Contributed by Steve Stewart on Feb 14, 2004
The following incident won the runner-up prize in the 1999 Darwin Awards:
A Vermont native, Ronald Demuth, found himself in a difficult position. While touring the Eagle’s Rock African Safari (Zoo) with a group of thespians from St. Petersburg, Russia, Mr. Demuth went overboard to show them
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 1, 2003
AN ARM AROUND ME--COMMUNION MEDITATION
Jackie Robinson was the first black person to play major league baseball. Breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced jeering crowds in every stadium. Players would stomp on his feet and kick him.
While playing one day in his home stadium in Brooklyn,
Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Oct 9, 2002
Last week, Bernie came to the church door. He showed up about five minutes before I was getting ready to leave for an appointment, and my first response to his arrival was, oh, no, not now.
Bernie had been drinking – I could smell it on his breath. He was sweating profusely and was a little
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 5, 2001
[Lessons from a Tavern, Citation: Charles Swindoll, Leadership, Vol. 4, no. 1.]
An old Marine Corps buddy of mine, to my pleasant surprise, came to know Christ after he was discharged.
I say surprise because he cursed loudly, fought hard, chased women, drank heavily, loved war and weapons, and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2006
Ever heard of the "bowling alone syndrome" or "refrigerator rights?" If not, that makes you an average out-of-touch-with-pop-culture American. Society is changing and every ministry and marketer needs to adapt or die. Here are three vital new sociological labels C. Jeff Woods, author of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
The boy scout was really excited about going on the annual winter camperee. With a couple feet of snow on the ground, the setting was perfect for a great weekend.
His was one of the first troops to hike in and set up camp. The boy scout, along with his troop, forged into the wilderness. Upon
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 3, 2007
Can you imagine what it was like for the church in Smyrna as they watched their beloved and aged pastor burn at the stake? Polycarp was his name. he was a disciple of Jesus’ disciple, the Apostle John. One could tell it immediately because he possessed the same tenderness
Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Jan 19, 2010
What is the 3rd largest nation on the face of the earth?
1) China 1,335,200,000
2) India 1,175,410,000
3) The Nation of FACEBOOK.
If you put all the Facebookers together in one place, there would be over 350 Million people, all gathered somewhere in cyberspace. The United States of America
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jul 18, 2011
Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, and Quasimodo were all talking one day. Sleeping Beauty said, "I believe myself to be the most beautiful girl in the world."
Tom Thumb said, "I must be the smallest person in the world."
Quasimodo said, "I absolutely have to be the ugliest person
Contributed by Ken Pell on Aug 6, 2013
In his book, “Imagine Your Life Without Fear” Max Lucado gives some significant insight when he says,
"Questions can make hermits out of us, driving us into hiding. Yet the cave has no answers. Christ distributes courage through community; he dissipates doubts through fellowship. He never
Contributed by Perry Greene on Dec 2, 2013
"A part of me loved war. Now, please understand, I am a peaceful man, fond of children and animals. And I believe that war should have no place in the affairs of men. But, the comradeship our platoon experienced in that war provides a moving and enduring memory in me. A comrade in war is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 21, 2014
This week I read a story about a pastor traveling with a Brazilian seminary student. Along the way the pastor asked the student if he would like to stop for a cup of coffee. The student said, "I would be honored." So he swung into a Starbucks, went through the drive-thru.
Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Charles Moore writes, “Alan and I met 20 years ago. We were both students at Cal Poly. I was a freshman and he was a junior. As a physics major, Alan was both intelligent and articulate. How Alan got on with his studies, however, is still a mystery to me. Alan was vritually blind. He could not see
Contributed by David Simpson on May 29, 2018
When we pray together and work together in fellowship there is a strengthening bond that forms. There is strength in numbers.
Vance Havner said: “Snowflakes are frail, but if enough of them get together they can stop traffic.”
If we are all praying