Contributed by Mark Eberly on Apr 6, 2009
There was a man traveling through a certain area out west and he ran out of gas. As the economy was bad, he was really struggling. He didn’t have any money and was trying to get home to his wife and kids after interviewing for a job. So he looked in the phone book and called a sister church. The
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 6, 2009
Jeremy was a Christian. He had been saved at the age of 16, baptized, and was a faithful church member. When Jeremy chose a career, he did not pray about it or ask God for direction. He did what seemed obvious to him. When he dated, he was not careful to date only godly Christian women. When he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
PERFECT OBEDIENCE: ARABIAN HORSES
Arabian horses go through rigorous training in the deserts of the Middle East. The trainers require absolute obedience from the horses, and test them to see if they are completely trained.
The final test is almost beyond the endurance of any living thing.
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 10, 2009
BBC America hosts nutritionist Gillian McKeith who works with unhealthy eaters to break lifetimes of bad habits. BBC introduces their webpage with this introduction: Is your fridge stocked full of fresh fruits, vegetables and lean meats OR is it full of fat-filled, overly salted processed
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 10, 2009
Jesus, the man, was thirsty. Pastor and author, Max Lucado reminds us “That’s not THE CHRIST that’s thirsty. That’s the carpenter. And those
Contributed by Aldo Rivellino on Apr 13, 2009
After four years of marriage and no offspring to show for it, my wife and I (mostly my wife) decided that we would like to adopt a child. Not long after the tedious process of filling out papers, being investigated for any criminal activity, going to interviews to authenticate true intent, having
Contributed by Mark Eberly on May 4, 2009
Often people want to be mighty oaks. They want to be seen as strong and tall and be looked up to. We want the attention. We want to be admired. Except we don’t want to take the time to grow strong, deep roots. Jesus says that he want to make it as clear as possible. God is doing a great and new
FOLLOW ME. (Christ’s Steps)
It is reported that St. Wenceslaus, King of Bohmia, one winters night, going to his devotions in the snow barefooted, his servant, who endeavoured to imitate his master’s piety, began to faint, through the inclemency of the weather, till the king commanded him to follow
Contributed by Kyle Gray on May 18, 2009
Benjamin Franklin: He that is good at making excuses is
Contributed by Tim White on Jun 19, 2009
Where our Captain bids us go,
’Tis not ours to murmur no; He that gives the sword and shield
Chooses too the battlefield
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
RUNNING THE OTHER WAY
Bob Vernon, a 37 year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department talked about this in his book: L.A. Justice, "Our department tried to demonstrate to rookie officers the value of their bullet-proof vests by placing them on mannequins and then shooting round after round
Contributed by Sean Harder on Jul 8, 2009
Let me read from a devotional that I received by Os Hillman:
When we first begin our spiritual journey we often make decisions from convenience. Often, we decide what the outcome is that we want and then make decisions based on the perceived outcome. If it is a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
"WE ARE HERE"
On the Fourth of July 1917, an American Army officer, Charles Stanton, stood in for General Pershing at a ceremony in Paris. The occasion, as the date suggests, was America’s Independence celebration, the Fourth of July. But it was not in America; it was in Paris, 1917, in a city
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 17, 2009
Elisabeth Elliot, at Urbana 76, told of her brother Thomas Howard. Their mother let him play with paper bags she’d saved if he put them away afterwards.
One day she walked into the kitchen to find them strewn all over the floor. Tom was out at the piano with his father singing hymns. When
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Sep 14, 2009
As a family we recently made use of a disposable barbeque. We’ve owned proper barbeques in the past but we haven’t had one for a few years so when my wife suggested a few weeks ago that I should barbeque some burgers in the garden I remembered that we had a few disposable barbeques in the garage.
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 5, 2009
LITTLE THINGS - BIG BLESSINGS
When we lived in Houston, Texas, our oldest Spencer was born. Spencer was placed in one of the vast Texas-sized nurseries at this hospital. There in that nursery, I met a group of volunteers who were all from a nearby church. The job of these volunteers in the
As the parents of three young children, my wife and I often took advantage of many helps in order to be good nurturers. However, sometimes even our best efforts resulted in the unexpected.
With hopes of teaching our oldest son the necessity of depending upon God, we began reading to him from the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
J. Wilbur Chapman Meets General Booth of Salvation Army
A willingness to obey is the first step toward spiritual understanding John 7:17 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
When J. Wilbur Chapman was in London, he had an opportunity to meet General
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 2, 2009
Boy Survives in Wilderness by Obeying Father’s Instructions
More than ninety people conducted an ALL-NIGHT SEARCH for an eight-year-old boy named Dominic. While on a skiing trip with his father, this little boy apparently had ridden a new lift and skied off the run without realizing it. They hoped
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 27, 2009
BE FOUND DOING YOUR DUTY
"Keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come"(Matt 24:42).
A man named Col Davenport was speaker of the Connecticut house of representatives in the late 1700s. On May 19, 1780, the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the