Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 20, 2000
Henry Ward Beecher was one of the great preachers of the 19th Century. He was ill one Sunday, so a substitute pastor walked up to the pulpit as the worship service began. Seeing that Dr. Beecher would not be speaking that day, a number of people got up and headed for the door. The substitute
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 29, 2001
One of the powerful figures in Wall Street fell in love with an actress. For many months he was always seen escorting her about in the fashionable circles of town. Deciding to marry her, he first put a private detective to the job of looking into her former dealings and friends in order to guard
Contributed by Scott Carson on Apr 10, 2001
Let me suggest you consider the difference between dogs and cats. The master pets a dog, and the dog wags its tail and thinks, “He must be a god.” But the master pets his cat, and the cat purrs, shuts its eyes and thinks to itself, “I must be a god.” Though Jesus in
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 22, 2001
One of my favorite columns by Erma Bombeck tells of God in the act of creating mothers. She says that on the day God created mothers He had already worked long overtime. And an angel said to Him, "Lord, you sure are spending a lot of time on this one."
The Lord turned & said, "Have you read
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Apr 30, 2001
NEVER MIND, GOD
A man was putting a tin roof on his barn when all of a sudden he slipped and began to slide down the roof. He cried out to God to save him. No sooner had he got the words out of his mouth, a nail caught his pants and stopped him. When he stopped, he said, “Never mind, God. I
Contributed by David Swinney on May 11, 2001
One day a woman was rushing home from a doctor’s appointment. The doctor had been somewhat delayed at the hospital, and the lab work took a little longer than usual so by the time she left the clinic she was running quite a bit behind schedule. She still had to pick up her prescription, pick up
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 Mike Wilkins on Apr 8, 2002
Of all the classical Spiritual Disciplines, service is the most conductive to the growth of humility. When we set out on a consciously chosen course of action that accents the good of other and is for the most part a hidden work, a deep change occurs in our spirit.
Nothing disciplines the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 5, 2008
A motorist was driving in the country when he saw some men who had come from an ecumenical meeting: a Baptist Pastor, a Catholic Priest, an Anglican Vicar, and a Jewish Rabbi. They were standing on the shoulder of the road, fishing. Next to them was a sign that read "Turn Around. The End Is Near."
Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Oct 14, 2008
A fellow once made the remark that if he were God, he could certainly do things much better than God seemed to. For example, he said, if I were God I would not have caused the fruit of such a tremendous tree as the oak to be an acorn. Such a mighty tree needs to bear a much larger fruit, like a
Contributed by David Moore on Nov 7, 2008
One of my favourite stories, (whether it is true or not I cannot really say – the Irish love telling “stories”), is about the golfer Seve Ballesteros when he was playing in the Irish Open Golf Championship at Portmarnock. Apparently one of the evenings after play Ballesteros turned up at the Club
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009
The famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed some unusual buildings. On a university campus in Florida stands a library designed by Wright with an extremely low ceiling, so low that if you are six feet tall and not careful, you keep bumping your head. A man who was having this trouble asked
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
As a teenager I spent two years living in Butte, Montana. Butte is nestled high in the Rocky Mountains in a small valley which rests directly in the shadow of the great continental divide; a massive mountain range which stretches from New Mexico through Colorado -- where its highest peaks reside --
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
Several years ago the New York Telephone Company made a detailed study of telephone conversations to find out which word is the most frequently used.
Can you guess which word that was?
It was a personal pronoun "I." "I." "I."
I was used 3900
Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Feb 5, 2009
Agenda pushers look for opportunities to promote their personal opinions and convictions. We just went through the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on he World Trade center. On that day, the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, or ROC-NY, which was formed after the Sept. 11, 2001,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 27, 2009
BEING RIGHT IS MORE IMPORTANT, RIGHT?
Two Malaysian farmers had a dispute over a calf. 37-year-old Zulkifli said it was his, and 44-year-old Isa said it was his. Zulkifli just went out to tether the calf in a field to graze, when Isa stopped him and claimed the calf was his, claiming that
Last week we attended our niece’s wedding. Our little 2 year-old granddaughter Lydia was the Flower Girl and our 5-year-old grandson David was Ring-Bearer. Susan was talking to David after the wedding about what a great job he did coming up that aisle. She told him, “Charis said you were an
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009
WHO IS BEST AMONG YOU
A Baptist minister was continually bragging to his other minister friends about the greatness of his church. No matter what they said, he always found a way to claim that the Baptists were better. Eventually his friends got tired of this, and decided to play a prank on the
Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Apr 9, 2009
WHAT GOD CALLS YOU
One of our elders in the Lord said, "You may decide to call yourself a pastor or an apostle or an evangelist, but in the book of God, which is the only book that matters, He writes that you are a
Contributed by Mary Lewis on May 7, 2009
Pride was deadly in the summer of 1986, when two ships collided in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia. Hundreds of passengers died as they were hurled into the icy waters below. The news became even more horrifying when an investigation revealed the cause of the accident. It wasn’t a technology