Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 3, 2013
In the book, Overload, by Dr. Richard Swenson, he discusses one of the main reasons our lives have too much anxiety and stress. He says that most of us are just plain overloaded. Think about it. (1) We are overloaded with commitments. We don’t know how to say no. And as a result we
Contributed by David Tack on Oct 17, 2012
THE LORD'S PRIORITIES
"The Lord’s priorities are not the same as ours. Jesus isn’t as concerned about our lace tablecloths and clean kitchens as we are. He’s concerned with the state of our heart. He’s more interested in the time we spend at his feet, reflecting on his words and resting in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 31, 2009
FRENZIED PACE OF LIFE
A lot of these same gods are still worshipped in America today, aren't they? Our culture also seems to bow down to the idol of busyness. In her book called, "Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families," Ann Kroeker writes this: "America, the land of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
WHEN TO RELAX AND WHEN TO STRUGGLE
Author Sam Keen, in his provocative little book called Apology for Wonder, tells us the lesson he learned as young boy swimming in the Indian River inlet on the Delaware coast. Keen says that swimming there was very tricky, because the outgoing waters from the
Contributed by Mark Bauer on Aug 1, 2007
Be rich toward God.
Grandparents are often accused of spoiling the grandchildren
The children see grandpa sitting on the floor
playing with his toddler grandchildren.
The son or daughter is shocked and jealous:
"Dad, I’m surprised.
You never got down on the floor and played with
Contributed by W F on Sep 27, 2004
A newspaper held a competition to find out how people would describe friendship. The winning answer was, “A friend is someone who’s walking in when everyone else is walking out.”
You and I have a friend that will do that, a friend who will stick closer than a brother. Jesus said,
“Surely I am
Contributed by Ed Wood on Feb 18, 2003
One day, a teacher was teaching her young class the story of Jesus visiting Mary and Martha. She carefully explained how Mary and Martha had hurried to clean the house and cook a special meal. Then she paused and asked, “What would you do if Jesus was going to visit
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2002
WHAT IS YOUR GOD?
"Whatever you love most, serve most, seek out most, give to the most, worship the most, and care about the most is your god.
Your “god” can be your career, your bank account, the way you look, a particular position or degree, influence, power, or physical pleasure.
Contributed by Wayne Major on Oct 14, 2001
THE SPIRIT WITHIN US
I was driving one day when I saw a hitchhiker by the side of the road, loaded down with a couple of large carrying bags. Now, I make it a practice normally not to pick up hitchhikers, which may in itself be a refusal to hear the cry of those needy of transportation. But in