Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 10, 2007
There’s a story told that, during the height of the Reformation, Martin Luther on one occasion found his wife Katrina dressed in deep mourning. He asked her who was dead, only to receive the reply, ’God is’. He was deeply shocked and angry at her irreverence, until
Contributed by Ejike Monwuba on Nov 28, 2007
A furious Father in a moment of rage and anger called his four-year-old son(Jude) a goat because the boy misbehaved. This happened repeatedly for about six months. Then, one morning a visitor knocked on their door and was welcomed by the young Jude.
“Hello my boy, what’s your name?” asked the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 14, 2008
When Seeking Inspirational Guidance, people prefer to consult the following sources: 23% talk or listen to an inspirational person, 27% read an inspirational book, 17% go to church, 4% watch an inspirational
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Apr 20, 2008
A woman was working in her yard with the weed whacker, when she accidentally cut off the tail of her cat. She ran screaming into the house, and told her husband, wondering what to do.
He replied calmly, "Get the cat, and the tail, and we'll take them to Wal-Mart."
She was incredulous. "How
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Apr 29, 2008
FROGS IN A CREAM BOWL
Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl.
One was an optimistic soul.
But the other took the gloomy view.
"We’ll drown," he lamented without much ado,
and with a last despairing cry,
he flung up his legs and said "Goodbye."
Quote the other frog with a steadfast
Contributed by David Fox on Nov 10, 2001
Oswald Sanders in his classic devotional My utmost for His Highest says,
Contributed by Steven Dow on Sep 18, 2002
In a Peanuts cartoon Lucy demanded that Linus change TV channels, threatening him with her fist if he didn’t. “What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over?” asks Linus. “These five fingers,” says Lucy. “Individually they’re nothing but when I curl them together like this into
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 20, 2002
Frances Ridley Havergal, the British musician and devotional writer, left us such classic hymns as Like a River Glorious, Who is on the Lord’s Side?, I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus, and Take My Life and Let It Be.
One day in January, 1858, while visiting the art museum in
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 15, 2003
A young American engineer was sent to Ireland by his company to work in a new electronics plant. It was a two-year assignment that he had accepted because it would enable him to earn enough to marry his long-time girlfriend. She had a job near her home in Tennessee, and their plan was to pool their
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Apr 21, 2004
If you want to be good at playing an instrument, it takes dedication, commitment, and countless hours of practice. An admirer once approached a great pianist and said, “I’d give my life
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Dec 19, 2004
When I was in business it was the accepted practice, for employees to have an annual appraisal. It can be painful, but let’s face it, no-one like to be told that they’re less than perfect! I think believers in Jesus need it more often than once a year, even if it’s only a self-appraisal. In
Contributed by Chip Monck on Mar 1, 2005
Richard Foster writes in his book A Celebration of Discipline, “In a culture where the landscape is dotted with shrines to the Golden Arches and an assortment of Pizza Temples, fasting seems out of place, out of step with the times. In fact, fasting has been in general disrepute both in and
Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 19, 2005
A few weeks ago I was watching a program about the history of armor. It was a fascinating show that detailed the various types of armor from the ancient to the modern. The program documented the various techniques that were used in creating the armor.
There are different kinds of armor for
Contributed by Robert Rose on Sep 27, 2005
Ok, you pull into your driveway. You have had a long day at work, and all that is on your mind right now is, you want to veg out in your favorite chair and take in some tube. When you pull into your drive way you notice ice on your driveway. As you carefully enter the house you notice that your
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 6, 2006
Gallup reports 82% of Americans want to be more spiritual, up 24% since ’95. (Foster Letter
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 16, 2006
About 75 of America’s 125 medical schools currently have courses on spiritual care. (Foster Letter
Contributed by George Barton on Jan 20, 2006
THE TRAGIC TALE OF REGINALD
The parents of Reg, from his earliest age,
Had tried in a manner more kindly than sage,
To see he was stayed by no curb or taboo
From doing those things that he wanted to do.
“Far be it from us to forbid or deny
One whim to this apple,” they said, “of our
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2006
Religious Practice Varies By Race: A new Barna survey examined 8 elements of religious behavior (reading the Bible, praying to God, giving money to churches and watching Christian television) and discovered that blacks are the most religiously active racial group. Blacks were also notably less
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Is Spiritually Passing On? A new Barna Group study finds 62% of Americans consider themselves to be deeply spiritual, unchanged n the past decade. Yet, the younger a person is, the less likely they are to claim to be deeply spiritual. In fact only 4% of Mosaics made such a claim compared to 55% of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Alternative Church: In a typical week, 22% of American adults engage in spiritual encounters outside the traditional church, 9% participate in a house church while more than 10% turn to the Internet as their foundation for interactive faith experience (Most in tandem with another form). Revolution,