Seen the new Coke commercials? Coca-cola is one product that has far outgrown its humble beginnings. In 1886, Pharmacist Dr. John Pemberton first introduced Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia. The pharmacist concocted a caramel-colored syrup in a three-legged brass kettle in his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2002
A HUMBLE MEMORIAL
In 1884 a young man died, and after the funeral his grieving parents decided to establish a memorial to him. With that in mind they met with Charles Eliot, president of Harvard University.
Eliot received the unpretentious couple into his office and asked what he could do.
HARD TO BE HUMBLE
Have you ever noticed how things that look easy, never are? For years, I've alpine skied; but, I've always wanted to snowboard. I thought, boarding can't be all that different. How hard can it be? After all -- if my daughters could learn, so could I.
They picked up the
Contributed by Perry Greene on Jan 21, 2013
CLEAVING TO THE HUMBLE
Ancient Hebrew Sages: "As water leaves a high level and goes back to a lower level, so the Torah abandons him whose mind is
At the outset, I desire to bring to the fore, a ‘juicy’ tale adorning Science history. When, the invention-coal miner’s lamp- of Sir Humphrey Davy began to pale relatively before the astounding discoveries of his far more illustrious pupil Michael Faraday (in the field of electro-magnetism and
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Apr 20, 2008
THE LAW IS FOR THE SELF-RIGHTEOUS TO HUMBLE THEIR PRIDE. THE GOSPEL IS FOR THE LOST TO REMOVE
Contributed by Ruth Hind on Oct 11, 2008
But such an attitude is both humble and rare, contrast it with the attitude displayed in a quote by the American writer Gore Vidal, “Every time a friends succeeds a little piece of me dies”. He felt so diminished, so jealous, if some-one other than himself did well that he couldn’t find it in
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 14, 2010
“They that know God will be humble,” John Flavel has said, “and they that know themselves cannot be proud.”
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 16, 2002
FROM HUMBLE PEOPLE
In 1884 a young man died, and after the funeral his grieving parents decided to establish a memorial to him. With that in mind they met with Charles Eliot, president of Harvard University. Eliot received the unpretentious couple into his office and asked what he could do.
Contributed by John Shearhart on Aug 14, 2006
“Indeed, an honest and humble acknowledgment of the hopeless evil of our flesh, even after the new birth, is the first step to holiness. To speak quite plainly, some of us are not leading holy lives for the simple reason that we have too high an opinion of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 7, 2011
JOHN STOTT, A HUMBLE MAN
I like the way Thomas Carlyle put it some time ago. He said, "One example is worth a thousand arguments." (Thomas Carlyle, quoted in Men of Integrity, July/August 2000; www.Preaching Today.com)
In difficult times, we don't need dictators and arguments. We need
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 10, 2008
There are people who are humble, and those who are not so humble. From Mongolian folklore comes this helpful little fable of the boastful frog.
Two geese were about to start southward on their annual autumn migration, when they were entreated by a frog to take him with them. On the geese
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
LEFTOVERS ARE SUCH HUMBLE THINGS, WE WOULD NOT SERVE TO A GUEST,AND YET WE SERVE THEM TO OUR LORD, WHO DESERVES THE VERY BEST. WE GIVE TO HIM LEFTOVER TIME, STRAY MINUTES HERE AND THERE. LEFTOVER CASH WE GIVE TO HIM, SUCH FEW COINS AS WE CAN SPARE.
WE GIVE OUR YOUTH UNTO THE WORLD, TO HATRED, LUST
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2009
GETTING KNOCKED DOWN? HUMBLY WALK
There was a woman who was going through some very difficult and trying circumstances. She was experiencing major distress in her marriage, her job was very unfulfilling and was causing her heartache. She became so distraught over her circumstances that she felt
Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 25, 2001
Suppose there was a king who loved a humble maiden. The king was like no other king. Every statesmen trembled before his power. No one dared breathe a word against him, for he had the strength to crush all his opponents. And yet this mighty king was melted by love for a humble maiden.