Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
The story goes that Jesus returned to heaven following His death on the cross and resurrection from the tomb and the angels gathered around Him in amazement.
Finally, Gabriel spoke up, “Master, you suffered terribly down there. Do they know and appreciate the extent of your sacrifice?”
I heard a story about the day that Jesus returned to Heaven. The Angel Gabriel asked Jesus to explain what had happened down there on earth.
He asked, “Did they make you King?” Jesus answered, “No.”
“Did they make you prince?” “No.”
“Did they worship
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
In the 19th century, there was a wave of enthusiasm for prophecies predicting the actual date for the Second Coming of Christ. One such prophecy was an Adventist leader name William Miller. After studying Daniel 8, Miller predicted that Christ would return on March 21, 1842, but then revised the
Contributed by Rick Bezanson on Oct 26, 2007
A security guard worked at Drug Company for fifteen years. At first he was always very alert and watchful for thieves. But as the years passed he became relaxed and lazy. Sure enough one evening the company was robbed of thousands of dollars of drugs while the guard slept. The next day the company
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
Marques Silva writes, “In college I was surprised when a close friend explained her family crèche. It wasn’t the style or the model that caused me to pause. It was the addition of a figurine that I had neither seen nor considered before. This particular set included not only the baby Jesus but an
Erasmus, the famous Renaissance scholar, once told a classic story which was designed to emphasize how important it is that we take up the torch of Christ’s ministry with great commitment. In the story, Jesus returns to heaven after his time on earth. The angels gather around him to learn all
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Apr 27, 2009
So in case it has, I’d like to read the concluding paragraph from the NIV Application Commentary about this section of Scripture:
On a different note, there is strong encouragement in Jesus’ statement. Even though at times opposition appears to be insurmountable, true Christianity will assert
Contributed by Glenn Durham on Mar 11, 2008
Many voices shout for our attention every day, seeking to dictate our purpose. They may not say it in words, but they are clear: “Live for yourself,” “Grab all the gusto you can,” “Earn enough money to retire in comfort,” “Look out for number one,” “Eat, drink, and be merry.”
A young woman,
Contributed by James O. Davis on Oct 28, 2003
Seventy-five years ago the Titanic set sail from England to America. They said the Titanic was an unsinkable ship, and really, that was the only thing it ever did. It made its way into treacherous waters. Its captain was told there were dangerous icebergs along the way and that he should be
Contributed by James O. Davis on Oct 30, 2003
In 1955, President David Eisenhower was in Denver, Colorado, for a few days of business. In the Saturday morning newspaper, one of the president’s aids read a letter to the editor from a teenaged boy with cancer, named Paul Hailey, who expressed his dream of someday, somehow, someway meeting the
Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on Jul 25, 2012
When we lived in Poland, I walked through one of the cemeteries in one of the cities. And as I was looking at the stones I was surprised to see many of the smooth stones scarred with a roughness right in the middle. Later I found out that the names had been gouged out because they were
Contributed by Jay Winters on Jan 10, 2008
Almost every culture has a New Year’s celebration. The ancient Romans celebrated the new year with the birth of Janus, the two faced god who could look back into the past and forward into the future. They exchanged gifts, not because they were overjoyed with each other, but as a method of bribery
Contributed by J.d. Tutell on Jan 13, 2012
BECAUSE THE PRINCE HAD COME
A man named Phillip Keller was born in Kenya and then moved to the United States. To describe this principle he tells the story of the growing up there.
The majority of people did not really think of themselves as subjects of the King of England. After all they
Contributed by Dan Steadman on Dec 3, 2004
----- ‘Twas The Night Jesus Came
‘Twas the night Jesus came and all through the house, not a person was praying, not one in the house...
The Bible was left on the shelf without care… for no one thought Jesus would ever come there...
The children were dressing to crawl into bed, not once
Contributed by Dean Morgan on Feb 18, 2005
Twas The Night Before Jesus Came
Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house
Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 22, 2012
THE THESSALONIAN ERROR
The Thessalonian error was misunderstanding the purpose of end-time prophecy. The purpose is not to identify the anti-Christ or to inform us of events.
Others have misunderstood the purpose of second-coming prophecy. Many people have been identified as the anti-Christ.
Ashamed when it counted the most
My two sisters, when they were somewhat younger, liked to play the piano and took lessons for some time. I like music, too, but not all the practicing that went along with it!
We found out there was going to be a “recital” where all of the students in their
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 6, 2005
Insurgency! (11.08.05--Christian Soldiers!--Revelations 12:7)
What war? That was the response that I got from a friend recently when I referred to Operation Iraqi Freedom as a war. I looked at him and asked: “How would you define a war?” His response? “A war is when freedom is at stake and our
Contributed by Mark Brunner on May 11, 2005
“Making The Best of The ‘Best’!” 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 Key verse(s) 15:“According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.”
“I did my best, really!” With tear-streaked