Contributed by David Browne on Dec 9, 2000
The young salesman was disappointed about losing a big sale, and as he talked with his sales manager he lamented, "I guess it just proves you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink." The manager replied, "Son, take my advice: your job is not to make him drink. Your job is to
Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 25, 2001
True story happened Friday in Montreal
- A hospital patient who insisted on lighting a cigarette while hooked to an oxygen supply caused a small explosion, according to a hospital spokesperson.
The 73-year-old, who suffered minor burns in the blast, had been told not to light up but she
Contributed by Paul Newell on Aug 29, 2001
James Hunter in his book “The Servant” presents a powerful picture of what it really means to be a leader/servant. He shares: leadership is ultimately rooted in our will. Not forcing our will on others, but demonstrating our will to serve.
There is a big difference between leading through power
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2002
According to psychologist William Damon, respect for the parent who exercises proper authority leads to respect for legitimate social institutions and to respect for law. In his book The Moral Child, Damon writes, “The child’s respect for parental authority sets the direction for civilized
Contributed by James Chandler on Apr 1, 2003
It has always been tough to be a young person growing up. And it has always been tough to be a parent and raise children into adults. Consider these quotes:
"I see no hope for the future for people if they are dependent on the frivilous youth of today. For certainly all youth are reckless
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 10, 2007
Feeling Like A Nobody
We all feel like a nobody sometimes, and some of us feel like a nobody all the time. Some time ago a new employee at a Wal-Mart had an unusual experience. The young man had just been at work three days and was the low man in the pecking order at the store. He was standing
Contributed by Hal Seed on Feb 12, 2008
6. YOU TRUST HIM WITH WHATEVER IS TROUBLING YOU.
Anybody having anything trouble you these days?
It’s probably part of God’s sense of humor that I went on a whale-watching trip this week, the week we start learning about Jonah.
PICTURE OF WHALE TALE
I’ve been on whale-watching tours only
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 15, 2008
27% of Americans would like to see organized religion have more influence on the U.S. 32% want less and nearly 40% want it to stay the same. In '01, 30% wanted
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
WHO’S THE BOSS
The young husband was henpecked, and he was going to a psychiatrist about the problem. The doctor told him, "You don’t have to let your wife bully you! Go home and show her you’re the boss!"
The young man got home, slammed the door, shook his fist in his wife’s face, and
Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 28, 2008
Authority vs. Power
Jesus did not just send them forward into their world with empty hands. He provides them with all the tools that will be needed to bring in this harvest of souls. According to Matthew's account, Jesus "...gave them power" [10:1]. The New International Version employs a more
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Oct 5, 2008
Kind of like the guy who had too much to drink and he was driving -- all of the sudden he turns down a road going the wrong direction. The police finally pull him over and said to the man, "Hey fella, what are you doing, you could have killed yourself and someone else. Didn't you see
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
A rabbi was at odds with his congregation. The president of the synagogue said, "Rabbi, we must have a conference to settle this dispute once and for all." So the rabbi, the president an the ten elders met together to discuss the issue -- but the rabbi soon discovered that he was
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Nov 9, 2008
Longfellow could take a worthless piece of paper, write a poem on it, and instantly make it worth 1000’s of dollars – and we call this genius! Rockefeller could sign his name on a piece of paper and make it worth millions of dollars – and we call this riches! An artist can take the courses
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Nov 15, 2008
Pastor Dave Kinney said, "In the year 1940 a physicist working in a garage in Chicago developed the process of splitting the atom, which started the atomic age we live in today. They realized that they could unleash the power found in the atom and then multiply that power! This has changed the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
"PA WON’T LIKE IT"
A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of corn in the road. The farmer who lived nearby came to investigate. "Hey, Willis," he called out, "forget your troubles for a spell and come on in and have dinner with us. Then I’ll help you get the wagon up."
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Feb 4, 2009
ZEITGEIST ON AUTHORITY
We live in interesting times. Our culture is drenched with vacuous celebrities who are sometimes given an amazing amount of authority. Not long ago there was a commercial about some high tech feature for televisions. A young woman named Jessica Simpson, singing, dancing
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
CHANGE FOR A DOLLAR
An army corporal needed to use a pay-phone but didn’t have change for a dollar. He saw a lower-ranking private mopping the base’s corridor floors, and asked him, "Soldier, do you have change for a dollar?"
The private replied, "Yeah, sure."
The corporal turned red and
Contributed by Doyle Hayes on Jul 7, 2009
In U.S. Navel Institute Proceedings, the magazine of the Naval Institute, Frank Koch illustrates the importance of obeying the Laws of the Lighthouse. Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for several days. I was serving
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 18, 2010
THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE
Wayne Grudem summarizes this conclusion: "The sufficiency of Scripture means that Scripture contained all the words of God he intended his people to have at each stage of redemptive history, and that it now contains all the words of God we need for salvation,