Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 4, 2010
The Visitation of God
Revival is the visitation of God, which brings to life Christians who have been sleeping and restores a deep sense of God’s near presence and holiness. Thence springs a vivid sense of sin and a profound exercise of heart in repentance, praise, and love, with an
Contributed by Todd Leupold on Dec 9, 2008
As Dr. Charles B. Hardwick points out (in his sermon “The Promise”, 2nd Presbyterian Church, 12/24/07):
"On that Silent Night, God kept His promise: the God of the universe became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood – moved into a stable, moved into a feeding trough.. .
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 14, 2009
“The Visited Planet,” by J.B. Phillips
Once upon a time a very young angel was being shown round the splendours and glories of the universes by a senior and experienced angel. To tell the truth, the little angel was beginning to be tired and a little bored. He had been shown whirling galaxies and
Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 19, 2012
VISITED BY ANGELS
Dr. Ralph Harlow tells the story getting away with his wife Marion for a few days to visit family and of walking with his wife through the woods of Ballarvale, MA as Spring was breaking forth. The path that he and Marion were on was spongy as they walked along a beautiful
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 9, 2012
Beethoven died in 1827 and is buried in Vienna. A tourist went to visit his grave and found it a deeply moving experience. As they stood looking at the gravestone they could hear music. It was Beethoven’s music only it wasn’t quite right, there was something wrong. Then the
A pastor went out visiting his church members on a Saturday afternoon. At one house, it was obvious that someone was home, but nobody came to the door even though the preacher knocked several times. Finally, the minister took out his church business card and wrote out "Revelation 3:20" on the
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Apr 14, 2003
I MISSED IT ALL!
A little boy was sick on Palm Sunday and stayed home from church with his mother. His father returned from church holding a palm branch.
The little boy was curious and asked, "Why do you have that palm branch, dad?"
"You see, when Jesus came into town, everyone waved Palm
The dear lady was visiting the church for the first time. The Pastor’s family was greeting the worshipers at the front door after the service. They happened to be having a dinner on the grounds, and the Pastor invited the rather stout visitor to stay.
Said the dear lady to the Parson, "Your
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2004
An adult granddaughter was visiting her grandmother when she asked her to get a box of letters from her dresser. As granddaughter was getting the letters, she saw a beautiful hand made quilt in the drawer. The granddaughter asked about the quilt. Her grand mother said that she could take it out
Contributed by Timothy Archer on Mar 8, 2004
There is a story of a doctor that went to visit a very sick man, back in the days when doctors made house calls. The doctor took his dog along with him, and the animal waited outside, barking every once and a while to remind his master that he was there. The man said, “Doc, I’m scared. What can you
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
300,000 VISITS FOR MYSELF
Jimmy Carter, in his autobiography WHY NOT THE BEST? shared an incident that made him aware of his lack of evangelical fervor.
Each year the congregation of Plains Baptist Church holds a one-week revival service. In preparation for the week, the leaders of the
Contributed by Dana Chau on Apr 2, 2003
An American visiting a village in a developing country saw a native reading the Bible. He arrogantly commented, "In our country, we don’t allow the Bible in schools anymore."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
RELIGION SITE VISITS DROP
Visits to religion websites in the U.S. are declining rapidly, dropping over 30% within the past year, down 35% the last two years, while visits to entertainment sites like MySpace and Facebook continue to soar. Visits to the top 1,200 religious sites in the U.S.
Contributed by Erick Riddle on Sep 3, 2004
2 Corinthians 1:1-11
One of the ways to share the comfort you have received from God is to go to the visiting hours and the funeral.
In the late ‘80’s I was preaching full time for a small church in Michigan and worked part time in the local funeral home. I frequently saw people from the
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 26, 2001
MINISTER VISITED a lady in a retirement home. As she lay in her hospital style bed he spoke with her. Beside her bed was a dish full of peanuts. He ate one and then another and before he knew it he looked down and the dish was empty. ’I am so sorry he confessed, I ate all the peanuts you
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2006
An American scientist once visited the offices of the great Nobel-prize-winning physicist, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen. He was amazed to find that over Bohr’s desk was a horseshoe, securely mailed to the wall, with the open end up in the approved manner (so it would catch the good luck and not let it
Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Sep 27, 2006
A visiting preacher once stayed in a house of a widow. He’d arrived on the Saturday before he was to preach on the Sunday, and the lady of the house, being that sort of person, had given up her bedroom for the guest. When he got up in the morning he threw back the curtains and looked out on a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 22, 2001
In 1996 a Spanish man visiting Stockholm on business stood to inherit about a million dollars, according to an October newspaper account in Germany’s daily Bild. Eduardo Perez had stopped off to pray at a Roman Catholic church and signed the guest book of a man whose body lay there in a coffin.
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 2, 2002
I visited the Czechoslovakian border during the Cold War, when the 7th Armored Cavalry Regiment was responsible to monitor a likely means of invasion into Germany. The 7th ACR maintained a Quick Reaction Force to respond to any incidents or aggression. The QRF had 15 minutes to be in place. I
"While visiting in Leningrad, a woman heard the story of 900,000 people who perished in the long siege of Leningrad during World War II. At one point they were trying to save the children from both the nazis and starvation---so they placed them on trucks to cross a frozen lake to safer locations.