Virtues

Change | Changes | Character | Habits | Illustrations | Purity | Sanctification | Story | Virtues

UPROOTING HABITS A grandfather and his grandson were on a walk. As they walked along the trail, the grandfather pointed to a small plant and told the young boy to uproot the small plant. The boy did so easily. They came to a slightly larger plant, and the grandfather told the boy to do the …

Change | Changes | Character | Habits | Illustrations | Purity | Sanctification | Story | Virtues Read More »

Discipline | Health | Peers | Purity | Risk | Sex | Sex Education | Values | Virtues | Youth

ONE ABSTAINED I was holding a notice from my thirteen-year-old son’s school announcing a meeting to preview the new course in sexuality. Parents could examine the curriculum and take part in an actual lesson presented exactly as it would be given to the students. When I arrived at the school, I was surprised to discover …

Discipline | Health | Peers | Purity | Risk | Sex | Sex Education | Values | Virtues | Youth Read More »

Freedom | Governments | Honesty | Morality | Politics | Purity | Success | Virtues

BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments. — Charles …

Freedom | Governments | Honesty | Morality | Politics | Purity | Success | Virtues Read More »

Children | Communication | Faith | Faithfulness | Family | Hollywood | Marriage | Media | Patriotism | Purity | Television | Value | Virtues

HOLLYWOOD VALUES In his recent book, Hollywood vs America, Michael Medved points out that most current television shows and movies systematically undermine institutions and values such as patriotism, religious faith and the faithfulness in marriage. “Tens of millions of Americans now see the entertainment industry as an all-powerful enemy, an alien force that assaults our …

Children | Communication | Faith | Faithfulness | Family | Hollywood | Marriage | Media | Patriotism | Purity | Television | Value | Virtues Read More »

Character | Honesty | Motivation | Politics | Purity | Servanthood | Service | Virtues | Women

REAL PUBLIC SERVICE I ‘ve discovered the political shocker of the season. It happened in Colorado. Laurie Bower, a Democrat, withdrew from the state senate election on November 1… and endorsed her Republican opponent! “What gives,” you ask — me too. Here’s what I understand Ms. Bower said: “It is my personal opinion that he …

Character | Honesty | Motivation | Politics | Purity | Servanthood | Service | Virtues | Women Read More »

Attitude | Attitudes | Character | Choice | Conflict | Patience | Peace | Story | Virtues | Worry

DEMONSTRATING THE KINGDOM Rich Joyner, in his book A Prophetic Vision for the 21st Century, writes: Because of the problems with incoming flights and other delays, the line to one connection had grown to many more people than could be processed in the short time before the flight was to depart. Strife and impatience were …

Attitude | Attitudes | Character | Choice | Conflict | Patience | Peace | Story | Virtues | Worry Read More »

Actions | Aging | Appearance | Appearances | Beauty | Character | Choice | Men | Virtues

MEN OVER FORTY President Lincoln turned down an applicant for a job and gave as his reason: I don’t like his face.” One of the Cabinet members indicated that he did not think this was a sufficient and satisfactory explanation. Lincoln disagreed: “Every man over forty is responsible for his face.” Taken From The Little …

Actions | Aging | Appearance | Appearances | Beauty | Character | Choice | Men | Virtues Read More »

Adversity | Aging | Children | Conflict | Death | Fear | Life | Memories | Money | Nostalgia | Purity | Responsibility | Simplicity | Society | Suffering | Time | Trial | Values | Violence | Virtues | Worry

I WANT TO BE SIX YEARS OLD To Whom It May Concern, I hereby officially tender my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of a six-year-old again. I want to go to McDonalds and think that it is a four star restaurant. I want to sail sticks …

Adversity | Aging | Children | Conflict | Death | Fear | Life | Memories | Money | Nostalgia | Purity | Responsibility | Simplicity | Society | Suffering | Time | Trial | Values | Violence | Virtues | Worry Read More »

Control | Emotions | Family | Government | Ideas | Knowledge | Leadership | Politics | Self | Self-Control | Understanding | Virtues

CONFUCIUS ON LEADERSHIP VIRTUES The ancients who wished to illustrate illustrious virtue throughout the kingdom, first ordered well their own states. Wishing to order well their states, they first regulated their families. Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify …

Control | Emotions | Family | Government | Ideas | Knowledge | Leadership | Politics | Self | Self-Control | Understanding | Virtues Read More »

Scroll to Top

SIGN-UP FOR FREE SERMON RESOURCES