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 Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Empty Tomb reports evangelical and mainline churchgoers averaged giving just 4% of their earnings to their churches last year.
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jun 5, 2001
I would suggest this day that the empty tomb represents an emptied, not empty heart and life. The stone represents the sin that blocks the heart and life from being liberated and freed from the darkness that it contains. God, through Christ, has rolled that
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2006
Christian Giving Down: The Empty Tomb reports that church donations have dipped to a 35 year low. As a portion of after-tax income, giving has fallen from 0.66% per capita in ’68 to 0.38% in ’02. However, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that giving to the 400 largest charities rose 2.3% in
Contributed by James Chandler on May 29, 2018
When our children were young, we took a vacation to Washington D.C. We saw the many different memorials. The highlight of our trip was Arlington National Cemetery. It was quite a moment standing there with my wife and children watching the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier.
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 Sermon Central on May 19, 2001
Remember Woody Allen’s comic assessment? "I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work," he said. "I want to achieve immortality by not dying."
Which is it? Are we immortal because there are those who remember and cherish the fact that once we walked this "vale of tears" or are we
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 3, 2006
Giving Potential If Americans who identify with the historically Christian church increased their giving to an average of 10% of income; there could be an additional $78 billion dollars available
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Apr 7, 2009
GO BEYOND THE CROSS
Every year, thousands of people climb a mountain in the Italian Alps, passing the "stations of the cross" to stand at an outdoor crucifix. One tourist noticed a little trail that led beyond the cross. He fought through the rough thicket and, to his surprise, came upon another
Contributed by Ronnie Knight on May 9, 2008
Josh McDowell in Evidence for Christianity states, that “all but four of the world religions are based on philosophical propositions.” The other four are based on a personality. Of those four only Christianity claims an empty tomb. It is this distinction that took
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 10, 2006
Church Member Giving continues to decline according to the Empty Tomb research group. Protestants gave 3.1% of their income in ’68 compared to 2.5% in ’98, a lower rate than in ’33 during the
Contributed by Tom Lovorn on Jun 9, 2003
Cartoonist Joe McKeever has drawn a group of tourists looking at the Garden tomb in Jerusalem. It’s an open tomb where the stone door has been rolled away. Their guide says, "The angel moved the stone to reveal an empty tomb
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2011
NO ENTRANCE AND NO EXIT
Peter Larson: "Despite our efforts to keep him out, God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: a virgin's womb and an empty tomb. Jesus entered our world through a door marked 'No Entrance' and left through a door marked 'No Exit.'"
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 10, 2006
Wealth Growth It is estimated that the United States has 276 billionaires, over 2,500 households with a net worth exceeding $100 million, 350,000 individuals with a net worth of $10 million, and 5 million millionaires. An estimated $41 trillion to $136 trillion is expected to change hands in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 16, 2008
A husband and wife team of researchers, the founders of Empty Tomb, Inc., in Champaign, Illinois, have tracked American and American Christian expenditures as well as global needs. John and Sylvia Ronsvalle have estimated that $70-$80 billion a year could meet the most essential human needs around
Contributed by Pat Cook on Jun 13, 2003
Folks, the resurrection story is believable. You can believe in the death of Jesus. You can believe in the empty tomb. You can believe in the appearances Jesus made afterwards. It still takes a certain amount of faith to accept it as your own, but it’s like riding a bike. According the laws of
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 12, 2002
Bill and Gloria Gaither have written many wonderful Christian songs. One that Gloria wrote in the late 1960’s came while she was expecting a child. The couple was going through some terrible problems. Bill had been seriously sick, their music had been attacked as not being spiritual. On new years
Contributed by Doane Brubaker on Apr 2, 2007
You understand the relationship of cause & effect. If that happened, then this results.
When you enter a dark room and flip a light switch you expect the room to brighten. If you flip that switch and the windows open, you’re pretty surprised because the two aren’t related.
When you get in your
Contributed by Rick Bezanson on Jul 11, 2008
We know that Jesus rose from the dead. The resurrection is a historical event, not a myth or story. We know this from the empty tomb and the people who saw Christ physically alive. First, the women, and then the apostles, and then over five hundred people saw Christ alive after he rose from the
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
A MESSAGE DELIVERED BUT NOT RECEIVED
Back in April of 1865, a telegraph office was thrown into consternation by hearing the paperboys outside the office crying out the news that President Lincoln had been shot. After a few angry words, the telegraphers realized that the only way news could have