Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 9, 2006
"The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. From Pentecost to the Haystack meeting in New England and from the days when Robert Morrison landed in China to the martyrdom of John and Betty Stam, prayer has been the
Contributed by Shawn Drake on Oct 25, 2001
A HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN
The Celtic festival of Samhain is probably the source of the present-day Halloween celebration. The Celts new year began on November first. A festival that began the previous evening honored Samhain, the Celtic lord of death. The celebration marked the beginning of
The History of WWJD
Wikipedia encyclopedia states this about the common abbreviation WWJD: The phrase "What would Jesus do?" (often abbreviated to WWJD) became popular in the United States in the 1890s and again in 1990s as a personal motto for thousands of Christians who used the phrase as a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 22, 2008
A HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING DAY
In 1604 King James came to power in England. We hear his name often, as the most trusted version of the English Bible was translated during his reign – the King James Version. He was relatively tolerant of other religious opinions, except those that openly
Contributed by Michael Dean on Jan 26, 2013
TRUSTING THE HISTORY
"..in this era of history, the most attacked part of the Bible's history is Genesis 1-11. When people understand they can trust the history of the early chapters of Genesis, they can better understand and be more responsive to the gospel--the gospel that is based
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 30, 2010
HISTORY OF SPAM
In the 1930s, Jay Hormel noticed that there was some perfectly good, though not necessarily desirable, pork-shoulder meat going to waste in his meat-packing plant. So he, being the entrepreneur that he was, came up with the idea of processing that meat with a little ham and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
HISTORY OF CALVINISM
In 1610, just one year after the death of James Arminius (a Dutch Seminary professor) five articles of faith based on his teachings were drawn up by his followers. The Arminians, as his followers came to be called, presented these five doctrines to the State of Holland in
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 30, 2002
THE CENTER OF HISTORY
"I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is
Ephesians 2 verse 19, it says … “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints, and also members of the household of God”.
There is a lot in that verse … but I will start by focusing on the phrase, “members of the household of God” …
History records a remarkable account of the destruction of an ancient town. The watchmen on the walls would call out whenever they thought they saw a foe approaching. Sensing that the people had begun to resent them for giving these false alarms, they decided to remain quiet. Regrettably, not long
The Paradox of Our Time in History
The paradox of our time in history is that....
We have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less.
We buy more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families, more
Contributed by John Joslin on Nov 18, 2005
History is the activity of God in accomplishing His mighty purposes. - Henry
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 1, 2002
MAKING HISTORY--COMMUNION MEDITATION
The author Circian writes:
“Nathan Hale was a young man who had every prospect for a happy and fulfilling life. He was very well educated for his day—a Yale graduate in an era when very few went to college. Although there are many contemporary accounts
Contributed by David Barnes on Jul 20, 2002
Famous last words in history.
1. Entrepreneur, P. T. Barnum, d. 1891 “How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?”
2. John Barrymore, actor, d. May 29, 1942 “Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.”
3. Humphrey Bogart,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 15, 2002
THE CROSS AND ANTICHRIST IN HISTORY
Massachusetts Bay Colony was the scene of "The Great Migration" wherein thousands of religious dissenters came over to the New World to make a new life for themselves in the company of "saints" and other Puritans. Right off quick they passed laws regulating
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 James O. Davis on Oct 28, 2003
It is interesting that history reveals a population of 1 billion people from the time of Adam until the year 1830. One hundred years later, in the year 1930, there were 2 billion people on the earth. From 1930 to 1960, a period of thirty years, the world population stood at 3 billion people.
Contributed by Doug Lyon on Feb 10, 2007
The impact of Jesus on history is eloquently captured in a short literary piece entitled One Solitary Life. Perhaps you’ve heard it before. It reads this way:
“Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the Child of a peasant woman. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"The dustbin of history is littered with the remains of those countries that relied on diplomacy to secure their freedom. We must never forget...in the final analysis...that is it our military, industrial and economic