Contributed by Sean Smuts on Jan 15, 2003
Feel the Nails by Ray Boltz
Does He still feel those nails
Every time I fail
Does He hear the crowd cry
crucify again and again
Am I causing Him pain
Then I know I’ve got
Contributed by Pat Cook on Jun 27, 2003
I love the Far Side cartoons. Gary Larson had a knack for making us realize the obvious. In one particular cartoon, there were a group of scientists gathered around another scientist. The one in the middle was normal looking, but the others were grotesque. Huge eyes, hideous noses, monstrous lips,
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 19, 2004
When your own faithlessness and distrust of God has gotten you in a mess, donâ't start blaming the preacher, or other saints. Lay the blame where it belongs, on your on shoulders.
It is said that when the British and French were fighting in Canada in the 1750s, Admiral Phipps, commander of the
I have a question for you that can revolutionize your life and ministry: Are you a sinner who struggles to love God, or are you a lover of God who struggles with
Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Nov 16, 2004
A preacher and his unbelieving barber were walking down the street as their conversation turned to the love of God. Said the barber to the preacher, "If God was as loving as you say, why does He permit all the poverty, disease, and squalor that exists in the world? I cannot believe that a loving
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Jan 2, 2005
From “Speaking My Mind” by Tony Campolo, page 109:
“I do not want to leave this discussion of what goes on with Christ suffering and cleansing us from our sin in His eternal now without pointing out that all of this should provide a great impetus for living the holy life. Every time I sin, at
Contributed by Tim Richards on May 24, 2005
This bomb was tested above the Arctic Circle on October 30, 1961. The explosion was so intense that the flash was visible over 600 miles away. People felt the air move over 160 miles away. Everything in a radius of 15.25 miles was completely destroyed. Very severe damage extended to a distance of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2006
"If sinners be dammed, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one GO
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2006
“Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is
Dr. Manuel Scott once said something that ought to ring in every believer’s ear, "Make sure you’re not ashamed of
A pastor tells the story of traveling home from his student church in Tennessee on a Sunday night. As he neared his home the car in front of him swerved and plunged down the bank. He stopped and rushed over to the car, which was overturned. He thought everyone had been killed. But the doors
I remember years ago, standing at the church door next to the sr. minister greeting people at the end of the service. This one guy, every week would come up to the minister and say, “Pastor, you’d better keep your eye on that youth minister or some day he’ll have your job.” Now, he
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 11, 2009
YOU ARE THE WHIPPING SOLDIER
A man who was deeply troubled by his sins had a vivid dream in which he saw Jesus being savagely whipped by a soldier. As the cruel scourge came down upon Christ’s back, the dreamer shuddered, for the terrible instrument left gaping wounds upon the bleeding, swollen
Contributed by Tony Klinedinst on Mar 16, 2009
ILLUS: When Dr. Stephen Olford was pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in New York City he had the opportunity of leading his brother who had been an agnostic most of his life to the Lord, as he lay in the hospital desperately ill. One day Dr. Olford was called to come to the hospital quickly and
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Apr 13, 2009
Down at the Upper Room, sometimes there are guys down there that are simply repulsive. Most aren’t that bad. But there are a few. I remember Danny. He has passed on. But Danny was quite a case. He stank. He peed himself and the urine odor was enough to make you wretch. This is not an exaggeration.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
WHIPPING THE SAVIOR
Love paid the price for your sins and mine! The great preacher W.A. Criswell saw this in an unusual dream he had one night. In this dream, Dr. Criswell saw the Savior. Jesus’ back was bare. And there was a soldier lifting up his hand and bringing down that awful whip on the
Contributed by Hugh Laing on Jan 19, 2010
Leonard Ravenhill says... “When I was praying in the Bahamas one day, I saw a great column of smoke, which happened to be coming from tires that were being burned. It was as black as could be, and over there on the right I saw a small wisp of smoke going up from the ground. I didn't think much of
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
When I was an insurance salesman!
I lost customers because I was honest – wouldn’t miss rate policies.
Just as I had a conviction to be honest and trust God, so must you have
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
ILLUSTRATION: Crab grass within your soul.
Crab grass if gotten early in the spring can be eliminated from your yard but if you allow it an inkling of room to grow, it will take over your yard. That is what arrogant pride will do in your soul.
Just as you need to apply grab grass preventative