Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 19, 2001
There he stood, in the midst of the Golden Corral restaurant, with Thousand Island dressing dripping from his hair, over his glasses, down his face, all over his jacket, pants, & shoes. And I’m not talking about a little bit of Thousand Island dressing, I’m talking about 2 gallons
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 31, 2001
We live in a strange community, where it is not uncommon to see bumper stickers that say things like, I am Light, or Due to circumstances within our control Armageddon has been cancelled. But the one that really gets me is the one that reads simply, I AM. Thank God, the I AM doesn’t drive a VW
Contributed by Steven Platt on Oct 31, 2002
Sodium is an extremely active element found naturally only in combined form; it always links itself to another element. Chlorine, on the other hand, is the poisonous gas that gives bleach its offensive odor. When sodium and chlorine are combined, the result is sodium chloride - common table salt
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 21, 2003
In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 21, 2004
A FEW RESOLUTIONS
Here are a few less-serious resolutions:
“I have resolved not to do drugs anymore, because I get the same effect just standing up really fast.”
“I have resolved to live in my own little world, because at least they know me here.”
“I have resolved to stay married, because
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 19, 2006
The Wall Separating Church And Economics is being breached. “More and more scholars have been using conventional economic methods to understand the way in which religion relates to the rest of society, and to the economy in particular,” says George Mason University professor Laurence R. Iannaccone.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 20, 2011
CHURCH ASKS NON-PARTICIPANTS TO LEAVE
Just a few years ago, Larknews.com carried the following fictional piece of satire on its website. In the form of a news release, it reported:
Julie and Bob Clark were stunned to receive a letter from their church in July asking them to "participate in the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2011
THREE BONES IN CHURCH
Church members may be divided into three classes in a mere skeleton outline: wishbones, jawbones, and backbones. The wishbones are always languidly hoping that their church will somehow grow without their effort. The jawbones talk their way out of doing things, and the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 1, 2008
A man called a pastor’s office at a church one day to inquire into membership in the church. He stated that he would not be able to get involved or anything, but he felt it was important to have some religious affiliation. The pastor advised this man that the church he pastored might not be the
Information below taken from J.C. Willke’s book ABORTION AND SLAVERY:
Dred Scott 1857
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that black people were not legal persons, therefore they had no legal rights.
They were the property of the owner. They could choose to sell, buy or even
Blaise Pascal observed that human life is nothing but perpetual delusion; human relationships are based on mutual deception.
Martin Buber wrote of the uncanny game of hide and seek we play - in which the soul seeks to hide from itself.
Thomas Merton - our minds are deformed with a contempt for
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 10, 2012
WHAT KIND OF EXAMPLE ARE YOU?
It is said that for many years Monterey, a California coast town, was a pelican’s paradise. As the fishermen cleaned their fish, they flung the innards to the pelicans. The birds grew fat, lazy, and contented. Eventually, however the innards were utilized, and there
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 14, 2012
PLAYING IN THE DIRT
If you see a baby playing in the dirt, the baby may be dirty but you pretty much don’t make a big deal about it because it’s understood that babies play in dirt. Babies try to eat dirt. Babies scrub themselves in dirt. Dirt is a toy to a baby. But if you see a
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 14, 2012
DOWNWARD TRENDS IN U.S. CHRISTIANITY
In George Barna's new book on U.S. Christians called Futurecast, he tracks annual changes from 1991 to 2011 and shows that all the major trend lines of religious belief and behavior ran downward except two: More people claim they have accepted Jesus as their
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 4, 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 I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 6, 2011
STATISTICS ON LONELINESS
This week I read an article by Medical News Today about the health effects of loneliness. Quoting the article, it states that "there is evidence that the risk of developing and dying from heart disease can depend on the strength of one's social network of friends and
Remember the good ole’ definition of the word TEAM?
A guy sees a sign in front of a house: "Talking Dog for Sale." He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees an old black mutt just sitting there. "You talk?" he asks.
"Yep," the mutt replies.