While talking to one of the little ones that came forward during children's hour, I was trying to determine if they were old enough for Vacation Bible School (they were four).
So I said, "You are four now, when will you be five?"
He looked up with complete confidence and seemed amazed I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 13, 2009
Everyday in the U.S. and Canada, 800,000 people are having a birthday. The average person receives 8 birthday cards and 4 gifts a year. 11,000 Baby Boomers turn 50 each day and will for the next decade. Almost 110,000 people have celebrated their 100th birthdays with a projection
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 30, 2003
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
You have a rich, spiritual history that continues to influence us today.
* My County, ‘Tis of Thee was written by a Baptist minister, Samuel Francis Smith.
* The Pledge of Allegience was written in 1892 by a Baptist minister, Francis Bellamy.
* The words “In God We
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 24, 2002
"TO JESUS ON HIS BIRTHDAY"
The American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay once wrote a biting, ironic poem called "To Jesus on His Birthday." Surely none of us can deny guilt in some of the areas it includes in its brief scope:
For this, your mother sweated in the cold,
For this you bled upon
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this [Independence] day? Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Birthdays are mentioned only twice in the Bible. On the first one, Pharaohs birthday, he had his chief baker beheaded. On King
Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 29, 2007
Give A Birthday Present To Jesus.
One year our church celebrated Christmas by giving a birthday present to Jesus. On the first Sunday in December, I asked the congregation to think about what Jesus Christ really meant to them, and to offer a gift on the altar to symbolize their love for Him and
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Dec 4, 2011
THE HISTORY OF HAPPY BIRTHDAY
In the secular world, Happy Birthday is the best known song in the English speaking world. The song's base lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages.
It was written in 1893 by 2 sisters: Mildred J. Hill came up with the tune, and her sister Patty
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 19, 2013
On a business trip to California, I realized that I had forgotten my wife's birthday the day before. Expecting I was in big trouble, I went to the jewelry section of a department store. After explaining my situation the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 16, 2014
Donald Whitney tells us of his 10th birthday. He invited 8 friends. They played football and basketball, enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers, then devoured ice cream and cake. “The climax was a gift from me to them. Nothing was too good for my friends. I was going to pay their way to the most
I went to bed with a heavy heart one day. All those news and reports of death for the past few weeks. Only to wake up with a thought of birthday cake and celebration. Now why do we celebrate birthdays, blowing candles and cutting cake. I admit, I do not know the meaning that has been tagged with
It was my handicapped brother Morgan’s birthday. There is a fantastic little restaurant in Mooresville called The Little Kitchen that has the best steaks in the world and is one of Morgan’s favorite spots to eat. So, Morgan orders a filet mignon. And, as it happens, my father was at the salad
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 4, 2019
Born Again - John 1:12-13 (Also see John 3:1-16)
12. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the (power or authority or) right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name:
13. who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Contributed by David Parks on Oct 21, 2004
On her 60th birthday, a woman from Brooklyn decided to prepare her last will and testament. She went to her rabbi to make two final requests: First, she insisted on cremation. “What is your second request?” the rabbi asked. “I want my ashes scattered over Bloomingdale’s.” “Bloomingdale’s. Why
Your death day is better than your birthday.
A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth (Ecclesiastes 7:1 KJV)
In the book Facing Death, Billy Graham tells of when he heard of the death Corrie ten Boom. She was a remarkable woman who hid Jews
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on May 25, 2010
My youngest grandson had a birthday party not too long back. It was a pirate party so all his mates came dressed in pirate gear - eye-patches, head scarves, etc. At the door we presented every pirate with a plastic blow-up sword, which looked good but caused no damage at all. They wielded their
Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jan 2, 2012
A humorous birthday card read: "You are only young once, but you can be immature forever."
The sad truth is too many Christians have made that their mantra. Paul said to the believers at Corinth, “I, brethren, could not speak to you as
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 21, 2012
Gabriel Hurles was enjoying his sixth birthday party. He was so focused on eating his birthday cake, that he hardly noticed the giant package in the corner of the room. When another child pointed out the large gift, Gabriel ran over and began to tear off the wrapping. It wasn’t a bicycle or any of