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 Alexier Mayes on Aug 22, 2015
In the 1995 movie ’The Usual Suspects’ the character Verbal utters these thoughtful words ’ The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the
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
ARMOR THAT HOLDS UP
I came across what I thought was a rather interesting story this week as I was preparing for this message. It was a story detailing a class action law suit aimed at a company called Second Chance Body Armor. Second Chance manufactures bullet proof vests for police officers
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 Apr 10, 2011
OS GUINNESS ON STAYING RELEVANT
Os Guinness wrote: "To be always relevant, you have to say things which are eternal."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 4, 2011
A soldier in the heat of battle had his gun jam on him. The enemy was charging straight for him and he was defenseless, desperate! For some unknown reason he pointed his finger at the man and said "Bangedy bang" and the guy fell down dead. He looked at his hand and thought, wow!
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 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 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 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 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.