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 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 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
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 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 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.
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 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 Donnie Martin on Aug 17, 2004
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 evangelistic
Contributed by Joe Fornear on Sep 2, 2004
Irene Pepperberg, a visiting professor of animal behavior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is teaching a parrot how to surf the Internet. "Parrots are very social creatures," she says,
but people who own them "leave them alone eight or nine hours a day." She says that leads to boredom
An army chaplain was visiting wounded soldiers in the hospital. The chaplain offered to read some Bible passages to one young soldier. But the soldier said, "I’m cold," so the chaplain wrapped his own coat around the young man. Next, the soldier asked for something to drink. The chaplain propped up
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 2, 2005
Pastor and writer Bruce Larson on a visit to the Menninger Clinic, asked the staff to identify the single most important ingredient in the treatment of the mentally disturbed. They were unanimous in singling out hope as the most important factor, but went on to confess they didn’t really know how
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Nov 3, 2005
The most often visited internet site in the summer of 2001 was reported to be an interview with God. Some of you have sent me a copy of this. It’s an imaginary question-and-answer session with God. In June alone it had 2.4 million visitors log on, and all of this without advertising!
Contributed by Brian Bolton on Nov 14, 2005
The pastor was visiting the fourth-grade Sunday School class to talk about marriage as part of the lesson. He asked the class, "What does God say about marriage?" Immediately one boy