Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
Bob Goff tells the story of he and his friend Brandon going to Washington DC on business and being close to Capital Hill at midnight. They saw a bunch of cars awkwardly parked around the Library of Congress and barricades and so they decided to investigate. They discovered that it was a set for the
Contributed by Larry Jacobs on Aug 6, 2005
One of my Pastor friends in California was giving an invitation one Sunday Morning when a 5 year old boy came down. Well, he did not know if he was old enough to understand salvation, so, He took him back to his office to ask him some theological question. The more he questioned the lad the more
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2008
THE GREAT INVITATION
Isaiah 55:6 “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, and call ye upon Him while He is near.”
It was a cold, winter day. A carcass, on an ice floe, floated slowly down the Niagra River. An Eagle, flying overhead, spied the easy prey below, and descended upon it. He began to
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Feb 14, 2009
THE LAST INVITATION
While pastoring at the FBC of Cherryville, North Carolina, a disturbance was observed, and shortly afterward a man was taken from the balcony of the church [and placed] in an ambulance. He was dead before they got him to the hospital. He died before the invitation could be
I have recently been contacted by a Pastor in Nigeria who is wanting us to come and preach a crusade there. But you cannot just fly into Nigeria; you have to be invited. The local Pastor has to send an official letter of invitation, that letter must state what I would be
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jun 1, 2013
THE LAWYER'S INVITATION
A pastor told the true story of one of his church members, an attorney, who after meditating on several scriptures, decided to cancel the debts of all his clients that had owed him money for more than six months. He drafted a letter explaining his decision and its
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2004
AN INVITATION (AND A REJECTION FORM)
Dearest (your name),
You are cordially invited to come and enjoy the delicious banquet of my salvation. Serving will begin at My House and will continue for eternity. I’d love for you to come and get to know Me personally–and join my Family.
Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Aug 12, 2004
Opening illustration with marshmallows: invite three or four from congregation who really like marshmallows - give each one a marshmallow.
Ask them to hold it, wait until you’ve walked all the way around the auditorium. If they can wait until you’ve walked all the way around the auditorium,
Contributed by Paul Shafit on Aug 4, 2007
A colleague was invited to hold a speech in Japan. Aware of his reputation as a very good speaker, he was surprised that his audience did not react at all to any of his perfectly timed jokes and witticisms. In fact, the audience did not react to anything he said. Somewhat put down, he went back to
INVITATION TO DRINK POISON
David Timms said: "Skeptics, atheists, cynics, and unbelievers often cast Christianity as a legalistic burden, a lifestyle of bondage or a crutch for the weak to lean on.
Well, perhaps it's time for those same voices to look around and see the fruit of
Tony Campolo, A Baptist minister, was invited to speak at a college in Valley Forge Penn. He drove to the college and before he spoke several men took him in the back room and began to pray for him, that God would use his speech.
While these men were praying, one man, just off the cuff began
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Jan 12, 2004
In 1994, two Americans answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics (based on biblical principles) in the public schools. They were invited to teach at prisons, businesses, the fire and police departments, and a large orphanage. About 100 boys and girls
A good-looking society woman was invited to an expensive fund-raising dinner in New York City. She was seated next to a wealthy lawyer. During the meal, they had a chance to get to know each other and were having a good time. When the meal was finished, the lawyer leaned over and asked the woman if
Contributed by Douglas Vincent on Nov 19, 2004
I was invited to be a valet for Mid Americas corvette rally. It was so amazing. I got to drive a 63 coverable, a crème white 69; I drove more 2000 models than I can count. Each one got my adrenaline pumping, and I was amazed by the power each car had. I was parking them in the grass below these
Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
A mother invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to her six-year-old daughter and said, "Would you like to say the blessing?" "I wouldn’t know what to say," the girl replied. "Just say what you hear Mommy say," the mother answered. The little girl bowed her head and
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Feb 2, 2001
SPURGEON was once invited by a wealthy man to come down and preach in a country church in order to help them raise funds to pay a debt. The man told Spurgeon he was free to use his country house, his town house, or his seaside home. Spurgeon wrote
Contributed by Fred Sigle on Sep 12, 2006
A preacher on a gospel campaign was invited to go fishing with a member of a local church, a police officer, and his 16-year-old son. After dark, they sat around a campfire by the lake. The father began telling of the circumstances surrounding the ADOPTION of their only son three years before.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A pastor was invited to dinner. During the meal he was astonished to hear the younger daughter state that a person must be very brave to go to church these days. “Why do you say that?” asked the bishop.
“Because,” she answered, “I heard Dad tell Mom last Sunday that there was