Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 30, 2008
NUMBER OF CATHOLIC CLERGY FALLS
The Vatican reports a further dramatic fall in the number of Roman Catholic monks and nuns worldwide. The number of men and women belonging to religious orders fell by 10% to just under a million between 2005 and 2006. During the pontificate of Pope John Paul II,
Contributed by Mike Kern on Jun 30, 2002
Rick Warren notes the mark of spiritual maturity occurs when a believer "takes off the bib and puts on an apron." Immature children wear bibs and expect others to meet their needs. Those who don aprons
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2002
God has given us two ears, but one tongue, to show that we should be swift to hear, but slow to speak. God has set a double fence before the tongue, the teeth and the lips, to teach us to be
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Apr 8, 2009
DISCIPLINE IN FARMING
It is like farmer who has replaced farming with watching programs about farming. Now the fields are overgrown, barn is falling down, the fences are down and cows are in the road.
Such is the condition of most Christian lives. The
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 4, 2013
POWER AND DISCIPLINE
Over here is a wall socket. There is power in that socket.
Because of that power, I can plug lamps, fans, microwaves and phone chargers into it and magically empower those devises. I can even plug a car charger into a wall socket and revive a dead car battery (like I’ve had to
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 23, 2023
My middle godson has been having some serious discipline problems. While I was visiting his family, I read the file of his interviews with the school specialists in difficult children. The thing that struck me the hardest was when they were exploring whether or not he felt loved by
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jun 15, 2009
CHOICE AS A DISCIPLINE
Your will enables you to choose. Choose wisely. He who marries the spirit of the age will soon find himself a widower.
God asks no one whether he will accept life. This is not the choice. The only choice you have as you go through life is how you will live it.
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 11, 2010
HARDSHIP AND DISCIPLINE
No professional football team that plays its home games in a domed stadium with artificial turf has ever won the Super Bowl.
While a climate-controlled stadium protects players (and fans) from the misery of sleet, snow, mud, heat, and wind, players who brave the
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 11, 2010
DISCIPLINES: THE DECATHLON
The Olympic decathlon is internationally recognized as the most demanding test of individual athletic ability there is. It is the event that determines the world's greatest all-around athlete.
Originating in a contest held at the 708 B.C. Olympiad to single out Greece's
Contributed by Perry Greene on Sep 28, 2011
Zig Ziglar says he looked into a mirror one day and realized he needed to lose a lot of weight. He really wanted to get in shape. As an incentive, he put a picture of a thin man on the refrigerator door. There are all kinds of gimmicks offered as motivators to dieting. You can
Contributed by Bala Samson on Aug 26, 2013
DEEPIKA AND DISCIPLINE
James 4:8 "Come near to God and He will come near to you..."
She is just a doll! Fair, pretty with a smile that could steal anyone's heart; her name is Deepika, four year old daughter of a couple who pick up garbage from residential quarters. She was untamed, dirty,
PARENTS MUST LEARN AND TEACH WHAT GODLY SELF DISCIPLINE CAN DO FOR THEIR HOME AND FOR THEIR CHILDREN. COME LET US CONSIDER WHAT SELF DISCIPLINE CAN DO TO CHANGE THE VALUE OF ONE’S DAILY LIFE… (Unknown, adapted)
Place a guitar in my hands and it is worth $300. Put a guitar in the hands of B.B.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"God will not discipline us, we must discipline ourselves. God will not bring every thought and
Illustration: Old Age -Fruit of God
A young man came to a man of ninety years of age and said to him, "How have you made out to live so long and be so well?" The old man took the youngster to an orchard, and, pointing to some large trees full of apples, said, "I planted these trees when I was a
Contributed by John Gerald on Sep 11, 2004
In spite of the fun and laughter, 13 yr. old Frank Wilson was not happy. It was true, he had received all the presents he wanted, and he enjoyed the traditional Christmas Eve reunions with relatives for the purpose of exchanging gifts and good wishes..........but Frank was not happy because this
Contributed by David Schaal on May 20, 2004
A natural example of this point can be found by looking at the two seas in the Holy Land. The Sea of Galilee freely receives and gives out water. It has an abundance of life, nurturing many different kinds of fish and plant life. The water from the Sea of Galilee is carried by way of the Jordan
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 27, 2009
ODD DISCIPLINES & BEHAVIORS
What idiosyncrasies might you need to sometimes sacrifice? What rules have you made up that you will not break for anything? In ministry, you often do what needs to be done--period!
Alexandre Dumas, the elder, ate an apple at 7 a.m. each morning under the Arc de
Contributed by Shawn Rose on May 18, 2009
Parents, you are accountable for disciplining and teaching your children about God, salvation, and how to live and make godly decisions
· How important is it?
· A Spiritual Clinic, J. Oswald Sanders recorded observations about two Revolutionary War era families from New England, and the differing
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009
KNOWLEDGE AND DISCIPLINE WIN THE GAME
Did you watch the Illinois vs. Arizona basketball game of the 2005 NCAA tournament in March 2005? Illinois was losing by fifteen points with only 2:50 seconds left. The coach had a meeting with the players to pump them up to continue to contend for the