Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Trains are wonderful.... To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches
Contributed by Brent Williams on Jun 7, 2001
The Train and the Boy
I would like to tell you a story about a man named John Griffith. John was the father of an 8-year-old boy during the 20’s and 30’s. John was very fortunate during those times, because he had job. John loved his son very much. He was the apple of his eye. John’s son was
“The Hebrew word for train (h\aµnak_) means to dedicate…. H\aµnak_ seems to include the idea of setting aside, narrowing, or hedging in. The word is sometimes used in the sense of “start.” Child-training involves “narrowing” a child’s conduct away from evil and toward godliness and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2009
Training of Arabian Horses
The gospel we as Christ-followers are called to proclaim requires that we make sacrifices and at times even suffer a bit, but because of what Christ has already done, the return on such sacrifices is enormous! God’s Kingdom is glorified and expanded!
With that in
TRAINING IN GODLINESS
Our daughter-in-law has participated at times in triathlon competitions. The triathlon is an endurance event in which you swim a certain distance, ride your bike a certain distance, and finally, and without resting, run a certain distance. It is a very demanding test of
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 7, 2011
THE TRAIN WHISTLE
"I lived in Germany during the Nazi holocaust. I considered myself a Christian. I attended Church since I was a small boy. We had heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews, but like most people we tried to distance ourselves from the reality of what was really
Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Dec 15, 2016
THE ORPHAN TRAIN
In the history of the westward migration in the United States, part of the story has been largely passed over. From 1850 to 1930, tens of thousands of those who populated the west were orphans--children from eastern cities who were without parents because of disease or the
Contributed by John Telgren on Feb 11, 2017
I hated shining shoes in Basic Training. There were other things I would rather be doing instead of sitting on the floor with a brush and mounds of cotton balls stained with black Kiwi shoe polish! If our boots and dress shoes were not perfect we paid for it dearly!
During one of our trips to
Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 9, 2017
When I was a little boy, Christmas was really exciting. Sears Roebuck and Company would send toy catalogs out to my mom because she had an account with them. I would spend hours every Christmas looking at every item in the catalog.
The catalog was filled with every kind of toy a boy could think
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 16, 2008
How To Train An Elephant
Have you ever wondered how to train an elephant?
The first step is making it believe it can’t run away.
Get your elephant—preferably a baby one—and tie it to a strong steel stake in the ground, like you would tie a horse to a hitching post.
The baby elephant will try to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
William Barclay tells this story:
The first Sunday train from Glasgow to Edinburgh ran on the 13th of March, 1842. Our contemporary journalist, wrote that it was filled with peaceful and respectable persons, gliding quietly away on its mission. The Presbytery of Glasgow,
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Mar 16, 2009
Some years ago, a fearful railroad wreck took a dreadful toll of life and limb in an eastern state. A train, loaded with young people returned from school, was stalled on a suburban track because of what is known as a "hot-box." Another limited train was soon due, but a flagman was
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Jul 19, 2001
The doubleheader train was bucking a heavy snowstorm as its steam engines pulled it west.
A woman with a baby wanted to leave the train at one of the little stations along the route.
She repeatedly called, “Don’t forget me!” to the brakeman responsible to call out the stations they approached.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2001
TRAINING THE LITTLE SAVAGE
Every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish and self-centered. He wants what he wants when he wants it - his bottle, his mother’s attention, his playmate’s toy, his uncle’s watch. Deny him these once, and he seethes with rage and
Contributed by William Neel on Jan 23, 2003
When I was in the marines, the training for commandos included cliff assaults. The theory was that a commando raid should be a surprise, done as quickly and as silently as possible on the area with the lightest defenses. The lightest defense is at the point where attack is least expected. More
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 27, 2009
High Diver Training For Olympics Saved
2 Peter 3:9-10 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish , but everyone to come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 8, 2010
In the twisted wreckage of a Metrolink train crash, firefighters from Los Angeles Fire Station 27 found a message that brought tears to their eyes. A survivor of the crash, thinking he was dying, had used his own blood to write on the seat in front of him that he loved his wife and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the
Naval aviation training includes an indoctrination session in what looks like a ride from some amusement park. The device takes up an entire huge room, and has individual containers attached to a larger wheel, allowing the person inside to be spun in multiple directions as the main wheel spins