MARRIAGE IS LIKE A.......
Here is what I always include in all of my pre-marital counseling!
Marriage is like a MIDNIGHT PHONE CALL.
First, you get a
BEAUTIFUL AND STUPID AT THE SAME TIME
A husband and wife were having an argument. Finally, out of sheer frustration, the husband blurted out, "Honey, I don’t know why God made you so beautiful...and, yet, so stupid, at the same time!"
The woman stared at her husband and said,
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 16, 2013
In his best selling book called, "Into Thin Air," Jon Krakauer relates the hazards that plagued some climbers as they attempted to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Andy Harris, one of the expedition leaders stayed at the peak too long and on his descent, he became in dire need of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 12, 2012
"By the time they are high school seniors, 80% have used alcohol and 62% have been drunk. In the United States, roughly 50,000 cases of alcohol poisoning are reported each year and approximately once every week, someone dies from this preventable condition. Approximately 14
Contributed by Josh Hunt on May 9, 2012
CHRISTLIKENESS: A PAINFUL PROCESS
The truth is that the Spirit of the living God is guaranteed to ask you to go somewhere or do something you wouldn’t normally want or choose to do. The Spirit will lead you to the way of the cross, as He led Jesus to the cross, and that is definitely not a safe
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 3, 2012
TOP TEN ADDICTIONS
The top 10 addictions verify these statements:
Alcohol, smoking, drugs, gambling, food, video games, internet, sexual, shopping, work
People succumb to these addictions in search of peace and fulfillment; but fail to realize either one. It is a sad, circular, dangerous,
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jan 31, 2011
TREATING THE DISEASE, NOT THE SYMPTOMS
I know a man who has diabetes. It has gone unchecked and he has some serious problems with his feet. He is always hindered by his foot problems and he's afraid he will lose one to amputation so he has the tendency to treat the foot concerns. The problem is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010
How Much Time Do We Have Left?
A few years ago People Magazine published an article entitled, “Dead Ahead,” telling about a new clock that keeps track of how much time you have left to live. It calculates an average life span of 75 years for men and 80 years for women. So you program your sex and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010
The Good Old Days
A girl who went to college, but she just hated it. She told herself, “If I can ever get out of college, get married and have children, I know I’ll finally be able to enjoy life.” So she stuck with it. She went to classes every day and finally graduated from college. Then she got
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2009
Family--The Bottom Line of Life
Chuck Swindoll said of the family, "Whatever else may be said about the home, it is the bottom line of life, the anvil upon which attitudes and convictions are hammered out. It is the place where life’s bills come due, the single most influential force in our
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION INCREASING
Wine consumption increased 4% in 2007, while distilled spirits were up 3.2% and beer 1.2%. Distilled spirits sales reached more than 182 million nine-liter cases (their 10th straight year of growth) and wine sales reached 294.4 million cases, the 14th consecutive
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 28, 2008
TONY EVANS ON GETTING UN-STUCK
Tony Evans, a popular black preacher from down in Texas, spoke of being on an elevator in a high-rise building. He said he’d never been particularly comfortable on such elevators. There was something about riding up and down in a little box several hundred feet off
Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 3, 2008
-Let me use an illustration from physical science to give us some insight into the infilling of the HS. If you’ve ever done a speedometer check, then you are probably familiar with the formula for determining velocity or speed. When you take the distance traveled and divide it by the amount of time
Contributed by Fran Van Hoven on Jun 30, 2007
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours
in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar... and the wine...:A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in
front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and
Contributed by Danny Rogers on Nov 29, 2006
Hold up an empty glass. Ask, “Do you know how to get the air out of this glass?” We cannot suck the air out. The answer is simple. Take a pitcher of water and fill the glass. Explain: Now the air is gone. The victory in the Christian life is not
Contributed by Pat Cook on Jun 28, 2003
EMPTIED OUT AND FILLED UP
D. L. Moody said,
“I believe firmly that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and everything that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts.
But if we are full of pride and conceit and
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Nov 11, 2002
May your Saturday mornings be special.
The author is unknown.
The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it’s the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 11, 2002
FILLING UP WITH THE SPIRIT
Speaking to a large audience, D.L. Moody held up a glass and asked, "How can I get the air out of this glass?" One man shouted, "Suck it out with a pump!" Moody replied, "That would create a vacuum and shatter the glass." After numerous other suggestions Moody smiled,
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 3, 2001
[Born to Lose, Citation: Norman Vincent Peale in Power of the Plus Factor, in Christianity Today.]
Once walking through the twisted little streets of Kowloon in Hong Kong, I came upon a tattoo studio.
In the window were displayed samples of the tattoos available.
On the chest or arms you could
Contributed by Emile Wolfaardt on Jul 13, 2001
If a man is filled with anger, than anger controls his life.
If a man is filled with greed, then greed dominates his life.
If a man is filled with lust, then lust governs his life.
If a man is filled with love, then love influences all he does.
And if a man is filled with