SIMPLE PRAYER OF FAITH
Billy Graham was doing a crusade at Shea Stadium in New York. The airplanes from La Guardia Airport flew over the stadium, dozens by the hour. On the opening night of counsellors training, Graham was talking from the podium as the engines roared overhead. He paused, glanced
WEAK PRAYER, WEAK FAITH
Bill Hybels, "I used to make excuses for my faint-hearted prayer life. I don’t have any good models of persevering prayer, I told myself. I have too many responsibilities to fulfill, so I don’t have the time to pray properly. But God convinced me that I was not being
Contributed by Tylor Cates on Jan 24, 2004
Prop: A television remote control
Summary: A remote control is used to demonstrate prayers made by faith.
Look at what I brought with me today. Do you know what this is? [a television remote control] I’ve always wondered how these things work. You just click on this button
Contributed by Greg Bond on Dec 28, 2009
Then, of course, there is the Amen. It signifies faithful and true. Some suppose it is taken from the initial letters of adoni melech neetnem: My Lord, the Faithful King. In the Greek, it means, "So be it," or "Let it be so."
The main point is that Jesus says to end our prayer
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 11, 2009
GIVING: GEORGE MULLER
George Muller pastored his first church at the age of 25 (1830) and was paid $275.00 a year. He learned through the next five years to trust God for His provision.
George Muller began a ministry in 1835 for orphaned children based entirely upon God for support. April,
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 28, 2008
Always when needs were pressing, Mr. Mueller would call the staff together for prayer. And often, when getting off their knees, they would see dray wagons [drawn carts] backing up to the kitchen door, loaded with buns, bread, apples, cakes, potatoes, boxes of soap, sacks of peas, haunches [sides]
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jul 10, 2011
WHEN MULLER PRAYED
During GEORGE MULLER'S life, he received more than 1,000,000 pounds from the Lord, without advertising - every penny came as an answered prayer. The following story is told by the captain of a ship on which he was traveling.
"We had George Muller of Bristol, England on
I have recently been contacted by a Pastor in Nigeria who is wanting us to come and preach a crusade there. But you cannot just fly into Nigeria; you have to be invited. The local Pastor has to send an official letter of invitation, that letter must state what I would be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 10, 2011
WORKING FOR FOOD
I like the story of the rich executive who announced to his church one morning that he was going to give up all he owned so that he had to depend on his faith in God for everything he needed. He sold everything, gave it to the poor, and moved into a rented home down on the bad
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Mar 9, 2010
There is something convenient about being a fence-straddler.
We think we can have the best of both worlds.
But in order to make a real commitment to Jesus Christ, we have to weigh our options.
Anyone who has ever struggled with their faith will come out stronger. One of my biggest personal
Contributed by Dave Clark on Dec 11, 2012
TREAT EACH OTHER LIKE THE ANSWER TO A PRAYER
I can still see one of the great provokers in my life. I met her on a work trip to Kentucky. Our youth group was working on a woman’s house, but it wasn’t very much fun. We hated where we were. Porches and front yards littered with old cars, sofas
Contributed by Tim Richards on May 24, 2005
God is willing to look out for us & take care of us. The truth is that we can trust God, even when we don’t fully understand Him. Let me conclude this morning’s sermon with a brief story from Franklin Graham’s fine book, Rebel with a Cause. It took place when young Franklin was still far from God.
Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 26, 2005
A woman who worked for a vet was to have knee surgery. She was nervous about the procedure and asked her boss if he had any advice. He replied, rather half-mindedly, ‘Just turn your worries
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 8, 2005
Lorraine Pintus says that she realized that her spiritual life was in the doldrums because she was not making Jesus a part of her daily life. She wrote: "When I started taking Him with me wherever I went, then I started relating to Him and enjoying Him in a deeper way. I would ask God: `Would you
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
One time I was participating in an Army field exercise and a soldier posed a question about our field rations (those "Meals-Ready-to-Eat"):
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 8, 2002
Dr. Larry Dossy, a medical doctor who has written books on prayer, says that he usually prays “for the best possible outcome.” And sometimes the patient dies.
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 30, 2002
In this year’s hot holiday film, "The Santa Clause 2," there is a line that made me sit up and take notice. Charley, Santa’s son, says to a cynical principal who later in the story becomes Mrs. Claus, something to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010
Prayer’s Powerful Results Impacts African Villagers
Story: John Robb of World Vision’s Mission Advanced Research Center writes, "The adults of Ethiopia’s Awash River area, two hours north of Addis Ababa were suffering through famines. In their suffering the people looked to a giant tree for help.
R. A. TORREY--PRAYING, BELIEVING, AND NOT DOUBTING
After R. A. Torrey had been a Christian for more than forty years, someone asked him to visit a family and pray for one member who was dying with typhoid fever. God revealed to Torrey that the man would live. He told them that when he arrived.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2001
In the middle of a forest, there was a hunter who was suddenly confronted with a huge, mean bear. In all his fears, his attempt to shoot the bear was unsuccessful. He turned away and started to run as
fast as he could. Finally, he ended up at the edge of a very steep cliff. His hopes were dim.