Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
From time to time, lobsters have to leave their shells in order to grow. They need the shell to protect them from being torn apart, yet when they grow, the old shell must be abandoned. If they did not abandon it, the old shell would soon become their prison--and finally their casket.
The Scriptures were not given for our information, but for our
OUT OF THE BOX
One "boxed in" child was Adam Clarke, who was born in the eighteenth century in Ireland. When Adam was a schoolboy, his father told the teacher that Adam wouldn't do well.
The teacher said, "He looks bright."
That statement changed his life--let him out of the box his father
Contributed by Ajai Prakash on May 9, 2008
Not too many years ago newspapers carried the story of Al Johnson, a Kansas man who came to faith in Jesus Christ. What made his story remarkable was not his conversion, but the fact that as a result of his newfound faith in Christ, he confessed to a bank robbery he had participated in when he was
Contributed by Charles Mallory on May 28, 2008
FROM THE FIRST FLIGHT AT KITTY HAWK WHERE THE WRIGHT BROTHERS FLEW THEIR AIRCRAFT FOR 12 SECONDS, AT 120 FEET JUST A MERE 20 FEET OFF THE GROUND TO THE AWE-INSPIRING MACH-2 SPEED OF THE LOCKHEED-MARTIN F-22 RAPTOR, WE HAVE WELCOMED CHANGE IN AERONAUTICS.
FROM THE 1908 MODEL-T FORD WITH A TOP
Contributed by Skip Alexander on Jun 30, 2008
Extreme makeovers are in. Of the 6.6 million cosmetic-plastic-surgery patients in 2002, nearly a third had multiple procedures at the same time. To facilitate the trend, a one-stop beauty shop has opened called the Advanced Aesthetics Institute. Interested customers consult with a "concierge" and
Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 6, 2008
The story is told of a young soldier in the army of Alexander the Great who, during one violent battle, could not control the fear that gripped him. The young man turned from the battle and fled. In the course of his attempt to flee, an officer apprehended him and took in chains to stand before
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of
Contributed by Tony Abram on Aug 22, 2008
Christian One Liners
Don't let your worries get the
best of you; remember, Moses started
out as a basket case.
Some people are kind, polite, and
sweet-spirited, until you try to sit in their pews.
Many folks want to serve
For those who choose to put Jesus on the throne, life is different....and that difference is love. Billy Graham tells of the mountain folks in our state, and how they would take a slatted cradle, place their laundry in it and tie it crossways to the rushing water of the creek. The agitation of
Contributed by Bruce Emmert on Sep 22, 2008
We used to live in this small farming town north of Manhattan. Down the street from our house was a sweet-natured and friendly family with a strange habit. They never seemed to throw anything away. They had completely filled their front porch with bags of trash and it wasn't long before their yard
Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Sep 25, 2008
Probably all or most of us are familiar with the story of Spider Man. How a young man, Peter Parker, is accidentally shocked, and as a result, takes on some characteristic abilities of a spider. His identity is no
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jul 26, 2004
ILL. Mitsuo Fuchida was the pilot in charge of one of the most successful aerial attacks in recorded history. Under his command was a squadron of 360 specially selected pilots, & on Dec. 7, 1941, Fuchida’s squadron bombed Pearl Harbor.
He quickly became one of the most highly decorated pilots
Contributed by Nathan Eyland on Mar 10, 2005
If two people want to be married, they go through a number of rites or ceremonies as part of a larger ceremony of marriage. They might exchange rings, they take a vow, the sign papers, and they publicly kiss. Depending on the faith tradition in which they get married, they do all things to be
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Apr 5, 2005
“A Mucker Kind of Love!” 1 Peter 1:22-25 Key verse(s) 22:“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.”
Where self is involved, there is no afterthought. Either we focus on us or we focus on
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Mar 4, 2006
So many people in relationships try to change the other person. Reminds me of the young fiancé who, after learning that her husband to be didn’t believe like she did, cried to her mother saying, “Mom, what should I do? How can I change his thinking? He says he doesn’t believe in hell?” The
Einstein said the reason he could construct the theory of relativity was because there is one thing in the world that is unchangeable. That one thing is the speed of light. Light travels at a rate of 100 and 86 thousand miles per second --- seven times around the world at the tick of a clock.
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 25, 2006
A pastor thought God gave Him an idea, and he presented it in the monthly elders meeting. After giving his most impassioned plea and really “selling” the idea to the elder board, the board voted and voted down the pastors proposed changes 12-1. The head elder looked at the pastor and said, “Well