Contributed by Roy Fowler on Nov 4, 2020
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where
Contributed by Doug Fannon on Oct 26, 2020
Many years ago when I was in Army basic training, I spent many hours on the rifle range. Not just an afternoon on the range like many of you who experience Air Force Basic Training. I spent quite literally two-thirds of my training time on the rifle range. I was issued an M-16 assault rifle for
PRAYING THE ARMOR OF GOD
This is a prayer I shared with our congregation after teaching a series on Spiritual Warfare based upon an exposition of Ephesians 6:10-18.
"Good morning, Lord. It’s going to be a great day because I am preparing to win spiritual battles for Your glory and
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 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 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 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 Eric Ferguson on May 8, 2008
A SPECIAL OCCASION
If you are waiting for a special house guest or a special occasion to use something you cherish in your house, consider the following following article by Ann Wells that appeared several years ago in the Los Angeles Times:
My brother-in-law opened the bottom drawer of my
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
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 Sermoncentral 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 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 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
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Mark Hensley on May 3, 2001
Normally the flight from Nassau to Miami took Walter Wyatt, Jr., only sixty-five minutes. But on December 5, 1986, he attempted it after thieves had looted the navigational equipment in his Beechcraft. With only a compass and a hand-held radio, Walter flew into skies blackened by storm clouds.