Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Charlene Cothran is the publisher of Venus Magazine, which is a periodical for lesbians of African descent. She recently announced on the magazine’s web site that she has become a Christian and has rejected the lesbian lifestyle she had been living.
Cothran said that as a magazine publisher she
Contributed by on Dec 19, 2009
STORY: "Puppies for Sale" (Chicken Soup for the Soul).
A little boy appeared under the store owner’s sign, "Puppies for sale."
"How much are you going to sell the puppies for?" he asked.
The store owner replied, "Anywhere from $30 to $50."
"I have $2.37," the little boy said, "Can I please
Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Apr 27, 2003
There is a story about a story about Vladimir Nabokov, the Russian writer who wrote Lolita, and Pale Fire. One summer Nabokov and his family were staying with some friends in Alta, Utah. While there Nabokov took the opportunity to enlarge his collection of butterflies and moths.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 24, 2002
A wonderful, imaginative short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates the necessity of having the right focus. It is entitled “The Great Stone Face.” The tale centers around a man named Ernest who grew up in a village renowned for a natural wonder that rested just outside its boundaries.
Contributed by John Hamby on Jul 24, 2001
Charles Swindoll says, “To walk by faith does not mean that we stop thinking. To trust God does not imply becoming slovenly or lazy or apathetic. What a distortion of biblical faith! You and I need to trust God for our finances, but that is no license to spend foolishly. You and I ought to trust
Contributed by Michael King on Jul 20, 2003
STORY OF SHEEP
In the Highlands of Scotland, sheep would often wander off into the rocks and get
into places that they couldn’t get out of. The grass on these mountains is very sweet
and the sheep like it, and they will jump down ten or twelve feet, and then they can’t
jump back again, and the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 26, 2007
Let me read to you; A Story of friendship
Out of the furnaces of war come many true stories of sacrificial friendship. One such story tells of two friends in World War I, who were inseparable. They had enlisted together, trained together, were shipped overseas together and fought side-by-side in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 26, 2007
The Story of Squanto
Most of us know the story of the first Thanksgiving -- at least, we know the Pilgrim version. But how many of us know the Indian viewpoint?
No, I’m not talking about some revisionist, politically correct version of history. I’m talking about the amazing story of the way God
Contributed by Kent Wise on Mar 25, 2007
Father John Powell, professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy:
Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our first session in the Theology of Faith.
Contributed by Andrew Hamilton on Sep 29, 2002
There is a story told of an old monastery that had fallen upon hard times. It was once a great order, but as a result of waves of anti-monastic persecution in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the rise of secularism in the nineteenth, all its branch houses were lost and it
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 12, 2002
One Singaporean said to three Christians eating in a hawker’s stall, "Do you happen to be Christians?" They asked, "What makes you think so?" He said, "Well, you seem to be quite different from most people I know. That make me think you are Christians. But, you don’t act like
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 3, 2002
A TAXING STORY
My friend was trying to teach his fifth-grade son the value of
tithing. The boy listened attentively only to say, "I still
don’t understand why you have to pay taxes."
My friend replied, "Because the Bible says we must give unto
Caesar what belongs to Caesar and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 18, 2002
The Story of Redemption
I want to begin the study tonight by telling you a story. I first heard this story about 30 years ago. I was listening to J Vernon McGee on the radio explain a great Bible truth and he told the following story to illustrate the Biblical principle.
In your mind go
Contributed by Brent Williams on Jun 19, 2001
Story # 1:
Jimmy an orphan from a foster home, is fishing by himself on the end of a pier. Full of curiosity like most ten year olds, he leans over the edge to look at an insect crawling next to him and falls into the water. Unable to swim, he frantically splashes and screams,
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 29, 2001
Story of Encouragement:
Several months ago when I was seated on the bus at the terminal and going home from work, a woman showed a kindness that up to now I cannot forget.
The bus was still not full. I sat on the third row, by the window, on the driver’s side. It was nearly six p.m. but the
Contributed by Wayne Solomon on Jun 7, 2008
The Story of John Wesley
A page from John Wesley’s Diary reads as follows: Sunday morning, May 5, preached in St. Ann’s, was asked not to come back anymore. Sunday p.m., May 5, preached at St. John’s, deacons said, "Get out and stay out." Sunday a.m., May 12, preached at St. Jude’s,
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Aug 22, 2008
Story: Baboons On The Loose
In eastern Africa a troop of about 50 baboons made themselves at home right next to a farm.
The baboons were amusing at first but soon wore out their welcome.
Before long they were ravaging the corn and other crops and helping themselves to anything they could
Contributed by David Selleck on Oct 26, 2006
Story of Anne.
Anne Lamott, a fellow messy Christian describes perfectly what happens when Jesus pursues us. In her book Traveling Mercies, Anne recounts her conversion to Jesus. Things were not going well in her life: addicted to cocaine and alcohol, involved in an affair that produced a child
THE SIMPLE STORY
Last week, I met in the worship center with the four-year-olds from the school and we talked about what pastors do. After I was done showing them my robe and stoles and my private Communion kit and talking about the different places a pastor stands in church to talk about Jesus,