Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 30, 2005
When my son, Rick was about 4 years old he wandered off in a store and got lost or separated from me. My first reaction was panic, which then turned to anger at him and myself. Then I was full of frustration because I couldn’t find him. Did I just say, “Oh well, he’ll turn up!” – NO! – Neither
Contributed by Larry Jacobs on Jul 19, 2005
Dr. Harry Iornside tell the story of the YELLOW GOSPEL.
Some years ago a terrible railroad accident occurred, killing many people. A commuter train had stalled on the tracks just a few minutes before a fast freight was due to arrive. A conductor was quickly sent to flag down the
Contributed by Guy Glass on Aug 5, 2005
In 1269 Kublai Khan sent a request from Peking to Rome for "a hundred wise men of the Christian religion...And so I shall be baptized, and when I shall be baptized all my baron and great men will be baptized, and their subjects baptized, and so there will be more Christian here than there are in
Contributed by Robert Garrett on Aug 8, 2005
“SAVE ONE MORE FOR JESUS”
Rick Warren shares in his book “The Purpose Driven Life” about his dad who was a pastor for over fifty years serving mostly small rural churches. His dad was not simply a preacher but was a man with a mission. He loved taking teams of volunteers overseas
Contributed by Richard Francis on Aug 31, 2005
One of the affects of the London bombings for me has been to make me realise how precious people actually are, pray to see them through God’s eyes, and the thought that one minute they are here and the next blown away without possibly learning of Jesus or receiving even a small compassionate smile
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 16, 2005
May 26, 2002, Memorial day weekend, a barge pilot passed out and hit a bridge span of I-40 over the Arkansas river. This accident dropped a 600 foot span of the bridge 62 feet into the swift flowing river below. Eleven people (and a trailer full of show horses) died as their cars and 18-wheelers
Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 23, 2005
When the Titanic sailed for England the ship was said to be unsinkable. Everyone was saying peace and safety. Scenes ((2:45:04 to 2:47:20) and ( 2:52:14 to 2:57:07) from the movie, Titanic (2oth Century Fox), vividly depict
Contributed by Robert Robinson on Oct 17, 2005
A Mercedes Benz TV commercial has a camera follow their car as it collides with a cement wall during a safety test. The car comes through the test amazingly well — far less damage to the body than you would expect, and leaving the crash dummy without a mark. A man then interviews the company
Contributed by Rick Bartosik on Oct 18, 2005
The Gospel came to Hawaii during the period in American history called "The Second Great Awakening" (1785-1820). Henry Opukaha’ia was the first Hawaiian Christian. In the late 1700s his entire family was killed during a tribal war on the shores of Kealakakua Bay on the Big Island. As he fled from
Contributed by John Baggett on Oct 29, 2005
The story is told of the great preacher D.L. Moody who went to an art gallery in Chicago there he saw a painting .called “The Rock of Ages.”
The painting showed a person with both hands clinging to a cross firmly embedded in a rock,.
While the stormy sea smashed against the rock the person
Contributed by Jelle Horjus on Nov 1, 2005
I end with a legend that I read in a book somewhere.
After Jesus had resurrected and ascended to heaven, the angels welcomed Him with great honour and gathered around Him. They had all kind of questions about his death, resurrection and ascension.
‘What was it all about?’ they asked him.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2005
“During the Civil War,” writes author Tim Riter, “President Lincoln attended Wednesday evening services at a church close to the White House. Accompanied by Secret Service agents, Lincoln would sit in the pastor’s study during the message; then they would walk back together. One evening, after the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
Adoniram Judson sweated out Burma’s heat for 18 years without a furlough, six years without a convert. Enduring torture and imprisonment, he admitted that he never saw a ship sail without wanting to jump on board and go home. When his wife’s health broke and he put her on a homebound vessel in the
Pastor Bruce D. Weaver and his wife drove in their car to pick up their son from Vacation Bible School. The sky was growing dark and there was a storm watch in effect, but no rain was falling yet. The theme for their upcoming Vacation Bible School had to do with Noah’s ark and the flood, so he
An artist, seeking to depict on canvas the meaning of evangelism, painted a storm at sea. Black clouds filled the sky. Illuminated by a flash of lightning, a little boat could be seen disintegrating under the pounding of the ocean. Men were struggling in the swirling waters, their anguished faces
Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Nov 16, 2004
"Shall We Strive For Numbers?"
Someone recently said, "I am not interested in numbers. I would rather have a spiritual Sunday School class than a big one."
I found myself agreeing and determined to pray and prepare my lesson unusually well for next Sunday. At least MY class would be a
The late Dr. A. J. Gordon concluded his last pastoral letter to his church (Clarendon Street, Boston), with these words: "Forget not that your first and principal business as a disciple of Christ is to give the gospel to those who have it not. He who is not a missionary Christian will be a missing
I love the story of the little boy who told his mother he had determined that he was six feet tall. When she asked how he had arrived at this conclusion, he told her he had used his shoe to measure and that he was six shoes tall. With a loving smile she sweetly told him that his shoe was not twelve
Contributed by Jess Bousa on Jan 2, 2005
In South America, I think Peru, an evangelist was holding a crusade which lasts a couple days and on the day before the last day of the crusade he said to the audience that he wants each person under the sound of his voice to ask somebody to come to the crusade tomorrow. So this little girl who
Friends Forever. Wow those are some very powerful words when you put them together you know? I mean, think about what this phrase means: being a friend forever; always there no matter what. This popular phrase can be found in letters from one best friend to another, on the split necklaces when put