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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2006
Social researcher icon, Daniel Yankelovich, is quoted Forbes, “The culture of affluence is fading now. It’s being replace by a new interest in the spiritual side of life. Its yearning that has nothing to do with church and sectarianism, but with a search for why the so-called material good life
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 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
Contributed by Rob Ross on Jan 14, 2001
When Alexander the Great set out on his campaigns, he divided all his possessions among his friends. Someone said "But you are keeping nothing for yourself ." "O yes, I am." He said "I have kept my hopes." William Barclay wrote "A person can endure
Contributed by Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Wayne Hilliker tells this true story about the Jewish women in concentration camps during the Second World War having to work to build roads: their wheelbarrows were their aprons; their shovels were their fingernails; on cardboard shoes they went out on frozen ground and worked all day; only
Contributed by Norman Lawrence on Mar 25, 2001
Among the prisoners in Kushner’s POW camp was a tough young marine, 24 years old, who had already survived two years of prison-camp life in relatively good health. Part of the reason for this was the camp commander had promised to release the man if he cooperated. Since this had been done before
Contributed by Bruce Emmert on May 7, 2001
On a scale of 1 to 10, how optimistic are you about your future? In that great mid-life crisis movie, City Slickers, Billy Crystal’s character Mitch attends career day at his son’s grade school. Mitch is anything but optimistic. His son had told everyone that his dad was a submarine captain, but
Contributed by Brian Mavis on May 10, 2001
"The Christian hope is the hope which has seen everything and endured everything, and has still not despaired, because it believes in God. The Christian hope is not hope in the human spirit, in human goodness, in human endurance, in human achievement; the