Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jul 9, 2001
When Billy Graham went to a southern city for meetings, the governor of the state assigned a state trooper to drive him around for 3 weeks. The trooper was so impressed that he went forward during the crusade, received Christ, dedicated his life, and later
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 19, 2001
[Rescuing Those in Peril, Citation: Leadership, Vol. 12, no. 2.]
Roger Storms, pastor of First Christian Church in Chandler, Arizona, tells this story:
"One Sunday, a car had broken down in the alley behind our facilities, and the driver had jacked up the car and crawled underneath to work on
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 19, 2001
[Education in the Red-Light District, Citation: Joseph Aldrich, "How to Be a Redemptive Person," Preaching Today, Tape No. 113.]
When my wife and I went to Dallas Seminary, we decided we wouldn’t live in the "cemetery" housing.
Instead, we lived in the high-class, red-light district.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 20, 2001
Paul Little in his book "How to Give Away Your Faith" defines witnessing: "Witnessing is that deep-seated conviction that the greatest favor I can
Contributed by James May on Aug 8, 2001
An older gentleman was walking along the seashore one day in the hot sun. As he walked he was sweating profusely and seemed to be in a hurry! Every few steps he would bend over, pick up a starfish from the hot, burning sands and cast it back into the cool waves. One after another, after another,
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 10, 2001
A. In Teaching to Change Lives, Howard Hendricks tells about an 83-year old Michigan woman he met at a Sunday school convention in Chicago. "In a church with a Sunday school of only 65 people, she taught a class of 13 junior high boys. She had traveled by bus all the way to Chicago the night
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Nov 1, 2001
Evangelism is not what we tell people, unless what we tell is totally consistent with who we are.
It is who we are that is going to make the difference.
If we do not truly enjoy our faith, nobody is going to catch the fire of enjoyment from us.
If our lives are not totally centered on Christ,
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 26, 2001
Elton Trueblood wrote, "It used to be that Christianity was a revolutionary faith that turned the world upside down. But today Christians sit in Sunday morning church services looking at their watches, wondering what time dinner will be served, or thinking about the
Contributed by Greg Waddell on Mar 5, 2001
Florencio Varela, Argentina is one of the poorest townships of the greater Buenos Aires, metropolitan area. The streets are unpaved and strewn with garbage and sleeping dogs. I approached the home of Raul, a young man who had attended our services a couple of times.
I was nervious. I had heard
Contributed by Mark Hensley on May 3, 2001
Normally the flight from Nassau to Miami took Walter Wyatt, Jr., only sixty-five minutes. But on December 5, 1986, he attempted it after thieves had looted the navigational equipment in his Beechcraft. With only a compass and a hand-held radio, Walter flew into skies blackened by storm clouds.
Contributed by Jim Luthy on May 8, 2001
In America, it takes 85 people working over the course of an entire year to produce 1 convert.
(Requires a can of Coca-cola) Coca-cola is one product that has far outgrown its humble beginnings. In 1886, Dr. John Pemberton first introduced Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia. The pharmacist concocted a caramel-colored syrup in a three-legged brass kettle in his backyard. He first "distributed"
In 1996, Andrew Meekens, an elder in the international evangelical church of Addis Ababa was onboard a hijacked Ethiopian airliner which was running out of fuel. It eventually made an emergency crash landing near the Comoros Islands. According to some of those who survived the crash landing,
Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Feb 23, 2002
The Greek poet, Hosaye wrote, “ If you tell me who you love, I can tell you who you are
Max Lucado a dynamic Christian author said it this way, ‘ The sign of the saved is their love for the least”
Bill Hybels, Pastor of one of the largest churches in America echoed the thought , When he
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Mar 15, 2002
One day a lady criticized D. L. Moody for his methods of evangelism in attempting to win people to the Lord. Moody’s reply was "I agree with you. I don’t like the way I do it either. Tell me, how do you do it?" The lady replied, "I don’t do it." Moody retorted, "Then I like my way of doing it
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2002
WHY AM I HERE?
"Many years ago I attended a birthday party for my gay friend and co-worker, Julian. Sixty gay men and four straight women had gathered to celebrate in a high-rise penthouse with a dramatic sweeping view of the San Francisco Bay. Greeting me warmly, Julian exuberantly kissed me
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2002
SENT BY GOD
Bill Bright, the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, in a recent interview told of his most memorable occasion to share the gospel. "I remember as a young believer I felt impressed to call on a man who was a CEO of one of the great fortune 500 companies. As presumptuous as it
: Paul Esheman, the man responsible for distributing millions of copies of the Jesus film around the world, tells bout the time that the film was shown at a refugee camp I Mozambique on the southeast coast of Africa. Although most of the people had never heard the gospel, they fell in love with
In forty years of involvement in his church, Wilt Durant had led one person to Christ. You know what they say, if only one person comes to Christ its worth all the effort, right?
When he retired in 1992, he moved to Rogers, AR and joined Immanuel Baptist Church. One Sunday, his pastor preached
Many years ago in St. Louis a Christian man was completing some business with a lawyer. Before leaving the office, the Christian turned to the lawyer and said: "I have often wanted to ask you a question, but I have been a coward." The lawyer replied, "I didn’t think you were afraid of anything!"