Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 9, 2002
Carolyn Self tells how she and her husband Bill and son Bryan took advantage of a school holiday and went to a secluded spot in the North Georgia mountains. It started out as a beautiful weekend. Bill returned to Atlanta on Saturday night to preach in his church on Sunday. He would return
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2008
Apart from God, there is no _HOPE_
Those of you who know me well, may know that before I was married, my closest and dearest friends were my parents and my brothers. As a result, some of the most painful times I have endured were when I went away to seminary. Living alone in a trailer in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
HOPE IN PERSECUTION
Hope is a strange thing. It will give you confidence in the bleakest of times. But hope is not any good unless you have your hope in someone that will not let you down. There are a lot of things that we hope for, and a lot of things that we wish for. The hope I am talking
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
HOPE FOR A CHANGE
In the Peanuts comic strip, we find Snoopy thinking to himself: "Yesterday I was a dog. Today I’m a dog. Tomorrow I’ll probably still be a dog. Ohh...there’s so little hope for advancement."
Well, there is hope for those who have a dog’s life, but the change will require
In September 1988, Hurricane Gilbert hit the Louisiana coast. At that time it was considered the “Storm of the century.” It battered the shoreline, severely disrupting the shrimping business. Many shrimp boats were lost, causing great concern for several families dependent on shrimping for their
Hope is faith in the immutable promise that miracles prevail when the darkness tries to win-out with cries of despair. Hope is a gift from God that helps us yearn, and live a life that believes and moves with the pledge of a better tomorrow. And what’s more, hope springs-forth
Contributed by Perry Greene on Sep 17, 2012
A group of students visited a psychiatric institution to observe a variety of mental illnesses. One of the individuals was a tragic case. He was referred to as “No hope Carter.”
He was a victim of a venereal disease and was going through its final stages when the brain is affected. Before he
This idea of hope against hope means
to hope without
Contributed by Ted Mulder on Nov 27, 2004
Chuck Swindoll wrote
We can live several weeks without food, days without water, and only minutes without
Contributed by Don Hawks on Feb 28, 2002
THE HOPE IN A ROCKET
October Sky is a great movie. It is based on the autobiography of former NASA science engineer Homer Hickam, Jr. It is about four boys who embody the hope of a community.
It’s 1957 in Coalwood, West Virginia where all the boys grow up to be coal miners. Homer
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 18, 2002
What is 750,000 miles long? It could wrap itself around the earth 30 times and it grows an additional 20 miles longer with each passing day?
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2002
HOPE IN THE SEWER
In a cramped space around a Kiev sewer, 15 children ragged and stinky have spent the night crowded together for warmth. They rouse now only because they have a chance to eat. They are rejected and hungry, but not without hope. Two American women, Jane Hyatt and Barbara
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
THE LIGHT OF HOPE
As Craig T. Kocher in his commentary on our text states, "Christian hope is fundamentally different from optimism. Christian hope locks its steely eyes on the devastation of the world around it, and readily acknowledges that things may not get better. Christian hope does not
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 13, 2011
QUOTATIONS ON HOPE
Malcolm Muggeridge was a very famous and highly respected British journalist who for many years was an ardent atheist. His opinions and thoughts were coveted by American publishers and he occasionally wrote the editorial page for Time magazine. Toward the end of his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2011
SAVED BY HOPE
An interesting item appeared in a Nashville newspaper, datelined Memphis (UPI): A woman named Hope pulled a man from chilly harbor waters after watching him drive his car off the bank in an apparent suicide attempt.
Hope Phillips, thirty-eight, said Monday she was sitting in her
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jun 5, 2011
As Vice President of the U.S., George Bush represented the U.S. at the funeral of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Bush was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by Brezhnev's widow. She stood motionless by the coffin until seconds before it was closed. Then, just as
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jun 5, 2011
HOPE OF MARIA
Hope weans God’s people from seeking and trusting this world.
The story is told of Maria. She lived in a small town in southern Kentucky. She did not see or hear from her husband for years. Edward was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean war and captured when
HOPE FOR AN ORPHANAGE
Opening Video Illustration: Bluefishtv.com - "Making a wish for an orphanage."
The girl in the story shares how he she came down with cancer twice, and the second time the "Make a Wish Foundation" asked her what she wanted in life – a wish. Her wish was her hope – her
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
THE NEED FOR HOPE
Years ago an S-4 submarine was rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank immediately. The entire crew was trapped in a prison house of death. Every effort was made to rescue the crew, but it ultimately failed.
Near the end of the ordeal, a deep sea diver, who
Contributed by Scott Bradford on Nov 30, 2010
THE POWER OF HOPE
When 18 year old Heidi was thrown from a car and suffered a head injury it was a real miracle that she recovered and was soon in rehab at Crystus Santa Rosa. She was learning to walk again through rehab and therapy and a young 16 year old girl named Ashley was brought to