Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 12, 2005
BAPTIZING A DRUNK
A man was stumbling through the woods, totally drunk, when he came upon a preacher baptizing people in the river. He proceeded to walk into the water and bumped into the preacher. The preacher turned around and, though almost overcome by the smell of alcohol, asked the drunk,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2005
A grandfather overheard his granddaughter repeating the alphabet in reverent, hushed tones.
"What are you doing?" he asked.
"I’m praying, Grandpa," she said. "I can’t think of the right words, so I just say all the letters. God will put
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2006
Optimistic About Religion For Goodness Sake: Why So Many Want Religion to Play a Greater Role in American Life, published by Public Agenda finds the following about Americans attitudes toward religion in their lives.
· 85% say if more American were to become more religious, it’s likely that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2006
"Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late - and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain precept laid down in
Contributed by Manuel Amparo on May 10, 2006
On a blustery, stormy, winter day, at the broad intersection on a busy trunk highway, I noticed a man standing near the side of the road. I was on my way home for lunch. The next day he was there again at the same place, and the next day, and for days following. Blizzards came, with cold weather,
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 16, 2008
Bad Storms of Life - Great Reasons to Pray
*The scariest airplane flight I have ever been on was in 1982. I worked for the Air Force back then and was going to Korea for a contract negation with Korean Airlines.
*When we were way out over the Pacific Ocean, we hit some bad weather. And I mean
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 3, 2007
Can you imagine what it was like for the church in Smyrna as they watched their beloved and aged pastor burn at the stake? Polycarp was his name. he was a disciple of Jesus’ disciple, the Apostle John. One could tell it immediately because he possessed the same tenderness
The pastor of a church that didn’t have the reputation for being very generous with their giving decided that it was time to do something drastic in order to teach the congregation the importance of giving. He contacted an electrician and had all of the pews wired.
The next Sunday which was
Ah, life is so full of choices. Sometimes we choose wisely. Sometimes not so wisely---like the little boy whose older brother talked into letting him crack some eggs on his head. The two of them were getting ready to boil some eggs so they could decorate them for Easter when the older brother
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2010
William Cowper’s "On Opening a Place for Social Prayer"
In considering the audience of prayer, properly put, it is God, yet, it is the company of others that deserves prayer. William Cowper wrote this entitled: "On Opening a Place for Social Prayer"
Jesus! where’er Thy people meet,
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Oct 1, 2010
"IS HE LIKE BILL?"
Bill was a drunk, converted at a city mission. Before his conversion he had gained a reputation as a tramp and alcoholic for whom there was no hope. But when he was converted everything changed. He became the most caring person at the mission. He spent all his days there doing
Contributed by Dale Perry on Jan 19, 2009
One night while our church’s Children’s Choir was getting ready to present their Christmas musical, my 3 year old grandson, Dylan, stopped their snack time. He told the choir directer they could not eat yet because they had not prayed. He then proceeded to tell the whole group to stop eating so
Dr A. C. Dixon: “When we rely on organization, we get what organization can do; when we rely on education, we get what education can do; when we rely on eloquence, we get what
She might be destitute, but in her lack, God sent the prophet Elijah, to demonstrate God’s intervention through His provision.
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Jun 4, 2009
Verse 14 (where the psalmist calls God awesome and says he needs to fall down to the ground in adoration of God) is often misunderstood, though. There is a scene in a very cynical, satirical movie that applies to the world’s misunderstanding of praise. It is a scene from a Python film called "The
"An untapped aspect of powerful prayer is not so much learning how to get what I want from God; it is rather learning from God how to want what I get."
"Powerful prayer is not so much learning how to get what we want from God; it is learning from God how to want what we
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jul 5, 2009
Second only to suffering, waiting may be the greatest teacher and trainer in godliness, maturity, and genuine
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
LEAVING A MESSAGE FOR GOD
In March 2009, Dutch artist Johan van der Dong decided God needed a telephone number. So, he got him one, a cell phone number to be exact--to show that God was "available anywhere and anytime." In an interview, Dong said, "In earlier times you would go to a church to
Contributed by Paul Green on Jul 13, 2009
Karl Barth (Swiss theologian) – ‘To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising