Contributed by Chris Surber on Sep 9, 2008
I recently read the story of a man who, in 2006, was driving along a road in Pune India, a city located in the Maharashtra province of central India. The man was driving a common mode of transportation in India, his motorcycle with its mighty 2 stroke engine, through torrential rains on a road that
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 13, 2001
I like the story about 3 prospectors who found a rich vein of gold in California during the gold rush days. They realized what a great discovery they had, & decided, "We’ve a really good thing going here as long as no one else finds out about it." So they each took a vow to keep it
Contributed by Tim Spear on Sep 6, 2011
Thousands of ordained men in the present day know nothing whatever about Christ, except His name. They have not entered "the door" themselves, and they are unable to show it to others. Unconverted ministers are the dry-rot of the Church...We must never fail to ask, Where is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
AMAZED BY JESUS
Many years ago – in the confines of a barracks room, a young sailor decided not to go out partying with his friends. He invested that evening reading the Bible - very specifically – reading the Gospel of John. The room was mostly dark except for the light of the little study desk
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 26, 2007
Conclusion: A missionary was passing out Gospel of John’s in the Central provinces of India. One man took the Gospel of John and when he realized it was Christian literature, he tore it in pieces and threw them on the ground. In the providence of God, another man shortly came by that same place and
Contributed by James Wallace on Nov 12, 2009
I had been a Christian only a few months when I felt compelled to witness to my father. In the midst of the discussion, I remember a question which he blurted out in frustration. He said, “Well, if God exists, why doesn’t He just blow a big hole in the ground or something?” In other words, why
Contributed by Jay Winters on Dec 30, 2007
In somewhere between 65 and 70 AD, a legendary story about the Apostle Peter arose. The great fire of Rome was burning and smoldering. Apostle Peter a leader of the church and evangelist at the time was fleeing Rome. Reportedly, Peter saw a vision of Jesus carrying a cross into Rome. Peter stopped
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 18, 2009
How God Used a Phrase from a Gospel Tract to Bring an Indian to Faith in Christ, the Bread of Life; Paul Harvey on the Meaning of God’s Providence
So providence assumes that God is the supreme Creator of all things. And as Creator he prevents the universe from going into non-existence, he guides
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 28, 2011
OUR "IN JESUS" VOICE
I'm always intrigued by the phrase some parents and care-givers use with children: "Now children, we need to use our 'indoor' voices."
What Ephesians 4 is saying is that when in the church (not the building) we need to use our "in Jesus" voices.
Those voices need to lift
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 12, 2011
A young couple, very much in love, were getting married in church. However, the bride was very nervous about the big occasion and so the preacher chose one verse that he felt would be a great encouragement to them. The verse was 1 John 4:18 which says: "There is no fear in love.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 10, 2002
I WILL SAVE YOU
John Piper puts it this way:
If we only knew it, every one of us is stranded on an ice face in Greenland, and the wind is blowing fiercely. Our position is so precarious that even if we inhale too deeply our weight will shift and we will plunge to our destruction. God comes to
Contributed by David Haun on May 27, 2004
In a former church I served, a mother started reading the Bible to her young son. A few weeks later they were reading from the Gospel of John. When she read John 3:16, her son commented, "Oh, I know this. This is an old one..." Being familiar with a Scripture can do that to us. We can "know"
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Oct 9, 2005
A missionary in Africa experienced great difficulty in trying to translate the Gospel of John into the local dialect. He faced the problem of finding a word for believe. He continued to do his best, but he always had to leave a blank space when he came to that particular word. Then one day a runner
Doug Nichols served with Operation Mobilisation in India 1966-1968.
In 1967, Doug Nochols was serving as a missionary in India. While he was just starting to study the language he contracted tuberculosis and was eventually sent to a sanatorium to recuperate.
It was not a very good place to be.
Contributed by David Haun on Dec 21, 2003
We had an experience just this week of God stepping in when a call is given. The miracle started about two weeks ago when I "accidentally" came across an account of a new movie showing in selected theaters. The movie was reviewed as one of the best in recent years and was titled "The Gospel of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 30, 2003
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Victor, a man in Jeanette Hoessel’s English-as-a-second language course, came from El Salvador. He asked her one day, "What does C-section mean?" Since Jeanette’s three children had been delivered by Caesarian section, she felt confident with her explanation, but Victor’s
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Who has ever heard the name, Edward D. Kimball? Doesn’t ring a bell? Well, let me tell you about him. Many years ago, Mr. Kimball was a Sunday School teacher at Mount Vernon Congregational Church in Chicago. It was a tiny little church, and Mr. Kimball’s class consisted of just a handful of teenage
Information from Rev. Bruce Goettsche:
You have probably heard the phrase many times, "timing is everything". There is a great deal of truth in that statement. The difference between a good joke and a bad one is a person’s sense of timing. An appropriate pause makes a joke . . . an inappropriate
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Aug 19, 2007
Illustration: Kindness to an Old Man Opened the Door
Doug Nichols, said that “While serving with Operation Mobilization in India in 1967, I spent several months in a TB sanitarium with tuberculosis. After finally being admitted into the sanitarium, I tried to give tracts to the patients, doctors,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 19, 2007
"A Californian magazine ran a survey of over 600 ex-Muslims who now follow Jesus, and concludes: "Although dreams appear to play a minor role in the conversion of Westerners, over 25% of these ex-Muslims affirmed that dreams and visions played a vital role in their conversions…" [source: