Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 12, 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
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
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 24, 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 Jim Kane on Oct 5, 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 27, 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 John Raulerson on Oct 12, 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 Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 22, 2009
Sinners Need Restoration like Cast Sheep Need Rescued
One of the dangers facing a sheep is that it becomes ‘cast’ and one of the challenges facing a shepherd is to make sure that his sheep do not become cast. A cast sheep is one that has turned over on its back and is, become of it lack of agility
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 3, 2009
Painter Andrew Wyeth’s Understanding of What Doesn’t Show on the Canvas Helps Him Better Draw What Does
Andrew Wyeth painted picture of General Lafayette’s quarters near Chadds Ford, Pa., with a sycamore tree behind the building. When his brother first saw the painting, Andrew wasn’t finished with
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
God designs valleys for His sheep to grow and sometimes He has to "make us lie down" there to teach us how to trust Him.
Here are 5 facts about valleys we need to remember:
1. Valleys are INEVITABLE. Jesus promised valleys would come in this world (John 16:33).
2. Valleys are
Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 18, 2017
A young man’s wife became very ill and died, leaving him alone with his four-year old daughter. The funeral service was simple and heavy with grief. After the burial, his neighbors gathered around him and invited them to bring his little girl and stay at one of their homes this first night. They
You make a choice of which will one you leave behind to others - Blessings or Curses.
Jonathan Edwards, was a Puritan Preacher in the 1700s. He was one of the most respected preachers in his day. He attended Yale at the age of thirteen and later went on to become the president of Princeton
Contributed by Charles Hines on Jun 12, 2007
I love the 23rd Psalms where it says "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me. all the days of my life." I imagine two angels, one named goodness and one named mercy, and everywhere I go they follow me, and protect me. I had the chance to experience this first hand. I was travelling to
HOW DO WE VALUE THINGS AND PEOPLE IN LIFE? ARE WE INVINCIBLE?
THE RMS TITANIC… WE DON’T NEED LIFE BOATS WE ARE UNSINKABLE?
Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
THE RMS TITANIC… WHAT? I