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 Rodney Buchanan on Jan 16, 2005
One of my favorite cartoon strips is “Frank and Earnest.” Frank is in the courtroom standing before the judge who says to him, “It’s ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty.’ You can’t plead ‘I gotta be me.’” The cartoon is humorous because it touches a reality in our culture which places the need for
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 Mark Brunner on Feb 8, 2005
“How Dare You Accuse Me!” 1 Corinthians 15:55-58 Key verse(s): 57:“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
How dare you? Indignation. Though I have few hairs left on this bald pate, the few that I have will come to attention pretty quick should my dignity
Contributed by Terry Cavanaugh on Feb 16, 2005
Can there be a crime more diabolical than the murder of a child.
We can not stomach abuse to children. Have you heard the story of Eric Sellers.
Eric shook his 4 pound baby so hard that he snapped the infants thigh bone. The judge told him "Your actions tell me you’re not the father of
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Feb 21, 2005
Romeo Dallaire wrote the account of his experiences in Rwanda in the book “Shake Hands With the Devil”
Excerpt from Shake Hands with the Devil
My story is not a strictly military account nor a clinical, academic study of the breakdown of Rwanda. It is not a simplistic indictment of the many
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 Bart Leger on Apr 11, 2005
A record-breaking knife thrower shocked Britons on Thursday when one of his daggers sliced into the head of his assistant on live TV. Circus performer Jayde Hanson, 23, was demonstrating his skills when one of his knives hit his assistant and girlfriend, 22-year-old Yana Rodianova.
Contributed by David Ward on Jun 11, 2005
On Sunday, June 13, 2004, Matt Starr was at Ameriquest Field in Arlington, Texas, watching the home team Rangers take on the St. Louis Cardinals. When a foul ball was hit toward where he was sitting, the 28-year-old landscaper leapt over the seat in front of him. Even though the ball had landed at
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jun 25, 2005
Let me suggest a method for doing this. Jesus tells us in Mt. 18:15 that if someone does you wrong it is our responsibility to go and try to make it right. Now, in that passage Jesus is talking specifically about someone who sins against you but I think this can also be applied effectively to
Contributed by Bob Marcaurelle on Sep 20, 2006
Dr. Criswell said, “Man has learned to fly through the air like an Eagle; bore through the earth like a mole; and swim through the oceans like a fish; but has never learned to
Contributed by Robbie Parsons on Oct 3, 2006
I was at a local amusement park with my 3 year old daughter recently. She begged me to win her a Spongebob Squarepants toy at one of the side games where you knock over bottles with bean bags. Being a sucker for my little girl, I plunked down my money for three beanbags. I threw the first
Contributed by W F on Oct 5, 2006
When French soccer star Zinedine Zidane head-butted Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the chest during the final 10 minutes of the 2006 World Cup he sealed his own fate and the fate of his team.
When Zidane was sent off with a red card France lost its best scorer. And this, just as the match
Contributed by Michael De Rosa on Nov 27, 2006
Two elderly, excited Southern women were sitting together in the front pew of church listening to a fiery preacher.
When this preacher condemned the sin of stealing, these two ladies cried out at the tops of their lungs, "AMEN, BROTHER!"When the preacher condemned the sin of lust, they yelled
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 20, 2007
More Cheating—Less Character- In an extensive study by Rutgers professor Don McCabe, 66% of college students admit to cheating. The rational incentives to cheat for college students have grown as the strength of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 20, 2007
Indecency Challenged TV networks claim in a filing, the F.C.C. overstepped its authority, in an attempt to regulate content protected by the First Amendment, acted arbitrary and failed to provide a clear and consistent
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 26, 2007
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German Pastor and theologian who spoke out against atrocities in Nazi Germany, once wrote, “If my sinfulness appears to me to be in any way smaller or less detestable in comparison
Sin is the excrement of our soul. I’m not trying to be gross, but as much as our physical excrement may disgust us, our spiritual excrement disgusts God even more.
We sin every day, even when we try our best not to do so. We sin less than we did before, and when we let Jesus into our lives, we
Contributed by James Jack on Jul 6, 2005
It’s amazing how quickly a classroom can turn when a teacher walks out for a moment. Paper, hats, pens, shoes, glass bottles get thrown at fans. Bags get thrown out of windows. Furniture is mysteriously re-arranged so that all students are now sitting in the back corners of the room. Two of the