Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 26, 2008
GIVE YOURSELF RIGHT NOW
Those in recovery groups talk about seeing what he or she can “pack into the stream of life.” Many addicts and alcoholics initially think of themselves as pretty good people who just need to cut back drinking. If they have problems, they happen because of other people.
Contributed by Susan Blader on Jan 21, 2007
Giving in Theory
The story is told of the missionary who asked a new convert, “Pablo, if you had a hundred sheep, would you give fifty of them to the Lord’s work?”
“You know I would gladly give them,” he replied.
“Pablo, if you had fifty cows, would you give twenty-five to the Lord’s
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Sep 24, 2005
When I was in college, most of the time I took as many classes, as many credit hours as they would let me take. I wanted to get through with school as soon as possible because I wanted to get on with life. My mother used to tell me, “your college years are part of life,” and I used to answer,
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 26, 2005
A group of friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos for the day. That night one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under an eight-point buck.
“Where’s Harry?” he was asked.
“Harry had a stroke of some kind. He’s a couple of miles back up the trail.”
“You left Harry laying
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Mar 23, 2006
Long ago in a deep mountain valley verdant with growth and watered by a crystalline river there lived a tribe. They prospered and grew until the grass was grazed away, the game hunted to extinction, and the river ran dry. A group of young pioneer heroes rose up to say, “We have heard of a wider
Contributed by Lorenzo Edwards on Feb 20, 2008
Because what the enemy does he tries to stop you from progressing. If you are not doing the will of God you cannot progress on what God may have for you to do. If you are not walking in your gift and your talent. I don’t care what kind of job you have it just will not satisfy you, I don’t care what
GOING THE SECOND MILE
A salesman called his wife from a coin-operated phone in a distant city, finished the conversation, said good-bye, and replaced the receiver. As he was walking away, the phone rang. He went back and answered it, expecting to be informed of extra charges. But the
The story of Rick Warren and his best-selling book the "The Purpose Driven Life."
What is he doing with all the money?
USA Today article: June 4th 2006 edition:
A uniter, not a divider
Warren is no liberal. He backed President Bush in the 2004 election and opposes abortion and stem cell
Contributed by C Vincent on Feb 14, 2009
Survey by Premier Radio yesterday says, "Most people would rather have
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 8, 2009
THE GIVING TREE
Once or twice in a lifetime you hear a story that leaves an indelible mark on your heart and mind. Such is Shel Silverstein’s story, "The Giving Tree."
"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." And so begins the story of a tree’s being happy because she is able to
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 8, 2009
NO HANDS BUT YOURS
In the courtyard of a quaint little church in a French village was standing a beautiful marble statue of Jesus with his hands outstretched. One day during the war, a bomb struck close to the statue and severely damaged it. After the battle was over, the citizens of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
PICK OUT THREE HYMNS
I heard about this pastor. He was raising money for a new sanctuary. He told his congregation one Sunday morning "If anybody will give $1000, you can pick out three hymns."
A little old lady in the back raised up her hand and said "Pastor, I’ll do it." He was so excited.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
Too many times, we are more concerned with what we get out of giving than what we are trying to give in the first place.
A father was sitting in his chair one night reading the paper. All of a sudden, he realized it was his young daughter’s birthday, and he had forgotten to get
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jun 19, 2008
Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman tells about the time he was conducting a prayer meeting when a man gave this testimony: The man said, "I got off at the Pennsylvania depot as a homeless person and for a year I begged on the streets for a living. One day I touched a man on the shoulder and said, 'Mister,
Contributed by David Ibeleme on Jul 8, 2008
It is a form of mediocrity to succeed alone - Rise to the place of excellence where you make or help others to succeed as well.
Contributed by Jim Heidebrecht on Oct 10, 2009
IN ORDER TO GIVE SOMETHING, YOU MUST LET GO!
VISUAL ILLUSTRATION: (I had a church member come to the front and pretended to give him my Bible, but wouldn’t let go of it, so I never really gave it to him. You have to let go of something in order
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 10, 2010
Hudson Taylor Learns About Giving
One wonderful testimony of faith from church history is that of Hudson Taylor, the first missionary to the interior of China (in the mid-1800s). He was a great evangelist because he learn “to move man, through God, by prayer alone.”
To prepare for the
Contributed by Adrian Rogers on Jul 19, 2011
LOVE AS A TOKEN
Woodrow Wilson was on a train. He was in Billings, Montana. He was making whistle stops. He was the President of the United States. He was on that last coach. He was on that platform there out behind. You have seen pictures of them. His wife was next to him. There were important
Contributed by William Yates on Jun 12, 2002
Sara Hughes Illustration: The Women’s’ Ice Skating Competition in the 2002 Winter Olympics was supposed to be a clash of the Titans for the gold with U.S. skater Michelle Kwan pitted against Irina Slutskaya. Sara Hughes, a 16-year-old fourth place contender, however, stunned the world when she took