Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 31, 2010
"The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is." - Charles M. Schwab
"If you do things well, do them better. Be
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jul 26, 2002
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?
In their recent book "Unveiling Islam," Emir and Ergun Caner, former Sunni Muslims cite the major differences between Islam and Christianity as the "personalness" of God, and "grace as opposed to works."
"Jesus Christ ... is ultimately personal and wants to have a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
Too many Christians of our day seem to be totally unconcerned with the need to be conformed to the image of Christ (Rom.8: 29). Rather, they seem to think that they can live pretty much as they please, as long as they admit it to God. This could not be farther from the truth.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different
Contributed by Chris Jordan on May 8, 2011
WE ARE DIFFERENT!
(Taken from Men are Like Waffles; Women are Like Spaghetti, by Bill and Pam Farrel).
Because of the differences between men and women, we need God’s wisdom and help!
IN THE BATHROOM: A man has six items in his bathroom: a toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, a razor, a
A DIFFERENCE IN WORLDVIEW
It was one of those awkward moments in a friendship -- when you feel like you should speak up, but you're not sure how your friend will react. I was a teenager -- just finishing up high school, thinking about the future. My best friend and I were preparing for a day
Contributed by I. G. Spong on May 27, 2017
I began my Christian journey, like most I suppose, with a narrow doctrinal point of view. But, I was curious and did not stay within denominational boundaries. The graduate school of theology that I chose had professors who were from a wide variety of Protestant backgrounds. Professors there tried
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 24, 2002
ALL THE DIFFERENCE
All but four of the major world religions are based on mere philosophical propositions. Of the four that are based on personalities rather than philosophies, only Christianity claims an empty tomb for its founder.
In 1900 B.C. Judaism’s Father Abraham died. In 483 B.C.
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 17, 2003
NO DIFFERENCE TO ME
John G. Paton, a nineteenth-century missionary to the South Seas met opposition to leaving his home in Scotland and going to preach to the cannibalistic people of the New Hebrides Islands.
A well-meaning church member moaned to him, “The cannibals, the cannibals! You’ll be
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jul 8, 2007
Illustration: Needs Are Different
Perhaps our understanding for marriage is to give our spouse what we feel is best.
Dr. Willard Harley, a Massachusetts psychologist, surveyed the perceived basic needs of men and women in marriage and found that the perceived needs are completely different.
Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 8, 2007
Shortly after the Communist revolution in Cuba, there were strong persuasive attempts at turning the people away from God. In grade schools, teachers would ask their students whether God could live up to His promises or not. Of course, the students said yes. The teacher
A DIFFERENT VIEW
It was just a few days before Christmas. Two men who were next-door neighbors decided to go sailing while their wives went Christmas shopping. While the men were out in their sailboat, a storm arose. The sea became very angry and the men had great difficulty keeping the boat under
Contributed by Al Schifano on Mar 25, 2004
Making A Difference
Don’t Look Back
As you travel through life there are always those times
when decisions just have to be made,
when the choices are hard and solutions seem scarce
and the rain seems to soak your parade!
There are some situations where all you can do
is to simply
Contributed by Dale Krueger on Feb 9, 2009
THE LOVE IS THE DIFFERENCE
Edward Perry wrote an article entitled, "Where are the People?" It is a summary of his findings on why churches lose or gain members. He concluded that the "key is how people do or do not nurture and support each other in the local congregation." He says, "We
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 2, 2009
Different Views of Time
You may not realize it, but your appreciation of time this morning goes well beyond the challenges of adjusting to daylight-savings time.
There was a time when time was a relatively simple thing. People were born, grew up, grew old and died. Days, seasons and years past.
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Sep 16, 2020
My pastor, Wana Archer, tells about a time when he was a teenager and worked at a restaurant for .25 cents/hour. In this restaurant, there was a gambling machine that looked like a pinball machine. A player would deposit a nickel and get one shot to hit the jackpot or win some money. He noticed
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 7, 2009
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
A number of years ago I was traveling in the western part of North Carolina, near the town of Bryson City. I had not had my license very long and had been given specific instructions by my family members concerning the road that I would find once I left the main highway. I
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jun 11, 2007
Illustration: My Son Died, Don’t You Care
An Unknown author wrote this story:
The day is over, you are driving home. You tune in your radio. You hear a little blurb about a little village in India where some villagers have died suddenly, strangely, of a flu that has never been seen
Contributed by James Snyder on Oct 16, 2021
If you came to our parsonage, you would discover all over our property, plants and flowers. Just don’t ask me to identify what they are. I can tell a plant from a flower, but that’s as far as it goes with me.
That is not true with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She gets all the credit for