Charles Swindoll gives us some interesting advice when he states:
When you live in darkness, you not only have no ray of light, you don’t even know where home is. That is the way it is for the majority in the world. Some folks are born, raised, and die in cultures that have never seen their first
Contributed by William Noel on Dec 31, 2006
The Lord gave me this message this past Tuesday, while at a home school choir concert.
· I have to admit, the style of music that they sing is not what I normally listen to.
· Also, since Sis. Noel takes the kids to their weekly rehearsals, I didn’t know anyone there.
· And to top it off,
“A prominent businessman at a luncheon announcing his decision to give away a significant amount of money to his alma mater caused great division within his family, for his money was coming out of what his children believed to be their rightful inheritance. The man, once one to find great joy in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2004
WOULD THAT GET ME INTO HEAVEN
"If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?" I asked the children in my Sunday School class.
"NO!" the children all answered.
"If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and
Contributed by Brian Mccutchen on Jan 26, 2001
A little girl’s Prayer: A little girl was being punished by eating alone in the corner of the dining room. The family paid no attention to her until they heard her pray: “I thank Thee, Lord,
Contributed by Alan Perkins on May 9, 2001
You’re probably familiar with the book "Moby Dick". Even if you’ve never read it, you know the story: Captain Ahab goes in search of a great while whale, and is finally killed when the whale attacks and destroys his ship. But you probably didn’t know that this scene in Herman Melville’s novel was
Contributed by James O. Davis on Dec 6, 2001
Einstein made the Law of Relativity famous with the formula: E=Mc2.
M= Mass in grams
C= Velocity of Light in Centimeters per second.
This simply means a small amount of mass can produce a great amount of energy. Nuclear Fusion is an example.
Einstein said light is the only
Contributed by Dwight L. Moody on Jun 11, 2009
LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING
A few years ago, at the mouth of Cleveland harbor, there were two lights, one at each side of the bay, called the upper and lower lights; and to enter the harbor safely by night, vessels must sight both of the lights.
These western lakes are more dangerous
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
RAY OF LIGHT, RAY OF HOPE
There is a story about how the caverns north of Yellowstone National Park were discovered. As the story goes, one of the original explorers was walking along the top of that mountain and fell through a hole, and he dropped down several hundred feet into this cavern and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2009
KEEP THE LOWER LIGHTS BURNING
We must live as children of the light, not as children of the darkness. If we are dark and sorrowful, how is the world to know that we are children of peace, and joy, and gladness? Our determination must be to keep our lights burning. A few years ago, at the mouth
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2009
THE OLD JUDGE CONVERTED
I remember, as I was coming out of the daily prayer meeting in one of our American cities a few years ago, a lady said she wished to speak to me; her voice trembled with emotion, and I saw at once that she was heavily burdened by something or other. She said she had long
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 8, 2009
Salt Enhances the Flavor of African Food
Two thousand years ago salt was used primarily for two reasons, to preserve and to season. And while preservation was the most critical in a practical sense the flavouring benefits of NaCl or sodium chloride can never be underestimated.
A number years
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 16, 2009
A Quaker Woman Wonders if Godly Living will Attract Unbelievers to her Religion
A GODLY QUAKER came up to her pastor and said, "Pastor, I think, and wonder if you do also, that if one lived beautifully and walked correctly and stayed away from evil that others seeing us would be inclined to love
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 20, 2009
A Child’s Fascination with the Refrigerator Light
As a child I was fascinated one day by’ the fact that when you open the refrigerator, there is always a light burning. I was fascinated by it because I wanted to know whether that light was on when the door was closed as well as when it was open.
Contributed by Jerry Flury on Dec 25, 2009
As I was driving this past week I was noticing how beautiful the path of lights along the highway looked against the darkness of the pre-dawn sky. The lights lighting the roadway sparkled like diamonds against a canvas of ebony. The scene caused me to think about the beauty of the night. As I gazed
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 1, 2010
MISS BETTYE AND HER ALL-NIGHT PRAYER KITCHEN
Just this last September (2009), the Chicago Tribune ran a story about Bettye Tucker, a Christian cook who works the night shift at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She has been doing her job for 43 years -- 28 of them on the night shift.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2010
Making the Workplace a Ministry
Priscilla and Aquila are regular people, with regular jobs, but the impact that they have for Jesus Christ goes beyond many who were called to full time ministry in their day.
I have a friend back home, Michael. Michael is without a doubt a man with a call from
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 10, 2010
Hudson Taylor Learns About Giving
One wonderful testimony of faith from church history is that of Hudson Taylor, the first missionary to the interior of China (in the mid-1800s). He was a great evangelist because he learn “to move man, through God, by prayer alone.”
To prepare for the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 15, 2010
THE DEFINITION OF A SAINT
A young boy went with his parents touring around Europe one summer. Part of their tour included visits to the great old cathedrals of the past. As he visited cathedral after cathedral, he was impressed the massive stained glass portraits of the disciples and of other
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Oct 1, 2010
"IS HE LIKE BILL?"
Bill was a drunk, converted at a city mission. Before his conversion he had gained a reputation as a tramp and alcoholic for whom there was no hope. But when he was converted everything changed. He became the most caring person at the mission. He spent all his days there doing