Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
66% of U.S. college freshmen believe it is essential or very important for them to help others, the highest
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2008
Nice Guys do finish first, according to a Harvard University study. The study involved college students playing a punishment-heavy version of the game Prisoner’s Dilemma over and over. The study found those who used punishments were the losers. Those who punished their opponents the least were the
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 21, 2008
“He Still Loves Us”
It is said that one of the most distinguished statesmen of the times of the American Revolution was once a hopeless drunkard. He had been engaged to a beautiful girl, but his indulgence had compelled her to break the engagement and sever herself from his influence, which was
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Aug 1, 2008
Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision had advanced leukemia, but he went to visit a colleague in Indonesia before he died. As they were walking through a small village, they came upon a young girl lying on a bamboo mat next to a river. She was dying of cancer and had only a short time to live.
ILLUS: Dr. Robert Seizer, in his book “Mortal Lessons: Notes in the Art of Surgery,” tells the story of a young husband and wife. He had operated to remove a tumor from the wife’s face, but in the process had unavoidably cut a facial nerve. It left her mouth permanently distorted. She asked him,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
PEOPLE NEED YOU TO CARE
People want other people to care about them. Many people will respond to evidence of your Christian concern. Remember the old saying: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
I read about a lady named Mamie Adams. She always went to a
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Aug 21, 2008
wherever we go into the dark, we bear the light of Christ’s love. Millions of Christians are doing just that.
ANNIE HOWARD is a case in point. In 1991 she was awarded one of President Bush’s “Thousand Points of Light” awards for her Prison Fellowship volunteer work in the Kentucky Correctional
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
EVEN IF WE LOSE
Are we thinking kind thoughts? What about when we lose the game? Have you learned that there are things happening right now that are preparing us to fulfill visions, dreams and purpose that our God has planned for our lives? Someone needs you to reach out of your box and
Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 1, 2008
Following World War II some German students volunteered to help rebuild a cathedral in England, one that had been badly damaged by the Luftwaffe bombings. As the work progressed, they weren’t sure how to best restore a large statue of Jesus with arms outstretched and bearing the familiar
A. Friend – some years ago
B. Sunday worship service, church like ours
C. Service begun – member of congregation began worship, no pastor yet
D. Man dressed shabbily in a heavy overcoat and wild hair and who could of used a bath came into service
1. Trouble finding a seat,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 15, 2008
Plymouth, England, December 1: Being too particular about cleanliness can make you a lenient judge, says a strange but interesting British study.
Dr. Simone Schnall, a psychologist at University of Plymouth, stated that people who tend to wash their hands before making judgments are more likely to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
THE BEST GIFT
Bobby was getting cold sitting out in his back yard in the snow. Bobby didn't wear boots; he didn't like them, and anyway he didn't own any. The thin sneakers he wore had a few holes in them, and they did a poor job of keeping out the cold.
Bobby had been in his backyard for
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 1, 2009
A group of four-year-olds were presenting a Christmas Pageant. Everything moved along smoothly until the children playing Mary and Joseph arrived at the inn in Bethlehem.
‘Do you have any room for us?’ asked young Joseph.
‘No, the inn is full,’ replied the innkeeper.
‘But it’s so cold
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jan 22, 2009
“The need for human relationships is a deep as anything humans experience. Infants who are given adequate amounts of food and water die if they do not receive human contact. Adults surrounded by people all day long cry out for friendships that will break down the walls of loneliness around them.
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 26, 2009
CHICAGO - A 15-year-old boy who lay bleeding from a head wound just steps away from a hospital could not be rescued -- because rules required that ambulances bring in patients. Frustrated police officers finally carried the fatally wounded Christopher Sercye into Ravenswood Hospital, but he died a
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 26, 2009
Despite his busy schedule during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln often visited the hospitals to cheer the wounded. On one occasion he saw a young fellow who was near death. “Is there anything I can do for you?” asked the compassionate President. “Please write a letter to my mother,” came the reply.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 24, 2009
HELPED HIM CRY
Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four-year-old child whose next-door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.