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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
In his book, Reaching the Invisible God, author Philip Yancey tells the story about his wife, Janet, who leads a weekly “Christian Circle” at a local nursing home. An Alzheimer’s patient named Betsy faithfully attends, led there by a staff worker, and sits through the hour. Every week Janet
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Spiritual Health Checks
Rick Warren wrote, "The key for churches in the 21st Century will be church health, not growth." When a congregation is healthy, it will grow spiritually and enjoy the benefits of a live, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. A healthy
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Aug 10, 2009
MY MIND WAS ON THE EELS
Today in class we are going to be studying a book called Old Yella, a 1956 novel by Fred Gipson. OK my English teacher may have got my attention for that long, as long as it took to introduce the book. In fact I had to Google who wrote the book and when it was written,
Since my high school years, the message of the Gospel Hymn “God Will Take Care of You” by Civilla D. Martin, have spoken to my heart, especially in times such as these. I would like to share the lyrics of the first stanza and the refrain with you this morning. You may also find the complete text
Contributed by Dru Ashwell on Dec 16, 2001
In Bill Gates’ new book Business @ The Speed of Thought, he lays out 11 rules that students do not learn in high school or college, but should.
He argues that our feel-good, politically correct teachings have created a generation of kids with no concept of reality who are set up for failure in the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 16, 2002
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
An old couple was sitting by the fireside. He looked over at her, had a romantic thought, and said, “After fifty years, I’ve found you tried and true.”
The wife’s hearing wasn’t very good, so she said, “What?”
He repeated, “After fifty years, I’ve found you tried and
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 27, 2005
Boomerang! (07.28.05--Appreciation--Ezra 5: 1-2)
“When someone does something good, applaud! You’ll make two people happy.” The life-long motto of film magnate, Samuel Goldwyn, he knew that appreciation was a two-way street. The one who received it benefited as well as the one who gave it. Both
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jul 23, 2001
Recently one of the testimonies at a Missions conference was so powerful it seemed to take the breath away from the people attending. It was the story of a blind woman by the name of Pani. She was listening to the Jesus film in her village as those with their sight were watching. Pani was greatly
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 29, 2001
Story of Encouragement:
Several months ago when I was seated on the bus at the terminal and going home from work, a woman showed a kindness that up to now I cannot forget.
The bus was still not full. I sat on the third row, by the window, on the driver’s side. It was nearly six p.m.
Contributed by Charles Dupree on Oct 25, 2011
There was a man named Earnest Heed
Who simply refused listen
But when his wife cooked apple pie
His eyes would always glisten.
Earnest had a few close friends
Named Apathy and Lazy
They like Earnest refused to hear
And drove other
THE RAMBLINGS OF AN OLD WOMAN
I often worked for a lady doing yard work in her over-sized yard. She not only paid me, but also fed me, washed my clothes, and befriended me. One day, we were eating a meal together she had cooked. The TV was on, and I was focused on the program. She talked to me,
Contributed by Todd Catteau on May 27, 2015
I’ve done a lot of funerals in my twenty plus years of ministry, far more than I thought I would ever do. Every service touches me in a unique way and with each funeral I seem to come away with a life-lesson I needed to hear. Recently I was taught a valuable lesson as I eulogized a certain man.
Contributed by K M Srinivas on Oct 10, 2017
On a Sunday morning, as I was driving to Church; my 2yr old daughter asked me to play her favorite songs. I inserted the CD, but nothing played on the car's music system. I told my daughter, the CD is not working. She replied, you put it in wrongly, its upside down. In my ego, I smirked and
Contributed by Kent Wise on Mar 25, 2007
Father John Powell, professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy:
Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our first session in the Theology of Faith.