Contributed by William Jewett on Nov 2, 2000
In a seminary missions class, Herbert Jackson told how, as a new missionary, he was assigned a car that would not start without a push. After pondering his problem, he devised a plan. He went to the school near his home, got permission to take some children out of class, and had them push his car
Contributed by Richard Jones on Nov 3, 2000
A pastor and his wife decide to have the church deacons and their wives over for dinner. It was quite an undertaking, but the pastor and his wife want to be "Salt and Light" for the leaders of their church. When it comes time for dinner, everyone is seated and the pastor's wife asks her little four
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Feb 17, 2001
You may have heard the story about evangelist Dwight L. Moody who was quite perturbed when a brother in Christ at one of his meetings continued to pray on and on and on. The man became so lost in his own eulogy on the Almighty that people in the audience became restless. As Moody saw no end in
Contributed by Tony Miano on Mar 10, 2001
Bruce Wilkinson has written an excellent little book called The Prayer of Jabez. In the book, Wilkinson explains the reluctance believers have toward having a greater influence for Christ in their world.
He explains this reluctance by using two mathematic equations. The first equation
A lady who had a small house on the seashore of Ireland at the turn of the century was quite wealthy but also quite frugal. The people were surprised, then, when she decided to be among the first to have electricity in her home. Several weeks after the installation, a meter reader appeared at her
Contributed by Danny Thomas on May 21, 2001
The Empty Chair
A man’s daughter had asked the local pastor to come and pray with her father. When the pastor arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows and an empty chair beside his bed. The priest assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his
Contributed by David Deborde on May 31, 2001
A father, walking past his 5 year old daughter’s room one night, proudly noticed she was on her knees in prayer. Listening in, he heard this curious prayer- "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz"- repeated several times. When she was finished, he asked her what it meant: "God is really smart," she
Contributed by Edward Frey on Aug 14, 2001
A few weeks ago I was sad to open the newspaper and read that McKenzie’s Bakery was finally going out of business for good. I was sad to think that we wouldn’t be able to find any more nice King Cakes for Mardi gras. In fact, we had been saving coupons in the hopes of using them in the future.
A dear friend, Donna Smith, once told me, “I never say Amen I always have so much to pray about.” That’s probably good advice; when you’ve got God
Praying for the sick – well, we’ve got that one down. I recently saw a cartoon where an elderly woman is standing at the church door talking to the pastor. Her remark, as she hands a thick manila folder to him, “My doctor copied my chart,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 20, 2001
GOD'S OTHER NAMES
A mother walked by her young son’s room one night and heard him praying, "Andy, please forgive me for my sins".
This worried the mother; so she asked her son why was he praying to "Andy", not God.
The son responded, "I was praying to God, Andy is his nickname."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
The fewer the words, the better the prayer. To have prayed well is to have
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a
Contributed by Donn Heinrich on Feb 11, 2002
W. Graham Scroggie once said, "Pray when you feel like it, pray when you don’t feel like it,
Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Mar 3, 2002
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation has a scene that illustrates what is probably the attitude of many Americans who pray.. Old Aunt Bethany "prays," but in reality, she is reciting the pledge of
Contributed by Jerry Falwell on Mar 7, 2002
The size of your God,
Determines the size of your prayer request.
The size of your prayer