Contributed by Paul Davidson on Jan 27, 2021
I used to work for a railroad. The engineer on a train has a huge responsibility to safely operate and move that train over sometimes difficult terrain and in all kinds of weather. When you have a train roughly a mile (or more) in length, hauling over 10,000 tons of freight, running in excess of
"He gives more grace when the burdens grow greater.
He sends more strength when the labors increase,
To added affliction He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed 'ere the day is half
Contributed by Roy Fowler on Jun 19, 2020
My Division Officer in the Navy was also a Naval aviator. On his way home from a mission over Afghanistan he got vertigo (a dizzy confused state of mind caused by the inner ear). His senses were confused. The biggest was his sense of flight. Which can be deadly when landing on an aircraft carrier
Contributed by James Snyder on May 9, 2020
During this time of seclusion, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly has spent some significant time binge-watching some of those Hallmark mystery movies. After a while, they all look alike, but my wife loves them, therefore, so do I.
The other night as we were watching, one of
Contributed by James Snyder on Feb 1, 2020
I made a mistake the other night of complaining out loud. It is one thing to complain under your breath so that nobody hears you or knows what you are complaining about. But when you complain out loud, then you run the chance of somebody hearing you.
The somebody I was most concerned about was the
Contributed by Ken Henson on Nov 3, 2018
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not rely on your own understanding for support.
6 In all your habits acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight
7 Don’t look at yourself as wise—fear God and leave evil
8 It will bring health to umbilical cord and refreshment
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 7, 2011
TRUST IN GOD
"Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment
Trust in money and you may have it taken from you;
But trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in time or eternity." --D.L.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 6, 2011
WESLEY: GOD'S WILL FOR MARRIAGE
When John Wesley was thirty-two years old, he was a bachelor missionary in the colony of Georgia. While he was serving a church in Savannah, he met a young woman named Sophia Christian Hopkey. She was pretty and intelligent, and Wesley fell head over heels in love
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 6, 2011
An old Model T Ford was pulled off to the side of the road with its hood up, and a young man was trying desperately to get it running. He had been working at it for a long time without any success when a beautiful, chauffeur-driven limousine stopped behind him, and a well-dressed man
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 9, 2010
Trust the One Who Can See Over the Crowd
In a time of fear and uncertainty, Jesus disciples were very careful to do exactly what He told them to do. and That’s what we must do if we want to survive and thrive in these days of fear and uncertainty.
Anne Graham Lotz says that when she and her
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 24, 2009
BEFORE YOU LEAD ME, WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
I heard the story of the woman driving through a snowstorm just outside of Denver. She was completely lost and struggling under the hazardous weather conditions. She was relieved when she happened upon a snowplow. Since she was lost she decided to follow
PLAN YOUR LIFE
A famous British writer George Bernard Shaw once visited a sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein at his studio. The visitor noticed a huge block of stone standing in one corner and asked what it was for. "I don’t know yet. I’m still making plans."
Shaw was astounded. "You mean you plan your
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008
ONE FAMOUS BUSINESS MAN: ABOUT A 100 PLUS YEARS AGO A YOUNG MAN HAD TO LEAVE HOME BECAUSE HIS FAMILY COULD NOT AFFORD TO FEED AND HOUSE HIM. ON HIS WAY TO HIS FUTURE HE MEET AN OLD FRIEND WHO WAS CAPTAIN OF A CANAL BOAT. THE CAPTAIN ASKED WHERE HE WAS OFF TO. HE REPLIED, “I DON’T KNOW.” HE TOLD HIM
Contributed by Cameron Smith on Aug 4, 2007
I wanted to end by recalling the story of a man named Horatio Spafford. In 1873, he and his family of 4 kids decided to go to London from New York to join the evangelistic movement in England. At the last minute, Horatio was delayed but sent his family by boat anyway. On November 2nd, the ship
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
• You go to a doctor whose name you cannot pronounce and whose degrees you have never verified.
• He gives you a prescription you cannot read.
• You take it to a pharmacist you have never met.
• He gives you a chemical compound you do not understand.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. He who is endowed with it may perform very good or very bad actions; all
Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 20, 2003
Back in 1995 I was having a difficult time understanding what God was doing in my life. As God so often does, He used something simple to teach me a great truth. I was taking my cat to the sink to give it a bath. Our cat Madeline had a skin condition that required weekly baths. She hated them
Contributed by Steven Dow on Jul 17, 2002
THE LAW OF THE PENDULUM
In college a student was asked to prepare a lesson to teach his speech class. He was to be graded on creativity and ability to drive home a point in a memorable way. The title of his talk was, “The Law of the Pendulum.” He spent twenty minutes carefully teaching the