Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 27, 2004
THE REAL DEAL?
Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young accountant who was fresh out of school, "What starting salary were you thinking about?" The Accountant said, "In the neighborhood of 100,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 21, 2004
Many people in our culture today don’t know what the cross means, or what Christians believe about it. A study was conducted about five years ago of people in Australia, Germany, India, Japan, England and the U.S. to find how much they recognized certain symbols. Ninety-two percent could identify
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 6, 2007
BEST LAWYER STORY OF THE YEAR, DECADE AND PROBABLY THE CENTURY.
Charlotte, North Carolina. A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, and then insured them against, among other things, fire.
Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet
Contributed by Richard Wilson on Nov 25, 2001
HOW RIGHTEOUS ARE YOU?
Some folks think they are good really good people. Let’s suppose that a person on sins 3 times a day. A sin in the morning, a sin during the day and a sin at night. Sounds like a pretty good person! Let’s think for a moment. If that person is saved at 10 years old and
Contributed by Robbie Parsons on Oct 2, 2006
I was at a local amusement park with my 3 year old daughter recently. She begged me to win her a Spongebob Squarepants toy at one of the side games where you knock over bottles with bean bags. Being a sucker for my little girl, I plunked down my money for three beanbags. I threw the first
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 1, 2008
99% IS NOT ENOUGH
Back in the 90’s a California research firm considered the advertising slogan for a popular soap that was 99.4% pure. And they asked themselves the question: “What if everything in the world operated at 99% efficiency?” They discovered:
- drinking water would be unsafe one hour
Contributed by Dave Hensman on Sep 28, 2022
I once lived in Vancouver Canada. Above the city in the mountains there is a lake which serves as the city water supply. That lake is fenced, you can't swim in it, boat on it, or even hike around it. It's pure and will kept pure at all costs. To defile it would defile all.
What flows out
Benjamin Watson, who plays for the NFL New Orleans Saints posted the following on his Facebook page:
"At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down.
Some time ago an artist wanted to find a man that would represent the prodigal. One day, walking up the streets, he met a poor beggar, and the thought occurred to him: “That man would represent the prodigal.” He told him what he wanted, and found the beggar was ready to come to his place of
I heard a story the other day about a guy who died and stood before the gates of heaven. An angel met him and said, “We have a new plan for getting into heaven. We’re now using a point system and you need 1,000 to enter.” The man told the angel that this would be no problem as he started rattling
Several years ago our family visited Niagara Falls. It was spring, and ice was rushing down the river. As I viewed the large blocks of ice flowing toward the falls, I could see that there were carcasses of dead fish embedded in the ice. Gulls by the score were riding down the river feeding on the
Radio personality Paul Harvey tells the story of how an Eskimo kills a wolf. The account is grisly, yet it offers fresh insight into the consuming, self-destructive nature of sin. "First, the Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. Then he adds another layer of
How does a worm get inside an apple?
Perhaps you think the worm burrows in from the outside. No, scientists have discovered that the worm comes from inside. But how does he get in there? Simple! An insect lays an egg in the apple blossom. Sometime later, the worm hatches in the heart of the
Many years ago in St. Louis, a lawyer visited a Christian to transact some business. Before the two parted, his client said to him, "I've often wanted to ask you a question, but I've been afraid to do so." "What do you want to know?" asked the lawyer.
The man replied,
The late Sam Shoemaker, an Episcopalian bishop, summed up the situation this way: "In the Great Commission the Lord has called us to be--like Peter--fishers of men. We've turned the commission around so that we have become merely keepers of the aquarium.
Occasionally I take some fish out
One of the fads of 1970s America was the motorcycle jump. This trend reached its high (and low) point on September 8, 1974. Thousands of spectators gathered around the Snake River Canyon in Idaho to see if Evel Knievel could jump across the chasm in a specially designed “sky cycle.”
In the end,
73% of Christians believed it was their responsibility to share their faith.
Yet only 52% of them had actually shared their faith at least once with someone in the last year.
Millennials were the only age group where the percentage of those evangelizing was increasing.
Only 29% of
DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF SIN
Sin will take you farther than you ever thought you’d stray.
Sin will leave you so lost, you think you’ll never find your way.
Sin will keep you longer than you ever thought you’d
The great Dutch artist, Rembrandt, has a famous painting of the crucifixion in which your attention is first drawn to the dying Savior.
Then you notice the crowd gathered around that scene, with their various attitudes and actions.
Finally, you notice at the edge of the picture a lone figure
A minister said that once he had a small, white Highland terrier puppy which he kept spotlessly clean by frequent washing, brushing, and powdering. One night a winter storm dropped a fresh blanket of snow on the countryside, and the next morning the whole world seemed to glisten under the splendor