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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 27, 2004
Illus.: “Mushrooms or Toadstools”
Dad brought home what looked like mushrooms. Some in the family thought they were toadstools. Were they edible or not? Someone remembered seeing an article in the National Geographic magazine on mushrooms. They found the article which had pictures and
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 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,
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 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