Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 25, 2017
Years ago a young girl entered a little Presbyterian Church out of curiosity. There she heard the gospel for the first time and was converted. She later heard God’s call on her life to go to China as a missionary. She was the only daughter of a multi-millionaire. She was socially prominent and
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Oct 27, 2003
Henry and Tom Blackaby have said that “Other people can have absolutely
no effect on whether God can carry out his will. Only we can
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 1, 2004
Someone once wrote and asked Emily Post, the etiquette expert of another generation, "What is the correct procedure when one is invited to the White House but has a previous engagement?"
Replied Post, "An invitation to
After Ashley Smith, in Atlanta, talked a man who had just killed several people into surrendering; she said she felt it was God’s will that he selected her and that he saw a copy of "The Purpose Driven Life" (Rick Warren) on her coffee table. Her grandfather said,"We always knew Ashley would do
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Nov 28, 2005
David Livingston: “I had rather be in the heart of Africa in the will of God than on the throne of
Contributed by Donn Heinrich on Feb 11, 2002
"Success is finding God’s will for your life and doing it" (Dr. Bob Jones, Sr., Founder of Bob Jones
Contributed by Rusty Davidson on Feb 19, 2007
Farmer felt called to preach. Sitting under a tree sees letters P and C in the clouds. Decides it means “Preach Christ.” Sells farm and equipment goes to preach. He was horrible. After a sermon a neighbor came to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2009
NOT A VOICE, BUT A LIFE
The late great Presbyterian clergyman and hymnist, Rev. Maltbie Davenport Babcock (1858 - 1901) once wrote:
"Christianity is not a voice in the wilderness but a life in the world. It is not an idea in the air but feet on the ground, going [Almighty] God's way. It is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 24, 2009
Napoleon said that in every battle there [is] a period of ten or fifteen minutes which decides the issue of the conflict. Certainly in the battle of life there are moments and hours which, so far as we can tell, determine our history: hours when the spirit in which we lived, the step
Contributed by Jim Kane on May 18, 2009
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for
ANNIE THE BISHOP
The resident "bishop" in our house is Annie the wonder-dog. At one point she was a 65-pound running machine. At age 92 (in dog years) her spine has so much arthritis she needs twice the normal human dose of prednisone just to walk. She is not healthy; she cannot do what she
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jul 22, 2008
JESUS'S PRESENCE IN THE ORDINARY
Dr. Dale E. Turner writing for Health Action News in July 1993 tells an interesting story of John W. Gardner, founding Chairman of Common Cause. Turner quotes Gardner as saying that it is “a rare and high privilege to help people understand the difference they
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Aug 10, 2008
"A Dream for God"
Many years ago a young man had a dream of telling the story of Jesus everywhere in the world. When he suggested taking that good news to people, an older man said, "Sit down, young man. If God wants to save the heathen, he will do it without your help or mine."
One morning a farmer told his wife that he was going out to pluck the ripe fruits from his field. He got off to an early start so he could warm up the truck. He needed more petrol, so he went to the store to get it. On the way to the store he noticed the pigs weren’t fed. So he
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Sep 16, 2008
Topography, Basketball and the Gospel
Jack went to an Ivy League School and was a star on the basketball team and graduated with a degree in topography – that is, the study of mapping. What do basketball and topography have to do with the Gospel? Nothing. Except that years later Jack found
Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Oct 14, 2008
Satan's Best Strategy
Satan called in some of his lieutenants to help him develop a strategy for keeping God’s people living in defeat. One strategy after another was suggested. To keep God’s people living in defeat, it was decided that they could try to keep them from prayer, the Bible, and
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
"Get your direction before you try for distance."
-— The Bible Friend (Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations)
"When a man does not know what harbor he is headed for, no wind
WHAT DID SHE SAY?
There were once two men, Pete and Joe out sailing in a boat. A fierce storm blew up. Torrents of rain splashed down. The waves were rocking them. They desperately the rigging this way and that trying to keep the boat upright.
"It's at times like this" shouted Pete
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Jan 28, 2011
MASTER AND COMMANDER: HOLD FAST
You may have seen that Russell Crowe film, Master and Commander, Now there’s a battle scene in it, (pp) where one of the old salts just prior to boarding the enemy ship puts his knuckles out in front of him and the young midshipmen looking on is greatly