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  • Pray Often

    Contributed by Jerry Blaxton on Aug 1, 2008

    PRAY OFTEN 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 ...read more

  • There’s A Magazine Cartoon That Shows A Little ...

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 5, 2008

    There’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 doesn’t have a job; Sis still doesn’t have a date for the social; Grandma is ...read more

  • A Little Boy Went Into The General Store With His ...

    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 ...read more

  • I Heard About A Little Girl. One Night Her ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Aug 30, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    I heard about a little girl. One night her mother said, "Did you say your prayers?" She said, "Yes, I did, but I didn’t say those same old things to God we always say every night. I told Him the story of the ...read more

  • The Church At This Point Has A Few Options At Its ...

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jan 25, 2009

    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 ...read more

  • Taylor's Expectant ...

    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 ...read more

  • François Fénelon Once ...

    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 ...read more

  • Five Finger ...

    Contributed by John Browning on Jan 31, 2009

    Five Finger Prayer This is so neat. I had never heard this before. This is beautiful - and it is surely worth making the 5 finger prayer a part of our lives. 1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for ...read more

  • Do Not Keep On ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009

    DO NOT KEEP ON BABBLING Dr. Clarence Bass, professor at Bethel Theological Seminary, early in his ministry preached at a church in Los Angeles. He thought he had done quite well as he stood at the door greeting people as they left the church. The remarks about his preaching were complimentary. ...read more

  • E. Stanley Jones, Famous Missionary To India At ...

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009

    E. Stanley Jones, famous missionary to India at the beginning of the last century, summed up the matter for us. Prayer is surrender – surrender to the will of God and cooperation with that will. If I throw out a boat hook from a boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to ...read more

  • Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer Told A Story On The ...

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009

    Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer told a story on the subject of prayer. A certain minister was in the habit of profound prayers, oftentimes resorting to words beyond the understanding of his simple flock. This went on week after week, to the dismay and frustration of the congregation. At last, a wee ...read more

  • John Wesley, The Founder Of The Methodists, ...

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 9, 2009

    John Wesley, the founder of the Methodists, realized that if he went longer than 3 hours without praying to God and reading his word, then he began to think and act like the world rather than think and act like Jesus. So every three hours, he stopped what he was doing to be with God. This helped ...read more

  • Contrary To Much Emphasis Today In The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008

    "Contrary to much emphasis today in the evangelical church, true prayer, like true worship, centers on God's glory, not man's needs. True prayer focuses on Thy name, Thy kingdom, Thy will." "We cannot help being exposed to assaults, but we pray that we may not fall and perish under them. The ...read more

  • Baring My Soul  PRO

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Apr 28, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    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 ...read more

  • Excuses Are The Cradle ... That Satan Rocks Men ...

    Contributed by Tony Abram on May 7, 2008

    Excuses are the cradle ... that Satan rocks men off to sleep ...read more

  • Imagine This, Your Child Comes To You And Says ...

    Contributed by Robert Mitchell on May 8, 2008

    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 ...read more

  • On ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009

    ON PRAYER Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer told a story on the subject of prayer. A certain minister was in the habit of profound prayers, oftentimes resorting to words beyond the understanding of his simple flock. This went on week after week, to the dismay and frustration of the congregation. At ...read more

  • On Prayer--Part ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009

    ON PRAYER--PART 2 Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament in the seventeenth century, who is now most famous for his diary. "Prayer is not a lazy substitute for work. It is not a shortcut to skill or knowledge. And sometimes God delays the answer to our prayer in ...read more

  • More On ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009

    MORE ON PRAYER Leonard Ravenhill - Prayer is not an argument with God to persuade him to move things our way, but an exercise by which we are enabled by his Spirit to move ourselves his way. Harry Emerson Fosdick - Prayer is putting oneself under God’s influence. Pope Pius XII - A man ...read more

  • One Day A Minister Was Having Lunch With A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 23, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    One day a minister was having lunch with a Catholic friend. He asked him why he prayed through the Virgin Mary. He answered, “It is because she is closer to Jesus than anyone else. She can get His ear and attention.” He said, “Suppose you wanted to have an interview with the president of the U.S. ...read more