Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 26, 2013
RECEIVING THE BLESSING
On a Sunday school picnic in the heat of summer, I was going around the children with a 4 gallon can of cool drink and ladling out portions to the thirsty. I came to a small boy who had a busy morning. He was red in the face, sweating profusely, obviously quite hot. He
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2003
READY TO RECEIVE
At the wedding in Cana, it is interesting that Jesus waited until their resources had run dry before he performed the miracle. Only when the people came to the end of their supply were they ready to receive what Jesus had to give.
John Piper, in an article entitled “The
Contributed by Tylor Cates on Jan 24, 2004
Prop: A cell phone
In our church we have a 5-minute kid story in the big church before we take the kids over to the Junior Church so I’ll tell you how I did it and you can adapt it to your needs.
Good morning boys and girls today I’m going to teach you an important lesson.
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
A MESSAGE DELIVERED BUT NOT RECEIVED
Back in April of 1865, a telegraph office was thrown into consternation by hearing the paperboys outside the office crying out the news that President Lincoln had been shot. After a few angry words, the telegraphers realized that the only way news could have
Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Dec 19, 2009
Receiving confirmation for a significant event or activity is often important. When I was in the South African Air Force serving as an Air Traffic Controller, I used to tease the permanent force guys mercilessly. At a certain time each year they would receive news of promotions and new assignments.
RECEIVING A WONDERFUL GIFT
The only son of a very wealthy man had his 21st birthday on Christmas Day. His mother gave him some gold cufflinks and engraved gold pens. His uncle and aunt bought him a set of TaylorMade R9 golf clubs that combined Flight Control Technology and Moveable Weight
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Feb 23, 2012
FOR BLESSINGS ALREADY RECEIVED
"Returning thanks for blessings already received increases our faith and enables us to approach God with new boldness and new assurance. Doubtless the reason so many have so little faith when they pray is because they take so little time to meditate upon and thank
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
I received this email in response to the Virginia Tech shooting. It’s from the WorldNetDaily.
Speakers at the Virginia Tech convocation yesterday called on Allah and Buddha in their efforts to minister to the survivors, family and friends of victims of the shooting massacre at the school – but
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 10, 2007
Royalty Receives The Punishment
Throughout history, royal families have received special treatment. Often they were exempt from keeping the law or receiving punishment or even discipline. But the royal children still needed to know that when they misbehaved they deserved to be punished. When a
I received this in an email..."origination unknown"
Reasons Why I Owe My Mother...Things she taught me about life.
My mother taught me RELIGION.
’You better pray that koolaid stain will come out of the carpet.’
My mother taught me LOGIC.
’ Because I said so, that’s why .’
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
Students receiving abstinence education are about one-half as likely to initiate sexual activity as students who did not receive abstinence education, finds a
Contributed by Judith Hand on Oct 15, 2009
Recently I received an email with the subject line:”Photo of a perfect man.” When I opened it, it said “Image not available.” Well, now that is funny at least to the females in the congregation,
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 14, 2001
A minister friend of mine received a Christmas card with a note in it from a lady in his congregation. He said she was very complimentary about his preaching, & compared him with Billy Graham. She finished by writing, "I think you are one of the really great preachers of all time."
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
A young musician’s concert was poorly received by the critics. The famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius consoled him by patting him on the shoulder and saying, ’Remember, son, there is no city in the
Contributed by Tony Dicostanzo on Oct 21, 2002
Ann Landers Columnist receives an average of 10,000 letter each month, nearly all of them with problems. She was asked if there was one predominant theme in the letters she received, She said, “the one problem above all others seems to be fear. People are afraid
Ann Landers Columnist receives an average of 10,000 letter each month, nearly all of them with problems. She was asked if there was one predominant theme in the letters she received, She said, “the one problem above all others seems to be fear. People are afraid of losing their Job, their wealth
Contributed by Pat Cook on Jun 21, 2003
A pastor received a call from a church that offered him a salary four times what he was then receiving. Being a devout man, he spent much time in prayer trying to discern what God wanted him to do. One day a friend met the pastor’s young son on the street. “Do you know what your dad is going to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Recently a Baptist Pastor in Illinois received a visit from the FBI. They came in response to an anonymous caller who took issue with something the Pastor said in his sermon.
According to the Baptist Press news service, “Nov. 23, 2004, started out like any other normal morning for Randy Steele,