Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jun 9, 2005
ANGER – who has not known its unleashed fury and witnessed the devastation left in its wake? Like a tornado with no predetermined path, it sucks into its violent vortex absolutely anyone or anything that creeps across its path and completely destroys them.
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Mar 8, 2009
Shakespeare’s Macbeth reveals his philosophy of life when he said, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard of no more. It is a
Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 6, 2002
Listen to what Shakespeare has Macbeth saying: “Tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, Out, brief candle Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jun 28, 2004
“Broken Branches!” Luke 6: 36-43 Key verse(s): 36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
Recently, one of the most severe storms in many years pounded our five little acres. It came out of the northwest embedded in dark, angry clouds. We saw it approaching in the twighlight and could
Contributed by Phillip Weaver on Apr 9, 2006
Do you remember the feelings of disappointment Dorothy and her friends had when the Great and Magnificent Wizard of Oz was exposed behind the curtain? Do you remember that scene? The Wizard spoke with much sound and fury, but seemed to have little substance once the curtain was pulled back. Did
Contributed by Gene Edwards on Jan 12, 2007
IN ONE OF OUR CELEBRATED GREEK TRAGEDIES, ORESTES, WHO HAD SLAIN HIS MOTHER AS A JUDICIOUS ACT BECAUSE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH HER PARAMOUR, SHE HAD MURDERED HIS FATHER, AGAMEMNON,
1. ON HIS RETURN FROM TROY, IS REPRESENTED AS PURSUED BY THE FURIES.
M. IN HIS DISTRESS, APOLLO ADVISES HIM TO
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jun 13, 2005
A. W. Tozer in his priceless book The Root of the Righteous shares the story of Rutherford who could shout in the midst of serious and painful trials, “Praise God for the hammer, the file, and the furnace.”
The hammer is a useful tool, but the nail, if it had feeling and intelligence, could
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 21, 2011
TOZER: GOD'S TOOLS
A.W. Tozer once talked about God's tools:
"The HAMMER is a useful tool. But the nail, if it had feeling and intelligence, could present another side of the story. For the nail knows the hammer only as an opponent a brutal, merciless enemy who lives to pound it into
BEWARE OF JEALOUSY
Mrs. Wesley was extremely jealous of her husband. His work set him in the position of friend and counselor to many women. Among his helpers and in the institutions that were springing up under his care, women were employed, and each one was for his insanely jealous wife an
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 26, 2002
In Act 5 scene 5 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the character Macbeth has heard that the queen is dead and he knows his own death is imminent. At this time he delivers his famous soliloquy:
Tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow
creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of
Contributed by Tom Doubt on Oct 29, 2003
That Thursday evening, just as Isabel was reaching the peak of her fury, we were watching TV news of the storm. A reporter, standing on the beach at Nags Head, rain hat blowing all over the place, was telling us how the high waves were producing a storm surge. Reporters are obliged to speak from
Contributed by Ken Pell on Sep 13, 2010
I recently had a nursery operator inform me that keeping my young fruit trees tied up so that the wind would not “damage” them was, in actuality, damaging them! They told me that the strong winds strengthened the fibers of the tree’s trunk and limbs so that it could withstand the fury of nature.
Contributed by Corey Arnold on Nov 17, 2003
It seems that hell isn’t as hot as it used to be. Hell has become "more of a deep funk than a pit of fire." A January 2000 U.S. News & World Report poll reveals that 64 percent of Americans believe there is a hell, 25 percent say there isn’t a hell, and 9 percent don’t know. Most respondents think
Contributed by John Shearhart on Jun 28, 2006
“A well-know professional golfer was playing in a tournament with President Gerald Ford, fellow pro Jack Nicklaus, and Billy Graham. After the round was over one of the other pros on the tour asked, ‘Hey, what was it like playing with the President and Billy Graham?’ The pro said with disgust, ‘I
Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Nov 6, 2006
Robert Moffatt, a Scottish missionary to Africa, returned to England to recruit young men for the missionary field. He was greeted by the fury of a cold British winter. Arriving at the church where he was to speak, he noted only a small group had braved the elements to hear his appeal. What
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jul 24, 2006
Victor Hugo, who is famous for his novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, also so wrote a story called “Ninety-Three.” It tells of a ship caught in a dangerous storm on the high seas. At the height of the storm, the frightened sailors heard a terrible crashing noise below the deck. They knew at once
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
On September 3, 1939, Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse was traveling by train through Europe on the way to preach in Belfast, Ireland. Hitler was unleashing his fury. There were wars and rumors of more wars. Britain’s prime minister was ready to declare war. Everything was tense. What was next? Troops
Contributed by Jordon Leblanc on Apr 5, 2008
Philip was born with Down syndrome and as an eight-year old, had a hard time finding acceptance, even in the Sunday school class he attended. Through some creative intervention, though, Philip began to be accepted by his classmates, for the most part. One Sunday morning, just after Easter, the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 8, 2005
Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
A. Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.
Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh’s daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out A little prophet.
“In His powerful book The Holiness of God, R. C. Sproul observes that unbelievers often feel uneasy in the presence of an obedient Christian. The holiness of God reflected in a believer’s life makes the non-Christian uncomfortable. Sproul then shares this truce incident to make his point.