Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008
H. A. Ironside told the story of pioneers who were making their way across one of the central states to a distant place that had been opened up for homesteading. They traveled in covered wagons drawn by oxen, and progress was necessarily slow.
One day they were horrified to note a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
Illustration: The Fire
H. A. Ironside told the story of pioneers who were making their way across one of the central states to a distant place that had been opened up for homesteading. They traveled in covered wagons drawn by oxen, and progress was necessarily slow. One day they were horrified to
Contributed by Charles Salmon on Feb 5, 2008
Sitting by the Fire
An old man sat by an open fire and dreamed the years away,
While, outside in the battle of life, many perished in the toils of day.
He never did any good, nor did he ever do any wrong.
He just sat by the open fire and dreamed the whole day long.
Now he’s left a vacant
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
During the dark winter of 1864, at Petersburg, Virginia, the Confederate army of Robert E. Lee faced the Union divisions of General Ulysses S. Grant. Late one evening one of Lee's generals, Major General George Pickett, received word that his wife had given birth to a beautiful
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 25, 2010
THE SPIRITUALITY OF FIRE
The pagans thought of a cycle of destruction by fire and renewal, destruction by fire and renewal. The monotheistic Zoroastrians thought of fire strictly as a purification. But the Jews and early Christians associated fire with the destruction of the
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
Preacher who asked his wife: "Should I have put more fire into my sermon?"
Wife replied: "You should
Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 4, 2010
Every year there is at least one story or a wildfire born of carelessness quickly spreads, consuming the thick, dried-out vegetation and almost everything else in its path. What was once a forest becomes a virtual powder keg of untapped fuel. In a seemingly instantaneous burst,
CHURCH ON FIRE
Here's an interesting article that goes well with Pentecost. The article’s title read, "Fireworks Blamed for Church Fire." The story begins, "Fireworks were blamed for a fire that tore through a church in Brush Prairie, on Monday... . The church's roof collapsed as the fire
Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 26, 2011
FIRE OF DISCIPLESHIP
I love to make a campfire. Many years ago I remember going on a fishing trip in the mountains of Arizona. There were about 10 men from our church and it was a great time of fellowship. It was my duty to get the fire going. Well get it going I did. I had it so hot in that
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 22, 2011
THE LORD'S FIRE
The Lord’s fire will either consume us from the inside out or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 7, 2011
FIRE IN THE HOLE
Centralia was a small mining town in the eastern part of Pennsylvania with about 1000 residents making their income off of the coal dug just underneath the crust. The town had existed the same way for over a century when pre-Civil War settlers moved out to dig up the anthracite
Contributed by Richard Francis on Sep 12, 2011
HEARTS ON FIRE
As the streets in the UK burn during the recent riots. I cannot help but think this country needs Christians with hearts on fire for Christ, for their nieghbours and community. Lets walk with the dejected disiples on their way from
Contributed by Jerry Thorpe on Mar 8, 2013
THE BOAT IS ON FIRE
Robert E. Lee pleasure boat. Steamed out of Vicksburg. Hundreds of people were aboard. After midnight the boat caught fire. The captain discovered it and told his first mate to rush down through the saloon and down every corridor to wake everyone up. He didn't have time
Contributed by Tim Harrison on Apr 9, 2002
THE REFINER'S FIRE
The story is told of a group of women that met for Bible study. While studying in the book of Malachi, chapter three, they came across verse three which says: "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver." This verse puzzled the women and they wondered how this statement
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
WHERE’S THE FIRE?
In a small town, the volunteer fire department’s telephone was answered by the policeman on duty, who would in turn sound the fire whistle to rally the volunteers to duty. One Saturday morning, the town chief of police, had just come on duty when the fire department phone rang.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Firing people is a lot like being in a firing squad. Obviously, its very traumatic pulling the trigger but
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 15, 2008
Object Talk: On Fire for God
[We had a display made of wooden stick matches; they pictured a fairly elaborate cross. People would take a matchstick with them and pray if they desired.]
I want to give you something. It is a symbol to remind you to give God control of the spiritual area of your
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 27, 2008
WHERE THE FIRE HAS BEEN
H. A. Ironside told the story of pioneers who were making their way across one of the central states to a distant place that had been opened up for homesteading. They traveled in covered wagons drawn by oxen, and progress was necessarily slow. One day they were horrified
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
HOW TO START A FIRE
The great Chicago fire of October 8-10, 1871, reportedly began when a cow kicked over a lantern in Mrs. O'Leary's barn. Indeed, there was a cow in the barn belonging to Patrick and Catherine O'Leary of De Koven Street, Chicago, and fire did start in that barn.
Why did the
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 11, 2009
THE TALLEST TREE DRAWS THE FIRE
1991 U.S. Open – Hazeltine National Golf Course, just outside Minneapolis, MN. A peaceful, calm day.
Gray clouds rush swiftly overhead within minutes. Lightning is spotted; a golfer’s worst nightmare. Storm sirens soon blast as a fierce thunderstorm blows