Contributed by James Snyder on Oct 26, 2019
Just when I think I have all my bases covered, a new one shows up, and it’s not a homerun.
I know all my tocks don’t tick, but I do the best I can. I may not be the best all the time, but I try, and I try, and I try. I do not want to be a nuisance to anybody, so I try not to, especially with the
When my grandchildren were young, introduced them to my dog, Chuey. They were not well received by the old Chow. The dog would stalk around and shoot dirty looks when the kids were present. He finally got used to them and now pays them no attention.
The other day, we were all in the back yard.
Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Pastor Randy Kanipe tells the story of a Sabbath time away from his church while he was struggling with failure. He happened to be walking by a cow pasture and stopped to gaze over the fence, pondering the ’green pastures’ that he imagined God leading him through - my attention was drawn down to a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2014
Tim George gave the example of two warships that had the largest full-load displacement in the world: U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. The USS Nimitz and Dwight D. Eisenhower each weigh about 91,000 tons. They are over 1,000 feet long and can travel over 30 knots per hour, powered by engines that can
HE'S SHAVING YOU!
An influential man in town was sitting in the barber's chair having a shave and a haircut. He saw a pretty woman who was working in the office there and started flirting with her. "You're cute! How about a date tonight?" he said to her.
The pretty woman smiled and said,
The Book of James in the New Testament reminds us that words can direct, delight or destroy (ch. 3). Is this true? Look no further than to what happened in Germany in WWII. For every word in Hitler’s poisonous book, Mein Kampf, it cost the life of 125 people.
Here are some words
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 2, 2013
AN ENEMY AND A FRIEND
Mark Twain, "It takes your enemy and your friend working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 8, 2011
SIGN YOUR NAME OR FORGET IT
J. Vernon McGee tells of an incident that happened in one of his pastorates. A man came to him and said, "I want to tell you about a certain situation." He told him about a certain man who was involved in a particular sin. The man wanted to do something about it. He
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 11, 2011
CAST THE FIRST STONE
A woman named Marilyn Helleberg told about being a teenager at church camp. She said an ugly rumor got started there about two of the counselors and it quickly became the talk of the camp.
The next day, at Morning Prayer, the minister read the story of the adulterous
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 19, 2011
WESLEY RESPONDS TO CRITICISM
John Wesley was a great English preacher of the 1700s. He was considered a rather spiffy dresser. One Sunday morning he wore a bow tie that had long ribbons that hung downward. After the sermon was over a lady walked up to him and said, "Brother Wesley, are you open
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 1, 2011
ABOUT THE TONGUE
There's an old story that the Jewish rabbis tell. As the story goes, one day a rabbi asked his servant to go and buy some good food for him in the market. When the servant returned home, he presented the rabbi with a tongue. The next day, the rabbi told the servant to go the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2010
General Robert E. Lee controls His Tongue
General Robert E. Lee was once asked what he thought of a fellow officer in the Confederate Army, an officer who had made some mean-spirited remarks about him. Lee thought for a moment, then rated him as being very satisfactory. The person who asked the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 25, 2010
Sandy Sheppard- One of the funniest parties I ever attended was to “roast” Walt, a good friend and mentor, who was celebrating his 50th birthday. Each guest told a humorous story about Walt and presented him with a gag gift. Then Carol got up to speak. “My mother told me if I can’t say something
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2009
Man Can Tame Beasts like the Dolphin Flipper, but not the Tongue
The tongue is not only like an uncontrolled fire. It is also like an untamed beast. Every type or species of the four classifications of animals have been subdued or tamed by man. At creation man was given "dominion over the fish of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 9, 2009
A Simple Hose Clamp Causes Failure of Balloon’s Attempt to Circle the Earth
Piccard and Richard Conniff writes in National Geographic that on January 12, 1997, two Swiss men, Bertrand Piccard and Wim Verstraeten, set out to be the first to CIRCLE THE EARTH in a balloon. Their aircraft was called
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 2, 2008
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in dearly deceiving your friends
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Mistakes of the tongue have destroyed more people, ruined more marriages, and cost more businessmen their jobs and
a.Fools are defined by Holman’s Bible Dictionary as: FOOL, FOOLISHNESS, AND FOLLY Translations of several uncomplimentary words which appear approximately 360 times throughout the Old and New Testaments to describe unwise and ungodly people. The words are especially predominant in the Wisdom