Contributed by James Snyder on Feb 27, 2021
For some reason, the last several weeks we have been getting many visitors at our door. I'm not sure if this is a general trend or if it is just our door.
Some of them have been salesmen, religious people, scam artists, and a host of other people. They only had one goal in mind, and that was
Contributed by James Snyder on Aug 29, 2020
After being so long in a lockdown situation, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage planned a short vacation time for us. It took her quite a while to put all of the pieces together, but she succeeded as always.
As I was preparing for this little adventure, my wife looked at me and said,
Contributed by James Snyder on May 2, 2020
If confession is good for the soul, I would like to give my soul a little treat.
During this "stay-at-home" phenomenon, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly, have been enjoying our time alone. We certainly have taken advantage of it.
Not too long ago, my wife came up
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2010
BILL HYBELS: DIFFICULT FORGIVENESS
Everything we have seen about how to deal with difficult people when put to action will bring glory to God. We find this in an illustration from Bill Hybels:
"A couple of years ago, a member of my church’s vocal team and I were invited by a Christian leader
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 9, 2009
FORGIVENESS ON A KID’S FIRST JOB
Forgiveness was the most important lesson best-selling author Tony Hillerman learned as a kid on his first job. His story goes...
"I was 14 when Mr. Ingram knocked on our farmhouse door in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma (pop. 38). The old sharecropper lived about a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 31, 2008
DO UNTO OTHERS
There is a story about a rather legalistic Seminary student who wanted to have a Scriptural basis for everything he did. He felt he was on solid ground if he could quote the Bible, book, chapter and verse to okay his actions.
He did all right with that until he began to fall in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 3, 2007
Corrie Ten Boom in the book, Reflections of god’s Glory (page 69), wrote, “In Africa a man came to a meeting with bandaged hands. I asked him how he had been injured. He said, “My neighbor’s straw roof was on fire; I helped him to put it out and that’s how my hands were burned.
“Later I heard
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Hospitality is commended to be exercised, even toward an enemy, when he cometh to thine house. The tree does not
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Church Tech: 9 out of 10 Protestant pastors have Internet access, and about half of all Protestant churches maintain a church Web site, according to a recent Ellison Research study. While 90% of ministers are online, only a third of those use a content filter on their church office computer. 88%
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Apr 10, 2005
I read a recent magazine article about a pastor and his encounter with some unbelievers while having breakfast. Here is how he tells the story: “My wife and I were vacationing in Estes Park, Colorado, and had breakfast in a coffee shop. It was empty except for four men at another table. One was
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jun 28, 2004
“Broken Branches!” Luke 6: 36-43 Key verse(s): 36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
Recently, one of the most severe storms in many years pounded our five little acres. It came out of the northwest embedded in dark, angry clouds. We saw it approaching in the twighlight and could
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 6, 2002
LOVE MY ENEMIES
Richard Wurmbrand, who spent fourteen years suffering in a Communist prison, reminds all believers with less than ideal circumstances that “if the heart is cleansed by the love of Jesus Christ, and if the heart love Him, you can resist all tortures.” He says, “God will not judge
A minister named Russ Blowers was once asked to speak at Rotary Club about his profession. He wanted to say more than “I’m a preacher.” So this was his talk, “Hi, I’m Russ Blowers. I’m with a global enterprise.
We have branches in every country in the world. We have representatives in