Contributed by Dwight L. Moody on Jun 11, 2009
A CHILD LEGEND
A classic illustration by D. L. Moody
There is a beautiful legend told about a little girl who was the first-born of a family in Egypt, when the destroying angel swept through that land, and consequently who would have been a victim on that night if the protecting blood were not
Contributed by Dwight L. Moody on Jun 11, 2009
A CHILD’S PRAYER
(a classic illustration by D. L. Moody)
At the close of one of the afternoon meetings we had in the Berkeley street church a few weeks ago, a little child brought me a note. I put it in my pocket, and read it when I got home.
It was this, "Won’t you pray that my mother
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
The business of being a child interests a child not at all. Children very rarely
Contributed by Wayne Burnett on Apr 17, 2001
THE HEART OF A CHILD
Whatever you write on the heart of a child,
no water can wash away.
The sands may be shifted when billows are wild
and the efforts of time may decay.
Some stories may perish, some songs be forgot,
but this engraved record, time changes it not.
Whatever you write in the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 9, 2002
In 1962, the Sawi people of New Guinea still lived in relative isolation. They were head-hunting cannibals. Their culture could not be more different from that of Don and Carol Richardson, and yet this missionary couple attempted to share Christ with them. In fact, two rival Sawi
“The Hebrew word for train (h\aµnak_) means to dedicate…. H\aµnak_ seems to include the idea of setting aside, narrowing, or hedging in. The word is sometimes used in the sense of “start.” Child-training involves “narrowing” a child’s conduct away from evil and toward godliness and
Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Nov 30, 2004
Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make thee a bed, soft, undefiled,
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for Thee.
My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep,
I too must sing, with joyful tongue,
That sweetest ancient cradle song,
Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
When the parent loses a child they seek answers and beg to have things reversed, often rather than seeking God himself and his comfort. We are to try and look at things from His perspective, but most importantly we are to strengthen our faith in the fact that God uses all things for good, - for
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2010
Someone had noticed that the word "father" appears in the dictionary just before the word "fatigued" and just after the word "fathead." So to all us fatigued, fathead fathers, Happy Father's Day!
One time a little boy was asked to define Father's Day and he said, "It's
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jul 2, 2011
Over two hundred million children around the world, some as young as four and five years old, are slaves. A majority of the children work in Asia, especially in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Indonesia--slaving away to make goods for us to buy in K-Mart and Wal-Mart... "Child
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 12, 2011
THE SERVANT AND THE CHILD
Think about the differences between a servant and a child:
The servant is accepted and appreciated on the basis of what he does, the child on the basis of who he is.
The servant starts the day anxious and worried, wondering if his work will really please his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 17, 2012
THE MASTER AND THE CHILD
The folklore surrounding Poland's famous concert pianist and prime minister, Ignace Paderewski, includes a story, which though fictional, provides a true picture of what God can do with us:
A mother, wishing to encourage her young son's progress at the piano, bought
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 17, 2012
LIKE A CHILD
Yo-Yo Ma, one of the most famous cellists in our day, once said, "When people ask me how they should approach performance, I always tell them that the professional musician should aspire to the state of the beginner. In order to become a professional," he says, "you need to go
Contributed by Dwight Clough on Dec 29, 2012
Imagine for a moment that you were a child in a super rich family. If you wanted a new car, it’s yours. If you wanted a week in Europe or in the South Pacific, no problem. For you, money is no object. Whatever you want is yours.
Most of us will never be in that situation. But, in reality, we are
She writes: "Every mother has a favorite child. She cannot help it. She is only human. I have mine--the child for whom I feel a special closeness, with whom I share a love that no one else could possibly understand. My favorite child is the one who was too sick to eat ice cream at
Contributed by Andy Beech on Mar 29, 2008
I would like to rejoice with the rest, Lord,
But there’s a great big ache in my heart -
For someone I love is suffering, Lord,
And I don’t know how to start.
Will you help me sing carols again, Lord?
And make all my fears depart?
Will you lead me safely to Bethlehem
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 22, 2008
What is a Child?
Someone defined a child as an angel whose wings grow shorter
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
In 1962, missionaries named Don and Carol Richardson went to New Guinea to bring the Good News of Christ to a group of people known as the Sawi. The Sawi was a headhunting, cannibalistic tribe who used the skulls of their victims as pillows. He wrote a book about his experience