Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 1, 2001
A guy came to his pastor and said, “Reverend, I only have one talent.”
The pastor asked, “What’s your talent?
The man said, "I have the gift of criticism."
The pastor was wise and replied, "The Bible says that the guy who had
Contributed by Larry Daugherty on May 22, 2001
THE RIGHT SIDE
The story is told of a little girl who had lived her life in the city and was acclimated to the many street lights at night. She had opportunity to go to the country on a vacation. One starlit night, she and her mother stood gazing up into the sky without any street lights to
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out for another is to risk involvement
To expose feelings is to risk exposing, your true self
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved
Contributed by Mark Hensley on May 31, 2001
Too many people come to Church three times primarily. They're Baptized, they get married, and they have their funeral service at the Church.The first time they throw
Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Jul 11, 2001
In other words, we begin our Christian life in God’s grace, and then quickly abandon grace, and try to live our life, and almost to continue to earn our salvation, - by what we do, by our works.
Author Jerry Bridges puts it like this: "We tend to give an unbeliever just enough of the gospel to
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 17, 2002
A missionary was seated on a plane next to a well-dressed young man and they soon began conversing. The missionary asked him what he did for a living. He answered, “I’m in big business.” “So am I,” replied the missionary. With that the young man remarked, “I cover the entire U.S. with my
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 24, 2002
One Saturday morning a wife awoke to the delightful smell of waffles and the sound of her two small boys in the kitchen with her husband. Padding down to breakfast, she sat on her husband’s lap and gave him a big hug for his thoughtfulness. Later that day, she and her husband were having a heated
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008
IN THE 1980’S AND EARLY 1990’S, NIKE CORPORATION MADE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS BY MARKETING THE PHRASE “I WANNA BE LIKE MIKE.”
1. SPORTS AND NON-SPORTS FANS ALIKE NEW THAT “MIKE” WAS MICHAEL JORDAN, THE BASKETBALL SUPERSTAR FOR THE CHICAGO BULLS.
2. CHILDREN ACROSS AMERICA DREAMED OF BEING THE NEXT
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 18, 2012
USING THE RESOURCES YOU HAVE
At 12:55 pm the mayday call crackled through the speakers at the Flight Service Station on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The desperate pilot of a Piper A22, a small single-engine plane, was reporting that he had run out of fuel and was preparing to ditch the aircraft in
I love the story about the Lutheran pastor who always started each service off with the phrase, "The Lord be with you." The people would then respond, "and also with you.”
However, one Sunday the sound system wasn’t working very well. The pastor stepped up to the pulpit and said, "There’s
Contributed by John Gullick on Oct 22, 2015
Let me tell you a story - it is a modification of a story I wrote a few years ago and I simply want to draw out that each person invested what God had invested in them.
It is called the Ballerina.
Once upon a time there was an orphan ballerina - how she loved to dance.
She was the most elegant
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2003
WHAT IS YOUR COLT?
Bill Wilson pastors an inner city church in New York City. His mission field is a very violent place. He himself has been stabbed twice as he ministered to the people of the community surrounding the church. Once a Puerto Rican woman became involved in the church and was led
Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 10, 2003
Fifteen years ago, I was serving as pastor in Alabama and our church was in a capital stewardship campaign to raise money to build a new building. There was one particular lady in our church who was a widow. Her husband had left her a lot of money, and she had a lot more than she really needed. She
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
Let’s play ‘Let’s Pretend’. Let’s pretend that you work for me. In fact, you are my executive assistant in a company that is growing rapidly. I’m the owner and I’m interested in expanding overseas. To pull this off, I make plans to travel abroad and stay there until a new branch office gets
Contributed by Joel Vicente on Feb 14, 2005
Leighton Farrell was the minister of Highland Park Church in Dallas for many years. He tells of a man in the church who once made a covenant with a former pastor to tithe ten percent of their income every year. They were both young and neither of them had much money. But things changed. The layman
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Apr 6, 2005
“Sheila-ism?” Matthew 25:14-30 Key verse(s) 24:“Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.’”
Taking the safest route is something that my father always
Contributed by David Flowers on May 4, 2005
“Carpe Diem.” Seize the day. Make the most of every opportunity. Seize – the day. Notice the phrase is not “with utmost care and caution, after you have worked out the cost/benefit analysis and determined that there is no logical reason why all systems should not be go, and have assured