Do Not Be Ignorant
Paul opens Chapter 10 by telling the Corinthian Christians to not be ignorant to not be ag-no-eh-o which means the following:
The Greek word for "ignorant" - ἀãíïέù, agnoeō, ag-no-eh'-o. Not to know (through lack of information or intelligence); by
Contributed by Scott Jensen on Oct 8, 2008
Preach the Right Message
Take a look at the example of Pastor Carlton Pearson from Tulsa, Oklahoma. By all standards, he was a very successful preacher with a church of over 5,000 members. Well-known for being a powerful speaker, he reached many and continued to grow his church.
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2008
A book collector ran into an unbookish acquaintance who soon revealed that old books didn't mean anything to him. In fact, he observed he had just thrown away a big old Bible which had been packed away in the attic of his ancestral home for generations. He was describing it
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jul 6, 2009
HIGHER STANDARD OF GOD
Paul very much emphasized that we are responsible to others. Not responsible for them but to them. We are held to a high standard (at least we should be) by our own conscience, by others, and by God.
Too often we make excuses such as not knowing that something was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2009
A widow, shortly after her husband’s death, was going through his papers. She found a couple of old certificates, yellowed with age and crumbling into dust. They had been made out to her husband more than fifty years ago, and seemed to be some kind of promissory notes. Some sort
Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Jan 10, 2010
I once took a graduate level class on the psychology of learning, and in that class we talked about the way people learn. And I remember one time we were talking about babies and how they perceive certain things. It was kind of amusing actually, but they did a study where they would sit a baby
Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Mar 9, 2010
DRIVING THE WRONG WAY
An older gentleman was driving home from work when his cell phone rang. His wife was on the line in a panic and said, "Honey, be careful driving. I just saw on the TV that some maniac is driving the wrong
Contributed by Craig Sully on Apr 7, 2010
First noticed in the late 19th century, the concept of the cargo cult came to prominence in the years immediately following WWII. As the Japanese and American armies began to island hop their way to victory and defeat across the Pacific, they literally took over these small
Contributed by John Perry on Apr 10, 2010
USHERING IN A CLEAN WORLD
There was a man named Dave who was blind. For a period of time we were working with him, bringing him to church and helping him out. Dave began to come along regularly; more than anything I think he liked the fact that people in our church cared about him. One day some
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 27, 2010
Ignorance of One’s Inheritance
A Michigan factory worker, earning less than ten thousand dollars a year, was an unknowing heir to a half-million dollars. When located by an investigator some years after his benefactor’s death, the worker explained that he had neither returned home nor kept in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2010
How to Miss the Treasure of Pilgrim’s Progress Through Ignorance
Ravi Zacharias tells this story:
Some years ago, I was visiting the town of Bedford in England. The reason most tourists go to Bedford is because it was the home of the famed 17th Century writer John Bunyan who penned his immortal
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
There was a minister out taking a walk on a beautiful street. He noticed a small boy attempting to ring the doorbell on the porch of a house. The boy was short and the doorbell was higher than usual. The boy could not quite reach it.
The minister stepped up to the porch beside the boy and
Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Jan 5, 2001
The story is told about a small, country church where the pastor called a special meeting of the congregation to approve the purchase of a brand new chandelier. After some discussion pro and con, an old farmer stood up and said, "Buying a new chandelier may seem like a good idea to you, but I’m
Contributed by Bill Lobbs on Nov 4, 2000
Let me give you an example to what I’m saying by sharing with you a story that I recently read in one of the history books in my library. I read how on July 3l, 1838 on the Island of Jamaica, a man named William Knibbs, gathered 10,000 slaves for a great praise gathering. They were
Contributed by David King on Apr 23, 2008
Some years ago I was on a flight from one city to another in the company of my senior Pastor. It was an evengelistic trip and also my first flight ever. I was hungry before we boarded the flight but I had no time to get anything to bite for two reasons--one, I did not have any money on me and
WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW
They say, "What you don't know can't hurt you." But it's not true, is it?
Suppose your house is invaded by termites that are eating away at the studs and beams and rafters, and you don't know it.
Suppose you are on an extended trip but you left water boiling on the
Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Dec 8, 2011
TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING
Reuters, had a rather strange story: Heat Wave Claims a Frostbite Victim.
While the rest of Europe suffered under a record heat wave, back in August 2003, 46 year-old Mike Ball literally froze his foot driving 250 miles with his toes too close to the air
Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Dec 9, 2011
WE HAVE NO ONE BY THAT NAME
Some people are just plain stubborn!
Theatre Arts magazine: A subscriber to the Theatre Arts magazine called "Information" for the magazine's number.
"Sorry," said the operator, "but there is nobody listed by the name of Theodore Arts."
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jan 15, 2012
THE LORD'S PRAYER...?
Two men were drinking in a bar when the topic of conversation got round to religion. One man turned to his friend and said; “I bet you don't even know the Lord's Prayer."
"Wait a minute," said his friend, "I do too know the Lord's Prayer." So his friend pulled out a £20
Contributed by Joe Bertone on Aug 1, 2012
David Bloom, Today show co-host on weekends, died on April 6, 2003, while covering Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ironically, Bloom did not die from injuries sustained in conflict, but rather of a pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary emboli occur among those who sit for long periods of time,