Contributed by Martin Wiles on Apr 30, 2002
George Barna’s research of 1996 and 1997.
1. Many professing Christians believe that people are inherently good, that our primary purpose is to enjoy life and that our most important responsibility is to take care of our family.
2. 81% believe that the Bible teaches that God helps those who help
"We know the Word says, "Woe to those who call evil good," but that’s exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism. We have worshipped other gods and called it
Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 8, 2002
Stevie Wonder, that great singer, said, “We all have ability. The
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 21, 2002
SEEING THE END
"Everything in this world has two aspects - how it looks at the moment, and how it will look in the time to come. The easy way may look inviting at the moment, and the hard way daunting.
The only way to get our values right is to see, not the beginning, but the end of the
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 1, 2002
“Some people have just enough religion to make themselves miserable”
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2002
About 40 percent of Americans characterize the nation’s moral values as
"poor" and 41 percent say the state of moral values is "only fair." Only 18
percent rank the situation as "good" or "excellent." Weekly church attendees
had an even more negative perspective about the nation’s moral climate
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 30, 2002
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jul 2, 2002
Henri Nouwen, who was a Roman Catholic priest and a man of deep devotion to Christ said this:
I often think: "A life is like a day; it goes by so fast. If I am so careless with my days, how can I be careful with my life?"
I know that somehow I have not
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jul 17, 2002
ILL. I like the story about the 3rd-graders who were asked to write down the 7 wonders of the world. So they took blank pieces of paper, & started writing down what they thought were the 7 wonders of the world.
After a while, the teacher collected the papers & began looking at their answers,
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 27, 2002
The Bigger the Better
It was absolutely amazing. I was in West Africa—Timbuktu to be exact—and the missionaries were telling me that in that culture the larger the women were the more beautiful they were thought to be. In fact, a young missionary who had a small, trim wife said that the
Coach John Wooden (UCLA), said his dad often stated,
" MAKE EACH DAY A MASTERPIECE! GOD GIVES YOU A NEW, WHITE CANVASS EACH DAY, AND EACH DEED AND THOUGHT IS A
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 18, 2002
Quote from John Maxwell.
I commit myself to being a person of character. Truth, reliability, honesty and confidentiality will be the pillars of my life. I will treat others as I expect to be treated and I will live
Contributed by James May on Oct 20, 2002
There is a movie that was recently produced that was titled “Shallow Hal”. In that movie, Hal was given a gift of seeing a woman, not as she physically looked but as their heart would appear. There were some who were over weight, some who were not so physically appealing to the normal observer,
Contributed by Tony Dicostanzo on Oct 21, 2002
Miss America 2003, Erika Harold, yesterday said pageant officials have ordered her not to talk publicly about sexual abstinence or to promote her pro-chastity opinions. I guess they thought it wasn’t good
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 31, 2002
The Bible defines worldliness by centering morality where we intuitively know it should be. Worldliness is the lust of the flesh (a passion for sensual satisfaction), the lust of the eyes (an inordinate desire for the finer things of life), and the pride of life (self-satisfaction in who we are,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 31, 2002
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote this about our spiritual battle:
A man who does not understand the nature of the problem he is confronting is a man who is already doomed to failure. Christian people are like first-year college students—they think at first that every subject is quite simple, there
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
A young couple rented a vacation cottage for a week. One afternoon the husband looked out a window at the swimming pool and exclaimed, "Let’s change our clothes and go get some exercise!" His wife, who was washing the dishes in the kitchen and looking out the window watching some people play
Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Dec 28, 2002
I’d like to relate to you a story that a son tells about his father that made an impact upon him for the rest of his life. He recounts:
The cold Iowa dawn was still an hour off, but already Dad and I had finished a big job on our farm. We’d loaded 100 head of cattle for market into two waiting
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2002
PERPETUAL NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
Let this coming year be better than all the others.
Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time.
Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories.
Share a funny story