Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
MISSIONARY Gregory Fisher writes: "What will he say when he shouts?" The question took me by surprise. I had already found that West African Bible College students can ask some of the most penetrating questions about minute details of Scripture.
"Reverend, I Thess. 4:16 says that Christ will
Contributed by Loyd C. Taylor on Mar 10, 2023
Is Easter just a holiday,
with dyed eggs and yummy candy?
Is it a time when children play
and all dress so fine and dandy?
Is Easter when adults find
some much-needed relaxation?
Is it a break from their work
to enjoy a short vacation?
Or does Easter remind us
how Christ died our debt to
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 21, 2008
Margaret Sangster Phippen wrote that in the mid 1950s her father, British minister W. E. Sangster, began to notice some uneasiness in his throat and a dragging in his leg. When he went to the doctor, he found that he had an incurable disease that caused progressive muscular atrophy. His
AN EASTER PARABLE: EDITH EASTER
Edith Burns was a wonderful Christian who lived in San Antonio, Texas. She was the patient of a doctor by the name of Will Phillips. Dr. Phillips was a gentle doctor who saw patients as people. His favorite patient was Edith Burns. One morning he went to his office
Contributed by David Simpson on Jan 14, 2013
Our son, John learned a valuable lesson about death when he was a child. One day he took aim with his new BB gun at a little bird sitting on a limb near our back deck. He aimed and fired and hit his target and the bird collapsed to the ground. Dead. At first there was the excitement of being a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 23, 2002
A MEMORIAL TO THE RESURRECTION
Six miles outside of Manilla lies the peaceful but vast Manila American Cemetery. It is 152 acres of gently rising ground set aside to memorialize the military dead who served America during World War II in the Southwest Pacific Theatre.
The cemetery is
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 5, 2004
SON OF RESURRECTION
Dr. Joseph Haroutunian, professor at McCormick Theological Seminary, came to America from Armenia. One day a well-meaning friend said to him, "Your name is difficult to pronounce and difficult to spell--it could hurt your professional career. Why don’t you change your name to
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jun 12, 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
Contributed by Ronnie Knight on May 8, 2008
THE RESURRECTION IS CRUCIAL
So significant is this event that the whole of the Christian faith would fall if the resurrection of Jesus Christ were not true. William Lane Craig suggests that, “Without the belief in the resurrection, the Christian faith could not have come into being. The disciples
Contributed by Todd Leupold on Nov 2, 2008
J. Vernon McGee once pointed out:
"Martha believed in a resurrection. But listen, it makes less demand upon faith to believe that in a future day we shall receive glorified bodies than it does to rest now on the assuracne that they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. It is
Contributed by Ferdinand Funk on Sep 28, 2008
Bernard Martin, writes the following story in his book If God Does Not Die.
One day a pastor was called from a children's party at the Sunday school to visit a young woman whose world had collapsed into an acute depression following the death of her husband in an auto
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 4, 2011
In a cemetery in Hanover, Germany, is a grave on which were placed huge slabs of granite and marble cemented together and fastened with heavy steel clasps. It belongs to a woman who did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. Yet strangely, she directed in her will that her
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 he
Contributed by Perry Greene on Jul 1, 2012
FEAR OF THE RESURRECTION
In a cemetery in Hanover, Germany, is a grave on which were placed huge slabs of granite and marble cemented together and fastened with heavy steel clasps. It belongs to a woman who did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. Yet strangely, she directed in her will
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 19, 2014
As a boy I saw an advertisement in a comic book that appealed to my scientific nature. The product being offered for sale was called a "miracle plant." The ad declared that the plant would be dead when received by the purchaser; but when placed in water, it would soon "miraculously" return to
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Apr 5, 2018
Before his death Winston Churchill became a follower of Jesus Christ. He made his own funeral arrangements. When they said the benediction, he had arranged for a bugler high in the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral to play “Taps,” the universal signal of the day is over. After he finished there was a
Contributed by Samuel Young on Apr 6, 2021
I am Zordak, Jesus’ guardian angel. I want to tell you the story of Jesus.
Jesus had died and laid in the grave. I was very sad.
There were one hundred Roman soldiers and whole army of evil angels guarding the grave.
But Sunday morning is coming…
It was still dark. The dew was still on the
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 10, 2008
The apostle Paul wrote about this redemptive work of Christ upon the Cross and victory that is available to the children of God through the resurrection of Christ. He writes, "So you are no longer a slave..." (Galatians 4:7) Jesus said, "So if the Son sets you free, you will
Contributed by Loyd C. Taylor on Mar 10, 2023
On a hill, He is crying!
On the cross, He is dying…
Oh, see Him in agony!
Behold Him in cruel pain!
Listen to Him cry out again,
“Father, why hast thou forsaken me?”
For us, He is crucified!
For us, He suffered and died,
Taking our place at Calvary!
He died the world to save!
He was buried in a
What Changed at Easter?
Quest Study Bible notes this about the question, "What changed at Easter, this pivotal point in history?"
"The resurrection vindicated Jesus' claims about himself, that he was the Son of God in the flesh, the fulfillment of God’s dealings with humankind. No longer would