Contributed by Bill Prater on Jan 21, 2001
The late president Calvin Coolidge returned home from church one Sunday afternoon and found his wife sitting in the chair. Unable to go that day, she was still interested in what the preacher had to say. She asked her husband what the preacher spoke about and he said, "Sin."
Like most women, a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 9, 2001
Jesus saw a crowd chasing down a woman to stone her and approached them. "What’s going on
here, anyway?" he asked. "This woman was found committing adultery and the law says we
should stone her!" one of the crowd responded. "Wait," yelled Jesus, "Let he who is without
sin cast the first stone."
Contributed by Lindsey Mann on Jul 24, 2002
You do not have to travel very far in any direction before you come across somebody who is away from the influence and authority of the Father.
I can remember two such incidents. I was once visiting a church pastor in Kings Cross, Central London. As I made my farewell I stepped out onto the
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 8, 2002
President Calvin Coolege went to church, and afterwards was asked by a friend what the minister spoke on. “He preached on sin.” The friend asked what the
"One of the supreme tests of life is, "How did we use our privileges?" Oscar Wilde has a terrible kind of parable like this. Jesus was walking through the streets of a city. In an open courtyard. He saw a young man feasting gluttonously and growing drunk with wine. "Young man." said Jesus. "why do
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 13, 2003
The Bible defines worldliness by centering morality where we intuitively know it should be. Worldliness is the lust of the flesh (a passion for sensual satisfaction), the lust of the eyes (an inordinate desire for the finer things of life), and the pride of life (self-satisfaction in who we are,
“A prison chaplain writes of a study in which he talked with twelve inmates in the penitentiary. He asked each “Why are you here?” The answers were instructive: “I was framed.” “They ganged up on me.” “It was a case of mistaken identity.” “The police had it in for me.” Not one said he was guilty of
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 7, 2003
Someone has defined rebellion this way: “Reserving for myself the right to make the
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 7, 2003
When I was in South Africa, a fine, handsome Dutchman came into my service, and God laid his hand on him and convicted him of sin. The next morning he went to the beautiful home of another Dutchman and said to him, “Do you recognize that old watch?”
“Why, yes,” answered the other. “Those are
Contributed by Stephen Todd on Apr 10, 2003
Arthur Pink: "It is human to err, but it is also human to conceal the
Contributed by Dana Chau on Apr 29, 2003
Steve Brown has inside his Bible written the following, "I wouldn’t be so shocked at my own sins if I didn’t have such a high opinion of myself." Now, this is not an excuse for sin, neglect, disrespect or irresponsibility in your work,
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 5, 2003
In the late 1800’s into the days of the Great Depression, there was a great evangelist that caught the imagination of the people. He was known not just as a great speaker but a great baseball player... his name was Billy Sunday.
One wouldn’t say that he stood in the pulpit, for he would range
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 16, 2003
In 1960, Israeli undercover agents orchestrated the daring kidnapping of one of the worst of the Holocaust?s masterminds, Adolf Eichmann. After capturing him in his South American hideout, they transported him to Israel to stand trial.
There, prosecutors called a string of former concentration
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Aug 3, 2003
Author Oscar Wilde died over 100 years ago, but he summed up the spirit of our own time when he said:
"Disobedience … is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Aug 4, 2003
Andrew Murray, whose devotional books are still popular nearly a century after his death, said this:
It is when we face ourselves and face Christ, that we are lost in wonder, love and praise. We need to rediscover the almost lost discipline of
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 29, 2003
[The Giver’s Big Hands]
A young boy went to the local store with his mother. The shop owner, a kindly man, passed him a large jar of suckers and invited him to help himself to a handful. Uncharacteristically, the boy held back. So the shop owner pulled out a handful for him.
When outside, the
Contributed by David Schaal on Sep 4, 2003
What is Sin?
· Man calls it an accident; God calls it an abomination.
· Man calls it a blunder; God calls it blindness.
· Man calls it a defect; God calls it a disease.
· Man calls it a chance; God calls it a choice.
· Man calls it an error; God calls it an enmity.
· Man calls it a
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Oct 19, 2003
In the novel Moby Dick Captain Ahab is frightened by what he sees in himself. He asks the question that many of us have asked: “What is it, what nameless, inscrutable, unearthly thing is it; what cozening, hidden lord and master, and cruel, remorseless emperor commands me; that against all natural
Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 19, 2003
Four preachers met for a friendly gathering. During the conversation one preacher said, “Our people come to us and pour out their hearts, confess sins
and needs. Let’s do the same. Confession is good for the soul.” In due time all agreed. One confessed he liked to go to the movies and would
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Dec 8, 2003
A small defiant boy
When I was a youth minister 30+ years ago I told a young 5 year old boy to stop running in church. He stopped and then turned to me and said I couldn’t make him. Well... I couldn’t let a challenge like that go by so I got down on his level and firmly took him by the arms.