"Too many Christians are “’tweeners”: they live between Egypt and Canaan, saved but never satisfied; they live between Good Friday and Easter, believing in the Cross but not entering into the power and glory of the Resurrection. It is clear, then, that the believer cannot deliberately be
Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 24, 2018
A woman looked out of her window and saw her German shepherd shaking the life out of her neighbor's rabbit. Her family did not get along well with these neighbors so this was going to be a disaster.
She grabbed a broom and pummeled the dog until he dropped the rabbit. Then she panicked. The
From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly
And say Christian are you presently in a God-designed “cocoon” of suffering? Unaware to others, are you in wise God’s “simulated” (He can create em’) conditions resembling a stifling cocoon? Remember, He is transforming you from an ugly Caterpillar into a
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
- Mary Anne Radmacher
Sometimes life deals us a situation so adverse, a loss so great, we feel unable to meet the challenge of facing day after day in our pain and
Contributed by Myron Loss on Apr 27, 2014
Un día un hombre cayo de un barco y el barco se fue sin darse cuenta. Pasó horas en el agua fría, se estaba acercado a las rocas peligrosas de la orilla, y el hombre ya estaba al punto de sumergirse para nunca más respirar cuando vio al horizonte una lancha de lujo que venía en su dirección.
Contributed by Myron Loss on Apr 27, 2014
Un día, un hombre rico estaba caminando por el bosque, y encontró tirado allí un carro muy viejo. El carro estaba casi destruido por el oxido. Ratas habían arrancado toda la tela y la paja de los asientos para hacer nidos pero los habían abandonado años atrás. Varios de los vidrios estaban rotos
DOES YOUR GOD BLEED?
A little boy went up to a missionary Sunday School leader in another country. The boy said, "I like what you say about the God of the Bible but I can’t see him. But if I go to the temple I can see my God."
The missionary said to the little boy, "Son, may I ask you a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2012
DON’T GIVE UP--THE CASE OF MRS. RUTH ERTEL
In 1965 a divorced mother of two, found a classified ad offering a restaurant for sale. She mortgaged her house to purchase the restaurant, the original Chris’s steakhouse. In 1976 a fire forced her to relocate. Under the original purchase agreement,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 7, 2011
PERSEVERANCE: SCOTT, HANDEL AND SPURGEON
In 1826 the London firm of Hurst and Robinson went bankrupt, involving Sir WALTER SCOTT in a personal liability of 118,000 pounds. With noble determination Scott responded: "My right hand and I against the debt." From that time on he wrote novel after
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 2, 2011
THE LOVE OF GOD ON AN ASYLUM WALL
Pencilled on the wall of a narrow room of an asylum were these familiar words:
"Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2011
PAIN PASSES, BUT BEAUTY REMAINS
Pierre Auguste Renoir is a famous French artist who lived in the late 19th century to the early 20th century. He was known for his paintings, mostly depicting family life. But there was one disease that tormented this gifted artist -- he had arthritis that plagued
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
THE WANDERING SHEEP
Dr. Andrew Bonar tells of how in the Highlands of Scotland, a sheep would often wander off into the rocks and get into places that they can't get out of.
The grass on these mountains is very sweet and the sheep like it, and they will jump down ten or twelve feet, and then
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 26, 2010
Deformed Foot Straightened by Long-term Painful Pressure
In Paul’s life he did face suffering for Christ - Colossians 1:24: "Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His body’s sake, which is the Church."
None of us
Contributed by Dwight L. Moody on Jun 11, 2009
A MOTHER DIES SO HER BOY MAY LIVE
When the California gold fever broke out, a man went there, leaving his wife in New England with his boy. As soon as he got on and was successful he was to send for them. It was a long time before he succeeded, but at last he got money enough to send for them.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
NEVER MIND ME
A good many years ago, during a Massachusetts winter, a brother and sister were walking on the ice. He was 9 and she was 11. They hit a thin patch and fell through. Kicking to the surface, they yelled for help.
Summoned by their screams, a man came running, dived into the icy
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
WAITING ON THE INTEREST
A girl had a nice little piggy bank. Her father wanted to teach her about saving, so he talked to her about putting her money into a savings account at their bank. He very carefully explained to her that when she put money into her account, the bank would pay her interest
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Years ago there was a woman crossing the hills of South Wales on foot in the midst of a blizzard but she was not as fortunate as my wife and I were in South Dakota. She never made it to her destination. When they found her frozen body they did not understand why in that climate she was not wearing
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 29, 2006
Two boys grew up together. They were close friends as children, but as they entered their teen years their paths began to diverge and they ended up in very different places. Ernie was always in trouble. He began by shoplifting small things from stores and worked his way up to stealing cars.
In Sydney, Australia you can climb the Sydney Harbor bridge...for a fee of course $145 per person...
This opportunity is available because a gentleman by the name of Paul Cave had the vision to establish the business Bridge Climb... At one stage it looked like the business would
Contributed by Marc Carr on Aug 7, 2006
Floyd Landis, embroiled in a doping scandal since winning this year’s Tour de France, raised a Mennonite in Pennsylvania, leans on his mother for support.
“She’s the one that no matter what happens, to me or to anyone else in life, she will remain unchanged,” he said.