Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 3, 2014
Daniel Overdorf- One Friday afternoon I struggled to prepare for the weekend. The week’s hectic pace, filled with activities, left me scrambling on Friday to finish my sermon. While I hunched over my desk, unable to develop anything that resembled a sermon, the office phone rang. From the
GOD'S HOMING DEVICE
It is interesting to note how many creatures of nature have what scientists have called a homing instinct.
“The question has sometimes been raised whether or not man ever possessed this same homing instinct and lost it through the ages in his preoccupation with other
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Feb 25, 2010
“You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner, and an anchor for every storm. You have everything you need. And who
Contributed by Curt Cizek on Feb 25, 2003
Who has ever heard of Harriet Tubman before? Her story is an exciting one. She was a runaway slave who was able to get to the north with the help of some sympathetic people both white and black. She was so thankful for the help that she had received that she decided to risk her own life to
An aged minister was lost on an unpaved, unmarked road in west Texas. He went to a farmhouse to inquire as to how he could reach his destination. A little freckle-faced boy gave the following directions: "Go right on down the big road for several miles. It is plenty sandy and rough. Sometimes
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Aug 1, 2011
THE NIGHT BEFORE
Jesus saw what was coming by way of the cross...Jesus saw the beating of the Roman whip with the metal attached to the ends that would rip the skin from the victims back.
Beaten beyond recognition and could barely see to carry an old wooden cross to die on.
We can glorify God by how we react to life and death.
Some of you know Dorothy Krist a lady who was a member of our congregation for over 20 years.
For much of that time Dorothy had cancer.
And she encouraged me to use her story whenever I saw fit.
She spent the last three months of her life
I WANT TO GO HOME
Fred Smith, an influential Christian businessman was seriously ill in the summer of 2004. He was hospitalized, semiconscious, and not expected to live.
Periodically he would mutter, "I want to go home, I want to go home." After an emotional family conference, the family
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Jesus stated that we are to be the "Light of the World", and that a city set on a hill cannot be hidden. In the Canadian province of New Brunswick there is a church building on Deer Island that for many years has served as a physical light house to the fishermen of that
Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 19, 2012
THERE IS GOOD IN ALL
Norman Vincent Peale tells the story of one Christmas when he was 15 and his father, a physician turned minister, received a call from a brothel in the red light district. The madam had a girl who was dying and was calling for a minister. Quietly, his father explained to his
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Oct 25, 2006
Evangelist Merv Rosell relates a story from his childhood when he and his brother contracted diphtheria. They were wrapped in white sheets and taken to the contagious ward of the hospital. He could still see his mother’s face, pressed against the glass of the ward, peering lovingly at her two