Contributed by Guy Glass on Sep 2, 2003
A Young man approached the foreman of a logging crew and asked for a job. “That depends,” replied the foreman. “let’s see you fell this tree.” The young man stepped forward and skillfully felled a great ree. Impressed, the foreman said, “Start Monday.”
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Contributed by Ian Johnson on Oct 23, 2003
This church is about people reaching people.
If a young person gets saved then they will reach 19% of their family
If a woman gets saved she will reach 32% of her family
If a man gets saved He will reach 82% of his family.
We Must Be Mindful of Vision Killers. Last time I spoke we talked
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 24, 2003
I worked in a hog-slaughtering factory for a year when I first came to plant this church. The boss’s adult son used to walk around wearing a white hat and barking orders at everyone but none of the workers respected him the way they did his dad. They knew he was just a pretender. If
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Nov 10, 2003
Lloyd Carr after the MSU & UM game
On a recent Saturday afternoon MSU played Michigan and lost. After the game with the a reporter stepped onto the football field and asked Lloyd Carr, the head coach for Michigan about the pass play in the final few minutes that almost lost them the game. He
Contributed by Don Hawks on Nov 26, 2003
Quote from a monk named brother Jeremiah. "Listen carefully. If I had my life to live over again, I would try to make more mistakes next time. I would relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have ever been on this trip. I know very few things that I would take seriously next time
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 29, 2003
“When Alexander the Great was about to destroy the city Lampsacus, his old master Anaximenes came out to meet him.
Alexander, suspecting his design, that he would intercede for the city, being determined to destroy it, swore that he would not grant him any thing he should ask.
Contributed by Wes Richard on Jan 7, 2004
Bill Hybels, in his book Courageous Leadership, (p. 249) uses this illustration. He has a sailboat and every summer his sailing crew and he have to deliver his sailboat by water to various harbors around the great lakes for regattas. Some of them are a long ways away. Sometimes he runs into storms
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Jan 14, 2004
As Rick Warren says, “There are 750 Halls of Fame in America and 450 Who’s Who Publications, but you won’t find many real servants in those places. Noteriety means nothing to real servants because they know the difference between prominence and significance.” (1) You are never more like God than
Video Illustration: The Beginning of Mission Impossible when the agent accepts the Mission.
We look a video clip like this and we admire this man for accepting the mission and all the risks that go along with it. The truth is we envy this man because he is willing to live his life on the edge
Contributed by Dana Visneskie on Feb 9, 2004
Research from Barna concerning Leadership:
The Deception of Effective Leadership
Most pastors are content with the way things are going in their ministry. A national survey among pastors revealed that a majority feel they are doing an excellent or good job in leading people spiritually in
Contributed by Vernon Murray on Mar 4, 2004
Another great man, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, said, “It is hard to lead, when you look over your shoulder and there isn’t anyone there.” Well, that is what happens to Jesus. He comes to his own home town, and he looks over his shoulder and there isn’t anyone there. Well, that isn’t exactly
Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 17, 2004
Charles Caleb Colton once said, “To look back to antiquity is one thing, to
Contributed by Al Schifano on Mar 25, 2004
Lessons From Geese
Fact 1: As each goose flaps its wings it creates an "uplift" for the birds that follow. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.
Lesson 1: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where
Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 26, 2004
Just getting out of the driveway was a major feat during last year’s snow and ice storms. One co-worker was relating how he used his seven-year-old son’s baseball bat to smash the slick coat of ice on his driveway. He got cold and went inside for a cup of coffee before attempting to clear the car.
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Apr 14, 2004
At the age of 15 John Stoddard made a list of all the things he wanted to accomplish in his life. He envisioned himself as a great explorer and put down things like: explore the Nile, climb Mt. Everest, visit every country in the world, visit the moon. His list had 127 goals.
When John was 60,
Contributed by Evie Megginson on May 11, 2004
Roger Staubach who led the Dallas Cowboys to the World Championship in ‘71 admitted that his position as a quarterback who didn’t call his own signals was a source of trial for him. Coach Landry sent in every play. He told Roger when to pass, when to run and only in emergency situations could he
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 1, 2004
Quoted from 2004 Pastor’s Conference Workshop at Moody Bible Institute:
As Bill Thrall put it, "When my fear of the power of sin is greater than my
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 12, 2004
“Critical Thinking With Being Critical!” Matthew 7: 1-5 Key verse(s): 1-2 “‘Do not judge, or you too will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.’”
Chuck Swindoll tells a humorous but rather sobering tale of the other side of the coin, the flip side that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 2, 2004
BEHIND EVERY BIG DREAM
Charles Swindoll shares this story in an issue of Leadership magazine: “On May 24, 1965, a thirteen-and-a half-foot boat quietly slipped out of the marina at Falmouth, Massachusetts for Falmouth, England. It would be the smallest craft ever to make the voyage. Its name?