G. Campbell Morgan, a preacher from the last century said “To me the second coming is the perpetual light in the path which makes the present bearable. I never lay my head on my pillow without thinking that: maybe before the morning breaks the final morning may have
Story: Martin Luther is reputed to have said that even if he knew Christ was going to return
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 13, 2004
C. Are you ready for his return? A young woman was expecting a date. She was dressed up and waiting patiently. However, by the time he was an hour late she figured she’d been stood up. So, she took off her makeup, put on her pajamas, gathered all the junk food in the house and sat down to watch
Contributed by David Ward on Dec 16, 2004
David Peterson, former pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Spokane, Washington, told about a time when he was preparing his sermon. His little daughter came in and said, "Daddy, can we play?" He answered, "I’m awfully sorry, Sweetheart, but I’m right in the middle of preparing this sermon.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 17, 2005
I attended a small country school in southern New Mexico. When I was in the third grade the circus came to the large town a few miles from to us. One afternoon the school principal came to our class and asked us to raise our hand if our parents were going to take us to the circus. Not wanting to
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 26, 2005
“Earth in the Bargain!” Revelations 22: 20-21 Key verse(s): 21:“The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.”
The surest way to become hopeless is to simply open your eyes in the morning and look around you. Everything seems to be falling apart. Huge deficits, world terrorism, train,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 23, 2005
A Protestant Minister and a Catholic Priest enjoyed teasing their Rabbi friend, continually asking him when he was going to convert to their faith.
When the Holidays rolled around, the Rabbi sent them a card with the following: "Season’s Greetings! Roses are reddish, Violets are bluish; When the
Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 30, 2005
Kalman and Sue Csia were friends of mine who during World War II were fleeing from the Germans. It seems the Germans were rounding up protestant pastors because of the Barmen Declaration. They literally fled for their lives. I asked them what they had learned from this experience. They
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jul 27, 2005
I enjoyed watching the Dick Van Dyke show when it was on in the 60’s. The main two characters were Rob and Laura Petrie, played by Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.
In one episode it was very close to time for Laura to deliver their baby. There was a scene where they were going to bed for
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 22, 2012
THE THESSALONIAN ERROR
The Thessalonian error was misunderstanding the purpose of end-time prophecy. The purpose is not to identify the anti-Christ or to inform us of events.
Others have misunderstood the purpose of second-coming prophecy. Many people have been identified as the anti-Christ.
TARZAN STORY: FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE
Johnny Weissmuller, the champion Olympic swimmer who donned the role of Tarzan the Ape Man in the silver screen with as much aplomb in 1930s and 40s as he dominated the Olympic swimming lanes in 1920s, had "a close encounter of a different kind" with the
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Oct 9, 2012
In verse 15, it tells us what will happen to those people who do not accept the Evil One’s mark:
“15 … and all who refuse to worship the image or take his mark will be killed.”
I saw recently where Motorola has developed an all inclusive data chip that is no larger than a grain of rice. It
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 29, 2012
THE ICE HOTEL
In January 2001 Canada's first Ice Hotel was opened. That's right -- Ice Hotel. The hotel is constructed of 12,000 tons of snow and 400 tons of ice covering more than 30,000 square feet. It has ceilings over 18 feet high, walls covered with original artwork, and furnishings carved
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 1, 2012
UH, THAT'S "MARANATHA"
An elderly Christian lady attended a Christian conference gathering, similar to Keswick/Spring Harvest etc. For her it was really the first time she had mixed with Christians from other denominations. This really blessed her and opened her eyes to the richness of Christian
Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 23, 2013
A FEW MORE HOURS
A young lady busied herself getting ready for a blind date. He had promised dinner at an exclusive downtown restaurant with live music and dancing. Wanting to make a good first impression she had taken the day off work. She cleaned her apartment; she went out that afternoon
Contributed by Tim Smith on May 11, 2014
What do these dates have in common (1248, 1306, 1689, 1792, 1836, 1844, 1914, 1936, 1960, 1974, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 2011)? They all represent the times in which people predicted that the second coming of Christ would occur. No one, not even Jesus knows the exact time of Christ’s coming.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 16, 2014
It seems like stores put out their Christmas merchandise earlier every year. Let’s start selling Christmas stuff in July, beat the holiday rush. Song by Brave Combo- The president was passing laws, Gave a call to Santa Claus He said, "get that toy machine on high. Economy is in a slump I know
Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 16, 2014
Herbert Washington, whom co-workers at Significant Plastics Inc. say was unduly concerned with the rapture and the second coming of Christ, suffered a serious heart attack when co-workers pretended they’d been caught away without him. "We didn’t mean to scare him to death," said one woman. "He’s
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Oct 20, 2010
There’s a story from the 1800’s of a young couple, William & Elizabeth, madly in love, and engaged to be married. Elizabeth enjoys planning for their future. William on the other hand knows that it’s only a matter of time before he is called away to sea to fight various enemies in far-off lands.
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 22, 2011
THE BELLS TOLL FOR SOMEONE ELSE
We began the week with the story of the Chicago nightclub fire in which 21 people were killed as they rushed to the exit. The club had already been cited for overcrowding and other safety violations--like not enough doors and windows. What happened was that a