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 Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
"The Easter story ends not with a funeral but with a festival. It demands not our applause but our allegiance, not
I have a friend named Gerry, who I came to know through being a chaplain at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville Pennsylvania. A few years ago she told me a story about an event she had late one night while on duty. She was called to the bedside of a woman who had a severe heart attack. By the
Contributed by Wayne Burnett on Jan 15, 2001
Life’s a little thing! Robert Browning once wrote. But a little thing can mean a life. Even two lives. How well I remember. Two years ago in downtown Denver my friend, Scott Reasoner, and I saw something tiny and insignificant change the world, but no one else even seemed to notice. It was one of
Contributed by Mark Haines on Mar 8, 2001
Do you remember the little girl from Canada that slipped into the backyard alone wearing only a diaper a couple of weeks ago?
It was –20 C. She ended up collapsing on the snow-covered lawn before being found by distraught family and friends.
The mother, who had been sleeping with the girl and a
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Mar 14, 2001
In 1957, Lieutenant David Steeves walked out of the California Sierras 54 days after his Air Force trainer jet had disappeared. He related an unbelievable tale of how he had lived in a snowy wilderness after parachuting from his disabled plane. By the time he showed up alive, he had already been
Contributed by Steve Malone on Mar 27, 2001
It looked like saturday morning TV time at the Van Pelt household. Lucy and Linus were sitting in front of the television set when Lucy said to Linus, "Go get me a glass of water."
Linus looked surprised, "Why should I do anything for you? You never do anything for me."
"On you 75th
Contributed by Bob Aubuchon on Apr 2, 2001
A hurricane had struck. People were huddled together. A preacher was praying with great oratorical effects in the midst of this violent storm, crying out "Send us the spirit of the children of Israel, the children of Moses, the children of the Promised land." At this, an old man with less oratory
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 5, 2001
Illus.: “Where Was the Key?”
A father and his little girl were staying in a hotel. During the night the girl became very ill and without warning she died. The father was heart-broken. He had already lost his wife and now his precious little girl was gone. Only two people
Contributed by Tom Lovorn on Apr 10, 2001
Young Harold had a really bad case of Attention Deficit Disorder. On Palm Sunday, Harold’s Sunday School teacher sent empty plastic eggs home with each of her students. Mrs. Wilson told them to bring something back in the eggs next Sunday to represent Easter. She really didn’t expect
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 12, 2001
In the villages of Northern India a missionary was preaching in a bazaar. As he closed, a Muslim gentleman came up and said, "You must admit we have one thing you have not, and it is better than anything you have."
The missionary smiled and said, "I should be pleased to hear what it is."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 13, 2001
The SS teacher told the 5th grade class that Jesus was buried in a borrowed tomb. One student said that she knew
Contributed by Keith Wessel on Apr 14, 2001
The other night Public Television was broadcasting “Jesus Christ, Superstar.” I had never seen it (of course I was sooooo young when it first came out). I don’t really recommend it, but I guess I watched the last part of it out of theological curiosity more than anything else.
Contributed by Brent Zastrow on Apr 18, 2001
One Saturday afternoon a father and his six-year old son Mickey were fishing near a bridge by the Kokomo Reservoir when a woman lost
control of her car, slid off the bridge and hit Mikey at a rate of
about 50 mph. Sheriff Marr, the boys grandfather, had seen the results of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 17, 2001
Tim (The Rock) Raines returns to the Montreal Expos at age 41 Apr. 13, 2001.
MONTREAL (CP) - Tim Raines wasn’t prepared for the deafening cheers from the usually quiet crowd when he stepped to the plate in his first game back in Montreal.
For Raines, it was like
Contributed by Lynell Friesen on May 24, 2001
You probably do not remember the name Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin nor should you. But during his day he was as powerful a man as there was on earth. A Russian Communist leader he took part in the Bolshevik Revolution 1917, was editor of the Soviet newspaper Pravda (which by the way means truth), and
Contributed by Kevin Barron on Jul 3, 2001
Mary had grown up knowing that she was different from the other
kids, and she hated it. She was born with a cleft palate and had to
bear the jokes and stares of cruel children who teased her non-stop
about her misshaped lip, crooked nose, and garbled speech.
With all the
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jul 23, 2001
Recently one of the testimonies at a Missions conference was so powerful it seemed to take the breath away from the people attending. It was the story of a blind woman by the name of Pani. She was listening to the Jesus film in her village as those with their sight were watching. Pani was greatly
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jul 24, 2001
DURING THE WAR BETWEEN BRITAIN AND FRANCE, men were drafted into the French army by a lottery system. When someone’s name was drawn, he had to go off to battle. But there was once exception: a person would be exempt if another was willing to take his place. On one occasion the authorities
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 3, 2001
[Jesus the Explorer, Citation: D. James Kennedy, "Message from an Empty Tomb," Preaching Today, Tape No. 66.]
For many centuries the men and women in Europe looked out upon the western sea, what we call the Atlantic Ocean, and they saw the sun coruscating upon the glittering surface of the waters