Faith

Taylor "We Have 25 Cents–And The Promises of God! (illustration)

During an especially trying time in the work of the China Inland Mission, Hudson Taylor wrote to his wife, “We have twenty-five cents—and all the promises of God! (Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 242) …

Jump, The House is On Fire (illustration)

One night a house caught fire and a young boy was forced to flee to the roof. The father stood on the ground below with outstretched arms, calling to his son, “Jump! I’ll catch you.” He knew the boy had to jump to save his life. All the boy could see, however, w …

The Two Westward Travelers (illustration)

When a traveler in the early days of the west, came to the Mississippi, he discovered there was no bridge. Fortunately it was winter and the great river was sheeted over with ice. But the traveler was afraid to trust himself to it, not knowing how thick it was. Finally with infin …

Dr. Judson’s Optimistic Reply (illustration)

Faith in God makes great optimists. Over in Burma, Judson was lying in a foul jail floor with 32 lbs. of chains on his ankles, his feet bound to a bamboo pole. With a sneer on his face, a fellow prisoner said, “Dr. Judson, what about the prospect of the conversion of the he …

Invisible, Incredible & Impossible Seen by Faith (illustration)

Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible. (Source Unknown, Lou Nicholes - Missionary/Author). …

Faith (illustration)

In 1893, engineer George Ferris built a machine that bears his name-the Ferris wheel. When it was finished, he invited a newspaper reporter to accompany him and his wife for the inaugural ride. It was a windy July day, so a stiff breeze struck the wheel with great force as it slo …

George Ferris built the Ferris Wheel (illustration)

 In 1893, engineer George Ferris built a machine that bears his name-the Ferris wheel. When it was finished, he invited a newspaper reporter to accompany him and his wife for the inaugural ride. It was a windy July day, so a stiff breeze struck the wheel with great force as …

Cameraman Who Jumped Without a Parachute (illustration)

In April 1988 the evening news reported on a photographer who was a skydiver. He had jumped from a plane along with numerous other skydivers and filmed the group as they fell and opened their parachutes. On the film shown on the telecast, as the final skydiver opened his chute, t …

Robert Moffatt - Had no Converts For Many Years (illustration)

The great missionary, Robert Moffatt, worked for years in Bechuanaland, South Africa without seeing a single convert. When some friends in England wrote asking what they might send him as a present, he requested a communion set. Since there were no other believers there, they wer …

Abraham’s missionary call (illustration)

Let’s imagine dialogue between Abraham and God. “Abraham, this is God speaking. I want you to leave everything and go to the land I will show you.” “Where’s that?""It’s 1500 miles from here in a place called Canaan.” “Never heard of it.” &q …

Had Faith The Lord Would Save Him (illustration)

A man named Smith was sitting on his roof during a flood, and the water was up to his feet. Before long a fellow in a canoe paddled past and shouted, “Can I give you a lift to higher ground?” “No, thanks,” said Smith. “I have faith in the Lord and He will …

Robert Moffat - Ten Years without a Convert (illustration)

Faith honors God and God honors faith! A story from the life of missionaries Robert and Mary Moffat illustrates this truth. For 10 years this couple labored faithfully in Botswana without one ray of encouragement to brighten their way. They could not report a single convert. Fina …

Havner - Wearing Many Medals but not Many Scars (illustration)

I’m tired of hootenanny religion, the new brand of Christianity that pagans do not feel embarrassed to join, I’m tired of Batman, the Beatniks, the Beatles, the God is dead movement, the new morality, situation ethics, existentialism, and the latest theological discussions out …

Your Faith Ought to Get You in Trouble at Times (illustration)

Your faith ought to get you in trouble at times. If everybody thinks you are nuts, you may be. It’s OK if some think you are. You’re probably in trouble if no one thinks you are. (Swindoll in his book of Illustrations and Quotes, p. 195). …

Hudson Taylor Makes his first Voyage to China (illustration)

In 1853, when young Hudson Taylor was making his first voyage to China, his vessel was delayed near New Guinea because the winds had stopped. A rapid current was carrying the ship toward some reefs and the situation was becoming dangerous. Even the sailors using a longboat co …

Never Mind God, Something Just Opened Up (illustration)

One day a woman was rushing home from a doctor’s appointment. She still had to pick up her prescription, pick up the children from the baby-sitter, and get home and make supper, all in time to make it to the prayer meeting at her church that evening. As she began to circle …

Praying For Rain With an Umbrella (illustration)

The story is told of a group of people in Kansas who after a long drought came together to pray for rain. As they met, they discovered only one young gal had brought an umbrella with her. (Source unknown). …

Tragic Mistake Made by a Great Repelling Rope Climber (illustration)

On April 30, 1976 Evelyn Mooers attached a repelling rope to a drain pipe grating on the roof of the Mark Twain South County Bank. Mooers, an experienced climber, had once scaled 14,410-foot Mt. Rainier in Washington state. The repelling exercise from the bank building woul …

Young Boy on Roof of His Burning Home (illustration)

One night a house caught fire and a young boy was forced to flee to the roof. The father stood on the ground below with outstretched arms, calling to his son, “Jump! I’ll catch you.” He knew the boy had to jump to save his life. All the boy could see, however, …

Hudson Taylor Requested to Pray Because of Cannibals Nearby (illustration)

When Hudson Taylor went to China, he made the voyage on a sailing vessel. As it neared the channel between the southern Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra, the missionary heard an urgent knock on his stateroom door. He opened it, and there stood the captain of the ship.

Can You be Called a Faithful Christian? (illustration)

I wonder what would happen if we applied the same standards of loyalty to our Christian activities that we expect from other areas of our lives? If your car starts once every three tries, is it reliable? If the postman skipped delivery every Monday and Thursday, is he trustworthy …