TEARING DOWN THE NAME OF JESUS
When I was in college at Dallas Baptist University, I drove through Dallas on the way to my classes. I would always see a huge sign of a dynamic church in the area that said, "Lifting Up the Name of Jesus!" It was very impressive.
One day while I was driving
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 8, 2011
WYNTON MARSALIS: SOMEONE TO PLAY WITH
People are preoccupied with their own thoughts and interests. When we show interest and concern for another person’s interest or concern, it meets a deep need. People feel cared for and valued.
Wynton Marsalis is a recognized musician. He is invited to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 11, 2011
WHO WILL DO THE NEED-MEETING?
One preacher told of shopping at the supermarket when a lady came down the aisle heading straight for him. She screeched to a halt within a few feet of him, wagged her finger, and said, "I left your church. I left your church".
So I said, "Well, if it’s my
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 3, 2011
NO PICTURE EXISTS
On a wall near the main entrance to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, is a portrait of a man with this inscription underneath. "James Butler Bonham--no picture of him exists. This portrait is of his nephew, Major James Bonham, deceased, who greatly resembled his uncle. It is
Contributed by Billy Nale on Apr 20, 2011
QUOTATIONS ON HUMILITY
"I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2010
One of the first conductors born and educated in the United States to receive worldwide acclaim was Leonard Bernstein. He directed the New York Philharmonic, conducted concerts by some of the world's leading orchestras, wrote symphonies, and music for Broadway hits such as West
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 27, 2010
GLADSTONE: RISK FOR THE GREATER VICTORY
WILLIAM GLADSTONE, a prime minister of England in the nineteenth century, one night was working late on an important speech he was to give to the House of Commons the next day. At about two o'clock in the morning a woman knocked on his door, asking the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2010
OVERCOMING EVIL WITH GOOD
Watchman Nee, the Chinese evangelist, tells this true story.
A poor, Christian Chinese farmer had rice fields high in the mountain. Every day he spent hours pumping water into the rice paddies; but when he returned to the fields the next morning, he would find that
The story is told of a man who was shipwrecked and lived most of his adult life alone on an obscure island on which no other human being had ever set foot. After many years of isolation, a ship came his way and a rescue party was sent ashore. He welcomed them, of course, then proceeded to show them
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
When I graduated high school, I was like most boys. I knew everything. I was going to get a job and get rich by the end of the year. I was going to be my own man and live life the way I wanted to.
My father was retired from the Air Force. When I got ready to join the Navy, he sat me down and
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Nov 11, 2006
It was Christmas Eve, 1910. General William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army in London, England was near the end of his life. His health was poor, and he was going to be unable to attend the Army’s annual convention. Booth had become an invalid, and his eyesight was failing him. No one knew
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
I AM THANKFUL...
I am Thankful that we only elect presidents
once every four years.
I am Thankful that teenagers will grow up and
that one day they will have children
that will become teenagers of their own.
I am Thankful that I am not a turkey this week.
I am Thankful that the
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 21, 2004
“Your Bucket is Filled!” Philippians 2: 1-11: Key verse(s): 4 “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
(Consider Your Neighbor!)
On a recent Saturday, awakening to a beautifully sunrise and cool breezes, I lazed in bed putting tasks upon
Contributed by William Yates on Nov 6, 2003
Japanese sword illustration: It is the Japanese who have created the best swords in the world. To create these fine weapons, ancient Japanese sword makers had to create a sword that was hard enough to retain a sharp edge, but at the same time soft enough not to be brittle. Sword makers who made
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2003
The selfless love to which God calls you and me produces a deep joy in our hearts. This joy or happiness of the Spirit has three dimensions.
Joy is the assurance of faith that we are acceptable to God and that God’s good providences are working on our behalf. This joy is an inner calm
Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 24, 2003
Humility, Rick Warren reminds us, is “not thinking less of yourself but
Contributed by Dana Chau on Apr 22, 2002
BY LIFE OR BY DEATH
John Piper, in his book, Future Grace, reprinted a letter by Carl Lundquist, former president of Bethel College and Seminary. In 1988, the doctors told him he had a rare form of cancer called mycosis fungoides, which invaded the skin over his entire body and ended his life
A vicar was retiring after 25 years in the parish. As he came to clear out his bedroom he found a small bowl with 5 eggs and £1,000 pounds in.
Baffled he called his wife and said: Darling, what is this little basket under the bed with five eggs and £1,000 in.
"Oh " she said " I must confess