Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2009
Miraculous Protection of Missionary John G. Paton
John G. Paton was a missionary to the New Hebrides. He had aroused the enmity of the local native chief by his successes in the Gospel, the chief hired a man to kill the missionary.
The man went to the missionary’s house, but instead of murdering
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 7, 2009
WAITING FOR GABRIEL
I was picking up my son at a youth event, and I saw Darl, who was doing the same. Darl’s oldest son is Gabriel. I asked him how he was, and Darl said, "Just
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 7, 2009
THREE ANGELS AND ABRAHAM
"The three angels that appeared to Abraham (Gen. xviii.) were Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael; Michael, as the greatest, walked in the middle, with Gabriel to his right and Raphael to his left (Yoma 37a). Michael stands at the right hand of God, Gabriel at His left
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jul 6, 2010
WHO ARE THOSE MASKED MEN?
Some of you would have no idea of who I am talking about when I speak of the LONE RANGER. He is way before your time and he doesn't fit into our culture anymore. Pity. He had a strict moral code and even the actor, Clayton Moore, was a great ROLE MODEL for
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Aug 3, 2010
AN ANGEL STORY
Julie and the kids were on their way home from the park when it happened. Ben was only about 5 years old and happily walking and running ahead on the edge of the road. There was no footpath beside the road, but he was still on the grassy area. Then he must have seen our house on
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
I read of a Norwegian missionary, Marie Monsen, who served in China in the 1950s. She testified to the intervention of angels when Christians were in great danger. They had taken refuge in the mission compound only to be surrounded by looting soldiers and they were astonished to find that they
Contributed by Robert Travis on Jun 27, 2001
I dreamed one night that an angel was talking to me. The angel spoke words of comfort all through the night. I awoke the next morning to find a lump under my pillow. It was a small stuffed "angel" bear that had fallen off the headboard of the bed. When you press its paw it says, "I’m your
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 23, 2001
In 1994 two Americans answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics (based on Biblical principles) in the public schools. They were invited to teach at prisons, businesses, the fire and police departments, and a large orphanage.
’Angels’ actually comes from the word for ’messenger’ in Greek (angelos), and in a very literal sense, they are messengers, indeed. God sends them to protect us sometimes. After Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, angels were there to minister to Him (in this case,
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Oct 31, 2002
Rev. Billy Graham, noted evangelist, said this in 1975: “When I decided to preach a sermon on angels, I found practically nothing in my library… I soon discovered that little had been written on the subject in this
Video Illustration: Ghost – Toward the end of the movie Sam the departed soul battles his friend who is trying to kill his wife. The man ends up killing himself in the battle and discovers he has made a wrong choice and he is hauled away into torment and darkness by demonic spirits. Sam tells his
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Mar 5, 2004
I read the biography of the late Dr Donald English, an acknowledged leader of World Methodism. He was said to be genuinely “a friend to all and the enemy of none”, as Wesley put it. However, he did on one occasion say to his students: "Oh, occasionally I have been tempted to offer the
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Nov 9, 2007
The military has a trauma system for mass casualties.
The lightly injured are called “minimal” because they don’t need immediate treatment.
The next level is “Delayed” – they need treatment but they can wait.
Then there is “Immediate” that have serious injuries but should survive if they get
Contributed by J. B. Hall on Mar 30, 2008
B. Instead of focusing on his own life, and keeping himself in a right, vibrant, relationship with the Lord, he is virtually always concerned with, watching, critiquing, and criticizing those around him.
C. It seems that whoever he is focused on can do no right.
D. If this person is not doing
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Mar 30, 2008
I read a story of a woman involved in bitter fighting with her husband. Seeking professional help she was asked by the counselor, "Have you tried heaping coals of fire on his head?" to
Hostile natives surrounded his missions headquarters one night, intent on burning the Patons out and killing them. John Paton and his wife prayed all during that terror-filled night that God would deliver them. When daylight came they were amazed to see that, unaccountably, the attackers had
In 1956 during the Mau Mau uprisings in East Africa, a band of roving Mau Maus came the village of Lauri, surrounded it, and killed all 300 inhabitants - including all the women and children. Armed with spears, bows and arrows, clubs and torches they next went three miles away to the
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Apr 20, 2008
The Reverend John G. Paton, a missionary in the New Hebrides Islands, tells a thrilling story involving the protective care of angels. Hostile natives surrounded his mission headquarters one night, intent on burning the Patons out and killing them.
John Paton and his wife prayed all during
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Apr 23, 2008
JOHN DEMITT'S WIFE
When I preached in Circleville about Angels, the pastors wife told me her story. She went down into town with the kids to do laundry. A terrible winter storm hit while she was there. She was really afraid, so she prayed for God's protection for the trip back up the hill to
Contributed by Adam Deibert on Feb 11, 2005
“Could the veil be lifted, we would see that angels of God are around us to preserve us from unseen dangers. Thousands of times has their care been especially manifested for us in our warfare with the agencies