Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 29, 2008
It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 7, 2008
The cheerful girl with bouncy curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. "Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?"
Her mother checked the back of the little foil box and
Contributed by W F on Jul 8, 2008
Ernest Hemmingway was once asked to write a story in just six words. He wrote a sad one ...
"For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn."
The world's shortest story inspired writer Larry Smith who wondered what memoirs people might be able to concoct in just six words. So he began a website which, to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 21, 2008
A man goes to a diner every day for lunch. He always orders the soup du jour. One day the manager asks him how he liked his meal. The man replies, "It was good, but you could give a little more bread."
So the next day the manager tells the waitress to give him four slices of bread. "How was your
According to Charles Haddon Spurgeon, God delights in impossibilities: "One man says, I will do as much as I can. Any fool can do that. He that believes in Christ does what he cannot do, attempts the impossible, and performs it. And of course it was Jesus
The Bohemian reformer John Hus was a man who believed the Scriptures to be the infallible and supreme authority in all matters. He died at the stake for that belief in Constance, Germany, on his forty-second birthday. As he refused a final plea to
Contributed by David Rogers on Nov 16, 2004
When Dr. W.A. Criswell, pastor of the largest Southern Baptist Church in North America, was preaching I the North Shore Baptist Church in Chicago, he was entertained at the home of deacon James L. Kraft who was the superintendent of the Sunday School and founder of Kraft foods. Kraft said that as
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 22, 2004
REMEMBERING MY PURPOSE
The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and costly tombs ever built, but there is something fascinating about its beginnings.
In 1629, when the favorite wife of Indian ruler Shah Jahan died, he ordered that a magnificent tomb be built as a memorial to her. The shah
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 15, 2005
“The Grape Juice Equation!” Matthew 26:47-56 Key verse(s): 53-54:“‘Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way’.”
I get a certain
Contributed by Erik Hinchey on Apr 28, 2005
Adventure looks like crossing a brisk stream on long hills in the woods, listening to the squirrels as they scamper across the underbrush; it looks like climbing a sheer rock face, with only your grip and determination as a safety device.
These images remind us of our intended adventure, of our
Contributed by Richard Burkey on May 31, 2005
Dietrich Bonhoeffer stated, “The Christian life is not one of gloom, but of ever
A couple of years ago, Newsweek magazine ran an article on “Faith and Healing.” The article began with this unsettling story: “On a quiet Saturday afternoon, Ming He, a fourth-year medical student in Dallas, came across a man dying in the VA Hospital. Suffering from a rare cancer and hooked up
Contributed by Eric Peloquin on Jun 7, 2005
Robert Robinson, author of the hymn “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” lost the happy communion with the Savior he had once enjoyed, and in his declining years he wandered into the by-ways of sin. As a result, he became deeply troubled in spirit. Hoping to relieve his mind, he decided to
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jun 21, 2005
Our favor with God would be enough if we thought that you would have:
Enough happiness to keep you sweet.
Enough trials to keep you strong.
Enough sorrow to keep you human.
Enough hope to keep you happy.
Enough failure to keep you humble.
Enough success to keep you
Jesus is the Truth that sets us free, and that freedom comes through knowing Him personally in a one-on-one relationship. There is a tremendous difference in knowing about a person and knowing that person. I know about President Bush and Prince Charles, but I do not have a personal relationship
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 5, 2005
Too Easily Pleased! (07.06.05--Joy Every Day--Ecclesiastes 9:7-10)
I was happy with things the way they were. Why should I go to any great length to make them any better when, as it were, I was contented with how my car looked and drove? This was my response about a year ago when my wife
Contributed by Larry Jacobs on Jul 7, 2005
ILLUS: I am always kind of leery about the complements I receive as a preacher of the gospel. I know that many of them are very sincere but I always feel a little unworthy when someone really brags on a message that I have preached.
The greatest complement that I ever received was in a
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jul 16, 2005
The added benefit of winning souls is strength. The joy of the Lord gives us strength. The greatest joy next to the joy of your own salvation is winning another soul to Christ. Of the 43 years of missionary evangelism we have seen many answers to prayer with the healing of many. However, I do not
Contributed by Brian Oberg on Jul 22, 2005
Madonna said, "Money . . . sex . . . food. . . . they’re not what’s going to make us happy. They’re not real. They don’t last. There’s only one thing that lasts, and that’s your soul. And if you don’t work on that, and you don’t pay attention to that, then all the money in the world is not