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  • Let There Be Peace  PRO

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 16, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    LET THERE BE PEACE "Those kids will drive you crazy!" That's what the old man's friends told him when he bought the small, well kept house just down the street from the local junior high school. Contrary to their warnings though, the man's first few weeks in his new house went without a more

  • Pony Express

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 27, 2008

    PONY EXPRESS When it comes to being on the alert and ready at any moment to do the job, it's hard to beat the Pony Express. This historically famous mail service between St. Joseph, Missouri, and California depended on constant movement and readiness. Relay stations were established every more

  • Cling To The Rock (Spanish And English)

    Contributed by Luis Marquez on Jun 10, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    (ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS) CLING TO THE ROCK Escuché la historia de un barco que naufragó. Un tripulante pudo salvarse subiendo a una roca que inconmovible se oponía al embate de las olas. Temblando el pobre náufrago se aferró a la misma. Al poco tiempo fue rescatado de este lugar por otro more

  • Follow The Trail

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008

    FOLLOW THE TRAIL In 1949, Mao Tse-Tung ran through China in a marauding storm. His communist army was wiping out anything in their path that would hinder an unrestrained dictatorship of communism. In the path of this malicious army, a CIA operative Douglas Mackiernan had to flee for his life. more

  • I Can Plod," Said William Carey, The Father Of ...

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jul 27, 2008

    "I can plod," said William Carey, the father of modern missions. "That is my only genius. I can persevere in any more

  • Good Soldiers

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 8, 2008

    GOOD SOLDIERS I am told as a young man Winston Churchhill was in a heated battle. The war planes were dropping bombs all around the soldiers assignments. Several died, but many were running away and hiding and not following commands. One soldier ran past Winston Churchhill. The soldier asked if more

  • Unsinkable  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 22 ratings

    UNSINKABLE Robert Morgan tells a story that took place on the Sunday after the Titanic sank. It happened in Belfast, where the great ship was built. Naturally, the townspeople were devastated. Men met on the city's streets, grasped each other's hands, burst into tears and parted without speaking more

  • Above The Circumstances

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008

    ABOVE THE CIRCUMSTANCES David and Becky Guinn have been on my mind this past week. In 1997, the Lord blessed me to go with David on a mission trip to Ukraine. It was a life-changing experience for me. David and Becky deeply love the Lord. They have faithfully served the Lord for years in college more

  • Determination

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Aug 13, 2008

    DETERMINATION Johnny Fulton was run over by a car at the age of three. He suffered crushed hips, broken ribs, a fractured skull, and compound fractures in his legs. It did not look as if he would live. But he would not give up. In fact, he later ran the half-mile in less than two more

  • Go At It Again

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Aug 18, 2008

    GO AT IT AGAIN When the young Theodore Edison was experimenting with a "glass bottle bomb" in his father's lab one day, the experiment exploded, and some of the glass from the bottle got stuck in the young Edison's hand. While his father, Thomas Edison, was caring for his son's hand, the boy more

  • Coming In Last

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Aug 27, 2008

    Coming in Last Discouragement cramps our momentum; the heat-stroke of opposition can drain our stamina and motivation. Running into obstacles that drive our faces in the asphalt of reality make it hard to get back up. Our stories are not unlike Felicians Hopfner-Hibb's or Simon Whitfield's. more

  • Pressing Through The Pain

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Sep 4, 2008

    Pressing Through the Pain Too many young Christians expect endurance to come quickly and easily. We bought a trampoline this summer for the girls. I love it too. The first time I got on that thing I thought I would have a heart attack. I've been using my legs for 40 years, but they were on more

  • There Is A Scene In The Dark Knight (Available ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 10, 2008

    There is a scene in The Dark Knight (available from where Bruce Wayne and Alfred discuss Batman's previous nights escapades. Batman had gotten beat up a little. Alfred more

  • Ironman Christians

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008

    Ironman Christians Have you heard of the Ironman Triathlon? It’s held every fall in the US city of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, the race encompasses three endurance events; a 2.4 mile ocean swim in Kailua-Kona Bay, a 112 mile bike ride across the Hawaiian lava desert to Hawi and back, and then to top it more

  • Patience  PRO

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 15, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Patience This past week I read about a first-grade teacher who was having a difficult day. It had rained that entire day and the children couldn’t go out for recess, so they got more and more restless and hyperactive as the day wore on. The teacher couldn’t wait for the bell to ring at 3 more

  • Unfaltering Perseverence (Verse 18, Hebrews ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2008

    UNFALTERING PERSEVERENCE (verse 18, Hebrews 12:11) Joshua fought for a long time with the kings. As we read the accounts of the war it may seem short, but in reality, it took Joshua 7 years to complete the final conquest. There must have been times during these seven years of fighting that more

  • Enough To Make The Thing Go

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2008

    ENOUGH TO MAKE THE THING GO One hot day, Herman Trueblood, all clean and cooled off by a nice swim in the ocean, saw a sweating man and his two sons trying on a hot day to push a disabled car up an incline. Two voices started yelling at each other inside him. One said, "There is an opportunity more

  • Be Successful—serve God

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 27, 2008

    BE SUCCESSFUL--SERVE GOD Our commitment in the service of Lord in very important in building the body of Christ. And I challenge you to commit your life in the ministry: Confidently, wholeheartedly and absolutely for the glory of God. In Yorkshire, England, during the early 1800s, two sons more

  • Unfaltering Perseverance (Verse 18, Hebrews ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008

    Unfaltering Perseverance (verse 18, Hebrews 12:11) Joshua fought for a long time with the kings. As we read the accounts of the war it may seem short, but in reality, it took Joshua seven years to complete the final conquest. There must have been times during these seven years of fighting that more

  • Real Persecution

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008

    REAL PERSECUTION There's a cartoon that puts persecution in perspective. In the four panels, we see people praying--first a New Testament Christian: "Lord, give me the courage to face this accusing mob." Then a Reformation Christian: "Lord, help me declare Your truth despite the cost." A 20th more