A priest and a rabbi from local parishes were standing by the side of the road holding up signs. The rabbi’s read, "The End is Near!" The priest, on the other side of the road, held up a sign which read, "Turn before it’s too late!" They planned to hold up their signs to each passing car. "Get a
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 18, 2005
The saintly Scottish pastor Robert Murry McCheyne one day gave a gospel tract to a woman, and she was greatly offended. “You must not know who I am!” she said in an offended manner. “Madam,” McCheyne replied, “there is coming a day
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jun 11, 2004
When I was a kid we used to rent a cottage at the beach every summer. Most of our time was spent on the beach, but when we would walk through town, what would "catch my little-girl-eyes" would be cheap junk like pencils with lobster erasers, or little metal toys that made this great clicking noise.
I remember reading about an Obituary that is meant to make you stop and think:
· He brushed his teeth twice a day
· The doctors examined him twice a year
· He ate low-carb, low-fat every day
· He gave up his tonsils, his adenoids, his gall bladder … and traded in a few worn-out glands
Bill Hybels, the pastor of Willow Creek Church in Chicago which as over 20,000 people in attendance each week, tells the story of an encounter he had with a young woman: “I recall one time being in a restaurant studying for a message, and a gal looked over from her table and saw me reading my
Contributed by Jelle Horjus on Nov 1, 2005
Somewhere I read the story of a family with a small boy, his parents and his grandfather. It happened that every evening when the family was having dinner at the table, the old grandfather spilled the food on his clothes. He was old, his hands were trembling and he could not move the spoon to his
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
Contributed by Corey Arnold on Nov 10, 2003
Percentage of Americans who believe that religion can answer all or most of today’s problems: 67
Percentage who believe religion is largely old-fashioned and out of date: 20
Percentage who agree with the statement "There will be a day when God judges whether you go to heaven or hell":
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 28, 2002
Ultimately, judging has to do with playing God. When we judge someone, we do three things. First, we place ourselves above another as if we were his or her God. Second, we condemn another. And third, we create the standard for another.
When we evaluate someone, we don’t do these three
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Apr 9, 2002
A troop of Boy Scouts was being used as "guinea pigs" in a test of emergency systems. A mock earthquake was staged, and the Scouts impersonated wounded persons who were to be picked up and cared for by the emergency units. One Scout was supposed to lie on the ground and await his
William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Oct 11, 2001
[Good Won’t Get You There, Feda H. Babinski]
I’m standing there in front of gates like none I’ve ever found
They shine like golden ribbons as they glide across the ground
I see the stairs that never end how brilliantly they glow
I start to climb and realize there’s nothing down below
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 3, 2001
An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp disapproval at the call, the legendary Ruth turned to the umpire with disdain and said, "There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was ball, tomato head." Suspecting that the umpire
Many years ago a man conned his way into the orchestra of the emperor of China although he could not play a note. Whenever the group practiced or performed, he would hold his flute against his lips, pretending to play but not making a sound. He received a modest salary an enjoyed a comfortable
Contributed by Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
1. God won’t ask what kind of car you drove, but will ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation.
2. God won’t ask the square footage of your house, but will ask how many people you welcomed into your home.
3. God won’t ask about the fancy clothes you had in your
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Choices have to be made by all of us at some time. A poet (James Russell Lowell) put it like this: "Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide; Some great cause, God’s new Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight; Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 9, 2001
In the movie CASUALTIES OF WAR, Michael J. Fox plays Private Erikson, a soldier in Vietnam who is part of a squad that abducts and rapes a young Vietnamese girl. He didn’t participate in the crime.
Afterward, as he struggles with what has happened, he says to the other men in his squad, "Just
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Jan 26, 2001
In November I975, 75 convicts started digging a secret tunnel designed to bring them up at the other side of the wall of Saltillo Prison in northern Mexico. On April 18, 1976, guided by pure genius, they tunneled up into the nearby courtroom in which many of them had been sentenced. The surprised
Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Abraham Lincoln once said, ¡§If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -¡Vthe very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is