Contributed by Hal Seed on Oct 3, 2008
Recently, I sat down with a young man who was having a tough time with the way he was thinking about life. “I hate this world,” he said. “I don’t like being with people. I don’t trust very many people. I don’t respect America. I think Americans are all self-indulgent materialists.” And then he
Contributed by on Oct 16, 2008
“But what is meant by this ‘mark of the beast’? Various amusing answers have been given. These theories err in this respect, namely, that they interpret this mark as a single, individual, outward, visible sign that will appear on the forehead or hand of the wicked at one particular moment in
Contributed by on Oct 29, 2008
“Thus the whole book from beginning to end teaches the great truths – Christ shall triumph! Christ’s enemies shall be overcome! They who hate him shall be destroyed; they who love him shall be blessed unspeakably. The doom alike of Jew and of Gentile is already imminent. On Judea and Jerusalem,
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Dec 10, 2008
An obstetrician approached an anxious father in the waiting room of a New York City hospital and said, “I am sorry to inform you, but your baby lived but two hours after his birth. We did everything we could to save his life.” As the sympathetic doctor was about to leave, the quick thinking
Contributed by Marie Tombow on Feb 2, 2009
My nearsightedness; my glasses were broken and I couldn’t see beyond the end of my nose -- While in the Navy, I was in charge of getting the barracks cleaned before inspection. When I checked the barracks floor, it really looked clean to me; but we failed inspection.
Barracks floor and new
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
H.G. Wells wrote in his book, The Fate of Man, "Who, except cranks and lunatics, reads the Book of Revelation?"
(From a sermon
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 8, 2009
Two men were standing and looking over the Grand Canyon. Seeing the great depth of that world-famous canyon, one man said, “This is the hand of God. I’m awestruck!” The men next to him looked over the edge and spit. He said, “That’s the first time I ever spit a mile.” I guess it’s all in how you
Contributed by Tom Papez on Jul 27, 2009
BIBLE VERSE: Revelation 8:8
And the second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood; and a third of the creatures, which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.
Contributed by Tom Papez on Jul 27, 2009
1874 Grasshopper Plague: Took place in USA and extended from Northern Texas to the southern tip of North Dakota, including all of Kansas. The sun was blocked and all crops were eaten. Tree bark was barren, the wool was eaten off of sheep, wooden tool handles were chewed to pieces, and people lost
Contributed by Tyler Edwards on Sep 22, 2009
REVELATION AT THE FRONT DOOR
A new pastor was visiting the homes of some of the people in his congregation. He came to one house and he knocked but there was no answer. He could see the lights were on and it seemed very obvious that someone was home, so he knocked again. When there was no
I remember a man in one of my childhood churches. He had the most distinctive prayers. They were long, but it was also the timbre of his voice, the passion of his requests, his volume in a huge sanctuary. I could have been in Topeka and heard him pray and I would have recognized him.
It had to
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jun 22, 2010
In a Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah related this story: During the mid-twentieth century, one of the most recognizable brand icons in America was a dog sitting in front of an old-time gramophone, head cocked, listening to the sound. That iconic image, owned by the RCA Victor record
Contributed by Mark Eberly on May 27, 2008
What is the usual sense that religious things are taught? Through a Rabbi and disciple model. A young man that thinks he may have an aptitude for a particular Rabbi’s teaching goes to the Rabbi and ask to be considered to be a disciple. It was a great honor for parents especially the father for a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 13, 2011
ADONIRAM JUDSON RETURNS TO THE LORD
Adoniram Judson graduated at the top of his class in college, then he headed to New York City to seek fame and fortune as an actor and/or writer. He had left the God of his father, thinking he was beyond such "primitive notions."
But such a life was empty
"It is very beautiful to see how the entire Old Testament already appears to us as a history in which God communicates his word: indeed, 'by his covenant with Abraham (cf. Gen 15:18) and, through Moses, with the race of Israel (cf. Ex 24:8),' he gained a people for himself, and to them
Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jun 23, 2018
Eschatology or the study of the end times is like golf, it’s fun it gives you something to do but in the long run it you end
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 14, 2011
WHAT DOES REVELATION MEAN?
A group of kids were playing basketball in the high school gym. An elderly janitor was reading the Bible while waiting patiently for the game to end. After the game, one of the kids said “What are you reading?”
The janitor said “I’m reading the book of Revelation.”
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 13, 2011
NATURAL AND SPECIAL REVELATION
There are two types of revelation: natural and special. Natural revelation is that which is revealed about God through what we can see in creation (Rom. 1:20). Through creation we may learn that there is a God, that He is in control, that He has an order, and that
Contributed by on Sep 4, 2008
QUOTE: “We worship and glorify one and the same God for our creation and for our redemption. We see how the church that began the heavenly anthem, finding heaven and earth join in the concert, closes all with their Amen, and end as they
Contributed by Ferdinand Funk on Sep 26, 2008
The story is told that after Helen Keller’s teacher,
Anne Sullivan, had given her
the names of physical objects in sign language,
Miss Sullivan attempted to explain God
and tapped out the symbols for the name "God."
Much to Miss Sullivan’s surprise,
Helen spelled back,
"Thank you for