Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 15, 2001
["Mr. Holland’s Opus": Leaving a Legacy, Citation: Mr. Holland’s Opus, (Hollywood Pictures, 1995), rated PG, written by Patrick Sheane Duncan, directed by Stephen Herek; submitted by Greg Asimakoupoulos, Naperville, Illinois]
Mr. Holland’s Opus is a movie about a frustrated
Contributed by Dana Chau on Sep 3, 2001
Someone tells about a man who pulled up to a red light and saw a truck towing a trailer with many sheep inside. The man rolled down his window and yelled to the truck driver, "You shepherds don’t move your sheep around like you used to."
To which the truck driver replied, "I’m not a
Contributed by Billy Kryger on Aug 14, 2002
“Too Big To Miss”
The story’s told in the Bible about a mighty king. And how when he was just a little boy he played around with a sling. Well he got up early one morning and before the sun had set that day, a nasty ol’ giant had lost his head and his body lay cold on the clay.
Contributed by Larry Elder on Jul 12, 2003
An archaeologist was digging in the Negev Desert in Israel and came upon a sarcophagus containing a mummy.
After examining it, he called the curator of a prestigious natural-history
"I’ve just discovered the 3,000 year-old mummy of a man who died of heart
failure!" the excited
Contributed by Michael West on Sep 29, 2008
To avoid confrontation is to avoid the inevitable. We avoid it because of fear. Would you let your child be beat up? No. You would fight. It doesn’t matter what philosophy you have when you are actually in a fight, you will fight back. We have our giants, our bully’s, but we need not be afraid,
Contributed by Michael West on Oct 2, 2008
David became a great hero by trusting God and defeating the giant Goliath—-Do you know Goliath’s last words? "Nothing
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Feb 13, 2009
King David gave us a great 4pt sermon in his Psalm of repentance (51)
He pleaded, “Be gracious to me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness; According to the greatness of my Thy compassion blot out my transgression.”
He confessed, “Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, and done what is
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Feb 19, 2009
In seminary, every student was asked this question and it was sort of a psychological test that with the other tests could reveal some possible issues of the student and point to the fitness of the student for pastoral ministry. For example, I said, “Jesus.” Because as a potential pastor, I thought
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Mar 1, 2009
A Sunday school teacher gave his class an assignment to learn the 23rd Psalm by next Sunday because each was going to recite it to the whole church. A little boy named Bobby, just couldn’t get it all in his head, he struggled all week long. Finally Sunday comes and the church is packed out,
Contributed by Troy Borst on Jan 12, 2006
I want to share a story with you from last week in the Rocky Mountain Newspaper in Denver, Colorado. The story centers around a hot dog vendor and a fancy restaurant. "The beef between a hot dog vendor
Swindoll notes, “The first quality God saw in David was spirituality. ‘The Lord has sought out …a man after His own heart? Seems to me, it means that you are a person whose life is in harmony with the Lord. What is important to Him is important to you. What burdens Him burdens you. When he says,
Swindoll states, “ Solitude has nurturing qualities all its own. Anyone who must have superficial sounds to survive lacks depth. If you can’t stand to be alone with yourself, you have deep, unresolved conflicts in your inner
Swindoll adds, “Men and women of God, servant-leaders in the making, are first unknown, unseen, unappreciated, and unapplauded. In the relentless demands of obscurity, character is built. Strange as it may seem, those who first accept the silence
The Scripture texts we will be looking at today continue to paint a portrait of two lives. These two life stories communicate to us today the importance of having integrity and a strong relationship with the Lord.
David’s story shows how he was a man after God’s own heart. The result of this
Integrity’s overriding quality is wholeness: There is no discrepancy between what a person of integrity appears to be on the outside and what he is on the inside. For the Christian specifically, integrity means we live according to what we say we
Swindoll states, The Bible never flatters its heroes. All the men and women of Scripture have feet made of clay, and when the Holy Spirit paints a portrait of their lives, He’s a very realistic artist. He doesn’t ignore, deny, or overlook the dark side. Personally, when I step into this chapter in
Back to one of David’s legacy’s his mighty men. The people are now saying, “Wow, have you seen David’s mighty men, talk about quality leaders and warriors. Hero’s who once where rift-raft and discontented, in debt, stressed out men and women’ Wow, how they are now “Mighty!” All because David
Contributed by Bobby Mcdaniel on Feb 6, 2010
David Yarborough tells the story from one of Max Lucado’s books of a lady who had a small house on the seashore of Ireland at the turn of the century was quite wealthy but also quite frugal. The people were surprised, then, when she decided to be among the first to have electricity in her home.
David’s life story is an amazing story of the extremes one person can face in a lifetime:
• Early years extremes:
o From seclusion to fame
o From being a nobody to a somebody.
o From forgotten to living legend
o From least to greatest
o From the runt of the family to the