Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 10, 2007
There’s a story told that, during the height of the Reformation, Martin Luther on one occasion found his wife Katrina dressed in deep mourning. He asked her who was dead, only to receive the reply, ’God is’. He was deeply shocked and angry at her irreverence, until
Contributed by Ejike Monwuba on Nov 28, 2007
A furious Father in a moment of rage and anger called his four-year-old son(Jude) a goat because the boy misbehaved. This happened repeatedly for about six months. Then, one morning a visitor knocked on their door and was welcomed by the young Jude.
“Hello my boy, what’s your name?” asked the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 14, 2008
When Seeking Inspirational Guidance, people prefer to consult the following sources: 23% talk or listen to an inspirational person, 27% read an inspirational book, 17% go to church, 4% watch an inspirational
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Apr 20, 2008
A woman was working in her yard with the weed whacker, when she accidentally cut off the tail of her cat. She ran screaming into the house, and told her husband, wondering what to do.
He replied calmly, "Get the cat, and the tail, and we'll take them to Wal-Mart."
She was incredulous. "How
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Apr 29, 2008
FROGS IN A CREAM BOWL
Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl.
One was an optimistic soul.
But the other took the gloomy view.
"We’ll drown," he lamented without much ado,
and with a last despairing cry,
he flung up his legs and said "Goodbye."
Quote the other frog with a steadfast
THERMOMETER V. THERMOSTAT CHRISTIANS
Are you a thermometer (circumstantially led) or are you a thermostat (influencer of your surroundings) believer?
Let me explain. A thermometer is circumstantially led. Depending on the temperature, the mercury moves up or down. It moves according to the
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jan 29, 2009
FAITH ISN'T COMFORTABLE
"You will never learn faith in comfortable surroundings. God gives us the promises in a quiet hour; God seals our covenants with great and gracious words, then He steps back and waits to see how much we believe; then He lets the tempter come, and the test seems to
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 13, 2009
A VISION CHANGES EVERYTHING
Donald S. Whitney in his book, "Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life" has said: "Discipline without direction is drudgery."
He gives an example of a six-year-old boy named Kevin sitting one afternoon at guitar lessons. Outside are the other boys laughing
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 17, 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
EVERYTHING WORTH HAVING HAS PAIN
"In everything worth having, even in every pleasure, there is a point of pain or tedium that must be survived, so that the pleasure may revive and endure: the joy of reading Virgil comes after the bore of learning him; the glow of the sea-bather comes after the
G.K. Chesterton said "Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It has been
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 14, 2009
CHARLES OAKLEY ON TENACITY
Charles Oakley, forward for the New York Knicks and an NBA All-Star, has a reputation for being one of basketball’s best rebounders. It’s his toughness, however, that has probably contributed the most to his outstanding sports career.
While other professional
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 16, 2009
A SPIRITUAL RHYTHM
Developing a rhythm in your spiritual life means organizing your life around times of stopping to remember God. What is important is not the length of time but that you regularly stop to refocus on God. It could be five minutes or forty minutes. It could be your break time.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 30, 2009
GRATITUDE AND SACRIFICE
Since the Son of God has died for me, then the least I can do is live for Him. "If Jesus Christ be God and died for me," said the great British athlete C. T. Studd, "then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for him."
(Source: Norman Grubb, C.
Contributed by David Fox on Nov 10, 2001
Oswald Sanders in his classic devotional My utmost for His Highest says,
Contributed by Steven Dow on Sep 18, 2002
In a Peanuts cartoon Lucy demanded that Linus change TV channels, threatening him with her fist if he didn’t. “What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over?” asks Linus. “These five fingers,” says Lucy. “Individually they’re nothing but when I curl them together like this into
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 20, 2002
Frances Ridley Havergal, the British musician and devotional writer, left us such classic hymns as Like a River Glorious, Who is on the Lord’s Side?, I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus, and Take My Life and Let It Be.
One day in January, 1858, while visiting the art museum in
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 15, 2003
A young American engineer was sent to Ireland by his company to work in a new electronics plant. It was a two-year assignment that he had accepted because it would enable him to earn enough to marry his long-time girlfriend. She had a job near her home in Tennessee, and their plan was to pool their
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Apr 21, 2004
If you want to be good at playing an instrument, it takes dedication, commitment, and countless hours of practice. An admirer once approached a great pianist and said, “I’d give my life
In a Peanuts comic strip, there was a conversation between Lucy and Charlie Brown. Lucy said that life is like a deck chair. Some place it so they can see where they are going; some place it so they can see where they have been; and some place it so they can