Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Illustration: One day a small boy was trying to lift a heavy stone, but he couldn’t budge it. His father, passing by, stopped to watch his efforts. Finally he said to his son: “Are you using all your strength?’
“Yes, I am,” the boy cried, exasperated.
“No,” the father said calmly, “You’re not.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
HEROES WHO CAN'T SWIM
Paul Harvey tells the story of Ray Blankenship preparing his breakfast and gazing out the window, when he 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 Melvin Newland on Jan 7, 2001
The story is told of a little boy sitting on his front steps with his face cradled in his hands, looking so forlorn. His dad came home just then & asked him what was wrong. The little boy looked up & said, "Well,
Contributed by Tony Miano on May 21, 2001
“H. G. Spafford was a businessman in Chicago. He was a dedicated Christian. [There were times in his life when the wisdom he followed was earthly, unspiritual, and subject to the enemy’s schemes]. He had some serious financial reversals, and during the time of readjustment, he lost his
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 25, 2009
THE POWER OF GOD
"Many Christians estimate difficulties in the light of their own resources, and thus attempt little and often fail in the little they attempt. All God’s giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and presence with
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 14, 2012
ONE TEAR TO ANOTHER
Two little teardrops were floating down the river of life. One said to the other, "Who are you?" It replied, "I am a teardrop from a girl who loved a man and lost him. Who are you?" The first responded, "Well, I am a teardrop from the girl who got him!"
Life is like that.
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 28, 2012
THE RIGHT USE OF THE EYES
A bishop of the early church, who was a remarkable example of the virtue of contentment, was asked his secret. The venerable old man replied: "It consists in nothing more than making a right use of my eyes. In whatever state I am, I first of all look up to heaven and
Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 11, 2017
Two old friends met each other on the street one day. One looked sad and almost on the verge of tears. His friend asked, “What has happened to you, my old friend?”
The sad fellow said, “Let me tell you. Three weeks ago, my uncle died and left me forty thousand dollars.”
“That’s a lot of
C.S. Lewis quote: I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of port would do that. If you want religion to make you really
Contributed by Roy Fowler on Sep 13, 2020
And the record for the world’s shortest job is…
“I got hired for a corporate job. I had my first day and it seemed to be going well and then I, and the rest of my department, got called in for a surprise meeting.
Turns out we were all getting
Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
FACE YOUR UNCONQUERABLE LIMITATIONS. YOU CAN BE AN AGENT OF CHANGE IF YOU WANT TO…
From 1886 to 1954 track and field had HIT THE WALL, SPLAT… SPLATTING IS A TERM IN LONG DISTANCE RUNNING.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 29, 2004
I DECLARE YOU THE WINNER
I was watching some little kids play soccer. These kids were only five or six years old, but they were playing a real game- a serious game- two teams, complete with coaches, uniforms, and parents. I didn’t know any of them, so I was able to enjoy the game without the
PUSHING THE ROCK
I have been pondering a story of a weak sickly man. The man was so sick and he could not afford going to town to the doctor. The man lived in the deep back woods in an old log cabin, his condition seemed to grow worse.
Out in front of his cabin was a hugh boulder. The rock
BLIND BUT NOW I SEE
Peter spent a few years trying to cope with his blindness, learning ways of looking after himself so that he wasn’t so much a burden upon his family, although they still continued to visit on the odd occasion. He also learned how to read Braille.
Then one day he was