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  • Parables: Ground ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 16, 2009

    PARABLES: GROUND RULES The parables help clarify the ground rules of the kingdom. If you’ve ever played baseball, you know that certain parks have ground rules, and the umpires and coaches discuss these rules before each game. For example: At Wrigley Field, a ball that gets lodged in the vines more

  • What's A Parable?

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Dec 11, 2012

    WHAT'S A PARABLE? Some have defined the word parable as "a story by which something real in life is used as a means of presenting a moral thought." Others have said a parable "puts the known next to the unknown so that we may learn." They are usually a story or a narrative taken from nature or more

  • A Parable Of Parables  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
    based on 9 ratings

    A PARABLE OF PARABLES The content of belief is important: Jonathan Whitfield was preaching to coal miners in England. He asked one man, "What do you believe?" "Well, I believe the same as the church." "And what does the church believe?" "Well, they believe the same as me." Seeing he was more

  • Once Upon A Time, In A Land Far Away, There Was ...  PRO

    Contributed by Eric Carey-Holt on Feb 9, 2003
    based on 81 ratings

    Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a lighthouse that sat on a rocky shore and helped ships get through the water safely without hitting any big nasty rocks. One day the lighthouse operator became sick and a temporary substitute was put in charge of the lighthouse. While he was there more

  • Both Glad And Sad  PRO

    Contributed by Dixon Olu. David on Feb 3, 2004
    based on 4 ratings

    Illustration: Both Glad and Sad. We were told of an old legend about three men crossing a desert on horseback at night. Approaching a dried-up pond bed, they heard a voice commanding them to stop and dismount, pick up some pebbles, put them in their pockets, and not look at them until the morning. more

  • There Are Many Ways To Address Problems. North ...  PRO

    Contributed by Tom Doubt on May 17, 2004
    based on 10 ratings

    There are many ways to address problems. North Dakota Indian tribe wisdom[, 9-27-03]: If you discover you are riding a dead horse, dismount. We often expand this basic tribal wisdom in our church life and personal life. If we find ourselves on a dead horse, we simply change more

  • Nice People  PRO

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Sep 7, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Listen to this quote from Ray Stedman – “….notice that a major point of this parable is to give us a clue to the way that the enemy works most successfully. It is by imitation, by counterfeit. How simple it would be if evil people would only look evil. Wouldn’t that help a lot? If hypocrites more

  • Intelligence Is Not The Same As Wisdom.  PRO

    Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Feb 19, 2001
    based on 208 ratings

    Intelligence is not the same as wisdom. A minister, a Boy Scout, and a computer expert were the only passengers on a small plane. The pilot came back to the cabin and said that the plane was going down but there were only three parachutes and four people. The pilot added, “I should have one of he more

  • The Following Quotes From People At Various ...  PRO

    Contributed by Greg Warren on Apr 19, 2001
    based on 111 ratings

    The following quotes from people at various stages of their lives shows the maturity that should take place in our perspective toward God and the world around us. PROGRESSION OF WISDOM WITH AGE You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Age 7 I like my teacher more

  • But I Just Have To Give!  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 22, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    BUT I JUST HAVE TO GIVE! Eric Hulstrand writes in Leadership magazine: "While I was preaching one Sunday, an elderly woman, Mary, fainted and struck her head on the end of the pew. Immediately, an EMT in the congregation called an ambulance. As they strapped her to a stretcher and got ready to more

  • Was That A No?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 22, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    WAS THAT A NO? A Proud young man walked into a room looking for his friend. He passed two blond young women near the door who looked him over then looked at each other and said and the same time ‘NINE’. The prideful young man puffed out his chest and drew a big smile on his face then walked over more

  • To Be Six Years Old  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 22, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    TO BE SIX YEARS OLD There is a story about a father who became disturbed about the length of time his six year old son was taking to get home from school. The father decided he would make the trip to discover for himself how long it should take a small boy to cover the distance. The father more

  • Becoming Young  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 22, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    BECOMING YOUNG In an exhibit hall in Cannes Hundreds of Picasso’s paintings were in chronological display from what he had painted as an adolescent all the way up to his experiments as an 85 year old master. During the exhibit one lady approached Picasso and told him she did not understand. His more

  • Diogenes Was One Day Standing On A Street Corner ...

    Contributed by Arulselvam Rayappan on Mar 7, 2005

    DIOGENES was one day standing on a street corner laughing like a mad man. “Why are you laughing?” He was asked. “Do you see that stone in the middle of the street? More than ten persons have already stumbled on it, then looked at the more

  • A Farmer One Planted Two Fruit Trees On Opposite ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 19, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    A farmer one planted two fruit trees on opposite sides of his property. The one he planted to provide a hedge hide the unsightly view of an old landfill; the other to provide shade to rest under near a cool mountain stream which ran down beside his fields. As the two trees grew, both produced more

  • And Jesus Says, "Happy You Are When You Admit ...

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Sep 12, 2005

    And Jesus says, "Happy you are when you admit how much you need me." Lloyd Ogilvie, chaplain of the U. S. Senate, puts it this more

  • Listen To The Words Of This Poem Entitled, "The ...

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Sep 12, 2005

    Listen to the words of this poem entitled, "The View." I don't know the author, but the words are striking. Jesus went upon the mount that day To begin his ministry. He gazed across the fertile ground, And what did he see? He looked upon the countless faces; He saw the pain of un-numbered more

  • I'm Not Much Of A Cook, And Even When I Do, It's ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007

    I’m not much of a cook, and even when I do, it’s just by means of the 4 basic food groups—frozen, canned, instant, and micro waved. So when my wife, who is a good cook, asked me to go to the store for ‘cream of tartar’, I proudly marched off stating I needed no help from her in locating it. Off I more

  • A Teen Boy Was Trying To Sneak His Date Back ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    A teen boy was trying to sneak his date back into her home very late at night. He stood at the door as she headed up the stairs, but she was met at the top by her angry father. He told her to go to her room, then walked down to the young man. “Did I hear the clock strike four just a few moments more

  • Some Years Ago Donald Grey Barnhouse Was ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Some years ago Donald Grey Barnhouse was counseling a young woman on the sidewalk in front of a church following an evening service. She said she was a Christian and that she wanted to follow Christ. But she wanted to be famous too. She wanted to pursue a stage career in New York. "After I have more