Contributed by Brian Atwood on Nov 23, 2004
In his book, "How Great Generals Win", Bevin Alexander tells of "The General Who Beat Hannibal". One of Hannibal’s most effective tactics was the use of elephants in battle. For years Roman soldiers and horses were ineffective against the elephants - until the Roman general Scipio Africanus made
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Dec 20, 2004
One day 2 men were talking as they saw a woman walking down the road. One of the men said, “That’s Mrs. Jones. She always has something good to say about everyone.” The other man decided to test her, so when she got close he hollered, “Mrs. Jones, what do you think about the devil?” She thought
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2005
The Smithsonian is vast collection of museums that could take weeks to see, but we hurried through two or three of the most popular. One of our favorites was the Air and Space Museum, which features everything from the original Wright brothers’ aircraft to displays of advanced space exploration.
Contributed by Troy Borst on May 26, 2005
Sun Tzu was a general in China about 500 BC. If we relate this time to other world events, the Jews were in captivity and the prophets Haggai and Zechariah were preaching. About 520, the Jews began to rebuild the temple and Jerusalem and we can read about this in the book of
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 3, 2005
Coil And Spring! (11.07.05--Christian Soldiers!--Ephesians 6:10-17)
As I walked with her this morning in the dim morning light, she trotted obediently at my side. There was no pulling on her part. She simply walked obediently at heel anticipating each new smell that wafted through the nearby
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 9, 2005
Widow-Makers! (11.11.05--Christian Soldiers!--Ephesians 6:16-17)
Beech trees tend to bend and grow at odd angles. When it comes to felling one, you have to do a bit more than simply cutting it down. First you need to determine which way the tree is leaning. Then you need to size-up the other
Have you ever heard the story of DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA? Don Quixote was called the KNIGHT OF THE SORROWFUL COUNTENANCE!
Don Quixote was a knight, he had a horse, he had full armor, and knew important people. Don seemed to have some mental problems.
Don decided to go to battle, he grabbed his
The way to stay free from sin
Is to stay committed to God
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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Davon Huss on Oct 26, 2009
From John Gillmartin--Somehow, the young man found himself standing directly in the path of an oncoming car. The driver hit her brakes. Before either of them could do anything it seemed the 10 year old was shoulder deep in the windshield of the automobile.
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
A Nation of Bible Illiterates
George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here’s what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. These are Christians.
• 48% could not name the four Gospels.
• 52% cannot identify more
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 9, 2010
SWITCHING OFF THE MESSAGE
The Word will protect us. No soldier is going to go to battle without his armor and his weapons. Yet many Christians today rarely even pick up their bible.
A former park ranger at Yellowstone National Park tells the story of a ranger leading a group of hikers to a
Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 11, 2002
In warfare, there is always an objective. In many wars, the objective is land. For example, in the Middle East, Israel and the Palestinians are fighting because they both want to have the same land. In Afghanistan we’re fighting because we want to destroy the power base of terrorism. Hitler fought
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 31, 2002
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote this about our spiritual battle:
A man who does not understand the nature of the problem he is confronting is a man who is already doomed to failure. Christian people are like first-year college students—they think at first that every subject is quite simple, there
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 24, 2003
AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE
"Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 8, 2003
Several years ago, I watched a PBS Special that covered the events leading up to the "Battle of the Bulge" during WWII.
It was the autumn of 1944 and Germany had been beaten back behind its borders. The Nazi war machine was in tatters and the repeated bombing raids of the Allies all but