Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 11, 2001
In his book, First Things First, author Stephen Covey write about Viktor Frankl, and Austrian psychologist who survived the death camps of Nazi Germany. Frankl made a startling discovery about why some survived the horrible conditions and some did not.
"He looked at several factors - health,
Contributed by Ross Mitchell on Jan 30, 2001
An elderly Christian lady, who was crippled with arthritis, used to
hobble to the services of the church on crutches. It was a great ordeal and
required of her a considerable amount of toil and pain. A friend of hers observed
her regular and faithful attendance and asked, "How
Contributed by Mark Roper on Mar 2, 2001
Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, told a story about a goose who was wounded and who landed in a barnyard with some chickens. He played with the chickens and ate with the chickens. After a while that goose thought he was a chicken. One day a flight of geese came over, migrating to their
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 21, 2001
When I look at history I think of another time when America faced a crisis. The year was 1857. America was at both an economic and spiritual low. Attendance in churches had dwindled and there was a cynicism among many concerning religion. It was in the midst of this spiritual crisis that God gave a
Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jun 26, 2003
A car traveling on a super highway needs to have proper and balanced inflation in all four tires to travel safely. No one would venture to drive any distance with the left front tire inflated at 32 PSI, the right front at 28 PSI, the left rear at 36PSI, and the right rear at 10 PSI. That would be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 26, 2005
Things You’d Love to Say at Work But Can’t
• How about never? Is never good for you?
• I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try being smarter.
• It sounds like English, but I can’t understand a word you’re saying.
• Ah … I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again.
• I like you. You remind
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 25, 2006
A pastor thought God gave Him an idea, and he presented it in the monthly elders meeting. After giving his most impassioned plea and really “selling” the idea to the elder board, the board voted and voted down the pastors proposed changes 12-1. The head elder looked at the pastor and said, “Well
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 30, 2011
WALT DISNEY'S LEADERSHIP
Walt Disney was a remarkable man of vision. He never gave up. Early in his career a newspaper fired him because they thought he had "no good ideas". That just made Disney try harder. When he was starting out in Kansas City he couldn't sell his cartoons. Some hinted that
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Oct 6, 2011
MAKING A DENT IN THE UNIVERSE
When Apple founder Steve Jobs died, there were many posts on various websites about his spirituality (Jobs was Buddhist). One cartoon depicted him at the Pearly Gates while Saint Peter fumbles through the Book of Life. Steve, holding an I-Something, says, "I have
What are you planning to do in your life or ministry that ONLY GOD CAN DO????
"God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible-- what a pity that we plan only
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Hi guys…this isn’t easy for me to get up here and speak in front of you. I am a kindergarten teacher and do much better speaking to 5 year olds then teenagers. But God impressed on my heart to tell you my story so here it is…
I was about 14 years old, just starting high school, when
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while
Contributed by Scott Malone on Mar 1, 2005
THE LEWIS AWAKENING 1949-53
1. In 1949, on Lewis, one of the Hebrides Islands off the coast of Scotland, two sisters became burdened with the spiritual coldness of their land. One sister was 82. The other was 84 and blind.
2. They devoted themselves to prayer and “waiting on God”.
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Mar 29, 2005
“Our Jacob’s Ladder!” John 20:19-31 Key verse(s) 19:“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!.’”
It’s hard to keep your mind on hope when you are
Contributed by Joe Fornear on May 5, 2005
-I want to share with you the Top 10 motivational tips of the cynic.
1) Motivation – If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job, the kind robots will be doing soon.
2) (Snowflakes). Individuality –Always remember that you