Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2002
The brother of James, was commonly called Thaddeus. He was crucified at Edessa, A.D. 72.
Foxe, John. "Book - Chapter ". "Foxe’s Book of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 17, 2000
George Hunter contends that the first characteristic of a secular person in the modern world is that he or she is ignorant of basic Christianity. It has been said of the Baby Busters, those born between 1963 and 1977 and the first generation to grow up in a postmodern context, that they lack even
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 1, 2010
Size of Congregation Doesn’t Guarantee Fruitfulness
It is important to note that large crowds do not necessarily mean that a teacher has a fruitful ministry. He may have a “successful” ministry, in the sense that the world measures success: by buildings, budgets, and bodies. But a “successful”
A boy got his first job. As he was boasting about the amount of work he did, he said, "I get up at 5 a.m. and have my breakfast." He was asked, "Does anyone else get up too?" He replied, "Oh yes, mother gets up and fixes my breakfast and then fixes dad’s breakfast."
"And what about your dinner?"
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2012
WHAT'S YOUR MOTIVATION?
Suppose someone were to offer me a thousand dollars for every soul I might earnestly try to lead to Christ. Would I endeavor to lead any more souls to him than I am endeavoring to do now? Is it possible that I would attempt to do for money, even at the risk of blunders or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
THE BIBLE FOUND ME
Campell Morgan had already enjoyed some success as a preacher by the time he was 19 years old. But then he was attacked by doubts about the Bible. The writings of various scientists disturbed him. As he read their books and listened to their debates he became more and more
Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 11, 2002
In warfare, there is always an objective. In many wars, the objective is land. For example, in the Middle East, Israel and the Palestinians are fighting because they both want to have the same land. In Afghanistan we’re fighting because we want to destroy the power base of terrorism. Hitler fought
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Apr 10, 2005
I read a recent magazine article about a pastor and his encounter with some unbelievers while having breakfast. Here is how he tells the story: “My wife and I were vacationing in Estes Park, Colorado, and had breakfast in a coffee shop. It was empty except for four men at another table. One was
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Aug 11, 2011
WHERE'S YOUR SECURITY
(NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Investors lost $1 trillion in the in the stock market Monday as the debt crisis in Europe, lackluster economic news and a downgrade to the U.S. credit rating spark fears of a double-dip recession.
Investors placed their wealth in the hands of a
Contributed by Ejike Monwuba on Nov 28, 2007
A furious Father in a moment of rage and anger called his four-year-old son(Jude) a goat because the boy misbehaved. This happened repeatedly for about six months. Then, one morning a visitor knocked on their door and was welcomed by the young Jude.
“Hello my boy, what’s your name?” asked the
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
Contributed by Mike Rexroat on Nov 25, 2007
Let me give you an example that has nothing to do with Christmas but in which the same principle applies.
We have all heard of St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis...a wonderful, wonderful organization that is deserves every bit of support that they get. This year they had an event called Country,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 11, 2002
YANKEE HONESTY III: Dennis Cleary, a representative in the Connecticut General Assembly, is running for his seventh term, but he’s running without the support of his own family. Relatives have taken out a newspaper ad noting "We are tired of Dennis ... Are you?" Family spokesman Jude Cleary says
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2008
There is a single page from the journal of John Wesley that reads:
Sunday a.m., May 5 - Preached in St. Ann’s; was asked not to come back any more.
Sunday p.m., May 5 - Preached at St. John’s; deacons said, "Get out and stay out."
Sunday a.m., May 12 - Preached at St. Jude’s; can’t go back
Contributed by Wayne Solomon on Jun 7, 2008
The Story of John Wesley
A page from John Wesley’s Diary reads as follows: Sunday morning, May 5, preached in St. Ann’s, was asked not to come back anymore. Sunday p.m., May 5, preached at St. John’s, deacons said, "Get out and stay out." Sunday a.m., May 12, preached at St. Jude’s,
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Dec 1, 2011
THE MARTYRS FOR CHRIST
James the son of Zebedee was beheaded in Jerusalem, the first of the apostles to die, during the Easter season in about the year A.D. 44.
Matthew was slain with the sword in a city in Ethiopia.
Mark was dragged through the streets of Alexandria until he expired.
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
The Way of Cain
by Henry Morris, Ph.D.
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"Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain" (Proverbs 25:14)
Cain initially was a religious man, evidently proud of his achievements as a "tiller of
Contributed by Doug Lyon on Jul 23, 2006
Persecution shouldn’t come as a shock to us. Jesus forewarned His followers that they would be mistreated and even killed. Listen to how several of the disciples of Jesus died. According to church tradition …
• Matthew suffered martyrdom by being slain with a sword in Ethiopia.
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 25, 2010
PICKED FROM THE FIRE
John Wesley never forgot a terrible night of his childhood. He was only six years old at the time, and he had awakened in the family's old rectory to find it ablaze from top to bottom. Everyone else had been dragged from the building, but by some extraordinary oversight he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2010
Picked From the Fire
John Wesley never forgot a terrible night of his childhood. He was only six years old at the time, and he had awakened in the family’s old rectory to find it ablaze from top to bottom. Everyone else had been dragged from the building, but by some extraordinary oversight he had