Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
Obedience is seeking God with your whole heart. Performance is having a quiet time because you’ll feel guilty if you don’t.
Obedience is finding ways to let the Word of God dwell in you richly. Performance is quickly scanning a passage so you can check it off your Bible reading
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 13, 2001
Forgive and forget. Easier said than done, right? Well, now studies are showing forgiveness is not only good theology, but good medicine as sell. According to the latest medical and psychological research, forgiving is good for our souls-and our bodies. People who forgive:
benefit from better
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 14, 2001
Jesus calls us to be people who
Live in present-tense.
An average person¡¦s anxiety is focused on :
40% -- things that will never happen
30% -- things about the past that can’t be changed
12% -- things about criticism by others, mostly untrue
10% -- about health, which gets worse with
Let me tell you a story from Alberta history: Cree Chief Maskepetoon met Rev. Robert Rundle, and at their first meeting declared "I will never become a Christian as long as there are horses to steal and scalps to take." Nevertheless Maskepetoon became a staunch friend to Rundle and his attitude
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
About 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders and cost the U.S. economy $42
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 15, 2008
Fearfighter, a kind of psychiatric computer, is one of two programs endorsed by Britain’s health advisory watchdog for people with panic attacks, mild depression, or phobias. People uncomfortable with getting advice from a computer can still choose to see therapists, but the option of logging on
A vicar was retiring after 25 years in the parish. As he came to clear out his bedroom, he found a small bowl with 5 eggs and £1,000 in it. Baffled he called his wife, "Darling, what is this little basket under the bed with five eggs and £1,000 in it?"
"Oh," she said "I must confess that
Contributed by Karl Ingersoll on Jun 19, 2008
It was one of the worst days of my life: The washing machine broke down, the telephone kept ringing, my head ached, and the mail carrier brought a bill I had no money to pay.
Almost to the breaking point, I lifted my one-year-old into his high chair, leaned my head against the tray, and began to
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jun 25, 2008
IN THE END, WHAT IS IT THAT HONESTLY, REALLY MATTERS?
When I was a student chaplain at a hospital in Philadelphia, I spent a great deal of my time in the geriatric wing. The general routine was to start the shift by checking in with all the patients on the floor to see if anyone needed to talk
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
Did you know that tension exhibits itself in the from of stress? And stress is not always caused by negative things; it is also caused by positive things in your life.
For instance, Mike Parker was recovering from a severe heart attack, and the doctor said there should be no
I saw a cartoon recently where two men were sitting on a park bench … neither one is saying anything for several frames. Then one man lets out a SIGH. The other guy gets up and mutters, “Well, if you’re going to talk Politics, I’m out’a here!”
It makes me think of the Proverb that says, When
Contributed by Gary Harrison on Oct 27, 2008
This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself——nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 28, 2008
"The fear of man is being more impressed with man's reaction to our actions than with God's reaction. That's bondage. When we have the fear of God upon us, we are impressed only with God's reaction. We are freed from the concern of what people think. That's freedom! That's release! That's great
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 28, 2008
Stand Up and Be Counted
Some years ago Premier Khrushchev was speaking before the Supreme Soviet and was severely critical of the late Premier Stalin. While he was speaking someone from the audience sent up a note: "What were you doing when Stalin committed all these atrocities?"
Contributed by Art Good on Nov 6, 2008
A police officer was sitting back off the road, watching traffic. A car passed him slowly with other cars speeding around it. The slow car was as much of a danger as a speeder. The officer pulled up behind them and noticed they were only doing 22 mph, and there was an elderly female
Contributed by Michael Wiley on Nov 20, 2008
THE WILD MOUSE
When I was a young child, maybe seven or eight, my family and I went to Beach Bend Amusement park in Bowling Green KY, not too far from our home. I love amusement parks. Especially then when mom and dad were paying for everything. The day turned out to be a day that would shape my
Plumber recovers $78,000 diamond ring; Woman accidentally flushed 7-carat gem down restaurant toilet
PHOENIX - Just a case of plumb luck.
It took a plumber to retrieve a woman's 7-carat diamond ring after city workers failed in efforts to flush the gem out of the pipes of a
A mural artist named J.H. Zorthian read about a tiny boy who had been killed in traffic. His stomach churned as he thought of that ever happening to one of his three children. His worry became an inescapable anxiety. The more he imagined such a tragedy, the more fearful he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
SPURGEON ON TRUSTING GOD
Charles Spurgeon writes:
"There is One who cares for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and His omnipotent hand shall bring you the needed help. The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. He, if you are one of His