WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
The job of the church is not to impact the church, but to impact the world.
It’s like a huddle in a football game. 67,000 people don’t pay $25.00 a ticket to watch the Titans huddle. What if you went to a Titans game and for 2½ hours you watched 11 men stand in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2003
A little old lady was amazed at how nice the young man was next door. Every day he would help her gather things from her car or help her in her yard. One day, the old lady finally ask the young man, "Son, how did you become such a fine young man?"
The young man replied, "Well,
Contributed by David Parks on Jan 30, 2003
A PERFECT PREACHER
After hundreds of years, a model preacher has been found to suit everyone. He preaches exactly 20 minutes and then sits down. He condemns sin but never hurts anyone.
He works from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. In every type of work from preaching to custodial service. He makes $60.00
Contributed by Rob Ross on Apr 9, 2003
This Is My Church
It is composed of people just like me.
It will be friendly if I am.
It will do a great work if I work.
It will make generous gifts to many causes if I am generous.
It will bring others into its fellowship if I bring them.
Its seats will be filled if I fill them.
It will be
Contributed by Ken Kersten on Jun 3, 2003
Ways to know your church is unfriendly.
When the sign out front says – For members only
When the parking lot has a sign that says – unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owners expense.
When the church lobby has a sign that says – no loitering
When you say “Praise the Lord”
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 6, 2004
In a church I used to attend, two friends of mine had a broken relationship. One did some work for the other one, and it wasn’t acceptable when it was finished. They haven’t spoken since, and they attend the same church. One is a believer and one is not. I don’t know who is right and who is
Contributed by Martin Kim on Oct 5, 2004
Win Arn, a leading church consultant conducted a survey:
He surveyed members of nearly a thousand churches asking the question, “Why does the church exit?? The results? Of the church members surveyed, 89 percent said, “The church’s purpose is to take care of my family’s and my needs.? For many,
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 3, 2007
Can you imagine what it was like for the church in Smyrna as they watched their beloved and aged pastor burn at the stake? Polycarp was his name. he was a disciple of Jesus’ disciple, the Apostle John. One could tell it immediately because he possessed the same tenderness
During the 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel conducted what became known as "the marshmallow test" with four-year-olds in the preschool at Stanford University. The object of the exercise was to assess each preschooler’s ability to delay gratification. Each child was given one marshmallow. They
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Peggy Noonan, speech writer for Ronald Reagan, relates a story about Frances Green, an eighty-three-year old woman who lived by herself on Social Security in a town just outside of San Francisco, California. Peggy was very poor, but for eight years she had been sending one dollar a year to the
Contributed by Daryl Grimes on Sep 25, 2009
A good friend of mine, who has been sober and drug-free now for many, many years shared his testimony with me several years ago. After being caught in the 1970’s as a teenager with cocaine his dream of becoming a Major League Baseball Player was over. He used this discouragement and depression as
Contributed by David Gresham on Mar 9, 2009
Another saying that is often heard is " If everyone in this Church was just like me, what kind of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 24, 2009
Tourist Asks Tour Guide at Westminster Abbey an Important Question
The story is told that one day a tour guide was taking people around Westminster Abbey, probably the most famous church in England. The guide pointed out the ancient Abbey’s beauties, its glorious windows, the graves of kings and
Let’s look at two scenarios about the importance of actions, or lack of actions and how we impact a person searching for the truth.
T.S. - Let’s explore what the church should look like to people who are seeking a spiritual encounter with the Lord.
Scenario 1: “The visitor”
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Mar 16, 2008
On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur, there was once a little life-saving station. The building was primitive, and there was just one boat, but the members of the life-saving station were committed and kept a constant watch over the sea. When a ship went down, they
Contributed by David Fox on Nov 15, 2001
One older pastor gave some great advise to younger ministers, He said, “Trust the people in your pew’s. they are smarter
Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 10, 2002
WHY THEY SERVE COFFEE
Some of the most humorous and enlightening moments in our lives center around eating and drinking.
Take for instance the interaction between a pastor and young boy in a certain congregation. It seems this particular congregation loved good fellowship and always served
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Mar 28, 2005
This story was related by Donald Grey Barnhouse. Several years ago, two students graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The highest ranking student in the class was a blind man named Overton and, when he received his honor, he insisted that half the credit should go to his friend,
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Apr 5, 2005
“A Mucker Kind of Love!” 1 Peter 1:22-25 Key verse(s) 22:“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.”
Where self is involved, there is no afterthought. Either we focus on us or we focus on
Contributed by Greg Warren on May 4, 2005
The church is called the body of Christ. Have you ever thought about what it would be like if the members of our physical bodies behaved like the members of the spiritual body sometimes do?
HEART - "You know, I’m just stuck in a rut. For the last 45 years all I do is beat and beat. Lub,