Norman V Peale wrote a book called, “The Power of Positive Thinking.” His manuscript was turned down by 18 different publishing companies. In his disgust he threw the manuscript in a trash can, but his wife Marquette went to get the manuscript out of the can. Rev. Peale dared her to, so she leaves
You may recognize the name of Florence Chadwick. In 1952, Florence was the first woman to attempt to swim the 26 miles between Catalina Island and the California coastline. As she began this historical journey, she was flanked by small boats that watched for sharks and were prepared to help her if
If you want to learn the meaning of faith, get down to a child's level.
"What could this possibly be?" I thought to myself. "Why would someone place that sign so low? No one could read it." You see them everywhere. Small signs promoting yard sales, cars, and business
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
The Way of Cain
by Henry Morris, Ph.D.
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(© 2007 by ICR. All Rights Reserved. http://icr.org)
"Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain" (Proverbs 25:14)
Cain initially was a religious man, evidently proud of his achievements as a "tiller of
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Evidences of Salvation
The second truth relating to man’s acceptance of God’s great salvation is true Biblical faith.
Faith is the indispensable channel of salvation. In Hebrews 11:6 we are told that “…without faith it
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
God our Father has made all things depend on faith so that whoever has faith will have everything, and whoever does not have
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 12, 2002
Here is a list of things housewives are most thankful for:
"For automatic dishwashers because they make it possible for us to get out of the kitchen before the family comes back in for their after-dinner snacks.
For husbands who attack small repair jobs around the house
Contributed by John Wright on Jun 28, 2007
Our church was meeting in a storefront, but we had outgrown it. We found a church building on the east side of St. Paul for $27,000. We literally had no money. We believed God wanted us to have that building, so we signed a contract to pay cash in 90 days ... and we began to pray. Nothing came
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 16, 2002
The flesh is a built-in law of failure, making it impossible for the natural man to please or serve God. It is a compulsive inner force inherited from man’s fall, which expresses itself in general and specific rebellion against God and His righteousness. The flesh can never be reformed or improved.
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Feb 1, 2007
FAITH IN ACTION
‘You see things as they are, and ask ”why?” But I dream things that never were, and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"We should remember that it is no honor or profit merely to appear in the arena, but the wreath
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
Contributed by Sermon Central 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
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Billy Nale on Apr 16, 2011
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the
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 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 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.