Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 28, 2009
A Grapevine in England is 1,000 Years Old
Jesus reminds them that apart from Him, they will not have life.
In Hampton Court near London, there is a grapevine which is about 1,000 years old. This grapevine has one root which is at least 0.6m thick, and some of the branches are 60m long. Despite
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 2, 2009
Orchard Experts Wound Fruit Trees To Bear More Fruit
In verse 8 Jesus teaches us that the proof of discipleship is spiritual fruitfulness (Mt. 7:20). “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
The branch produces what the life coursing through
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 17, 2009
Nine year-old Girl Transformed by Liver Transplant and Change of Blood Type
Demi-Lee Brennan had a liver transplant at age 9. She faced a life on anti-rejection drugs like every other transplant patient. Nine months later, however, her red blood cells were being attacked by her own white blood
OLDEST LIVING VINE
In Hampton Court, there is a grapevine that is reported to be the oldest living vine. It is over 230 years old. This grapevine has one root which is 3.6 metres (12 foot) round, and some of the branches are over 36.5 metres (120 foot) long. Despite its age the vine still
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 13, 2011
A MOTHER'S MARRED HANDS
There was a teenager who didn’t want to be seen in public with her mother, because her mother’s arms were terribly disfigured. One day when her mother took her shopping and reached out her hand, a clerk looked horrified. Later, crying, the girl told her how embarrassed
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 29, 2011
THE LUKEWARM SHEEP
Now, for the sake of my illustration, I want to break a flock of sheep down into 3 groups.
1. The first group of sheep had DECIDED to look to Shepherd & follow Him wherever He leads.
These are the "Good sheep" who follow the "Good Shepherd. Jesus said: "My sheep hear my
Contributed by Steve Hanchett on Jan 15, 2001
"Isaac’s Storm" is a very interesting book about the hurricane that wiped out Galveston in 1900. One of the main plot lines of the book is about how everyone was convinced that a hurricane could never strike Galveston, even as one approached. The author vividly describes
Contributed by John Dobbs on Mar 2, 2001
Many years ago Charles G. Finney was preaching in Rochester, New York. Far up in the balcony was a brilliant and able lawyer. He was chief justice of the
court of New York. As he listened to the minister, he became convicted of his need to follow Christ. "That man is speaking the truth," he said
Contributed by David Dewitt on Apr 1, 2001
In Hampton Court near London, there is a grapevine under glass; it is about 1,000 years old and has but one root which is at least two feet thick. Some of the branches are 200 feet long. Because of skillful cutting and pruning, the vine produces several tons of grapes each year. Even though some
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Aug 14, 2001
ILL. Kay Arthur has become a well-known Christian author & speaker who has influenced tens of thousands for Jesus. Her testimony is written in her book, "Lord, I Need Your Grace Because I Can’t Make It On My Own." In it she talks about her life & her struggles in coming to Christ. As a young
Contributed by Chad Ballard on Apr 9, 2002
This week, I read a beautiful legend about a king who decided to set aside a special day to honor his greatest subject. When the big day arrived, there was a large gathering in the palace courtyard. Four finalists were brought forward, and from these four, the king would select the winner.
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jun 28, 2008
A man in Kansas City was severely injured in an explosion. The victim’s face was badly disfigured, and he lost his eyesight as well as both hands. He was just a new Christian, and one of his greatest disappointments was that he could no longer read the Bible.
Then he heard about a lady in
Contributed by Ken Pell on Aug 6, 2013
In his book, “Imagine Your Life Without Fear” Max Lucado gives some significant insight when he says,
"Questions can make hermits out of us, driving us into hiding. Yet the cave has no answers. Christ distributes courage through community; he dissipates doubts through fellowship. He never
GUIDELINES FOR PRAYING
If the request is wrong, God says, "No."
If the timing is wrong, God says, "Slow."
If you are wrong, God says, "Grow."
But if the request is right, the timing is right and you are right, God says, "Go!"
Here is a prayer where everything was RIGHT:
In its early
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 15, 2015
“With 900 million members worldwide and growing, Facebook is building its first European data storage facility—60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Lulea, Sweden. The reason: natural air conditioning. Some Internet “server farms” spend as much to cool the machines as power them. Facebook’s Nordic
IF I HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING....
Evangelist Jack Taylor was alone in his hotel room in Houston, Texas after a Southern Baptist Convention meeting. He felt exhausted in ministry. He cried out to God in prayer, "Lord, if I have seen everything You have for me in my ministry.......then take my life
1) Christian life is not my responsibility but rather only a response to His ability.
2) God would not condemn anyone for being born a Sinner but would condemn only those who die as one, having accepted Christ in their lives throughout their lifetime.
3) On theJudgment
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 28, 2022
Have you ever wondered why a pigeon walks so funny? According to an interesting article in the Detroit Free Press, a pigeon walks the way it does so it can’t see where it’s going. Because it can’t adjust its focus as it moves, the pigeon actually has to bring its head to a complete stop between
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 13, 2022
Man, to florist: ‘I'd like a bunch of flowers, please.”
Florist: “Certainly, sir. What flowers would you like?”
Man: “Err ... I'm not sure ... Ummm ..”
Florist: “Let me help
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 5, 2012
A LESSON FROM A LIGHT BULB
A missionary in Africa lived in his central mission which had a small generator to supply current for his church and a small rectory.
Some natives from an outlying mission came to visit the pastor. They noticed the electric light hanging from the ceiling of his