Contributed by Bill Burress on Oct 23, 2009
: We stand during the National Anthem and place our hand over our heart when we recite the pledge of allegiance to the flag. We do this to show honor and respect and we don’t desecrate the flag of our nation, yet when we call
Contributed by Ryan Reed on May 30, 2008
SINNERS POUR OUT LOVE FOR THEIR SAVIOR
Leonard Ravenhill tells of going to a worship service at David Wilkerson’s skid-row mission in New York City. There he stood with former prostitutes and drunks and drug addicts and he said a short little man stood up and said, "Let's sing our national
Contributed by Joe Fornear on Oct 12, 2004
A rookie baseball pitcher who was struggling trying to get his pitches over the plate, so the catcher walked out to have a talk with him. "I’ve figured out your problem," he told the young southpaw. "You always seem to lose control at the same point in
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 1, 2020
Symbols evoke feelings of adoration or hatred. In this election year, the elephant and donkey mean different things to different people. Let's talk about a symbol that all Americans should be able to adore. In 1813 General Armistead commissioned Mary Pickersgill to make a huge flag that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 25, 2011
HELPING THE FALLEN
One of the most touching moments in NBA history took place in a 2003 playoff game between the Portland Trailblazers and the Dallas Mavericks. Actually, it happened before the game began.
Natalie Gilbert was a 13-year-old 8th grader who had won the chance to sing the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2012
A.W. TOZER: THE POSITION OF CHRIST IN THE CHURCH
The present position of Christ in the gospel churches may be likened to that of a king in a limited constitutional monarchy. The king is in such a country no more than a traditional rallying point, a pleasant symbol of unity and loyalty much like
While in college, my basketball and track coach was a gentleman by the name of Tommie Smith. For Tommie Smith to join the faculty of Oberlin College in 1972 was significant for two reasons. First, there were not many African American faculty members at Oberlin College at all in the early 1970’s,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
OPEN: According to Jeff Foxworthy, you Might Be A Nascar Redneck if:
• Your favorite NASCAR souvenir was a direct result of a crash in turn three....
• You can remember every NASCAR driver and their car number but you can’t remember how old your children are...
• Your pet nickname for your wife is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
CLOSE: (the following illustration can be found on the internet – the event occurred April 25, 2003)
Maurice Cheeks is the retired All Star point guard who at one time coached the Portland Trail Blazers. His team had just finished warming up for a playoff game against the Dallas Mavericks. The
Contributed by Mark Pierce on May 25, 2010
You’ve heard the expression “Rally Around the Flag.” It is where our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” comes from. Francis Scott Key, as a prisoner aboard a British ship, saw the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry in the early morning hours of September 14, 1814. Today we
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2002
Imagine a group of people coming to your home and interrupting your Twinkie-eating, TV-watching routine with an urgent message: “Good News! We’re from the United States Olympic Committee. We have been looking for someone to run the marathon in the next Olympics. We have statistics on every person
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Apr 22, 2008
OUR FLAG IS A BANNER
In February of 1945 Joe Rosenthal pulled out his camera and clicked a photo that would later become the most reproduced photograph in the history of photography: Five young Marines planting the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima. The photo of these young men raising the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 17, 2011
IN GOD WE TRUST
I think it quite appropriate that on this day we celebrate who we are as a nation and reflect on how we came to be the nation we are. It is because we still stand firm in our national motto,” IN GOD WE TRUST”.
Did you ever wonder where it came from – how did these words come
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2011
HISTORY OF "THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER"
An American lawyer was dispatched to negotiate for the release of several prisoners, including a civilian named Dr. William Beanes. Although the negotiation for prisoner exchange was initially successful, Francis Scott Key and the American official, Colonel
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
June 16, 2006--Planned Parenthood Celebration Jolted by Abortion Survivor, by Ted Harvey, assistant minority leader, Colorado House
She sings the anthem to applause, then her secret is revealed to stunned silence.
I want to share with you an awesome experience I had in the Colorado House of
Contributed by Robert Fox on Dec 6, 2005
In England, most radio and television stations are run by the government-operated British Broadcasting Service (the BBC). There are some independent stations today, but 40 years ago, the BBC ruled the airwaves alone in England. In 1965, a free-spirit named Roy Bates, decided to set up his own,