Contributed by Tom Papez on Aug 18, 2009
TRANSITION (BREAD DOUGH ATTACK): “Linda Burnett, 23, was visiting her in-laws, and while there went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Several people noticed her sitting in her car with the windows rolled up and with her eyes closed, with both hands behind the back of her head….When
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Making the transition from leader to former leader is not a passive event for the incumbent. He has the opportunity to demonstrate his leadership
Contributed by Tony Abram on Aug 22, 2008
Christian One Liners
Don't let your worries get the
best of you; remember, Moses started
out as a basket case.
Some people are kind, polite, and
sweet-spirited, until you try to sit in their pews.
Many folks want to serve
Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 4, 2001
PRAISE HIM IN MY HEART
Praise God for Christmas.
Praise Him for the incarnation,
for the word made flesh.
I will not sing of shepherds
watching flocks on frosty nights,
or angel choristers.
I will not sing of a stable bare in Bethlehem,
or lowing oxen,
wise men trailing star with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The Internet is not just another media delivery system, like television or radio before it. Its the catalyst for a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
In Paul Tournier’s A Place for You, the famous author has depicted our Christian hope as a leap of faith. He said that we live in a rhythm of life between quitting one place and seeking another.
He used the analogy of a trapeze artist swinging on a high bar to the utmost distance it can carry him,
THE SUBSTANCE OF FAITH
Example: Give some play-doh to 2 people and ask them to create something out of that "substance"
In the millennia-old Aristotelian tradition, as well as early modern traditions that follow it, substances or ousia are treated as having attributes and modes or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
Bible Buyers don’t buy on impulse, but 88% know before shopping they want to buy a Bible. They spend an average of 21 minutes making a Bible purchase, and 61% buy them as gifts. The two top Bible gifting occasions are ceremonial events (32%) such as graduation, birthday, wedding, etc., and life
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2006
True leaders must be rather than just do. They must lead by vision and values of the organization rather than by mere hierarchical position. The emerging role of future leaders has at least 5 dimensions: (1) to articulate and communicate the mission, vision and values of the organization; (2) to
Contributed by Michael De Rosa on Sep 10, 2006
Derek McGinnis, a 29 year old war vet, lost his left leg to a suicide bomber in Iraq, but he became determined not to let that stop him from his passion of surfing. With that determination, he gathered other war amputees around him to teach them how to surf.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 7, 2006
Postmodernism is, almost by definition, a transitional cusp of social, cultural, economic and ideological history when modernism’s high-minded principles and preoccupations have ceased to function, but before they have been replaced with a totally new system of values. It represents a moment of
Contributed by Perry Greene on Feb 5, 2013
THE DIMENSIONS OF LEADERSHIP
True leaders must be rather than just do. They must lead by vision and values of the organization rather than by mere hierarchical position.
The emerging role of future leaders has at least 5 dimensions:
(1) to articulate and communicate the mission, vision
Contributed by Kenneth Henes on Jun 22, 2004
• No one imagined that Charles Dutton would have achieved anything, for he spent many years imprisoned for manslaughter. But when someone asked this now-successful Broadway star of "The Piano Lesson" how he managed to make such a remarkable transition, he replied, "Unlike the
In the Christmas movie Elf the title character discovers he was a human baby raised by elves. He travels back to New York City to find his bio-dad, in the process learns, and teaches others about caring. Will Ferrell describes his journey by saying, "I passed through the seven levels of the
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 9, 2012
Beethoven died in 1827 and is buried in Vienna. A tourist went to visit his grave and found it a deeply moving experience. As they stood looking at the gravestone they could hear music. It was Beethoven’s music only it wasn’t quite right, there was something wrong. Then the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2008
PICKPOCKETS ON BOARD
Dean Niferatos was riding the Number 22 Chicago Transit Authority bus in Chicago. The bus brimmed with dozing office workers, restless punkers, and affluent shoppers. At the Clark and Webster stop, two men and a woman climbed in. The driver, a seasoned veteran, immediately
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Dec 4, 2011
THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
About an hour away from where I used to live in Coventry (England), there is a little village called Bredwardine. It is in the county of Herefordshire. A lady who attended the Anglican Church in that village died, and in her will she left some money for the Church. As well
Contributed by Tom Papez on Aug 3, 2009
NORSE MYTHOLOGY: According to Norse mythology, long before the world began, the Norse god Buri (the one whose lineage gave birth the gods including Odin), was once buried alive in a salt lick (some stories has it as a stone). It was at that time, the “divine cow named Audhumia” began to lick. On
Contributed by Mark Eberly on May 27, 2009
HONOR OF DEATH
I have had the privilege to be with several people and their families when they have breathed their last breath. It is an incredible privilege to be present for those who make the transition into God’s kingdom.
I also count it a privilege and honor to visit with people and