Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2006
Small Groups Grow Participation in small groups that meet during the week for prayer, Bible study or spiritual fellowship (excluding Sunday school or other church classes) increased from 12% in ’94 to 20% today. Men’s participation
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2001
"The Christian who is not committed to a group of other believers for praying, sharing, and serving, so that he is known, as he knows others, is not an obedient Christian. He is not in the will of God. However vocal
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2001
In November, 1987, a large group of anti-government rebels in Soroti, Uganda, had targeted a rural army post and airstrip for take over. A company numbering in the hundreds gathered in the dense surrounding brush for the attack. But this was to be no ordinary invasion. The task force would use
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jan 25, 2002
Vacationing in Arizona, a group of British tourists spots a cowboy by the side of the road, with his ear to the ground. "What’s going on?" they asked.
"Two horses, one grey- one chestnut, are puliing a wagon carrying 2 men" the cowboys says.
"One man is wearing a red shirt and the other a black
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2001
On the Lord’s day a group of missionaries and believers in New Guinea were gathered together to observe the Lord’s Supper. After one young man sat down, a missionary recognized that a sudden tremor had passed through the young man’s body that indicated he was under a great nervous strain. Then in a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 14, 2003
The definition of a committee: “a group of the unfit appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.”
Haddon Robinson, Decision-Making by the Book
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 6, 2003
Vacationing in Arizona, a group of British tourists spots a cowboy by the side of the road, with his ear to the ground.
"What’s going on?" they asked.
"Two horses, one gray-one chestnut, are pulling a wagon carrying 2 men,” the cowboy says.
"One man is wearing a red shirt and the other a
Contributed by Don Hawks on Feb 3, 2004
There is the pluralist group. This particular view is also held by more non-religious and nominally religious group in addition to some Christians in our culture. The pluralist view is this: Every religion is an equally valid path to make your way to the ultimate reality that is God.
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 1, 2004
There was a tour group that was going to the top of the Empire State Building. At about the 102nd floor, a woman asked the tour guide, “If the cables on this elevator break, do we go up or down?
Contributed by Jim Kane on May 18, 2009
"The church is the ekklesia: the group of elders who sit at the city gates, discussing how they
Contributed by Robert Joseph on Jun 1, 2013
THE "GROUP-THINK" IMPULSE
Stand up for the truth. Romans 12:2 says, "...Do not be conformed to this world..." [NKJV]
People today show a stong tendency to adjust their opinions to match those of the group. This goes a long way towards explaining why only a fraction of the educated
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A group of ministers and a salesman’s organization were holding conventions in the same hotel, and the catering department had to work at top speed serving dinners to both. The salesmen were having spiked watermelon for dessert. But the chef discovered that it was being served to the ministers by
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
In the early part of this century, a group of lawyers met in England to discuss the biblical accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. They wanted to see if sufficient information was available to make a case that would hold up in an English court of law. When their study was completed, they published the
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 19, 2007
A group of botanists went on an expedition into a hard-to-reach location in the Alps, searching for new varieties of flowers.
One day as a scientist looked through his binoculars, he saw a beautiful, rare species growing at the bottom of a deep ravine. To reach it, someone would have to be
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 23, 2007
Illustration: A group of soldiers on the front line sneak out of battle, go deeply into safe territory, and play cards in a shack somewhere; they are unlikely to be attacked by the enemy because they have fled from the battle. It is the same with us - if we are not aggressively seeking to make a
Contributed by John Shearhart on Aug 25, 2007
According to the Barna Group the “percentage of adults nationwide who have attended a church [worship] service in the past seven days” in 2004 was 43%” (1)
The University of Michigan found that “weekly church attendance is higher in the United States than in any other nation at a comparable
Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 6, 2007
There was a group of scientists in a mountainous area, and they employed a little boy to be their guide because he knew where an eagle’s nest was. They found the nest at the bottom of a crag on the side of the mountain and saw there were several eggs in it. Those scientists really wanted one of
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 15, 2008
In our study group, it was mentioned that if someone broke in and stole all the Christmas gifts not to mention the decorations and Christmas ham, then most of us would have a pretty miserable Christmas. Very few of us would get up and see the empty house and walk outside and start singing the
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Feb 11, 2006
A group of Communists confronted a Christian and ridiculed his testimony, insisting that all that’s important is the here and now. They declared that a violent revolution was a must, and claimed they were ready to lay down their lives if need be.
Upon hearing this, the believer said, "You say