Contributed by Chris Surber on Jun 15, 2008
THE FATHER LOVES YOU
The memory of one particular evening when my wife and I lived in Florida remains fresh in my mind. We were invited by some friends to listen to their children's contemporary Christian band play some of their new songs at the "Coffee Spot" in New Port Ritchie, Florida.
Contributed by Michael West on Oct 2, 2008
The Lord of Hosts (the God of the Armies)
Approximately thirty different occasions the Lord unites His eternal nature to the human need of His servant. However, there is one name that stands apart from these and occurs around 290 times in the Bible. That's almost ten times the sum of all the
Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 1, 2008
Fathers Protect Their Nests
There was a hunter on a hunting expedition in the Amazon. It was the last day of the trip. He rose early in the morning to enjoy one more day in the jungle. As he was watching the sun rise, he noticed a family of large birds. The mother bird is tending to the baby
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
There was excitement all through the orphanage, for a lady had come to take little Jane home with her. The girl was sort of nervous about the thought of becoming the kind ladies child, "Do you want to go with me and be my child?" the lady asked her in a gentle tone.
The little girl said,” I
Contributed by Charles Jones on Oct 21, 2008
The phrase "He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay…" indicates that God did not just see what David was going through and He did not just listen as David talked; He did
Contributed by Todd Brock on Nov 13, 2008
TO HEAR MY HEAD RATTLE
My grandpa had a saying that always made me laugh. When he felt like we were not listening to him he would say, "I'm not talking to hear my head rattle!"
Can I tell you God doesn't speak to hear His head rattle! When He says something He means it and everything He
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
WE CARVE WHAT WE ALREADY SEE
I heard the story once of a great Cherokee wood carver. He took logs and sat them on a stump outside his back door and sat in front of that log sometimes for hours just staring at it. Finally, he would pick up his carving tools and start carving the most beautiful of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
WHO IS GOD THE FATHER?
In 2006, a sociologist at Baylor University released a study done by the Gallup organization that identified four views people had of God.
31.4 percent believe in an "Authoritarian God," a God who is angry at humanity’s sins.
23 percent believe in a "Benevolent God"
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 2, 2009
My children are gone this week. They will be back in a few days. I know what Zane will do. When he comes home, he will find me and tackle me and put his arms around me and say, "Daddy!"
This should be our attitude toward God our Father. And one day, very soon, we will
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 11, 2000
Dr. William Sloan Coffin of New York’s Riverside Church said this in the April 20,1984 Lutheran Standard after the death of his son, Alex."The night after Alex died, I was sitting in the living room of my sister’s house outside of Boston, when a middle-aged lady came in, shook her head
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
What is God like? This is a question, which has exercised the minds of mankind. It reminds me of the story of the little girl who was in deep concentration over her drawing. Her mother asked her what she was drawing and received the curt reply, “God.” Her mother
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 21, 2001
Mary Farwell of Green Castle Missouri, told of the time she was listening to her 5 year old son, Matthew, as he worked on his Speak and Spell™ computer. He was concentrating intensely, typing in words for the computer to say back to him.
Matthew punched in the word “God.” To his surprise, the
Contributed by Bruce Goettsche on Oct 18, 2000
Listen to St. Augustine’s declaration about God,
You are ever active, yet always at rest. You gather all things to yourself, though you suffer no need. . . . You grieve for wrong, but suffer no pain. You can be angry and yet serene. Your works are varied, but your purpose is one and the
Contributed by Kenneth Henes on Oct 27, 2000
Oscar Cervantes is a dramatic example of Christ’s power to transform lives. As a child, Oscar began to get into trouble. Then as he got older, he was jailed 17 times for brutal crimes. Prison psychiatrists said he was beyond help. But they were wrong! During a brief interval of freedom, Oscar
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Feb 2, 2001
We talk about forgiveness a lot. But we know very little of it. We have heard the offer so often that we have lost the wonder of it. German scholar Helmut Thielicke said, "It can be the death of
Contributed by Bob Aubuchon on Mar 2, 2001
Martin Niemoeller, a German pastor imprisoned for opposing the Nazis, illustrated the gravity of remaining silent: "In Germany, the first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 13, 2001
Tony Crawford was a police officer in the Dallas Police Department. He was shot by two teenagers & was left paralyzed from the waist down. Finally, the trials were completed, & the last assailant was found guilty & sent to prison.
But there was a really tender scene pictured in the newspaper
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Mar 15, 2001
The story is told that after Helen Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, had given her the names of physical objects in sign language, Miss Sullivan attempted to explain God and tapped out the symbols for the name "God." Much to Miss Sullivan’s surprise, Helen spelled back, "Thank you for telling me
Contributed by Rob Culler on Mar 21, 2001
One of golf’s immortal moments came when a Scotsman demonstrated the new game to President Ulysses Grant. Carefully placing the ball on the tee, he took a mighty swing. The club hit the turf and scattered dirt all over the President’s beard and surrounding vicinity, while the ball
The funeral of King Louis XIV was held in the great cathedral of Paris, France. The cathedral was dark except for one candle placed on top of the golden casket containing Louis’ remains. At the appointed time, Massillon, the court preacher addressed the assembly of mourners. He arose,