Contributed by Fred W. Penney on May 29, 2019
A gentleman decided to withdraw from society and its busyness. He joined a monastery and took a vow of silence.At the end of each year he could say two words.
At the end of the first year of absolute silence, he met with his supervising monk and was given the opportunity to say two words. With
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Sep 21, 2012
The Parable of Water
There are a lot of things I could compare when it comes to living in the world, sexual sin, the lust we have for objects that are shiny; but, I’ve decided that I’m not going to. I’ve decided to discuss two different liquids. One of them is water and the other is Coca Cola.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 3, 2012
ANGER VS. ANNOYANCE
A young girl who was writing a paper for school came to her father and asked, "Dad, what is the difference between anger and annoyance?"
The father replied, "It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean." With that the father went to the telephone and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 7, 2011
THE INVISIBLE ENEMY
"Good night, sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite" has been spoken by loving mothers to their children for decades as they gently tucked their little ones to sleep and wished them a good night. The phrase itself carries within it the gentle reminder of a younger age
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2002
HISTORICALLY PROFOUND MORAL UNDERSTANDING
Dallas Willard writes: "What Jesus had to say about human good and evil was of sufficient depth, power, and justification to dominate European culture and its offshoots for two millennia. Nobody even has an idea of what 'Europe'
Contributed by James Botts on Aug 29, 2002
AN OLD SIN, A NEW WORD
Have you noticed that people are more and more angry then ever before? Consider the following…
One anger management firm stated that “one out of every five Americans has an anger management problem.”
According to FBI statistics, there were 23,305 homicides in 1994 and
Contributed by Tim George on Mar 7, 2001
Charles Spurgeon once told of sitting in a nice restaurant. As he ate he kept noticing a rather angry looking man across the dining room who scowled at him every time he looked his way. Finally Spurgeon decided to go over and speak to the man to see what his problem was. However, as he stood he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 31, 2001
Warren Wiersbe writes, "Our values determine our evaluations. If we value comfort more than character, then trials will upset us. If we value the material and physical more than the spiritual, we will not be able to count it all joy! If we live only