Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 2008
C. S. Lewis ended an essay saying this:
"These, then, are the two points I wanted to make. First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way. They
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 12, 2005
Race car driver Bill Vukovich won the famed Indianapolis 500 race in 1953 and 1954, a record of success few other drivers had matched.
Asked the secret of his success in Indianapolis, Vukovich replied, “There’s no secret. You just press the
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jun 10, 2004
"Why do we hide things of value? To keep them safe. In some cases, because of their sentimental value, or their deep personal meaning for us, we might keep them hidden because we consider only a select few people in our lives worthy of sharing the knowledge of them. Like some item that may
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 19, 2002
A young boy was explaining basic Christian Theology to his younger sister: “You see, it was Jesus’ job to
Contributed by Peter Lobmiller on Apr 27, 2008
* We believe in sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, and we believe in personal holiness, purity of heart and life.
* We believe in divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the Redemption.
* We believe in
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 21, 2001
[Christian Contradictions, Citation: Joseph Roy, Leadership, Vol. 5, no. 4.]
A true Christian is a sign of contradiction--a living symbol of the Cross.
He or she is a person who believes the unbelievable, bears the unbearable, forgives the unforgivable, loves the unlovable, is perfectly happy not
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
Charles Spurgeon, “A man’s life is always more forcible than his speech. When men take stock of him they reckon his deeds as dollars and his words as pennies. If his life and doctrine disagree the mass of onlookers accept his practice and reject his preaching.”
Will Rogers, “Live in such a way
Contributed by Paul Kallan on Mar 5, 2003
Once there was a father with a son who was lazy. He tried to convince his son that he should join him in the work on his farm. The son was not convinced. The father was actually worried, how his son would earn his living after his death. Therefore, before his death, the father called his son and
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 20, 2007
In Run with the Horses, Eugene Peterson writes about seeing a family of birds teaching the young to fly. Three young swallows were perched on a dead branch that stretched out over a lake.
"One adult swallow got alongside the chicks and started shoving them out toward the end of the
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Mar 27, 2003
David Brainerd was an American colonial missionary to the Indians who died at the age of twenty-nine. His diary reveals a young man intensely committed to God. Brainerd once said to Jonathan Edwards: “I do not go to heaven to be advanced but to give honor to God. It is no matter where I shall be
Contributed by John Telgren on Feb 10, 2017
I hated shining shoes in Basic Training. There were other things I would rather be doing instead of sitting on the floor with a brush and mounds of cotton balls stained with black Kiwi shoe polish! If our boots and dress shoes were not perfect we paid for it dearly!
During one of our trips to the
Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 24, 2017
When kids turn sixteen, they often take an in-car driving course to prepare them for their driver’s license test. I want you to imagine with me a driving instructor who meticulously teaches the student how to properly adjust the seat and put on the seat belt, how to adjust the mirrors so that the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 4, 2003
At one point during a game, the baseball coach said to one of his young players, "Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?"
The little boy nodded in the affirmative.
"Do you understand that what matters is whether we win together as a team?"
The little boy
Contributed by Ronnie Knight on May 8, 2008
BACK TO BASICS
There is a story circulated about the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi. As many of you know Vince Lombardi strove for excellence on and off of the field. He demanded it of himself and of his players.
Well, as the story goes during his last season as head
Contributed by John Shearhart on Jun 30, 2006
“One of the basic characteristics of infancy is a lack of self-control. Not only do babies need diapers, they must be carried because they lack the necessary control and muscle coordination to sit up much less walk or run. If babies are healthy and normal, in time they will develop more and more
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 9, 2002
BASICS OF SIKH FAITH
There are currently about 18 million who practice the Sikh Faith.
The Founder, Guru Nanak (1469-1539 C.E.) was the first of Sikhism’s 10 Gurus, a lineage of holy teachers that continued until the end of the 17th century. The Gurus are understood to be the mediators of divine
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Mar 25, 2002
The second law of Thermodynamics, in basic lay-people terms says that, the most probable state for any natural system is one of disorder.
All natural systems degenerate when left to themselves. “Things fall apart.”
According to this law, the universe should fall apart – but it does not! What
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2003
IF YOU BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE ARE BASICALLY GOOD--Communion Meditation
Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, wrote a very insightful column about goodness. He writes:
"No issue has a greater influence on determining your social and political views than whether you
Contributed by Michael West on Mar 16, 2008
The basic Church member can be panicked, but a Christian who believes in and believes God is not easily moved by circumstance. If the islands are a speck of a problem, then what does that make the size of your
Contributed by Lanny Carpenter on Oct 20, 2003
Robert Louis Stevenson, author of books such as Treasure Island, when young child, one evening was looking out front window of house fascinated by lamplighter coming down street, lighting old fashion gas street lamps. Called to nana, "Nana!