Contributed by Danny Presswood on Jan 26, 2009
ARE YOU "SHARING"?
One of the most stirring indictments on the church ever penned was made by Charles Schultz many years ago. Snoopy is shivering out in a snowstorm beside an empty food dish. He was looking longingly, expectantly, toward the house. Lucy came out and said, "Go in peace, be warmed
Contributed by Robert Sickler on Dec 26, 2011
A SHARE IN THE TREASURE
A great European king was so enraged at the report of Muslim victories that he immediately joined the crusade to drive Islam out of Palestine. This great king took his army and spent many years fighting in a crusade to free Palestine from Islamic domination.
Contributed by Kent Kessler on Jan 8, 2007
A fellow pastor shared this incident that happened to him while he was ministering on a college campus in Minnesota. He said, “I had the opportunity to share the gospel with Glenn, a student and musician who sang and played his guitar in local bars and restaurants to help cover his tuition costs.
Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 16, 2007
Sharing Our Resources?
· Number of children who don’t get enough food to fully develop mentally and physically: 500,000,000.
· Number of hunger-related deaths every day: 40,000. (World Bank. Leadership, "To Verify.")
· Amount of money Americans spend annually on pet
Contributed by Roger Nelmes on Jan 30, 2008
On Trial for Sharing the Gospel
17 and 18 years old, Pakistan, 1997
Anila met Perveen at school. As their friendship grew, Anila gave Perveen a Bible and taught her Christian songs. Perveen quickly learned Christian songs and began to teach them to her younger sister when her
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 1, 2008
WE MUST SHARE THE GOSPEL
Dr. Martin Neimoller was an outstanding German pastor during the time of Adolf Hitler's reign. Neimoller was sent to prison for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Before being sent to prison, Neimoller had a 30-minute visit with Adolf Hitler. Hitler tried to persuade
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 14, 2010
TOO IMPORTANT NOT TO SHARE
Mercedes Benz was the company who first produced a car body design that absorbed the force of a collision on impact. One Mercedes Benz TV commercial shows their car colliding with a cement wall during a safety test. Since then of course many other car companies have
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 31, 2010
SHARING THE CUP WITH ALL
One Sunday morning in 1865, a black man entered a fashionable church in Richmond, Virginia. When Communion was served, he walked down the aisle and knelt at the altar. A rustle of resentment swept the congregation. How dare he! After all, believers in that church used
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 2, 2014
While many people hunger for family closeness, we often miss the opportunities that stand immediately before us.
Tammy Harris of Roanoke, Virginia, began searching for her biological mother when she turned 21. A year of searching proved fruitless. Tammy did not realize, however, that her
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 30, 2010
Roman Soldier Shares Coat with a Beggar
Martin of Tours was a Roman soldier and a Christian. One cold winter day, as he was entering a city, a beggar stopped him and asked for alms. Martin had no money; but the beggar was blue and shivering with cold and Martin gave what he had. He took off his
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
Tom Mercer writes, “Years ago, I heard an incredible story about a guy who, while walking through an intersection in a large city, noticed a police officer directing traffic in the middle of the street. As he walked by, the man sensed the Holy Spirit prompting him to go up to the officer and tell
Contributed by Jim Kane on Oct 5, 2004
Recently someone in our congregation shared a photocopy of an article from the May 13, 1955 (that’s right, 1955) issue of Housekeeping Monthly entitled The Good Wife’s Guide that feature tips on how to please their husbands when they come home from work. Here are some excerpts:
• Have dinner
Contributed by J.d. Tutell on Mar 31, 2005
Lee Strobel shares the following story in the "Case for Easter." In 1963 the body of 14 year old Addie Mae Collins, one of four African-American girls tragically murdered in an infamous church bombing by white racists, was buried in Birmingham, Alabama. For years family members kept returning to
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 18, 2005
This kind of sharing means that I will be hurt. Yes, from time to time. C.S. Lewis in the Four Loves wrote, “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart
Mark Buchanan’s shares an illustration from Leadership magazine in its Fall 2004 edition on pages 52, 53:
General Maximus comes to Rome dirty and shackled. This is not the way it’s suppose to be. Where’s Rome’s legendary pageantry to greet one of her heroes-the heraldry, the burnished armor, the
Contributed by Denise Raterta on Oct 31, 2005
Griping is not an unusual trait shared by a good number of believers whether they are at work, at home or in church—demanding bosses, nagging wives, stubborn kids, boring preachers, incompetent government, rising prices, the list of our objects of complaint goes on and on. If we fined ourselves
Les and Leslie Parrot share in their book Relationships this thought:
“Recently a pioneering band of researchers studied the age-old mystery of what makes people happy. Their answer is not what you might expect. What appears consistently at the top of the charts is not success, wealth,
Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Sep 26, 2002
A Sunday School teacher shared this text with her young pupils, “My yoke is easy. Who can tell me what a yoke is? She asked. A boy raised his hand and said, “A yoke is something they put on the necks of animals Then the teacher asked, “What is the yoke God puts
Axelrod shares this story about a magnificent mom:
There is a story about four preachers discussing their favorite translations of the Bible. The first one said, "I like the King James Version because of its beautiful English." Another said, "I like the New American Standard version because
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 20, 2002
Howard Hendricks shares how in their church in Dallas they were in desperate need of a person to teach a junior high boys class. Those will to do it came down to a list with one name on it.
When Howard Hendricks heard the name he said, ‘You have got to be kidding’.
He says now that he could