Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 7, 2002
STONE AND SAND
A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Sep 23, 2002
THE LOVE OF CHRIST
I want to tell you of a modern day Damascus road experience that some of you may find hard to believe. It is reported in an article by Fred Markert in the current issue of Pray Magazine. Fred is the International Director of YWAM’s Strategic Frontiers, a group that focuses
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 6, 2001
ILL. For many years a large silver star adorned the top of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. One day back in the 1800’s, the Roman Catholic Church, which shares a part of the building with a Greek Orthodox Church, decided to take down the silver star & replace it with their own star. But
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 27, 2002
As Vice President, George Bush represented the U.S. at the funeral of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Bush was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by Brezhnev’s widow. She stood motionless by the coffin until seconds before it was closed. Then, just as the soldiers
Contributed by Rick Mccarley on Apr 30, 2002
FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS...
A pastor friend recently told the true story of one of his church members, an attorney, who after meditating on several scriptures, decided to cancel the debts of all his clients that had owed him money for more than 6 months. He drafted a letter explaining his decision
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 6, 2004
Annie Johnson Flint’s life on earth could never be measured in any degree by comfort and ease; quite the contrary, from childhood her body endured the onslaught of Rheumatoid Arthritis until she could no longer rise from bed. Over the years the affliction took a great toll, leaving her with no
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A young employee secretly misappropriated several hundred dollars of his business firm’s money. When this action was discovered, the young man was told to report to the office of the senior partner of the firm.
As he walked up the stairs toward the administrative office, the young employee was
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Sep 17, 2010
On the news recently a former federal police chief Mick Keelty went into the witness box to PLEAD FOR MERCY for the "drug mule" SCOTT RUSH who is condemned to death before a firing squad in Bali. Scott Rush is only 24 years old. He is one of four Australians who were arrested in Bali in 2005, with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 11, 2011
THE LOVE ME NOT
Dostoevsky tells the story of a woman who found herself in hell and felt she did not belong there. She could not bear the suffering and cried out in agony for the mercy of God.
God listened and was moved with pity and so He said to her: "If you can remember one good deed that
LORD HAVE MERCY ME
I am a huge fan of the Christian band Mercy Me. They are my favorite band of all time! My favorite CD is Almost There. Those worship and praise songs inspire me to stay in the race even when I want to quit because working for the Lord can be overwhelming. I'm strengthen by
I remember a woman years back who used to come to me about once a month ... to rehearse her troubles. And I use the word "rehearse" on purpose, because that's exactly what she did. Every time, she'd tell me the same set of complaints over and over and over again. She had her
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
MERCY IN NIGHT COURT
One night in 1935, Fiorello H. La Guardia, mayor of New York, showed up at a night court in the poorest ward of the city. He dismissed the judge for the evening and took over the bench. One case involved an elderly woman who was caught stealing bread to feed her
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 6, 2009
Luis Palau, "Experiencing God’s Forgiveness", Multnomah Press, 1984 )
A mother once approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and justice demanded death.
"But I don’t ask for justice," the mother explained. "I
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Mar 5, 2009
I WILL, WITH GOD'S HELP
I read a marvelous story remembered by Reverend Mary Moore Roberson. She writes:
"Some years ago, I served on the lay staff of my home parish under the supervision of the priest charged with pastoral care. Barbara took to appearing, first at the door to his office
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Mar 5, 2009
NO ONE STOPPED TO HELP
This past week in DC, a frightening thing happened. In a bad neighborhood where drunkenness and drugs are wide spread. Three men got into an argument, probably about a bottle of beer. One man was punched. They called it a "sucker punch." The man fell backwards and hit
"IF I DIDN'T LOVE THEM..."
A man visited a home where there were five children. He was supposed to be a kind of "godfather" to them and was trying to get involved with them on their level. He asked one of the little girls about her doll collection: "Which one is your favorite?"
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
St. John Chrysostom wrote that "Mercy imitates God and disappoints Satan."
(From a sermon by Chris Surber, "The
Contributed by Tom Papez on Aug 3, 2009
True Story of Harold Wilson (A Man Who Knows About Mercy):
More than 16 years after a Pennsylvania jury returned three death sentences against Harold Wilson, new DNA evidence helped lead to his acquittal. On November 15, 2005, Harold became the nation’s 122nd person freed from death row. During
Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Oct 11, 2009
The story is told of a politician who, after receiving the proofs of a portrait, was very angry with the photographer. He stormed back to the photographer and arrived with these angry words, ‘This picture does not do me justice!’ The
Contributed by Glenn Durham on Aug 13, 2008
Pastor Tim Keller, Ministries of Mercy, 227: “It should be obvious how this applies to our work with the needy. Neither the ‘liberal’ approach (no conditions on aid to the needy) nor the ‘conservative’ approach (only helping the deserving poor) understand grace. Instead, our mercy ministry must