Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 13, 2001
I like the story about 3 prospectors who found a rich vein of gold in California during the gold rush days. They realized what a great discovery they had, & decided, "We’ve a really good thing going here as long as no one else finds out about it." So they each took a vow to keep it
Contributed by Troy Borst on May 31, 2001
ILLUSTRATION… Discipleship Journal, 11-12/92
A recent survey of Discipleship Journal readers ranked areas of greatest spiritual challenge to them:
5. (Tie) Anger/Bitterness
5. (Tie) Sexual lust
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Jun 27, 2001
History records that during the Civil War, many acts of violence were committed by both the armies of the north and the south. Once such act occurred in October of 1862 in the town of Palmyra, Missouri. According to W. E. Sutterfield, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Palmyra, the town was
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 11, 2001
We must be wary of defining friendship with God in terms of our relationships with one another. Friendship is a divine idea, and it must, therefore,
Contributed by J Spurling on Jan 29, 2003
“This is it guys!” he shouted as the Piper bounced onto the beach. They’re on their way!”
Lunch over, the men busied themselves fixing up a miniature “jungle” and model house in the sand, with the intention of demonstrating to the savages how to build an airstrip, should they be
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 27, 2003
[Love from a Kid’s Point of View, Citation: "What Is Love—From a Kid’s Point of View," LightSinger, (accessed 3-14-02)]
What is love, from a kid’s point of view?
"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 29, 2003
The year was 1630. The place was the Massachusetts Bay along the Atlantic coast near the place known as Plymouth Rock. On board the ship the Arabella John Winthrop, the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company challenged the Puritan settlers to establish a new kind of Christian community.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Bryan Chapell tells this story that happened in his hometown: Two brothers were playing on the sandbanks by the river. One ran after another up a large mound of sand. Unfortunately, the mound was not solid, and their weight caused them to sink in quickly.
When the boys did not
As the parents of three young children, my wife and I often took advantage of many helps in order to be good nurturers. However, sometimes even our best efforts resulted in the unexpected.
With hopes of teaching our oldest son the necessity of depending upon God, we began reading to him from the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 6, 2009
Wife of Pastor E.V. Hill Risks Life to Protect Husband from Car Bomb
Pastor E. V. Hill was talking about the racial violence in downtown Watts, in the Los Angeles area. He is as a Baptist Preacher and was caught up in that kind of tension. There was another of the black pastors who had already
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 17, 2009
Nine year-old Girl Transformed by Liver Transplant and Change of Blood Type
Demi-Lee Brennan had a liver transplant at age 9. She faced a life on anti-rejection drugs like every other transplant patient. Nine months later, however, her red blood cells were being attacked by her own white blood
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 31, 2010
Cost of Freedom
At Hebron Baptist Church several years ago a speaker named Clebe McClary spoke. There was a patch where his left eye had once been. A hook extended from the artificial limb where a strong arm had once helped make him an outstanding athlete. He had been through countless surgeries
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 1, 2010
JOHN ADAMS ON COMMITMENT
It is easy to stand on the sidelines and say what is wrong with people, our nation, our laws. It is much more difficult to speak up about what is necessary to turn things around.
On July 4th, 1776, Adams said in an address before the Continental Congress: "Live or
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 2, 2010
Memorial Day in the Military, Medal of Honor Recipient
It’s 3am on a cold winter day. Patchy snow covers the landscape as Loudspeakers overhead blare telling everyone to get to their places. Surrounded by sandbags, concrete barriers and roughly 10,000 soldier, sailors, airman and marines, Bagram
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 10, 2010
William "Fighting Mac" McKenzie, WWI Chaplain Hero and Salvation Army Commander
Heroes from WWI, William “Fighting Mac” McKenzie (12/1869-26/7/1947)
Pstor Col Stringer reveiled the Australian Heros to us by his research, today I share it with you. Who are your personal heroes? Who do you look
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 28, 2010
WHEN LOVE REIGNS, GOD REIGNS
During the puritan OLIVER CROMWELL'S (1599-1658) reign as Lord Protector of England (1653-1658) a young soldier was sentenced to die. The girl to whom he was engaged pleaded with Cromwell to spare the life of her beloved, but to no avail. The young man was to be
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 28, 2010
WHO ARE YOU RESCUING?
Jesus, help us to control our desires. May a thirst for knowing You and a longing to please You become our strongest passion, like it was for Mary Frances Housley.
Let me tell you a true story. MARY FRANCES HOUSLEY was born October 12, 1926 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 1, 2011
A GREATER HERO THAN YOU THINK
One summer morning as Ray Blankenship was preparing his breakfast, he gazed out the window, and saw a small girl being swept along in the rain-flooded drainage ditch beside his Andover, Ohio, home.
Blankenship knew that farther downstream, the ditch disappeared
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 6, 2011
In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and five companions sailed from Peru on a crude boat made of balsa logs held together by hemp rope. Heyerdahl believed Polynesia was settled in pre-Columbian times by native South Americans. Using pictures drawn by Spanish Conquistadores, the Kon-Tiki