Contributed by Ty Tamasaka on Jul 26, 2011
THE PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE
6 "Then Jesus told this story: 'A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. 7 Finally, he said to his gardener, 'I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2001
Apollo 11 was a tribute to modern technology: No foul ups; no glitches. Man had accomplished the impossible without a hitch. In fact Apollo missions 11 and 12 were so error-free they seemed almost routine. The world resumed breathing. The television ratings for moonwalks began to decline. When
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
So if the kingdom of heaven is so valuable, why doesn’t everybody do everything they can to be a part of it?
I think it’s because value is often in the eye of the beholder. What has value and what doesn’t is really up to personal interpretation. What some people think are valuable have no value at
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Nov 29, 2006
When a baby is conceived it live and grows in a watery home called the Placenta. This placenta must break for a baby to be born into this world. I remember my wife was outside one Summer morning picking figs off my grandparents fig tree, slipped on the dew, and when she hit the ground her “water
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"As soon as Eve ate the apple of wisdom, she reached for the fig leaf. When a woman begins to think,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Adams comment to his wife, when he first saw her wearing a fig leaf, was: Eve, Ill
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Sep 21, 2001
Gareth Weldon Icenogle in Biblical Foundations for Small Group Ministry: "Small groups are trapped in the ‘paradox’ of hunger for intimacy ("It is not good for man to be alone") and fear of intimacy.
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Nov 18, 2002
"Once upon a time there was a king who owned a beautiful orchard which contained fine fig trees. He hired two watchmen; one blind and one lame to care for this orchard while he went away on a trip.
One day while they were in the orchard, beggars, blind men, lame men, poor widows and hungry
Contributed by James O. Davis on Oct 28, 2003
Jesus said the times before His second coming would include a multiplication sign, a mental sign, a moral sign, and a miracle sign. Concerning the latter, He was talking about the nation of Israel. He reminds us to keep our eyes on the fig tree. When it begins to blossom you know the end is
Contributed by Eric Peloquin on Jun 23, 2005
Alex Grant, pioneer missionary to the Straits Settlements and China, once got up in a meeting in Singapore, and read solemnly Habakkuk 3:17—
“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall...yield no meat: the
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Oct 27, 2004
You cannot choose your calling. Your calling chooses you. You have been blessed with special skills that are yours alone. Use them, whatever they may be, and forget about wearing another’s hat. A talented chariot driver can win gold and renown with his skills. Let
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 10, 2011
WHAT'S A BURDEN?
What a "burden" is according to Scribal Law (re: Sabbath observance):
* Food equal in weight to a dried fig
* Enough wine for mixing in a goblet
* Milk enough for one swallow
* Honey enough to put upon a wound
* Oil enough to anoint a small member
* Water enough to
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 13, 2006
LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters Life) - Looking for safe excitement? November is fig month at the Dull Men’s Club, a place in cyberspace for men who feel "born to be mild" and enjoy watching grass grow and photographing garden sheds.
"Figs are good for you. High fiber and high nutritional value ...
Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Mar 9, 2003
It’s likely that if Jesus were still living among us today, He would be considered a criminal. Everyone would be mad at Him…
· The FDA for turning water into wine without a license
· The EPA for killing fig trees
· The American Medical Association for practicing medicine without a
Contributed by Eric Bland on Jun 16, 2003
Why do kids hide when they are doing something wrong?
Let me give you an example. My son Luke is a year old and one day when my wife and I were in the living room, Luke found himself into the kitchen trash. He quietly exited the kitchen and came into the living room, behind a couch where he
Contributed by Pat Cook on May 16, 2005
The Bible is full of real and imperfect people. Noah was a drunk; Abraham was too old and a liar; Sarah laughed at God’s promises; Isaac was a daydreamer; Jacob was a liar; Leah was ugly. Joseph was abused; Moses had a stuttering problem and a short fuse; Miriam was a gossip; Gideon was afraid;
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 18, 2005
A WANTED MAN
"If Jesus had of entered into one of our modern cities, leading the parade, He would have been arrested immediately. He would be a wanted man.
The FDA would want Him for turning water into wine without a license;
the EPA for killing fig trees;
the AMA for practicing
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 30, 2011
COVERING YOUR OWN SIN
"Adam, where are you?" God cried as a now sin-tainted Adam and Eve vainly attempted to hide from Him. Adam had a plan: The fig leaves-an easy quick fix, a cover-up. They represent man fixing his sin on his own terms, the quick and easy way. Grab some leaves, cover it
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
I used to be a substitute teacher. Most of the time, I had good classes. Sometimes I had bad classes. But one day, I had a horrible class. Kids were running around the room, throwing paper wads, screaming and yelling. One kid ran out the side door into the courtyard and came back