Contributed by Brian Mavis on Aug 29, 2001
The United States Women’s Softball team won the gold medal in Atlanta’s 1996
Olympic games. They lost only one game. In the fifth inning against
Australia, Danielle Tyler hit a home run over the center-field fence. When
she was greeted by a swarm of well-wishing teammates at home plate she
IT IS ONE OF THE SUPREME HANDICAPS OF THE CHURCH THAT IN IT THERE ARE SO MANY DISTANT FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST AND SO FEW REAL DISCIPLES. ALL OF
Contributed by Steve Malone on Sep 25, 2001
We need to understand that our world is a fast changing world.
Change is not necessary bad - if fact change is normal - Change is really a sign of life. Do you know, what the medical definition of death is? a body that does not change...
During my sermon your body is going to change
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 8, 2001
Back in 1995 in Christianity Today - Harold Miller told of the change that God brought to the natives in the Peruvian Amazon.
He wrote: “Just one generation ago these were fearful, aggressive, and animistic people; all their contacts with outsiders were marked by violence. But now they’ve been
Contributed by Darrin Hunt on Oct 8, 2001
Rob Frazier, a contemporary Christian artist wrote a song titled, "He doesn’t want you better, He wants you deader"
Dead people don’t mind the pain, Don’t get offended so they never complain
They’re not concerned about personal gain, Does that sound like me or you?
The truth is rising from the
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Oct 11, 2001
Pres. Teddy Roosevelt once told of a very interesting incident in his own life. He wrote, "On the beautiful little island of Islamorada, there are several hundred homes that belong to people who come to stay for the summer. I fell in love with that island & spent 4 summers up there."
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could.
To where it bent in the undergrowth,
Then I took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better
Contributed by Todd Schäve on Nov 6, 2001
“Brethren, be great believers. Little faith will
bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will
bring heaven to your
Contributed by David Fox on Nov 11, 2001
George Gallup reports:
Less than 10 % of Americans are deeply committed Christians. These committed Christians are far, far happier than the rest of the population. Committed Christians are more accepting of others than the average American, more involved in charitable activities, and are
Contributed by Jim Kane on Nov 25, 2001
“Most churches do a good job of getting people to first base or maybe even second base. People will receive Christ, be baptized and join the church (that’s getting them to first base). Some churches also do an excellent job of helping believers develop the habits that lead to spiritual maturity
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 29, 2001
Have you noticed that the more mature believers have a greater capacity to see hidden blessings in hardships and difficult subjects? Norm Cousins, a teacher at the Univeristy of Calif. Medical School in Los Angeles, noticed an amazing irony in his younger students’ perceptions. It seems that
Contributed by Greg Yount on Nov 30, 2001
Vance Havener said, “You have not really learned a commandment until you have obeyed it....
The church suffers today from
In my home town there was a company that purchased some land and began to build what
was to become a large grocery store. The foundation was laid, the frame of the building
was erected, then, for some unknown reason, all work stopped. For years the unfinished
building stood as a sort of
Contributed by James O. Davis on Dec 5, 2001
Edmund Hillary attempted to climb Mount Everest in 1952. A few weeks later after his failed attempt, he was asked to address a group in England. Hillary walked to the edge of the stage, made a fist and pointed at a picture of the mountain. He said in a loud voice, "Mount Everest, you beat me the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
Contributed by Dru Ashwell on Dec 19, 2001
“Growing Christians are more evangelistic
than evangelistic sermons.
Inspire the members of your church—get them
on fire for Jesus and excited about
growing spiritually—and then they can’t help but
tell their friends about it.
The best evangelism is that which comes as
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 17, 2002
Zig Ziglar writes:
My brother, the late Judge Ziglar, loved to tell the story of the fellow who went next door to borrow his neighbor’s lawnmower.
The neighbor explained that he could not let him use the mower because all the flights had been canceled from New York to Los Angeles.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2002
What kinds of goals do the Hollywood crowd make? Rapper Jay Z says he just wants to "stay positive" in the coming year. Singer Michelle Branch says her goal for ’02 is "to drink more water." Actress Susan Sarandon says she just wants "to try to have more fun."
White House press secretary Ari
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better