Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Oct 8, 2017
Commentator Gordon Fee recalls the famous “miracle mile,” the first time two milers ran under four minutes in the same race. Roger Bannister and John Landy competed in Vancouver, B.C. in 1954. Landy had led all the way, but coming off the final turn toward the finish line he looked over his
Cross without the Spirit, you dry-up (Psa 106:15),
Spirit without the Cross, you puff-up (2 Cor 12:7)
How true is this trustworthy saying…more we know God clearly, more we would love Him dearly and more we love Him
Cross without the Holy Spirit, you dry-up,
Holy Spirit without the Cross, you puff up.
WISHING FOR PASCAL'S BRAIN
Biblical Education is the process by which Godly character is formed, strength of clear conscious and sound mind is amplified, and understanding is sharpened, as a result of which one can walk in divine wisdom.
Someone once approached Blaise Pascal, the famous
Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jan 6, 2013
In today's world of Smart Phones, tablets and instant Internet access, there are many things that we can "know." If someone asks the questions, "how long is the Verrazano Bridge," a nimble person with a 4 G connection and an Iphone can ask Siri, "How long is the Verrazano
From the pages of “The Essence of True Leadership (Be a Leader and not a Boss)” V.Balu, D.B. Jain College, Chennai - 600 096. T. Nadu, S. India…
The legendary Russi Modi of Tata Steel in India, was a phenomenal success with thousands of his company's employees. Revealing the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2011
AIMING AT THE RIGHT TARGET
Some of our deeds are of great value, especially those done in dependence upon God for His glory and honor. Some of our deeds are worthless. They accomplish nothing of eternal value and will be quickly forgotten after we are gone.
Matt Emmons had the gold medal in
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jul 3, 2011
C. S. Lewis in The Problem of Pain: "Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 19, 2011
I CAN'T REMEMBER
An elderly man moved into a retirement community. It wasn't long until he had made a number of friends among the other residents. There was one lady he was especially attracted to and she was attracted to him, also. They spent a lot of time together. Finally one evening he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2011
COME SWEET DEATH
The picture is indelibly etched on my memory, I'm sure because at the time the incident seemed so bizarre, so peculiar. The scene was an elementary school talent show; all of us had been groomed and polished and persuaded that we had some talent or another to display before our
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 19, 2011
Years ago, I heard Pastor Anthony Mangun tell a story at Because of the Times that I have never forgotten. . . .
The story is told of a young man by the name of Monty, who was the son of an itinerant horse trainer, who would go from stable to stable, race track to race track,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2010
Trivial Pursuit Board Game
- Created 1979 is a game in which progress is determined by a player’s ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions
- The object of the game was to answer a correct question in each of 6 categories such as Geography, Sports and Leisure, History,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
Following God Ordained Passions, like Wilson Bentley the Snowflake Photographer
I want to die the same way Wilson Bentley died.
Wilson grew up on a farm in Jericho, Vermont, and as a young boy he developed a fascination with snowflakes. Obsession might be a better word for it. Most people go
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 14, 2009
Christian Walk Compared to Learning How to Pitch Horseshoes
When I married into Charlotte’s family I married into a really close family that liked to spend a lot of time together. Almost every Sunday was spent at Charlotte’s Mom and Dad’s house. There were football or baseball games to watch or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2009
Kentucky Thunderstorm Wipes Out Historic Family Pear Tree
John Claypool tells the story of a thunderstorm years ago that swept through Southern Kentucky at the farm where his ancestors had lived for 6 generations. There was an old pear tree that had been there for about as long as anyone could
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
Fanny Crosby Gained Spiritual Insight from Blindness
Fanny Crosby was only six weeks old when she developed a minor eye inflammation. It was a simple thing to treat even in 1820, the year she was born. All the doctor had to do was apply some poultices to her eyes with a little medication. Only
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
JOY AND PRAYER IN SUFFERING
The fact that God chooses to love the unworthy should move us to loud praise frequently.
Margaret Sangster Phippen wrote that in the mid-1950’s her father, British minister W.E. Sangster, began to notice some uneasiness in his throat and a dragging in his leg. When
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
I CAN’T SEE HIM, SO I’LL LOOK AT YOU
A three-year-old was on the heels of her mother everywhere she walked around the house. Time and time again she’d trip over her small son. She suggested her son play with his toys, but he said he was okay and said, "I’d rather be here with you." Then he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
CLARION CALL OF ONE
The actions of a few are often a clarion call to courage. It requires radical sacrifice and radical commitment to accomplish these things. All that it takes is for one man to refuse to surrender!
Anyone who is familiar with Winston Churchill understands that he was such a