Contributed by Kelly Fellows on Dec 7, 2007
The Story of Lawyer and a Doctor
A doctor was being sued for malpractice – the new lawyer on the case was anxious to win his case
Question: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
Question: Did you check for blood pressure?
Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 25, 2001
It was related that once when the Duke of Wellington remained to take communion at his parish church, a very poor old man went up to the opposite aisle, and reaching the Communion table, knelt down close by the side of the Duke. (Immediately, tension and commotion interrupted the silence of the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 1, 2001
James uses paradoxes to convey stabilizing wisdom.
Paradoxes are like literary oxymorons. Top Ten List of Oxymorons.
10. Computer security
9. Political science
8. Tight slacks
7. Definite maybe
6. Pretty ugly
5. Twelve-ounce pound
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 1, 2001
I saw a Peanuts cartoon. Charlie Brown and Linus are inside all bundled up and Snoopy’s out in the cold shivering in front of his empty dog dish. Charlie and Linus are having a discussion on how sad it is that Snoopy is hungry and cold. "He’s cold and hungry. We ought to do something about it."
Contributed by Tony Miano on Apr 21, 2001
R. Kent Hughes, in his book, James—Faith That Works, shares this story.
"It is said that Napoleon, while looking at some papers, let slip the bridle of his horse, which reared so that the Emperor was in danger. A corporal of the grenadiers leaped forward and caught the bridle, bringing
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jun 13, 2001
The Prodigal Son in the Key of F
Feeling footloose and frisky, a feather-brained fellow forced his father
to fork over his farthings. Fast he flew to foreign fields and
frittered his family’s fortune, feasting fabulously with floozies and
faithless friends. Flooded with flattery he financed
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 6, 2001
A young boy was sitting on the front row watching a ventriloquist perform with his dummy on his lap. Interacting with the boy, the dummy proceeded to ask the boy questions and talk with him. Thinking that the boy had found a new friend, he approached the dummy after the show to ask him to come
Contributed by Darren Ethier on Jul 11, 2001
Let’s play ‘Let’s Pretend’. Let’s pretend that you work for me. In fact, you are my executive assistant in a company that is growing rapidly. I’m the owner and I’m interested in expanding overseas. To pull this off, I make plans to travel abroad and stay there until a new branch office gets
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jul 23, 2001
When I was in Bible College I meet an interesting young man by the name of Shannon. What made him interesting were his looks. His hair was a different color each week, his ears were loaded with earrings, and he wore the big loose grunge style clothing. But the most interesting point of style was
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 30, 2001
An old boatman painted the word "faith" on one oar of his boat and "works" on the other. He was asked his reason for this. In answer, he slipped the oar with "faith" into the water and rowed. The boat, of course, made a very tight circle. Returning to the dock, the boatman then said, "Now, let’s
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 16, 2001
There is a story of a young hippie who gave his life to Christ during the Jesus Movement of the late sixties and early seventies.
One Sunday he went to a church, not knowing it was one of the more “upper class” churches in the area.
He was late to the service, and the pastor was about to
Contributed by Bruce Smith on Mar 13, 2002
We must first be made good before we can do good; we must first be made just, before our works can please God. When we are justified by faith in Christ, then
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2002
It was a case of rags to riches and back to rags again for a Thai street hawker who briefly became a millionaire when a computer glitch on a popular TV game show fed her the answers intended for the host.
Lertrak Panjanawaporn, 44, stunned the producers of the popular "Who Wants
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on May 20, 2002
In January of 1997 a mystery was solved that had baffled people for nearly a decade. Someone was giving away millions of dollars! The recipients didn’t know why the gifts came or how to ask for more. But still the money drizzled in, to universities, hospitals and service groups around the globe,
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 6, 2002
Faith and works should travel side-by-side, step answering to step, like the legs of men walking. First faith, and then works; and then faith again, and then works again—until they can scarcely distinguish which is the one and which is the other.
Contributed by Steven Dow on Jul 26, 2002
“Faith and works should travel side by side, step answering to step, like the legs of men walking. First faith, and then works; and then faith again, and then works again -- until they can scarcely distinguish which is the one and which is the other” (William
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 15, 2002
SERVICE REQUIRES ACTION
A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.
A subjective person came along and said, "I feel for you down there."
An objective person walked by and said, "It’s logical that someone would fall down there."
A Pharisee said, "Only bad people fall into
Contributed by Tom Jamieson on Jan 16, 2003
In his autobiography, Mahatma Gandhi wrote that during his student days he read the Gospels seriously and considered converting to Christianity. He believed that in the teachings of Jesus he could find the solution to the caste system that was dividing the people of India. So one Sunday he
"An old Scotsman operated a little rowboat for transporting passengers. One day one of the passengers noticed that the good old man had carved on one oar the word "Faith," and on the other oar "Works." Curiosity led him to ask the meaning of this. The old man being a well-balanced Christian and