Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 9, 2002
THE TRUTH HURTS
Some of us may be able to sympathize with the fellow who received a call from his wife just as she was about to fly home from Europe. "How’s my cat?" she asked.
"Oh, honey, don’t be so honest. Why didn’t you break the news to me slowly? You’ve ruined my trip."
THE TRIANGLE? IT TAKES 3 PEOPLE TO HURT YOU.
THE PERSON THAT SAID IT. THE PERSON THAT HEARD IT AND PASSED IT ON…
AND YOU TO ACCEPT IT.
Did you crucify a person today? Did you murder someone with your words?
Did you destroy some
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 7, 2009
CONFESSION: SIN HURTS GOD
If you’re part of a big family, you probably remember those times when a little nephew would come up and slug his older uncles. The nephew’s mother probably chided him, but I can almost hear the uncle say, "No! That’s all right. The kid’s got to flex his muscles once in
Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 3, 2011
RESPONSE TO HURTING PEOPLE
In his book Soul Talk, Larry Crabb writes:
"Which is worse? A church program to build community that doesn’t get off the ground or one person sitting every Sunday in the back of the church who remains unknown? A Sunday school class that once drew hundreds but has
Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Mar 12, 2010
HURT VS. HARM
There is a wonderful book entitled "Boundaries" in which the authors differentiate two words - Hurt and Harm.
Think of these examples. If I were to eat an entire 2 pound bag of peanut M&M's (which I sadly am fully capable of doing!) would it hurt me? No, it would feel great!
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 3, 2006
Hurting Pastors: They are pressured by the responsibilities of their position and are under the assault of the enemy. Some of their common concerns: 97% of pastors feel inadequately trained, 80% say their ministry has had a negative impact on their children, 70% struggle with depression,71% are
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2001
WHO AM I HURTING?
When we hate our enemies we give them power over us - power over our sleep, our appetites, our happiness. They would dance with joy if they knew how much they were worrying us. Our hate is not hurting them at all,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2002
Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it’s
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2006
“Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 13, 2012
WHERE IS THE CHURCH WHEN IT HURTS?
Where is God in the midst of the storm? One author answered that question with this incident: "In Washington and Chicago, as I talked about the special edition of Where Is God When It Hurts?, inevitably the interviewer would turn the question back on me. 'Well,
A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE HURTS!
Several years ago, there was a song on Christian radio that said, "We bring a sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord." It had a happy, upbeat tune. Listening to it, I had the feeling that the singers were intrigued by the words but had not personally
Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 4, 2011
James McDonald has a couple of sayings I like:
"Choose to sin, choose to suffer."
"When God says
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 25, 2002
IT REALLY SEEMS TO HURT
Philip Yancey tells about an African safari he was on where he saw an old momma giraffe taking care of her offspring. Shortly after he was born, she went over & kicked her offspring, & it looked like she was really hurting her baby. Then she did it again.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 18, 2005
This kind of sharing means that I will be hurt. Yes, from time to time. C.S. Lewis in the Four Loves wrote, “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart
Contributed by Ken Ritz on Dec 30, 2005
Brennan Manning tells a story
in his book The Ragamuffin Gospel.
25 years ago, he had a drinking problem.
He voluntarily entered a 28-day treatment program.
Early on in the treatment program
they had to sit in a circle with a leader
and tell the other people in the group,
about the extent of
Evangelism (when tickets don’t hurt)
In 1992, a Los Angeles county parking control officer came upon a brown Cadillac El Dorado illegally parked next to the curb on street sweeping day. The officer dutifully wrote out a ticket. The officer completely ignored the man seated behind the wheel of the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2006
It hurts more to have a belief pulled than to have a tooth pulled, and no intellectual Novocain
Contributed by Greg Yount on Jul 30, 2005
Love does not seek its own, but hurt people become more and more self-seeking and self-contained. In this climate the love of God waxes cold. A natural example of this is the two seas in the Holy Land. The Sea of Galilee freely receives and gives out water. It has an abundance of life, nurturing
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2002
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above