Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 20, 2001
Paul Harvey told about a 3-year-old boy who went to the grocery store with his mother. Before they entered the grocery store she said to him, "Now you’re not going to get any chocolate chip cookies, so don’t even ask."
She put him up in the cart & he sat in the little child’s
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2001
In the middle of a forest, there was a hunter who was suddenly confronted with a huge, mean bear. In all his fears, his attempt to shoot the bear was unsuccessful. He turned away and started to run as
fast as he could. Finally, he ended up at the edge of a very steep cliff. His hopes were dim.
Contributed by David Dewitt on Apr 6, 2001
According to a poll on prayer for Newsweek (3/31/97), the following percentage said:
They ask for health or success for a child or family member when they pray -- 82
They ask for strength to overcome a personal weakness -- 75
They never ask for financial or career success -- 36
Contributed by Mary Lewis on May 10, 2001
Pray the largest prayers. You cannot think a prayer so large that God in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger. Pray not for crutches but for
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jun 19, 2001
During the dark days of the American Revolution, when the Continental Army had experienced several setbacks, a farmer who lived near the battlefield approached Washington’s camp unheard. Suddenly his ears caught an earnest voice raised in agonizing prayer. On coming nearer he saw it was the
Contributed by Adam Cruse on Jul 18, 2001
A missionary and his family were forced to camp outside on a hill. They were carrying money and they were fearful that thieves might rob them. After spending time in prayer, the finally fell asleep. Several months later, a man that had been injured was taken to the mission hospital. He asked
Contributed by James O. Davis on Dec 5, 2001
The year was 1872. The place was London, England. The evangelist was an obscure YMCA leader named D. L. Moody. People were being converted. The secret was a bed ridden lady named Mary Ann Adler. She had read a newspaper clipping about D. L. Moody in Chicago. She had prayed
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
One time I was participating in an Army field exercise and a soldier posed a question about our field rations (those "Meals-Ready-to-Eat"):
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 8, 2002
Dr. Larry Dossy, a medical doctor who has written books on prayer, says that he usually prays “for the best possible outcome.” And sometimes the patient dies.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2002
HOPE AND A PRAYER
50 Christian truckers got together to pray to pray that somehow the sniper terrorizing the Washington, DC area would be caught. Ron Lantz would be retiring as a driver in a few days and didn’t even live in the area, but he felt sure that God would answer their prayers. In
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 30, 2002
In this year’s hot holiday film, "The Santa Clause 2," there is a line that made me sit up and take notice. Charley, Santa’s son, says to a cynical principal who later in the story becomes Mrs. Claus, something to
Contributed by Tylor Cates on Jan 24, 2004
Prop: A television remote control
Summary: A remote control is used to demonstrate prayers made by faith.
Look at what I brought with me today. Do you know what this is? [a television remote control] I’ve always wondered how these things work. You just click on this button
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 28, 2008
Always when needs were pressing, Mr. Mueller would call the staff together for prayer. And often, when getting off their knees, they would see dray wagons [drawn carts] backing up to the kitchen door, loaded with buns, bread, apples, cakes, potatoes, boxes of soap, sacks of peas, haunches [sides]
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 11, 2009
GIVING: GEORGE MULLER
George Muller pastored his first church at the age of 25 (1830) and was paid $275.00 a year. He learned through the next five years to trust God for His provision.
George Muller began a ministry in 1835 for orphaned children based entirely upon God for support. April,
Contributed by Tim Richards on May 24, 2005
God is willing to look out for us & take care of us. The truth is that we can trust God, even when we don’t fully understand Him. Let me conclude this morning’s sermon with a brief story from Franklin Graham’s fine book, Rebel with a Cause. It took place when young Franklin was still far from God.
SIMPLE PRAYER OF FAITH
Billy Graham was doing a crusade at Shea Stadium in New York. The airplanes from La Guardia Airport flew over the stadium, dozens by the hour. On the opening night of counsellors training, Graham was talking from the podium as the engines roared overhead. He paused, glanced
Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 26, 2005
A woman who worked for a vet was to have knee surgery. She was nervous about the procedure and asked her boss if he had any advice. He replied, rather half-mindedly, ‘Just turn your worries
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 8, 2005
Lorraine Pintus says that she realized that her spiritual life was in the doldrums because she was not making Jesus a part of her daily life. She wrote: "When I started taking Him with me wherever I went, then I started relating to Him and enjoying Him in a deeper way. I would ask God: `Would you