I remember one holiday sitting in the living room chatting with my in-laws, when the subject of high school reunions and old classmates came up. In the course of our conversation, my brother-in-law started laughing when he proceeded to tell us a story about one of his
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Jan 14, 2018
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
The Height of Hypocrisy - Forgiveness Offered
"Thirty six year old - Derek Paul Smyer pronounced guilty of two counts of murder for arranging the killing of Crystal Taylor and her 21 week old fetus because she would not have an abortion. Derek Paul Smyer was
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 24, 2019
“Since psychological studies first began, people have given themselves top marks for most positive traits. While most people do well at assessing others, they are wildly positive about their own abilities, Dunning said.
That's because we realize the external traits and circumstances that guide
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 12, 2011
THE HYPOCRISY OF ROBERT COURTNEY
Before his arrest, Robert Courtney served as a deacon at Northland Cathedral, an Assembly of God Church in Kansas City. In 1990, Courtney began purchasing pharmaceuticals on the gray market and using them to fill prescriptions at his pharmacy. In time, he began
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Lukewarmness toward God is hypocrisy at its worst. If I truly believe Hes supreme, I
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on May 4, 2009
Hypocrisy is like a pin. It is pointed in one direction, and yet is headed in another.
(Michael P. Green: 1500 Illustrations for Biblical
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"These things I do despise: Hypocrisy and lies, And anything at all that dims
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 5, 2009
Board Game, Sorry, Reveals Insincerity, Hypocrisy and Lack of Repentance
Have you ever played the BOARD GAME SORRY? You move your TOKENS around the BOARD & if you happen to land on the SAME SPOT of ANOTHER PLAYER then you say the word SORRY & you send them BACK to the very BEGINNING POINT. How
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 28, 2009
Hypocrisy is like the 12-year-old boy who was waiting for his first orthodontist appointment and was a bit nervous. Apparently he wanted to impress the dentist. On the patient questionnaire, in the space marked "Hobbies," he had written, "Swimming, riding my bike, and flossing." That’s a
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 25, 2007
Hypocrisy can be illusrated by the way we clean house when company is coming - We shove our junk in the closet, stuff it under the bed, etc. where it can’t be seen. Out of sight it doesn’t exist at least to our guests. That is not a horrible way to clean house, but it is terrible way to deal
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 4, 2009
Hypocrites Do Things for the Show
During my childhood - as I was growing up - anything "modern" was considered good! Whatever the current fad was, it was something that I wanted to have - and, I was convinced, like everyone else, that the new item was better - even when it came to "modern food;"
Contributed by Nathan Ingram on Nov 30, 2009
If have cable or satellite TV, you likely have hundreds of channels. Anything you can imagine at any hour of the day. But no matter where you are in the country, no matter what time of day you turn on the tv you’ll always find 3 things on…
A reality TV show… Somebody selling gaudy jewelry,
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 18, 2010
Many people find it much easier to compartmentalize their lives and justify their inconsistencies. Consider this story. A man and his girlfriend went to a fast food restaurant. They bought a bucket of chicken to take on a picnic, but the cashier mistakenly gave them the bucket full of the day’s
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 8, 2010
The story is told of an eastern ascetic holy man who covered himself with ashes as a sign of humility and regularly sat on a prominent street corner of his city. When tourists asked permission to take his picture, the mystic would rearrange his ashes to give the best image of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 8, 2010
Sin and Hypocrites
Some mistakenly think that they are free to sin, just so long as they aren't hypocrites about it, that the worst form of sin is hypocrisy. Often one hears it said, "I know I'm not perfect, but at least I'm not hypocritical about it."
A few years ago in Texas there were two
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010
THE TREE OF HIPPOCRATES
In the Greek Islands, one can seek out the home of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. In the area, one can also find an olive tree, supposedly dating from his time. If this is so, this tree would then be some 2400 years old.
The trunk of this tree is very
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 1, 2010
FOUR SETS OF TEETH
Simon was an Orthodox Jew. He had a Gentile friend, James, who noticed that Simon owned four sets of false teeth.
One day James asked his friend why he had so many sets of false teeth. Surprised by the question, Simon explained, "My friend, as you know, I keep kosher. I
Contributed by T. Scott Womble on Jul 27, 2010
ARE CHRISTIANS HYPOCRITICAL?
A few years ago, Barna Research conducted a 3 year study about the church which was published in the book Unchristian. The results weren't shocking. In fact, we intuitively already knew the results. Barna leveled three stinging blows against Christians. They said
PICTURE OF CHEESE
I heard a story about a man who had a mouse in his house and his wife wanted him to catch it. His problem was that he didn’t have any cheese (and did not want to buy it). So he cut a picture of cheese out of a magazine and placed it in the trap. He thought, "I’ll just fool the