Contributed by Sermon Central 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 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 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
There is the story of a lady who went to see her doctor. She was calm. The doctor ’s attention was even caught by it. "... The doctor said, "I suppose your peace comes from faith, but as for me I never could exactly make out what faith is." "Well, doctor," said the patient, "so far as I
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 Kim Huffman on Mar 31, 2004
Faith is like a trapeze. We walk by faith, not sight (2 Cor. 5:7). We learn three things: 1) It takes a leap of faith to let go of one bar and reach for the other one. 2) It can be scary letting go to your security and trusting. 3) You don’t have forever to decide to let go and grab the other bar.
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,
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 Evie Megginson on Jun 19, 2004
Michael Faraday, the great scientist, was taken ill. When it became evident that the sickness that had fastened itself upon him would soon result in his death, a group of fellow scientists came to see him--not so much to talk about science as to talk about death. One of them said to him: "Mr.
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 19, 2004
Thank God, not everyone lets the negatives of life keep them from accomplishing what God wants them to do.
On June 18, 1999 Gary and Gloria Sloan, Southern Baptist missionaries, who had been on the field of Mexico only six months, were enjoying a birthday celebration for their daughter, Carla,
Contributed by Kenneth Henes on Jun 22, 2004
• No one imagined that Charles Dutton would have achieved anything, for he spent many years imprisoned for manslaughter. But when someone asked this now-successful Broadway star of "The Piano Lesson" how he managed to make such a remarkable transition, he replied, "Unlike the