Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008
Another area that we need to exercise care is in our communication.
Employed by the human-development center of a corporation in the Midwest, a young woman was training the employees in proper dress codes and etiquette.
One day as she was stepping onto the elevator, a man casually dressed in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009
PAINTING THE PORCH
There was a lady who was preparing her Christmas cookies. There was a knock at the door. She went to find a man, his clothes poor, obviously looking for some Christmas odd jobs. He asked her if there was anything he could do. She said, "Can you paint?"
"Yes," he said. "I’m
Contributed by Brian Atwood on Mar 17, 2009
"Rough Seas Call for Distress Preparations" From Fox News, 3/5/09
"Two days before NFL player Marquis Cooper took a doomed fishing trip with three friends in Florida Gulf Coast waters, a friend urged him to buy a life-saving device used to locate boats in distress.
"Cooper hadn’t heard of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
WORLD OF WORDS
We live in a world of words. Words are all about us, words on TV, words on the radio, spoken words by family and friends, words printed in newspapers, books, on computers, and words on the Internet. The world of words have turned us into a people who have been overwhelmed,
Contributed by Nigel Heath on May 19, 2009
How skilled are we at communicating? Perhaps not as skilled as we think. It is easy to send the wrong message without knowing it.
There is a famous example of a message that was sent in WWII "Send reinforcements we’re going to advance." But by the time it reached its
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 20, 2009
DEMAND VS. CHOICE
A demand masked as a request is worse than a demand. Like giving kids a choice when there is no choice. "Would you like to go to Gramas?" implies of the option of choosing either way, and it is
Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 18, 2009
WARNING AGAINST GOSSIP, SUSPICION AND MISTRUST
Charles Spurgeon, in his lecture titled "The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear" warns of the effect that suspicion has on a person and on the church.
"Avoid with your whole soul that spirit of suspicion which sours some men’s lives, and to all things
Contributed by Neil Olcott on Sep 10, 2009
LEARN TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE
A new missionary recruit went to Venezuela for the first time. He was struggling with the language and didn’t understand a whole lot of what was going on. Intending to visit one of the local churches, he got lost, but he eventually got back on track and found the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
HOW TO GET ATTENTION
This is the story of George Phillips of Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things.
Contributed by Jorge Acevedo on Feb 17, 2010
THE "YES" FACE
I read a story about our 3rd president, Thomas Jefferson, him and his companions were traveling the countryside when they came upon a river that had overran its banks because of heavy rain. The bridge had been washed out and they had to cross the river on horseback fighting
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
LOSING THE ART OF CONVERSATION
We live in a world of overwhelming access via phone, e-mail, instant messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and the like. More than once I have heard someone say, "I got x number of e-mails at once with the expectation I would send an instant response to each one!"
Contributed by Louis Gibson on Jun 28, 2010
B.C. = BAD COMMUNICATION
Poor communication can led to all kinds of misunderstandings.
A rather old fashioned lady was planning a couple of weeks vacation in Florida. She also was quite delicate and elegant with her language. She wrote a letter to a particular campground and asked for
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jul 13, 2010
RELATIONSHIPS AND CELL PHONES
Desperate people will do almost anything. People are desperate for relationships and will pay a lot of money to have it. The cost of a T-Mobile HTC HD2 cell phone is $2,600 while the
Contributed by Kyle Meador on Dec 18, 2000
There was a art contest held in a local school one Christmas season a few years ago in East Texas. One of the prize winners was a picture drawn by a nine year old boy showing three men, offering gifts to the baby Jesus in his manger. What made the picture unique is how the three gift presenters
Contributed by Brian Mccutchen on Jan 26, 2001
A Preacher’s Prayer: “Lord, fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff, and nudge me
Contributed by Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
It’s like the Lutheran pastor who always started each service with "The Lord be with you." The people would respond, "and also with you.”
But, one Sunday the PA system wasn’t working so the first thing he said was "There’s
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 30, 2001
I heard of one Pastor who spoke up and said, ‘Bro. Brown would you please stand and lead us
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Feb 11, 2001
One of the strongest cases of a man using his tongue to bless God and curse man relates to Augustus M. Toplady. He blessed God with the beautiful hymn of adoration that he penned, “Rock of Ages.” It is a moving, biblical tribute to Christ and His finished work of redemption. Yet the same mouth
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 21, 2001
Maybe you heard about a guy named John who had a really horrible memory. One day John ran into a friend whom he had not seen in a long time. He greeted him & said, “Bill, do you remember what a bad memory I had?” Bill answered, “Yes, I certainly do.” “Well,
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 27, 2001
E. C. McKenzie said, “A good sermon helps people to two ways: Some rise from it greatly strengthened; others