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
If you want to learn the meaning of faith, get down to a child's level.
"What could this possibly be?" I thought to myself. "Why would someone place that sign so low? No one could read it." You see them everywhere. Small signs promoting yard sales, cars, and business
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 Anne Benefield on Feb 4, 2009
I gave blood on Friday. A lovely woman named Solong sampled my blood to insure that I had enough iron. We struck up a conversation, and it turns out she is a Christian. She told me that in 2006 she felt God calling her to go back to school. She didn't have enough money to go, but
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 Jeff Strite on Mar 15, 2002
We need to be like the 84 year old grandmother who fiercely maintained her independence and lived alone in the old family home. Her 4 children lived in the same town, but she rarely called them except in emergencies. It was with some apprehension, therefore, that one of her sons drove to her
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 30, 2002
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. His instant reply was,
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 12, 2002
One night a house caught fire and a young boy was forced to flee to the roof. The father stood on the ground below with outstretched arms, calling to his son, "Jump! I’ll catch you." He knew the boy had to jump to save his life. All the boy could see, however, was flame, smoke, and blackness. As
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Evangelist Billy Walked told a story about the city fathers of New York as they contemplated the future growth of the city. They laid out the streets and numbered them from the center outward. When they began, there were only six or seven streets. In their planning maps, they projected how large
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