Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 18, 2017
Ignace Jan Paderewski, the famous pianist, was scheduled to perform at a great concert hall in America. It was a high-society extravaganza. Present in the audience that evening was a mother and her fidgety nine-year old. She had brought him in the hopes that when he heard the great composer play,
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 5, 2015
In the Ice Age movies a squirrel is on a never ending quest for the acorn. He tries and he tries to get that acorn, and meets with a variety of misadventures along the way. He never succeeds in getting the acorn.
In one of these movies, the squirrel has a "near death" experience, and finds himself
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 18, 2014
In his novel The Source, James Michener described a period in Jewish history around 170 BC when the Jews in Palestine faced severe persecution. Greek officials came to Jerusalem and read an edict that forbade any Jew from worshipping Yahweh, and ordered them to lay their hands on an unclean pig
Martin Luther said: "Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible. Then, it accepts the impossible, does without the indispensable and bears the intolerable."
Hebrews 11:6 says ‘Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone
PREPARE TO BE EMBARRASSED
"One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Word of God, read it and believe it. Then the rest of us
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Dec 23, 2012
*Dr. R.G. Lee was the much loved pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis from 1927-1960. One day when R.G was a little boy, he asked his mother what was the happiest day of her life. Her name was Elizabeth. And she thought back to the time of the Civil War when she was a little
Contributed by Joe Bertone on Jul 23, 2012
In the book, Jesus Freaks, is the story of the Hine family. They lived in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. At that time it was very dangerous to be Christian in Cambodia. They were arrested one day for being Christians and thus enemies of the revolution and bad blood.
Contributed by Bryce Thorpe on May 17, 2012
HE'LL ALWAYS CATCH YOU
I love to play with my kids. Even as they have gotten older, they bring me a great deal of joy. But, I confess, it was easier when they were young. Especially my daughter, now 21, used to love it when I threw her in the air. But, as you might guess, that wasn't always
Contributed by David Tack on Nov 24, 2011
"What can be proved requires no faith to accept. Faith rests upon the character of God, not upon the demonstrations of laboratory or logic...To try to find a common ground between the message of the cross and man's fallen reason is to try the impossible, and if persisted in must result in an
Contributed by Ed Lu on Oct 22, 2011
Hey, do you ever wonder why God gave wings to chicken? Can’t fly. Can’t float. God gave chicken wings for people! In fact, chicken wings are the most expensive part of the chicken. Wings cost almost as much as the whole chicken nowadays.
Ever feel like a wing on a chicken? Don’t think you can do
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2011
EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM NOAH
In 1988, Robert Fulghum published his best-selling book, Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Recently, somebody suggested another book title: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Noah. For example...
* Don't miss the boat.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
FEELING A TUG
A small boy was flying a kite one April afternoon when a low drifting cloud encircled the kite and hid it from view. A man passing by asked the little boy what he was doing with that string in his hand.
"I’m flying my kite," the child responded.
The man, looking up and
Contributed by Billy Nale on Apr 16, 2011
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009
The Mathematics of Christmas
In the famous 1947 film classic Miracle on 34th Street, which was re-made in recent years, a man claiming to be Santa Claus is placed on trial. The judge is hoping to provide an answer for the age-old question, “Does Santa Claus really exist?” The judge comes to the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2009
GEORGE SANTAYANA ON FAITH
The late great Spanish philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist, Jorge Augustin Nicolas Ruiz Santayana y Borras (1863 - 1952), better known as "George Santayana" once said:
"O world, thou choosest not the better part!
It is not wisdom to be only wise,
And on the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 24, 2009
WHY WE CELEBRATE THE 4TH
But there is a reason why we celebrate on the 4th and we can’t forget that! It was the day the day the colonies declared their independence from England. Freedom was declared in some famous words of the Declaration of Independence, which starts:
We hold these truths
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
JUMPING WHERE YOU CAN’T SEE
The African impala can jump to a height of over 10 feet and cover a distance of greater than 30 feet. Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a 3-foot wall. The animals will not jump if they cannot see where their feet will fall.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
THE GRAY AREA
I heard a story about a 90-year-old grandfather who was complaining to his grandson about getting old. He said, "The worst part is the diapers." He continued, "I don’t mind wearin’ them, it’s just the name I hate. Depends! If I have to wear a diaper, I don’t want there to be any
FAITH TO PLAY THE SILENT NOTES
by Pastor Brad Berglund (First Baptist Church) Feb 6, 2009
At a recent prayer meeting, I was told of a young pianist who is working on a doctor’s degree in performance. According to his professor, the young man has abilities that leave his peers far behind. To
Faith to Hear the Silent Notes
for Conversations in the Marketplace
by Pastor Brad Berglund (First Baptist Church) Feb 6, 2009
At a recent prayer meeting, I was told of a young pianist who is working on a doctor’s degree in performance. According to his professor, the young man has