Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 24, 2014
I had a preacher friend, Carl Etchinson, who had several children. These children grew up and then began having children so Carl had many grandchildren. One of his sons was having another baby. The baby was born late at night and Carl’s son did not call Carl. They forgot the next morning to
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 24, 2014
We see something similar when an only child has a new baby brother or sister in the house. Not getting attention sothey cause trouble. Parents try to reassure the child that they love him because the child thinks that the parents will love her less because of the new baby. Think about the
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 31, 2014
Daniel Overdorf: One of my older sisters and her husband served for 12 years as missionaries to Haiti. Among various other ministries, such as church plants, a school and feeding programs, they discipled a few young men who today lead various churches and ministries.
One participant in this
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 21, 2013
GOLFERS HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART
When you willingly give Jesus all that you are and all that you have, you receive so much more in return.
I heard a story once about a group of guys who were returning from playing golf in rural Georgia. As they drove down a two-lane road they came up on a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2012
ARISTIDES ON CHRISTIANS
Writing in about 125 AD, a Christian philosopher by the name of Aristides looked at Christianity and said this:
"They walk in all humility and kindness, and falsehood is not found among them, and they love one another. They despise not the widow, and grieve not the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 12, 2012
NO FAITH IN THE FUTURE, NO POWER FOR THE PRESENT
Years ago, a small town in Maine was proposed for the site of a great hydroelectric plant. Since the dam would be built across the river, the entire town would be submerged. When the project was announced, the people were given many months to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 27, 2011
Unusual Laws in Kansas
Laws are important in any society in order to keep peace and order. But there are laws and then there are laws. Here are some laws that are still on the books in our state of Kansas.
• In Derby, it is illegal to hit a vending machine that stole your money.
• In Dodge City,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 9, 2011
WHO DO YOU SAY I AM--IN ENGLAND?
A teaching assistant accused of looting. An 11 year old girl appears in court and admits breaking windows in Nottingham. Teenagers appear before Magistrates with no parent in attendance. Magistrates ask, "Where are their parents?" Two girls interviewed by the BBC
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jun 5, 2011
HOPE OF MARIA
Hope weans God’s people from seeking and trusting this world.
The story is told of Maria. She lived in a small town in southern Kentucky. She did not see or hear from her husband for years. Edward was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean war and captured when
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2010
HIS LAST THOUGHTS WERE OF HIS CHILDREN
A Union sergeant was killed on the first day of fighting in Gettysburg. He was just one of more than 3,000 Union soldiers who died in the three-day conflict. When his body was found later that week, lying in a secluded spot in Gettysburg, he was holding a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010
NFL Quarterback’s Pre-Game Generosity Impacts Family
There was a time when the bread-winner of the family worked a night shift in a low paying job and relied on food stamps to feed their large family. But that all changed after the Saint Louis Rams won the Super Bowl in 2000. And because of those
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
THE BEST COMMENT ON FAITH IS ACTION
The Apostle Paul spoke of "faith working through love" (Gal. 5:6). The apostle John wrote "If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear Children, let us not love with words or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Sin and the child of God are incompatible. They may occasionally meet; they
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Nov 15, 2005
In C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, we have a story of love–love between four siblings and love for and by Aslan, the Lion-Savior. It is this love that gives these youngsters courage to go on. Legend has it that a wealthy merchant traveling through the Mediterranean world looking
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2005
You are not a Christian until you receive a new nature and if you receive a new nature there will be evidence.
You can educate a pig to stay out of the mud and eat differently but on a hot day with fellow pigs he will resort to his normal nature and dive happily into the mud. If you could give
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jun 10, 2005
I Don’t Want a ‘Shicken Sandich’! (06.13.05--The Tie That Binds--1 John 3:13-18)
“Well, what do you want?” The young frustrated mother blurted out to her little boy as he pouted in the fast food line. “We’ve been standing here for five minutes and I’ve told you everything on the menu. What is it
Contributed by David Asch on Jan 18, 2005
At the library a couple of weeks ago, where I often go to study, I saw a car with a bumper sticker. This car was parked in the first space, so it was unmistakable – you saw it the moment you pulled into the parking lot, and it confronted you as you walked to the parking lot from the library. It
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 3, 2003
IF I CAN'T BE GOOD ENOUGH...
Little Billy, caught in mischief, was asked by his mother, "How do you expect to get into heaven?"
He thought for a moment and then said, "Well, I’ll just run in and out and keep slamming the door until
Contributed by James Dunn on Feb 1, 2002
In the eleventh century, King Henry III of Bavaria grew tired of court life and the pressures of being a monarch. He made application to Prior Richard at a local monastery, asking to be accepted as a contemplative and spend the rest of his life in the monastery. "Your Majesty," said Prior Richard,
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 13, 2001
I like the story about 3 prospectors who found a rich vein of gold in California during the gold rush days. They realized what a great discovery they had, & decided, "We’ve a really good thing going here as long as no one else finds out about it." So they each took a vow to keep it