Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 4, 2020
The boss called one of his employees into the office. "Rob," he said, "you've been with the company for a year. You started off in the mail room, one week later you were promoted to a sales position, and one month after that you were promoted to district manager of the sales
THERMOMETER V. THERMOSTAT CHRISTIANS
Are you a thermometer (circumstantially led) or are you a thermostat (influencer of your surroundings) believer?
Let me explain. A thermometer is circumstantially led. Depending on the temperature, the mercury moves up or down. It moves according to the
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Aug 11, 2009
A wise man has said it this way:
“Wherever people find themselves in life, they usually possess the natural desire to move up. They want greater recognition. They want to make more money. They
A missionary sat on the patio watching a black ant crawl up a table leg until it reached some spilled sugar. It seemed to eat, then crawled back down the table leg. Soon the two black ants crawled up the table leg to the sugar. They ate and left. Soon a steady steam of black ants moved up and
Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Feb 19, 2003
There was a young man who was doing everything possible to move up in his company. Over the past 3 weeks he had built us 52 hours of overtime working on a new project. One night he slipped in at 12:30 and quietly crawled into bed next to his new bride. Upon feeling the movement of the bed his wife
Contributed by James Chandler on Aug 4, 2003
Salvation is not a destination but a journey. Salvation does not bring us to immersion to leave us. Salvation takes us on a journey that will takes up places we have never been. See things we have never seen. Reach heights we have never reached.
I was on the side of the rock climbing wall.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 9, 2015
A missionary sat on the patio watching a black ant crawl up a table leg until it reached some spilled sugar. After it ate some of the sugar it crawled back down the table leg. Soon two black ants crawled up the table leg to the sugar. They ate and left. Soon a steady stream of black ants moved
Contributed by Tim White on May 9, 2011
I heard Adrian Rogers give this example:
"We all have seen Canada Geese fly in their V formation with one leg of the V formation longer than the other leg. Why do they fly in the V formation? The lead goose is making it easier for the other geese who are following his lead. He is moving the
Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jun 2, 2011
GOD’S GLORY AT MARANATHA
At the 2009 Kansas high school state track championship, an unusual thing happened. The team that won the girls 3,200-meter relay was disqualified. But what happened next was even more unusual. The team that was awarded the state championship by default turned right
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
When people are climbing Mount Everest, there are at least four camps that people stop at on the way up. They have to stop because of the physical limitations of their bodies.
They need time to rest. They need time to acclimatized to the atmosphere. They need time to be prepared to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 28, 2012
A wise man once told me to pour a glass of water. He dipped his index finger into the cup, I watched as miniature waves hit the glass only to halt seconds later. The wise man told that regardless of how important the world will ever view me or my accomplishments, history will
Contributed by Terry Cavanaugh on May 18, 2004
Max Lucado suggested this scenario..
You came home cranky because a deadline got moved up. She came home grumpy because the day-care forgot to give your five-year-old her throat medicine. Each of you was wanting a little sympathy from the other, but neither got any. So there you sit at the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 8, 2013
A TEACHER WITH MORALS
It's a true story; only the names have been changed to protect the embarrassed.
Little Tommy attended first grade Sunday School faithfully. He loved his teacher, Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Smith told great Bible stories, and she would always end the story by saying, "And, boys
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 10, 2009
Tony Campolo Confronts Congregations Lack of Compassion
If you can be concerned about something as trivial as a plant, should I not be allowed to be concerned about something as important as these people-not to mention their livestock? Jonah’s resentment had distorted his perspective and it will
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2001
Jesus was nailed to a cross with heavy, square wrought-iron nails through His wrists and through His feet. He hung there for several hours. When His body slumped, excruciating, fiery pain would shoot along the fingers and up the arms to explode in the brain - the nails in the wrists
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Apr 29, 2008
CAMEL RIDE UP MOUNT SINAI
It is 3:00 in the morning and we are waiting with other pilgrims on the back side of Saint Catherine’s Monastery at the base of mount Sinai. It is a moonless night, pitch black beyond the small light we huddle around. I wonder if I dressed warm enough, I am surprised it
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jun 6, 2007
Centuries ago on the South Coast of China, high up on a hill overlooking the harbor of Macao, Portuguese settlers built an enormous cathedral.
They believed it would weather time, and they placed upon the front wall of this cathedral a massive bronze cross that stood high into the sky.
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Sep 17, 2007
Mike Freeman, an Elder here at MCC, shared this with me this past week. When he was finishing up his college he had an opportunity to do his internship at a really swanky resort in Missouri or to do it a children’s camp called Spring Hill in upper Michigan.
The resort was one of these all
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 20, 2005
A medical doctor provides a physical description: The cross is placed on the ground and the exhausted man is quickly thrown backwards with his shoulders against the wood. The legionnaire feels for the depression at the front of the wrist. He drives a heavy, square wrought-iron nail through the
Contributed by Nate Barbour on Mar 25, 2003
(The following is a parable that I made up as an introduction. It is fictional. For a story of similar proportion, see the movie RADIO.)
He was never an all-star athlete, although he wanted to be. He didn’t have what it takes. Bobby’s body was disproportionate; one leg was longer than the