Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 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
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 Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2006
Homeschoolers Excel: A study by the Fraser Institute, an independent public policy organization based in British Columbia, found that the average child educated at home participates in a wide range of activities with other children outside the family and that 98% are involved in two or more
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
Bible Study Boom
According to the International Coalition of Workplace Ministries in 2000, there were 79 books published about faith and work compared to 2,000 titles in the past two years. More
Scientists were studying the impact of a high-cholesterol diet on heart disease. To measure this effect, they fed a group of genetically similar rabbits the same high-cholesterol diet. To their amazement, half the rabbits developed heart troubles, while the others were normal, with no noticeable
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 Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
A study was recently completed on corporate managers. In it they were asked if they voiced positions that 1. focused on the good of the company, rather than personal benefit and 2. jeopardized their own careers. Emerging from this study were the four leader-types which are found in all
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 13, 2003
There is a study listed in the Journal of Neuroscience that shows certain electrical switches in the brain, known as L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (LVGCCs), are required to overcome fear. These switches only allow you to "unlearn" or conquer a specific fear or phobia.
Contributed by Troy Borst on Dec 11, 2003
INTRODUCTION... A Duke University Study
A group at Duke University did a study on “peace of mind.” Factors found to contribute
greatly to emotional and mental stability are:
1. The absence of suspicion and resentment. Nursing a grudge was a major factor in unhappiness.
2. Not living in the
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 Troy Borst on Jul 15, 2001
Steeped study time from autoillustrator.com
Consider the difference between a strong and a weak cup of tea. The same ingredients water and tea are used for both. The difference is that the strong cup of tea results from the tea leaves’ immersion in the water longer, allowing the water more time
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 Sermoncentral 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 Dana Chau on Aug 5, 2002
A recent study by the University of Chicago showed couples who stay in an unhappy marriage and endure it are more likely to be happy 5 years later than those who decide to divorce. The study noted that even if no work is done on the marriage, ongoing problems were often viewed in new perspective
Contributed by Bode Ayodele on Sep 5, 2007
A study of the bible will reveal that there are good and bad wells. There are wells of good
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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