Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
The story is told about a ship Captain who had a route that ran from California to Columbia. One day, as he was preparing to leave California, he was approached by some drug dealers who offered him $50,000 to allow a small shipment of drugs on his vessel. He immediately said no.
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jan 25, 2011
"THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN..."
The 747 jetliner taxiing down the runway, with the passengers all buckled up for takeoff. A voice came over the speakers in the plane's cabin,
"Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard Flight 22 for London's Heathrow Airport.
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Oct 18, 2000
*The captain of the ship looked into the dark night and saw faint lights in the distance. Immediately he told his signalman to send a message" "Alter your course 10 degrees south." Promptly a return message was received: "Alter your course 10 degrees north."
The captain was angered; his command
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2006
The captain of the Titanic refused to believe the ship was in trouble till water was ankle deep in the mail room. Only then was it apparent the multi-layered hull had been pierced and the unsinkable ship was going to sink. Ships that could have arrived before the great ocean liner went
Contributed by Susan Blader on Jan 21, 2007
Captain Jack’s Compass
In the movie, “The Pirates of the Caribbean,” Captain Jack Sparrow has a compass. It is no ordinary compass. Rather than pointing north, it points toward whatever the person holding it wants most. It might be treasure, or a person, or a location. But it only works if
Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 17, 2006
The captain of the ship looked into the dark night and saw faint lights in the distance. Immediately he told his signalman to send a message: "Alter your course 10 degrees south." Promptly a return message was received: "Alter your course 10 degrees north."
The captain was angered; his command
Contributed by John Cuddeford on Nov 1, 2007
Captain Mitsuo Fuchida was the commander of the squadron that bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After the war he became a hero in Japan. Yet he felt his life was empty. Then he heard the amazing story of one of the American pilots, Jacob DeShazer, who had been captured and put in prison in
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 17, 2007
A Christian steamship captain, a contemporary of George Mueller, once told of an experience involving Mueller’s great faith.
While sailing off the coast of Newfoundland in extremely heavy fog, Mueller came to him and said, “Captain, I need to tell you that I must be in Quebec on Saturday
Contributed by John Perry on Jan 1, 2011
MAKE SURE THE CAPTAIN IS ON BOARD
A young naval officer was undergoing his first sea training on board a naval ship. His responsibility was to safely steer the ship away from the wharf and set it on course for a voyage out to sea. He carefully went through all the procedures of disembarking the
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Oct 3, 2011
WHAT THE CAPTAIN MEANS
The storm came suddenly upon the boat loaded with sailors. In a matter of moments hulls were broken, decks were awash, and sailors were floundering. But as quickly came the storm, so came the captain, maneuvering his large vessel between the waves and rescuing one sailor
Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 24, 2018
A little boy was standing on the banks of the Mississippi River waving and shouting at a steamboat that was going by. He was beckoning the steamboat to come to shore.
A stranger came by and said, “That's foolish young man. The boat will never come ashore for you. The captain is too busy to
Contributed by James O. Davis on Dec 6, 2001
The captain of an aircraft carrier had ordered a total blackout on the ship. They were in enemy waters in the North Atlantic Sea. He was ensuring the safety of the ship and crew. The leading plane radioed to the ship asking for the lights to be turned on, so they could land safetly. The radio
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Mar 4, 2002
A ship’s captain looked into the dark night and saw faint lights in the distance. Immediately he told his signalman to send this message: “Alter your course 10 degrees south.”
A prompt message came in return, “Alter your course 10 degrees north.”
Captain angered that his command had been
"We were on shipboard," relates a captain’s wife, "lying in a Southern harbor. We were obliged, first to make our way ashore. The waves were rolling heavily. I became frightened at the thought of attempting it, when one came to me, saying, ’Do not be afraid: I will take care of you.’ "He bore a
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Oct 19, 2003
In the novel Moby Dick Captain Ahab is frightened by what he sees in himself. He asks the question that many of us have asked: “What is it, what nameless, inscrutable, unearthly thing is it; what cozening, hidden lord and master, and cruel, remorseless emperor commands me; that against all natural
Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Jul 26, 2006
The captain of an ocean steamer tells that on one occasion his ship was engulfed in a dense fog off the coast of Newfoundland. It was Wednesday evening and the captain had been on the bridge for 24 hours when he was startled by someone tapping on his shoulder. He turned and saw one of his
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Feb 16, 2007
Born into a captain’s family who traded at the East India Company, John Newton (July 24, 1725 – December 21, 1807) embarked on sea voyages at the young age of 11. He soon entered the prosperous slave trade until he nearly died on a voyage that would change his life forever. He proclaimed, “Only
Contributed by Tim White on Jun 19, 2009
Where our Captain bids us go,
’Tis not ours to murmur no; He that gives the sword and shield
Chooses too the battlefield
Dorothea Day’s poem “My Captain” is the Christian response to Henley:
Out of the light that dazzles me,
Bright as the sun from pole to pole,
I thank the God I know to be
For Christ the conqueror of my Soul.
Since His, the way of circumstance
I would not wince nor cry aloud.
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jul 16, 2005
I recall the story of the sea captain who was a Christian and given to much prayer. A great storm was blowing and someone came the wheelhouse where the Captain was. It was a great storm. A man shouted to the Captain, "Why are you not praying?" The Captain said, "I pray during the calm and when the