Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 30, 2002
A RELIGIOUS ASSUMPTION
In America, unlike any other country of the time, the Founders envisioned a land where people of all faiths could worship God without fear of persecution. The freedom to worship would, in turn, cultivate the piety and virtue necessary for the success of
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 12, 2019
Four people—a pilot, a professor, a pastor, and a hiker—were flying in a small plane when
the engines died. The pilot said, “There are only three parachutes. Since this is my plane, I’m taking one of them.” He put it on and jumped out. The professor said, “I’m brilliant and the world needs me, so
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 19, 2001
The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct.
A traveller, between flights at an airport, went to a lounge and bought a small package of cookies. Then she sat down and began reading a newspaper. Gradually, she became aware of a rustling noise. From behind her paper, she was flabbergasted to see a neatly dressed man helping himself to her
Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Aug 16, 2001
Assumptions can be quite dangerous. For example, the photographer for a national magazine was assigned to get photos of a great forest fire. Smoke at the scene hampered him and he asked his home office to hire a plane. Arrangements were made and he was told to go at once to a nearby airport, where
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2006
Contrary to popular assumptions, only 14% of all American evangelicals attend mega-churches. (Foster
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Sep 14, 2019
Don't Jump to Judge Other Christians
*This is God's message for us in Romans 14:3-4, where Paul said:
3. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. 4. Who are you to judge another's servant? To his
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 24, 2019
A family of five was rushed to the hospital to have their stomachs washed out after the cat with whom they had shared a meal of mushrooms suddenly began to have stomach contractions. While members of the family showed no signs of illness, the doctor still had them rushed to the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 18, 2020
This is a transcript of an actual support call to a computer support number:
Me: Thank you for calling —- my name is —- how may I help you?
customer: My new laptop won’t turn on.
Me: Is it plugged in?
Me: Did you plug it in? The battery is probably dead.
Customer: It’s a WIRELESS
Contributed by Dana Chau on Jan 20, 2003
A pastor told about how he had to rushed his baby daughter to the emergency room to have her stomach pumped. She was born without the ability to smell. One day, she was crawling around on the floor, and she came upon a bowl of turpentine, paint thinner. It looked like milk, and she couldn’t
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Keep clear of psychiatrists unless you know that they are also Christians. Otherwise they start with the assumption that your religion is an illusion and try to cure it, and this assumption they
Contributed by Wayne Major on Apr 5, 2001
A story is told of two men who worked in the audit department of a large bank. They made an overnight trip to a distant branch of the bank, and were dining in a local restaurant. The chief auditor told the other man, “First we’ll hit the tellers, and then get the vault.” They arrived at the bank
Nothing in life creates more deep seated anxieties than the false assumption that life should be
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2006
OCCAM’S RAZOR: The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct.
One day while working in the oilfield we were "breaking out" and removing old, abandoned pipelines. These were old "flow lines" and "gas lines". Natural gas has a tendency to dry out the threads of pipe and this, coupled with their age, make screwing the pipe apart very difficult. It was necessary
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is the assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 19, 2011
A $10,000 word defines what it means for us to live by faith in hope of what is to come. It is called "Prolepsis," and is defined as, "the representation or assumption of a
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jul 13, 2010
CRASHED AND BURNED
CRASHED AND BURNED! All my computer files from the last 10 years gone! No full back-ups so no way of retrieving it all. It seems I have lived the last 10 years on the ASSUMPTION that computers last forever, just keep adding data to them. Not so! Happened to me once before and
Contributed by Jim Kane on May 18, 2009
We live, I believe, in a new time, a new age, in which the old ways and practices no longer work. This is 2009, not 1959 nor 1969 nor 1979 nor 1989 or even 1999. The assumptions about Christianity and the Church,