Contributed by David Parks on Sep 2, 2011
MAKING SERVICE A JOY
An amusing story was told to me by the manager of a New York hotel. The great Paderewski occupied a suite there a number of years ago during one of his seasons at Carnegie Hall. It was the master’s custom to practice for a couple of hours every morning on the magnificent
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2011
ATTITUDE NOT APTITUDE
Jesus' message here is that everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. Dave Stone says that "service is the language of grace."
One day a couple of church members were out distributing loaves of bread in a low-income housing complex. They came to an apartment
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 1, 2010
Musician Learns a Lesson by Following A Band Director’s Advice
I would like to begin by sharing with you today an event in my life that at the time felt like the worst thing that had ever happened to me, but which in retrospect has proven to be a significant and defining point of my life. This
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Caterpillar Ugly, Butterfly Beautiful
It is a well-known fact that a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. The butterfly can truthfully say as he looks at the caterpillar, "Such was I, but now I am changed."
Every Christian has once been a sinner, living for self and the momentary
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 28, 2008
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PRAY
I heard a story of a ship that was sinking in the middle of a storm, and the captain called out to the crew and said, "Does anyone here know how to pray?"
One man stepped forward and said, "Yes sir, I know how to pray."
The captain said, "Wonderful, you pray
Two years ago, on June 28 (2005), four Navy SEAL commandos were on a mission in Afghanistan, searching for a notorious al-Qaeda terrorist leader hiding in a Taliban stronghold.
As the battle ensued, three of the SEALs were killed, and the fourth, Marcus Luttrell was blasted unconscious by a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Volunteerism: About 59 million people, or 27.6% of the civilian non-institutional population, volunteered through or for an organization at some point from September ‘01 to September ’02 (The most recent
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 9, 2005
Last Sunday we held 3 Christingle Services in the church building and about 250 people came here to worship Jesus. There were some oranges left over and some of those were used when I visited Fair Infant School & Happy Days pre-school this week to talk about Jesus, ‘the light of the world’ (Jn
Contributed by Scott Weber on Mar 23, 2001
Kurt Cobain died about 8 years ago. I remember the day I picked up the newspaper and read about it. He was the founder and lead singer of the rock group "Nirvana." His death was a suicide. He took a shotgun, pointed it to his head, and killed himself. The newspaper was filled with the words of