Contributed by Steve Malone on Jul 9, 2001
So we are not only talking about the sex act itself, but also anything that feds these shameful evil desires....
And listen one thing that does that, and it something I need to talk about briefly is pornography... because It is an epidemic that is destroying our country... It has it’s death
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Oct 1, 2001
Few college football coaches have made a point against drugs as effectively as Erk Russell of Georgia Southern College. He arranged for a couple of good ol’ country boys to burst into a routine team meeting and throw a writhing, hissing, six-foot-long rattlesnake onto a table in front of the squad.
Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 30, 2001
World Magazine, June 12 1999. “When Harvard Divinity School dean Ronald F. Thiemann, a Lutheran theologian, suddenly stepped down from his post last November, he said it was for "personal and professional reasons." Last month, the Boston Globe filled in the blanks. It said he had been forced to
Contributed by Lynn Floyd on May 4, 2001
Aurelius Augustine spent most of his life battling the bondage to sexual appetite and philosophical pride. When he was 31 the power of God through His word, broke the bondage to sexual lust and living with a concubine. Augustine said
Contributed by Mary Lewis on May 10, 2001
Chuck Colson has called Internet pornography “Spiritual Crack Cocaine,” because of how quickly people can become addicted to it and
Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 16, 2001
A lady and her husband were playing the slots side by side. The lady’s husband had a heart attack. The lady pushed her husband out of the way, straddled both machines and
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Jun 7, 2001
I liked the way humorist Erma Bombeck put it:
Seize the moment! Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 29, 2001
Dr. George Sweeting tells a story about the tragedy of addictions. One day he watched several blocks of ice floating down a river at Niagara Falls. Curiously, several birds floated above water looking for fish. One sea gull spotted a fish frozen in one of the blocks of ice that was hurling speedily
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2001
It is foolish to replace self-control with abstinence: the latter is
Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
A one dollar bill met a twenty dollar bill and said, "Hey, where’ve you been? I haven’t seen you around here much." The twenty answered (as the dollar bill listened enviously), "I’ve been hanging out at the casinos, went out on a cruise and did the rounds of the ship, back to the United States for
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 1, 2001
Some time ago, a teenager, Arthur Hinkley, lifted a 3,000-pound tractor with his bare hands. He wasn’t a weight lifter, but his friend, Lloyd Bachelder, 18, was pinned under a tractor on a farm near Rome, Maine. Hearing Lloyd scream, Arthur somehow lifted the tractor enough for Lloyd to wriggle
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 16, 2002
A River Funny
A preacher was winding up his temperance sermon with great fervor: "If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river."
The congregation cried, "Amen!"
"And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d take it and throw it in the river."
Contributed by Don Mcclain on Jan 22, 2003
In 1998, Americans spent more money on legalized gambling (approximately 50 billion) than on recorded music, theme parks, video games, spectator sports, and movie tickets combined (39.9 billion).
Contributed by Don Mcclain on Jan 22, 2003
ADDICTION: The existence of Gamblers Anonymous implies that gambling can be addictive! -
Current estimates list approximately 2.5 million people as pathological gamblers, another 3 million as problem gamblers, and another 15 million people as at risk to become problem or
Contributed by David Parks on Jan 30, 2003
Study: A Few Cigarettes Can Hook You For Life
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Scientists have confirmed a suspicion held by some smokers but never proven: It could take just a few cigarettes to become addicted. Some 12 and 13 year-olds showed evidence of addiction within days of their first
Contributed by Steve Malone on Feb 4, 2003
Mark Buchanan writes;
“Fasting churns the stuff up from the depths. Is there anger in me? I can usually control that with a burger and fries Am I resentful, irritated, overly ambition, fearful? I can smoother that with pizza. Am I depressed or embittered, suffering from a sense of life’s
Contributed by Darrell Jones on Feb 21, 2003
A fellow I met in Fredericktown Mo. said to me concerning the use of Marijuana. "Marijuana was made by God, so it must be alright to smoke it." I told him, "God also made rattlesnakes, I sure would
Contributed by Timothy Mills on Sep 26, 2002
Although Jesus drank wine, and wine was the normal drink of his day, we need to balance that with the fact that Jesus said that He would no longer drink wine untill He drank of the New Wine in "that Day." Wine has deliterious effects, the least of which is not just the destruction of the body
Contributed by James O. Davis on Oct 28, 2003
The drug scene alone gives us countless examples. It is estimated that in the United States alone people spend 80 billion dollars annually on drugs. The business is too big to fight. The big dealers scoff at the law. It is nothing for one of them to post one million dollars bond and then simply
Contributed by Alex Shepherd on Dec 19, 2003
"The drunkard is like the bottle he drinks out of, big stomach,skinny neck, and a little head "...from a sermon entitled "Snake Eggs, Spider