Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 15, 2020
My wife makes an amazing pot roast dinner. She takes raw meat, along with raw sliced white and sweet potatoes, celery, mushrooms, carrots, and onions and throws them into the slow cooker. Six or seven hours later the aroma fills the house, and the first taste is a delight. It is always to my
Many times we really don’t know what we should specifically pray for. We are not omniscient. We don’t know everything, nor can we see into the future. So we don’t know whether the things we’re asking for will turn out good or bad for us.
An old story illustrates: A Chinese gentleman lived on the
1. We suffer because we live in a fallen world (Romans 8:26-30).
2. We suffer because we have an enemy who stalks us (I Peter 5:8-9).
3. We suffer because of our own wrong decisions (Psalm 51).
4. We may suffer because of God’s
Contributed by Charlie Roberts on May 12, 2019
Not because me, but because of You!
Illus. From Guideposts, “Miracles of Healing”
There was a woman and her son Mark that went shopping in a large department store one day. On their way down to the main floor her son hopped on the escalator. She then followed. Suddenly her son Mark screamed like
Contributed by Tony Abram on Mar 28, 2019
20 Beautiful One-liners you can use.
1. Give God what's right - not what's left.
2. Man's way leads to a hopeless end - God's way leads to an endless hope.
3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
5. Are you
Corrie Ten Boom’s father was being pursued by German authorities for housing Jews, which was a punishable crime under Hitler. He had to hurry away from the home one evening after packing his bag for a long, unknown trip to hide away. At the train station and in the middle of a highly tense
THE MIRACLE WHEN THE EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS WERE BEHEADED
The month of February marks the one year anniversary of the 21 Coptic Christians who were martyred on a beach in Libya in North Africa, by Islamic State terrorists. Bishop Demetrios, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago,
Contributed by Roger Whipp on Dec 31, 2014
I guess many here including me have in the past and if honest still do sometimes ask this question “Why God?” or “How can there be a God with all this suffering” Sometimes life hands us some tricky situations. Former President Ronald Reagan likes to tell a story which he says is true about a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 25, 2014
My pet finch Coffee runs into a serious problem once in a while. Her claws grow so long she loses the ability to control them. They get stuck in the nest and she can’t get them out. Once we found her nearly dead, hanging for hours upside down with one claw ensnared in her wicker home. Carol rescued
The best acronym I have ever seen is H-O-P-E:
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Nov 13, 2012
PRAYER AND THE MOTORCYCLE
There was a woman at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with a fever. She left work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication for her daughter.
She returned to her car to find that she had locked the keys inside the car
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 27, 2012
NOTHING BUT SLAG
I read a story told by Russell Conwell about a young man who lived in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania years ago. It just so happened that he inherited an iron furnace after his grandfather and father had passed away. He was a young man who had inherited a passel of wealth and as many have
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 27, 2012
THE GREAT BOSTON FIRE OF 1872
In the great Boston fire of 1872, sixty-five acres of land was destroyed. The damage totaled up to $75 million but in our day would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 billion. Hundreds of businesses were destroyed. Someone came along and wrote a message on a rough
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 11, 2012
GOD IS FOR US
Keith Hartsell of Wheaton, Illinois, was driving around with a friend of his in California, when he noticed that his friend's cell phone was locked with an unusual password -- pro nobis. Keith asked him what pro nobis meant and why he chose that for a password. Keith's friend told
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 7, 2012
BILLY GRAHAM'S ARENA DREAMS
Billy Graham, in his book "Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well" (pp. 2-3, Thomas Nelson) writes:
I have remained a baseball fan, not necessarily of one team over another but of the game itself--the teamwork, the strategy, and the challenge of defeating
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 28, 2011
GOD REDEEMS A CHILD'S DEATH
These are bad things God allows in order to reveal Himself and accomplish some larger good that supersedes or overcomes the bad.
Imagine the following scenario: Three little boys walk into a large electrical compound in Okinawa when the workmen momentarily walks to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2011
$3.00 WORTH OF GOD, PLEASE
Tim Hansel in his book "When I Relax I feel Guilty," writes some insights of what most people want from God.
"I would like to buy $3.00 worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 6, 2011
HYMN STORY: O LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET ME GO BY GEORGE MATHESON
George Matheson was only fifteen when he was told that he was losing what little eyesight he had. Instead of giving up, Matheson immediately continued with his plans to enroll in the University of Glasgow, and his determination lead
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2011
How James Montgomery Boice Faced Faced Death from Cancer
On May 7, 2000, Dr. Boice stood in this pulpit for the last time to speak about his cancer that would take his life in a month. Here is an excerpt:
"If I were to reflect on what goes on theologically here, there are two things I would
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2011
SECURE IN THE CROSSING
During World War II, a passenger ship set sail from Great Britian headed for port in New York City. The Captain of the ship being afraid of enemy vessels, sought the advice and guidance of the British Admiral. The Admiral calmly assured the captain that no matter what