Contributed by Pat Cook on May 16, 2005
Ron McClung is a former pastor of 33 years and is the District Superintendent of the Iowa-Minnesota District of The Wesleyan Church. He wrote these words: “God sees the dream in our hearts. People all around us have dreams of being better than they are, of doing better and climbing higher. Yet,
Contributed by Greg Buchner on May 23, 2005
[Illustration – Twinkies and Root Beer - unknown source]
A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of Root Beer and he started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man.
Contributed by Bill Sullivan on May 25, 2005
Paul knew that the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, which had been outlined in the verses prior to this verse, as well as in the previous chapter, was brought about by His amazing power.
Not necessarily just the power we can see, but perhaps even more often in the power we cannot see at work,
Contributed by Peter Bines on Sep 10, 2005
R T Kendall has said: “God is not obligated to any man and, in so far as Jonah is concerned, God did not even have to send wind! But He did. He did not have to prepare the fish. But He did. He did not have to eject Jonah from the fish. But He
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Sep 20, 2005
Late Bloomers! (09.22.05--Grace Walks!--Psalm 93:5)
Fairness is a doctrine that we have gone hog-wild with. We seem as a people possessed by a sense of “all things being equal.” Unfortunately, we are so captivated by a sense of justice at all costs, we often lose sight of the fact that a
Contributed by Nelson Emeonu on Oct 31, 2005
“Gods anointed vessels are not entertainers, comedians, soothsayers, nor are they stylish. They are real, broken, humble vessels who are sanctioned and empowered by God to share His unsearchable riches to a lost and dying world. When God breaks us, we become equipped, energized, filled, thrilled,
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Nov 21, 2005
In her book Mystery on the Desert, Maria Reiche describes a series of strange lines made by the ancient Nazea people in the plains of Peru, perhaps as early as 200 years before the time of Christ. The area where the lines are covers over 37 miles. It is impossible to make out what these line
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2006
“Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 21, 2005
John Wesley’s father, Samuel, was a dedicated pastor, but there were those in his parish who did not like him. On February 9, 1709, a fire broke out in the rectory at Epworth, possibly set by one of the rector’s enemies. Young John, not yet six years old, was stranded on an upper floor of the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 12, 2012
MY TIMES ARE IN YOUR HANDS
This was told by a missionary who was active in China when the country was taken over by communists. The missionary was arrested and subjected to severe questioning and mental torture. Throughout the procedure he would continually utter a quotation from Psalm 31:15,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 9, 2012
A story is told of a family awakened by their smoke detector in the middle of the night to discover that their house was on fire. The father ran into the upstairs bedroom of his children and carried his 18 month old baby in his arms while dragging his 4 year old son by the hand.
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 18, 2010
The word 'Providence' is made up of two words:
* "Pro" means "Before" and "Video" means "to see";
* The word 'Providence' simply means "to see before"
* So when we talk about the
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
GOD ONLY KNOWS
William Phelps taught English literature at Yale for forty-one years until his retirement in 1933. One year just before Christmas he was marking an examination paper, Phelps came across the note: "God only knows the answer to this question. Merry
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
BEHIND THE MASK
In Basel, Switzerland each year the good Protestant townspeople have a festival in which they all don masks and go through the city doing things and going placed they would never consider doing/going under normal circumstances. The mask, which veiled their identity emboldened
An attribute of God alone. It is the quality of having all knowledge (Is. 40:14). Omnipotence, Omnipresence, and Omniscience represent the nature of God concerning His relation to the creation. (Source unknown - 10,000 Sermon Illustrations)
A theological student came to
Contributed by Darin Stambaugh on Feb 26, 2011
NOTHING OCCURS TO GOD
Has it ever occurred to you that nothing has ever occurred to God?
He has never said, "Huh, I never thought of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 23, 2011
NOTHING IS HIDDEN FROM GOD
R.C. Sproul: "There are many things in my life that I do not want to put under the gaze of Christ. Yet I know there is nothing hidden from Him. He knows me better than my wife knows me. And yet He loves me. This is the most amazing thing of all about God’s grace. It