Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jan 29, 2005
Illustration: “In the Dark”
A young soldier and his commanding officer got on a train together. The only available seats were across from an attractive young lady who was traveling with her grandmother. As the four engaged in conversation, the soldier and the young lady kept eyeing one another,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
OUT OF THE DARKNESS
Phillip Brooks wrote in 1837, "Out of the hillsides of humiliated pride, deep in the darkness of crushed despair, in the fretting and dusty atmosphere of little cares, in the hard cruel contacts that man has with man; wherever souls are being tried and ripened, in whatever
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 11, 2009
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
I remember a story told to me by a friend who flew combat choppers in Viet Nam. He was radioed to a secret mission one night which required him to fly in total darkness, totally by instruments. Hovering above a jungle under heavy cloud cover, he told me that it seemed you
Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Feb 14, 2011
THROUGH THE DARKNESS
It’s a dark night and even though your car headlights are on and shining brightly, you notice how dark it is outside: it’s a dark night.
You have been driving through the night, a long way from your home, but you will soon be home.
Even after your long
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2011
A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
In 1963, my grandfather was serving as the Senior Minister of West End United Methodist Church in Nashville. West End is situated right across the street from Vanderbilt University, and has always been a wealthy, predominately white church.
One communion Sunday, a
Contributed by David Simpson on Jan 15, 2013
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
Have you ever been in on one of those guided tours of any of a number of caves around our country ... like Ruby Falls, or Carlsbad Caverns or another one. Our family went to the Carlsbad Caves in New Mexico years ago. And as they do in so many places, they’ll turn out the
Contributed by Steven Angus on May 20, 2013
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
Some of you may be familiar with the name Catherine Marshall. She was a wonderful Christian author who wrote such classics as Christy, which became a television series.
There was an occasion in her life when she felt as if the flame of God’s love had gone out. It
Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Nov 5, 2006
I once heard about a confrontation between a young boy and his mother.
The mother asked her son, "Young man, there were two cookies in the pantry this morning! May I ask how it happened that there’s only one now?"
The boy didn’t flinch but said, "It must’ve been so dark I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out
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 Eloy Gonzalez on Nov 3, 2002
And when on a dark Friday afternoon this Innocent’s [Jesus] body was placed in a grave, his friends thought that they were seeing the last of Him. No thought of a river carrying life-giving water crossed their mind. He was wrapped in his burial shroud, placed in a borrowed tomb, and a large rock
Hell is described as a place of darkness or blackness. The only way I can imagine the total isolation broght on by such complete darkness is the blackness felt deep inside a cavern. I have toured a number of caverns in the United States. Almost every tour I have been on will at some point bring the
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Apr 17, 2004
There¡¦s the story of a little child one time who bought a card with the painting of Jesus on it painted in a special kind of fluorescent colouring. The child said in all seriousness and faith: "I wanted Jesus, who shines in the darkness."
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Mar 16, 2010
DARK AND STORMY NIGHT
In the Peanuts comic strips, Snoopy often tries to be an author. In one particular strip He's shown on his doghouse typing a novel. He begins his story with, "It was a dark and stormy night." That's the way he always begins his stories. Lucy comes and bluntly shouts, "You
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2011
FALLING AFTER DARK
There is a story told about a construction worker. This construction worker was employed on a high-rise building project, which required him and others to work after dark. He was busy on the edge of one of the walls which was many stories high, when he suddenly lost his
Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 18, 2017
A young man’s wife became very ill and died, leaving him alone with his four-year old daughter. The funeral service was simple and heavy with grief. After the burial, his neighbors gathered around him and invited them to bring his little girl and stay at one of their homes this first night. They
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
EVEN IF IT’S DARK
He was a strong man facing an enemy beyond his strength. He young wife had become gravely ill, then suddenly passed away, leaving the big man alone with a wide-eyed, flaxen-haired girl, not quite five years old.
The service in the village chapel was simple, and heavy with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008
A LIGHT IN DARK PLACES
A young girl once consulted with her minister. "I cannot stick it out any longer. I am the only Christian in the factory where I work. I get nothing but taunts and sneers. It is more than I can stand. I am going to resign."
"Will you tell me," asked the minister, "where
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 10, 2008
There is a scene in The Dark Knight (available from wingclips.com) where Bruce Wayne and Alfred discuss Batman's previous nights escapades. Batman had gotten beat up a little. Alfred
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2008
"In the darkness of the catacombs, in the filth of underground sewers, in the shadows of a thousand Roman nights, these phrases were searched by tired faces. These pages were held in trembling hands. These words sent the light of hope into the hearts of God's people. It was a message straight from