Contributed by Mark Brunner on Mar 2, 2005
“Ouch and Thanks A Lot!” 1 Samuel 5:6-10 Key verse(s): 6:“The Lord’s hand was heavy upon the people of Ashdod and its vicinity; he brought devastation upon them and afflicted them with tumors.”
What good is pain anyway! Couldn’t God accomplish a whole lot more in our lives if we were tuned into
Biblical Scholar, Dr. Richard Halverson, once said, “When the Greeks got the Gospel, they turned it into a philosophy; when the Romans got the Gospel, they turned it into a government. When the Europeans got the Gospel, they turned it into a culture........ and when
A GREAT QUOTE ABOUT THE AMERICAN CHURCH
Biblical Scholar, Dr. Richard Halverson once said, “When the Greeks got the Gospel, they turned it into a philosophy; when the Romans got the Gospel, they turned it into a government; when the Europeans got the Gospel, they turned it into a
Contributed by Greg Nance on Apr 27, 2005
If I were to take a long piece of super-duper duct tape and stick it firmly to your hairy arm, how would you prefer to have it removed if you only had these two choices: Slowly, pulling out one hair at a time, or suddenly, ripping it off instantly?
Most of us would prefer a quick rip. Well, when
What if porcupines could dance? They are God’s idea of the animal kingdom’s version of a cactus. Imagine a cactus gliding, twirling around the ballroom as the orchestra plays a waltz. Or look at that cactus in an embrace of the tango - striding, dipping, heads bobbing to the music. Cheek-to-cheek.
The preacher's 5 year-old daughter noticed that her preacher father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day she asked him why.
The Pastor was so proud that his daughter was so observant of his mesages. He smiled and answered, "Well, honey,
I ran several years of track in high school. At the end of each season, there was a conference meet – a big gathering of schools racing against each other to see who the best was in the area. I came prepared to run on a rubber track, wearing my Nike Air Jasaris, light shoes with hard plastic
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 27, 2010
Once upon a time, there was a prince who fell in love with a fair maiden. But his enemy captured the fair maiden and held her captive in a tower. Now the prince had a plan to rescue her, so he recruited the help of two small creatures to send a message to the maiden.
First, there was
Contributed by Bob Soulliere on May 4, 2007
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A CHANGE MAKES
Once upon a time there was a prince who fell in love with a fair maiden. But his enemy captured the fair maiden and held her captive in a tower. Now the prince had a plan to rescue her, so he recruited the help of two small animals to send a message to the maiden.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Once upon a time there was a prince who fell in love with a fair maiden. But his enemy captured the fair maiden and held her captive in a tower. Now the prince had a plan to rescue her, so he recruited the help of two small animals to send a message to the maiden. First there was Claude
Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 29, 2006
We have a fireplace in our house. It’s nice to be able to start up a nice fire and warm up the living room. When you’re really chilled, you can even go sit on the edge in front of it. That sure feels good! But sit there too long, or sit too close, and ouch! It hurts. It’s a good thing, but
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 2, 2013
WHO SHOT THE DEER?
A lawyer, a doctor, and a preacher went deer hunting together when along came a big buck. The three of them all shot at the same time, and immediately the buck dropped to the ground. They all rushed up to examine the deer, but couldn't determine whose shot had actually killed
Of Dad developing "frozen shoulder" pain
Ouch! My Dad developed a frozen shoulder condition and boy we took him from one hospital to another with no avail, till the “Magnet therapy” did the trick. In this sermon, I intend to touch upon a particular type of “shoulder problem” and the “therapy”
Contributed by Troy Borst on May 30, 2012
"I WORRY TOO MUCH"
I was perusing the Internet this week and found ExperienceProject.com that has an entire section of the website called "I worry too much." Worry must be one of those universal emotions and conditions that all of us deal with. These are some of the comments left by
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 13, 2014
Society is trying to sell us stuff all the time...and it's not all that difficult to do because we're so unsatisfied with what we have. Would you agree that discontentment is our default setting?
Capitalizing on our inherent dissatisfaction, the worldwide marketing machine spends around $450
Contributed by Ty Tamasaka on Jul 18, 2011
ADMIRER OR FOLLOWER?
Recently I heard that in Scotland, a voluntary survey was given to law enforcement officers of their religious affiliations. That may not sound very interesting, but what caught my attention was that 8 of the officers claimed their religious affiliation to be "Jedi". I
Contributed by James Snyder on Jul 23, 2023
Have you ever had the feeling that you've been hoodwinked? You can't point out the specifics, but something deep inside suggests you have been.
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I had a wonderful vacation at St. Augustine, one of our favorite places to go.
Contributed by James Snyder on Nov 10, 2023
Sitting in my office working on some projects, I was suddenly surrounded by a familiar aroma. This surprised me because I had no idea what was happening.
That aroma was familiar, but I couldn't identify it.
I’m like that most of the time. My nose doesn't work quite like The Gracious