Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 9, 2010
Peer Pressure in the Classroom
A few years ago psychologist Ruth W. Berenda and her associates carried out an interesting experiment with teenagers designed to show how a person handled group pressure. The plan was simple. They brought groups of ten adolescents into a room for a test.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 9, 2009
PEER PRESSURE AND FLIES
Once a spider built a beautiful web in an old house. He kept it clean and shiny so that flies would patronize it. The minute he got a "customer" he would clean up after him so the other flies would not get suspicious.
Then one day this fairly intelligent fly came
Contributed by Robert Joseph on Jun 1, 2013
THE "GROUP-THINK" IMPULSE
Stand up for the truth. Romans 12:2 says, "...Do not be conformed to this world..." [NKJV]
People today show a stong tendency to adjust their opinions to match those of the group. This goes a long way towards explaining why only a fraction of the educated
Contributed by George Rennau on Feb 19, 2001
A freshman at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26, 1997. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmist practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a
Contributed by Terry Cavanaugh on Feb 16, 2005
Last summer, Katie Brule’s friend called her and asked her to go to a party. Katie, 16, declined, but her friend wouldn’t take no for an answer and Katie caved in. At the party, she felt pressure from those around her to drink alcohol so she downed a couple of beers.
Then the police showed up.
I recently heard a story about a high school football player who was a Christian. He was a big fellow and a great athlete. He led his team to the best season they had ever had and won many awards. He was being interviewed and the reporter asked him this question, “You know you have the reputation
Contributed by Daniel Owens on Jan 8, 2008
I heard a story about a 98 year old man who had been a Christian for years and years.
He was 98 years old and someone asked him,
"Is it easier to live the Christian life NOW, than when you were younger?"
And this old Christian gentleman
Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Jan 17, 2008
There was a man in the same church I mentioned earlier, his name was Ed. When I knew Ed, he was approaching 100 years old. He was a navy veteran of World War I. He actually lived to be 101, born in the year 1900. I asked Ed, "Sir, what is the greatest thing
Contributed by Pat Cook on Jun 27, 2003
I love the Far Side cartoons. Gary Larson had a knack for making us realize the obvious. In one particular cartoon, there were a group of scientists gathered around another scientist. The one in the middle was normal looking, but the others were grotesque. Huge eyes, hideous noses, monstrous lips,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 31, 2021
. A group of Frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other Frogs gathered around the pit.
When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two Frogs that they were as good as dead.
The two Frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the
"You can’t judge the spirituality of a Christian on the basis of his prayers, since praying is often done for its effect on the listeners. Nor can you measure a person’s spiritual status by the loudness of his "AMENs" and "hallelujahs." The generosity of one’s giving is not an infallible test for
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 17, 2007
Jeanne Calment, at 120 years, was the oldest living human whose birth date could be authenticated. When asked to describe her vision for the future, she replied, “Very brief.”
When the reporter asked the birthday girl what she like best about being 102 years old, she answered, “Well, there’s no
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 15, 2003
Difference between a conviction and a preference, according to the U.S. Supreme Court: A preference is a very strong belief, held with great strength. You can give your entire life in a full-time way to the service of the preference, and can also give your entire material wealth in the name of the
In fact the idea of speaking out when confronted with something wrong was the chief proponent behind an education development in the Reagan administration. It’s roots go back to the 1970’s where a University of Houston Social Psychology professor begin working on a model to help students resist
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Chuck Swindoll tells about a study of teenagers and peer pressure. The design of the study was simple. They brought groups of ten adolescents into a room for a test. Each group was instructed to raise their hands when the teacher pointed to the longest line on three separate charts. What one person
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 10, 2002
CAN YOU SEE THE LAND?
It was a fog-shrouded morning, July 4, 1952, when a young woman named Florence Chadwick waded into the water off Catalina Island. She intended to swim the channel from the island to the California coast. Long-distance swimming was not new to her; she had been the first
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 12, 2001
It was a fog-shrouded morning, July 4, 1952, when a young woman named Florence Chadwick waded into the water off Catalina Island. She intended to swim the channel from the island to the California coast. Long-distance swimming was not new to her; she had been the first woman to swim the English
Contributed by John Shearhart on Sep 25, 2006
“It was a fog-shrouded morning, July 4, 1952, when a young woman named Florence Chadwick waded into the water off Catalina Island. She intended to be the first woman to swim the 21 miles from the island to the California coast. Long-distance swimming was not new to her; she had been the first woman
Contributed by Brian Harvison on Apr 5, 2008
Gary Larson, the artist responsible for the Far Side cartoons that used to appear in the Sunday comics
Had a knack for making us realize the obvious
In one particular cartoon
There were a group of scientists gathered around another scientist
The one is the middle was normal looking
Now you know why I say, "The family takes a lot of work!" A healthy family will go through several stages that require perseverance and a good work ethic.
Stage One -- The family begins at the, "I do"s and a couple is birthed. Now comes the dying to self.
Stage Two -- The