KEEP YOUR WORDS SWEET
A pastor was teaching on Proverbs 16:24: "Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones." The minister then added, "You know, you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar."
Upon hearing this, a woman in the congregation put her
Contributed by Coz Von on Jul 13, 2016
A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Prov 16:9, 3:6.
I’m sure you’ve driven a car with a Global Positioning System (GPS). A number of years ago I settled into the passenger’s seat of a fully
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.” – Benjamin Franklin
I knew a woman once who took a temporary job working for a
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 29, 2012
AGING: ONE PLUS ONE
Three old men went to the doctor for a memory test. The doctor asked the first old man, "What is one plus one?"
"Two hundred seventy-four," he said.
The doctor asked the same question of the second man, "What is one plus one?"
"Tuesday," he said.
The doctor tried
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 7, 2012
BILLY GRAHAM: GROWING OLD HAS BEEN A SURPRISE
Billy Graham, in his book "Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well" (pp. 1-2, Thomas Nelson), he writes:
Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life. The young live for the here and now. Thinking ahead seems to be in the form of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 8, 2011
THE DISEASE OF "ME"
Basketball coach Pat Riley in his book The Winner Within tells about the 1980 World Championship Los Angeles Lakers. They won the NBA Championship that year, and they were recognized as the best basketball team in the world.
They began their 1980-1981 season considered
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 8, 2011
QUOTATIONS ON PRIDE
Pride is the only disease known to man that makes everyone sick except the one who has it. - "Uncle" Bud Robinson
It is out of self-love that all other evil passions spring. - Alexander Whyte
Pride is the ground in which all other sins grow. - William Barkley
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2011
PRIDE AND PERIL: THE ART FORGER
Yesterday I was reading about a man called Han van Meegeren who was a Dutch artist and an extremely talented ART FORGER. He forged some of the world’s most famous paintings so well that the best art critics and art experts of his time thought his paintings were
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 7, 2011
TAKE MY HAND
The story is told of a man and his boy who was with him, when a little fellow, in Scotland, and for the first time he possessed what in that country is known as a top-coat. They were walking out one cold day, and the way was slippery. The little fellow's hands were deep down in his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2010
Men don't always say what they mean.
When a man says "IT WOULD TAKE TOO LONG TO EXPLAIN."
He means: "I have no idea how it works."
When a man says "TAKE A BREAK, HONEY. YOU ARE WORKING TOO HARD."
He means: "I can't hear the game over the vacuum cleaner."
When a man says
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 12, 2010
Boat Builder Learns about Humility
Skip looked at the group of suspicious stockholders and wondered what he could do to convince them to follow his leadership. He was 35, looked 13 and was third generation rich. He could tell they thought they were headed for a disaster. He told them a story. His
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2010
Man Takes Pride in the Advances in Science and Technology
I love science and technology. Indeed, one of my favorite places in the entire world to visit is Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is the home of the NASA space shuttle launches. One can visit there and see all of the monuments to man’s
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
I read that years ago in England when they still used the balanced scales that a baker sued a farmer over the pound of butter that he was buying. And he said that when he first started buying butter from the farmer, it was a full pound. But gradually the farmer was selling him
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009
Average U.S. life expectancy has risen to an all-time record of 78.1 years for babies born in 2006, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What’s more, the death rate for 11 of the top 15 causes of death (including heart disease, cancer and stroke) slowed in 2006. White
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
Everyday in the U.S. and Canada, 800,000 people are having a birthday. The average person receives 8 birthday cards and 4 gifts a year. 11,000 Baby Boomers turn 50 each day and will for the next decade. Almost 110,000 people have celebrated their 100th birthdays with a projection
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
HOWARD HENDRICKS was popular seminary professor for many years. Many young men were taught by him over the years. Hendricks keeps a little black book with him wherever he goes. He writes in there the names of men whom he taught in seminary classes who have fallen out of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 6, 2002
My name is Gossip. I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted, the more I am believed. I flourish at every level of society. My victims are helpless.