Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on May 4, 2008
God calls us to enter into community, which means to be engaged in each other's lives and experiences. It's showing up at the funeral; it's taking time to visit at the hospital; it's making a point of going to the concert performance. The lesson here teaches that we are (or should be)
Dr. B. adds, “Christ desired that his church would be the earthly community of oneness modeled after the eternal community of oneness. Jesus went on to declare that he had provided his followers with everything they needed to bring about this oneness. He prayed, “I have given them the glory that
Contributed by Jess Bousa on Feb 16, 2006
The Power of Communication
Tap-Tap . .. . .tap-tap-tap . . .. .tap-tap-tap-tap .. . . . .tap-tap-tap . . .”
Captain Red McDaniel rapped carefully on the walls of his cell in the Hanoi Hilton, practicing the special camp code prisoners used to communicate with each other. He knew he had to
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Feb 11, 2012
A BREAKDOWN IN COMMUNICATION
My favorite Burns and Allen routine was the time when George was lecturing Gracie about carelessness. Gracie remembered one of her relatives who accidently parked in a red zone. George said, "That was very careless."
Gracie responded, "Yes, it really was."
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 Troy Borst on Mar 5, 2009
I would like to begin this morning with the definition of the word community. A community is "a local grouping within which people carry out a full round of life activities."
A community includes:
(1) a grouping of people
(2) within a geographical area
(3) with a
Contributed by Bret Toman on Jun 15, 2009
NEGLECT OF COMMUNITY
"If God designed the Church to function like a body with every member ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit to other members, in regular interpersonal relationship, then would it be surprising to find that the neglect of this regular interpersonal, spiritual ministry
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Aug 11, 2009
COMMUNICATION IS CHARACTER
Roger Ailes who works for Fox News says: "You are the message. What does that mean exactly? It means that when you communicate with someone, it’s not just the words you choose to send to the other person that make up
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 21, 2002
CONFLICT IN COMMUNITY
“The difference between spiritual and unspiritual community is not whether conflict exists, but is rather in our attitude toward it and our approach to handling it. When conflict is seen as an opportunity to draw more fully on spiritual resources, we have the
Contributed by George Rennau on Apr 28, 2003
A parable is told of a community of ducks waddling off to duck church one Sunday to hear their duck preacher. After they waddled into the duck sanctuary, the service began and the duck preacher spoke eloquently of how God had given the ducks wings with which to fly.
He pounded the pulpit with
Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Dec 15, 2003
Prayer is communicating with God for the purposes of knowing Him, seeking His heart, and doing His will. It is putting your ear
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Jun 11, 2004
One of the key problems in communicating is making yourself understood. A placard frequently seen posted on office walls reads:
“I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is
A couple moved into a community. The wife was a backslid Christian, the husband had never received Christ. They were visited a couple of times by members of the local church. They became almost abusive in stating that they wanted to be left alone. One day the wife was looking out the front window
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Failure To Communicate: Research by FranklinCovey, a training firm, finds that a majority of American workers cannot correctly identify their employers’ main goals, and fewer than 10% believe their day-to-day activities are actually related
Together communication and attitude have potential... either for good or for evil. Here’s what we mean…
It was attitude that took out yet another marriage. They were in their twenties. They were the parents of two beautiful children. He, however, had a miserable problem. She endured it. The
Contributed by Karl Popke on May 28, 2010
In one community -- the Village atheist was not a bad man. He just didn’t believe. He wasn’t interested in church…and there was only one in the area. And this church was,-- well, mostly a social club. Heartlessly and spiritually dead—no conversions or decisions for Christ had been made for some
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jun 28, 2010
BEER COMMERCIALS AND COMMUNITY
Beer commercials do not really sell beer. Have you seen how they really sell "living it up with others" or what Christians call "community"? Do they not sell good looking people partying with other good looking people? Even the losers in those commercials all of a
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jun 28, 2010
WORLD CUP COMMUNITY
I am convinced that the greatest need of our time is genuine community. For instance, I see it oozing out in the World Cup of soccer. I am seeing people spending money buying vuvuzuelas--you know, those plastic ugly-sounding horns which sound like bees buzzing--and blowing
Contributed by Louis Gibson on Jun 28, 2010
B.C. = BAD COMMUNICATION
Poor communication can led to all kinds of misunderstandings.
A rather old fashioned lady was planning a couple of weeks vacation in Florida. She also was quite delicate and elegant with her language. She wrote a letter to a particular campground and asked for