Sermon illustrations: Contentment

Be Content Where You Are

The story is told about a pilot who always looked down intently on a certain valley in the...

The Diamond Mine of Golconda

Russell Conwell told of an ancient Persian, Ali Hafed, who owned a very large farm that had...

114 Years Without Complaints

On November 4, 2010, Eunice Sandborn became the world’s oldest living person. She celebrated her...

The Danger of Comparison

“Don’t be guilty of comparing your accomplishments or performances with those of any other preacher...

The Eagle and the Weasel

A man once saw a bald eagle soaring in circles. The circles began to tighten and the man looked...

8 Contributors to Peace of Mind

Duke University did a study on “peace of mind.” Factors found to contribute greatly to emotional...

The Quaker and His Neighbor

A devout Quaker was watching his new neighbor move in next door. After all kinds of modern...

Contentment Is Learned in Trials

“If we would find content[ment], let us go to homes where women are crippled with rheumatism, or...

Personal Devotions

In the 1880s a young man who was an earnest Christian found employment in a pawnshop. Although he...

Gratefulness

John Wesley was about 21 years of age when he went to Oxford University. He came from a Christian...