Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2001
There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
The value of persistent prayer is not that He will hear us but that we will
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God.
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 7, 2002
Martin Luther: In 1540 he had an assistant and friend named Friedrich Myconius. Friedrich had become sick and was on his deathbed and wrote Luther a farewell letter.
Luther immediately sent a reply, ‘I command you in the name of God to live because I still have need of you in the work of
Contributed by Michael Gibney on Aug 9, 2002
As we begin to focus upon God, the things of the Spirit will take shape before our inner eyes.
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Jan 17, 2003
A father tells this story: I was $20,000 in debt with unsecured loans. For two years I had been trying to sell some land to cover the debt, but I couldn’t even get a phone call of interest. I tried Realtor after Realtor without success. Finally, in desperation, I walked into the woods
Opening Illustration: Video Clip of Let it Rain song from Michael W. Smith’s video Worship.
This is what we are praying for in 2004. In this video I feel more of His presence when they sing this song. It always opens my heart toward God. I listen to this CD pretty much every time I work out at
Illustration: Car Radio. (I Kings 19:9-13 Elijah, still small voice). One of my Professors at Seminary shared about a time he was driving to a speaking engagement with his wife. There was a storm coming so he needed to listen to the radio to hear the weather report. But he also wanted to talk
Contributed by Ian Johnson on May 21, 2004
When I was young I had never heard of or even known about a bird common in New Zealand called the Spotless Crake. It wasn’t until I saw a picture in a bird book that I even knew that they existed. I began to read about where I might find one. And then I began to go to those places in search of one.
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 25, 2004
Tony Campolo tells about the time he was asked to speak at a Pentecostal college. Before the service, eight men had him kneel so they could place their hands on his head and pray. Tony was glad to have the prayer, but each of them prayed a long time, and the longer they prayed the more they
Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 9, 2004
IN GULF WAR THE GROUND OFFENSIVE WAS SUCCESSFUL DUE TO
AERIAL ATTACK THAT PRECEDED IT
On February 24, 1991, a lightning ground offensive was launched by the U.S. and allied forces in the Persian Gulf War. Its effectiveness shattered the defending Iraqi forces. Within days the world’s fourth
Contributed by Barry Edmondson on Nov 10, 2008
Have you ever heard of George Mueller? One day he looked down the streets of Bristol, England, & saw 100’s of homeless children. He was so moved with concern for them that he decided that something had to be done. He had only two pence in his pocket. That’s two cents. But he decided to start an
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 28, 2009
What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can
I remember a pastor friend who used to pray every Sunday, “Lord, please let SOMETHING happen today
Contributed by Robert Garrett on Apr 11, 2005
A fifth grade boy who had heard a sermon on persistence in prayer was praying by himself in his room one night. As his dad passed his door, he heard the boy praying over and over again, "Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo." The next day, the dad asked his son what we was doing. The boy replied that he had
Contributed by Harold Wanton on Apr 30, 2005
I was burdened to pray one day. So when I got home from work my wife who usually would be home, was not home. So I to my room to pray and God led me to pray for a baby in our family. As I prayed ferverently in the spirit, I did not know why, but I prayed for about an hour. When I finished praying
Contributed by Lee Johnson on Dec 9, 2005
Jimmy Stewart shared the story about the filming of the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. “It’s hard to explain. I, for one, had things happen to me during the filming that never happened in any other picture I’ve made. In one scene, for example, George Bailey is faced with unjust criminal charges
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Apr 22, 2010
The other day I met a man with INOPERABLE BRAIN TUMORS. John (not his real name) made a commitment to Christ many years ago and has an ASSURANCE OF ETERNAL LIFE. We had a great conversation together. He is an amazing person. And I prayed for him.
When I read Matthew 10, I wonder about John.
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Aug 24, 2011
"PLEADING THE BLOOD"
The singles group at the church I joined in 1978 was fascinated by Mike Warnke's book, The Satan Seller. He wrote about being drawn into Satanism, advancing through the ranks, getting saved, and the struggles he had with other Satanists and even demons after leaving them. It
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 12, 2011
A WHITE MAN WOULD COME
At 2006 when the National Missionary Convention was held in Indianapolis, IN, the invited guest for the Bible study was a man named Mont Cox, a professor at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. He told a story I think I will never forget.
As a young man growing up