Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
DECEPTION: THE TROJAN HORSE
I doubt you’ll recognize this man. His name is Heinrich Schliemann. In 1871, Heinrich Schliemann began to fulfill a dream he’d had since his youth. He started excavating an ancient city in Turkey. He was looking for the lost city of Troy. And to the amazement of many,
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Aug 15, 2018
I live in Arkansas. I LOVE when autumn comes and fall leaves drift down on autumn breezes. But in Arkansas, you have to be careful about those leaves on the ground because some of them conceal SERPENTS.
There are lots of Copperhead Snakes here. Copperheads are venomous Pit Vipers that strike you
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Sep 22, 2009
I have a friend who is a pastor at a church in the lower 48 who was telling me about the flowers in his church. His church, like ours, will take the flowers that were in the worship service that morning, and give them to shut ins or someone who is in the hospital.
Contributed by Dana Visneskie on Feb 9, 2004
Research from Barna concerning Leadership:
The Deception of Effective Leadership
Most pastors are content with the way things are going in their ministry. A national survey among pastors revealed that a majority feel they are doing an excellent or good job in leading people spiritually in
Contributed by Steaven Snow on Oct 13, 2004
The Devil’s Great Deception
Last Saturday, two ladies from the church were out soul-winning. As they approached a large yellow house with quaint burgundy shutters, they noticed the ramp leading up to the front door. It led up to a large porch with a swinging gate. When they knocked on the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 21, 2009
Check-Out Line Deception
And in verse 7, Jeremiah is mad at God! He says "O LORD, you deceived me, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed. You tricked me!"
(From a sermon by Marc Axelrod, When You Are Mad at God, 10/20/2009)
This reminds me of the guy who was shopping at
Contributed by Chad Prather on Sep 28, 2002
Pride is dangerously deceptive. A while back I had been doing some work
on the computer when it crashed and I lost all my work. I came upstairs and
Vanessa was amazed at how good my attitude was. She said, “Are you
okay after losing your work?” I said, “Well, the computer certainly
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Looks are so deceptive that people should be done up like food packages with the
Sin is deceptive. It is like an apple worm, which is really codling moth larva. On the outside of the apple you see a small hole, a little blemish. But when you open the apple up it is ruined.
There are few experiences that equal biting into a crisp, flavorful apple, but few worse than
Mac Hammond in his book “Doorways to Deception” says, “Satan cannot afflict you with the destructive effects of the curse unless you allow it by choosing, with your own free will, something that opens you up to those effects. Think about it for a moment. Satan is not called the father of
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Apr 27, 2009
So how do we avoid deception? There’s only one main way to do that:
By studying the truth.
I had heard years ago that bank tellers and such are trained to spot counterfeit money by studying the real stuff so much that they can spot the phony stuff right away.
I wasn’t sure if that was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
In 1982, seven residents of the Greater Chicago area made an assumption that proved fatal. They all took a dose of Extra Strength Tylenol® that had been laced with potassium cyanide. What they thought was medicine proved to be poison. This crime, still being investigated as of this
Contributed by Shawn Miller on Jul 6, 2009
When I was a teenager, I remember my uncle telling me of times when He would go spelunker caves. He loved the thrill of finding new caves and the thought of being somewhere where no one had been. He told me that there were times deep inside some of the caves where you had to crawl on your stomach
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 20, 2009
In A View from the Zoo, Gary Richmond, a former zoo keeper, has this to say:
Raccoons go through a glandular change at about 24 months. After that they often attack their owners. Since a 30-pound raccoon can be equal to a 100-pound dog in a scrap, I felt compelled to mention the change coming to
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jan 29, 2005
Illustration: “The Egg Toss”
During the waning days of World War II, thousands of Russian troops poured into the city of Berlin. Many of them were simple country bumpkins who had never been in a city before. They were amazed and confused by what they saw. Some soldiers unscrewed light bulbs and
The Japanese have two proverbs we would do well to remember. The first one says, “The tongue is but three inches long, yet it can kill a person six feet high.” The second one warns everyone: “The tongue is more to be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2006
A man called up the local armory to get a report on the number and status of the weapons and vehicles. A private answered the phone and said, "We’ve got 3 jeeps, 4 tanks, 500 rifles, and a ton of ammo. Oh, we also have two Cadillacs for the fat generals."
There was silence, then this response,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2006
If you see a man holding a clipboard and looking official, the chances are good that he is supposed to be doing