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 Peter Loughman on Jun 4, 2008
BILL AND MARY
Bill was a retired pastor who helped out now and then in our church in San Antonio. He was a huge man, the image of what you think of as a lean tall Texan, and he was man with a huge heart. Everyone talked about Bill and what a wonderful pastor he was. Bill died a couple of months
Contributed by Jay Winters on Jun 29, 2008
SAVING ONE SAVES MANY
Sir Nicholas Winton was a stockbroker in 1938 when Hitler's troops began to march into Czechoslovakia. In his gut he knew that something evil was underfoot. He quit his job as a stockbroker and began to charter trains, raise money, and transport Jewish children out of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
MOST RESPECTED NAME
When Salvation Army founder William Booth was dying, there were some legal matters to tend to. The lawyer said to Mrs. Booth, "If you can get him to sign these papers the will will be executed much more smoothly." The problem was that he was drifting in and out of
Contributed by Sean Harder on Nov 19, 2008
FROM HOMELESS TO HOME
A young woman about 20 years old had been living on the streets of a suburban neighborhood for about five years because of her severely abusive alcoholic parents. She was a pleasant-looking young woman behind the tattered and dirty clothes, oily hair, and dirty makeup-free
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Aug 11, 2009
THE LITTLE CHAP WHO FOLLOWS ME
A careful man I want to be,
A little fellow follows me;
I do not dare to go astray
For fear he’ll go the self-same way.
I cannot escape his eyes.
Whate’er he sees me do he tries.
Like ME he says he wants to be—
That little chap who follows me.
Contributed by John Perry on Apr 2, 2010
GOD STARTED IT; YOU FINISH IT
Leonardo da Vinci had started work on a large canvas in his studio. For a while he worked at it, choosing the subject, planning the perspective, sketching the outline, applying his own natural genius. Then suddenly he ceased, the painting still unfinished, and
I also remembered a man who wrongly jailed for raping a woman; an incident that never occurred. The woman had lied about the incident. She had concocted it and unfortunately she was believed by the jury and the judge. No DNA evidence was collected and inspite of the man protesting his innocence, he
In A.D. 202, Emperor Septimius Severus disallowed conversions to Christianity. In the wake of that act, severe persecution broke out against Christians, particularly in North Africa.
Living in Carthage at the time was a young woman of nobility named Perpetua, age 22. She
The most influential person in my life was a man by the name of Charles. He was the pastor of the church where I went as a teenager. You may have heard me talk about Charles before, and, if you have, you may remember that he taught me how to drive, he helped me learn a trade
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 25, 2010
When dementia had taken its course, Bess (not her real name) was left with just a couple of words, but one word which she used to respond to almost any situation was the word "AMAZING!" After a lifetime of words, what a great word to have on your lips at the end of your life. Matthew
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 31, 2010
SHARING THE CUP WITH ALL
One Sunday morning in 1865, a black man entered a fashionable church in Richmond, Virginia. When Communion was served, he walked down the aisle and knelt at the altar. A rustle of resentment swept the congregation. How dare he! After all, believers in that church used
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jan 9, 2011
Duke of Lancaster, Lord of Mann, Duke of Normandy, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Garter (a dress shop?), Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Sovereign of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Sovereign of the Most Illustrious Order of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 26, 2011
SIMON BIRCH: A PURPOSE IN LIFE
How many of you remember a movie by the name of Simon Birch that came out in 1998?
It tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy named Simon Birch who, despite his physical disabilities, believes that God has a plan for his life. "Simon was born tiny and with an
It was the evening of Feb. 2, 1943, and the U.S. Army Transport Ship Dorchester was crowded to capacity. Hans J. Danielsen, the ship's captain, was concerned and cautious. He knew they were in dangerous waters; German U-boats were constantly prowling these vital sea lanes,
Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on Sep 19, 2002
Professor William Muehl once visited a fine ancestral home in Virginia. He followed the aged owner, the last of a distinguished colonial family, as she proudly showed him through her home. An ancient rifle above the fireplace intrigued him, so he asked if he might take it down and examine it.
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 4, 2002
Blondin lived from 1824-1897 and was a famous French tight-rope walker and acrobat. His greatest fame came in 1859 when he accomplished one of his greatest feats for the first time walking a 1100 foot tight-rope suspended 160 feet above the waters of Niagra Falls. Blondin went on to walk across
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 11, 2002
No man in this world attains to freedom from any slavery except by entrance into some higher servitude. There is no such thing as an entirely free man
Contributed by Steven Davis on Jan 15, 2003
It’s very bright in the middle of the day, but no matter how bright the day is, night eventually comes and the light fades away. However, it is possible - in theory at least - to live our entire lives in the light of the sun, if we were simply to keep journeying westward fast enough to keep up with
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 24, 2003
[H. B. London on Mysteries That Stretch Our Faith, Citation: H. B. London, from They Call Me Pastor (Regal, 2000), pp. 23-30]
Four doctors in surgical greens stood before Dave and Jana at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.
I stood by helplessly as one doctor spoke. "Your baby has died