Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2006
"Why is it that the vast majority of Christian believers remain largely unexposed to Christian learning--to historical-critical studies of the Bible, the content and structure of the great doctines, to two thousand years of classic works on the Christian life, to basic disciplines of theology,
Contributed by John Shearhart on May 14, 2006
“Back in the eighteenth century, a young boy was born into a Christian home. For the first six years of his life, he heard the truths of the gospel and he was loved. Sadly, though, his parents died. The orphaned boy went to live with his relatives. There he was mistreated and abused and ridiculed
In Charlotte Brontë’s classic book Jane Eyre, Jane is an orphan being raised by a wealthy, but cruel, aunt named Mrs. Reed. Her aunt decides to send her to Lowood School which is run by Mr. Brocklehurst — a man who is even more cruel and hypocritical than her aunt. After her arrival, Mr.
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jul 30, 2004
Not only does He clear the debt, not only does He give us a fresh start with Him, but He makes us one of His children.
Can you imagine what would happen if you were going financially bankrupt, and you went to one of your creditors and said, “Here’s what I want you to do: I want you to clear my
Contributed by Gregory Fisher on Jul 1, 2004
Zanzibar is an old city in East Africa. A city with an unfortunate past. It is filled with ornate architecture, and it is the home of the Swahili Institute, the official guardians of the Kiswahili language. But, for nearly 300 years it was the home of something else. It was the home of one of
Contributed by Warren Curry on Sep 22, 2004
A businessman owned a warehouse that had sat empty for months and needed repairs. Vandals had damaged the doors, smashed the windows, and trash was everywhere inside the building.
The businessman showed a prospective buyer the property and took great pains to say that he would replace the broken
Contributed by Greg Buchner on May 5, 2005
Lewis B. Smedes in his book How Can It Be All Right When Eveything is Wrong?” put this admitting into these words…“Grace is rather an amazing power to look earthly reality full in the face, see its sad and tragic edges, feel its cruel cuts, join in the primeval chorus against its outrageous
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Jun 27, 2005
A group of men were carrying on a friendly conversation. One of them remarked that he had learned to be especially careful about small things. “Would you believe,” he said, “that a little thing like a pair of socks changed the entire course of my life?”
“I can hardly believe that,” replied another
Contributed by Larry Jacobs on Aug 6, 2005
One of my Pastor friends in California was giving an invitation one Sunday Morning when a 5 year old boy came down. Well, he did not know if he was old enough to understand salvation, so, He took him back to his office to ask him some theological question. The more he questioned the lad the more
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Aug 28, 2005
Paul Stanley tells this story from his military experience: “As an infantry company commander in Vietnam in 1967, I saw Viet Cong soldiers surrender many times. As they were placed in custody, marched away, and briefly interrogated, their body language and facial expressions always caught my
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2005
You are not a Christian until you receive a new nature and if you receive a new nature there will be evidence.
You can educate a pig to stay out of the mud and eat differently but on a hot day with fellow pigs he will resort to his normal nature and dive happily into the mud. If you could give
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Sep 18, 2005
F. B. Meyer called on a poor woman who made her living by taking in washing. When he arrived, she was hanging some clothes on a line. He commended her on how clean and white they looked. Thanking him for the compliment, she invited him in for tea. Time slipped by as they talked about the Lord.
Contributed by Lisa Delay on Sep 22, 2005
This week I decided to give blood. It seems at lot has changed since the last time I “gave the gift of life”, as the Red Cross puts it. The reasons for rejecting donors seem even more endless than before. The checklist is over 40 questions long! First they gather my identity statistics. Then they
Robert E. Coleman writes that he once “heard a missionary tell about a boy who appeared at a mission hospital in Kenya with a gaping wound in his foot. He had been accidentally injured while cutting grass far out in the jungle. Part of his heel was cut off. Without waiting to inform anyone of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2005
A man dies and goes to heaven. Of course, St. Peter meets him at the pearly gates. St. Peter says, "Here’s how it works. You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2005
The devil challenged St. Peter to a baseball game.
“How can you win, Satan?” asked St. Peter. “All the famous ballplayers are up here.”
“How can I lose?” answered
The noted author, John Killinger, tells a powerful story about a man who is
all-alone in a hotel room in Canada. The man is in a state of deep depression. He is so depressed that he can’t even bring himself to go downstairs to the restaurant to eat. He is a powerful man usually the chairman of a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2004
AN INVITATION (AND A REJECTION FORM)
Dearest (your name),
You are cordially invited to come and enjoy the delicious banquet of my salvation. Serving will begin at My House and will continue for eternity. I’d love for you to come and get to know Me personally–and join my Family.
A farmer got saved and on the side of his barn he had a big sign which read "chew mail pouch." He realized it had to go. So he painted it white and then big letters which read "JESUS SAVES!" But in a few months the rain began to wash the cheap paint off and the "chew