Contributed by Timothy Smith on Aug 2, 2004
Parents, it is especially important for us to understand how our using God’s name correctly enhances our testimony because our kids are listening to our speech. A Sunday School teacher asked her class: "Does anyone know where the Lord lives?" One little boy said, "He lives in our bathroom." “Why
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2004
The story is told of a minister who was full of energy and enthusiasm for the Lord. One day he went to the hospital to visit one of his parishioners who was critically ill. The minister entered the room and saw the man lying in bed with a whole host of tubes and wires attached to his body. Without
When Orville and Wilbur Wright finally succeeded in keeping their homemade airplane in the air for fifty-nine seconds on December 17, 1903, they rushed a telegram to their sister in Dayton, Ohio, telling of this great accomplishment. The telegram read, "First sustained flight today fifty-nine
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 6, 2004
“Do It For Them!” Ephesians 4: 25-32 Key verse(s): 29: “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”
Motivation to do or not do something is a curious thing. There are many factors that influence motivation. We can be motivated by the fear of injury
Contributed by Joe Fornear on Oct 12, 2004
A rookie baseball pitcher who was struggling trying to get his pitches over the plate, so the catcher walked out to have a talk with him. "I’ve figured out your problem," he told the young southpaw. "You always seem to lose control at the same point in
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Dec 7, 2004
Tom recently told me a story about a man who went to a priest and confessed that the Lord had recently convicted him of gossip. He wanted to know what he could do to make it right. The priest told him to go to the top of a mountain, rip open a feather pillow, turn the feathers loose in the wind,
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 18, 2005
Knowledge is exploding at such a rate—more than 2000 pages a minute—that even Einstein couldn’t keep up. In fact, if you read 24 hours a day, from age 21 to 70, and retained all you read, you would be one and a half million years behind when you finished. How can it be, in a world where half the
Contributed by Ed Wood on Feb 7, 2003
The Associated Press carried an interesting story about a group of post office customers who succeeded in speeding up some slow-moving service. One man said, “It was like watching grass grow.” There were 26 patrons jammed into two lines. They realized they weren’t getting enough attention, so a
Contributed by Ken Kersten on Mar 18, 2003
It seems that one day a kindergarten teacher was helping one of her students put on his cowboy boots?
He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn’t want to go on. Finally, when the second boot was on, she had worked up a sweat.
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Mar 19, 2003
[If Sermon Offends Thee]
A preacher came to the breakfast table with a cut on his cheek.
His wife asked him what had happened.
He replied that he was concentrating on his sermon while shaving and cut his face.
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Mar 19, 2003
A pastor and his wife were driving to visit Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas.
Their daughter asked the inevitable question, “Are we almost there?”
The father said, “No, we are still 150 miles away.”
She asked, “Well, how long is that?”
“Well, honey, it’s about three more
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2003
A linguistics professor was lecturing his class.
"In English," he explained, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative."
"However," the professor continued, "there is no language wherein a double
Contributed by Jonathan Busch on Apr 13, 2003
Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A cell phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands free speaker function and begins to talk.
WOMAN: "Honey, it’s me. Are you at the club?"
WOMAN: "I am at the mall now and found this beautiful leather coat. It’s
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 1, 2003
“Don’t complain and talk about all your problems—80 percent of people don’t care; the other 20 percent will
I don’t know about you but as I was growing up I worked hard at trying to figure out ways to insure that Mom or Dad would say yes. I don’t know how it worked around your house but I always got what I call the classic response. Here’s how it went, I would ask my dad if I could go somewhere or if I
Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 9, 2003
A young woman went to her father’s farm to pick up a horse trailer. The father advised his daughter that before she took the trailer out on the highway she had better put forty pounds of air in each tire. Attaching the trailer to her pickup truck, the daughter drove the trailer over to the air
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 28, 2003
BREAKING THE ICE
In 1997, the Washington Capitals were one of the hottest hockey teams on ice, skating their way into the Stanley Cup finals. By the fall of 1999, they had slipped to the brink of disaster with one of the worst records in the NHL.
Coach Ron Wilson decided drastic measures were
Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Sep 22, 2003
A doctor goes to a party one night and sees one of his patients out on the dance floor with a beautiful woman. The doctor goes up to his patient and asks, “What are you doing?” The patient responded, “I’m just following your advice!” “What advice?,” the doctor replied. “You told me to find a hot