Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 17, 2009
A STUDY IN SERVICE
As a student in seminary, my roommate had a job as a custodian with the school. After the first day on the job, he told he had been assigned to work on the first floor of a four-story building. "Basically there are four guys responsible for their own floors. I take care of the
Contributed by Mike Gillett on Feb 28, 2007
Stage One: UNDERSTAND:
What does the passage actually say?
Setting: When and where was the book or passage written?
Purpose: Why was it written?
Context: What is the book as a whole about?
Form: How, or in what form, was it written?
Words: What is the meaning of individual
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 10, 2012
A STUDY IN COMPASSION
John Darley and Daniel Batson decided to replicate the story of the Good Samaritan with seminary students. A few variables were introduced. The seminarians were interviewed and asked why they wanted to go into ministry. There were a variety of responses, but the vast
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 11, 2011
A STUDY OF IMPATIENCE
In March of 2006, the Associated Press and Ipsos surveyed 1,003 adults concerning Americans’ attitudes and behavior regarding impatience. Some of the findings included:
• While waiting in line at an office or store, it takes an average of 17 minutes for most people to
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jun 18, 2001
An anthropologist was studying a primitive tribe in South America that years earlier had been reached by a Christian missionary. After having lived among the tribe for several weeks, the anthropologist met with the tribe’s leader. He said, “You have a wonderful culture, but it is a shame that the
Contributed by Greg Yount on Oct 28, 2001
Stanford Research Institute was studying the differences in vocational perceptions. They
devised a short but succinct test. The first to be tested was an engineer. The researchers asked him: “
What does two plus two make?” The engineer simply said, “In absolute terms: four.” After making
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 9, 2002
PEACE CORP VOLUNTEER STUDIES
Some years ago a study was conducted among Peace Corps volunteers. Researchers took a random sample of volunteers and split them into two roughly equal groups: those who completed their tour commitments and those who returned home early because of "problems of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Bankruptcy: A study at Harvard University revealed these primary reasons for filing bankruptcy: Illness or Injury—28.3%, Uncovered medical bills—27%, Lost income because of illness—21.3%, Birth of a new family member—3%, Death in
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 13, 2006
"In a Harvard study of several hundred preschoolers, researchers discovered an interesting phenomenon. As they taped the children’s playground conversation, they realized that all the sounds coming from little girls’ mouths were recognizable words. However, only 60 percent of the sounds coming from
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2006
Behavioral studies show that if 2% of a homogeneous group are strongly dedicated to a given cause, and that small minority can eventually move the whole.
“Respected scientific studies show that homosexuals can change their sexual orientation”
o The Kinsey Institute reports that 84% of the homosexuals they studied had shifted their sexual orientation at least once; 32% of them reported a second shift, and 13% reported five changes, during their
A University of Minnesota study on Motherhood released this week said moms should get $131,000 a year for what they do! When you add together all the different jobs they do it becomes obvious how valuable mothers are in our lives. Some reports say mothers do 17 different jobs while raising their
Contributed by Perry Greene on Sep 29, 2011
HOME BIBLE STUDY FINED
San Juan Capistrano, CA -- 2011: Chuck and Stephanie Fromm were fined $300 and ordered to stop holding a regular Bible study at their home. The meeting violates a city ordinance as a "church" and not as a private gathering, they were told. They also face additional charges
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 15, 2008
In our study group, it was mentioned that if someone broke in and stole all the Christmas gifts not to mention the decorations and Christmas ham, then most of us would have a pretty miserable Christmas. Very few of us would get up and see the empty house and walk outside and start singing the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2009
STUDY MORE, SAY LESS
Charles Spurgeon said this: "If you ask me how to shorten your sermons, I should say, study them better. Spend more time in the study that you may need less in the pulpit. We are generally longest when we have least to say."
We have already seen what George Whitefield
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 7, 2009
THERE WAS A STUDY by attorney Michael Minton on the monetary value of a wife’s services in the home. First he listed the various functions she performs:
Chauffeur Gardener Family counselor Maintenance worker Cleaning woman
Housekeeper Cook Errand runner Bookkeeper Interior
Contributed by Tyler Edwards on May 11, 2009
In 2006 a study was done on the lifespan of people. It was determined that the average person would be alive for around 65 years. That is 3,380 weeks, or 23,725 days, or 569,400 hours, or 34,164,000 minutes, or 2,049,840,000 seconds that the average person is alive. Of course I just wasted like
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 6, 2010
The Goal of Bible Study
J. Robertson McQuilkin said, "The goal of all Bible study is to apply the truth of Scripture to life. If that application is not made, all the work put into making sure of the author’s intended meaning will have gone for naught. In fact, to know and not do, doubles the