A number of years ago I attended a pastors gathering in Toronto. A retired Pastor, now crippled by a stroke, sat along the wall on a chair, all alone.
In his prime he was a highly esteemed professor, author and preacher.
Now, he sat alone and unnoticed.
I walked across the room and lamented this
WHEN ONE IS THREATENED
A Mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a Mouse-Trap Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning. "There is a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 5, 2011
CHURCH AS A SPECTATOR SPORT
A British pastor and author made this observation a few years ago. I think it’s still accurate. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said,
"Men and women no longer...exercise in sport as they used to. Instead, people tend to sit in crowds and just watch other people play. ...And
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 28, 2011
GOD: "I HAVE TIME FOR YOU"
There’s a great story about a California lady named Francis Green. She was 83 years old. She lived on Social Security. She had little money, but for eight years she’d been sending one dollar a year to the Republican National Convention.
Then one day Frances got an
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 27, 2010
Learning to Play One’s Instrument to God’s Glory
Does anyone here remember taking music class in grade school? When you first join a music class you are given an instrument to play. You really don’t have much of a choice in what you play. The instructor simply assigns you the instruments based on
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 6, 2010
THE MODELER AND THE MODELED
Michael Chesko describes himself as an eccentric mix of engineer, model maker, unofficial cartographer, and most of all, artist. When he was a little boy living in Arizona he would make maps of fictitious landscapes of places like Arizona and then he started to model
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 16, 2009
Kind Deed of POWs Saves Lives
There is a World War II story that shows how the smallest deed can make all the difference. During the last months of the War, the British conducted daily bombing raids over Berlin. One night the bombers were attacked by a large group of German fighter planes. During
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 16, 2009
TOOLS IN THE HANDS OF THE CARPENTER
A group of tools once came together for a meeting with Mr. Hammer presiding. Brother Screwdriver said, "Brother Hammer must go, because he is always making noise, always knocking." Hammer said, "Brother Screwdriver has to go, because you have to turn him
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
A Thanks Offering For His Plans for Us
Jeremiah 29:11-13 says, "For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek
Contributed by Greg Warren on May 4, 2005
The church is called the body of Christ. Have you ever thought about what it would be like if the members of our physical bodies behaved like the members of the spiritual body sometimes do?
HEART - "You know, I’m just stuck in a rut. For the last 45 years all I do is beat and beat. Lub,
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Mar 28, 2005
This story was related by Donald Grey Barnhouse. Several years ago, two students graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The highest ranking student in the class was a blind man named Overton and, when he received his honor, he insisted that half the credit should go to his friend,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 2002
WHAT TO DO WITH BAD GIFTS Source: USA Today 1999
What adults say they do with that not-quite-right holiday gift:
31%: Keep it
30%: Hide it
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 26, 2002
A businessman well known for his ruthlessness once announced to writer Mark Twain, “Before I die I mean to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I will climb Mount Sinai and read the 10 Commandments aloud at the top.”
“I have a better idea,” replied Twain. “You could stay in
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on May 30, 2002
Imagine that we are putting together a 1,000 piece puzzle. In turn we each put pieces into place; slowly the beauty of the picture begins to take shape. As we continue putting the puzzle together we talk about what it would be like to be a part of the scene before us. As the final pieces are
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 9, 2001
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.. ...I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the