Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 4, 2005
Illus.: “To Build a Bridge”
The Brooklyn Bridge is truly a miracle bridge. In 1863, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea for this spectacular span. Bridge-building experts throughout the world told him it was a crazy idea and that he should forget it. It couldn’t
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
A MATTER OF BUILDING
Life is a matter of building. Each of us has the opportunity to build something -- a secure family, a good reputation, a career, a relationship to God. But some of those things can disappear almost overnight due to financial losses, natural disasters and other unforeseen
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
Build Me A Bridge
A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer. Suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, "Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish."
The man said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Aug 12, 2008
BUILDING A DECK
I have been building a deck in my backyard this summer, right now I am placing the finishing touches on it. Before I built my deck, I looked through different deck plans, and compared the different kinds of deck materials and figured out pretty much what I needed. Then I went to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2013
HOW NOT TO BUILD
I grew up around construction and building material people. My family, for several generations, was in lumber and building materials.
In 1998 we opened a new hardware store in Lake Mary. I ran it from the time it opened, until I went to seminary. Part of my responsibility was
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Aug 5, 2008
BUILDING A CATHEDRAL
A man once walked by a building site and saw three stone masons side by side, sweating over their work in the hot sun.
He asked the first, "What are you doing?"
"Laying bricks" came the reply.
He asked the second stone mason, "And what are you doing?"
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Mar 24, 2003
There was a tenant in an apartment building who was a widow woman who loved God dearly. Her landlord on the other hand despised God and her faith. One day she ran out of food and money and with no one to help she turned to God in prayer. She prayed, “Oh dear God please help me in my time of
Contributed by Pat Cook on Jun 15, 2003
BUILDING ETERNALLY, NOT ETERNITY
Sarah Winchester’s husband had acquired a fortune by manufacturing and selling rifles. After he died of influenza in 1918, she moved to San Jose, California.
Sarah was convinced that the dead souls of the many Indians who lost their lives because of Winchester
Illustration of my Model Building Class.
I had an interesting week this week teaching a model building class. I had a bunch of students ranging in age from 9-13. I became a little frustrated with some of them this week when they refused to follow directions and as a result they where always
Contributed by Shane Brooks on Nov 4, 2003
After the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, The Chaplain of Bourbon Street, Bob Harrington, was asked by the governor of Oklahoma, to come be a spiritual prescence. After a few days there,one officer approached the Chaplain and said, "A few hours ago, one of our fire fighters found
Contributed by Douglas Vincent on May 28, 2004
Building a house is always a serious undertaking.
I was about 5 years old when my uncle began showing me how to build a card house. He taught me three different ways in which I could stack the cards. Each time he would start and I would want to jump right in after him and start building the
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Aug 22, 2004
There is a plaque on a church building in England that reads like this: "In the year 1653, when all things sacred throughout the land were either demolished or profaned, Sir Robert Shirley built this church. His singular praise is this: To have done the best of things in the worst of times." In
Cnidius, a skillful architect, building a watchtower for the King of Egypt, caused his own name to be engraved upon a stone in the wall in great letters, and afterwards covered it, with lime and mortar, and upon the outside of that wrote the name of the King of Egypt in golden letters. This was all
Contributed by Dru Ashwell on Dec 19, 2001
“Growing Christians are more evangelistic
than evangelistic sermons.
Inspire the members of your church—get them
on fire for Jesus and excited about
growing spiritually—and then they can’t help but
tell their friends about it.
The best evangelism is that which comes as
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"American life is builded ... upon that fundamental philosophy announced by the Savior nineteen centuries ago ... [It] can not survive
Contributed by W F on Jul 3, 2006
What bricks and mortar are to a building, a marriage is to a community in which it lives and loves. There can be no doubt that a community will crumble and collapse if marriage is allowed to crumble and collapse. And history is strewn with example after example of this.
The Roman empire is just
Contributed by Kraig Pullam on Oct 22, 2006
- The church is a body, not just a building and a budget.
- The church is not an
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A monument is a stone or a building that is set up to remember a person or an event. On July 3, 1775, he took on what was thought to be an impossible task. He became the commander of an army of rag-tag volunteers that were so determined to throw off the British yoke, that they were willing to war
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Cynics build no bridges; they make no discoveries; no gaps are spanned by them. Cynics may pride themselves in being realistic in their approach, but progress and the onward march of Christian
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"It is Enterprise which builds and improves the worlds possessions. If Enterprise