Contributed by Tim Baker on Jan 20, 2018
I remember so clearly my storm chase on May 13th 2009 of the Kirksville Missouri tornado.
My chase started with spotting my first tornado near Novinger Missouri, where I played tag with it several times, getting some nice video clips of it, until finally it approached the city limits wrapped in
Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 9, 2017
Some years ago, while our family was vacationing in the high Sierras, we decided to visit a small county fair near the town of Quincy. There weren't many people there that morning. In fact, we were about the only ones visiting the carnival rides. So when I climbed into the Tilt-O-Wheel with my
Contributed by Todd Catteau on May 27, 2015
I’ve done a lot of funerals in my twenty plus years of ministry, far more than I thought I would ever do. Every service touches me in a unique way and with each funeral I seem to come away with a life-lesson I needed to hear. Recently I was taught a valuable lesson as I eulogized a certain man.
I love the story about the Lutheran pastor who always started each service off with the phrase, "The Lord be with you." The people would then respond, "and also with you.”
However, one Sunday the sound system wasn’t working very well. The pastor stepped up to the pulpit and said, "There’s
There was an old-fashioned church having a revival. One of the ladies in the balcony fell over the edge of the balcony while worshipping. She hung on the edge of the balcony upside down screaming for help. The pastor cried out, "There is a lady hanging upside down from the balcony. If any man looks
Contributed by Bala Samson on Jul 29, 2013
Romans 16:19 "...but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil."
A group of monkeys decided to go on a fast one day. "Before we begin, I think we should keep the food ready with which we'll break the fast," said the monkey chief. The monkeys nodded their
Contributed by Ken Pell on Mar 2, 2013
CHRIST IS THE WIND, CHRISTIANITY IS THE SAIL
Does the practice of our religion reflect the God we serve?
In Shane Hipps' book, "Selling Water by the River: A Book about the Life Jesus Promised and the Religion that Gets in the Way," he uses an analogy from sailing to express what has happened
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Sep 21, 2012
The Parable of Water
There are a lot of things I could compare when it comes to living in the world, sexual sin, the lust we have for objects that are shiny; but, I’ve decided that I’m not going to. I’ve decided to discuss two different liquids. One of them is water and the other is Coca Cola.
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 11, 2012
COMMUNION: IN REMEMBRANCE
A man was working in his backyard one day, when his neighbor began talking to him over the fence. He said, "Yeah, my wife and I went to one of those seminars yesterday, you know, where they teach you ways to improve your memory and such."
His neighbor commented,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 3, 2012
ANGER VS. ANNOYANCE
A young girl who was writing a paper for school came to her father and asked, "Dad, what is the difference between anger and annoyance?"
The father replied, "It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean." With that the father went to the telephone and
Have you seen ads for Clearsil, Proactiv, or other acne treatments? They usually exaggerate things and show the face before and aft the application of the "miraculous" product that makes you look good and perfect. They also make sure you get hooked to the remedy so they can bank
Contributed by Perry Greene on Nov 18, 2011
SENDING THE VERY BEST
Someone has composed the following list of "Cards You'll Never See at Hallmark":
"Looking back over the years that we've been together, I can't help but wonder....
What was I thinking?!"
"I've always wanted to have someone to hold, someone to love....
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 27, 2011
THE GRADUAL ROAD TO HELL
In C.S. Lewis’ book The Screwtape Letters, we read the story of an older demon counseling a younger demon. At one point in the book, we read these words:
"You will say that these are very small sins, and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 7, 2011
THE INVISIBLE ENEMY
"Good night, sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite" has been spoken by loving mothers to their children for decades as they gently tucked their little ones to sleep and wished them a good night. The phrase itself carries within it the gentle reminder of a younger age
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
ARE YOU SEAWORTHY?
In his book, Life before Death, Ian Leitch, a Scottish preacher, talks about three luxury ocean liners, the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, and the QE2. He says, "When they built [these ocean liners], they did not test them in dry dock. They didn’t leave them in dry dock and
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Jul 30, 2011
DOUBTING (ENTER YOUR NAME)
The most famous doubter of all time is Thomas. Through history Judas has been the only disciple criticized more than Thomas. Tradition has given him a new name: "Doubting Thomas." He wanted proof that Jesus was resurrected from the dead.
But can you blame him? When
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2011
A BLOW TO A PRICELESS JEWEL
Many years ago, there was found in an African mine the most magnificent diamond in the world’s history. It was presented to the king of England to blaze in his crown or state. The king sent it to Amsterdam to be cut. It was put into the hands of an expert lapidary: a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 26, 2011
ANGER ON THE GOLF COURSE
There were times when golf course etiquette was completely traded in for the ever popular "lose control and act like a madman" routine. There's something intriguing about watching a full grown man crumble to pieces over a tiny ball that's 1½ inches in diameter. I've seen
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
MEMORIZING VS. APPLYING SCRIPTURE
Dave Veerman, Campus Life, Wheaton, IL, related this story:
A while ago our family began to memorize Scripture, one verse a week. Because my daughters were ages ten and six, I thought this was about the right speed. We keep the verses on cards in the middle
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
LISTENING TO THE MASTER'S VOICE
One of the first exposes of the beliefs of our future ministers was made by Redbook magazine in August of 1961. The publishers hired one of the top pollsters in the nation to survey a full representation of our seminaries which are supposedly preparing men for