Contributed by Chris Jordan on Dec 19, 2009
STORY: "Puppies for Sale" (Chicken Soup for the Soul).
A little boy appeared under the store owner’s sign, "Puppies for sale."
"How much are you going to sell the puppies for?" he asked.
The store owner replied, "Anywhere from $30 to $50."
"I have $2.37," the little boy said, "Can I please
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Charlene Cothran is the publisher of Venus Magazine, which is a periodical for lesbians of African descent. She recently announced on the magazine’s web site that she has become a Christian and has rejected the lesbian lifestyle she had been living.
Cothran said that as a magazine publisher she
Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Apr 27, 2003
There is a story about a story about Vladimir Nabokov, the Russian writer who wrote Lolita, and Pale Fire. One summer Nabokov and his family were staying with some friends in Alta, Utah. While there Nabokov took the opportunity to enlarge his collection of butterflies and moths.
Contributed by David Selleck on Oct 26, 2006
Story of Anne.
Anne Lamott, a fellow messy Christian describes perfectly what happens when Jesus pursues us. In her book Traveling Mercies, Anne recounts her conversion to Jesus. Things were not going well in her life: addicted to cocaine and alcohol, involved in an affair that produced a child
Contributed by Kent Wise on Mar 25, 2007
Father John Powell, professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy:
Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our first session in the Theology of Faith.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Story of the Fireman
A. Flames surrounded firefighters fighting a forest as they backed up a mountain trying to put out the fire. They had no where to go. There was fire behind them and only a home and more grass in front of them. The firefighter moved ahead into the grass in front of him struck a
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 12, 2002
One Singaporean said to three Christians eating in a hawker’s stall, "Do you happen to be Christians?" They asked, "What makes you think so?" He said, "Well, you seem to be quite different from most people I know. That make me think you are Christians. But, you don’t act like
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 3, 2002
A TAXING STORY
My friend was trying to teach his fifth-grade son the value of
tithing. The boy listened attentively only to say, "I still
don’t understand why you have to pay taxes."
My friend replied, "Because the Bible says we must give unto
Caesar what belongs to Caesar and
Contributed by Andrew Hamilton on Sep 29, 2002
There is a story told of an old monastery that had fallen upon hard times. It was once a great order, but as a result of waves of anti-monastic persecution in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the rise of secularism in the nineteenth, all its branch houses were lost and it
Contributed by Brent Williams on Jun 19, 2001
Story # 1:
Jimmy an orphan from a foster home, is fishing by himself on the end of a pier. Full of curiosity like most ten year olds, he leans over the edge to look at an insect crawling next to him and falls into the water. Unable to swim, he frantically splashes and screams,
Contributed by Mark Pierce on May 25, 2010
Turning – Story of Wabush
Wabush, a town in a remote portion of Labrador, Canada, was completely isolated for some time. But recently a road was cut through the wilderness to reach it. Wabush now has one road leading into it, and thus, only on one road leading out. If someone would travel the
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jun 22, 2010
Theological belief is sometimes a murky matter. A candidate for ordination as a minister was asked, "What part of the Bible do you like best?" He said: "I like the New Testament best." Then he was asked, "What Book in the New Testament is your favorite?" He answered, "The Book of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 25, 2011
"In an article in Campus Life a young nurse writes of her pilgrimage in learning to see in a patient the image of God beneath a very 'distressing disguise.'
"Eileen was one of her first patients, a person who was totally helpless. 'A cerebral aneurysm (broken blood vessels in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2011
A thirty-four-year-old German woman named Anna Rosmus recently told the tragic story of what happened in her hometown in Germany during World War II. Speaking at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee, she told of growing up in Passau, Germany, years after the war. As a teenager, she
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2011
A man was stranded on an island. Alone for a number of years. Finally he was located and some people came ashore to rescue him. Before they took him off the island, he wanted to show them around. He took them to his hut and said "This is the home I built with my own 2 hands."
Many years ago in Kenya, a parent of one of my students came to me and told me what God did for their family. His daughter was born with serious physical problems. Doctors said that she will not be able to give birth her entire life. Her father and mother began to pray fervently
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 11, 2009
A FASTING STORY
Barbara Gordon tells about her first time fasting. (I don’t want to lose my reward) She fasted one day a week for 9 weeks. She was lead to pray for 9 individuals that had requested prayer. At the end she said, "God moved in many ways during that time. While most of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2009
A young woman named Margaret had spent decades battling depression and anxiety that were traced back to a horrible day in school when a Teacher, frustrated with her tardiness, made her stand in front of the room and invited all the students to come up to the board and write
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Aug 3, 2010
AN ANGEL STORY
Julie and the kids were on their way home from the park when it happened. Ben was only about 5 years old and happily walking and running ahead on the edge of the road. There was no footpath beside the road, but he was still on the grassy area. Then he must have seen our house on