Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Oct 28, 2008
Death, through our eyes, is 'the end.' It is that image of watching an old movie which concludes when the words "THE END" comes up on the screen. We conclude that the movie is over, and we move on either in laughter or tears.
Jesus presents a different picture. He doesn't call it
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"Love is life's end; an end but never ending;All joys, all sweets, all happiness, awarding; More rich by giving, taking by discarding;
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 29, 2002
THE BEGINNING OR THE END?
At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, September 15-17, 1787, James Madison penned these words:
“Whilst the last members were signing [the Constitution], Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin, looking towards the president’s chair, at the back of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 18, 2002
AN END IN MIND
Dr. Ari Kiev of Cornell University observed that from the moment people decided to concentrate all their energies on a specific objective, they began to surmount the most difficult odds. He concluded, "The establishment of
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 20, 2002
SEEING THE END
"Everything in this world has two aspects - how it looks at the moment, and how it will look in the time to come. The easy way may look inviting at the moment, and the hard way daunting.
The only way to get our values right is to see, not the beginning, but the end of the
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
THE END OF THE BEGINNING
During the second world war November 1942, as Hitler's Luftwaffe had invaded English skies, Britain was feeling the dread of his enlarging shadow. The country was asking the question "How long can they endure the unrelenting darkness of their situation?"
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Billy Graham wrote in "The Key To Personal Peace"
“One of the powerful, enduring images that my wife, Ruth, and I have of our early years together is of the ticker-tape parades in New York City celebrating the end of WWII. The war was finally over And those who were spared from death by the enemy
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Aug 11, 2009
BEGINNING AND ENDING
A Connecticut Baptist named A. Roger Williams (a modern pastor, not the one who founded Rhode Island) once preached, "It is true that if religion begins with the individual--it begins, but if it ends with the individual--it ends." [A. Roger Williams, "The Kingdom of God," in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 23, 2001
In the End of Christendom Malcolm Muggeridge wrote, "I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it’s been applied, will be one of the greatest jokes in the history books in the future. Posterity will marvel that so flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 19, 2002
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith; and the beginning of true faith is the end of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 9, 2002
Shinto Beliefs and the End of the World
"There is NO belief in Shinto in a final, cataclysmic "end of the world" where the physical world is wiped out... Shinto doesn’t work that way. Existence is a dance that never, ever ends. A dance where no one gets left
Video Illustration: The end of the movie The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It’s were the three have a show down in the cemetery court yard.
This scene paints a picture for us today on how we are to deal with the Bad and the Ugly of the church. The truth is we are in a duel with both. But the Good
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 12, 2004
It was the end of the school year and some of the children wanted to bring gifts to their favorite teacher.
The florist sent a bouquet of flowers with his little girl to give to her teacher... "Ohhhhh, they smell so nice. Thank you for these beautiful flowers," she said.
Another little boy brought
At the end of the nineteenth century, a boxer named “Gentlemen Jim” Corbett, held the heavyweight championship title for the world for five consecutive years. When someone asked him what the key to it was, he answered with these words: “Fight one more round. When your feet are so tired that you
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 17, 2000
"The Easter story ends not with a funeral but with a festival. It demands not our applause but our allegiance, not
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 23, 2005
It was the end of the autumn season, past bulb-planting time.
The greenhouse operator had gathered all the unsold tulip bulbs and, finding that these leftovers were mostly in inferior anyway, was bagging them for the trash bin. The good ones had been sold, so he wasn’t concerned about the loss of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2007
"The sacred page is not meant to be the end, but only the means toward the end,
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 29, 2007
Are You At Wit’s End Corner?
Are you standing at “Wits End Corner”
Christian, with troubled brow?
Are you thinking of what is before you,
And all you are bearing now?
Does all the world seem against you,
And you in the battle alone?
Remember at “Wits End Corner”
Is where God’s power is shown.
Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Nov 18, 2008
To lick our wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back -- in many ways, it is a feast for a king. The chief
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Feb 8, 2009
HE ENDURED TO THE END
We need to possess an enduring love. Endurance: the power to withstand hardship or stress, to keep on going despite all setbacks.
I recently heard of a Leicester women who, after having four children, started running then entered marathons. This year, she is running the