Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 2, 2008
Let me give you a human example of faith.
• You go to a doctor who you do not know. This doctor is a human, made of flesh and blood.
• This doctor gives you a prescription you cannot read.
• You take that prescription to a pharmacist you have never met.
• The pharmacist gives you a chemical
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Sep 8, 2004
During an especially trying time in the work of the China Inland Mission, Hudson Taylor wrote to his wife, “We have twenty-five cents—and all the promises of God!
A young boy happened upon an old man who was fishing in the mighty Mississippi River. Immediately the lad began to ply the aged fisherman with a myriad of questions as only young boys can do. With the patience of the ages, the old man answered each query. Suddenly their conversation was
When G. Campbell Morgan was a young Christian he used to visit several elderly ladies once a week to read the Bible to them. When he came to the end of Matthew’s Gospel, Morgan read, "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age." He added, "Isn’t that a wonderful
GEORGE MUELLER’S ORPHANAGE
Things looked bleak for the children in George Mueller’s orphanage at Ashley Downs in England. It was time for breakfast and there was no food. A small girl whose father was a close friend of Mueller was visiting in the home. Mueller took her hand and said, "Come and
Contributed by Fred Mueller on Dec 16, 2004
The story is told of the pioneer days in our country. A man was making his way west when he came to the Missouri River. It was winter and the ice covered the river from bank to bank. But how could the man be sure it would hold his weight? He knew people often drowned in that river when the ice
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jan 8, 2005
My Grandfather Smith used to like to tell the story of how he dated my Grandmother "to be" in a horse and buggy. He would drop Mabel Lake off at her house, then he would head the horse for home. He would lay the reigns over the front of the buggy and lay back. Most of the time he would go to sleep.
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Jan 13, 2005
The closest I ever came to feeling like Abraham’s servant: our return from Alaska. After serving with a mission congregation for five years, we concluded it was time to return to the "Lower 48." I made arrangements to visit four seperate congregations in the midwest; each paid one fourth of the
Opening video illustration from Video’s That Teach, page 62, 63: The Empire Strikes Back
This is the second film of the Star Wars trilogy. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) receives his first training as a Jedi knight…
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Contributed by Jim Dillinger on Jun 3, 2005
Southeast Christian church in Louisville was a church of 150 about 40 years ago. A church very much like ours except in a larger city. The church wanted to be a church that was known for dreaming God’s dream. They developed a motto for the next 40 years. “Our dreams need to be so big that they
Contributed by Ian Johnson on Aug 11, 2005
One such story happened in 1968. A whole village in South Vietnam experienced a miracle of Divine intervention and protection. Under cover of darkness a Viet Cong soldier, one of a battalion of over one thousand in the area came to the village and warned, “Tomorrow is your day. So if you need to
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 29, 2003
Faith in God makes great optimists. Over in Burma, Judson was lying in a foul jail with 32 lbs. of chains on his ankles, his feet bound to a bamboo pole. A fellow prisoner said, “Dr. Judson, what about the prospect of the conversion of the heathen?” with a sneer on his face.
Contributed by Steve Boyd on Aug 20, 2003
Dreamers have always had a way of shaking up their world. One of the most infamous illustrations of this would be a speech that was given on those steps in Washington, DC, when Martin Luther King Jr. stood and said… “I have a dream”…
No matter what your personal position is this morning, if you
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Sep 26, 2003
I had been in full time ministry for eight years when I felt God calling me to come to Winnipeg and do a church plant. For a long time my family, my brother, and his wife were the only congregation I had. We met in my basement. I worked a number of secular jobs to pay the bills, while putting my
Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 23, 2004
There was a little boy who was caught in a fire at home. He could not get out of the burning house. He climbed up out onto the roof of the burning home, and began to cry for his father’s help. The father looked up at his son from the ground, and told him to jump. “I can’t see you though daddy,
Contributed by Ken Kersten on Apr 8, 2004
I heard the story of three guys that were hiking in the woods. They came to a raging river. Not sure what to do next the first guy looked to the heavens and said, “God please make me strong enough to get across this river.” Poof he had big strong arms and legs and he jumped in and began
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 17, 2004
Helen Keller: "I have walked with people whose eyes are full of light but who see nothing. They see nothing in the woods or sky, nothing in sports, nothing on the street. Their
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 19, 2004
David Ugsberger tells of General William Booth, the founder of the salvation Army, who had lost his eyesight. His son Bramwell was given the difficult task of telling his father there would be no recovery. "Do you mean that I am blind?" the General asked. "I hear we must contemplate that," his son
Contributed by Robbie Peay on Apr 19, 2004
Back when the boys were small, we belonged to a small country club that had a pool. Sometimes when we would go to the pool to swim, the boys would bring friends with them. On one such occasion, I was at the pool with them and one of my boys wanted me to go down to the deep end and catch him when
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 26, 2004
When Martin Luther was in the throes of the Reformation and the Pope was trying to bring him back to the Catholic Church, he sent a cardinal to deal with Luther and buy him with gold. The cardinal wrote to the Pope, “The fool does not live gold.” The cardinal, when he could not convince Luther,