Contributed by John Telgren on Feb 11, 2017
I put my son to bed, and went through the routine. "I love you, I love mommy, I love your brothers, etc." Then he stopped, looked up at me, and asked, "What about my Teddy, don't you love my Teddy?" I looked over at a tattered, dingy, stuffed animal that was on it's last leg quite literally. I
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 Josh Hunt on Jan 10, 2013
JEALOUS IN A RESTAURANT
There is an old story about an older couple having dinner in a restaurant. The wife sees another couple about their age sitting in a booth nearby. She sees the husband sitting close to his wife, with his arm around her. He is whispering things in her ear, and she is
Contributed by Tim Smith on Jan 6, 2013
BREAKFAST AT 4:30 AM
Adam Hamilton tells the story of sitting in his doctor's office and seeing one of his church members come in and check in at the desk. The nurse asked, "Mary, have you eaten anything today?"
She responded, "Yes, I had breakfast at 4:30."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 16, 2012
A SURPRISE ENDING FOR A COUPLE WHO MET ON-LINE
A couple from Zenica, Central Bosnia, are divorcing after accusing each other of being unfaithful following an online affair. “They met online, where he called himself “Prince of Joy,” and she called herself “Sweetie.” Their real names were Sana and
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 Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2012
I recently heard a preacher speaking of his efforts to counsel a man who was having marital trouble. He said to the man, "The Bible says husbands love your wives."
"But I do not love her anymore," he replied.
"Then love her as your sister in the Lord."
"But I don't think she
THE MARK OF JESUS
When I was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Levelland, there was a man in our church, the owner of a local business and a highly intentional Christian. The apostle Paul once said of himself that he bore "on [his] body the marks of Jesus" (Gal. 6:17). Well, this man
MARRIAGE SUSTAINS LOVE
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor, sent to prison in Hitler’s Germany and later martyred for his faith. In 1943, while in his cell, we wrote a wedding sermon that he was never permitted to deliver. In that sermon, he said, "It is not
Contributed by Perry Greene on Nov 30, 2011
TAKE MY WIFE...PLEASE
A hooded robber burst into a Texas bank and forced the tellers to load a sack full of cash. On his way out the door, a brave Texas customer grabbed the hood and pulled it off revealing the robber’s face.
The robber shot the customer without a moment’s hesitation. He then
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2011
TIME MARCHES ON
There was once a middle aged man who was considering going back to school to get that degree he had always wanted. But he was balking at the idea because he was now over 50 and what good would it do him now.
He went to his dad for advice and his dad asked him how long it would
DO YOU LIKE TO BE BLIND?
Our grand-kids came to visit our church one Sunday, and I asked our grandson, Caleb, how he liked Sunday School. He said he didn't like it at all!
I asked him why and he explained that the teacher made them close their eyes for a long time and wouldn't let them
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2011
There’s an old story about Dr. Benjamin Warfield. He was a theology professor at Princeton Seminary. While he was still at the height of his academic powers, his wife got sick. And she became an invalid. He took care of her for ten years. During that ten year period, he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2011
HUSBANDS LIKE ME
Larry Moyer tells the story of a woman who woke her husband in the middle of the night, and said, "Henry, wake up. I just had this terrible nightmare. I dreamed I was at an auction for husbands. One husband brought $10,000 and others sold for sums in the millions."
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 Oct 23, 2010
TCHAIKOVSKY AND TIME MANAGEMENT
Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the great Russian composer, put a sign on his gate: "Visiting hours Monday and Tuesday between 3 and 5 p.m. Other times please do not ring." By posting that sign, Tchaikovsky was announcing to the world that he was a great composer, and