Jim Nicodem is the founding, senior pastor of Christ Community Church with campuses in St. Charles, Dekalb, and Blackberry Creek, Illinois. In his sermon “The Straight Scoop on Anger” Pastor Jim shares this illustration: “You’re watching a football game, your favorite team. We’ll assume it’s the
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 23, 2008
Do you know what you are feeling? Can you identify why you are feeling the way you are? This is so huge and complicated that it often takes years of intentional effort to figure these things out. And the more messed up we are, the longer and harder and more painful it can be.
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Oct 21, 2008
It happened several times a week, almost without fail. Whether they lined up against the wall of the gymnasium, the local ice rink or the snow bank for the back-roads hockey, it was always the same. The leaders picked him last.
Last for basketball because he was too clumsy; in
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Dec 4, 2008
"More than Feeling" by the rock group Boston was very popular in the 1970's and now with the Guitar Hero video game. The irony of this song is that it is all about feelings and emotions.
"I looked out this morning and the sun was gone
Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Dec 4, 2008
The Bee Gees and Destiny’s Child sang a song called "Emotion". The song is about the sadness of lost love.
"In the words of a broken heart it’s just emotion taking me over. Caught up in sorrow lost in the song
but if you don’t come back, Come home to me, darling,
don’t you know
Contributed by Segun Omole on Jan 14, 2009
Judge 16: 1-31
I have heard and read quite a number of analysis of the weakness of Samson, his lack of self control and his inability to resist the power of a woman...well, guess these are all correct in their own ways but I would like to look at this man of God from another perspective. I believe
Contributed by Tom Papez on Aug 3, 2009
EMOTIONS ARE MISLEADING
Oliver Cromwell: He was a Christian leader who lead a rebellion over a pretty rotten King named Charles I. When he came to power and accepted the kingdship, throngs of fans and servants were cheering as loud as imaginable. But he looked over at his friend and said, "Do
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2009
NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES AND FEELINGS
Recently a television reporter followed up on the people who survived that air travel incident in which a huge section of the plane simply tore off, somewhere near Hawaii. You may remember that there was some kind of metal fatigue and a whole section of the
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 26, 2009
When I was a summer chaplain, I visited a person in the ICU hooked up to the machines and such, and suddenly I was overwhelmed with grief that I also had a strong panic attack. Although the patient looked nothing like my grandfather, I was just suddenly stuck with the picture of
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 9, 2009
My first major wall that I went through came when I got sober. But along the way, I ran into walls that now I know were just small ones. One of these had to do with my expectations of those that supposedly loved.
Through the years of drinking and using, I had developed some very unhealthy
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Nov 17, 2009
This poem is attributed to Martin Luther:
"Feelings come and feelings go, and feelings are deceiving; My warrant is the
BRITS ARE EMOTIONAL TOO
I remember hearing a discussion on Radio Humberside about 10 years ago about the Toronto blessing.
The Toronto Blessing was a powerful move of God in a Vineyard Church at the end of the runway at Toronto International Airport. People were crying and laughing in the
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 28, 2000
The biggest idol we have can be ourselves. George Bernard Shaw put it rather neatly when he described a person in one of his plays as "a
Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
It would be easy for MVP quarterback Curt Warner to give a "stay with it and pull yourself up by your own boot strap like I did" speech, but he doesn’t. According to Warner, much of the credit for his remarkable turn around goes to his wife Brenda, and his relationship to Jesus Christ.
Contributed by Alan Affleck on Jan 23, 2001
The quickest and most effective way for a battle to be won is to knock the other man down – this is what the Devil does
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
Os Guiness gives a very helpful definition of doubt in his book In Two Minds. He says, "When you believe, you are in one mind and accept something as true. Unbelief is to be of one mind and reject that something is true. To doubt is to waver between the two, to believe and disbelieve at the same
Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 23, 2000
Max Lucado says that “The grave unearths our view of God” And he’s right how often have we heard “God if you existed my child wouldn’t have died, if you’d have answered my prayers my life
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jan 28, 2001
Golf immortal Arnold Palmer recalls a lesson about overconfidence: It was the final hole of the 1961 Masters tournament, and I had a one-stroke lead and had just hit a very satisfying tee shot. I felt I was in pretty good shape. As I approached my ball, I saw an old friend standing at the edge of