Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 30, 2003
A man who died in 1997 has received a telephone bill from Sprint at his current abode -- the Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, Mass. "Our clients here don’t usually get mail," said superintendent Wayne Bloomquist. "I wondered if maybe we should start putting
A teenage boy was seriously injured an automobile accident. The doctors did all they could to repair the damages to the boy’s body but despite their fast medical knowledge they were unable to completely restore his legs. He was informed that he would eventually walk, but only with the aid of
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 30, 2003
“One of the adversary’s most useful schemes is to keep Christians focusing on their problems rather than on God’s provision” (John R. Cionca, The Victors: Overcoming Toxins That Poison the
THE DEVIL'S BEATITUDES
1. Blessed are those who are too tired, too busy, too distracted to spend even an hour once a week with their fellow Christians – they are my best workers.
2. Blessed are those Christians who wait to be asked and expect to be thanked -- I can use them.
3. Blessed are the
Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
Army Chaplain had a sign on his door that said, “If you have troubles, come in & tell me all about them. If you don’t have
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 21, 2001
David Livingstone went to darkest Africa as a lone missionary. After some time his missions committee wrote to him saying, "Some people would like to join you. What’s the easiest road to get where you are?" He replied, "If they’re looking for the easiest road, tell them to stay in England. I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
One day the reformer Martin Luther was feeling rather down. The Pope was after him. His colleagues were bickering among themselves. He felt the heavy pressure that came with being a professor, pastor, and father. And he was in excruciating pain from kidney stones. As he moped around the house
A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other! In fact, here are some startling stats about typical resolutions for the new year in America:
• 27% break their resolutions by the first week of January.
• 31% lose their resolutions by the second week of January.
Contributed by James Snyder on Apr 23, 2021
Stress is not something new in my life or anybody else's, for that matter. The thing about stress is that you never get used to it, or at least I don't.
I don't know what I would do if one week I had no stress at all. When that happens, I'll let you know.
This past week has not
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 24, 2009
SOMETHING BETTER DOWN THE ROAD
A football game was being played in Badger Stadium in 1982 in Madison, Wisconsin with more than 60,000 fans in attendance. The home team was losing. But out of the blue during time outs, when play was a at stop, the fans would jump up and roar with excitement. Why?
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 8, 2008
True Peace and Joy
As a third-century man was anticipating death, he penned these last words to a friend: "It’s a bad world, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and holy people who have learned a great secret. They have found a joy which is a thousand times
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2009
In the 1980’s a retired couple was alarmed by the threat of nuclear war so they undertook a serious study of all the inhabited places on the globe. Their goal was to determine where in the world would be the least likely place affected by a nuclear war -- a place of ultimate
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 16, 2009
THE SPINNING GOT HIM
A boy entered a grocery store and asked the grocer for a box of Duz detergent. The grocer was puzzled and asked why he wanted a box of Duz. The boy said that he was going to wash his cat. The grocer said, "Young man, you shouldn’t wash your cat with this kind of soap."
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2009
I like what Charles Spurgeon once said, "Whatever your difficulties and trials and sorrows, all is well with you if God is your delight, and His presence your joy."
When you feel abandoned or afraid, address Him as Jehovah Shammah. When
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2009
RENOIR: PAIN PASSES
In old age, Pierre Auguste Renoir, the great French painter, suffered from arthritis, which twisted and cramped his hand. Henri Matisse, his artist friend, watched sadly while Renoir, grasping a brush with only his fingertips, continued to paint, even though each movement
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 1, 2009
Poem, “Peace on Earth”
Peace on earth, with a world at war?
O what were the angels singing for
That far-away night when the Star shown down
With a glorious light on Bethlehem’s town?
Peace on earth! They were singing of Him
Who was born that night to redeem from sin;
Who still has the power to
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jun 25, 2012
Mot Richey was one of the precious senior adults at McClendon Baptist Church in West Monroe. She went home to be with the Lord in 2006. Mot was a lovely Christian lady. She was also a wonderful singer, wife and cook.
In my whole life, I never met a more loving couple than Jack and Mot Richey.
Contributed by Hal Seed on Nov 8, 2012
THE BIBLE: LIKE NO OTHER BOOK
The Bible has been burned and banished by more people and cultures than any other book. For centuries the only translation of the Bible available to the peoples of Europe was a fourth-century Latin translation called the Vulgate. Only priests and scholars knew Latin,
QUOTATIONS ON TRUTH
Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself (Augustine).
Genuine spiritual knowledge lies not in wonderful and mysterious thoughts but in actual spiritual experience through union of the believer's life with truth. When a truth is unfolded by God it most
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 28, 2009
A passenger on an ocean liner was enduring a rough Atlantic crossing. As he leaned over the rail, his face a shade of green, a steward came along and tried to encourage him: "Don’t be discouraged, sir! No one’s ever died of seasickness yet!"
The nauseous passenger looked up at the