After one of the great battles in the Civil War we were coming down the Tennessee River with a company of wounded men. It was in the spring of the year, and the water was not clear. You know that the cry of a wounded man is, "Water! Water!" especially in a hot country.
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jun 2, 2008
The Water (Anonymous)
It was one of the hottest days of the dry season. We had not seen rain in almost a month. The crops were dying. Cows had stopped giving milk. The creeks and streams were long gone back into the earth. It was a dry season that would bankrupt several farmers before it was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
The story is told about an Englishman living in Cairo who visited an Arab Chief in Arabia. The Englishman was treated with such kindness and royalty that he invited the Chief to visit him in Cairo, Egypt. He promised to show him the great sights of the city.
The Arab Chief made
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 2, 2008
Pour cold water into hot water & temp of water will lower. Similar to if you put hot water in cold water, the temp will rise. What we do as individuals affects the whole body. Either you are a help or a burden. Which are you?
After a defeat, don’t blame God, don’t throw in
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Jun 7, 2001
Dr. M.R. DeHaan put it this way:
In the early days of the church. . . , baptism was a declaration that the believer was definitely identifying himself with that group of people who were called Christians and were despised and hated. To be a Christian meant something. To identify yourself with
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 29, 2011
IT'S NOT THE WATER
Little Betsy had faithfully attended baptism classes. Her mother, wanting to be sure her daughter understood its significance, asked, "Honey, what does baptism mean?"
"Well, it isn't the water that makes you clean ..." she began. Smiling, Mother thought, Yes, she
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 9, 2011
THE WATER PUMP
Many years ago A.J. Gordon went to the World’s Fair. From a distance he saw a man pumping water with one of those old hand pumps. The water was pouring out and he said as he looked, "That man is really working hard at pumping water."
But when he got closer, he discovered that
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jun 22, 2010
TO HOLD WATER
There is no substitute for sound, biblical thinking.
John Gardner: An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent theologian. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in theology
"Still waters" as in Psalm 23 -- Sheep were not good swimmers, and it would be easy for sheep to be carried away with the current in a tumultuous river. The LORD brings us to drink from rivers
Contributed by Greg Carr on Feb 21, 2012
WALKING ON WATER
There once was a young man named Jimmy who had heard a family rumor that his father, his grandfather and even his great-grandfather, all "walked on water" on their 21st birthday. When the day of his 21st birthday came, he believed that if they could do it, so could he. So, off
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Sep 21, 2012
The Parable of Water
There are a lot of things I could compare when it comes to living in the world, sexual sin, the lust we have for objects that are shiny; but, I’ve decided that I’m not going to. I’ve decided to discuss two different liquids. One of them is water and the other is Coca Cola.
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 24, 2013
THE BLOOD AND WATER
Before I became a minister I attended a secular college for a couple of years. While I was there I took several classes I thought would help me when I went to Bible college, and some of those classes were in Philosophy.
Now Philosophy and Christianity are somewhat at
Contributed by Truuke Ameigh on Mar 2, 2003
Today we are talking about prayer and I have a special demonstration for you that shows how prayer works.
First, I’m going to give each one of you a little bottle of food coloring. Be careful with it so we don’t stain the carpet or our clothes.
Now, do you see this jar of water
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 4, 2003
A. "Cool Water" - Sons of the Pioneers
"All day I face the barren waste
Without the taste of water, cool water.
Old Dan and I with throats burned dry
Contributed by Carl Allen on Aug 12, 2008
1. Use a clear glass of clean water to signify the soul of the person cleansed by God.
2. Pour a little dirt into the glass to signify the nature of the World, if we allow it to find a place in us. Make the point, that a little dirt little doesn’t distort the view.
3. Add a
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 20, 2005
A man read an ad in the newspaper, “Hunting dog for sale, $2,500.00, but well worth it.” He called the number and the man told him that he had to see the dog in action. The next morning they met and went hunting early. The dog flushed two birds from a clump of bushes and when they fell into the
Contributed by Paul Barreca on Mar 31, 2013
NO ATHEISTS IN THE WATER
David Harrell wrote a book telling the story of his father, Edgar Harrell. Edgar was one of the 300 survivors of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, the last US ship sunk by enemy contact in WW2. 600 of the 900 men who survived the ship's sinking were stranded in the
Contributed by Lisa Delay on Aug 10, 2005
It seems as though the devastating water of the Asian tsunami uncovered an ancient city 45 miles south of Madras, India. Apparently, according to old British travel writings, the area was once a 7th century port city with seven pagodas, six of which were submerged by the sea. The location was part
JOY IN THE MIDST OF ROUGH WATERS
I’ve spent a fair bit of time in recent weeks doing funeral pre-planning for my parents. Making decisions about final disposition of the remains of people you have loved all your life is not any fun at all. It can be overwhelmingly sad.
After spending hours
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 25, 2011
WATERED-DOWN SOCIAL GOSPEL
Richard Niebuhr rightly challenged the liberal social gospel movement of watering down the offense of the cross with the scathing words, "A God without wrath brought me without sin into a