Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008
Joy of Christ Forgiveness: A member of a major non-Christian religion said to a missionary to India, "Tell me one thing your religion can offer the people of India that mine can’t." The missionary thought for a moment and replied, "Forgiveness! Forgiveness!"
Unlike the followers of all other
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
SAFE IN THE BURNED PLACE
Some early settlers were traveling together across the western prairies of the United States. One day they were horrified to see a fire fanned by strong wind coming their way.
As the flames raced closer and closer one man, to the amazement of the others, set fire to a
I can't count the number of times Christ has kept me from a decision that looked good at the time, but would have led to a disaster for my family. And I think all of us would run out of fingers and toes before we could
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
A man said to his pastor: “I am a miserable sinner and there is no help available for me. I have prayed to God, I have tried to be good and I have tried to do the right thing at the right time, but I always seem to fail.”
The pastor asked him: “Do you believe in the life, the death,
He was born into wealth and was raised in a mansion. Today he wears prison gray after being convicted of planting a car bomb that took the lives of two members of his family. His almost unbelievable reversal of circumstances came after he tried to get control of a $10-million
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jan 26, 2009
GOD FORGIVES WITHOUT CONDITIONS
I once heard a story about Camelot when King Arthur was away. Guinevere, his wife, was unfaithful with Sir Lancelot. When King Arthur returned, he found out about the affair and had his wife placed in a convent for life. Towards the end of the story in a beautiful
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 16, 2009
SIN KEYED OUT BY JESUS
What is this idea of "covering" or "hiding" sin? It means that there are circumstances where God will refuse to see our sin. I like to picture that as being like the technique used in video and film. It’s called the chromakey technique and requires filming in front of a
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 16, 2009
FORGIVEN, FORGIVEN, FORGIVEN...
I once read a marvelous story about a country doctor in Scotland who had a very poor practice. Although his patients would pay him in eggs, chickens, vegetables at harvest, and meat at slaughtering time, his huge ledger book would contain many names, symptoms,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
There is a professor at Howard University Divinity School, a teacher and scholar, with an unusual name. A name that tells this very story. The distinguished professor of New Testament, the author of the book Troubling Biblical Waters, is named Cain Hope Felder.
Dr. Felder tells
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 21, 2009
I'LL NEVER FORGIVE THEM
The story is told about a man who went to John Wesley and said, "I can never forgive that person. Never."
John Wesley replied, "Then I hope you
Contributed by Noal Atkinson on Aug 3, 2009
NOW YOU KNOW HOW TO TREAT HIM
A true story, a friend of mine 'John' was new at a company. He was told be careful with the new photocopier it gets hot and can melt overheads when you put them through the photocopier. So treat it carefully.
On his third week there he stayed back late and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2004
As a Pastor I have preached many times on how much we are loved. I have an illustration that was shared with me that I use quite often as I preach. I would like to share it so that others may see that indeed we are truly loved. We know that no greater love has ever been shown than Jesus giving His
Contributed by Gregory Fisher on Jul 1, 2004
When I lived in Ghana I remember hearing about a certain man. He lived in a village near Kumasi that is known for the production of kinte cloth. You know these Ghanaians dress very smartly in their kinte cloth. This particular man was very talented at cloth weaving, and designed and wove a very
Contributed by Richard Arnold on Dec 7, 2004
Private First Class Milton L. Olive III was born November 7, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. He died on October 22, 1966, just shy of his 20th birthday in Phu Cuong, Vietnam. The citation for his Medal of Honor reads as follows:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life
Contributed by Frank Zerbel on Feb 4, 2005
I remember setting in the church office working on a sermon when I heard something in the sanctuary. As I got out there I saw a ragged young man stepping out the door. I caught up with him and asked if I could help him. He was crying and proceeded to tell me who he was and that he felt something
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 5, 2005
In Stockholm, Sweden, a woman was injured as she rushed to catch a streetcar. She stumbled in front of the moving car and was caught beneath it. The police sent for a crane to lift the car off her body. While waiting for the crane a crowd of people gathered. One man pushed through the crowd,
Contributed by Adam Deibert on Feb 11, 2005
In a native village, it was discovered that there was a thief in thier midst. The chief decreed that whoever was caught stealing in the village would be punished with 15 lashes.
Late one night, the chief was awakened and told that the thief had been caught. To his horror, the chief discovered
Story: Perhaps I can explain it better by telling you as story that the famous Canadian 20th Century Pentecostal missionary, Jonathan Goforth, used to tell.
When Jonathan was 16 and still living at home with his parents, his father bought a second farm. He asked Jonathan to look after a huge
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Dec 2, 2005
John Stott said about this in his book “The Cross of Christ” that “only one act of pure love, unsullied by any taint of ulterior motive, has ever been performed in the history of the world, namely the self-giving of God in Christ on the cross for undeserving sinners. That is why,
Contributed by Allan Quak on Dec 6, 2005
Let me tell you about Louis Slotin, one of the early scientists who were working with the effects of radioactive uranium. On May 21, 1946, he was experimenting to find how long it would take for uranium to be triggered into an unstoppable reaction. He was doing that by pushing two hemispheres