Contributed by Hal Seed on Feb 12, 2008
6. YOU TRUST HIM WITH WHATEVER IS TROUBLING YOU.
Anybody having anything trouble you these days?
It’s probably part of God’s sense of humor that I went on a whale-watching trip this week, the week we start learning about Jonah.
PICTURE OF WHALE TALE
I’ve been on whale-watching tours only
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR HIM
Following a great victory, King Cyrus of Persia took as prisoners a noble prince, his wife, and their children. When they were brought into the leader’s tent to stand before him, Cyrus said to the prince, "What will you give me if I set you free?" He replied, "I will
Contributed by Bill Butsko on May 9, 2008
PRAISE AND GRATITUDE
After one of the terrible battles of the Civil War, a dying Confederate soldier asked to see the chaplain. When the chaplain arrived, he supposed the young man would wish him to ask God for his recovery; but it was very different.
First the soldier asked him to cut off
Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jul 23, 2008
Recently I was taking another turn teaching the children on Wednesday night.
After opening with some conversation with the kids about what was going on in their lives I asked for any prayer requests. One girl asked that we pray for her because school would soon start and she
Contributed by Don Jones on Oct 14, 2007
First, realize for us, "The Lord’s coming is near". For us, the believer, it is temporary while we wait for the reward. We have such a great reward coming even the streets are described as streets of gold. The kingdom of God where there will be perfect love, perfect peace, where every tear wiped
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
MVP PRAISES GOD FOR WORLD SERIES
A number of years ago, Orel Hershiser was pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They had just won the World Series, and Orel had been named "The most valuable player of the series." One of the TV shows about the series showed him in the dugout just before the 9th
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 14, 2002
President Clinton named Kristine Gebbie, a lesbian, as the new AIDS czar. Four months later she spelled out her perceptions on traditional morality. She said, [The United States] “needs to view human sexuality as an essentially important and pleasurable thing. [Until it does so], we will
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2002
ON TOP OF THE FENCEPOST
Alex Haley, the author of "Roots," had an unusual picture hanging on his office wall. It was a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post. When asked, "Why is that there?" Alex Haley answered, "Every time I write something significant, every time I read my words & think
Contributed by Nigel Heath on Jan 20, 2010
In fact, our relationships are more important to us than any anything else.
Example Evidence for this, if we need it, can be found in such things as the last messages sent or spoken by those who knew they were about to die in the 9/11 plane crashes. The final messages were all expressions of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2010
"I SIMPLY CAME TO GIVE..."
In the middle of President Lincoln’s Presidency, an elderly lady made an appointment to see him. As she entered his office, he inquired, "How can I be of service to you, Madam?"
The lady answered, "Mr. President, I know you are a very busy man, and I have not come
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2010
A Church Made William Wickham
King Edward of England appointed William Wickham to build a church. William Wickham performed his duty and finished by writing in one of the windows, "This work made William Wickham." When the king saw this he confronted William for assuming the honor of building the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 7, 2010
A recent Reuter’s article broke this week: SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – An Australian restauranteur fed up with the waste left by diners has ordered her customers to eat everything on their plates for their sake of the earth or pay a penalty and not return.
Chef Yukako Ichikawa has introduced a 30
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 26, 2010
TRUE THANKFULNESS: JOHN WESLEY
John Wesley was about 21 years of age when he went to Oxford University. He came from a Christian home, and he was gifted with a keen mind and good looks. Yet in those days he was a bit snobbish and sarcastic.
One night, however, something happened that set in
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 31, 2010
If in his gifts and benefits [God] were more sparing and close-handed, we should learn to be thankful. The greater God's gifts and works,
THE HUNDRED-DOLLAR WORD
I’m sure you have all heard of Rudyard Kipling. He is the author of famous books like The Jungle Book and Captain Courageous. His writings not only made him famous but also brought him a fortune. A newspaper reporter came up to him once and said, "Mr. Kipling, I just
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
A CHANGE OF WORDS, A CHANGE OF FOCUS
Here is a story that I believe show how our journey is made better simply by a change in words. A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign, which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the
Contributed by Richard Jumper on Nov 16, 2010
TRULY THANKFUL: J. B. FUQUA
When J. B. Fuqua was just a boy, someone lent him a helping hand. And he paid them back millions of times over for their kindness. J. B. grew up in rural Virginia in the years after World War I. Those were lean times for many people. J. B. made up his mind at a young
Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Nov 23, 2010
THE BOUQUET OF LOVE
In A Second Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Rev. John R. Ramsey tells how in one church a certain person provided him with a rose boutonniere for the lapel of his suit every Sunday. At first he really appreciated it but then it sort of became routine.
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 15, 2011
Some believers are ashamed to pray over their food in a café. One old preacher once said, “A dog wags his tail over his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2011
GOD: "I HAVE TIME FOR YOU"
There’s a great story about a California lady named Francis Green. She was 83 years old. She lived on Social Security. She had little money, but for eight years she’d been sending one dollar a year to the Republican National Convention.
Then one day Frances got an