Contributed by Cameron Conway on Aug 2, 2010
IT'S NOT ABOUT REPENTANCE
Today it's not about repentance; it's about our feelings.
It's not about prayer; it's about going out for coffee.
It's not about revolution; it's about the status quo.
It's not about sanctification and righteousness; it's about making money.
It's not about
Contributed by David Simpson on Jan 18, 2013
If there is one glaring fault in my ministry, it has been to allow others
to blur my vision and that of the church. To take away any enthusiasm and joy. No matter what you do in life, you are going to have critics. The only people who don’t hear criticism are the ones not doing
Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 18, 2017
Ignace Jan Paderewski, the famous pianist, was scheduled to perform at a great concert hall in America. It was a high-society extravaganza. Present in the audience that evening was a mother and her fidgety nine-year old. She had brought him in the hopes that when he heard the great composer play,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 20, 2005
English evangelist George Whitefield (1714-1770) learned that it was more important to please God than to please men. Knowing that he was doing what was honoring to the Lord kept him from discouragement when he was falsely accused by his enemies.At one point in his ministry, Whitefield received a
THE DEVIL'S BEATITUDES
1. Blessed are those who are too tired, too busy, too distracted to spend even an hour once a week with their fellow Christians – they are my best workers.
2. Blessed are those Christians who wait to be asked and expect to be thanked -- I can use them.
3. Blessed are
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 9, 2001
THE ANTONYM OF JOY
Discouragement is dissatisfaction with the past, distaste for the present, and distrust of the future. It is ingratitude for the blessings of yesterday, indifference to the opportunities of today, and insecurity regarding strength for tomorrow. It is unawareness of the
Contributed by Lonnie Erwin on Oct 26, 2007
Illustration: The Colonel Sanders Story
Here’s a man sitting on his porch in Kentucky. He’s only recently retired from the post office, and he’s sitting there when his first Social Security check is delivered. He’s very, very discouraged. He thinks to himself, "Is this what life is going to