Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must
Contributed by David Simmons on Feb 22, 2002
DOSTOEVSKY AND THE FIRING SQUAD
The famous Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky told the story of the time he was arrested by the czar and sentenced to die. The czar, though, liked to play cruel psychological tricks on the people who rebelled against him by blindfolding them and standing them in
Contributed by Don Hawks on Mar 18, 2002
A headline on the front page of the newspaper once read, “Signing Up For Eternity.” It was an article about people who were putting their signature on cards, sending them on a rocket to circle Saturn for the next 100 years.
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 19, 2002
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale often said, "The only people who do not have problems are those in the cemeteries." (Then with a twinkle in his eye
WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE NICE...YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT MAY BE GOODBYE
"When you were saying goodbye I heard you say, "I wish you enough." May I ask what that means?"
He began to smile. "That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone." He
Contributed by Michael Gibney on Mar 30, 2002
The Body of B. Franklin, Printer
Like the Cover of an old Book
Its contents torn out,
And stript of its Lettering and Guilding,
Lies here, Food for Worms,
But the Work shall not be wholly lost:
For it will, as he believ’d,
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 24, 2001
THE RICHEST MAN’S DEATH
Carl was a very rich man who owned a great estate. One of his favorite pastimes was riding horseback through his valley, looking at everything he owned & congratulating himself on his great wealth.
One day, as Carl was riding along, he came up over a hill & in the
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Apr 9, 2002
A troop of Boy Scouts was being used as "guinea pigs" in a test of emergency systems. A mock earthquake was staged, and the Scouts impersonated wounded persons who were to be picked up and cared for by the emergency units. One Scout was supposed to lie on the ground and await his
Contributed by Donn Heinrich on Apr 9, 2002
SCARCELY A THOUGHT
“We are too busy making money, paying our bills, trying to scramble to the top of the heap, and facing life’s challenges in general… Our attention is fastened almost solely upon this world, and
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 11, 2002
During my Army days it was common for soldiers to go on ahead of their families when they received orders for a new assignment. After they signed for quarters and settled in, the rest of the family would rejoin them. One
Contributed by Don Hawks on Oct 16, 2002
Morrie Schwartz became an inspiration to millions of people because of his willingness to talk openly about the intimate aspects of facing his own imminent death through interviews with one of his former students and on Ted Koppels’ Nightline on ABC TV. In 1994, at the age of 77, Morrie learned he
Contributed by Don Hawks on Oct 16, 2002
1. Morrie: In His Own Words By Morrie Schwartz:
· Learn how to live, and you’ll know how to die. Once you know how to die, you know how to live.
· Death ends life, not a relationship.
· Dying is only one thing to be sad over. Living unhappily is something else.
· Everything that gets born
Contributed by Timothy Mills on Oct 24, 2002
When I was about 15 years old, my Dad worked part time for a mortuary. The funeral director sent Dad to Detroit to get the new hearse for them. As we drove cross country, I would roll out my sleeping bag in the back compartment of the hearse. This resulted in several interesting events. One was
Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 5, 2002
Fred Smith reminds us that we make blood in order to live; we do not live in order to make blood. One of the biggest blunders human beings make is that we are
Contributed by Steve Malone on Nov 19, 2002
AS WE CONCLUDE – today I want you to imagine that your life is over… and you are led to a room.. there are 2 chairs in the room, one is for you and one for God and there is a DVD player. God pops in the DVD. It has your name on it – it says “Steve Malone – What Might have Been”
Contributed by Sol Madlambayan on Nov 30, 2002
According to the study made by Paul Lee Tan: “the murder rate in the U.S is roughly 10,000 per year- more than one per hour everyday in the year. In all the wars in the nations’ history, 530,000 US combatants have been killed; but
The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop.
At late or early hour.
To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed.
To lose one’s health is more,
To lose one’s soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.
Thirty-nine people died while you
Contributed by Mark Jones on Dec 14, 2002
John Wesley preached his last sermon of Feb 17, 1791 on the text “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near” (Isa 55:6). The following day, a very sick man, he was put to bed in his home on City Road. During the days of his illness, he often repeated the words from
Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on Dec 31, 2002
"A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle;...they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; ...those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It (the
A few weeks back, a movie came out entitled, "The Hours." Though the underlying theme of homosexuality may surprise you, the critics declare the movie was thought provoking as it dealt with how individuals handle the stresses of life as each tick of the clock reminds each one how quickly time does