On September 22, in 1871, an elderly British lady, 82 years young, was ushered into her heavenly reward. Earlier in her life, in 1835, her frustration at being an invalid left her feeling useless and questioning her very salvation. What she did next would echo through history.
As a young woman,
Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
In his autobiography, Just As I Am, Graham doesn’t hide his faults or gloss over his mistakes. For instance, there was the time Ruth, his wife, pleaded with him to cancel his speaking engagement in Mobile, Alabama and stay home with her because she was having labor pains. Graham told her she wasn’t
JUST AS I AM WITHOUT ONE PLEA
Charlotte Elliot came to Caesar Milan and asked how she could become a Christian. The old man replied, "My dear, it is very simple. You have only to come to Jesus."
And she said to him, "But I am a very great sinner, will He take me just as I am?"
Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jan 7, 2008
Michael Yaconelli, co-founder of the Christian Publishing Company, "Youth Specialties," wrote the following in his book, "Messy Spirituality."
For a period of time, we were lucky enough to have a housekeeper. She would come in once a week to dust, vacuum, and clean every little out-of-the-way
Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
In his book, "Just As I Am", Billy Graham writes of the following event.
"One summer while in New Jersey, I was having lunch at a roadside diner when I was greeted by a big, smiling man whose eyes grew large as he studied me. "Hallelujah!" he shouted, grabbing and pumping my hand. "What an answer
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
WITHOUT ONE PLEA
Charlotte Elliott was a sickly English woman who had developed a long history of refusing to do things she was asked to do because of her illness. Her brother, who was a pastor, had been particularly persistent in trying to get her out of herself, trying to get her involved in
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Mar 25, 2008
If you read Billy Grahams autobiography Just As I Am, one of Grahams greatest continuing struggles was how to minister to political figures without become too closely identified with their agenda. Likewise, because our faith is political and makes judgments on political concerns, we must be careful
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Charlotte Elliott learned an important lesson about Jesus one sleepless night in 1834. She was an invalid, so when her family held a bazaar in Brighton, England, to raise money to build a school, she could only watch from afar.
That night she was overwhelmed by her helplessness and could not
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 12, 2007
One of the greatest evangelistic hymns of all time was written by a woman who knew well the release and peace that come from confessing one’s sins and failures to God.
“Just As I Am,” a hymn frequently sung at the close of evangelistic meetings, was written by Charlotte Elliott of Clapham,
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Aug 11, 2004
Bruce Larson tells of a man who before he became a Christian had a terrible time with profanity. After his conversion, one day at work, he got angry and let out a cuss word. He immediately went off by himself and prayed, "Oh Lord, please forgive me.. I just swore, I am so sorry." Then about an hour
Contributed by John Perry on Apr 17, 2010
Image is not everything but it sure helps to send a positive message to people. Tom was a man in our church. He was from the old school & believed that he needed to live his everyday life dressed in a suit & tie. Naturally he would come to church in his suit & tie. A suit that looked as though he
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Apr 29, 2005
“Just As We Are!” Exodus 14:13-14 Key verse(s) 14:“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Keeping a positive outlook on life is pretty hard when nothing much positive seems to be happening in your life. Let’s face it, when things are going bad, really bad, there is nothing
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 13, 2011
BILLY GRAHAM: THE IRRECOVERABLE MOMENT
In his autobiography, Just as I Am, Billy Graham tells about a conversation he had with John F. Kennedy shortly after his election:
"On the way back to the Kennedy house, the president-elect stopped the car and turned to me. 'Do you believe in the
Contributed by Joel Vicente on Mar 6, 2004
On January 9, 1985, a Congregational pastor in Bulgaria named Christo Kuleczef, was arrested and put in jail. His crime was preaching in his church, just like I am right now. It was a crime because the week before the village committee had appointed a new pastor. The secular committee who runs the
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 25, 2002
A TIME BETTER SERVED
On January 9, 1985, a Congregational pastor in Bulgaria named Christo Kuleczef, was arrested and put in jail. His crime was preaching in his church, just like I am right now. It was a crime because the week before the village committee had appointed a new pastor. The secular
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 2, 2008
JUST AS YOU ARE
Jesus affirms that many would come to Him in faith and partake of Him as the Bread of Life, because of the Father. Man’s blindness does not keep God’s grace from working. When they come, they find that God does not turn them away nor cast them away later.
AN OUTWARD EXPRESSION OF AN INWARD EXPERIENCE
David Ring was born with cerebral palsy. He had complications at birth and he was technically dead for 18 minutes after delivery. No oxygen reached his brain and a portion was permanently damaged.
His family’s story was catastrophic – his father
Jay E. Adams writes that under the roof in his backyard hangs a hummingbird feeder that he keeps filled with sugar water. There are four openings in it from which birds may suck the nectar. Yet, day after day, from early morning until after dusk, the feeder is the source of the
Contributed by Tyler Edwards on Apr 16, 2009
When I was in high school I was a very lazy person. I was a walking, talking illustration of what sloth looks like. Classes didnt challenge me. I found I could get good grades whether I paid attention or not, so I chose the latter. I spent a greater portion of most of my classes drooling on the
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 9, 2008
Unsaved people in our society who accept Jesus as Savior have an average of 12 unsaved relatives and friends, all of whom are potential disciples. Let me tell you a story I heard in 1980, when I was in Fuller Seminary studying church growth. It happened in the First Baptist Church