Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 14, 2019
A few minutes before 8 AM on Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based airplanes struck Pearl Harbor. In a raid lasting less than two hours, they sank or seriously damaged eight battleships and 13 other naval vessels. Almost 200 American aircraft were destroyed, and approximately
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 6, 2010
Prepared to serve.
Joshua died at 110 years old in 1380 B.C. He assumed leadership around 1406 B.C. Therefore, he was around 85 years old when he took command from Moses!Before Joshua ever took the reigns, he had been a servant, a soldier and a spy. Some feel that you can make a man by giving him
Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 4, 2020
Almost every Sunday morning I begin my sermon with a cute or funny story. This morning I start with a sad story. Bob and Betty were 2 of my dearest friends in Indiana. A strong, loving example of what a married couple should be. However, this couple was always at least 15 minutes late for
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jan 6, 2008
Preparing For Death
Several years ago, I was on staff with a fellow pastor who had been suffering with diabetes and its ill effects for most of his life. He was a single dad with two sons who were the same ages as two of my boys. His name was Mike, and we were close in age.
Mike had lost an eye
Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Sep 24, 2011
ARE YOU PREPARED?
One day, a king died. His servants spread the unbelievable news all over the palace. He had died in his bed of natural causes.
"Where has he gone?" asked one of the king's wisest counselors
"Why, to Heaven of course!" answered all the others.
"No", said the other gravely, "I
PREPARE TO BE EMBARRASSED
"One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Word of God, read it and believe it. Then the rest of us
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Nov 22, 2010
PREPARING FOR DEPARTURE
I once read how, in the spring of 1981, a young man was flown into desolate northern Alaska to photograph the natural beauty and mysteries of the tundra. He took along 500 rolls of film, several firearms, and 1,400 pounds of provisions.
As the months passed, the words in
Contributed by Paul Decker on Dec 1, 2002
PREPARED TO WAIT
Ed Watt was visiting a local department store with his wife, and they had just purchased a piece of luggage and a cooler. As Ed browsed in the shoe depart-ment waiting for his wife to finish the rest of her shopping, a clerk asked if he could be of assistance.
“No, thank you,"
Contributed by Chris Surber on Jan 29, 2009
PREP YOUR HEART
My wife and I have had a painter in the house this week creating a very colorful and fun bedroom for our two youngest sons. The painter is a man who cares deeply about his craft. In conversation with him this week, I have learned a great deal more about the nature of painting than
Contributed by John Perry on Jan 1, 2011
MAKE SURE THE CAPTAIN IS ON BOARD
A young naval officer was undergoing his first sea training on board a naval ship. His responsibility was to safely steer the ship away from the wharf and set it on course for a voyage out to sea. He carefully went through all the procedures of disembarking the
A person must first be in the light before he/she can spread the Gospel to a lost world.
Be ready at any time
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 25, 2012
THE SECRET OF SEABISCUIT
In 1938, a year of monumental turmoil, the number one newsmaker was not Franklin Roosevelt or Adolf Hitler, in fact it wasn't even a person. It was an undersized, crook-legged racehorse owned by a bicycle repairman turned automobile magnate and trained by a virtually mute
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 9, 2001
As Abraham Lincoln prepared to sign the Emancipation Proclamation, he took his pen, moved it to the signature line, paused for a moment, and then dropped the pen. When asked why, the president replied, "If my name goes into history, it will be for this act, and if my hand trembles when I sign it,
During the preparations for an evangelistic crusade in Latin America, a very poor, unshaven man came to one of the week-long biblical counseling courses. It was unusual to see a man of this condition attending an in-depth training session. Most often, those with a better education and social
Contributed by Harold Miller on Dec 14, 2000
A pastor was preparing a Christmas message and fell asleep in his study at the church. He dreamed that he was in a world into which Jesus had never come. He walked out on the streets, but no church spires pointed to heaven. He was summoned by a weeping child to visit her dying mother, but on
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 4, 2001
In preparation for a meeting in a large city, famed evangelist Billy Sunday wrote a letter to the mayor in which he asked for the name of individuals he knew who had a spiritual problem and needed help and prayer. How
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Mar 22, 2010
TABLE PREPARED ON 9/11
Will and John were firefighters called in to do battle with the Twin Towers on that terrible day we call 9-11. They were in one of the towers when it collapsed. After being buried alive under debris all day and into the night, Will had a vision. He saw a bright light and a
Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Apr 23, 2010
WHAT ARE YOU PREPARED TO DO?
In the movie The Untouchables, Eliot Ness, played by Kevin Costner, is frustrated because he cannot bring down Al Capone. So he asks for a street wise Irish beat cop, played by Sean Connery, for his help. The Irish cop agrees under one condition. He said always be
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Apr 19, 2009
“The best way to prepare for the coming of Christ is never to forget the presence of Christ.” (1001 Illustrations that