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  • This Is The Beginning Of Lent. Most People Are ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 24, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,470 views

    This is the beginning of Lent. Most people are looking for things to give up for Lent. It you haven’t made up your mind maybe these will help. GIVE UP grumbling! Instead, "In everything give thanks." Constructive criticism is OK, but "moaning, groaning, and complaining" are not ...read more

  • Lent Is Not A Six-Week Inconvenience In An ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on May 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 627 views

    ‘Lent is not a six-week inconvenience in an otherwise abundant year, during which we have to somehow please God with ...read more

  • The Season Of Lent Is Like A Roller Coaster ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on May 17, 2007
     | 694 views

    ‘the season of Lent is like a roller coaster ride with emotions that are down and up again and again as the story of our salvation makes plain our sinful ways and the cost of redemption.’from A ...read more

  • A Lesson In Hope

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Apr 1, 2017
     | 2,323 views

    They still tell the story at William and Mary College of daffy, magnificent President Ewell. For a century and a half, this prestigious Virginia school had been a leader among American universities. Then came the Civil War. In the hard days of reconstruction that followed, William and Mary went ...read more

  • One Evening A Grandson Was Talking To His ...  PRO

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,784 views

    One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general. The Grandma replied, "Well, let me think a minute. I was born before television, penicillin, ...read more

  • A Priest And A Rabbi Are Discussing The Pros And ...  PRO

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 30, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,713 views

    “A priest and a rabbi are discussing the pros and cons of their various religions, and inevitably the discussion turns to repentance. The rabbi explains Yom Kippur, the solemn Day of Atonement, a day of fasting and penitence, while the priest tells him all about Lent, and its 40 days of ...read more

  • Never Lend Books, For No One Ever Returns Them; ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,199 views

    "Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are ...read more

  • A Poem By William Stidger

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
     | 1,365 views

    A poem by William Stidger says it well: "I saw God bare his soul one day Where all the earth might see The stark and naked heart of him On lonely Calvary. There was a crimson sky of blood And overhead a storm; When lightning slit the clouds and light engulfed his form. Beyond the storm ...read more

  • In 1858 A Sunday School Teacher, Mr. Kimball, Led ...  PRO

    Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 21, 2002
    based on 9 ratings
     | 857 views

    In 1858 a Sunday School teacher, Mr. Kimball, led a Boston shoe clerk to give his life to Jesus Christ. The clerk was Dwight L. Moody who became an evangelist. In 1879 while preaching in England the heart of a pastor named F.B. Meyer was set on fire, who later came to an American college campus to ...read more

  • I Sold Life Insurance For Many Years, And Since ...

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 7, 2010
     | 537 views

    I sold life insurance for many years, and since that time I have presided at many funerals. Few of those souls knew when they were going to die. The elderly grandmother didn’t know that her grandson was going to kill her for some drug money. The three boys I gave diplomas to didn’t know that ...read more

  • People Mark Off Times And Celebrations In ...

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Mar 2, 2009
     | 299 views

    People mark off times and celebrations in different ways. In Belgium (since 1394, in Binche), Brazil (a four-day celebration in Rio de Janeiro), Italy (in Venice, six months of celebrating in the 18th cent., now 12 days), Trinidad and Tobago (featuring a daylong competition among calypso bands), ...read more

  • Harder To Get To Hell?

    Contributed by Ruben Castro on Dec 16, 2008
     | 747 views

    Harder to Get to Hell? Hace algunos años, un titular que salió en un periódico debe haber hecho que unas cuantas personas se atragantaran con su café de la mañana, o que limpiaran sus lentes para asegurarse que habían leído correctamente. Decía: «Este año es posible que sea más difícil llegar al ...read more

  • Origins Of Carnival  PRO

    Contributed by Vonnie James on Aug 27, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 875 views

    Origins of Carnival The origins of carnival date back to the ancient Greek spring festival in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine. The Romans adopted the celebration with Bacchanalia (feasts in honor of Bacchus, the Roman equivalent to Dionysus), and Saturnalia, where slaves and their masters ...read more

  • Revenge Vs. Bearing A Grudge

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 30, 2009
     | 1,015 views

    REVENGE VS. BEARING A GRUDGE Tractate Yoma, Chapter 2 (aka, 23a): "What is called revenge, and what is called bearing a grudge? Revenge is such a case: When one comes to the other, and asks him to lend a sickle to him, he says: Nay. On the morrow, the second comes to the first, and wants to ...read more

  • Jennifer M. Ginn Shares A Similar Experience, In ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
     | 1,428 views

    Jennifer M. Ginn shares a similar experience, in her article “Living by the Word,” published in Christian Century [February, 2004]. She begins by quoting the words of a song that was popular when she was at camp. “I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to ...read more

  • A Roman Catholic Priest […] Was Making His Way ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Feb 8, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 885 views

    “A Roman Catholic priest […] was making his way down [an] alley to his parked car, [when] a man suddenly emerged from the shadows, thrusting the muzzle of a revolver into his ribs demanding, ‘Hand me your wallet!’ Offering no word of protest, the priest immediately began to comply. As he reached ...read more

  • Sweet Grace  PRO

    Contributed by Carla Powell on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,912 views

    SWEET GRACE My new favorite movie is "Chocolat", about a little French village in 1959 that is governed by "tranquilité". In this town, you knew what was expected of you and where your place was. If you happened to forget, someone would remind you. They trusted in the wisdom of ages past, ...read more

  • The Birth Of The Poor People's Campaign

    Contributed by Amiri Hooker on Mar 22, 2011
     | 1,049 views

    THE BIRTH OF THE POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN A visit to a fledgling Head Start program in Marks brought home the reality of rural poverty to Dr. King and Ralph Abernathy. "We looked around the primitive schoolhouse and saw them watching us, wide-eyed and silent, having been told who we were," ...read more

  • True Christianity

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 27, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,151 views

    This past Wednesday, many across our country and others, went to their local churches to have ashes placed on their foreheads, as a sign of repentance. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period that many “give-up” something in preparation for the coming of Easter. In the ...read more

  • Uno Sabe Que Se Esta Poniendo Viejo Cuando  PRO

    Contributed by Luis Marquez on Jun 10, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 803 views

    Uno sabe que se esta poniendo viejo cuando: - Todo duele, y lo que no duele, no trabaja. - Tienes una fiesta en la casa y ni los vecinos se enteran. - La libreta telefónica esta llena de contactos cuyos nombres empiezan con Dr. - Se renuncia a esconder la barriga no importa quien este ...read more