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 A. Todd Coget on Dec 12, 2003
[A Christmas Story, unknown]
I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid.
I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," she jeered. "Even dummies know that!" (Rejection!)
My Grandma was not
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 Paul Fritz on Aug 29, 2001
Story of Encouragement:
Several months ago when I was seated on the bus at the terminal and going home from work, a woman showed a kindness that up to now I cannot forget.
The bus was still not full. I sat on the third row, by the window, on the driver’s side. It was nearly six p.m. but the
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 Sermoncentral on Apr 18, 2002
The Story of Redemption
I want to begin the study tonight by telling you a story. I first heard this story about 30 years ago. I was listening to J Vernon McGee on the radio explain a great Bible truth and he told the following story to illustrate the Biblical principle.
In your mind go
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 Michael King on Jul 20, 2003
STORY OF SHEEP
In the Highlands of Scotland, sheep would often wander off into the rocks and get
into places that they couldn’t get out of. The grass on these mountains is very sweet
and the sheep like it, and they will jump down ten or twelve feet, and then they can’t
jump back again, and the
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Aug 22, 2008
Story: Baboons On The Loose
In eastern Africa a troop of about 50 baboons made themselves at home right next to a farm.
The baboons were amusing at first but soon wore out their welcome.
Before long they were ravaging the corn and other crops and helping themselves to anything they could
THE SIMPLE STORY
Last week, I met in the worship center with the four-year-olds from the school and we talked about what pastors do. After I was done showing them my robe and stoles and my private Communion kit and talking about the different places a pastor stands in church to talk about Jesus,
Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Feb 2, 2009
An eight-year-old British girl has been taken into care by Portuguese authorities after her mother reportedly left her alone to go out drinking while on vacation in Portugal.
In Spain, a father booted his two 11-year-old twin sons out of the car in which they were travelling
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009
Joni Eareckson Tada is an American Christian author, artist, and founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, an "organization accelerating Christian ministry in the disability community". She wrote an autobiography entitled Joni and appeared in a film of the same name. She has a daily
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009
THE STORY OF ISAAC WATTS
A young boy complained to his father that most of the church hymns were boring and old-fashioned, with tiresome words that meant little to his generation. His father challenged him with these words: "If you think you can write better hymns, why don’t you?"
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
THE NOBEL STORY
In 1866, Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and built up companies and laboratories in more than 20 countries all over the world. In the process, he amassed a considerable fortune. When Nobel’s brother died, the newspaper made a mistake and ran an obituary for Alfred Nobel. In the
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Mar 20, 2009
THE STORY OF FRIDA
Frida Gashumba tells something of her story in her book Frida: Chosen to Die, Destined to Live, a miraculous escape from the Rwandan genocide. Frida was born in 1980. She was a Tutsi, one of the tribes 'created' during colonial rule based primarily upon height, head size,
Contributed by Jim Kane on May 18, 2009
It was a conversation that has stuck with me over the years. I was not a part of the conversation, per se, but I was a part of the audience that listened. I think that it took place in 1986 but I cannot remember. It was, I remember, a Sunday night at the church where I was