Contributed by John Singarayar on May 13, 2021
A seeker decides to meditate alone, away from his place.
He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation.
After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own.
With his eyes still
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 30, 2006
My friend wanted a boat more than anything. His wife kept refusing, but he bought one anyway. "I’ll tell you what," he told her, "In the spirit of compromise, why don’t you name the boat?"
Being a good sport, she accepted. When her husband went to the dock for his maiden
Contributed by Richard Goble on Jan 2, 2008
It’s The Boat
Imagine a ship filled with people crossing the Atlantic. In the middle of the ocean there is an explosion. The ship is severely damaged and slowly sinking. Most are dead, and the rest are rushing for the lifeboats.
Now suppose one man doesn’t know about the lifeboat, so he does
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Oct 27, 2019
ILLUS: BOAT THRU THE STORM
Imagine you’re in a small boat and a sudden storm comes up. The sky is dark the wind is howling; the waves are raging. All of a sudden there are 20-foot swells and your boat is being tossed like a twig in a stream, one minute you are at the bottom of the swell the next
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2009
There are three kinds of people -- rowboat people, sailboat people, and steamboat people. Rowboat people need to be pushed or shoved along. Sailboat people move when a favorable wind is blowing. Steamboat people move continuously, through calm or storm. They are masters of
Contributed by Jerry Thorpe on Mar 8, 2013
THE BOAT IS ON FIRE
Robert E. Lee pleasure boat. Steamed out of Vicksburg. Hundreds of people were aboard. After midnight the boat caught fire. The captain discovered it and told his first mate to rush down through the saloon and down every corridor to wake everyone up. He didn't have time
Contributed by Richard Goble on Mar 20, 2008
RAILROADS AND CANAL BOATS
In 1829, Martin Van Buren sent the following letter to then President Andrew Jackson:
To: President Jackson
The canal system of this country is being threatened by the spread of a new form of transportation known as "railroads." The federal government must
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 4, 2008
BOATING ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
One family was filled with skilled boaters and water-skiers. They often skied not on nice, glassy lakes but on the huge, choppy Chesapeake Bay.
To one preschool nephew, however, the experience was absolutely horrifying. It seemed to him that everyone would be
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 12, 2010
Boat Builder Learns about Humility
Skip looked at the group of suspicious stockholders and wondered what he could do to convince them to follow his leadership. He was 35, looked 13 and was third generation rich. He could tell they thought they were headed for a disaster. He told them a story. His
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 14, 2004
[Wrong Side of the Boat]
People who refuse to get involved in problems of their community are like the two shipwrecked men in a lifeboat.
From their end of the boat, the pair watched as those at the other end bailed frantically to keep the boat
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 17, 2008
Boat Without Oars
One day I was goofing off with a friend at the lake shore and we found a boat. It was a sixteen foot long metal tub with no identifying marks on it. The thing had apparently come loose from its moorings somewhere around the lake and come up against the eastern shore.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 28, 2009
STOP FOR THE BOAT PEOPLE
On Aug. 8, 2004, the Vietnamese community of Westminster, California, celebrated one of the kindest and bravest acts performed by a stranger on them. On Nov. 13, 1985, ninety-six Vietnamese refugees despaired for their lives and their families’ lives when the engine of
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
GETTING IN/OUT OF THE BOAT
In our life journey with God, there are moments when we are to get out of the boat because our faith and trust in the Lord needs to grow. But, there are also moments when we need to get back in the boat because we need to rest and be
Contributed by Jackson Snyder on Jun 22, 2002
The Jesus (Ginnosar) Boat
The second fabulous discovery was made in 1986. There had been a drought in Israel and the Sea of Galilee was at low ebb. Not far from Capernaum, buried in the mud of the lake, was found a wooden boat, which was cleared of mud, enclosed in foam and floated out. To
Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Jan 2, 2008
There’s a type of boat called a hydrofoil that has actually been around for over 100 yrs. The secret lies underneath the hull, where there are basically underwater wings. Once the boat reaches enough speed, it actually lifts out of the water and “flies” with only those wings in the water.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
The foolishest book is a kind of leaky boat on a sea of wisdom; some of the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
There was once a godless seaman who was in a boat fishing with his godless companions when a storm came up which threatened to sink the ship. His companions begged him to offer a prayer; but he hesitated, saying it was years since he had prayed or even gone to church.
Finally, upon their
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
The same boat floats you both. You pull together. Friends are worth the having Who best can
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jun 6, 2007
Many years ago a boat was wrecked in a storm on Lake Michigan at Evanston, Illinois. Students from Northwestern University formed themselves into rescue teams. One student, Edward Spencer, saved seventeen people from the sinking ship. When he was carried exhausted to his room, he aside, “Did I do