Contributed by Gaylon Clark on Dec 9, 2013
Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin had every reason as teammates to be friends, but they were not. Incognito harassed and bullied Martin. He called him a racial slur in a voicemail played by every media outlet in the country. He threatened to kill him and his family. Incognito claimed all of this
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 6, 2013
LOOKING LIKE YOUR OWNER
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego recently came out with a study showing that, supposedly, people and their dogs often look alike.
In the study, a panel of judges was able to match 16 out of 25 pure bread dogs with their owners. The reason for
Contributed by Ken Pell on Apr 14, 2013
THE "STREAM OF FORGIVENESS"
Mirosalv Volf wrote a fantastic book on forgiveness titled "Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace." In the book he uses the beautiful imagery of a stream to show how God's character (love) is poured into us by His Spirit and becomes our
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 11, 2012
OVER-RUNNING THE TEMPLE
Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric
Contributed by Denn Guptill on May 1, 2011
"I TITHE--HE'LL FIND ME."
Two men have ended up marooned on an island in the South Pacific. You can fill in the blanks as to how they got there.
So they are on the clichéic deserted island, one palm tree, nothing to see but the ocean. One guy is in a complete panic, pacing back and forth,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
The Devastating Fruit of Unforgiveness
Once upon a time there was a man to whom a great harm had been done. The exact nature is of no consequence, as long as we know the hurt went deep. He felt it continually, the pain was searing and relentless, and even the most basic tasks of life were
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
THE CHURCH: THE BALM OF HEALING
In the book, The Empowered Communicator, Calvin Miller says that most people we come in contact with are silently thinking:
• I am loneliness waiting for a friend
• I am weeping in want of laughter
• I am a sigh in search of consolation
• I am a wound in
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Apr 30, 2010
SLOW TO ANGER...
Slow to suspect - quick to trust,
Slow to condemn – quick to justify,
Slow to offend – quick to defend,
Slow to expose – quick to shield,
Slow to reprimand – quick to forbear,
Slow to belittle – quick to appreciate,
Slow to demand – quick to give,
Slow to provoke – quick
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
Restitution and Forgiveness
Keith Drury is a writer from the Wesleyan Church and in one of his books he touches on this whole subject of restoring relationships when talking about restitution. This is what he says.
"Restitution deals with more than property. It is also going back and making
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 19, 2009
The Difference Between Hymns and Praise Songs
A long time Christian went to the big city one weekend and attended a fancy big city church. He came home and his wife asked him how it was. "Well," said the man, "It was good. They did something different, however. They sang praise songs instead of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2009
Compassion in an Inner-City Church
Feed the dogs. Touch the dumb, and find faith in places where you least expect it. This is what truly brings pleasure to our Lord, much more than any outward show of self-righteousness.
There is church in the inner-city of Chicago that for me demonstrates
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 24, 2009
WHY SHOULD I NOT FORGIVE?
Deweese Eunick (mother of a 6 year old girl, killed by a 12 year old boy who was wrestling with her) The boy, Lionel Tate was being sentenced for life in prison for this murder. The mother said to reporters on ABC, "It’s more that he’s a human being, you know?" she
Contributed by David Ward on Jan 23, 2006
C.S. Lewis: “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
Love is the key. Joy is love singing. Peace is love resting. Long-suffering is love enduring. Kindness is love’s touch. Goodness is love’s character. Faithfulness is love’s habit. Gentleness is love’s
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jul 27, 2003
I'M A DIFFERENT PERSON
“…that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind…”
When I still lived in California, and for a while was selling cars until I repented, I worked with a very lovely young woman named Sheri. We became good friends, because we were hired very close to the same time.
Contributed by Glenn Hickey on Jun 10, 2003
Pastor Joel Gregory tells the story of a seminary professor who taught the Christian graces of love and forbearance for forty years until he retired.
Occupying himself in his retirement years, he poured a new concrete driveway to his house. Finished, he went in to rest and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
The First Billionaire
The very first person to reach the status of billionaire was a man who knew how to set goals and follow through. At the age of 23, he had become a millionaire, by the age of 50 a billionaire. Every decision, attitude, and relationship was tailored to create his personal
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Jan 28, 2001
Church conflicts happen for pretty unusual reasons. In the 1890s there was a small Baptist church in Mayfield County, Kentucky. The church had just two deacons, and those two men seemed to be constantly arguing and bickering with each other. On a particular Sunday, one deacon put up a small wooden