Contributed by Mark Beaird on Nov 2, 2000
Joni Eareckson Tada, who was paralyzed from the neck down while still a teenager, wrote, "You don’t have to be alone in your hurt! Comfort is yours. Joy is an option. And it’s all been made possible by your Savior. He went without comfort so you might have it. He postponed joy so you might share in
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 10, 2001
One day C. H. Spurgeon was walking through the English countryside with a friend. As they strolled along, the evangelist noticed a barn with a weather vane on its roof. At the top of the vane were these words: GOD IS LOVE.
Spurgeon remarked to his companion that he thought this was a rather
Contributed by Dana Chau on Sep 3, 2001
Someone tells about a man who pulled up to a red light and saw a truck towing a trailer with many sheep inside. The man rolled down his window and yelled to the truck driver, "You shepherds don’t move your sheep around like you used to."
To which the truck driver replied, "I’m not a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 8, 2001
There is tremendous relief in knowing that His love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery can disillusion Him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench His determination to bless me. There is,
Contributed by Billy Kryger on Aug 19, 2002
If a sparrow flew to the Atlantic Ocean and filled his little beak with water; and then flew all the way across the United States to the Pacific Ocean and emptied his beak, then rested for 1,000 years; Then he flew back to the Atlantic, filled his beak, flew to the Pacific, emptied his beak; and
Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Sep 26, 2002
A Sunday School teacher shared this text with her young pupils, “My yoke is easy. Who can tell me what a yoke is? She asked. A boy raised his hand and said, “A yoke is something they put on the necks of animals Then the teacher asked, “What is the yoke God puts
Contributed by Brian William on Oct 1, 2002
Anyone who has ever had children knows that sometimes an attitude of love is needed when the feeling of love isn’t possible. Because I guarantee that every parent has days when they don’t feel very loving toward their kids – when their kids are making poor decisions, when they’re engaging in
Contributed by William Norman on Nov 4, 2002
The story is told of W. H. Auden, who in the 1930’s believed there was no such thing as God or absolute truth. But in the aftermath of Hitler’s invasion of Poland, Auden saw a documentary report. He then knew two things. One was that Hitler was an evil human being. And the second was that he needed
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2002
There was this young art student, who was asked by his college professor to paint a picture of perfect peace. So this young man started to paint his rendition of perfect peace. And as time was drawing near for his task to be completed his professor made his rounds in the class. And as he approached
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Dec 11, 2002
There is an old sermon illustration that I have heard many times but recently I learned that the illustration has a basis in fact. A man by the name of John Griffith, lived in Oklahoma in 1929 and lost all he had in the stock market. He moved to Mississippi where he took a job as bridge tender for
Contributed by Troy Borst on Jan 2, 2003
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The passengers on the bus watched sympathetically as the attractive young woman with the white cane made her way carefully up the steps. She paid the driver and, using her hands to feel the location of the seats, walked down the aisle and found
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 13, 2003
God does not change – even in the bad times. I think that is why Matt Redman writes that he is going to choose to say “Blessed be your name”
Blessed be Your name,
When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s "all as it should be"
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your name,
Contributed by Mark Winter on Jan 17, 2003
Cher and Nicholas Cage starred in a 1987 movie called Moonstruck. In the film, Cher’s fiancé rushes to his dying mother’s bedside in Sicily. During his absence, Cher meets his estranged younger brother, played by Nicholas Cage. Cher is thunderstruck when she takes an immediate liking to Cage and an
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 23, 2003
Dave Stone recently told a story about his trip to Ft. Worth Texas where he was the guest speaker for the Richland Hills Church of Christ. When he arrived, the preacher met him at the airport and being a good host as he was, the preacher insisted that Dave come a play golf with him before the
Contributed by Mark Mccool on Apr 21, 2003
In times of war, acts of heroism were performed when men sacrificed their lives for a platoon of soldiers, or even one man, who was wounded by enemy fire!
On October 6, 1944, Lieutenant General Alexander M. Patch, Seventh Army Commander, placed the Congressional Medal of Honor on 2nd Lieutenant
Five brothers were walking along a road when they saw a sign: “party tonight!” It announced. “Free food, drink, music, dance.” And best of all, at the bottom it said, “hosted in person by The King.”
The first brother read the poster and said, “I’m not interested.” I’m going to stay home and
Amdrei Bitov, a Russian novelist, grew up under the atheistic Communist regime. But God got his attention one dreary day. He recalls, “In my twenty-seventh year, while riding the metro in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) I was overcome with a despair so great that life seemed to stop at once,
Contributed by Pat Cook on Jun 15, 2003
The risen Jesus will fill you with His life and give you, like Mary Magdalene, a life of fulfillment, a life of faith, and a life of favor with Him. Canadian Celine Dion sang these words in her song, “Because You Loved Me”, and they seem to fit what Jesus did in Mary Magdalene’s life. Maybe even in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 9, 2003
WHERE WERE YOU
"Where were you Lord
When my heart was breaking in two?"
"I was there", the Lord said,
"Holding it together for you."
"Where were you Lord
When fear showed its face to me?"
"I was there," the Lord said,
"Protecting you from its grasp and keeping you free."