Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Illustration: Dishonesty is a trait that never works well for the long haul. There was a man who came home drunk and not wanting to fuss with his wife he snuck up the stairs quietly. He looked in the bathroom mirror and bandaged the bumps and bruises he’d received in a fight earlier that night. He
SELLING JESUS FOR A QUARTER
Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read.
"You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts." 2 Corinthians 3:3
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 26, 2021
, A little girl asks her father: "Daddy, what is corruption?"
-- Go bring me a beer and I'll tell you.
-- But mommy said you should stop drinking!
-- Get yourself an ice-cream too
Contributed by Jim Kilson on May 6, 2006
A wealthy man before leaving on an extended vacation said to a contractor, "While I am away, I want you to build me a fine new home according to these plans. Be sure you work with extreme care, and use the best of everything. Tell me the cost as soon as you have it and I’ll send you a check."
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 27, 2013
Adam Clarke was a sales clerk in a store that sold fine silk to people of the upper classes in London. One day his employer showed young Adam how he could increase sales and profits by stretching the silk as he measured it out. Young Adam Clarke looked his
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Jun 24, 2002
The Butcher and chicken:
There is a story about a lady that went to the butcher to buy a chicken for her family’s dinner. The butcher had but one chicken left. She asked him to weigh it and it was clear that it was on the small side. When she asked if he hand another chicken he said sure and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2006
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person’s
Contributed by David Ward on Apr 1, 2010
In The Walk, Michael Card quotes his mentor, William Lane: “Let the excellence of your work be your protest.”
1. You want to protest incompetence? Be competent.
2. Protest dishonesty? Be honest.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 23, 2009
The very same power which raised Christ is waiting to raise the drunkard from his drunkenness, to raise the thief from his dishonesty, to raise the Pharisee from his self
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Dec 4, 2008
A recent news report stated that many students lie, cheat, and steal and still think they are good. They even steal from their "friends." The implications for the future are alarming. Imagine if your doctor cheated his way through medical school? We still need truth. Wrong
Contributed by Tim Harlow on May 13, 2009
Atlanta Psychiatrist DR. FRANK PITTMAN wrote a book on infidelity. He said, "Most affairs are conducted primarily on the telephone or Internet rather than in bed. The essence of an affair is in establishing a secret intimacy with someone--a secret that must be defended with
Contributed by Martin Kim on Sep 21, 2004
John Regier, the founder of a ministry called Biblical Concepts in Counseling is a very successful marriage counselor. His whole ministry is based on using Bible truths. Over his years of counseling, he has discovered that there are 12 consequences to premarital sex. Now what I am about to share
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Jun 28, 2001
The importance of really living the Christian life is illustrated in the life of the famous author Mark Twain. Church leaders were largely to blame for his becoming hostile to the Bible and the Christian faith. As he grew up, he knew elders and deacons who owned slaves and abused them. He heard men
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 15, 2010
There was a logging community who felt the need of divine worship, so they built a church and called a young preacher. He was alarmed to discover dishonesty among the loggers. People there and those upstream would float their logs in the river down to the mill. Each logger would take a metal die
Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Apr 27, 2009
OBJECT LESSON: YOUR REPUTATION
(Light a candle on stage.) It’s easy to keep a fire going. What do you do to it? Not much. You work to get it started, and then it pretty much burns on its own. You may have to protect it, maybe do a little maintenance on it. But the fire is automatic. But
Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
Let me tell you a story about a Christian just like you and I. Let’s call him George for no good reason. George woke up Monday morning after a remarkable Weekend. Family time was well spent and The church services were excellent. He’d had testimonies of answered prayer in his own life and the
Contributed by Danny Presswood on Jan 26, 2009
ABOUND, THEN REBOUND
Abundant Love must REBOUND. Rebounding, as every good basketball team knows, is the cutting edge between defense and offense. Whichever team rebounds most successfully becomes the team in control of the ball. The team that rebounds becomes the offense, goes on the move and
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jan 31, 2011
TREATING THE DISEASE, NOT THE SYMPTOMS
I know a man who has diabetes. It has gone unchecked and he has some serious problems with his feet. He is always hindered by his foot problems and he's afraid he will lose one to amputation so he has the tendency to treat the foot concerns. The problem is