I love the story about the Lutheran pastor who always started each service off with the phrase, "The Lord be with you." The people would then respond, "and also with you.”
However, one Sunday the sound system wasn’t working very well. The pastor stepped up to the pulpit and said, "There’s
There was an old-fashioned church having a revival. One of the ladies in the balcony fell over the edge of the balcony while worshipping. She hung on the edge of the balcony upside down screaming for help. The pastor cried out, "There is a lady hanging upside down from the balcony. If any man looks
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
ARE YOU SEAWORTHY?
In his book, Life before Death, Ian Leitch, a Scottish preacher, talks about three luxury ocean liners, the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, and the QE2. He says, "When they built [these ocean liners], they did not test them in dry dock. They didn’t leave them in dry dock and
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Jul 30, 2011
DOUBTING (ENTER YOUR NAME)
The most famous doubter of all time is Thomas. Through history Judas has been the only disciple criticized more than Thomas. Tradition has given him a new name: "Doubting Thomas." He wanted proof that Jesus was resurrected from the dead.
But can you blame him? When
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2011
A BLOW TO A PRICELESS JEWEL
Many years ago, there was found in an African mine the most magnificent diamond in the world’s history. It was presented to the king of England to blaze in his crown or state. The king sent it to Amsterdam to be cut. It was put into the hands of an expert lapidary: a
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Mar 2, 2010
A STINGING BLOW FOR GOOD
Always remember that God knows what he is doing with us, even if we don’t know.
Many years ago there was found in an African mine the most magnificent diamond in the world’s history. It was presented to the King of England to wear in his crown. The king sent it to
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Oct 23, 2007
I want to share a story from Reader’s Digest, December 2002, which was taken from a story by Lee Hill Kavanaugh, of the Kansas City Star. It goes like this:
Perry Bice turned off the engine but remained behind the wheel. Parked in his driveway was a wheelchair-accessible van, a huge red and gold
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Those who doubt most, and yet strive to overcome their doubts, turn out to be some of
Contributed by Alan Tison on Jun 22, 2006
A GUIDE TO KNOWING YOU ARE MIDDLE AGED:
By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he’s too old to go anywhere.
Middle age is when you have stopped growing at both ends and have begun to grow in the middle.
A man has reached middle age when he is cautioned to slow down by his doctor
The highest school of learning in God’s arsenal is the Graduate School of Affliction and Suffering. All of God’s greatest workers had to attend this graduate school. If you are a chosen vessel and have a work to do for God you will attend and learn in
Contributed by Jeff Kolk on Aug 4, 2001
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey So he invited all his neighbors to
Contributed by Mark Hiehle on Jul 10, 2001
Everyone put your hand out. Imagine with me that you have a lemon in your hand. Feel how cold it is since you just took it out of the refrigerator. Feel the two knobs on the ends? Ok, now take a knife and cut the lemon in half. Careful! Don’t cut yourself. Oh, look at the juice run down
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 31, 2001
Warren Wiersbe writes, "Our values determine our evaluations. If we value comfort more than character, then trials will upset us. If we value the material and physical more than the spiritual, we will not be able to count it all joy! If we live only
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
Os Guiness gives a very helpful definition of doubt in his book In Two Minds. He says, "When you believe, you are in one mind and accept something as true. Unbelief is to be of one mind and reject that something is true. To doubt is to waver between the two, to believe and disbelieve at the same