The Scottish preacher John McNeill liked to tell about an eagle that had been captured when it was quite young.
The farmer who snared the bird put a restraint on it so it couldn’t fly, and then he turned it loose to roam in the barnyard.
It wasn’t long till the eagle began to act like the
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2008
In 1858, a scientific expedition passed through what we now call the Grand Canyon. A young lieutenant by the name of Ives made the following entry in his report:
"This region we last explored, the Grand Canyon, is, of course, altogether valueless. It can be approached only from the south, and
Contributed by Timothy Darling on Jan 21, 2009
The Nature of Unbelief
In Ernest Hemmingway’s Green Hills of Africa, he hunts for sable. He shoots a large chestnut-colored cow, and then sees an immense black bull, which he shoots but badly. He finds the cow, but he and his team of trackers and porters search all day for the bull. The language
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
23% of Americans have not attended a church or a community of faith gathering in the past
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 20, 2009
In a way, as Pastor Rod Parsley observed in Culturally Incorrect: How Clashing Worldviews Affect Your Future, today’s worldview isn’t that different from the Sadducees of Jesus’ day. Parsley engages in a bit of word play that goes like this (The Sadducees did not believe
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
An airline pilot flying over the southeastern U.S. called the local tower and said, "We are passing over at 35,000--give us a time check."
The tower said, "What airline are you?"
"What difference does it make? I just want the time." replied the pilot.
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 28, 2009
F.B. Meyer once said that "Unbelief puts our circumstances between us and God, but faith puts God
Contributed by Mark Eberly on May 19, 2009
Then there are the thorns which Jesus says are the wealth and cares of the world. Providing for your family, working, spending, the economy, getting more stuff, getting the stuff paid for and so on are all part of the tension of living in this world while being a proper steward of our blessings.
Contributed by Bryan Crumpler on Oct 2, 2009
Americans are getting warned to death. Manufactures are growing increasingly wary of being sued when their products are misused, so they are attaching warning labels to hundreds of items.
For example, a Batman outfit bears this caveat: “Parents, please exercise
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
Disfigured War Veteran Helps Boy Regain Sight Only to be Rejected
Ps 33:18-19 “But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.”
It is not that God does not exist; man who does not want
Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Nov 4, 2009
In Isaiah 5 God says of the vineyard of the Lord, i.e. Israel, that after all that God had done for them, they acted unjustly and became corrupted in their ways: Isa 5:4 “What more could have been done to My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why then, when I expected it to bring forth good
Contributed by Bobby Gilstrap on May 25, 2010
When our family moved to East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, our house was in the flight pattern for Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport. Every few minutes, all day and all night, large commercial jets would take off and fly over our home before veering off to destinations unknown.
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 11, 2010
Why will we believe every crackpot about aliens coming, but will not believe that God has come. The Globe could report that Oprah Winfrey gives birth to an alien, but witnesses say Leonard Nimoy is the father, and
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 6, 2010
NOTE: 4 marks of a wilderness Christian.
1) His body is with the church, but his mind and heart are still in Egypt!
ILLUS: They are like a compass in a land of two norths. They vacillate between the two readings and thus constantly wander!
James 1:8 A double
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
NO MICROSCOPE, NO PROBLEM
A tribe in the jungle were all falling sick. A missionary doctor went into the village to try and help them. He suspected and soon discovered that it was the contaminated water they were drinking that caused their sickness. To show the natives the missionary set up a
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
Important lessons are given by this alternation of the two ideas of faith and unbelief, obedience and disobedience. Disobedience is the root of unbelief. Unbelief is the mother of further disobedience. Faith is voluntary submission within a person’s own power. If faith is not exercised, the true
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 13, 2011
MARGARET: THE HARD SOIL
Each week I give a devotion in each of the 8 dining areas of the Shalom Centre and Margaret (not her real name) is there, with ears which will not hear. Her heart is a fortress, cold, hard, defensive. The gates are huge, old and impenetrable, bolted with fear and pride
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2011
WASH YOUR HANDS
In 1818, Ignaz Phillip Semmelweis was born into a world of dying women. The finest hospitals lost one out of six young mothers to the scourge of "childbed fever." A doctor's daily routine began in the dissecting room where he performed autopsies. From there he made his way to the
Contributed by Gordon Curley on May 15, 2011
IT CAN'T BE DONE
In November 1837, distinguished British physicist Dionysius Lardner proved mathematically, with equations nobody could question, that a steamship would be incapable of a non-stop voyage to New York. He printed copies of his proof and they arrived in New York 24th April, 1838.