Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Robert Lewis, Founding Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas said this, “…Our church along with several others, organized to renovate some of the public schools in our area. Teachers and school officials had not asked for our help and were clearly surprised when we offered it.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Early in the nineteenth century, the King of Prussia, Frederick William III, found his nation in great trouble.
He had been attempting to bring prosperity to his land, but constant wars had drained the treasury. After prayerful consideration, he wrote an open letter to the women of Prussia asking
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Sep 24, 2003
WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE
Christ met unbelievers where they were. He realized what many Christians today still don’t seem to understand. Cultivators have to get out in the field.
According to one count, the gospels record 132 contacts that Jesus had with people. Six were in the Temple; four in
During the preparations for an evangelistic crusade in Latin America, a very poor, unshaven man came to one of the week-long biblical counseling courses. It was unusual to see a man of this condition attending an in-depth training session. Most often, those with a better education and social
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Jul 9, 2004
When death seemed so close to Delos Miles in a bunker in North Korea, he began to pray. As he lay on the ground, a Chinese soldier put a rifle to his head. Miles prayed something like this: "Lord, if you are all-powerful like I’ve always heard you are, you can bring me out of here alive. If you
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
1997------- From time to time we hear statistics about how people first came into church membership. These figures trace back to the Institute for American Church Growth, which asked 10,000 people about their pilgrimage. What led them in? Answers were: Special need, 2 percent; Walk-in, 3 percent;
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Oct 13, 2002
J. P. Moreland, in his book Apologetic Reasoning and the Christian Mind, tells of an experience that illustrates the importance of truth: “One afternoon I was sharing the gospel in a student’s dorm room at the University of Vermont. The student began to espouse ethical relativism: ‘Whatever is
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 8, 2003
George Sweeting, in his book The No-Guilt Guide for Witnessing, tells of a man by the name of John Currier who in 1949 was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Later he was transferred and paroled to work on a farm near Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1968, Currier’s sentence was
Contributed by Greg Warren on May 1, 2001
In an earlier century, there lay a large boulder in the middle of the roadway. Traveler after traveler walked past the boulder, veering off the side of the road to get around it. All the while, they were shaking their head and muttering, "Can you believe that? Someone should get that big thing
Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 9, 2001
Illus.: “When Blind Eyes Were Opened”
D.L. Moody, the famed evangelist, told this story at one of his meetings: One evening just before Christmas, a man was walking through the streets of an Eastern city. The store windows were all beautifully decorated, and he observed three little girls
Contributed by Danny Thomas on May 21, 2001
Once upon a time, in the heart of the Western Kingdom, lay a beautiful garden. And there, in the cool of the day, the Master of the garden was wont to walk. Of all the denizens of the garden, the most beautiful and most beloved was gracious and noble bamboo. Year after year, bamboo grew
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 22, 2001
David Livingstone went to darkest Africa as a lone missionary. After some time his missions committee wrote to him saying, "Some people would like to join you. What’s the easiest road to get where you are?" He replied, "If they’re looking for the easiest road, tell them to stay in England. I
Contributed by Terry Dashner on Dec 21, 2001
How valuable is salt? 40 million tons are required each year to fill our needs. Homer called it divine. Plato called it a "substance dear to the gods." Shakespeare mentioned salt 17 times in his plays. Perhaps Leonard da Vinci wanted to send a subtle message about purity lost when he painted "The
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2002
The Unbaptized Arm
Ivan the Great was the tsar of all of Russia during the Fifteenth Century. He brought together the warring tribes into one vast empire--the Soviet Union. As a fighting man he was courageous. As a general he was brilliant. He drove out the Tartars and established peace across
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 5, 2001
Illustration: “The Story of Robert Moffit: One Convert”
I’m sure you’ve heard the classic story about the faithful pastor who was told by his superior that something was wrong with his work. The supervisor told him, “Only one person has been added to your church this year, and he is only a
Ordinary people talking. And that’s how it should be. Look at our reading.
Jesus invested a lot of time in his 12 disciples. He invested even more in the four key
disciples; Peter, Andrew,James and John.
Yet it wasn’t the four who first asked to tell the people the good news of the
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on May 21, 2010
I remember as a kid watching the TV series called "KUNG FU" staring David Caradine. The blind Master Po (Keye Luke) calls his young student "GRASSHOPPER" to "EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED". We are not grasshoppers but we often see ourselves as such (Numbers 13:33) and we don't need a Shaolin monk to tell
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Aug 30, 2010
When I was in high school, my thoughts were; to graduate, get a really good job and make lots of money and then live happily ever after. So, you can imagine what ran through my mind when I saw my ideal job being advertised in the paper. The ad read something like this:
I need one young man who
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Oct 1, 2010
"IS HE LIKE BILL?"
Bill was a drunk, converted at a city mission. Before his conversion he had gained a reputation as a tramp and alcoholic for whom there was no hope. But when he was converted everything changed. He became the most caring person at the mission. He spent all his days there doing
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 10, 2010
JOHN HARPER'S LAST CONVERT
John Harper was born into a Christian family May 29, 1872. He became a Christian 13 years later and had already started preaching by age 17. He received training at the Baptist Pioneer Mission in London, and in 1896 he founded a church, now known as Harper Memorial