Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2006
“God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for
WE HAVE BEEN FREED FROM OUR SINFUL PAST
Two brothers were convicted of stealing sheep. For their crime they were each branded on the forehead with the letters "ST," for "sheep thief."
One brother immediately ran away from the area and attempted to build a new life in another country. Even
Contributed by Jim Kilson on Mar 3, 2006
Suffering the Rats: A missionary was assigned to some remote islands in the Pacific. After three months, he sent a fax to mission headquarters: "I’m being plagued by rats. What shall I do?" Soon a crate arrived, filled with rattraps. However, hardly a month later the missionary sent a second fax
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who
Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jun 20, 2006
Walking up to a department store’s fabric counter, an attractive young woman said, "I want to buy this material for a new dress. How much does it cost?" "Only one kiss per yard," replied the smirking male clerk.
Not to be taken back by the harassment, the woman said, "That’s fine! I’ll take ten
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Aug 19, 2006
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of my time favorite movies. I wasn’t alone in liking it. The film won four academy awards and was nominated as Best Picture in 1970. It’s ranked as one of the top 150 movies on several motion picture sites. Part of the popularity of the film was the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 28, 2006
Leonard Bernstein was once asked which instrument was the most difficult to play. He thought for a moment and then replied, "The second fiddle. I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find someone who can play the second fiddle with enthusiasm -
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Oct 22, 2006
In a Japanese seaside village over a hundred years ago, an earthquake startled the villagers late one autumn evening. Being so accustomed to earthquakes and not feeling another follow, they soon went back to their activities without giving it another thought.
An old farmer was watching from his
How do you do that? I have a perfect illustration from my favorite book next to the Bible THE JOURNEY HOME by Orthodox Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. I’ve shared excerpts from his book with you in the past. Although it is classified as fiction, it is based on authentic events and a genuine friendship
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 29, 2002
DRAGGED THROUGH LIFE
We live in a very tense, uptight, and fast-paced world filled with hurry.
A Tahoma, Washington newspaper carried the story of Tattoo the basset hound a while back. Tattoo didn’t intend to go for an evening run, but when his owner shut the dog’s leash in the car door and
The late comedian and actor Chris Farley thought that once he had his acting and comedian career going that he would have it made. He thought that show business and all that goes with it, fame and money in the bank, would help him reach that place where as he said, "the laws of the universe would
Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 3, 2002
Conflict is a part of life; it is a part of human history. A study reported in the Canadian Army Journal regarding the frequency of human conflicts came up with this interesting statistic – since 3600 B.C. the world has only known 292 years of peace. During this period
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 3, 2002
WHAT'S GOING ON
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today - Ya
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can
Contributed by Aaron Burgess on Sep 19, 2002
Everything in our culture is fast. We hate to delay. I heard about a furniture store that carried a sign on its window, “Antiques, while you wait.” Max Lucado says, “America, the country of shortcuts and fast lanes. We’re the only nation on earth with a mountain called, ‘Rushmore.’” Our rushing
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 25, 2002
The young man was feeling very proud of himself. As a brand-new college graduate he had taken the C.P.A. Exams & passed with flying colors. Now he was a full-fledged Certified Public Accountant.
His father had been an immigrant to the U.S., & now owned his own little business. Filled with
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 25, 2002
It was a mild October afternoon in 1982 and Badger Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin was packed. Over 60,000 die-hard University of Wisconsin fans were watching their beloved football team take a beating by Michigan State. What seemed odd was that as the score became more and more lopsided bursts of
Contributed by Richard White on Oct 26, 2002
When looking up Peacekeeper in an Encyclopedia one would find some of the following; various weapons like the Colt 45 called by Sam Colt “the peacekeeper” you would also find a missile system built during Ronald Reagan’s administration by the same name. You will find various soldiers, militia, and
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 27, 2002
The story is told of two old friends who bumped into one another on the street one day. One of them looked forlorn, almost on the verge of tears. His friend asked, "What has the world done to you, my old friend?"
The sad fellow said, "Let me tell you. Three weeks ago, an uncle died