Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
My life fell apart in the summer of ‘68. One minute I was the happiest man in the world then wham! It was all over. My countenance changed from a look of total contentment into one filled with agony and anguish. Here I was living in total rapture, married to the woman of my dreams. It’s hard
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 7, 2019
The enemy leader is in his command center discussing his battle strategy with those under his command.
The enemy is very upset about the latest move by the rebellion forces. They have been attacking in vital areas. Never before in this struggle has the rebellion force (the C) had this much
Contributed by Paul Steen on Jul 12, 2014
When I was a kid, we rode our bikes down the sidewalks and in the streets. We played baseball and football in the street. Summers were especially great because we could play ball until you couldn’t see. We rode in cars with no seat belts or car seats. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 1, 2012
THOMAS MANTON ON GOD'S WORD AND PRAYER
Meditation on Scripture supplies us in prayer. Barrenness and leanness of soul is a very great defect, which God's children often complain of. One great reason is because the Word of God doth not dwell plenteously in them, so that in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 27, 2012
THE HOLY WAR BY JOHN BUNYAN
John Bunyan wrote another classic besides Pilgrim’s Progress. It was a book called The Holy War. The focus of the story was the capture of a city called Mansoul. In it Diabolus (the devil) has taken it and the battle rages as the Prince Emmanuel works to recapture it.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2012
THE RISK OF DEFEATING THE ENEMY
During WWII in PNG as the Australian troops were involved in engaging the Japanese in Milne Bay and some of the regions along the North coast, the Australian troops began to realise that if they waited for all the artillery fire to cease that the Japanese in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 14, 2011
PRAYED INTO THE KINGDOM
Chuck Sackett did not grow up in a Christian home. But he joined the Boy Scouts and wanted to complete the "God and Country" merit badge. So he walked a few blocks to a small church for several weeks. He filled out his papers and did what he had to do get that badge.
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jul 28, 2011
THE WORLD RULED BY SATAN IS...
C. S. Lewis, in "Paradise Lost" (on Milton’s classic about Satan’s fall) describes the world ruled by Satan as one "not only of misery, but also ... of lies,
Contributed by Michael Walther on May 25, 2011
Ephesians 6.10-12 Especially, "schemes of the devil..."
Here Paul explains the realities of evil in this world. How different this is from popular ideas about evil. There is a comical view of evil -- the character who wears a red suit and carries a pitch fork. Then there is the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2011
BULLET-PROOF VEST OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Terry Schafer, a young wife, lived with her husband in the small city of Moline, Illinois. She had a special gift she wanted to give to her husband for Christmas but was afraid that they would not be able to afford it. She started shopping for it in September,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2011
TWENTY-SIX MEN STANDING
A missionary on furlough told this true story while visiting his home church in MI.
"While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every 2 weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle to the nearest large city for supplies. This was a journey of 2 days and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 13, 2011
PAUL TOURNIER ON PERSISTING IN PRAYER
Paul Tournier, the great psychiatrist and Christian counselor, tells in one his essays about the first time he tried to pray for a solid hour. He says that he set his watch on the table and began to pray, and after what he thought was a good while, checked
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2011
QUOTES ON PRAYER
Guy H. King--No one is a firmer believer in prayer than the devil; not that he practices it but that he suffers from it.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones--Prayer demands no special dress. Prayer demands no special place. Prayer demands no special eloquence. Prayer demands no special
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2011
HIDDEN PRAYER RESULTS IN REVIVAL
I heard Brother John Harrell of Bridge City, Texas tell of a church up in the piney woods of east Texas that began to have a tremendous breakthrough revival. An evangelist came in and they started their series of meetings and from the beginning of the meeting,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 1, 2009
Richard Meyer on Reasons for Our Lack of Prayer
C. Richard Meyer gave three reasons for our lack of prayer in his chapter on praying for one another, in his book “One Anothering.”
1. First, he said that we don’t pray because we don’t know how to pray.
a. And that certainly can be a reason.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 29, 2009
How Linus Deals With Problems: Run away
Remember the cartoon series, Peanuts? In one of the scenes, Linus and Charlie Brown are walking along and chatting with one another. Linus says, “I don’t like to face problems head on. I think the best way to solve problems is to avoid them. In fact, this is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
Battle Dress for Spiritual Warfare
Marine recruits were each issued a service bag filled with clothing, in addition to a rifle, a cartridge belt, a bayonet, and a heavy steel helmet. Since those just arriving on base did not know how to care for themselves, recruits were also issued basic supplies
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
TRUTH STATS IN BELIEVERS
A 2002 survey by the Barna Group found that adults, by a 3-to-1 margin believe that truth is relative to each individual person and his or her circumstances as opposed to the concept of absolute truth. And frankly, that isn’t all that surprising. But what is really
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 16, 2008
Bad Storms of Life - Great Reasons to Pray
*The scariest airplane flight I have ever been on was in 1982. I worked for the Air Force back then and was going to Korea for a contract negation with Korean Airlines.
*When we were way out over the Pacific Ocean, we hit some bad weather. And I mean
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"God grant you the light of Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas, which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief