In my home town there was a company that purchased some land and began to build what
was to become a large grocery store. The foundation was laid, the frame of the building
was erected, then, for some unknown reason, all work stopped. For years the unfinished
building stood as a sort of
In his book Dare to Believe, Dan Baumann illustrates the unique experience of knowing that something is ours, yet longing to enjoy it more fully. He explained that at Christmas time he would always do a lot of snooping, trying to find the gift --wrapped presents and figure out what was in them.
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Dec 9, 2004
Do you remember the story “The Little Engine That Could?” A trainload of toys was being taken over the mountain to all the children in Sunshine Valley, but unfortunately the engine broke down. One by one different engines came by, but none were willing to take the trainload of toys over the
Psychologist teach us that there are two mental laws that contribute heavily to our mental state of being. In other words, whether we’re happy or sad.
1: The Law of Concentration.
2: The Law of Substitution.
The Law of Concentration states that whatever we dwell upon grows in our
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Oct 10, 2004
Years ago the gospel was preached to a number of tribes in Central Africa. Many people responded to the message and received new life in Christ. Since they had no church building where they could gather for a time of prayer, they cleared a central spot in the jungle for that purpose. Soon
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Jul 12, 2005
We are like the lady who kept staring at the orange juice carton during breakfast. When her husband finally asked her why she was staring it at so long, and she said, “On the front, it says ‘CONCENTRATE’.”
We have been so blessed by
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 31, 2005
Penguins and Eagles! (09.02.05--Sickness!--Psalm 4:3)
Soaring like eagles may sound good, but flopping around like a penguin can be a whole lot easier. Keeping our feet firmly planted on the ground may not always be the most glamorous of occupations, but it sure is safer and more accommodating
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 12, 2005
Several years ago, my wife was going to take our son, Ben, to the park. As with most children, Ben simply loved the park. But in order to get to the park, they would have to drive and Ben would need to be placed in his car seat. Ben was a stubborn two year old who was going through a phase in
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jun 13, 2005
My daughters have been to camp several times this summer. I don’t know whether to be amazed or confused by my daughters, though. I took Brittney, our oldest daughter, to camp on Monday. Due to other commitments she was only going to stay for three days, but she took three bags of stuff. I guess
Contributed by Frank Jackson on Nov 12, 2005
The penetrating message was caught in a poem written by an unknown confederate soldier, who finally learned the lesson of the thorn.
I asked God for strength that I might achieve.
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked God for health that I might do greater things.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
Early in this century a London newspaper carried an advertisement that read: “Men wanted for hazardous darkness, and constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” The ad, signed by famous Arctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, brought Inquiries from thousands of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
I was a supply preacher for a small town Texas Church, coming in early Sunday, preaching a sermon to the congregation, and then leaving after lunch. Arriving early one Sunday I sat down at a local donut shop, opened my Bible and went over my sermon notes.
A man was sitting down the counter from
Contributed by W F on Dec 11, 2005
Just over a century ago, archaeologists discovered two magnificent silver cups both with Irish Celtic origins. The first is known as the Gundestrup Cauldron and comes from a century or two before Christ. This was a the time when the Irish worshipped violent pagan gods. It is adorned with pictures
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 27, 2002
Believe or Reject
I would recommend you either believe God up to the hilt, or else not to believe at all. Believe this book of God, every letter of it, or else reject it. There is no logical standing place between the two. Be satisfied with nothing less than a faith that swims in the deeps of
Contributed by Joel Vicente on Aug 17, 2002
A personal testimony.
Inspired by His calling, Joel Vicente. -------
I was secure at home when I heard the voice from the Captain exclaim,
"Come follow me. Go where I send you. No need to fear. I will be with you."
I asked, "But Captain, may I remain here on the shore where
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Apr 20, 2003
An Indian Christian, Sandhu Singh, made a perceptive statement when he said, "One day I was sitting on the banks of a river. I took from the water a round stone and I broke it. Inside it was perfectly dry. That stone had been lying in the water for a long time but the water had not penetrated
Contributed by W F on Sep 20, 2004
When airlines train their pilots they first test them in a simulator. The simulator is designed to present the pilot with a variety of potential problems so that they will be able to handle any emergency in the future. First the pilot is tested with simple challenges, which eventually build up to
Contributed by W F on Sep 21, 2004
Have you ever seen a straight river? Canals are straight, but all rivers seem to be crooked. We call it “meandering.” Why are rivers crooked? Because the natural tendency of a river is to take the easiest way around any obstacle. So rivers are always crooked, and they always run downhill.
Bro. Robert Brozoski states, "God gave us today, to prepare us for eternity"! This thought sent by Bro. Robert is a sermon in only 9 words. Time is the same for all....Today is a gift for us to use as God intends. To prepare for the future and to