A true story: A retired couple was alarmed by the threat of nuclear war so they undertook a serious study of all the inhabited places on the globe. Their goal was to determine where in the world would be the place to be least likely affected by a war, a place of ultimate security.
SECURITY IN THE ROCK
The rock badger hides in the crags in the rock. They are greyish in colour and blends well with the rocks. When a predator comes to attack, they will run into a hole, the crag in the rock. The vulture or eagle must sweep down on them before they get into the rocks.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 5, 2006
Neal Alexander, Publisher and President of United Methodist Publishing House/Abingdon says, "What is clear is that the yearning and need for spiritual resources is growing. Contemporary life doesn’t make religious experience irrelevant, it makes it indispensable. The further segmentation of our
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2006
More than 80% of religion surfers describe their faith as “very strong,” versus 61% for the general public. (Foster
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2006
Successful Life: 50% of teens believe having an active spiritual life is a “very important” part of having a successful life according to The State of Our Nation’s Youth 2003-2004 by the Horatio Alger Assoc. Other factors teens consider “very important” to success are having a close family
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 7, 2006
Though like the wanderer,
The sun gone down,
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Sarah Flower Adams
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 9, 2006
“You see, my brethren, my heart is full; I could almost say it is too big to speak, and yet too big to be silent, without
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2006
“To be at one with God is to be at peace ... peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external
Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Sep 18, 2011
VALUE FROM BROKENNESS
"Going once, going twice, sold for $7,000.00!" The auctioneer said right before his gavel hit the table. Rita Coors was elated. She'd just purchased a porcelain mask, hand painted by John Denver.
She couldn't wait to hold it in her hands. As the auctioneer at the 1997
Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 22, 2011
WHEN EVERYTHING CRUMBLES
September 11th is one of those moments frozen in time. It is one of those moments that everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news. When the first plane struck the tower at 8:45am, it was a moment that would reshape the fabric of
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Dec 12, 2011
MY LIFE IS IN HIS HANDS
Chuck Colson tells about going to Salem, OR. & preaching to prisoners there. Kathy Trocoli went with him, sang the song, "My Life is in His Hands."
After the service was over, one of the inmates came up to Kathy and said, "I really want to thank you for singing that
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 9, 2012
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
In his book Winning Life’s Toughest Battles, psychologist Julius Segal wrote about the 25,000 soldiers who were held by the Japanese in POW camps during World War II. "Forced to exist under inhumane conditions, many of them died. Others, however, survived
Contributed by Norman Lawrence on Jan 14, 2013
HIS YOKE IS LIGHT
Mark Guy Pearse preached a sermon on Christ's invitation to the weary and heavy-laden.
I had finished my sermon when a good man came to me and said "I wish I had known what you were going to preach about. I could have told you something."
"Well, my friend," I said, "may I
Contributed by Perry Greene on Apr 1, 2013
RENEWAL AND NEW LIFE
Henry David Thoreau, in his classic book, Walden, told of a powerful custom of the Mucclasse Indians. Once each year, they had a village clean up called a "busk." First they would make new clothes for themselves as well as furniture and cooking utensils. They would keep
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 7, 2013
IS THERE HOPE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF EVANGELICALS?
Russell Moore recounts a conversation with the evangelical theologian Carl Henry. As Moore and some of his friends were lamenting the miserable shape of the church, they asked Dr. Henry if he saw any hope in the coming generation of
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 19, 2000
A Jewish banker gives this witness of the power of God through Christ to change lives. He says, "A few years ago I was sent to a place in Puerto Rico to make some studies for the bank. It was the worst, the dirties city imaginable Two years later I returned and it was completely changed.
Contributed by John Gullick on Dec 22, 2000
Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a prisoner in Russia.
he was on a program of hard labour and slow salvation.
One day he felt like giving up.
He felt his life could not make a difference.
He sat down on a bench knowing that when he was spotted by a guard he would be ordered back to work when he