Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 11, 2000
My brother served his first parish in Massillion, Ohio, as an associate pastor, with the late Pastor Maurice "Mo" White. Pastor White was a very large, strong and vibrant man. During one Lenten season, one of the older, but faithful members of the church came with her husband to an evening Lenten
Contributed by Dennis Clark on Apr 11, 2001
Dallas Williams: You give me a 1000 words and I can have The Lords Prayer,The 23rd Psalm, The original Hippocratic oath, a Shakespearian sonnet, the preamble to the Constitution,Lincoln’s
A famous actor was an after dinner speaker at a big function and when he stood up to speak, he invited his audience to choose a poem for him to recite.
There was a long silence until a retired clergyman raised his hand and asked for Psalm 23.
The actor was slightly taken back, but agreed to do
Contributed by Jim Kane on Oct 4, 2004
Recently someone in our congregation shared a photocopy of an article from the May 13, 1955 (that’s right, 1955) issue of Housekeeping Monthly entitled The Good Wife’s Guide that feature tips on how to please their husbands when they come home from work. Here are some excerpts:
• Have dinner
Contributed by Eric Vertein on Oct 26, 2004
GOD’S PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Apostle’s Creed is not a pledge of allegiance, which we speak before God. We are remembering the gospel. We are remembering God’s pledge to us. The Creeds are nothing different from the 23rd Psalm. They simply explain how our Good Shepherd has ‘restored my soul,’
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 23, 2002
Some years ago at a drawing-room function, one of England’s leading actors was asked to recite for the pleasure of his fellow guests. He consented and asked if there was anything special that his audience would like to hear. After a moment’s pause, an old clergyman present said: "Could you, sir,
Contributed by John Raulerson on Oct 11, 2005
FATHER’S DAY: A TRIBUTE Today is Father’s Day. A day of cologne. A day of hugs, new neckties, long-distance phone calls, and Hallmark cards. Today is my first Father’s Day without a father. For thirty-one years I had one. I had one of the best. But now he’s gone. He’s buried under an oak tree in a
Contributed by Edward Hardee on Jun 7, 2006
The secure man’s 23rd Psalm says…
I am my provider, I shall not be in want
I have stored up hay if the grass is not green in the valley
I have a big canteen just incase the waters are dried up
I have a map so I can find the right path
Even if I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I have
Contributed by Tony Klinedinst on Aug 11, 2002
5-year old Johnny was in the kitchen as his mother made supper. She asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go in alone. "It’s dark in there and I’m scared." She asked again, and he persisted. Finally she said, "It’s OK--Jesus will be in there with
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 20, 2003
In April 1865, the Civil War was coming to a close. Robert E Lee had surrendered to US Grant. Lee later begged the southern states to join the Union and be one nation again. Johnson finally surrendered to Sherman, leaving only one major Confederate general to surrender, which he eventually did.
At a seminar meeting, the speaker stood in front of a large group of people with a roll of stickers in his hand. Behind him on the platform were tables filled with props that represented the stuff of our lives – a car, a house, a tiny desk that stood for our jobs.
The speaker roamed the stage and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 30, 2010
Missionary Paralyzed Learns How To Thrive in Suffering
Scott Larson shared a personal encounter. “Annette and her husband were missionaries in Western Europe when she began to have pain in her back. When the pain became so unbearable that she could no longer function, even with muscle relaxants,
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 30, 2010
The next time you feel like God can’t use you,
NOAH was a drunk....
ABRAHAM was too old...
ISAAC was a daydreamer....
JACOB was a liar...
LEAH was ugly...
JOSEPH was abused...
MOSES had a stuttering problem...
GIDEON was afraid...
SAMPSON had long hair, and was a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2010
Construction Worker Survives 110-Foot Fall
This past week I was reading in “God’s Word for You Today” devotional about Randy Reid, a thirty-four-year old construction worker, who was welding on top of a nearly completed water tower outside Chicago. According to writer Melissa Ramsdell, Reid
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2010
THE FEARLESS LION TAMER
A 1st grader stood in front of his classroom to make a speech about "What I want to be when I grow up." He said, "I'm going to be a lion tamer and have lots of fierce lions. I'll walk into the cage and they will roar."
He paused for a moment, thinking through what he had
THE SILENT SERMON
A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending Services regularly, stopped going.
After a few weeks, the preacher decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The preacher found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire.
Guessing the reason for
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 9, 2009
ALL I NEED TO KNOW
A Sunday school teacher gave his class an assignment to learn the 23rd Psalm by next Sunday, because each was going to recite it to the whole church. A little boy named Bobby, just couldn’t get it all in his head, he struggled all week long.
Finally Sunday comes and the church
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 13, 2009
HE LEADETH ME
When Joseph Gilmore was just out of seminary, he filled in a couple of weeks at FBC in Philadelphia, PA. And he gave this testimony:
"At the mid-week service, on the 26th of March, 1862, I set out to give the people an exposition of the 23rd Psalm, which I had given before on three
Contributed by Larry Moyer on Aug 4, 2009
THE LORD IS YOUR SHEPHERD, AND THAT’S ENOUGH
One time there was a newspaper office in that always had a practice that if the pastors in that city would call in and give them texts and titles to their messages, they would print them in the paper so all the people in the city would know on what
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 21, 2009
BILLY GRAHAM AWARDED GOLDEN CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL
On Thursday May 2, 1996, Dr. Billy Graham was awarded the Golden Congressional Medal, the highest honor this country can bestow upon an individual - only 263 individuals had ever received this in the history of the United States of America. In his