Contributed by Tony Miano on Mar 10, 2001
Bruce Wilkinson has written an excellent little book called The Prayer of Jabez. In the book, Wilkinson explains the reluctance believers have toward having a greater influence for Christ in their world.
He explains this reluctance by using two mathematic equations. The first equation
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 14, 2006
A group of Christians gathered in a church auditorium for an evening Bible Study. Some were talking while waiting for the study to begin. One man began to share with the leader about a church breakfast he’d attended. A well known Bible scholar had been invited to speak at the breakfast. During
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 13, 2005
Here are some tongue-in-cheek food safety “facts” from New York’s Miner Institute:
Nearly all sick people have eaten carrots. Obviously, the effects are cumulative.
An estimated 99.9% of all people who die from cancer and heart disease have eaten carrots.
99.9% of people involved in car
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2008
TAME THE TONGUE
Employed by the human-development center of a corporation in the Midwest, a young woman was training the employees in proper dress codes and etiquette.
One day as she was stepping onto the elevator, a man casually dressed in jeans and a golf shirt got on with her.
SOMETHING TO SAY
Far too many people just talk even when they have nothing of value to say. That is not wise and certainly not intelligent. Albert Einstein was the featured speaker at a dinner given at Swarthmore College. When it came time for him to speak, he astonished everyone by standing
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 9, 2008
ILLUSTRATION: THE CUSSING DEACON
A Preacher was made aware that he had a Deacon in his church who was from time to time known to cuss.
In his attempt to help the Deacon overcome this terrible habit, the Preacher decided he should spend some personal time with the Deacon so they could have a
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 7, 2010
"Why is the F*** word and and the Sh** word used so freely today? Jesus doesn’t directly include this in what He says about oaths in Matthew 5 but it is there by way of application and other passages enlarge on this area of sin, so I am taking a detour. The spirit of what Jesus is saying in Matthew
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2009
Man Can Tame Beasts like the Dolphin Flipper, but not the Tongue
The tongue is not only like an uncontrolled fire. It is also like an untamed beast. Every type or species of the four classifications of animals have been subdued or tamed by man. At creation man was given "dominion over the fish of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 9, 2009
A Simple Hose Clamp Causes Failure of Balloon’s Attempt to Circle the Earth
Piccard and Richard Conniff writes in National Geographic that on January 12, 1997, two Swiss men, Bertrand Piccard and Wim Verstraeten, set out to be the first to CIRCLE THE EARTH in a balloon. Their aircraft was called
Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 6, 2007
After hearing and reading all the health warnings the media consistently blesses us with, someone wrote this tongue-in-cheek observation.
Somewhere, they’re plotting the scare of the week.
Air is polluted; water is too.
Fish that swim in it are not good for you.
The truth is everyone of your words matter, they influence someone either negatively or positively. How many times have you heard someone say, “I wish I would never have said that!” Our text in James today addresses the issue of the uncontrolled words of the tongue. We see this dilemma of words
ii. Bienvenn tell us, “When it comes to instruction on how we should speak to one another there is one verse in the Bible that says it all: ‘Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 25, 2010
A farmer was known for his bad language. Parents always kept their children from him. However, he was invited to church, and accepted Christ! There was a great change in his language. He remarked, “I’ve been changed so much that even my horses don’t
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 25, 2010
Sandy Sheppard- One of the funniest parties I ever attended was to “roast” Walt, a good friend and mentor, who was celebrating his 50th birthday. Each guest told a humorous story about Walt and presented him with a gag gift. Then Carol got up to speak. “My mother told me if I can’t say something
Contributed by Lance Odom on Oct 1, 2010
"Gossip is the devil’s whispers that burn everything in its
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on May 29, 2010
The idea of the cloven tongues has always bothered me. At least, that’s the way we usually see this phrase translated. When I was young, that really used to bother me. I’d watched all those old westerns where the Native Americans would say, “White man speak with forked tongue.” I didn’t like the
Contributed by T. Scott Womble on Jul 27, 2010
There’s an old story that the Jewish rabbis tell. As the story goes, one day a rabbi asked his servant to go and buy some good food for him in the market. When the servant returned home, he presented the rabbi with a tongue.
The next day, the rabbi told the servant to go the market and buy some
The next Small Discipline is one you may have never thought about. It’s what Detrich Bonhoeffer called “the ministry of holding one’s tongue.” He said, “It must be a decisive rule of every Christian fellowship