Contributed by Warren Lamb on Dec 8, 2007
Dennis Wholey, who hosted the popular PBS-TV series LateNight America, said this: “Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like
Contributed by Alan Chandler on Feb 25, 2002
“Indeed if we consider the unblushing promise of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.
We are half-hearted creatures like an ignorant child who wants to go on
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 15, 2011
RISKS AND EXPECTATIONS
Sohio, the Alaskan subsidiary of Standard Oil of Ohio, drilled a well in the Beaufort Sea in 1983, hoping to tap a geological formation holding several billion barrels of oil. Instead, they hit water, and $120 million went a glimmering. The oil companies know the risk.
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Nov 14, 2010
The highest present-day life expectancy belongs to the women in Norway (77 years) and the men in Sweden (72 years).
In most European countries and the Americas, men and women can expect to live to be over 60. On the other hand, most African countries report life expectancy
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2009
TAYLOR’S EXPECTANT PRAYER
When Hudson Taylor went to China, he made the voyage on a sailing vessel. As it neared the channel between the southern Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra, the missionary heard an urgent knock on his stateroom door. He opened it, and there stood the captain of
Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on Nov 29, 2011
EXPECTATIONS AND REALITY
I had arrived only a couple weeks before in the Czech Republic and was living with a retired Czech couple in a small village. Being the only American in the area I was somewhat a celebrity. One day a couple elders from a local church visited me to ask if I would preach
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
Reza Aslan writes in his book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”: “The Jews of Jesus’ time had conflicting views about the role and function of the messiah….Some believed the messiah would be a restorative figure who would return the Jews to their previous position of power and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 19, 2001
My five year old daughter was misbehaving in worship one day and had to be taken out for corrective messures. When I ask, "do you know what you are about to get?" She turn her big brown eyes up and said, "A peice of
Contributed by David Parks on Aug 15, 2002
No One Expected Me!
I dreamed death came the other night
And heaven’s gate swung wide.
With kindly grace an angel fair
Ushered me inside.
And there, to my astonishment
Stood folks I’d known on earth.
Some I’d judged and labeled as
“Unfit”, “Of little worth”.
Indignant words rose
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Homeschoolers are expected to grow at the rate of 7%-15% a year for the foreseeable future. (Foster
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 1, 2010
Phillip Yancey on Expectations and Disappointment
Phillip Yancey had this to say about people’s expectations:
Daniel Boorstin, former librarian of Congress and director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, offers this assessment of contemporary culture:
When we pick up our
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Feb 22, 2005
Listen to the expectations of a wife in the mid-50’s. This is entitled: “How to be a Good Wife” and was purportedly taken from a high school economics text book in 1954.
Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal, on time. Prepare Yourself. Take 15 minutes
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008
The life expectancy of a police officer in the U.S. is 57 years vs. 64 for a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Acquire the habit of expecting success, or believing in happiness. Nothing succeeds like success;
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 12, 2009
HIGH COST IS EXPECTED
In the past missionaries boarded ship not expecting to ever see their homeland again. Some even sold themselves into slavery because that was the only way other slaves could have a chance to hear the gospel.
High cost and sacrifice was something expected of the body of
Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 19, 2012
STOP EXPECTING LIFE TO BE PERFECT
Donald Miller has written a book called, "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years." It's about the journey Don went on when a couple of filmmakers decided to make a movie about his life, based on his book Blue Like Jazz. Now during the process of writing a
Contributed by Rusty Davidson on Aug 15, 2012
WHAT MEN EXPECT
C. S. Lewis – The Screwtape Letters – (Screwtape to the lesser Wormwood) – "Whatever men expect, they soon come to think they have a right to; the sense of disappointment can, with