Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2003
JUST TO BE NOTICED
Every spring, hundreds of Hollywood “stars” gather for the Academy Awards. Very few “slip in the back door:” instead, they make an entrance. They walk down the long red carpet, smiling at the cameras and waving to the people in the stands (who, by the way, all had to apply and
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Apr 14, 2003
I MISSED IT ALL!
A little boy was sick on Palm Sunday and stayed home from church with his mother. His father returned from church holding a palm branch.
The little boy was curious and asked, "Why do you have that palm branch, dad?"
"You see, when Jesus came into town, everyone waved Palm
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 19, 2007
Although there were hundreds of people who recognized Jesus as the Messiah on Palm Sunday, they were a small minority. By the end of the 1st Century, perhaps 20% of the Jewish population had accepted Christ, but the leaders and the majority did not.
[Source: An essay by Dr. Louis Goldberg found
Steve Bouman tells the story We began to find our power as a congregation in New Jersey as a matter of being a place where you can go when there’s no where else to go. When you invite the poor and the homeless, they do come such as Edgar. He is by anybody’s standards a strange character. He lives
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 18, 2005
THE DIFFERENT FACES OF PRAISE
Roberto Benigni is an Italian guy who won an "Oscar" in 1998 for best actor in the film "Life Is Beautiful."
I didn’t watch the Academy Awards that year, but I read that upon hearing his name called, Roberto Benigni leaped to his feet ... threw his arms in the
Contributed by I. G. Spong on Mar 20, 2018
Jesus’ Mock Parade
Imagine for a minute a grand parade. It might be one of those that celebrates military might with tanks and rockets. It might have brass bands, flags waving and marchers goose-stepping in rhythm, with a dictator either clapping from a grandstand or even at the head of the