Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
In Discipleship Journal, Carole Mayhall tells of a woman who went to a diet center to lose weight. The director took her to a full-length mirror. On it he outlined a figure and told her, "This is what I want you to be like at the end of the program." Days of intense dieting and exercise followed,
Contributed by W F on Jun 5, 2006
We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions; we sow our actions, and we reap our habits; we sow our habits, and we reap our characters; we sow our characters,
Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State police officer sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH. He thinks to himself, "This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!" So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over.
Approaching the car, he notices that there
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jun 21, 2006
“We and the world, my children, will always be at war. Retreat is impossible.
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jun 21, 2006
QUOTE: (From Waking the Dead by John Eldredge)
"In the second film of The Lord of the Rings trilogy - The Two Towers - there is a king who is reluctant to go to war. Theoden...is fearful and timid. An army is marching through his lands, an army bred for a single purpose: to destroy the world of
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jun 26, 2006
Let’s take a look at society’s honest view of the early church by reviewing this letter from antiquity:
For Christians are not distinguished from the rest of mankind by
country, or by speech, or by dress. For they do not dwell in cities of their own, or use a different language, or practice
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Jul 24, 2006
In my network, I have a responsibility to pass on to others all that I have learnt in the Lord. There is mentoring work that you and I have in both the local church and translocally, e.g. in other parts of your city, country or in other nations. Just recently during our visit to a particular
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Aug 11, 2006
I read a story this week (by Bishop Tom Wright) about a Father who was preparing to go away on business for several weeks. He was anxious to make sure that his wife would be looked after during his time away and so he had a quiet word with his eldest son who was about 9 years old at the time.
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 12, 2006
“The cost of true greatness is humble, selfless, sacrificial service. The Christian who desires to be great and first in the kingdom is the one who is willing to serve in the hard place, the demanding place, the place where he is not appreciated and may even be persecuted. Knowing that time is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 16, 2006
Junior Seau recently retired from professional football. In San Diego, from the team he spent the most time with as defensive linebacker, Junior addressed the current Chargers at their training camp. He emphasized football’s grind rather than its glories. His voice was loud and his passion was
Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 9, 2006
It is a great deal better to live a holy life than to talk about it. Lighthouses do not ring bells and fire cannon to call attention
Contributed by Danny Rogers on Sep 23, 2006
: Listen to what Oswald Chambers wrote about this passage in his devotional My Utmost for His Highest. “A person will easily say, “Oh yes, I know I am a sinner,” but when he comes into the presence of God he cannot get away with such a broad and indefinite statement. Our conviction is focused on
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 27, 2006
Billy Graham comments: “Nowhere does the Bible teach that Christians are exempt from the tribulations and natural disasters that come upon the world. Scripture does teach that the Christian can face tribulation, crisis, calamity, and personal
Contributed by David Ward on Sep 27, 2006
John Wooden, former basketball coach at UCLA, was the antithesis of many of today’s coaches. He seldom left his seat on the Bruins bench during a UCLA game. "I tried to teach players that if they lose their temper or get out of control, they will get beat," he says. Pressed in an interview to be
5 WAYS TO GET RID OF YOUR PASTOR
John R. Rice told of five ways to get rid of your pastor that you might should think about.
1. Sit on the front pew, smile and say AMEN real loud.
Your pastor will preach himself to death.
2. Compliment your Pastor often, pat him on the back, brag on how well
Contributed by Toby Powers on Dec 29, 2005
The message has been about a couple of prophets who fell by the wayside, but I want to tell you of a man that finished the race:
Dave and Nikki McDonald were missionaries to Iraq. They were shot in pieces by mortar fire and AK-47’s while in Iraq working on a water-purification project and sharing
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2006
Many Converts-Few Disciples: This is the conclusion of George Barna after 2 years of research. Is this why church-es have lost their relevance in American culture? Not one person polled, when asked to identify their most important goal for their life, said it was to be a committed follower of Jesus
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 20, 2007
A student named Steve Winger from Lubbock, TX was taking a challenging class in Logic. The course and teacher were known for exacting and demanding exams. The final exam was looming, and the professor mercifully told the class that each student would be permitted to bring in a single 8.5 x 11 inch
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 21, 2007
Between my hometown of Newbern, TN and Yorkville there was a man who ran a store called Smiddy City. He said you could often give a man a quarter in change and fool him into thinking he had received a half dollar, because it was a big coin. People are creative in being crooked. There was a radio ad
Contributed by Kent Wise on Mar 25, 2007
Father John Powell, professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy:
Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our first session in the Theology of Faith.