Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2009
CHRISTIAN LOVE IMPACTS A HEARTLESS WORLD
We live in a heartless world. The last United States census missed at least 5.7 million people who were anonymous even to the census takers. Every year thousands of unidentified and even unidentifiable bodies are found across North America. And only one
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Quotation: Christian love links love of God and love of neighbor in a twofold Great Commandment from which neither element can be dropped, so sin against neighbor through lack of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Adults often don’t grasp mature, Christian love. Chuck Swindoll told about the guy who fell in love with an opera singer. He hardly knew her, since his only view of the singer was through binoculars--from the third balcony. But he was convinced he could live happily ever after married to a voice
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Feb 11, 2001
How Chicago Fire Started
On October 8, 1871, at about eight-thirty in the evening, a lantern in Mrs. O’Leary’s barn, presumably kicked over by her cow, ignited the great Chicago fire. The woman was milking her cow; and there was a little lamp of oil, a little flickering flame. The cow kicked over
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 1, 2001
A young, single attorney worked for a generous boss who gave all his employees a turkey each year at Thanksgiving. One year before the birds were handed out, some of his co-workers replaced his real turkey with one made of papier-mâché. To make the bogus bird look and feel genuine, they wrapped
Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Feb 10, 2001
"Anyone who's ever had a brush with the thing called love knows that this feeling so desired is also tough to pin down," writes Curt Degenhartt. He says,"There are so many kinds. We’ve got lusty love, compassionate love, fraternal love, the kind of love you have for your grandparents, thrilling
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 13, 2001
ILL. Do you remember Bubba Smith? He retired from professional football a few years ago. Then, after he retired from playing football, Bubba Smith started making beer commercials. He was the guy who tore the top off of beer cans, & engaged in the argument about whether it is less filling or
Contributed by Lance Bane on Nov 7, 2001
A woman was heartbroken when her dog disappeared. She put an ad in the paper offering a reward for its return. The next morning the phone rang. It was the voice of a woman: I’m calling about your dog." Then she began to cough. She explained she wasn’t feeling too well. In fact, she hadn’t felt well
Contributed by Greg Warren on Apr 24, 2001
A man in a small village had been found guilty of starting a malicious rumor about another man. This rumor was not only untrue, but had seriously damaged the other man’s reputation and family. As is often the custom in small villages, the accused was taken before the chief of the village who
Contributed by Anne Grant on Oct 22, 2001
I read a true story written by Louis Mayer
from his childhood in New Brunswick, Canada.
He had gotten into a fight at school when he was quite a small boy,
And he was feeling bitter, filled with resentment
And a desire for revenge.
His body hurt, but his mind hurt more.
And when he got
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 3, 2001
A man working in the produce department was asked by a lady if she could buy half a head of lettuce. He replied, "Half a head? Are you serious? God grows these in whole heads and that’s how we sell them!"
"You mean," she persisted, "that after all the years I’ve shopped here, you won’t sell me
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2003
THE DAWN OF GOODNESS
There is the story of a young lady who was a bright student. Unfortunately, she did not have assurance. Her name was Marian. She was working her way through college by cleaning the dorm rooms of her fellow students. She was often annoyed by their in ability to say “thank
Lewis Smedes wrote this not long ago in his book, “A Chorus of Witnesses”. Yes, somewhere people still make and keep promises. They choose not to quit when the going gets rough because they promised once to see it through. They stick to lost causes. They hold on to a love grown cold. They stay
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Mar 28, 2004
One of my favorite comics is Peanuts. One winter evening Linus sticks his head out the door and calls to his sister Lucy, “Mom said to tell you it’s time to come in.” Standing next to her snowman Lucy says, “Rats.” As she turns to go in she says, “Goodnight friend, I’ll see you in the morning.”
Contributed by Tim Richards on Dec 1, 2004
It reminds me of the story of the great African American singer Marian Anderson. You may not remember her because she retired from singing in 1965, but she was one of the great singers of her day. Once in an interview a reporter asked her to "name the greatest moment in her life." She could have
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2004
(Based on John 13:35)
What joy to love the saints above
When I get home to glory.
To love below, the saints I know,
Well, that’s another story!
To love mankind I always find
To be a simple task.
To have love for the man next door
Is more than one should ask!
Contributed by John Stevenson on Dec 26, 2004
Jesus did not ride into Jerusalem on a white stallion, leading His forces against the Roman Empire. And He doesn’t work that way today, either. He comes in a spirit of gentleness.
And then He was arrested and dragged before the Sanhedrin and later before Pilate. He was falsely accused, mocked,
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 2, 2005
“Choosing To Love!” 1 John 2:7-11 Key verse(s): 9-10:“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.”
We live in a choice culture. In fact, we live in a culture
Contributed by Guy Glass on Apr 25, 2003
A famous king, depressed by circumstances in his realm and feeling rejected by many of his subjects, called for his three daughters to comfort and reassure him. After they had talked awhile, he asked how much they loved him. Two of them answered that they cared for him more than all the gold and
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 27, 2003
There is a story about a man who was walking down the street.
He passed a used-book store, and in the window he saw a book with the title, "How to Hug."
He was taken by the title and, being of a somewhat romantic nature, went in to buy the book.
To his chagrin, he discovered that it was the