Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 4, 2004
THE VALUE OF A PEARL
Pearls were perceived in the first century in much the same way we view diamonds today. They were the most valuable gem in the world at that time. If you owned a pearl, you owned a fortune.
And there was a good reason for it. Pearl hunting involved immense danger. The
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 7, 2008
The cheerful girl with bouncy curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. "Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?"
Her mother checked the back of the little foil box and
GIFT OF PEARLS
A number of years ago, when our oldest was just a little tyke, a Chinese man we knew gave my wife a string of pearls as a gift. Anyway, the pearls he gave her were different from the ones we might find in a jewelry store; they were natural, not cultivated.
Now, the most common
Contributed by Charles Mallory on Oct 17, 2007
JUST LISTEN TO THE FOLLOWING STATISTICS THAT PROVES THE BIBLE IS A SPECIAL MASTERPIECE OF COMMUNICATION FROM ALMIGHTY GOD TO HIS CREATION:
• THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN OVER A SPAN OF 1,500 YEARS
• THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN BY MORE THAN 40 DIFFERENT AUTHORS SUCH AS MOSES, DAVID, JOSHUA, DANIEL, SOLOMON,
In the movie Pearl Harbor there is a scene that demonstrates this
Two friends Rafe and Danny are airforce pilots. Rafe’s plane crashes and then he is shot at by some Japanese soldiers. In order to save Rafe’s life….Danny crashes his plane into the Japanese soldiers. Which results in Danny
Contributed by Jesse Roncales on Mar 12, 2010
THE PEARL OF GREATEST PRICE
A Christian missionary in India had befriended a devoted Hindu, and had explained that salvation is a gift. Then one day the Hindu told the missionary he was going to crawl many miles on his knees to Delhi as a means of earning salvation. But before he leaves he gave
Contributed by Michael Simone on May 29, 2001
In the movie Pearl Harbor, there is a scene in which Rafe (played by Ben Affeck) says to an English officer: "I’m not anxious to die sir, just anxious to matter." His attitude shows a depth of understanding related to living to make a
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jan 27, 2003
PEARLS FROM GOD-- COMMUNION MEDITATION
The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. With her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. "Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please!"
Quickly the mother
Contributed by John Shearhart on Feb 26, 2006
The attack [of Pearl Harbor] took place [December 7, 1941] on a sunny Sunday morning. A minimal contingent of soldiers was on duty at the time. Most offices on the base were closed and many servicemen were on leave for the weekend. New technology, including the new radar mounted on Opana Point,
Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 13, 2006
I remember the scene from the movie “Pearl Harbor” where the crews of B-17 bombers are inside their heavy bombers, trying to “lighten them up” so that the Doolittle raiders can take off from aircraft carriers and bomb Tokyo. They had to jettison every pound they could drop, otherwise the planes
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Feb 26, 2007
Pearl Harbor! The morning of December 7, 1941, found 353 Japanese airplanes swarming all around the Harbor site. Within a couple of hours, America lost 8 big battleships, 6 major airfields, almost all planes, and 2,400 men. That happened at 7:50 AM in what was supposedly a surprised attack. But
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Fame is a pearl many dive for and only a few bring up. Even when they do, it is not perfect, and they sigh for more, and
The man who found the Pearl had already Sacrificed … just in his search for the Pearl. Pearl hunting involved immense danger. You don’t just walk along a beach to find them. Oysters generally thrive at a debth of about 40 feet, and it those days there was no scuba gear. Back in Jesus’ day, A
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Pearl Harbor The morning of December 7, 1941, found 353 Japanese airplanes swarming all around the Harbor site. Within a couple of hours, America lost 8 big battleships, 6 major airfields, almost all planes, and 2,400 men. That happened at 7:50 AM in what was supposedly a surprised attack. But
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 25, 2006
Do you know where pearls come from? They come from oysters. An oyster is a shellfish that lives in the ocean. They have a very hard shell that protects them, but sometimes something like a small grain of sand can get inside the shell and it causes a lot of pain and discomfort for the oyster.
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 28, 2001
ILL. Listen to this true story. Rabbi Michael Weisser lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. And for more than 3 years, Larry Trapp, a self-proclaimed Nazi & Ku Klux Klansman, directed a torrent of hate-filled mailings & phone calls toward him.
Trapp promoted white supremacy, anti-Semitism, & other
One day a little girl went shopping with her mother. Her Daddy had given her a couple of dollars to but whatever she wanted and she chose a shiny necklace with shiny beads that looked like pearls.
The little girl put on her pearls and wouldn’t take them off. She slept, bathed etc.
Contributed by Mike Gilbert on Nov 21, 2007
This week I saw an ad in the Arizona Republic newspaper. It was an ad placed on behalf of someone’s grandmother, which said: “Lost: one pearl ring. Lost near 35th Avenue and Cactus. Setting is chipped from many years’ wear, has one diamond on each side of pearl. Great sentimental value. Large
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jul 8, 2007
Most Expensive Dinner In The World
In an effort to dissuade Rome from conquering Egypt, Cleopatra once wagered Marc Antony that she could give the most expensive dinner in history. General Antony took the bet. The Roman general reclined as the queen sat with an empty plate and a goblet of
Contributed by Ken Henson on Jul 12, 2012
EATING THE WEALTH OF A NATION
Cleopatra made a bet with Mark Antony. She said, "I bet you, I can eat the wealth of an entire nation in one meal." And Mark Antony said, "Okay, I will take you up on the bet. Let me see you take the wealth of an entire nation in one meal." According to Plyne,