Contributed by Gregory Fisher on Jul 1, 2004
When I lived in Ghana I remember hearing about a certain man. He lived in a village near Kumasi that is known for the production of kinte cloth. You know these Ghanaians dress very smartly in their kinte cloth. This particular man was very talented at cloth weaving, and designed and wove a very
Contributed by Richard Arnold on Dec 7, 2004
Private First Class Milton L. Olive III was born November 7, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. He died on October 22, 1966, just shy of his 20th birthday in Phu Cuong, Vietnam. The citation for his Medal of Honor reads as follows:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life
Contributed by Frank Zerbel on Feb 4, 2005
I remember setting in the church office working on a sermon when I heard something in the sanctuary. As I got out there I saw a ragged young man stepping out the door. I caught up with him and asked if I could help him. He was crying and proceeded to tell me who he was and that he felt something
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 5, 2005
In Stockholm, Sweden, a woman was injured as she rushed to catch a streetcar. She stumbled in front of the moving car and was caught beneath it. The police sent for a crane to lift the car off her body. While waiting for the crane a crowd of people gathered. One man pushed through the crowd,
Contributed by Adam Deibert on Feb 11, 2005
In a native village, it was discovered that there was a thief in thier midst. The chief decreed that whoever was caught stealing in the village would be punished with 15 lashes.
Late one night, the chief was awakened and told that the thief had been caught. To his horror, the chief discovered
Story: Perhaps I can explain it better by telling you as story that the famous Canadian 20th Century Pentecostal missionary, Jonathan Goforth, used to tell.
When Jonathan was 16 and still living at home with his parents, his father bought a second farm. He asked Jonathan to look after a huge
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Dec 2, 2005
John Stott said about this in his book “The Cross of Christ” that “only one act of pure love, unsullied by any taint of ulterior motive, has ever been performed in the history of the world, namely the self-giving of God in Christ on the cross for undeserving sinners. That is why,
Contributed by Allan Quak on Dec 6, 2005
Let me tell you about Louis Slotin, one of the early scientists who were working with the effects of radioactive uranium. On May 21, 1946, he was experimenting to find how long it would take for uranium to be triggered into an unstoppable reaction. He was doing that by pushing two hemispheres
Ernest Gordon’s Miracle on the River Kwai:
The Scottish soldiers, forced by their Japanese captors to labour on a jungle railroad, had degenerated to barbarous behaviour, but one afternoon something happened. A shovel was missing. The officer in charge became enraged. He demanded that the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 12, 2005
A chaplain was speaking to a soldier on a cot in a hospital.
“You have lost an arm in the great cause,” he said.
“No,” said the soldier with a smile. “I didn’t lose it--I gave it.”
In that same way,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 15, 2005
Pastor Clifford S. Stewart of Louisville, Kentucky, sent his parents a microwave oven one Christmas. Here’s how he recalls the experience:
“They were excited that now they, too, could be a part of the instant generation. When Dad unpacked the microwave and plugged it in, literally within
Contributed by Michael Milton on Jul 26, 2002
Shortly before I left Savannah, the headlines in the Savannah News were all about Baby Grace. Baby Grace was a newborn girl discovered in a dumpster by a garbage worker. Amidst the refuse of a ghetto area of Savannah, lying in pornography, in the green broken glass of discarded cheap wine bottles,
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 19, 2001
A certain medieval monk announced he would be preaching next Sunday evening on "The Love of God." As the shadows fell and the light ceased to come in through the cathedral windows, the congregation gathered. In the darkness of the altar, the monk lighted a candle and carried it to the crucifix.
Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on Aug 26, 2002
For Joachim Neander praise was evoked by life-changing memories from his youth. To say he was a rebel is probably an understatement. Most of his youth was spent with little regard for God and His Word. Sometimes he even outrightly mocked the Word of God and those who preached it. Neander and
Though none of us deserve it, God wants to help us. Jesus did what the law could not do. The law protected the community from contamination as mentioned earlier. But, Jesus as he defied the law’s ban not to touch those who were lepers. He reached out and touched the untouchable. That is how great
THE DOG GONE STORY!
Many years ago before airplanes and the great jets of today, people had to travel by ships.
These great ocean going vessels were very slow sailing across long distances.
The King of Greece made the decision to travel to the USA. The King had heard of the vast land and
Contributed by Mark Mccool on Apr 21, 2003
Some years ago in south Louisiana, on the I-10 bridge between Baton Rouge and Lafayette, there were two men who had seen an 18 wheeler veer off the bridge, breaking through the railing, and plunging off into the bayou below. As they drove near it, they pulled over to the side of the highway and
Contributed by Tom Doubt on Jun 30, 2003
A man went fishing on the Susquehanna River, near Harrisburg, PA. in the spring time. The water was raging, so rather than rowing, he tied his boat to a tree and let the rope out so the boat could get offshore. The line untied from the tree and the boat was swept away, only to be dashed to pieces
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 26, 2003
Someone asked a theologian what was the most profound truth:
"Jesus loves me, this I
Contributed by Brian Eatock on Jan 23, 2006
When God was about to create man, according to a Jewish legend, He took into His counsel the angels that stood about his throne. “Create him not,” said the angel of Justice, “for if Thou dost he will commit all kinds of wickedness against his fellow men; he will be hard and cruel and dishonest and