Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 15, 2002
Hey, get me out of here!
It wasn’t the strains of Turkish music wafting through the center of
the Dutch town of Sneek that raised eyebrows on a recent Saturday, but
the uncanny yowls of distress that accompanied them. What could it be?
Well, the owner of a missing cat knew the sound at
Contributed by Paul Decker on Nov 12, 2002
One day, a mother explained to her five-year-old daughter that if she chose to disobey her, she would have to live with the consequences. "Oh, Mommy!" she said with a terrified look on her face. "Please
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 27, 2003
The Queen Mary was the largest ship to cross the oceans when it was launched in 1936. Through four decades and a World War she served until she was retired, anchored as a floating hotel and museum in Long Beach, California.
During the conversion, her three massive smokestacks were taken off to be
Contributed by John Harvey on Jul 18, 2004
What happens if your physical heart doesn’t work? I have a friend named Van who was in a car wreck and his heart was literally torn in two. To save his life the paramedics had to clamp off the blood supply to his brain and his spinal column. After months in the hospital, his brain was fine, but
Contributed by Gordon Curley on May 20, 2012
A hunter went out into the forest to shoot a bear. With winter fast approaching he planned to make a warm coat out of the bearskin. Soon he saw a bear coming toward him, he raised his gun and took aim.
"Wait," said the bear, "why do you want to shoot me?"
The hunter replied:
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 11, 2012
OVER-RUNNING THE TEMPLE
Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric
Contributed by David Rumley on Aug 19, 2010
In 2009 Picher Oklahoma closed it’s doors… the entire city closed, evacuated, and shut down. Once it was a town of 20,000 people… in the first quarter of 1900’s it was a boomtown and had abundant lead and zinc.
The Picher area became the most productive lead-zinc mining field in the Tri-State
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
SIN AND BULLET WOUNDS
James Garfield was a lay preacher and principal of his denominational college. They say he was ambidextrous and could simultaneously write Greek, with one hand and Latin with the other.
In l880, he was elected president of the United States, but after only six months in
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 5, 2011
SIN IS LIKE QUICKSAND
In his book, Homesick for God, Joel Gregory described a horrible pit from which Tony Chain was rescued.
Tony and J. R. Hounchell went hunting the first day of duck season in 1981. They were in an area called Duck Flats, northeast of Anchorage, Alaska. Hours before, 10
Contributed by David T. Smith on Oct 24, 2011
AT ANY PRICE
Several years ago a woman by the name of Mrs. Jane Kolodziej was attempting to have her husband released from the psychiatric ward where he had been committed because she had testified that he had tried to kill her and their two sons. She had told the judge that she believed her
Contributed by Brian Harvison on Aug 1, 2008
Farmer Joe decided his injuries from the accident were serious enough to take the trucking company (responsible for the accident) to court.
In court, the trucking company’s fancy lawyer was questioning farmer Joe.
"Didn’t you say, at the scene of the accident, ’I’m fine’?," questioned the
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 10, 2010
Radio personality Paul Harvey tells the story of how an Eskimo kills a wolf. The account is grisly, yet it offers fresh insight into the consuming, self-destructive nature of sin.
“First, the Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. Then he adds another layer of
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 11, 2010
No wonder the people wept when they heard the message! (The Hebrew word Bochim means “weepers.”) However, their sorrow was because of the consequences of their sins and not because the wickedness of their sins had convicted them. It was a shallow and temporary sorrow that never led them to true
SIN LIKE A MUSHROOM
In Oregon's Malheur National Forest, a fungus spreads through tree roots across 2,200 acres, making it the largest living organism ever found. Popularly known as the honey mushroom, the Armillaria Ostoyae started from a single microscopic spore. Yet it's been weaving its
SALT WATER AND SELF
I watched a movie once, where several men were left drifting aimlessly on the ocean, in a small lifeboat, after a terrible shipwreck. The sun was hot and their rations were low--soon they ran out of fresh water.
One night while the others were sleeping, one man drank
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 20, 2008
We think God should just forgive everyone and let everyone go to Heaven.
If I write up a petition saying
pardon all criminals
Tear down the prisons and
do away with all of the laws
get rid of the police force and courts.
Would you sign it?
Not one of you is
Contributed by Timothy Darling on May 29, 2008
I remember my older brother bringing my mom a flower. I’m sure it was a very pretty flower, but it had been picked from the flower bed of a lady that lived Joe’s route home from school. Very wisely, my mom did not accept the flower, but walked Joe back to the lady’s house and made him give it back
Contributed by Joe La Rue on Jul 10, 2008
Sin ultimately destroys us. Several years ago in my home church in Indianapolis where I had grown up, the minister, we’ll call him John, was caught having an affair with a missionary that the church supported and that he had recently visited on behalf of the church family. His wife, we’ll call her
Bernard Ebbers, head of WorldCom, was known as one of the most religious CEO’s in the high-tech sector of American business. Every board meeting began with a prayer. Ebbers served as a deacon in his Mississippi Baptist church, and led a bible study very competently. He was elected to the
Some choices carry greater consequences than others. A student nurse came into the hospital room to give her 79-year-old patient a shot. She asked him,