Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 15, 2002
She was crazy. Everyone knew it because she had the habit of talking to herself in public and it was known that she believed she even talked to Jesus - and was spoken back to. A new preacher came to town and, hearing of the crazy woman, thought that he might be able to make her face reality.
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Aug 1, 2002
ILL. If you know your history, you know that the Marquis de Lafayette was a French officer & nobleman who served under George Washington during some of the most desperate times of the American Revolution, & who played a major part in the final victory at Yorktown.
After the war was over, he
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Aug 2, 2002
HOW CAN IT BE TRUE?
I had on brand new clothes, khaki shirt & pants, sent to me in Tibet by some church in the United States. I was 6 years old, and they were size 10. But they were new, and they were mine, and this was a very important event, so I wanted to wear them, and like little
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 12, 2002
C.H. Spurgeon said, "It has been well said that we write our benefits in dust and our injuries in marble, and it is equally true that we generally inscribe our afflictions upon brass,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 16, 2004
Peter Ustinov said, “Charity is more common than compassion. Charity is tax-deductible.
Per Bible scholar James Smith, "The deeper our experience is of the greatness of God’s grace, the more generous and attentive shall we be to those
Super Bowl Statistics:
Today is the day of the “Big Game” Super Bowl 39 one of the most watched programs in the world. An estimated 89.6 million people in the U.S. last year watched the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers, it was a slight increase from 2003’s game.
Contributed by Steven W on Mar 15, 2005
The Officer in charge of the Police Department (OCPD).
When you are caught for doing something wrong, the OCPD has the authority to let you go (that means - to save you) or to execute judgment on you (that means - to judge you). This power/authority was given to him by his Police Chief in the Head
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2006
Another technique to find more answers is to change the wording in your questions. Here’s an example of how such a strategy can work. Several centuries ago, a curious but deadly plague appeared in a small village in Lithuania. What was curious about this disease was its grip on its victim; as soon
There is a story about a student at Cambridge University who entered the classroom on exam day and asked the proctor to bring him cakes and ale. The proctor refused, expressing astonishment at the young student’s audacity. At this point the student read from the four-hundred-year-old Laws of
Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Aug 17, 2006
Abel is included in the Faith chapter for one reason—generosity.
Years ago on Candid Camera, children were used in an experiment about generosity. The children were placed by themselves in a room with a plate of cookies. On the plate were at least two cookies, there may have been more, but
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 10, 2001
Corrie ten Boom told of not being able to forget a wrong that had been done to her. She had forgiven the person, but she kept rehashing the incident and so couldn’t sleep. Finally Corrie cried out to God for help in putting the problem to rest. "His help came in the form of a kindly Lutheran
Contributed by Paul Kallan on Feb 15, 2003
I remember a young man by the name Mathew who was infected with Aids. He came back home, because he needed understanding, care and concern from the only ones who would dare to do so in such an extremely hopeless situation. To his horror, he found that his family was afraid and felt threatened by
Contributed by John Slythe on Feb 21, 2003
A man became lost in his travels and wandered into a bed of quicksand.
Confucius saw the man’s predicament and said, “It is evident that men should stay out of places such as this.”
Next, Buddha observed the situation and said, “Let that man’s plight be a lesson to the rest of the
Contributed by Matthew Doebler on Mar 11, 2003
When he was an attorney, Abraham Lincoln was once approached by a man who insisted on bringing a suit for $2.50 against poor debtor who couldn’t pay. Lincoln tried talk him out of it, but this man wanted his revenge. Finally, Lincoln took the case and charged the man legal fee of $10. Lincoln then
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jun 22, 2003
In the John Wayne movie, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," The John Wayne character is noted for telling people, "never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness." I hate to tell you this, but as much as I love John Wayne movies, his character is dead wrong on this one.
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 3, 2005
There is an Arabian fable which tells about a man who went to his neighbor and asked to borrow a rope. "I can’t lend it, because I am using it to tie up a pile of sand." his neighbor answered.
"But," the man came back, "you can’t tie up a pile of sand with a rope."
To which his neighbor
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2005
Dwight Morrow, the father of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, once held a dinner party to which Calvin Coolidge had been invited. After Coolidge left, Morrow told the remaining guests that Coolidge would make a good president. The others disagreed. They felt Coolidge was too quiet, that he lacked color and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2005
In the washroom of his London club, British newspaper publisher and politician William Beverbrook happened to meet Edward Heath, then a young member of Parliament, about whom Beverbrook had printed an insulting editorial a few days earlier. “My dear chap,” said the publisher, embarrassed by the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 10, 2006
Evangelicals Most Active Although they only account for about 8% of he U.S. adult population evangelicals are the most religiously active segment. In a typical week 80% attend church, 92% read their Bible, 60% attend Sunday school and 48% volunteer at church. Also a