Contributed by Scott Reeves on Aug 26, 2014
It was near the end of the school year in LA (Lower Alabama) and the weather had turned unseasonably hot for mid-May. As I was driving home from the county school I’d substituted for that day I noticed a box turtle working to make his way across the hot pavement of the county road. I steered my car
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 12, 2012
NO FAITH IN THE FUTURE, NO POWER FOR THE PRESENT
Years ago, a small town in Maine was proposed for the site of a great hydroelectric plant. Since the dam would be built across the river, the entire town would be submerged. When the project was announced, the people were given many months to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 7, 2012
HORROR TO HOPE--A STORY FROM THE HOLOCAUST
In Jerusalem there is a Holocaust Museum dedicated to the memory of the millions of Jews who were killed by the Nazis in World War II. It has been said that going through the museum is a very depressing experience because you see these horrible pictures
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 27, 2012
JOHN MACARTHUR ON KNOWING GOD'S WILL
God’s will is that you be saved, Spirit-filled, sanctified, submissive, and suffering. God’s Word makes all this clear. Do not read on until you have grasped these five principles.
You say, "MacArthur, you were going to tell me what school I should go to.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2011
Learned Helplessness is a term I came across in my reading this week. It is a technical term originally used in reference to animal psychology but is also appropriately applied to human behavior as well.
Learned helplessness describes an animal or a person who has
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Oct 5, 2009
But it doesn’t always go according to plan; in fact some days do anything but go according to plan. I can remember a day when I was on faults (I was for years a faults-man in the power distribution industry) I was called out in the wee small hours, to a Ute that had hit a pole and the lines had
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
ALL PART OF GOD’S PLAN
In the opening pages of his autobiography, "An American Life," Ronald Reagan writes, I was raised to believe that God had a plan for everyone and that seemingly random twists of fate are all a part of His plan. My mother - a small woman with auburn hair and a sense of
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
A Thanks Offering For His Plans for Us
Jeremiah 29:11-13 says, "For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 23, 2002
GETTING PAST YOUR PAST
Consider Charles Colson, the aide to Richard Nixon who was sent to jail for Watergate. As as a result of his experience as a convicted felon, Colson founded Prison Fellowship, now the world’s largest Christian outreach to prisoners and their families. Prison Fellowship has
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 21, 2002
A LETTER TO SANTA:
Dear Santa Claus: You’ll probably be surprised to receive this letter from an adult. You may be even more surprised as you read it to find that the writer is neither a maiden aunt nor a disgruntled bachelor. I’m a young mother.
It isn’t my intention, Santa, to hurt your
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
Sometimes God doesn’t tell us His plan because we wouldn’t believe it anyway.
Contributed by Dru Ashwell on Dec 16, 2001
One day three men were walking along and came upon a raging, violent river. They needed to get to the other side, but had no idea of how to
The first man prayed to God saying, "Please God, give me the strength to cross this river." Poof! God gave him big arms and strong legs, and
Contributed by Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001
On Sept 16, 1620 2 ships set sail from Plymouth Englnad, The Speedwell and the Mayflower. The Speedwell encountered much difficulty as they began their journey springing many leaks in the ship. So when the 2 ships went to Port in Plymouth England, the Speedwell decided to go no further and 42
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jan 17, 2001
"The life of Jesus Christ was an absolute failure from every standpoint except God’s. But what seemed to be failure from man’s standpoint was a triumph from God’s standpoint, because God’s purpose is never the same
Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Bill Hybels is the Pastor of the largest church in America, Willow Creek Community Church, just outside of Chicago, Illinois. His ministry began as an outreach from another church to teenagers during the early 70’s. They called the youth ministry Son City. He and his wife Lynne recount the story of