Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
Quote: William Hershey Davis
• "Reputation is what you are supposed to be;
• Character is what you are.
• Reputation is what you have when you come to a new community;
• Character is what you have when you go away.
• Reputation is made in a moment;
• Character is built in a
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
REPUTATION AND CHARACTER
Character is the one thing we make in this world and take with us into the next. The circumstances amid which you live determine your reputation; the truth you believe determines your character. Reputation is what you are supposed to be; Character is what you are.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 26, 2007
Years ago, there was a great preacher in our brotherhood named Owen Crouch. He was a man who had been highly regarded, but he now was retired on limited income. So he was delighted when some businessmen approached him who said wanted him to be part of their company. Because of his sterling
Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Apr 27, 2009
OBJECT LESSON: YOUR REPUTATION
(Light a candle on stage.) It’s easy to keep a fire going. What do you do to it? Not much. You work to get it started, and then it pretty much burns on its own. You may have to protect it, maybe do a little maintenance on it. But the fire is automatic. But
Contributed by Jim Kane on Nov 13, 2005
It seems that Stephen had a good reputation that suited him well for selection to this program. There is an important lesson for us here. It is that our character and reputation count for something in the life and ministry of the church. ‘Why is that?’ you ask.
Two reasons: First our character is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 2, 2009
Nicolaitan Compromise with Idolatry in Church of Pergamum
Bruce Longenecker's book, "The Lost Letters of Pergamum" (pp. 165-166) illustrates their teaching in a story about a Nicolaitan (Kalandion) that attended the Pergamum church. Kalandion is visiting a Christian who has been imprisoned for
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
IS YOUR LIGHT SHINING?
Many years a missionary employed a Chinese scholar to translate the New Testament into the Chinese language. The scholar was a Confucian and had never heard of Christianity until the missionary had hired him. The scholar was a painstaking person and wanted to produce a
Story: Martin Luther is reputed to have said that even if he knew Christ was going to return
Martin Luther is reputed to have said that even if he knew Christ was going to return tomorrow,
Heinrich Heine is reputed to have said on his deathbed: "Of course God will forgive
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 21, 2002
We all like the reputation of being generous, and we’d all
Contributed by Steve Malone on Jun 18, 2001
You see, TV evangelists have a reputation for exploiting people financially. Now, this is not universally true, but that doesn’t matter. BECAUSE - the media has so stereotyped TV evangelists – as always having their hands out (stealing for little widow ladies), that we desperately want to