Father’s Day 2020 is just a few days away as I write this. My dad left this world in 2018 but I still remember so many things about him. Some of course are too personal to share but there a good number of good memories I’ll always cherish.
Dad was about five feet, ten inches in height—the smallest
Victor Frankl was a survivor of the holocaust. His famous book is called "Man's Search for Meaning."
The reader they ask me why I did not try to escape what was in store for me after Hitler had occupied Austria. Let me answer by recalling the following story.
THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME.
In his book, Your God is Too Small, J. B. Phillips describes some of the common gods that people manufacture. One is the grand old man god, the grandfatherly, white-haired, indulgent god who smiles down on men and winks at their adultery, stealing,
HAPPINESS IS NOT FOUND IN MORE THINGS...
If having more would make us happy, we would never need the Tenth Commandment - "You shall not COVET.’ It is written especially for unhappy people who think that happiness is found in more things.
Have you heard the story about the king who fell into
HAND MOTIONS FOR THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
Here are some easy to learn hand motions I have learned as I started my new teaching series on the Ten Commandments ("The Big Ten"). I believe it will help you and your church family remember the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20:
A BIG MAC OR THE TEN COMMANDMENTS??
Which can you name first?
(1) The Commandments found in Exodus 20
(2) The ingredients of a Big Mac Burger from McDonalds
Most Americans when surveyed did a better job naming the seven ingredients of a Big Mac: two all-beef patties, special
Contributed by John Gullick on Oct 22, 2015
Let me tell you a story.
Mr Jackson, everyday, looked angrily towards his neighbours.
Fushia and Watt. What kind of names were they? It made him angry. Tattoos, and, she had a nose piercing, and, their dog chased his cat.
Mr Jackson sighed.
Parties sometimes, well barbeques, cars parked on his
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 14, 2014
Society is trying to sell us stuff all the time...and it's not all that difficult to do because we're so unsatisfied with what we have. Would you agree that discontentment is our default setting?
Capitalizing on our inherent dissatisfaction, the worldwide marketing machine spends around $450
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 14, 2014
Alan Carr tells a story about a man who was tired of his friends owning nicer homes than his, so he went to see a realtor to put his home on the market and began to search for a new one. One day as he was reading the paper, he came across a listing for a home that seemed to be just what he was
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 12, 2011
GIFT OF HONOR
Football practice was over, and Denny was sore from head to toe. Slowly he climbed the graffiti-laden stairway of the aging apartment building. Suddenly, his mother’s chilling screams pierced the cold, still air. He had heard the sound many times before. Still, a sickening knot
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 17, 2009
I SEE YOU, AND JESUS SEES YOU
A burglar the neighborhood watching for homes left unguarded by people leaving for vacation. He watched as a family loaded their suitcases into their car and departed. He waited until dark and then approached the front door and rang the bell. There was no answer.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2009
STEALING RAMPANT IN AMERICA
Many lives have been touched by theft in our society today. Millions of dollars are lost every year in this country over the theft of goods and services. One estimate says that 1 out of every 52 shopper’s carries something out of the supermarket for which they haven’t
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
J.I. Packer described the propensity to Other Gods:
"What other gods could we have besides the Lord? Plenty. For Israel there were the Canaanite Baals, those jolly nature gods whose worship was a rampage of gluttony, drunkenness, and ritual prostitution. For us there are still the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 12, 2009
GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD
A few years ago, I was working in Qatar installing a newsroom set for Al-Jazeera TV. I’d been there for nearly a month and was ready to go home. I can’t describe for you how badly I missed my family.
We were nearly finished with the set, and the last thing to be done was
Contributed by John Herrmann on Nov 14, 2008
HELP IN THE GARDEN
An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 9, 2008
“Everybody’s doing it.”
This is a common phrase used today to excuse our behavior, but it is no excuse. We were shocked a decade ago when youth ministries guru Josh McDowell did an extensive survey of Bible-believing church teens that showed that more than half of them were sexually active,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2008
The queen of England was a teen when World War II broke out. When she was old enough she asked her father, King George VI, to let her join the army and serve her country as others were doing. Her father allowed her to join the Auxiliary Territorial Service as a private. She had a superior officer
Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Aug 22, 2007
Mothers are the first to teach the children. Those kids will mimic you; that’s how they learn.
A wife invited some people to dinner.
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said,
"Would you like to say the blessing?"
"I wouldn’t know what to say," the girl replied.
Contributed by Eric Vertein on May 10, 2005
Against all those monks, who tried to think of the best ways to serve God, stood this one command: “Honor your father and mother.” Luther said, “Where will these poor wretches hide when in the sight of God and all the world they shall blush with shame before a young child who has lived according to