AUTHOR AND AUTHORITY
If we consider the relationship between author and authority, you will agree that an author has
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
"PA WON’T LIKE IT"
A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of corn in the road. The farmer who lived nearby came to investigate. "Hey, Willis," he called out, "forget your troubles for a spell and come on in and have dinner with us. Then I’ll help you get the wagon up."
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Feb 4, 2009
ZEITGEIST ON AUTHORITY
We live in interesting times. Our culture is drenched with vacuous celebrities who are sometimes given an amazing amount of authority. Not long ago there was a commercial about some high tech feature for televisions. A young woman named Jessica Simpson, singing, dancing
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
CHANGE FOR A DOLLAR
An army corporal needed to use a pay-phone but didn’t have change for a dollar. He saw a lower-ranking private mopping the base’s corridor floors, and asked him, "Soldier, do you have change for a dollar?"
The private replied, "Yeah, sure."
The corporal turned red and
Contributed by Doyle Hayes on Jul 7, 2009
In U.S. Navel Institute Proceedings, the magazine of the Naval Institute, Frank Koch illustrates the importance of obeying the Laws of the Lighthouse. Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for several days. I was serving
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 18, 2010
THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE
Wayne Grudem summarizes this conclusion: "The sufficiency of Scripture means that Scripture contained all the words of God he intended his people to have at each stage of redemptive history, and that it now contains all the words of God we need for salvation,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 8, 2010
"The Talmud states that a Bat Kol (heavenly voice) was heard (on two separate occasions) declaring that Hillel and Samuel were worthy of the Shekinah (Divine Presence)…"
[from "Jesus the Pharisee" by Harvey
HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS
When Pope John XXIII released his encyclical Mater et Magistra, a letter that critiqued both socialism and unfettered capitalism, the late William Buckley, who rejected much of the Church’s social doctrine, famously wrote "Mater-yes; Magister-no." The Church’s teaching on
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 4, 2010
From the Talmud: "Elijah prayed that the keys of resurrection might be given him, but was answered, Three keys have not been entrusted to an agent: of birth,
Contributed by John Perry on May 11, 2010
The greatest blessing comes when God defeats the will of man and we surrender to His will. Someone has referred to
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 22, 2010
A Department of Water Resources representative stops at a Texas ranch and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for your water allocation."
The old rancher says, "Okay, but don't go in that field over there."
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jun 29, 2010
WHO SAYS SO?
A previous church I served had a lot of acreage and had turned part of it into 3 softball diamonds. Monday - Thursday nights, all summer long, various church leagues played their slow-pitch games there. Three of the leagues ran everything for their evening but one league was run
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 30, 2010
THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER
In Santa Cruz there's a strip called Pacific Avenue, and there's a number of bars. And I remember walking down Pacific Avenue, and it was getting a little rowdy. And there was two or three very burly guys in kinda tight T-shirts that looked like they could kill you,
Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on May 12, 2011
VOICE OF AUTHORITY
When I was serving with YWAM in the summer of 1982, we played a concert at a school in Amsterdam. As the concert ended, the students began to come up to us and talking with us, and believe it or not, some even asked for our autographs. At that moment a tall, thin, man with a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
I used to be a substitute teacher. Most of the time, I had good classes. Sometimes I had bad classes. But one day, I had a horrible class. Kids were running around the room, throwing paper wads, screaming and yelling. One kid ran out the side door into the courtyard and came back
Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 25, 2011
AUTHORITY AT THE AIRPORT
Someone the other day told me they had a problem with Security at the airport from something they left in their carry on. Then it got me to thinking, which is a bad idea anyway, about my TSA encounter.
I had an early morning flight and I got through security at
Rule 1. Your boss is always right.
Rule 2. If you think the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 27, 2012
A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 12, 2013
THE ONLY OPINION THAT COUNTS
During a famous battle between baseball's Babes, Babe Pinelli was the plate umpire and Babe Ruth the batter. Pinelli called the legendary slugger out on strikes. Ruth would have none of it. "There's 40,000 people here who know that last one was a ball, tomato
Contributed by Rick Bezanson on Oct 26, 2007
A life time atheist was found reading the bible while on his death bed. A friend asked him what he was doing. He answered, “I am looking for loop holes!” By living in a daily relationship with Jesus Christ we won’t have to