Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Jun 2, 2009
A FEW WORDS
Imagine going into a bank, innocently filling out a withdrawal slip, and within minutes being arrested by the police. When Ron Schatz filled out a withdrawal slip in an American bank, he had no idea that handcuffs would soon be placed upon him. It took a while to straighten out the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 26, 2009
A child once said: "The preacher is paid to be good. The rest of us,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
CHRIST'S PRESENCE: A FACT, NOT A PROMISE
Dr. G. Campbell Morgan told about an experience in his early Christian life. He would visit several ladies once a week to read the Bible to them. When he came to the end of Matthews Gospel, Morgan read, "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 22, 2009
THE HARVEST IS RIPE
The Harvest is ripe -- Here's proof:
Wycliffe: Vision 2025
Translation projects started in every language on the planet by 2025.
In "The Faith Equation," Dr. Marvin Bittinger, Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University and author of over 175
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 2004
HELPING THE HOMELESS
Bob Kraemer of Campus Crusade Canada tells this story:
Over 1000 homeless people have now seen the movie, The Passion of the Christ, received evangelistic literature and a $5.00 voucher to McDonald’s through the ComePassion project in British Columbia’s lower mainland.
Message to Garcia
In all this Cuban business there is one man who stands out on the horizon of my memory. When war broke out between Spain and the United States, it was very necessary to communicate quickly with the leader of the insurgents. Garcia was somewhere in the
Contributed by Jason Noble on Jan 2, 2003
When a man’s lips have felt the sacrificial flame, he is bold to go upon the Lord’s errands, though it
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 8, 2003
George Sweeting, in his book The No-Guilt Guide for Witnessing, tells of a man by the name of John Currier who in 1949 was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Later he was transferred and paroled to work on a farm near Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1968, Currier’s sentence was
Contributed by J Spurling on Jan 29, 2003
I like the way that English reformer William Tyndale defined the word Gospel. He said that euangelion (the Gospel) signified a “good, merry, glad and joyful tiding, that maketh a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 9, 2003
THE PATRICK YOU NEVER KNEW
He didn’t chase the snakes out of Ireland and he may never have plucked a shamrock to teach the mystery of the Trinity. Yet St. Patrick well deserves to be honored by the people of Ireland—and by downtrodden and excluded people everywhere.
Some 1,500 years ago a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 9, 2003
THE RISK-- THE JOY
Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, almost delighted in taking risks for the gospel. He said:
"I must take this decision disregarding risks involved and make known the gifts of God and his everlasting consolation. Neither must we fear any such risk in faithfully
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 10, 2003
ST. PATRICK, A BRIEF HISTORY
The uncontested, if somewhat unspecific, biographical facts about Patrick are as follows:
Patrick was born Patricius somewhere in Roman Britain to a relatively wealthy family. He was not religious as a youth and, in fact, claims to have practically renounced the
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 22, 2001
30 years ago two shoe salesmen were sent to Nigeria to survey the country for the possibility of building a shoe factory. The first man came back and said, "Few people here wear shoes so there is little need to build a new shoe factory in Nigeria. The second came back to London and said, "This is
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 15, 2001
In the 13th Century, Nicolo Polo (father of Marco Polo) was visiting the court of the grandson of Ghengis Khan - Kublai Khan.
Kublai Khan was the Emperor of China and he had never met Europeans before. He was delighted to meet this visitor from Venice AND he was strongly impressed by the
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Oct 17, 2001
“Dr. Garl Restored My Sight!”
There was this soft-spoken man who was a commuter on the Long Island Railroad—on the five o’clock local. Every evening, after the train had left the subway, he would begin a journey through the car from front to back. At each seat he would stop and say, “Excuse
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 21, 2001
THE CHANGE YOU OWE TO JESUS
John Wesley was a popular evangelist in early America and often rode from one church to another to preach. On one such journey, stopped by a highwayman who shouted, "Halt, your money or your life."
Wesley got down from his horse, emptied his pockets to reveal
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Nov 21, 2001
In Decision magazine, Peggy DesNoyers writes:
My job as a psychiatric home-health nurse brought me in touch with many people who were hurt or angry and who were searching for answers to problems in their lives.
I knew that Jesus was the answer, but I couldn’t bring myself to talk to them about
Contributed by David Whitten on Nov 29, 2001
Sunday Morning August 31 1997 we awoke to the news that seemed to rock the world. It was the of a Princess. Millions watched as news reporters described in great detail the events that caused the of Princess Diana. Up dates told every late breaking tid bit of information. The world sat hungrily
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
Across the pond, Dawn Gilkes, wife of vicar Don Gilkes, asked
children at her church to pray that Osama bin Laden and other
Muslims would convert to Christianity. One parent
complained, "In the current climate to voice sentiments like
this, particularly in front of
Contributed by Dru Ashwell on Dec 19, 2001
“Growing Christians are more evangelistic
than evangelistic sermons.
Inspire the members of your church—get them
on fire for Jesus and excited about
growing spiritually—and then they can’t help but
tell their friends about it.
The best evangelism is that which comes as