker, as least we can get the smartest
Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 23, 2004
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most provable fact in all of history! There is more evidence that Christ rose from the grave than any other fact in history. Today followers of the Islamic faith can visit the tomb of their leader Mohammed. Today followers of the Buddhist religion can go
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Mar 5, 2004
Philip Yancey’s book The Jesus I Never Knew (1995,p.188) picked up on this, and he noted, of the many biographies he had read,
“few devote more than ten percent of their pages to the subject’s death – including biographies of men like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, who died violent
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2004
“All Bets Are Off!” Matthew 28: 1-7 Key verse(s): 5&6 “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.’”
“When the game begins, all
Contributed by Scott Sharpes on Apr 9, 2004
Bruce Larson said, “The events of Easter cannot be reduced to a creed or philosophy. We are not asked to believe the doctrine of the resurrection. We are asked to meet this person raised from the dead. In faith, we move from belief in a doctrine
Contributed by Francis Avila on Apr 9, 2004
A Moslem said to a Christian, "WE Moslems have one thing you Christians do not have. When we go to Medina (Saudi arabia), we find a coffin and know that that Mohammed lived because his body is in it. But when, you Christians go to Jerusalem, you find nothing but an empty tomb."
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Apr 11, 2004
I just read the story online of a guy who sold everything in order to place a bet in Los Vegas. The article explains: “A British man who has sold all his possessions, including his clothes, will stand in a rented tuxedo on Sunday and bet everything on a single spin of the roulette wheel. If he
Contributed by Jim Kane on May 25, 2004
Eric Reed in this past week’s Leadership Weekly e-mail column related the following story.
“After Easter last year, a woman approached a pastor I know and asked, "So what happened with Jesus after the Resurrection?" "Well, he ascended into heaven and he’s still alive," the pastor said.
As the Spring arrived this year, I watched as the new growth literally exploded from the ground. I began to think about the trees, which had looked so dead, but which were now budding and bringing forth blossoms, leaves and eventually fruit. I thought about the flowers which would bloom and
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 17, 2004
The Empty Tomb
Little Philip, born with Down’s syndrome, attended a third-grade Sunday School class with several eight-year-old boys and girls. Typical of that age, the children did not readily accept Philip with his differences, according to an article in leadership magazine. But because of a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2005
SLEEPING IN THE CEMETERY
According to a March, 2005 news report, a tramp in Holland has been found using the cemetery as his sleeping quarters.
The man was charged by police after they caught him a second time sleeping in the graveyard at Nijmegen. The 43-year old had dug out the earth
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2005
SUPER STUPID EASTER JOKES
Boy 1: "How did you get that bruise on your arm?"
Boy 2: "I ate some Easter candy."
Boy 1: "Eating Easter candy won’t give you a bruise." 7
Boy 2: "It will if it’s your big brother’s candy!"
Q: What would you get if you crossed the Easter Bunny with an
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Mar 24, 2005
“Kick Me!” Matthew 28:1-10 Key verse(s): 6:“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.”
Getting pulled into a practical joke is not much fun; especially when you walk in so innocently and depart with egg all over your face. I remember that my two brothers and I always had a pretty good time
Contributed by Mark Evans on Mar 24, 2005
A CHILD-LIKE FAITH:
My daughter was four years old and about to see her first Easter play. Like most little girls at Easter, she was all decked out in her flowered outfit, patent leather shoes, matching purse, white lace gloves, and to top it all off – her beautiful Easter hat.
As the play
Contributed by Ian Johnson on Mar 25, 2005
I had seen many pictures of Mt Taranaki in NZ it looked beautiful.But I had never seen it for myself. I had been to the area four times before I actually saw the mountain. When the clouds were removed the sight of the mountain took my breath away it was magnificent.
Many know alot about the
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Mar 27, 2005
“Easter on The Bench!” Matthew 28:1-10 Key verse(s) 5:“The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.’”
Spending Easter Sunday alone is no way to spend Easter! Yet, when you have a bad virus and don’t want to infect anyone else, it
Moody notes " It is a peculiar thing, you cannot get any instruction in the Bible as to how to conduct a funeral, for Jesus broke up every
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 30, 2005
“A priest and a rabbi are discussing the pros and cons of their various religions, and inevitably the discussion turns to repentance.
The rabbi explains Yom Kippur, the solemn Day of Atonement, a day of fasting and penitence, while the priest tells him all about Lent, and its 40 days of
Contributed by J.d. Tutell on Mar 31, 2005
Lee Strobel shares the following story in the "Case for Easter." In 1963 the body of 14 year old Addie Mae Collins, one of four African-American girls tragically murdered in an infamous church bombing by white racists, was buried in Birmingham, Alabama. For years family members kept returning to
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jun 13, 2005
It is as if the resurrection provides the “missing link” to our faith. We are all familiar with the “missing link” in the theory of evolution. The missing link is that one thing that is missing from the theory that connects the generation of humanity from the ape-like creature the theorists