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
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 Glenn Hickey on Jun 10, 2003
A lady called American Airlines and asked the reservation clerk, "How long does it take to get from Dallas-Fort Worth to Frankfort, Germany?" The clerk had to wait a moment for the information to come up on her computer screen, so she said, "Just a minute." The caller responded, "Thanks very
Contributed by Thomas Baird on Mar 1, 2004
Our daughter, little Kelsey, turned one year old a little over a week ago… and she is not walking yet…
All of our other kids were walking by her age… and Kelsey is not even trying.
I told Derek yesterday that I know why she is not trying…
Because we will take her wherever she wants
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
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.
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
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 Kory Wilcoxson on Feb 19, 2005
Anyone with children can relate to Peter’s words. Leigh and I certainly can as we work on teaching Sydney the language of faith. She’s learning pretty well. She can recite her way through the Lord’s prayer, and knows “Jesus Loves Me.” I remember when she first tried to sing, “Amazing Grace,” she
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 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 Sermon Central 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 Gene Gregory on Nov 21, 2005
A Christian of years ago put it this way, “Many experience displeasure when they see others in possession of spiritual goods. They feel sensibly hurt because others surpass them on this road, and
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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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
The Treasury of Bible Illustration notes this: The First and Hardest Lesson - “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” says Robert Fulgham’s popular essay and book. In truth, one of life’s most important and hardest lessons comes to us long before kindergarten. This lesson is painful