Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jan 19, 2008
A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, 5, and Ryan, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. “If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake; I can wait.” Kevin
Contributed by James Lloyd on Dec 4, 2011
THE SELFISH KING
Once upon a time there was a king who lived in a beautiful kingdom. He was happy and so were his people. They worked together to improve the kingdom and brought the king many gifts. The king, in turn, was generous to his people. People all over the world heard of this kingdom
Selfishness is a personal thing. This is the self-contained life lived without Christ. That’s the attitude that hears a sermon and thinks, Wow, the preacher really told ‘em that time!
A preacher once had a member who was like that. He always had the same comment after the sermon, You sure
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
Advertising is the place where the selfish interests of the manufacturer coincide
Contributed by Ned Bartlebaugh on Jun 21, 2007
Hold up the chem.-light for everyone to see and say. Let’s use this chem-light as an example. This chem-light is designed to shine light in a dark area. It consists of a plastic container and we can see a fluid inside but it is not fulfilling its purpose. It is not giving off light. It is only
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
If we do not cling to riches, selfishness, or greed- then I believe we are getting closer to
Brandt states, "Bitter envying and selfish ambition in the heart does not show. You can be very hostile toward a man, and walk up to him and put your arm around him and say, Hi, friend." You can hide the inner thought of your soul by developing your acting ability. If you practice looking like a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Selfish Wish: if Americans could have their wildest dreams come true, 38% would choose to win the lottery; 1% would pick world
Quote: “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” Oscar Wilde
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Feb 19, 2009
“The root of sin is selfishness—‘I will’ and not ‘Thy will’” (Warren W. Wiersbe, Warren Wiersbe’s “Be” Series: Old & New Testaments, as found in
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 25, 2010
Many times our prayers are so selfish. A mom was headed to McDonald’s with her 5 year old son one day, and as they drove they passed a car accident. The mother had a practice of encouraging her children to pray for those who might be hurt, so the mom pointed and said to her son, “We should pray.”
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 18, 2007
I think hell is a place of selfishness and lack of sympathy. I heard of a group that agreed to go through a psychological test of receiving only minimal food for two weeks. Some were eager to participate in order to lose some weight. The first day they were encouraging and congratulating one
Contributed by David Wilson on Sep 28, 2007
The answer seems obvious you take the selfish test.
So here we go:
1. If the last time you said “I love you” and really meant it, you were looking in a mirror you might have a problem with self.
2. If your most memorable vacation only required one airline ticket you might have a problem with
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 31, 2015
Most of us are selfish. We come to marriage like a tick on a dog. A tick gets on a dog and sucks the blood out of that dog. The tick contributes nothing to the dog. The problem in marriage is sometimes we have two ticks and no dog. We have two people draining the life out of one another, with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2009
Tourist Misses Beauty of Alps by Looking at Herself in a Mirror
[IN LOVE WITH A MIRROR] A group of TOURISTS WAS TRAVELING through the mountains in Switzerland. At one high point they could see magnificent snow-capped peaks and look into the deep blue of the Alpine lakes below. The view was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 23, 2011
A country church was having their annual revival meeting. On the first night the preacher preached a message about repentance and the need to return to the Lord. At the altar call, a man came down the aisle saying "Fill me Lord, fill me".
The next night the preacher challenged the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2014
What we observe in that early community of Christians stands in stark contrast to the philosophy of Ayn Rand, who has been getting a lot of press lately. She is known for her belief in what she called Rational Egoism which translates Rational Self-Interest which she described as "The Virtue of
When my grandchildren were young, introduced them to my dog, Chuey. They were not well received by the old Chow. The dog would stalk around and shoot dirty looks when the kids were present. He finally got used to them and now pays them no attention.
The other day, we were all in the back yard.
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Nov 18, 2011
RIGHT PRAYER FOR THE WRONG REASON
I began teaching during the Wednesday night prayer meetings seven months ago. Suppose I prayed every day for all those months for God to make us into a praying church. Suppose I prayed morning, noon, and night for God to make us a praying church. Suppose I