Contributed by Perry Greene on Oct 16, 2012
A church member, noted for his "kickative mood and objective case," was challenged to construct a workable program rather than always finding fault with the attempts of others. "No," he replied, "you go ahead and make the plans, I will tell you what is wrong with them."
This is essentially how
Contributed by David Simpson on Jan 18, 2013
If there is one glaring fault in my ministry, it has been to allow others
to blur my vision and that of the church. To take away any enthusiasm and joy. No matter what you do in life, you are going to have critics. The only people who don’t hear criticism are the ones not doing
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 12, 2004
“Critical Thinking With Being Critical!” Matthew 7: 1-5 Key verse(s): 1-2 “‘Do not judge, or you too will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.’”
Chuck Swindoll tells a humorous but rather sobering tale of the other side of the coin, the flip side that
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 24, 2004
This is the beginning of Lent. Most people are looking for things to give up for Lent. It you haven’t made up your mind maybe these will help.
GIVE UP grumbling! Instead, "In everything give
criticism is OK, but "moaning, groaning, and
complaining" are not
Contributed by Mike Leiter on Sep 2, 2003
Motives are critical!
An elderly man on the beach found a magic lamp. He picked it up and a genie
appeared. "Because you have freed me," the genie said, "I will grant you a
wish." The man thought for a moment and then responded, "My brother and I had
a fight 30 years ago and he hasn’t
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2009
WESLEY AND CRITICISM
John Wesley was a great English preacher of the 1700’s. He was considered a rather spiffy dresser. One Sunday morning he wore a bow tie that had long ribbons that hung downward. After the sermon was over a lady walked up to him and said, "Brother Wesley, are you open to some
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 18, 2009
NO STATUES TO CRITICS
A young musician’s concert was poorly received by the critics. The famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius consoled him by patting him on the shoulder and saying, "Remember, son, there is no city in the world where they have a statue to a
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 27, 2007
Charles Schwab -
In 1921 the first person to make one million dollars a year, when a person making $50. A week was well off, was Charles Schwab. He had been picked by Andrew Carnegie to become the first president of U.S. Steel Company.
Why did Andrew Carnegie pay him so much? Because he was a
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 11, 2020
My cousin was in love and wanted to introduce his bride-to-be to his hypercritical mother. But in order to get an unbiased opinion, he invited over three other female friends as well and didn’t tell his mom which one he intended to marry. After the four women left, he asked his mother, "Can
Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 18, 2017
In his Peanuts strip, Charles Schulz had an amazing talent for communicating truths like this in humorous, memorable ways. In one strip Charlie Brown rests his head in his hands while leaning on the wall and looking miserable. His friend, Lucy, approaches. “Discouraged again, eh, Charlie Brown?”
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 19, 2011
PIZARRO'S CRITICAL MOMENT
All great undertakings begin with a critical moment--a moment when a decision is made and someone launches himself into a never-to-be forgotten enterprise.
FRANCISCO PIZARRO, the noted Spanish explorer, faced such a moment. He languished with his men on a small
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 2, 2013
ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND CRITICISM
A practicing lawyer loved to attack his opponents through scathing letters printed in newspapers. In 1842, he ridiculed the wrong man. James Shields did not take kindly to the anonymous writer who lampooned him in the Springfield Journal.
Mr. Shields tracked
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 25, 2014
"Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated." - Author Unknown
I know a number of people whose lives have been profoundly affected by the criticism of others. For some, it was being cruelly taunted at school by their peers, for others, a close family member who criticized or
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 2, 2002
Criticism is always difficult to accept, but if we receive it with humility and a desire to improve our character it can be very helpful. Only a fool does not profit when he is rebuked for his mistakes.
Several years ago I read a helpful article on this subject. It stated that when we are
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
Do not regard the critics as questionable patriots. What were Washington and Jefferson and Adams but
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is