Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Mar 30, 2010
A PLEASING AROMA
There was a factory in northern France where lavender for use in perfumes was produced. Each evening as the workers would head for home and walk the streets the little town, the whole village would be filled with the sweet aroma of lavender that had clung to the workers.
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 Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
A 1980 Gallup poll indicated that out of all evangelical, American believers, "only two percent had introduced another person to Christ."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 6, 2011
"PLEASE COME BACK"
Max Lucado tells us about a girl named Christina. She lives in a small dusty village in Brazil. She’s bored. She feels like her strict parents have cheated her out of the joys of life. She longs for the excitement of the big city of Rio.
One morning her mother Maria finds
Contributed by Perry Greene on Nov 30, 2011
TAKE MY WIFE...PLEASE
A hooded robber burst into a Texas bank and forced the tellers to load a sack full of cash. On his way out the door, a brave Texas customer grabbed the hood and pulled it off revealing the robber’s face.
The robber shot the customer without a moment’s hesitation. He then
Contributed by Ken Henson on Jul 5, 2012
"PLEASE COME HOME."
There was a girl named Christina, who lived in a dusty village of Brazil. In her late teens she was upset with her parents because she thought she was restricted. She had this dream of going to Rio De Janeiro, but her mother knew that she will not be able to take care of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
AND, DRIVER, HURRY PLEASE
If you think using cellphones is a distraction while driving a car,
just imagine how affected a woman was while traveling on an intercity
bus in northern Greece last weekend. As we pick up the story, the
passenger was so deep in conversation when the driver
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 25, 2002
PLEASE DON’T RETIRE
We’ve got a dangerous practice in America called "retirement." It’s a blessing in some ways, but it’s also dangerous because it implies that your productivity stops when you get to be 62 or 65. It’s dangerous in the church because people look forward to retiring so they can
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The flatterers object is to please in everything he does; whereas the true friend always does what is right, and so often gives pleasure, often pain, not wishing the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"The whole duty of a writer is to please and satisfy himself, and the true writer
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Will the last Democrat with an idea please stand up? It doesn't even have to be a good one. Just pick an idea: a chicken in every pot, an intern under every desk, whatever. But please, Democrats, do something soon to indicate some
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Nov 28, 2009
Please notice that Paul did not pray for these Christians to get the Lord’s resurrection power. They already had it! And Christian, so do you. So, how well do you know the power of His resurrection? Paul prayed for them to spiritually know and see the power they already had.
*It actually reminds
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
WILLIAM CAREY: WHEN GOD PLEASES
In 1786 William Carey, a shoemaker/pastor from Northamptonshire, was burdened by the needs of the worlds people. He stood before a counsel of representatives at a ministerial meeting in Northampton. He explained his burden to share the gospel, the good news of
I KNEW MY FATHER WAS PLEASED
It reminds me of a story that Jonathan Goforth (1859-1936) the great Canadian missionary in China, used to tell.
Jonathan’s father put him in charge of one of the family farms at the age of 15. He drew special attention to one very large field, which had become
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2011
$3.00 WORTH OF GOD, PLEASE
Tim Hansel in his book "When I Relax I feel Guilty," writes some insights of what most people want from God.
"I would like to buy $3.00 worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze
Contributed by Eugene Morell on Jul 1, 2012
CALL SIN SOMETHING ELSE, PLEASE?
There is a story about a Methodist preacher who often spoke on the subject of sin. He defined sin as that abominable thing that God hates. One day some of the leading laymen came to urge their pastor to stop using the word sin. The laymen told their pastor that
for an Animation of Psalm 42, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTMfZ1u9DHU&feature=plcp .
'As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God. My soul thirsts for God, the Living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 20, 2012
"GOD, PLEASE SAVE MY SON."
Imagine what went through Moses’ mother’s heart when she turned her just weaned child over to Pharaoh’s daughter. Pharaoh’s daughter was a stranger, a foreigner, living in an anti-Semitic home, whose father was pursuing genocide, trying to wipe out the Hebrew race.
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up?
In Matthew 24: 24, Jesus provides a stern warning that "false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible..."
In the old "To Tell the Truth" game show, you had to question