Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2013
POSITION VERSUS DISCIPLESHIP
C. Gene Wilkes, in his book Jesus on Leadership, says, "Confusion arises when you equate higher 'positions' with leadership . . . As long as 'position' is honored above discipleship -- being a follower -- church leaders will honor the ambitious over the obedient." We
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 21, 2012
One of the Ad Council's most effective public service commercials is the "Don't Almost Give" campaign. One ad shows a man with crutches struggling to go up a flight of steps. The narrator says, "This man almost learned to walk at a rehab center that almost got built by people who
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2011
VACANT HOMES, VACANT LIVES
TIFTON, GA — The most interesting thing about Tifton is an abandoned Victorian house filled with thousands of bats. Tift County declared the once-elegant house in the town’s historic district off limits after a bat specialist said that maybe 20,000 bats had moved in,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2011
JUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS
Robert Kupferschmid was an 81-year old man who had no flying experience. However, due to a tragic emergency, he was forced to fly an airplane. On June 17, 1998, he and his 52-year-old pilot friend, Wesley Sickle, were flying from Indianapolis to Muncie, Indiana. During the
PICTURE OF CHEESE
I heard a story about a man who had a mouse in his house and his wife wanted him to catch it. His problem was that he didn’t have any cheese (and did not want to buy it). So he cut a picture of cheese out of a magazine and placed it in the trap. He thought, "I’ll just fool the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 5, 2010
UNDERDOING PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Craig Groeschel, a well known pastor and author of the "Christian Atheist" says:
"As Christians, we can be tempted to 'overdo faith.' I put that in quotes because it would be more accurate to say it's 'underdoing personal responsibility.' There's really no
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 28, 2010
LOVE ME FIRST, THEN WITNESS TO ME
In our lesson we have seen that faith without works is useless. It cannot be demonstrated, it cannot change a person, it is not perfected, and it is dead! Our faith does not help us, or others, until it causes us to act.
Once a chaplain walked up to a wounded
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
When DAVE THOMAS died in early 2002, he left behind more than just thousands of Wendy’s restaurants. He also left a legacy of being a practical, hard-working man who was respected for his down-to-earth values.
Among the pieces of good advice that have
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
BE WARM AND FILLED!
What does it mean that God has placed Christ’s church in our hands? One of the most stirring indictments on the church ever penned was made by Charles Schultz many years ago. Snoopy is shivering out in a snowstorm beside an empty food dish. He was looking longingly,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 2, 2008
An old Scotsman operated a little rowboat for transporting passengers. One day a passenger noticed that the old man had carved on one oar the word “faith” and on the other oar the word “works.” Curiosity led him to ask the meaning of this. The old man, being a well balanced Christian and glad of
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 Craig West on Dec 10, 2004
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 glad
Contributed by Kenneth Henes on Jun 22, 2004
Tim Bowden, in his book One Crowded Hour about cameraman Neil Davis, tells about an incident that happened in Borneo during the confrontation between Malaysia and Indonesia in 1964. A group of Gurkhas from Nepal were asked if they would be willing to jump from transport planes into combat against
Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 23, 2004
“It is that kind of faith which would lead a man to take a bottle of medicine from his medicine cabinet. Looking at the instructions on it, he says, I’m sure they’re correct. I have all confidence in the source of the medicine. I know who wrote these directions. I believe everything about it.
Contributed by Robbie Peay on Apr 19, 2004
In “Share Jesus Without Fear”, Bill Fay speaks very bluntly about the sin of silence. He states that believers sin when they remain silent and do not share Jesus with others. He says that the sin of silence is a deadly sin and he’s right. We erroneously think that by remaining silent about our
Contributed by Steven Dow on Apr 1, 2004
A faith without works is dead. It is as W.T. Purkiser said, “A religion of externals is a
ghost, spirit without body. But a subjective faith without
Contributed by David Insell on Jul 28, 2003
Faith and works are like the light and heat of a candle; they cannot
"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