Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Dec 31, 2018
Augustine on pride:
Every proud man heeds himself and he who pleases himself seems great to himself. But he who pleases himself pleases a fool for
Two old friends met one day after many years. One graduated from a prestigious college and was very successful. The other had not attended college and was very poor.
The poor friend said, "How has everything been going with you?" The successful friend said,
"Well, one day I opened the
Contributed by Bala Samson on Aug 27, 2013
DEEPIKA AND DISCIPLINE
James 4:8 "Come near to God and He will come near to you..."
She is just a doll! Fair, pretty with a smile that could steal anyone's heart; her name is Deepika, four year old daughter of a couple who pick up garbage from residential quarters. She was untamed, dirty,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 14, 2011
FACING DOWN A MOUNTAIN LION
Did you know that in the United States, mountain lions are the number one predator of human beings? So says author and naturalist, Craig Childs. On one occasion, he was doing research on the lions in Arizona’s Blue Range Wilderness. As he approached a water hole from
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 20, 2011
"WHO LIVES HERE?"
Martin Luther was often very graphic in his description of the activities of the Devil. Asked one time how he overcame the Devil, he replied, "Well, when he comes knocking upon the door of my heart, and asks, 'Who lives here?' the dear Lord Jesus goes to the door and says,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 27, 2011
THE BRIDAL SUITE
Cynthia Thomas tells a story about her "brother and his new wife who were escorted to their bridal suite in an elegant hotel in the wee hours of the morning. They were tired from the many hours at their wedding reception and from mingling with their guests. They took a look
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2011
HOW MARTIN LUTHER OVERCAME THE DEVIL
Martin Luther was often very graphic in his description of the activities of the Devil. Asked one time how he overcame the Devil, he replied, "Well, when he comes knocking upon the door of my heart, and asks 'Who lives here?' the dear Lord Jesus goes to the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 1, 2010
Donald Grey Barnhouse Scratches a Mark On a Postal Box to Make a Point
Some years ago Donald Grey Barnhouse was counseling a young woman on the sidewalk in front of a church following an evening service. She said she was a Christian and that she wanted to follow Christ. But she wanted to be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 14, 2009
Trapped Coal Miners Discover Old Passage
In one of the coal mines of the north, the top of the pit fell in while a considerable number of the miners were down below, and the shaft was completely blocked. Those who were in the mine gathered to a spot where the last remains of air could be breathed.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 2, 2008
Prayer meeting week after week with a woman praying every week this prayer: "Lord, please get rid of the cobwebs in my life." Every week, the same prayer, without fail. Over and over again. Finally, one of the men in the prayer meeting got so fed up, he offered up his own
From the Australian Psychology Society
What is anger?
Anger is an emotion that can range from mild annoyance to intense rage. It is a feeling that is accompanied by biological changes in your body. When you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure rise and stress hormones are released. This
Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 16, 2006
In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy, the guy who does “You might be a Redneck if…” is this useful list, “You might be selfish if...” So, just listen, and you judge whether or not this sounds like you. If so, you might be selfish.
You might be selfish if…
• You have a genuinely difficult time
The way to stay free from sin
Is to stay committed to God
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 8, 2005
Head-Up and Head-On! (11.10.05--Christian Soldiers!--James4:7)
When you are afraid to take an action, it’s the first step that’s the hardest one to take. Our little dachshund Webley is a living example of that. Webley has always been afraid of stairs. It doesn’t matter if he is going up or
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 7, 2004
From Jeff Faull- Recently, a colleague told me about an early ministry experience he had near the end of his seminary training. The senior minister at the church where he served as a part time youth minister placed his hand on the youth minister’s shoulder and gave him this advice: "Never invite
Contributed by Brian La Croix on May 4, 2004
You probably heard about the guy who was trying to lose weight, but came to the office one day with two dozen donuts.
His co-workers asked him why he got donuts if he's trying to diet, and he answered, "Well, as I came to the corner where the donut shop was, I told God that if He wanted me to
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 14, 2002
“A defeat that leaves you humble is better than a victory that leaves you proud” (Jerry Vines, Interviews With Jesus, published by
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 31, 2002
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote this about our spiritual battle:
A man who does not understand the nature of the problem he is confronting is a man who is already doomed to failure. Christian people are like first-year college students—they think at first that every subject is quite simple, there
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 21, 2002
CONFLICT IN COMMUNITY
“The difference between spiritual and unspiritual community is not whether conflict exists, but is rather in our attitude toward it and our approach to handling it. When conflict is seen as an opportunity to draw more fully on spiritual resources, we have the