Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 1, 2001
At a convention with their wives, two businessmen who had been roommates in college crossed paths. They sat in the lobby all night talking. They knew they would be in trouble with their wives. The next day they happened to see each other. "What did your wife think?"
"I walked in the
Contributed by Melvin Newland on May 15, 2001
Did you hear about the college student who was taking the course in ornithology, which is a study of birds?
This class in ornithology had the reputation of being the most difficult class in the whole curriculum. And the professor was an extremely difficult professor. Everybody feared him.
Contributed by Paul Newell on Aug 29, 2001
James Hunter in his book “The Servant” presents a powerful picture of what it really means to be a leader/servant. He shares: leadership is ultimately rooted in our will. Not forcing our will on others, but demonstrating our will to serve.
There is a big difference between leading through power
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 18, 2002
Following the Sunday morning service, the pastor stood at the back of the church, shaking hands with the worshipers as they left.
As one man shook hands, he looked intently at the pastor and said, "Powerful sermons, Pastor. Thoughtful, well researched. I can always see myself in them…and I want
THE EMPEROR AND THE SEED
Once there was an emperor in the Far East who was growing old and knew it was coming time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or one of his own children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young people in the kingdom
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 7, 2002
LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS
S. I. McMillen, in his book "None of These Diseases," tells a story of a young woman who wanted to go to college, but her heart sank when she read the question on the application blank that asked, "Are you a leader?" Being both honest and conscientious, she wrote, "No," and
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jun 11, 2002
A LITTLE GIRL ONCE SAID TO HER MOTHER, “Mommy, if Santa Claus brings our presents, and God gives us our daily bread, and Uncle Sam gives us
Contributed by David Parks on Jan 30, 2003
A PERFECT PREACHER
After hundreds of years, a model preacher has been found to suit everyone. He preaches exactly 20 minutes and then sits down. He condemns sin but never hurts anyone.
He works from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. In every type of work from preaching to custodial service. He makes $60.00
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 15, 2003
HELPLESS ON MY OWN
Philip Keller was a sheep rancher. In his book, "A Shepherd Looks at the Twenty-third Psalm," he says that sheep they require more attention than any other livestock. They just can’t take care of themselves.
Unless their shepherd makes them move on, sheep will actually
Contributed by Charles Dupree on Dec 9, 2003
As pastor of a small country church in the bluegrass hills of Kentucky, I often visited with people of the community by sitting on the front porch with a cup of coffee accompanied with a piece of home made pie.
This particular occasion was no different until the gentlemen, Buster, with whom I
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 3, 2007
Can you imagine what it was like for the church in Smyrna as they watched their beloved and aged pastor burn at the stake? Polycarp was his name. he was a disciple of Jesus’ disciple, the Apostle John. One could tell it immediately because he possessed the same tenderness
The world is in a crisis of confusion concerning the character and the nature of God. Just as paganism and polytheism tainted the ancient Near Eastern world, our society is influenced by corrupted views of God. The names have changed, but the false gods they represented have not. Instead of Baal,
Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 23, 2004
When W.E. Sangster was appointed General Secretary of the Home Mission Department of Methodist Church in Britain, he divided labor between his subordinates, assigned each responsibility, and gave up all supervision. He never regretted such trust. It was said of Sangster: “his greatest grasp of
Contributed by Terry Cavanaugh on Feb 16, 2005
Last summer, Katie Brule’s friend called her and asked her to go to a party. Katie, 16, declined, but her friend wouldn’t take no for an answer and Katie caved in. At the party, she felt pressure from those around her to drink alcohol so she downed a couple of beers.
Then the police showed up.
So I’m going to share with you a list I came up with of Seven steps guaranteed to embitter your Children:
1. Discipline your child only when you lose your temper. Let him get away with everything, then without warning, let ‘em have it! Blow your top! Scream and Yell! Let ‘er Rip! Go Crazy!
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 24, 2009
BEFORE YOU LEAD ME, WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
I heard the story of the woman driving through a snowstorm just outside of Denver. She was completely lost and struggling under the hazardous weather conditions. She was relieved when she happened upon a snowplow. Since she was lost she decided to follow
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Aug 11, 2009
“I think we all have the capacity for commitment and a need to believe in something or somebody.” - Mannie
Contributed by Jerry Blaxton on Aug 27, 2009
Some of you watch or listen to Charles Stanley, John Hagee, Chuck Swindoll, James Dobson, Billy Graham, David Jeremiah, or any number of others. I don’t know how many different preachers and teachers come on some of the satellite TV channels, because we don’t have that. Instead, our TV service
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 21, 2009
As Abraham Lincoln prepared to sign the Emancipation Proclamation, he took his pen, moved it to the signature line, paused for a moment, and then dropped the pen. When asked why, the president replied, "If my name goes into history, it will be for this act, and if my hand trembles when I sign it,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 7, 2011
WEAR THE PANTS
Levi-Strauss recently ran an ad campaign that targeted men for a line of Dockers pants (June 2011). Maybe you've seen some of the ads. One of them was called a "MAN-ifesto," and the script went like this:
"Once upon a time, men wore the pants, and wore them well. Women rarely