Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 15, 2002
An Indianapolis patrolman ran into trouble while investigating a routine traffic mishap. His problem began after he had interviewed witnesses, arrested one of the drivers, and written up the accident report. He suddenly noticed that the offending motorist was chewing on something that wasn’t gum.
Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 27, 2002
Sin comes when we take a perfectly natural desire or longing or ambition and try desperately to fulfill it without God. Not only is it sin, it is a perverse distortion of the image of the Creator in us. All these good things, and all our security, are rightly
Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 7, 2002
We are sometimes like the man who was eating Limburger cheese and got it in his mustache. He first stated that the room smelled rotten. Then the front porch, he then stepped out into the yard and exclaimed, “The whole world is
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jul 9, 2002
There was once a little boy who excitedly told his mom that he had just measured himself and he was six feet tall.
Mom was a little skeptical, so she asked him to measure himself again while she watched.
She discovered the problem when the boy took out not a 12-inch, but a 6-inch ruler.
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 13, 2002
I once talked to a man about becoming a Christian who tried to convince me that he “wasn’t really a bad person." He didn’t think he had really sinned all that much.
Sensing that he was trying to avoid accepting his sinfulness I gave him this illustration:
I told him to imagine I had invited
Three men applied for a job driving a truck over a mountain route. The first guy said,
"I’m such a good driver, I can come within one foot of the edge without losing control." The
second guy said, "Oh yah, well I can come within six inches of the edge and not lose control."
The man doing the
Contributed by Steven Dow on Jul 17, 2002
Scientists studied a native tribe in South America whose people have been dying prematurely for generations. After thorough investigation, the cause of premature death was determined. The disease was transmitted by an insect that lived in the walls of their adobe homes. This new information
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 2, 2002
Sin Compared to Poison
Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman told of a distinguished minister, Dr. Howard, from Australia who preached very strongly on the subject of sin. After the service, one of the church officers came to counsel with him in the study. “Dr. Howard,” he said, “we don’t want you to talk as
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2002
SIN COMPLICATES LIFE
Let us lay aside the weight and sin that so easily entangles… Hebrews 11:2
I was supposed to get money from the ATM sometime during my work day. That’s all my wife asked of me that day.
But for one reason, then another, I failed to do it. I know I went out to lunch
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 17, 2002
FOR MY NEXT TRICK:
A 31-year-old man from Santa Cruz, Calif., was walking outside town on a date when he happened across a rattlesnake. To "impress" his gal, he picked the snake up. "The snake was mature," said a rescue worker. "It had 10 rattles," which he knew because "the victim had time to
Contributed by Dean Kennedy on Sep 1, 2002
Kay Arthur, a Christian author, put it this way.
If you tolerate sin in your life, that sin will not only take you farther than you wanted to go, it will keep you longer than you
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 8, 2002
Moral relativism is becoming the norm. A group of college students were asked their opinions on the media, specifically the R-rated kinds of situations being shown on TV and the movies. When asked why sex and
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Sep 23, 2002
Last summer my wife and I visited NYC for our wedding anniversary. We stayed in Times Square which turned out to be both busy and safe. One of the most noticeable things to me in Times Square and in the whole of New York was that there were no dented Taxi Cabs. Not one. Not a scratch. Not even
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 21, 2002
STARING DEATH IN THE FACE
"The first button, the second button, the third button and then we saw the belt."
This is what Baruch Neuman said when he realized he was facing a suicide bomber.
Is that not how Satan attacks? Once glance, another thought, and then we are in bondage to a sin
Contributed by Ken Sowers on Nov 11, 2002
"My own generation seemed just as quaint and misguided in its way. Raised in the fearful 50’s, we believed that freedom to fornicate, to use 4 letter words and possibly put a drop of LSD in the water supply would bring not only nirvana but also world peace. We had to experience the disappointments
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Few college football coaches have made a point against drugs as effectively as Erk Russell of Georgia Southern College. He arranged for a couple of good ol’ country boys to burst into a routine team meeting and throw a writhing, hissing, six-foot-long rattlesnake onto a table in front of the squad.
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 5, 2003
A “lame duck” President met with his successor in the Oval Office. Near the end of the orientation, he presented the incoming leader three numbered envelopes, with specific instructions to open them, in order, when great difficulties arose. After the new President completed his “honeymoon” period
Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Jan 18, 2003
You and I were born into that darkness. Many people don’t believe that. In fact in a Barna poll 74% of Americans said that people were born neither good nor bad (Forward in Christ, Dec. 2002, p. 28). That illustrates how thick the darkness is. We don’t realize how lost and helpless we naturally
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Oct 26, 2003
Earlier this month, the Siegfried & Roy show in Las Vegas was brought to a dramatic close when a seven-year-old, white Bengal tiger attacked Roy and drug him off the stage before an audience of 1500 people. It was Roy’s 59th birthday, and shortly after introducing the Tiger, it bit Roy on the
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 30, 2003
According to national statistics Ohio ranked 7th in population in 2000 with almost 11.4 million people. You might expect Ohio to also be one of the leaders in reported crime statistics as well. You should be glad to know that we Buckeyes came in 26th overall (even better for violent crime ranking