Contributed by Dru Ashwell on Dec 16, 2001
JUDGE NOT . . .
A small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness
to the stand in a trial -- a grand-motherly, elderly woman.
He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"
She responded, "Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve
known you since you were a young
Contributed by Timothy Darling on Mar 20, 2009
THE UNJUST JUDGE
In 1964 when Muhammad Ali made his professional boxing debut, he was still known by his birth name of Cassius Clay. He won his bout against Sonny Liston with a Technical Knockout. Liston sustained injuries during the first 6 rounds of the bout and at the beginning of the 7th
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 3, 2009
Several years ago Bobby Knight, Indiana University’s long time, legendary and often controversial head basketball coach was fired. After this several sports news programs showed various heated interviews with Bobby Knight over this incident and several others over the years. One
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Sep 6, 2012
THE SAVIOR AND THE JUDGE
I heard a story that took place in a western town in the late 1800's. It told of a horse that was spooked and then bolted, running away uncontrollably with a small boy in the bed of the wagon. Seeing the child was in grave danger, a young man risked his life to catch
A young man was drinking heavily and decided to go for a swim at a California beach. Fortunately, an older man was watching the young man as he entered the water and did not come back up for air. The older man ran to the struggling young man and saved his life.
A few years later, that same
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2002
YOU BE THE JUDGE?
"A money belt is one thing you just can’t do without," my
friend told me. ’Make sure you take travelers’ checks with you
and maybe a few twenties, and tuck them in your money belt
before you leave. And don’t ... DON’T go pawing through your
money when you’re
Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 20, 2008
JUDGING BY COMPARISON
How many people in this room would like to lose 20 pounds? How many people in this room would like to be taller? Do you know someone who sees themselves as an old alley cat while others see them as a prize Persian? Can you think of someone who thinks they are a prize poodle
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 6, 2009
BEFORE YOU JUDGE
Steven Covey recalls riding on the New York subway one Sunday morning. It was a quiet time with many simply reading the paper, resting, or thinking quietly to themselves.
But the quiet was shatter when a man and his children entered the car Covey was sitting in. The man sat
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 27, 2009
THE OLD JUDGE CONVERTED
I remember, as I was coming out of the daily prayer meeting in one of our American cities a few years ago, a lady said she wished to speak to me; her voice trembled with emotion, and I saw at once that she was heavily burdened by something or other. She said she had long
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2010
Former Convict and Judge Together at Communion
A large prosperous city church had three mission churches under its care that it had started. On the first Sunday of the New Year all the members of the mission churches came to the city church for a combined Communion service.
In those mission
EYES OF A DOCTOR, EYES OF A JUDGE
Let's suppose that on your way to work each morning, you usually stop at a Starbucks. You tend to get to the store at the same time each morning, and you usually see a young girl who gets there about the same time you do. On many mornings you find yourselves
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Aug 15, 2011
JUDGING FOOD STAMPS
A grocery store check-out clerk once wrote to advice-columnist Ann Landers to complain that she had seen people buy "luxury" food items--like birthday cakes and bags of shrimp--with their food stamps. The writer went on to say that she thought all those people on welfare who
Contributed by Clarence Clough on Sep 23, 2011
BETTER AND WISER JUDGE
Supreme Court Justice Horace Gray once informed a man who had appeared before him in a lower court and had escaped conviction on a technicality: "I know that you are guilty and you know it, and I wish you to remember that one day you will stand before a better and wiser
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 26, 2011
ALABAMA JUDGE: CHURCH OR JAIL
Is going to church a privilege or a sentence? It depends upon you and the particular church. For some in Alabama, it is a sentence:
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say non-violent offenders in southern Alabama will have a new choice: Go to jail, or go to
Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Dec 9, 2011
"GOD'S NOT GOING TO JUDGE ME"
Life magazine once interviewed dozens of people. One person they talked to was a prostitute, age 24, in White Pine County, Nevada. She said, "I don't think about my feelings a lot, instead I lie in my bed and think onto Him. I meditate because sometimes my words
Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 5, 2013
JUDGE ROY MOORE AND FAITH
Recently Roy Moore reclaimed his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, a post he was forcibly removed from because he refused to take down a monument of the Ten Commandments in defiance of a federal order. Not going to get into the dispute over the
Contributed by Tim Smith on May 11, 2014
God has done everything He possibly can to keep you out of Hell and still leave you as a person with free will. Now some Christians argue otherwise that it is in fact God who sends people to hell. Peculiar Pilgrim blog writes, "No one would choose to go into hell ... Not one person would decide to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 1, 2004
BEING HEARD BY THE JUDGE
To understand the story of the persistent widow, we need to understand its New Testament setting, Wiersbe describes it this way,
“The courtroom was not a fine building but a tent that was moved from place to place as the judge covered his circuit. The judge, not the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Given permission by the judge to speak to the audience, he made the following statement: "I’d like to say here in a court of law, and
speaking as an old man, that nine-tenths of my troubles are traceable to my being kind to others. Look, you young people, if you want to steer away from trouble, be