Contributed by Tim Patrick on Apr 28, 2008
BARING MY SOUL
When we carried our son and daughter-in-law to the airport in Birmingham, as they left to go overseas, I cried. I had told myself not to cry. Get this picture. My oldest son felt led of God to spend his life serving in southeast Asia. He was about to leave. I knew that for the
Contributed by Tony Abram on May 7, 2008
Excuses are the cradle ... that Satan rocks men off to sleep
Imagine this, your child comes to you and says mom I don’t like my bike anymore and I want a new one. You as a responsible parent ask the child what is wrong with the bike, and the child responds I just don’t like it. You tell him/her that it would be best if they were to keep using the one they
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Jul 17, 2008
Woke up at 4am one morning and could only think of one possible person to pray for. I did and went back to sleep. I asked them about it. They said they were thinking of
Contributed by Jerry Blaxton on Aug 1, 2008
I want to do a little participation here: If you LOVE chocolate, raise your hand. (Wait.) Now, before I go any further, look around at those whose hands are not raised--these are the heathen, non-chocolate-loving people!
Now, if you have your hand raised, and you have had some
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 5, 2008
Thereâ€™s a magazine cartoon that shows a little fellow kneeling beside his bed for his bedtime prayer. He says with some measure of disgust, "Dear God, Uncle Jim still doesnâ€™t have a job; Sis still doesnâ€™t have a date for the social; Grandma is
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Aug 9, 2008
A little boy went into the general store with his mom one day. The shop owner passed the boy a large glass jar filled with candy and invited him to grab a handful. The boy said, “That’s O.K. sir!” So then the shop owner took his hand in the jar and grabbed some candy for him.
As they were
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Aug 15, 2011
THE RIGHT NAME OPENS DOORS
Mark Roberts wrote of a time when he visited the Capitol as a guest of Congressman John Campbell. As long as he was with the congressman, he could walk freely around the Capitol, entering many areas that were reserved "for authorized personnel only," reserved for
WHAT IS NOT GOD'S WILL
Sometimes we want things we know is not God's will.
Jay Kesler wrote of a time when he caused an auto accident. He prayed that it did not happen, but it did.
I know how the young Jay Kesler felt. I've done things that I wanted to undo and said things that I wanted
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Oct 13, 2011
GOD BLESS AMERICA: BE SPECIFIC
The blind man's first request is for Jesus to have mercy on him. Jesus asks him specifically, "What do you want me to do for you?" He answers specifically, "Lord, I want to see."
"God bless America," is a very general prayer. It may be as specific a prayer as
Dave Fredrick's -- From the Vineyard - 30-Second Healing Prayer Exercise
We are going to begin by taking a little time to pray for physical healing. If you are here for the first time, I promise you, it looks nothing like TV! No one is going to yell at you, push you, or anything else
Contributed by Charles Jones on Mar 28, 2012
"PRAYING HE PRAYED"
The Characteristic of the prayer of Elijah was his FERVENCY. He prayed fervently.
He used that particular Hebrew idiom - "praying he prayed." In other words when he prayed he got down to business. Remember that the prayer of a righteous man is of great force when energized
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 30, 2012
PRAY FIRST IN COMMUNITY
Daniel Henderson: "In our culture of rugged individualism we have come to the conclusion that it is better to pray alone than with others. Unfortunately, most of us never learn to do either one very well. Like most disciplines of
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 30, 2012
RESTORE YOUR PASSION
Two strangers, a man and a woman, meet for the first time and instantaneously a spark of interest is ignited. They begin meeting once a week for dinner. But that isn’t enough. Their growing interest in one another demands more contact. Result: their telephone bill soars.
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 28, 2009
PRAYER, ACCORDING TO THE MISHNA
"One who says the Tefillah so that it can be heard is of the small of faith; he who raises his voice in praying is of the false prophets; he who belches and yawns is of the arrogant; if he sneezes during his prayer it is a bad sign for him — some say, it shows
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 31, 2010
I loved being invited to the prayer meeting before Church when I first came to know Jesus personally. We would pray around in a circle one at a time. It was great and I learned the many ways that people prayed, some long and fancy with “Thees” and “Thys” all through them and others just like a
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Feb 1, 2010
The last 3 days have been painful. Literally painful!
I was playing with my grandson and crawling, on my knees, through tunnels that we made out of the cushions on the lounge – our secret castle to hide in (I know, castles aren’t normally secret but this one was).
The next day I felt the
The church at this point has a few options at its disposal to confront this injustice (Idea here pulled from Jim Cymbala’s book “Fresh Power “ pg. 88,89).
a. They could start a demonstration – they could march on Washington and protest because there are 5,000plus in the church at this point in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
TAYLOR’S EXPECTANT PRAYER
When Hudson Taylor went to China, he made the voyage on a sailing vessel. As it neared the channel between the southern Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra, the missionary heard an urgent knock on his stateroom door. He opened it, and there stood the captain of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
François Fénelon once wrote:
"Lord, I know not what I ought to ask of Thee; Thou only knowest what I need; Thou lovest me better than I know how to love myself. O Father! give to Thy child that which he himself knows not how to ask. I dare not ask for crosses or consolations; I simply present