Contributed by David Simpson on Jan 15, 2013
I will never forget being at church one Sunday playing "king of the hill" with my buddies, before church started. But our play stopped when a car pulled up to the sidewalk and, with help, out came a soldier, who had returned from Vietnam a few weeks earlier. But he came on crutches and he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 3, 2008
A heart of sacrifice
i. ((Lk 10:34-35) "He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I
Contributed by Akinsanya Adubi on Sep 21, 2009
SACRIFICE OF EXCHANGE
When someone is sick and is about to die, there is a type of sacrifice that they will prepare, (sacrifice of exchange), they will put that sacrifice in a bowl and place it by the roads intersection, the first person to see that sacrifice will be the one that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 21, 2011
In January 2001, Seiko Sakamoto, a Japanese plasterer in a Tokyo subway station, fell into the path of an oncoming train. Lee Su Hyun, a Korean student in Japan, leaped down on the tracks to save Sakamoto. Both Hyun and Sakamoto were killed.
This selfless act by the Korean
Contributed by Greg Nance on Feb 25, 2012
It was March 24, 1998 in Westside Middle School near Jonesboro, Arkansas. A total of five people, four female students and a teacher, were killed at a school shooting. Ten people, nine students and one teacher, were injured. The perpetrators of the shooting were two students,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 28, 2012
The strength of sacrifice; in May 2002 Robert Bonadies and his fellow instructor Jim Olko were preparing to skydive, along with a novice - Cindy Hyland, in Connecticut. The jump was to be from 12000 ft, falling at 120 mph, which would take just 68 seconds with no parachute.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 27, 2012
SACRIFICE ON THE MISSION FIELD
Let me leave you with this true story I read about two faithful women, who were cross-bearers for Christ. Irene Ferrel graduated from the Bible Institute of Los Angeles with a burden for overseas missions. She found her place in the Congo, where for 10 years she
Contributed by Perry Greene on Aug 29, 2012
ONLY BY SACRIFICE
During World War II, a young paratrooper, David Webster of E Company, 101st Airborne wrote his mother,
"Stop worrying about me. I joined the parachutists to fight. I intend to fight. If necessary, I shall die fighting, but don’t worry about this because no war can be won
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 17, 2014
J. Vernon McGee- Many years ago down in Houston, Texas, when a boarding house caught on fire, a woman broke through the lines and went into that house. It collapsed, and she was burned to death. The headlines read: “Poor Wretch Dies: Suicide.” Later the newspaper printed an apology. Why?
Contributed by David Simpson on May 19, 2017
It’s Memorial Day weekend. It is seen by many as the beginning of summer. Lake Lanier will be filled with boaters and swimmers and campers and picnickers who will celebrate fun on this holiday weekend. But, the truth of Memorial Day is that it is not a celebration. It is a commemoration; a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Bryan Chapell tells this story that happened in his hometown: Two brothers were playing on the sandbanks by the river. One ran after another up a large mound of sand. Unfortunately, the mound was not solid, and their weight caused them to sink in quickly.
When the boys did not
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
GRATITUDE AND SACRIFICE
Since the Son of God has died for me, then the least I can do is live for Him. "If Jesus Christ be God and died for me," said the great British athlete C. T. Studd, "then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for him."
(Source: Norman Grubb, C.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 21, 2008
REMBRANDT’S "THE SACRIFICE OF ABRAHAM"
In 1634 renowned Dutch painter Rembrandt painted a great work of art that depicted Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac. The painting ("The Sacrifice of Abraham") captures perfectly how the Lord intervenes to stop Abraham from slaying his son Isaac.
Contributed by Scott Jensen on Sep 11, 2008
Love is self-sacrifice for others. In the magazine The Christian Leader, Don Ratzlaff retells a story from Ernest Gordon’s Miracle on the River Kwai, a story based on World War II events. The Scottish soldiers, forced by their Japanese captors to labor on a jungle railroad, had degenerated to
Illustration: "Dangerous Sacrifice": What it means to go above what is required of us.
Interview with Rick and Kay Warren – They communicate the message about being a doer of the Word of God and being willing to sacrifice for others
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Feb 2, 2003
Ghandhi--Worship without Sacrifice
In a conference with the British Government, Ghandhi said that human beings must take great care not to be molded by external forces that can destroy their lives, their families, their community, and their nation. He called these forces “The 7 social
After choosing the title of this sermon I began looking for an illustration that captured the sense of what I meant by a “black market sacrifice.” And to my great distress I found one – kind of. The search for an illustration became the illustration. Confused? Let me explain.
When I prepare
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 15, 2010
WIERSBE ON SELF-SACRIFICE
"Self-preservation is the first law of physical life,
but self-sacrifice is the first law
A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE HURTS!
Several years ago, there was a song on Christian radio that said, "We bring a sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord." It had a happy, upbeat tune. Listening to it, I had the feeling that the singers were intrigued by the words but had not personally
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Nov 4, 2006
The message of the sacrifice of Canadian troops and allied forces for the freedom of the world from dominating forces in World War I and the threat of Fascist and Nazi rule in World War II is not hard to understand. What is difficult to grasp is the price paid. We cannot appreciate the living