Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008
Another area that we need to exercise care is in our communication.
Employed by the human-development center of a corporation in the Midwest, a young woman was training the employees in proper dress codes and etiquette.
One day as she was stepping onto the elevator, a man casually dressed in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009
PAINTING THE PORCH
There was a lady who was preparing her Christmas cookies. There was a knock at the door. She went to find a man, his clothes poor, obviously looking for some Christmas odd jobs. He asked her if there was anything he could do. She said, "Can you paint?"
"Yes," he said. "I’m
Contributed by Brian Atwood on Mar 17, 2009
"Rough Seas Call for Distress Preparations" From Fox News, 3/5/09
"Two days before NFL player Marquis Cooper took a doomed fishing trip with three friends in Florida Gulf Coast waters, a friend urged him to buy a life-saving device used to locate boats in distress.
"Cooper hadn’t heard of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
WORLD OF WORDS
We live in a world of words. Words are all about us, words on TV, words on the radio, spoken words by family and friends, words printed in newspapers, books, on computers, and words on the Internet. The world of words have turned us into a people who have been overwhelmed,
Contributed by Nigel Heath on May 19, 2009
How skilled are we at communicating? Perhaps not as skilled as we think. It is easy to send the wrong message without knowing it.
There is a famous example of a message that was sent in WWII "Send reinforcements we’re going to advance." But by the time it reached its
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 20, 2009
DEMAND VS. CHOICE
A demand masked as a request is worse than a demand. Like giving kids a choice when there is no choice. "Would you like to go to Gramas?" implies of the option of choosing either way, and it is
Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 18, 2009
WARNING AGAINST GOSSIP, SUSPICION AND MISTRUST
Charles Spurgeon, in his lecture titled "The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear" warns of the effect that suspicion has on a person and on the church.
"Avoid with your whole soul that spirit of suspicion which sours some men’s lives, and to all things
Contributed by Neil Olcott on Sep 10, 2009
LEARN TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE
A new missionary recruit went to Venezuela for the first time. He was struggling with the language and didn’t understand a whole lot of what was going on. Intending to visit one of the local churches, he got lost, but he eventually got back on track and found the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
HOW TO GET ATTENTION
This is the story of George Phillips of Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things.
Contributed by Jorge Acevedo on Feb 17, 2010
THE "YES" FACE
I read a story about our 3rd president, Thomas Jefferson, him and his companions were traveling the countryside when they came upon a river that had overran its banks because of heavy rain. The bridge had been washed out and they had to cross the river on horseback fighting
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
LOSING THE ART OF CONVERSATION
We live in a world of overwhelming access via phone, e-mail, instant messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and the like. More than once I have heard someone say, "I got x number of e-mails at once with the expectation I would send an instant response to each one!"
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jul 13, 2010
RELATIONSHIPS AND CELL PHONES
Desperate people will do almost anything. People are desperate for relationships and will pay a lot of money to have it. The cost of a T-Mobile HTC HD2 cell phone is $2,600 while the
Contributed by Alan Tison on Apr 25, 2011
DIAPERING IS LIKE BASEBALL
Communication is necessary for all mothers. A young couple had just had a newborn baby, and the time came when the baby needed a change, and the mother was not able to change the baby so she asked her husband, who was a minor league ball player if she would change the
Contributed by Dl Wyer on Dec 27, 2011
FRANK SENT THIS
Three small boys were in a Christmas play at school. They represented the three wise men and they were to give their gifts to baby Jesus.
The first boy stepped forward, held out the gift in his hands and said, "Gold."
The second boy stepped forward, held out his gift
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jul 18, 2012
MORE FROM TECHNOLOGY, LESS FROM ONE ANOTHER
Sherry Turkle, a professor at M.I.T. and author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, has spent the last 15 years studying how our "plugged-in lives" have changed who we are. She claims that all of our
Bible Marketing Plan
An Anglican priest, Roman Catholic priest and Pentecostal minister went on a marketing course selling Bibles in Nottingham to supplement their incomes.
Before going on the course, they were asked to go around the week before and see how many Bibles they could sell.
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Aug 15, 2012
A woman went to court and told the judge she wanted a divorce. "Do you have any grounds?" the judge asked.
"Just two acres," she replied.
"That's not it, lady. I mean, do you have a grudge?"
"No, we park the car in the front of the house."
Contributed by Byron Sherman on Nov 19, 2012
COMMUNICATION: A COWBOY NAMED FRED
A cowboy lay sprawled across three entire seats in the posh Amarillo Theater. When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the cowboy, "Sorry, sir, but you're only allowed one seat."
The cowboy groaned but didn't budge. The usher became more
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 27, 2001
E. C. McKenzie said, “A good sermon helps people to two ways: Some rise from it greatly strengthened;
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 22, 2001
The story is told - out of WW 2 & the holocaust that took the lives of millions of people - of Solomon Rosenberg & his family. It is a true story.
Solomon Rosenberg & his wife & their 2 sons & his mother & father were arrested & placed in a Nazi concentration camp. It was a labor camp, & the