Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
He began His ministry by being hungry, yet He is the Bread of Life.
Jesus ended His earthly ministry by being thirsty, yet He is the Living Water.
Jesus was weary, yet He is our rest.
Jesus paid tribute, yet He is the King.
Jesus was accused of having a demon, yet He cast out
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 27, 2006
Story – Jesus this, Jesus that.
Few years ago I was talking with folks from this church – they needed a pastor.
Really liked their church, seemed like great people.
After awhile I noticed – Jesus didn’t seem to have anything to do with this church.
Presbyterian – by the way.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2005
JFK AND JESUS
Several years ago, in the Tufts University Daily paper, Ananda Gupta wrote an article arguing that the parts of the bible that promote a belief in the resurrection were “not good history.” His based his argumento on what he called "a typical standard for reliable history --
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
JESUS STANDS READY
During the years of 1980s, I traveled quite a bit from Washington D.C. to New Jersey to go between my father and mother’s house. As a 10-year-old I traveled alone on planes, so news stories about planes and travels were on my radar, so to speak. So, in 1982 when January 13th
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
JESUS IN MY HEART
A little 9-year-old girl came home from VBS one day. She proudly told her parents and little brother that, "Jesus is living in my heart now!" Mom and Dad were so proud, and made a big deal out of it.
Later that day, her little brother said something she didn’t like, and she
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Apr 7, 2009
One lady wrote in to a question and answer forum. "Dear Sirs, Our preacher said on Easter, that Jesus just swooned on the cross and that the disciples nursed Him back to health. What do you think? Sincerely, Bewildered."
"Dear Bewildered, Beat your preacher with a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
There is a hopefulness in life as we hear and become empowered by Jesus’ words.
A Sunday School teacher illustrated this concept of hopefulness in life by drawing on the blackboard two pathways. In the middle of one she placed a large rock, covering the entire path. At the end
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
MISTAKEN FOR JESUS
Carolyn Gillette told the story of a hospice chaplain named Larry, and how he became friends with an 80-year-old lady named Mary. Mary was a hospice patient. Larry visited with her many times, and was greatly impressed by her faith. One day, he got a call that Mary had taken a
Contributed by Shawn Rose on May 19, 2009
JESUS TO THEM
A missionary, lost at sea, washed up on edge of a remote native village. Half-dead from exposure, starvation, and sea water, the natives nursed him back to health. He lived with them 20 years; never made a confession of faith, no songs, no sermons, no Scripture; but attended the
JESUS AND UNITY
Jesus knew that people contribute their uniqueness to churches and therefore they make it stronger. Each person in the body (on the team) contains a host of knowledge, insight and experiences to a scenario, or a situation.
Mike Murdoch makes this observation, "Look at those
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Sep 3, 2009
MISTAKEN FOR JESUS
Some years ago I heard an interesting story about a young boy living in Paris at the end of the World War II. He had been orphaned by the atrocities committed by the German forces. Now all alone, he was having to scrounge around the ruined city as best as he could to find
Contributed by Dean Courtier on Nov 17, 2009
THE GREATNESS OF JESUS
"When the drama of history is over, Jesus Christ will stand alone upon the stage. All the great figures of history – Pharaoh, Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, Churchill, Stalin, Johnson, Mao Tse-tung – will realise
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2009
THE INCOMPARABLE JESUS
The late great Swiss-born, German-educated American Protestant theologian and historian of the Christian Church, Rev. Philip Schaff (1819 - 1893), once said,
"Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mahomet, and
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 19, 2010
LOYALTY TO JESUS
"One's loyalty to Jesus must come before his loyalty to his family or even to life itself."
Source: John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck, Editors, The Bible Knowledge Commentary,
Contributed by Kent Kessler on Oct 14, 2010
A nurse on the Pediatric Ward before listening to the little ones' heart beat would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts. Their eyes would always light up with awe, but she never got a response to equal four-year old David's comment. She
Contributed by Timothy Dolan on Oct 17, 2010
Living our lives, trusting Jesus, does not mean that we will never feel futility or pointlessness. The clear implication of Isaiah 49: verse 4 is that Jesus felt this way. How many times did Jesus have to say, "ye of little faith."
"When the disciples failed to grasp
JESUS. THE TEACHER
Of all the responsibilities and great offices that Jesus filled, His being a teacher rated near the top, if not at the top. When He gave the Sermon on the Mount, He seated Himself and His disciples came to Him: and He opened His mouth and taught them.
Let us think of the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 13, 2010
For about 14 years, I have been teaching AWANA. I teach each of our three division, beginning with a puppet skit and then a flannel graph lesson with felt figures. I taught the Christmas Story to the Sparks, K-2nd grade, then I moved everything into the auditorium to teach the
Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
Matt Mikalatos has written a fictional story entitled, "Imaginary Jesus." In that story the main character encounters a wide variety of people who claim to be Jesus, but who actually represent our diverse and ever-changing depictions of who we want Jesus to be and the roles we
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Apr 5, 2011
YOU BE JESUS!
A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, 5, and Ryan, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. "If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, 'Let my brother have the first