Contributed by Scott Jensen on Feb 5, 2012
WHAT'S THE DEMAND?
The magazine, Christianity Today, reported in its April 4, 1986 issue of a tool company that manufactured drill bits. Faced with financial losses, company executives gathered to discuss the problem: a declining demand for drill bits. The CEO challenged his men: "How can we
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 4, 2010
Corrie Ten Boom on Prayer
It was Corrie Ten Boom who asked, “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tyre?” I am afraid for too many of us it is the spare tyre, the source we look to only when our journey has ground to a halt, but really, it ought to be our steering wheel, and Jesus teaches us
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
ISOLATION, LONELINESS MORE DIFFICULT THAN PAIN
William H. Willimon, in his commentary on our text, shared the following story from his childhood. "A little girl in my second grade class got the dreaded disease of polio. Our teacher described to us the possible complications of her disease. She
Contributed by Troy Mason on Mar 4, 2005
I have served as a volunteer Chaplain for the Havelock Police Dept for many years. Still, I will never forget my first night out with them. I was completely green and had no idea how to act. I was trying to follow the lead of the other officers. We were called to the parking lot of a store in
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Sep 8, 2004
It is said that Andrew Bonar, a great man of prayer, had three rules: (1) Not to speak to any man before speaking to Jesus; (2) Not to do anything with his hands until he had been on his knees; (3) Not to read the papers until he had read
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 10, 2004
“Work With It!” Romans 12: 1-8: Key verse(s): 6 “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.”
“All things being equal!” Where that may be the rallying cry of today’s philosophical democratically-driven culture, it wasn’t the impetus for justice in the Brunner household as I was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 17, 2004
Christian humorist and Minister Dennis Swanberg says one of his favorite stories happened to him on Easter Sunday in Saginaw, Texas, several years ago. The church was packed for Easter services. The high school basketball coach was in the middle of giving his testimony when water started dripping
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 3, 2003
[Courageous Fishers of Men, Citation: Eugene A Maddox, Interlachen, Florida; source: The Perfect Storm]
The movie, The Perfect Storm, well described the dangers of the fishing industry through the eyes of the crew of the fishing boat, the Andrea Gail.
Out of their need to bring home an excellent
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 13, 2002
I once talked to a man about becoming a Christian who tried to convince me that he “wasn’t really a bad person." He didn’t think he had really sinned all that much.
Sensing that he was trying to avoid accepting his sinfulness I gave him this illustration:
I told him to imagine I had invited
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Feb 14, 2002
A HEALING FOOL
The Gospels depict Jesus as having spent a surprising amount of time healing people…
It is significant also that the Greek verb "sozo" was used in Jesus’ day to mean both to save and to heal, and "soter" could signify either savior or physician.
Ever since the time of
Contributed by Steve Hanchett on Jan 15, 2001
"Isaac’s Storm" is a very interesting book about the hurricane that wiped out Galveston in 1900. One of the main plot lines of the book is about how everyone was convinced that a hurricane could never strike Galveston, even as one approached. The author vividly