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
JESUS IN EVERY BOOK OF THE BIBLE
The Bible is about Jesus. He is pictured or prophesied about in each of the 66 books as well as in countless types in the lives of different characters in the Bible. Here is a breakdown of how He is pictured in each of the books...
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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 Feb 8, 2010
Loving Your Enemies in Rwanda
Rwanda is a tiny country in Central Africa, a bit bigger than Northern Ireland, with a population of over 8 million people, and thousands of hills. Rwanda is a beautiful country of hills, mountains, forests, lakes, laughing children, markets full of busy people,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
I COULDN’T ’NOT’ FORGIVE HIM
Chris Carrier has one of the best testimonies of Christian forgiveness I have ever seen. Chris grew up in Coral Gables, Florida. He was abducted when he was just 10 years old. Chris’ kidnapper was angry with the boy’s family. He burned him with cigarettes, stabbed
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 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 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
Contributed by Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Leonardo Da Vinci, just before he commenced work on his "Last Supper" had a violent argument with a fellow painter. Leonardo was so bitter that he determined to paint the face of his enemy, the other artist, into the face of Judas, and thus take his revenge by handing the man down in infamy and