Contributed by James Dina on Dec 6, 2020
"In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
If it is the will of God that we should give thanks in everything, then we should reduce our complain lest we go against His will. COMPLAINING IS CONTRARY TO THANKSGIVING.
Back in 1860, an excursion boat on Lake Michigan collided with a freighter and began to sink less than a mile from the shore.
Hundreds of passengers began screaming as they leaped into the icy water.
Edward Spencer was a student at a nearby seminary, and he ran down to the beach to see what he
When this coronavirus Is over and life returns to normal, may we never, ever take for granted again.....
* A handshake or a kind word from a stranger
* A hug from a friend
* Worshipping with other believers in a crowded church service
* A boring night at home
* Full shelves at the grocery
My wife and her parents used a certain brand of ketchup for many things over a long period of time. They hadn’t had any of it, though, in maybe 30 years or so. They believed this brand wasn’t available, locally, so they never got around to finding any more of it. Now, I grew up in a different part
Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 24, 2018
Be thankful while you wait. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
My Aunt Grace had a large garden. One time she showed me how to cut seed potatoes so that each piece had at least one eye, and we planted them in
Many of you may have experienced this but I have from my two nephews and my time in youth ministry that there are times when you are having the worst days and then a child will run up to you and give you a hug or say I love you and everything goes away. Why, why is it that a hug can help erase the
HAVE YOU READ THE STORY ABOUT THE KING'S SERVANT THAT ALWAYS GAVE THANKS
AND SAID: "THIS IS GOOD!"
The King had a special servant that always traveled with him. The King loved being around this
servant as he was always upbeat and positive. The man always said kind things and was quick
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 9, 2015
Lester Roloff told about visiting a friend in Massillon, Ohio who had a number of pigeons. During the visit his friend showed him one of the birds and said, “See this bird. She just flew 500 miles from St. Louis to Massillon non stop.” Roloff interrupted his host: Come on, non stop! How do you
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus
They lived a comfortable life in the upscale part of town, the children were teen and pre-teen then and had most anything their hearts desired. They had begun to recite their
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Nov 13, 2012
PRAYER AND THE MOTORCYCLE
There was a woman at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with a fever. She left work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication for her daughter.
She returned to her car to find that she had locked the keys inside the car
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 5, 2012
GEORGE MUELLER ON PRAYER
George Mueller: "I live in the spirit of prayer. I pray as I walk about, when I lie down and when I rise up. And the answers are always coming. Thousands and tens of thousands of times have my prayers been answered. When once I am persuaded that a thing is right and for
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 15, 2012
THE POND OF THE SOUL
Thomas Fuller (English preacher of 1600’s) wrote: "Almost 20 years ago I heard a profane jest and still I remember it. How many pious passages of a far later date have I utterly forgotten? It seems my soul is like a filthy pond where fish die soon
Contributed by Paul Barreca on Nov 19, 2011
THE FIRST THANKSGIVING
Let's consider the first Thanksgiving in America. It was in the fall of 1621, one year after the Pilgrim’s landed. There was great affliction in their voyage. 102 Pilgrims the left Holland, stopped briefly in England before sailing to America. They were at sea for 66
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2011
REJOICING IN PAIN
Richard Stearns, the president of World Vision, visited a church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, nearly a year after the devastating earthquake. The church's building consisted of a tent made from white tarps and duct tape, pitched in the midst of a sprawling camp for thousands of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 20, 2011
THE STOLEN BABY JESUS SYNDROME
A few years back, Wellington, FL had their baby Jesus stolen two years running. This was a wealthy community and their Jesus was worth around $1800. The third time around they put a GPS inside and traced the thief to her home.
But the baby Jesus doesn’t have to
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 13, 2011
Two golfers stepped up to the first tee on the St. Andrews course in New York. The older golfer was a kindly man who played a thoughtful, deliberate game. The younger golfer was full of pride and impatience.
On the first hole he sliced, lost his ball in the tall grass, hit another
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 13, 2011
WHYTE IN PRAYER
Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. He always found something for which to be grateful. One Sunday morning the weather was so gloomy that one church member thought, "The preacher certainly won’t think of anything for which to thank
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 26, 2011
WHOSE HANDS ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
"A Thanksgiving Day editorial in the newspaper told of a school teacher who asked her first graders to draw a picture of something they were thankful for. She thought of how little these children from pour neighborhoods actually had to be thankful for. But she
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
A CHANGE OF WORDS, A CHANGE OF FOCUS
Here is a story that I believe show how our journey is made better simply by a change in words. A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign, which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 20, 2009
Child With Leukemia Grateful for Doctor’s Help In Spite of Pain
David, a 2-year old with leukemia, was taken by his mother, Deborah, to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, to see Dr. John Truman who specializes in treating children with cancer and various blood diseases. Dr. Truman’s