Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 18, 2005
The saintly Scottish pastor Robert Murry McCheyne one day gave a gospel tract to a woman, and she was greatly offended. “You must not know who I am!” she said in an offended manner. “Madam,” McCheyne replied, “there is coming a day
Bill Hybels, the pastor of Willow Creek Church in Chicago which as over 20,000 people in attendance each week, tells the story of an encounter he had with a young woman: “I recall one time being in a restaurant studying for a message, and a gal looked over from her table and saw me reading my
Contributed by Jelle Horjus on Nov 1, 2005
Somewhere I read the story of a family with a small boy, his parents and his grandfather. It happened that every evening when the family was having dinner at the table, the old grandfather spilled the food on his clothes. He was old, his hands were trembling and he could not move the spoon to his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 10, 2006
According to a recent Newsweek poll, 40% of all Americans and only 45% of U.S. Christians expect the world will end in a final battle between Jesus Christ and the Anti-Christ at Armageddon.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2006
Left Behind Awareness: Barna Research reports 24% of adult Americans are aware of the Left Behind series and 9% have read at least 1 of the 8 books in the series. Readers include born again Christians (19%) and adults who attend non-mainline Protestant churches (18%). While born again adults
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2006
End Time Beliefs: A Tyndale House sponsored Barna Group poll indicates 40% of Americans believe the world will end in supernatural intervention, 50% aren’t convinced that the physical world will end and another 10% aren’t sure. Of the respondents who believe the world will end, 38% gave a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2006
Precursor Of The Mark? Mexico’s Attorney General reports that he and 160 of his employees have been implanted with a rice-grain size RFID chip for security
Contributed by Wes Richard on Sep 24, 2008
Waiting for the Shoe to Drop
A man living on the first-floor of an apartment got upset every night because the guy living above him dropped his shoes on the floor when he got ready for bed. Every night, the same thing happened. First, the noise from one shoe, then the noise from the other.
The Thread in Your Eye
I awoke one morning with a terrible pain in my eye. I had no idea why it hurt, but I could not do what needed to be done that day with that kind of pain in my eye. I went to the Optometrist who spent a great deal of time examining my eye. Then he reached in with a swab and
In the Context of Eternity
"There are numerous individuals in church unaware that they will give an account of what they've done in their short stay on earth. Many have the erroneous idea that all future judgment is eradicated by their salvation. Indeed, Jesus blood cleanses us from the sins
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 27, 2008
POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS & WRONG JUDGMENT
Relationally, I think of assumptions as unproven conclusions. We draw conclusions based on our experiences, our perceptions, and limited information.
Sometimes misinformation. In my opinion, much of this year’s political campaigning has been about
LOOKING THROUGH CLEAN WINDOWS
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
'That laundry is not very clean', she said. 'She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs
Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 20, 2008
JUDGING BY COMPARISON
How many people in this room would like to lose 20 pounds? How many people in this room would like to be taller? Do you know someone who sees themselves as an old alley cat while others see them as a prize Persian? Can you think of someone who thinks they are a prize poodle
"EVERY MEMBER IS A SINNER"
There's a worn-out story about the preacher who was getting fired-up in his sermon. He thundered, "Every member of this church is a sinner!" When he hollered this a second time for emphasis, there was a man on the back row who had a broad smile come across his face.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2008
Employed by the human-development center of a corporation in the Midwest, a young woman was training the employees in proper dress codes and etiquette.
One day as she was stepping onto the elevator, a man casually dressed in jeans and a golf shirt got on with her.
Thinking of her
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 6, 2009
BEFORE YOU JUDGE
Steven Covey recalls riding on the New York subway one Sunday morning. It was a quiet time with many simply reading the paper, resting, or thinking quietly to themselves.
But the quiet was shatter when a man and his children entered the car Covey was sitting in. The man sat
Contributed by Wayne Presnell on Feb 10, 2009
Timothy Keller in his marvelous book: “The Reason for God,” answers the skeptic’s question: “Because Christians think there are consequences to sin… including judgment… does that make them narrow minded?”
He uses this analogy: “Imagine two people arguing over the nature of a cookie. Jack
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW
F.B. Meyer once said that when we see a brother or sister in sin, there are three things we do not know:
First, we do not know how hard he or she tried not to sin.
Second, we do not know the power of the forces that assailed him or her.
Thirdly, we also do not know
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 12, 2009
HOSEA 2: LOW-DOWN PERSON
I was watching an old movie on television and I heard a line that I’d missed before. The villain of this comedy was talking on the phone and said something like: "Sure, I know what kind of low-down person would sue his own mother, but we’re not talking about me!" It
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 17, 2009
SADDAM HUSSEIN: A STORY OF JUDGMENT
It was in the desert area of Iraq. Saddam Hussein was found in a small hole in the ground, hiding like a rat, curled up hoping to elude capture by the American troops. He was found near a farmhouse outside the city of Tikrit, in a swift raid conducted without