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 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 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
Ernest Gordon’s Miracle on the River Kwai:
The Scottish soldiers, forced by their Japanese captors to labour on a jungle railroad, had degenerated to barbarous behaviour, but one afternoon something happened. A shovel was missing. The officer in charge became enraged. He demanded that the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2005
A chaplain was speaking to a soldier on a cot in a hospital.
“You have lost an arm in the great cause,” he said.
“No,” said the soldier with a smile. “I didn’t lose it--I gave it.”
In that same way,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
Pastor Clifford S. Stewart of Louisville, Kentucky, sent his parents a microwave oven one Christmas. Here’s how he recalls the experience:
“They were excited that now they, too, could be a part of the instant generation. When Dad unpacked the microwave and plugged it in, literally within
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Dec 22, 2005
When Martin Luther was printing his translation of the Bible in Germany, pieces of the printed Scripture fell to the floor. A young girl picked one of them up and read the phrase of our text, “For God so loved the world that he gave”. The rest of the sentence was missing. That moment for her was
Contributed by Brian Eatock on Jan 23, 2006
When God was about to create man, according to a Jewish legend, He took into His counsel the angels that stood about his throne. “Create him not,” said the angel of Justice, “for if Thou dost he will commit all kinds of wickedness against his fellow men; he will be hard and cruel and dishonest and
Contributed by Bo Dunford on Jan 25, 2006
An anonymous story which I have read several times is a supreme example of sacrifice!
* It has challenged me and blessed my life and I’d like to pass it on to you to close this message.
B) In a very large city there was a little newspaper boy, whose name was Johnny!
* Early one chilly spring
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2006
"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just as the roof of a sunhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright,