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 Ed Wood on Jul 6, 2004
Definition of repentance given by a 14 year old girl to her Sunday School class. “Before I was saved, I pleased myself, and wasn’t a bit sorry for my sins. In fact, I didn’t think I was a sinner at all, but when I accepted Christ,
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 19, 2004
In the Prison Fellowship newsletter, Jubilee, Charles Colson told of a young boy who became excessively fearful during the great New York blackout of 1977. When his parents questioned their son, he confessed that at the exact moment the lights went out, he had kicked a
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 6, 2004
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
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 6, 2004
One man accurately noted, “I’ve learned that if you give a pig and a boy everything they want, you’ll get a good pig and a bad
Contributed by Tim Richards on Sep 23, 2004
Ultimately let me share what I believe is at stake. In 1947, sociologist and historian Dr. Carle Zimmerman studied the deterioration and ultimate disintegration of various cultures. He found that in each society the disintegration of the culture was preceded by the disintegration of the family. He
A cartoon by Joe McKeever...
A smiling woman greeting a surprised pastor as she leaves church says, "All my life I heard pastors say they were
Contributed by Martin Kim on Oct 25, 2004
Ten, twenty years ago, we knew what sin was. Sin was sin and we called it by its right name. But in this day, in terms of modern pop psychology, sin is decreasing. What do I mean? A parent who kills their child is not seen as responsible because they themselves have been abused as a child. A
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 12, 2004
Sam Jones was a preacher who held revival services, which he called “quittin’ meetings.” His preaching was directed primarily to Christians, and he urged them to give up the sinful practices in their lives. Sam’s messages were very effective, and many people promised to quit swearing, drinking,
I’ve heard a story once of a little boy who brought his broken toy to the altar one Sunday morning. He asked God to fix it for him. God said He would fix the toy. No problem. So the kid became real excited that God was going to fix it, and he got up with his toy and went home. Every morning of that
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jan 29, 2005
Illustration: “In the Dark”
A young soldier and his commanding officer got on a train together. The only available seats were across from an attractive young lady who was traveling with her grandmother. As the four engaged in conversation, the soldier and the young lady kept eyeing one another,
Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
Let me tell you a story about a Christian just like you and I. Let’s call him George for no good reason. George woke up Monday morning after a remarkable Weekend. Family time was well spent and The church services were excellent. He’d had testimonies of answered prayer in his own life and the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 15, 2005
A Jewish man was confronting a Christian man: “You know, you people borrowed the 10 Commandments from us.”
“Well,” responded the Christian, “we may
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