Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
My life fell apart in the summer of ‘68. One minute I was the happiest man in the world then wham! It was all over. My countenance changed from a look of total contentment into one filled with agony and anguish. Here I was living in total rapture, married to the woman of my dreams. It’s hard
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
WAR IS HELL
War is defined as “a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations,” or more generally, as “a state of hostility, conflict, or antagonism.”
About 15 years ago a group of academics and historians compiled some startling information. Since 3600
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 24, 2002
THE AIR WAR
It was said of Desert Storm, “the air war won the ground war.” The fervent, faithful praying of a few in a well-developed prayer center can win the ground war for the troops of Christians going out into their places of work and neighborhoods
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 25, 2003
The Shame of War.
While living in Weil der Stadt, West Germany in 1989, my wife and I had a very profound experience with the local high school students.
In order to make learning English a little more fun, the High School English teacher made an arrangement with the local theatre. The
Jay E. Adams writes that under the roof in his backyard hangs a hummingbird feeder that he keeps filled with sugar water. There are four openings in it from which birds may suck the nectar. Yet, day after day, from early morning until after dusk, the feeder is the source of the
TUG OF WAR
We play tug of war. The team that is able to pull the other team over their side wins. Each member must pull with his or her strength and body weight. We are all different - some stronger, some weaker; some fat some thin; but all must put their strength and weight in. It doesn’t
Contributed by Troy Borst on May 26, 2005
Sun Tzu was a general in China about 500 BC. If we relate this time to other world events, the Jews were in captivity and the prophets Haggai and Zechariah were preaching. About 520, the Jews began to rebuild the temple and Jerusalem and we can read about this in the book of
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 6, 2011
THE PREVALENCE OF WAR
According to the statistics, there have 14,553 known wars from 36 BC to date. Since 1945, there have been over 70 wars and more than 200 significant outbreaks of violence. From 1958, over 100 nations have been involved in one way or another in armed conflict of some kind.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Billy Graham wrote in "The Key To Personal Peace"
“One of the powerful, enduring images that my wife, Ruth, and I have of our early years together is of the ticker-tape parades in New York City celebrating the end of WWII. The war was finally over And those who were spared from death by the enemy
Contributed by Tim Spear on Dec 6, 2012
I enjoy watching a TV show called Storage Wars. In this reality show people bid on storage units that have been abandoned after having five minutes to look at them from the doorway. I enjoy watching because many times they find some great treasures worth a lot of money buried in all the other
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 13, 2014
In the movie Casualties of War, Michael J. Fox plays Private Erikson, a soldier in Vietnam who is part of a squad that abuses a young Vietnamese girl. Though Private Erikson doesn’t participate in the crime, he still struggles with what has happened. He tells "Just because each of us might at any
Contributed by Sam Higgs on Sep 29, 2011
CALL TO WAR
Have you ever heard the "trumpet" call to do battle in our culture? On every side we are bombarded with things and teachings that are anti-God. There is the lasciviousness where "free-sex" reigns as supreme. It is the Christian’s God ordained duty to confront this sin against God
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 4, 2012
THE UNNECESSARY WAR
When Winston Churchill was in his early thirties, he tried with all his powers to awaken the English speaking world to the impending dangers of a resurgent Germany. At the time Germany was being influenced by one Corporal Hitler, but Churchill’s warnings were all to no avail.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
We want no war of conquest. . . . War should never be entered upon until every
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the
Contributed by Bill Johnson on May 13, 2004
When Judi, Kathryn, Mary and I moved into the new house I began feeding the birds on a regular basis in our yard. The only birds we had at the other house were cactus wrens, quail and doves. We not only have those three but now we have robins, hummingbirds, finches, cardinals, and sparrows. At
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 24, 2003
THE SOURCE OF NATIONAL SECURITY
"It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation’s humble acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 24, 2003
AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE
"Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 30, 2003
TOUCHED BY RAIN
Pfc. Jeremiah Stoppel is a fuel truck driver with Alpha Co. 703rd Battalion. His supply convoy lost vehicles to enemy fire as it followed the 3-7th into battle. A Lutheran, he is from Lincoln, Neb. He stands near the cab of his truck, rubs his coarsely sheared hair and looks down