Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Teddy Stallard was an unattractive and unmotivated fifth grade boy.
His teacher, Mrs. Thompson found him difficult to like due to his deadpan, expressionless, unfocused stare.
She had to admit that down deep inside she took pleasure in marking his papers with red ink and making an F with a
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Aug 20, 2007
There was once an optimistic farmer who couldn’t wait to greet each new day with a resounding, "Good morning, God!" He lived near a woman whose morning greeting was more like, "Good God... morning?" They were each a trial to the other. Where he saw opportunity, she saw problems. Where he was
It’s like the guy you may have seen, that acts like a gentleman, sweet and loving, taking a lady out to a nice dinner, and a romantic evening, only so he can get “something” out of the deal. Instead of doing all these things out of the sincerity of his heart, he’s really just putting out some money
Contributed by Richard Goble on Oct 30, 2007
As I was growing up with a younger brother and sister, one of our favorite games to play was baseball. We had a plastic bat and ball, and we would team up with some of the neighborhood kids and play ball in the back yard.
On one particular occasion my mom took our bat away from us because we were
Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 6, 2007
Pursued by the Atoning Love
One evening a woman was driving home when she noticed a huge truck behind her that was driving uncomfortably close. She stepped on the gas to gain some distance from the truck, but when she sped up the truck did too. The faster she drove, the faster drove the truck.
At six weeks of age, Fanny Crosby was blinded, but even as a youngster she determined not to be confined by the chains of darkness. In time, she became a mighty force for God through her hymns and Gospel songs.
The secret is this: when you have the single mind of purpose, you look on your
The pastor of a church that didn’t have the reputation for being very generous with their giving decided that it was time to do something drastic in order to teach the congregation the importance of giving. He contacted an electrician and had all of the pews wired.
The next Sunday which was
Contributed by Brian Harvison on Apr 7, 2008
Three sons left home, started careers and prospered.
Getting back together, they discussed the gifts that they were able to give their elderly mother for her 70th birthday.
The first said, “I built a huge house for Mom.”
The second said, “I sent her a Mercedes with a driver.”
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Blessed Are The Meek
As you study the character traits described in the Beatitudes, you can't help but realize one thing; these qualities are by no means natural to the human spirit. They are very foreign. Poverty of spirit, true mourning over personal sins against God and meekness does
Contributed by Timothy Craver on Nov 9, 2009
A $100 bill, a $20 bill and a $1 bill meet up at the shredder at the end of their lives. The 100 says, “I’ve seen the whole world during my lifetime. Why, I’ve been on cruises in the Caribbean, safaris in Africa and vacations in Europe.”
The 20 says, “Well, I haven’t done quite as well, but I have
Contributed by Sean Harder on Sep 30, 2010
NEEDING A PUSH
A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o'clock in the morning by a loud pounding on the back door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.
"Not a chance," says the husband, "It is three o'clock in the
WORDS LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION
As bad as it is to hear foul words, it is worse to speak them.
A nobleman went to see how Josiah Wedgwood made his SUPERB POTTERY. A young apprentice was told to give the guest a tour of the factory. As they walked through the plant, the visitor began to use
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 22, 2011
BEWARE OF DOG!
Upon entering a little country store a stranger noticed a sign saying "DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG!" posted on the glass door. Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor near the cash register. He asked the store’s owner "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 17, 2013
The very first person to reach the status of billionaire was a man who knew how to set goals and follow through. At the age of 23, Rockefeller had become a millionaire, by the age of 50 a billionaire. Every decision, attitude, and relationship was tailored to create his
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 2, 2014
We can give to God only what he first gave us. We’re like the kid who wanted to give his dad a birthday gift, so he went to his father’s closet, took a tie off the rack, wrapped it up and presented it to him with a “Happy Birthday, Dad!” When we give to God, we take something wonderful that He
Contributed by Gerald Manning on Nov 23, 2015
Words of Offering:
A rich, but cynical businessman said to one of his staff, "Show me a truly unselfish act and I will give you a $100 bill." The staffer, said, "OK, walk with me at the lunch hour." They went to that part of town where there were lots of street people.
The staffer said,
Contributed by Gerald Manning on Dec 14, 2015
The man was quite obviously hard pressed by life .. his clothing was a bit tattered, he hadn’t shaved for several days, his face was gaunt, his eyes vacant. He was hungry, no doubt, and all I had in my pocket was a quarter. I knew that it wouldn’t buy much, but perhaps it was a start, and I
Contributed by Gerald Manning on Dec 21, 2015
The little boy was no more than seven years old. It was time for Church, and he wanted to take his teddy bear, whom he had always called Frank. His parents protested, but he insisted that he had to take Frank, today, and they finally relented.
When the offering plates were passed, he put the
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 28, 2000
think it was C H Spurgeon who had a lady come to him saying that she felt called to the ministry. Spurgeon asked about her home and family and when he heard she had 13 children he exclaimed, "Well, praise God, not only
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 14, 2001
Leadership Magazine carried a story about 4 young men, Bible College students, who were renting a house together. One Saturday morning someone knocked on their door. And when they opened it, there stood this bedraggled-looking old man. His eyes were kind of marbleized, & he had a silvery stub of