Contributed by Rick Crandall on Feb 12, 2009
I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN YOU
On Jan. 27, 2009 and I got to go to part of the state evangelism conference in Ruston, LA. Charles Thornton from Texas was one of the preachers. God is using his life in a fantastic way to help reach people in apartment complexes. Their ministry moves CARES Teams into
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 25, 2009
GENERAL LEE AND THE BITTERNESS TREE
In his book, Lee: The Last Years, Charles Bracelen Flood reports that after the Civil War, Robert E. Lee visited a Kentucky lady, who took him to the remains of a grand old tree in front of her house. There she bitterly cried that its limbs and trunk had been
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2010
The Prison of Bitterness
Because we live in a world full of people that don’t know grace. It’s foreign to them. They don’t know it. And if they don’t hear about it and experience it from the body of Christ, they will never know it.
I first learned of this story from Max Lucado. Each week Kevin
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 6, 2013
THE UMPIRE'S REVENGE
Forgiveness begins when we give up the quest to get even. This is difficult, because getting even is the natural obsession of the wounded soul. Stories about getting even always capture our attention. It wouldn’t surprise me if revenge is the theme of as many as half the
THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS
An African woman gave her heart to Christ. Her husband was the chief of a Zulu tribe. When she told him what she had done, the chief beat her brutally. As she was lying in the floor bleeding, the man mocked her and said, “Now, what can your Jesus do for
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 7, 2014
"Opie's Newspaper" is an episode on the Andy Griffith Show. Opie's friend, Howie, received a small printing press as a gift, and the boys decide to go into the newspaper business. They work hard and produce an initial issue of what they call the Mayberry Sun. The boys soon find that business is
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
Some time ago, a person I worked with came up to me and said, “if I didn’t know you, I would be terrified to meet you on the street”. If my coworker only knew half of what I’d been, He would never even talk to me. God took the most vile, evil, misguided person in the world and
EXONERATION – complete restoration, offender accepts full responsibility & turns from that wrong & your relationship is healed (DAVID).
FORBEARANCE – only a partial apology, not a full confession; offender is still blaming you partially & not accepting full responsibility. The
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 9, 2022
. As families become more dysfunctional, social skills decline. A number of school counselors are noting a rise in “language deficit.” Some parents rarely converse with their children but use the television as a nanny. The result: children recognize but do not grasp the meaning of COMMON words.
IT DEPENDS WHOSE HANDS IT’S IN
A basketball in my hands is worth about $19
A basketball in Michael Jordan’s hands is
worth about $33 million
It depends whose hands it’s in
A baseball in my hands is worth about $6
A baseball in Mark McGuire’s hands is worth $19 million
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2004
1. Former President George H. W. Bush told mourners at Ronald Reagan’s funeral on Friday that the 40th U.S. president taught him kindness, courage and the power of humor during their years together at the White House. “As his vice president for eight years, I learned more from Ronald Reagan than
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2009
DALE CARNEGIE IN YELLOWSTONE
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
This command is again repeated by Paul to the Colossians in 3:13, 13Bear with each other and forgive... The alternative to forgiveness is bitterness
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 30, 2009
Spurgeon Shown Grace by Fellow Minister
Charles Spurgeon and Joseph Parker both had churches in London in the 19th century. On one occasion, Parker commented on the poor condition of children admitted to Spurgeon's orphanage. It was reported to Spurgeon however, that Parker had criticized the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 14, 2009
Man Learns to Forgive His Enemy
The apostle Paul said, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).
We don’t serve in order to merit God’s forgiveness. We serve because we have already received God’s forgiveness. And our service
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 6, 2004
“Do It For Them!” Ephesians 4: 25-32 Key verse(s): 29: “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”
Motivation to do or not do something is a curious thing. There are many factors that influence motivation. We can be motivated by the fear of injury
WHAT LESSONS ARE WE TEACHING ON KINDNESS?
I love the story of a women’s softball game between CENTRAL OREGON and WESTERN OREGON. Central Oregon had the lead and Western Oregon had scored and made the game much closer. A freshman player girl from Western Oregon stepped to the plate. Her name