Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2001
I read recently the story of a 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.
The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn’t understand why, after three months of
Contributed by Troy Borst on Jul 15, 2001
Bible, Effect of Reading, autoillustrator.com
Some seem to expect the Word of God to hit them like a jolt of adrenaline each time they read or study it. Although the "jolt" may hit us periodically, the benefits of the Word of God act more like vitamins. People who regularly take vitamins do so
Contributed by David Yarbrough on May 20, 2002
PRAYER'S BEST POSITION
Three ministers were talking about prayer in general and the appropriate and effective positions for prayer. As they were talking, a telephone repairman was working on the phone system in the background.
One minister shared that he felt the key was in the hands. He
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
Have you ever heard of Lieutenant Hirro Onada? He was the last Japanese soldier to surrender after World War II. He was left on the island Lubang in the Philippines in 1944 --- along with three other soldiers. They were left with the command to “carry on the mission even if Japan surrenders.”
It is like the brand new, high tech fire helmets sent to a big city fire department to try recently. They were shiny, reflected light, had adjustable sizes, even a built in radio receiver. There was only one problem. When they were exposed to high heat they melted. But our lives are like
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2008
Nothing Too Big
Working in tandem is important and often means we receive far greater benefits than when we try to do things on our own.
I came across a story of a horse-pulling contest. Where owners of horses entered a competition to see which horse could pull the most. The winning horse
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Jan 19, 2009
I found a story called “Pushing the Rock” told by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. It is the story of a weak, sickly man, who could not afford to go to the doctor and his condition seemed to grow worse.
The man lived in the deep back woods in an old log cabin. Out in front of his cabin was a huge
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 29, 2009
Not only are we the freest of kings, we are also priests forever, which is far more excellent than being kings, for as priests we are worthy to appear before God to pray for
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 29, 2009
In order to realize the worth of the anchor, we need to feel the
Contributed by Ken Pell on Feb 3, 2009
If you have ever flown to California over the vast desert you have undoubtedly noticed the occasional small green square that is a thriving farm surrounded by shifting sand. You might have wondered how it survives in the midst of all the hostility around it.
It survives because the fertile oasis
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 12, 2009
I am reminded of Archimedes, the ancient Greek scientist who discovered the value of leverage. As he was enamored with his fulcrum, he was said to have proclaimed, “Give me a place to stand and I’ll move the whole world.” Beloved, God, our Rock, IS that place to stand. Indeed, if we can handle the
Have you heard the story of the HMS Resolute? The HMS resolute was a vessel in Royal British vessel rigged for Arctic exploration. In August of 1853 the HMS Resolute got caught in the Arctic ice. After staying the Winter in the Arctic, the Captain of the HMS Resolute ordered the ship to be
Contributed by Tyler Edwards on May 11, 2009
A few years ago I had a good friend. I considered him to be one of my best friends. We spent a lot of time together. We shared some good times. I thought that he would be one of the friends I would have for the rest of my life. Then we hit a small bump in the road and lost touch. Our
Contributed by Jeff Kennedy on Sep 9, 2009
When my father passed away, I remember going to church that morning. Our family had only been attending that church for a few weeks, and my dad was on his way to work that morning to put in some overtime, and he was going to meet us at the late service.
The pastor later told us that it was the
Contributed by David Rumley on Oct 28, 2009
When life is hard… never give up…
• Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he finally succeeded.
• Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer.
• Colonel Sanders
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2009
DADDY, ARE YOU THERE?
Oh how blessed it is to know that when the times of pain come and when our hearts become broken, we have Someone to whom we can turn that will give us Strength and that will keep us Safe. Only Jesus does that!
A little girl and her father were returning from the funeral
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jan 4, 2010
Cinderella Man tells the true story of boxing legend James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe), who made an incredible comeback during the Great Depression. Injured and arthritic, Braddock’s promising career was cut short, and he had to go on public assistance when he couldn’t get work at the docks in New
Contributed by John Petty on Jan 12, 2010
The Lord has more need of our weakness than of our strength: our strength is often His rival; our weakness, His servant, drawing on His resources, and showing forth His glory. Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity; man’s security is Satan’s opportunity. God’s way is not to take His children out
Contributed by Scott Spencer on Nov 3, 2011
ST. HELENS VS. KRAKATOA
May 18, 1980. You might remember that on that day there was an incredible explosion which was estimated at 500 times more powerful than the force of the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. This explosion was so powerful that it ripped 1,200 feet off the top of a 9,700