Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 18, 2004
I have been re-reading the record of the Rich Young Ruler and his obviously wrong choice. But it has set me thinking. No matter how much wealth he had, he could not—ride in a car, have any surgery, turn on a light, buy penicillin, hear a pipe organ, watch TV, wash dishes in running
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Here is a letter from the book Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, by P. Brand. “Dear Lord, I have been re-reading the record of the Rich Young Ruler and his obviously wrong choice. But it has set me thinking. No matter how much wealth he had, he could not-- ride in a car, have any surgery, turn on a
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Apr 30, 2001
NEVER MIND, GOD
A man was putting a tin roof on his barn when all of a sudden he slipped and began to slide down the roof. He cried out to God to save him. No sooner had he got the words out of his mouth, a nail caught his pants and stopped him. When he stopped, he said, “Never mind, God. I
Contributed by John Shearhart on Jan 30, 2007
“As Christians, our identity in Christ far transcends our identity in our work. We are children of the living God, fearfully and wonderfully made and deeply loved by the Father.” (Boa 1997, 51)
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 4, 2009
CREATED BY GOD
A little girl was visiting over at grandpa's house. She crawls up into his lap and says "Grandpa, did God make you?"
He says "Oh, yes, my dear, God created me a long time ago."
She says "Did God make me, too?"
He says "Oh, yes, my dear, God created you a little while
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
C. S. Lewis recounts that when he first started going to church he disliked the hymns, which he considered to be fifth-rate poems set to sixth-rate music. But as he continued, he said, "I realized that the hymns (which were just sixth-rate music) were, nevertheless, being sung with devotion and
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 8, 2011
A HIJACKING PARABLE
Think of the human race aboard a hijacked jet-liner flying through time. God himself directed its takeoff from the divine control-tower. The initiator of all evil, whom we call the Devil, Managed to get a boarding pass.
When the plane reached its cruising altitude, the
Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 28, 2009
The more personal a gift is the more it is treasured.
Illustration: Bob and Becky Braffhart are missionaries to Mali. She is teacher. He is a builder and projects manager. He has helped construct the Mali woman’s hospital where Allie Cornoyer will be this Christmas. Their first son was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 9, 2005
In his little book On Christian Truth, Harry Blamires suggests that we think of the human race aboard a hijacked jet-liner flying through time. “God himself directed its takeoff from the divine control-tower. The initiator of all evil, whom we call the Devil, managed to get a boarding pass.” When
But what an incredible gift from God your body is! If you compared it to a machine no other machine comes even close to its design, precision and functionality.
Consider the skeleton system. Two hundred and six bones compose the skeleton, about half of which are in the hands and feet. Most of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 1, 2012
THE WONDER OF THE HUMAN HEART
Consider the power of your heart. It averages beating about eighty times a minute and the average cardiac output is about six liters of blood every minute. The next time you are in Walmart, go to the aisle where all the two liter drinks are and consider that every
Contributed by David Barsky on Feb 2, 2004
Once upon a time, there was a man who lived with his wife, two small children, and his elderly parents in a tiny hut. He tried to be patient and gracious, but the noise and crowded conditions wore him down. In desperation, he consulted the village wise man. “Do you have a rooster? asked the wise
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 15, 2009
My grandmother lived until she was 108. Now that is a long life! At 90 I remember her going on expeditions with a lapidary club. She loved collecting rocks and climbing mountains and walking for incredible distances. She would talk about the old people in the nursing home in which she lived. They
Contributed by Curtis Emerson on Jun 8, 2010
Have we held the line? Should those who have died rest easy because we are holding to the values that they were willing to give their lives for?
Consider this timeline;
"in 1954 churches began to grow silent;
by 1963 the Bible and prayer were removed from public schools;
by 1965 the sexual
Contributed by Douglas Duvall on Nov 13, 2006
I realize there are many pastors here this afternoon that are frustrated. How do I know? I hear your sermons.
Let me share something with you that not even my wife knows about.
Sometimes in the ministry I’m sure that as a pastor you feel that things come at you from all sides.
Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Jan 4, 2003
STEPS OF FAITH
When my oldest daughter was about 5 years old, we went to spend an afternoon at a river. Some of the adults decided to walk out to an island in the middle of the river. My daughter wanted to come out with me. I returned to shore and took her hand. She stepped into the water but
Jesus met the man in the tombs, healed him, cast the demons out. Now he is a sane man. Now he can take his place in society. I can imagine him coming home that evening after he met Jesus. His children look out the window and the cry out, "Mother, father is coming." She runs and locks the door. She
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jan 30, 2009
Sanctity of life Sunday. Life, every life, is a miracle. No matter what you’ve been through. No matter what your parents have said about you or failed to say, you are God’s miracle. I showed you one baby picture… here is one where you are at three days old. At this point you have 16 cells. You
Contributed by Dwight L. Moody on Jun 11, 2009
HOLD THE FORT, FOR I AM COMING
I am told that when General Sherman went through Atlanta toward the sea, through the southern states; he left in the fort, in the Kenesaw mountains, a little handful of men to guard some rations that he brought there.
And General Hood got into the outer rear and
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Aug 28, 2005
Paul Stanley tells this story from his military experience: “As an infantry company commander in Vietnam in 1967, I saw Viet Cong soldiers surrender many times. As they were placed in custody, marched away, and briefly interrogated, their body language and facial expressions always caught my