Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 15, 2000
What Does Hope Do For Mankind?
Hope shines brightest when the hour is darkest.
Hope motivates when discouragement comes.
Hope energizes when the body is tired.
Hope sweetens while bitterness bites.
Hope sings when all melodies are gone.
Hope believes when evidence is eliminated.
Contributed by Bill Lobbs on Mar 1, 2001
The Japanese introduced a tree to the world that is called a Bonsai tree. It is measured in inches instead of feet as other trees are measured. It is not allowed to reach anywhere near its full growth potential but instead grows in a stunted miniature form. The reason for it growing in stunted form
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 30, 2001
My wife and I were trying to show our grandchildren the importance of thanking God for everything that He had blessed us with. We encouraged them to speak to God whenever they needed to know what they should do. Michael, our 4 year old grandson, enjoyed holding our hands, and with head bowed, he
Contributed by Todd Schäve on Nov 6, 2001
Assertive prayer is expressing to the Lord our
feelings and thoughts, with all due respect and
humility, and making our requests known to the Lord,
and leaving the results up to him.
Jesus alludes to assertive prayer, when he said, "Ask
and it will be given to you; seek
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 11, 2004
A MAN OF POWERFUL PRAYER
George Mueller was known for his powerful prayer. In the course of his ministry to the orphans of England, he never asked for financial assistance from men - only God... and he constantly received what was needed to the penny.
Once while on his way to speak in Quebec
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 10, 2010
A Little Girl’s Alphabet Prayer
A father walked by his daughter’s bedroom door which was cracked just enough so that he could see that she was kneeling beside her bed in prayer. Interested to find out what subjects a child would bring before God, he paused and listened. He was puzzled though to
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 9, 2011
E. V. (Ed) Hill, who pastored Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, tells the story of how "Mama’s" love and prayers changed his life.
During the height of the Depression, Hill’s real mother, who had five children of her own, didn’t have enough food to go around,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 23, 2011
CHRIS PAUL: FORGIVING THE MURDERERS
In April, 2011, Rick Reilly wrote a moving story about forgiveness from the life of Chris Paul, the all-star basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets. Reilly writes:
On the moonless night of November 15, 2002, five boys ran across a park, jumped a
Contributed by John Browning on Jan 31, 2009
Five Finger Prayer
This is so neat. I had never heard this before. This is beautiful - and it is surely worth making the 5 finger prayer a part of our lives.
1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember.
To pray for