Contributed by Gerald Du Preez on Jul 20, 2010
"Begin at the beginning . . . and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
Lewis Carroll –
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 5, 2009
THE BEGINNING OF LEE
Lee, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and a self-professed atheist was sitting at his desk on Christmas Eve. A slow news day he found himself reminiscing about the Delgado family that he had featured while writing a series of articles about Chicago’s neediest people a few
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 30, 2002
THE BEGINNING OR THE END?
At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, September 15-17, 1787, James Madison penned these words:
“Whilst the last members were signing [the Constitution], Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin, looking towards the president’s chair, at the back
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
THE END OF THE BEGINNING
During the second world war November 1942, as Hitler's Luftwaffe had invaded English skies, Britain was feeling the dread of his enlarging shadow. The country was asking the question "How long can they endure the unrelenting darkness of their situation?"
Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Dec 29, 2016
The opening lines of a poem by Louisa Fletcher express this plaintive wish:
I wish that there were some wonderful place
Called the "Land of Beginning Again,"
Where all our mistakes, and all our heartaches,
And all of our poor selfish grief
Could be dropped like a shabby
Seen the new Coke commercials? Coca-cola is one product that has far outgrown its humble beginnings. In 1886, Pharmacist Dr. John Pemberton first introduced Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia. The pharmacist concocted a caramel-colored syrup in a three-legged brass kettle in his
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Aug 11, 2009
BEGINNING AND ENDING
A Connecticut Baptist named A. Roger Williams (a modern pastor, not the one who founded Rhode Island) once preached, "It is true that if religion begins with the individual--it begins, but if it ends with the individual--it ends." [A. Roger Williams, "The Kingdom of God," in
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 23, 2005
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working
Contributed by Wendy Pratt on Mar 30, 2006
The baseball season is about to begin. On opening day, every team will go out with the hope of this being their year, the year when they win the World Series. As the season progresses, that hope will fade for most teams, and by the All Star break the majority of the teams will have given up that
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Apr 14, 2007
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” so read the American astronauts – Andres, Lovell and Borman as they gazed in Awe at the earth from their orbit around the moon on Christmas Eve 1968. These three men experienced a deep
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
In the beginning of the twentieth century a young graduate of Cornell University was engaged in a most amazing effort to win the entire world to Jesus Christ. His name was John R. Mott.
During his years as secretary of the World Student Volunteer Movement, Mott’s travels took him everywhere: to
Pentecostalism did not begin at the turn of the century on Azusa, but 2,000 years ago in an upper room.
A.W. Tozer said, "The Great Commission is not the first call to the church." Tozer reminds us that Jesus first told His disciples to go to Jerusalem and tarry there until they were endued with
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Quickly, God was faced with a class action suit for failure to file an environmental impact statement. God was granted a temporary permit for the project, but was stymied with the “cease and desist” order for the earthly part. Then God said,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2002
There was no "before" the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2002
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith; and the beginning of true faith is the end of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 16, 2009
THE PAST IS JUST THE BEGINNING
There is in Washington D.C., a sign over the entrance to the U.S. Patent Office -- where new things are the order of the day. The sign proclaims: "The Past is but Prologue."
One day a tourist asked a cab driver what the sign meant. Said the cabbie: "It
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Apr 28, 2009
"All knowledge that begins not and ends not with His glory, is but a giddy, but a vertiginous circle, but an elaborate
Contributed by Mark Eberly on May 19, 2009
WHERE FRUIT BEGINS
I believe with everything that is in me that fruit begins with each one of us. It begins with a decision, “I want to bear fruit. I want to honor Jesus. I want to walk in his ways. And I will do it no matter what. No matter what life throws at me. No matter what struggles I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 14, 2009
EVANGELISM IS JUST THE BEGINNING
Many feel that the mission of the church is to merely be witnesses to a lost world. It is true that we are to bear witness of the risen Christ and His transforming power. We are told in Acts 1:8 that we are to be His witnesses to the ends of the world. Again we