Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 24, 2019
. “Marcion preached that the god who sent Jesus into the world was a different, higher deity than the creator god of Judaism. He considered himself a follower of Paul the Apostle, who he believed to have been the only true apostle of Jesus Christ.
Church Fathers such as Justin Martyr… and
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Aug 22, 2008
The French Revolution was tough on nobility. For years the people with money and power in France ignored and humiliated the common people, forcing them to suffer and starve while the noblemen lived in luxury.
With the revolution came payback.
The guillotine was the method of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"And there is healing in old trees, Old streets a glamour hold; Why may not I, as well as
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2002
THE OLD FISHERMAN
Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to out patients at the clinic. One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the door. I opened it to
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Dec 8, 2003
A little boy opened the big family bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He
picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed between the pages. "Mama, look what I found." the boy
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2010
The Good Old Days
A girl who went to college, but she just hated it. She told herself, “If I can ever get out of college, get married and have children, I know I’ll finally be able to enjoy life.” So she stuck with it. She went to classes every day and finally graduated from college. Then she got
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Several years ago I went to my dentist. He said I needed a crown on one of my teeth. The dentist drilled away the decay and damage of the old tooth and replaced it with a new crown. He replaced the old with something new. Faith involves getting rid of the old and replacing it with something better.
Contributed by John Bright on Jan 17, 2021
A collector of rare books ran into an acquaintance who told him he had just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty, old box. He happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other had printed it.
"Not Gutenberg?" gasped the collector.
"Yes, that was it!"
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 4, 2010
THE OLD TREE
There is an old proverb about the leader of a city who would take daily walks to gain peace of mind and inspiration from nature. One day, the burdens of his position had his mind more disturbed than normal, and the old man found himself walking much further than usual. Eventually he
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
Some time ago, a person I worked with came up to me and said, “if I didn’t know you, I would be terrified to meet you on the street”. If my coworker only knew half of what I’d been, He would never even talk to me. God took the most vile, evil, misguided person in the world and
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 9, 2002
A four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their mom with a houseplant.
They had used their own money to buy it and she was thrilled.
The older of them said with a sad face, "There was a bouquet at the flower shop that we wanted to give you. It was real pretty but it was too expensive. It
Contributed by Mark Hensley on May 11, 2002
A four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their Mom with a house plant. They had used their own money and she was thrilled. The older of them said with a sad face, “There was a bouquet that we wanted to give you at the flower shop. It was real pretty, but it was too expensive. It had a ribbon on
Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 8, 2008
A four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their mom with a houseplant. They had used their own money to buy it and she was thrilled. The older of them said with a sad face, "There was a bouquet at the flower shop that we wanted to give you. It was real pretty but it was too expensive. It had a
Some of you might remember the old, old movie serial, Ma and Pa Kettle. You might say that they lived where the Beverly Hillbillies came from. In a classic scene from many episodes, Ma Kettle would go to bangin’ and a’ clangin’ the triangle on the porch. Suddenly, from every crevice and corner
Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Jan 17, 2008
An old table tells that when Zaccheus grew old he lived in Jericho as a humble and devout believer. Every morning at sunrise, so the story goes, he went for a walk carrying a pitcher of water. Upon his return, he always seemed happy and radiant. His wife, with usual curiosity, followed him one
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"As old wood is best to burn, old horse to ride, old books to read, and old wine to drink, so are old
Contributed by James Snyder on Nov 9, 2019
I will not admit to being old, but I am older than I was 10 years ago. Those 10 years have been filled with all kinds of things helping me to get older.
I saw an article that said that 60 is the new 40. I have no idea what that means, but I think out in our culture there is an obsession about age.
LOVE'S OLD-FASHIONED NOTION
Tina Turner once asked a powerful question, one that became a hit song of the early-eighties. She asked, "What does love have to do with it?" Her song is replete with two, rhetorical questions: "What's love but a second hand emotion" and "Who needs a heart, when a
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Nov 9, 2011
THE OLD MAN AND THE SAVIOR
Jan Weinert wrote: "The old man came into the service shortly after it started. He sat at the end of my row, with two vacant seats between us. A noticeable hearing aid was in his ear, and he held the bulletin up to within inches of his thick glasses to try to read it.