Zip My Lips

Can you keep a secret? The longer I live, the more I realize the scarcity of persons who can be trusted with confidential information. Whether in government (an unnamed White House source) or the church, people love to talk. R.G. Lee said, “A lie travels around the world while truth is putting on its boots.” […]

If I Only Had Time!

If you find yourself saying in your sermons, “Now, if I had the time–” then beware! A pastor I know frequently punctuated his sermons with “If I had the time,” and one Sunday a deacon approached him about it. “Pastor, you keep saying ‘If I had the time.’ Why don’t you have the time? You […]

"When a thing has been said and said well; have no scruple. Take it and copy it." -Anatole France

"Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism." - George Moore

"There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him." - Benjamin Franklin

"What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before." - Mark Twain

"Originality is undetected plagiarism." - William R. Inge

"Genius borrows nobly." - Emerson

"Nothing is said which has not been said before." - Terence

"About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgement." - Josh Billings

"Stealing a ride on someone else's train of thought." - Russell E. Curran

"Borrowing, if it be not bettered by the borrower." - John Milton

"The highest form of compliment and the lowest form of larceny." - Anonymous

"Plagiarist: an educated pickpocket and a literary body-snatcher." - Anonymous

"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other." - Eric Hoffer

"One Sunday morning after attending a church service, Mark Twain approached the pastor and said, 'I enjoyed your service this morning. I welcomed it like an old friend. In fact, I have a book at home containing every word of it.' The minister said, 'You have not!' Twain insisted, 'Yes, I have. I'll send it to you.' The next day, someone delivered a copy of an unabridged dictionary."

"To take the thought or style of another writer." - Ambrose Bierce

"Another man's ideas dressed up." - Solomon Bushkin

"The only 'ism' Hollywood believes in." - Dorothy Parker

"An act which aids the novice." - Anonymous


Sermon Central calls itself ‘the world’s largest and fastest growing library of over 35,000 sermons, illustrations and outlines.’ 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

Heart to Heart

By Michael Catt These sermon outlines are taken from the sermon series “Heart to Heart” by Rev. Michael C. Catt. This series is a study in selected Psalms. Messages are available at HOW’S YOUR HEARTPsalm 4 The Burdened Heart v. 1-3 The PERSON “O God” The PROBLEM “my distress” The PROMISE “God of my […]


“God will open up places of service for you as He sees you are ready. Meanwhile, study the Bible and give yourself a chance to grow.” – Warren W. Wiersbe “Obedience and service do not spring from human talent and efforts, but from God’s power as we trust Him.” – Warren W. Wiersbe “It is the Holy […]

Volume 02, Issue 11

For a detailed listing of dates in Christian history, log on to June 3, 1932 – FDR says, “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.” On this date in 1942, the United States wins a strategic battle at Midway. June 4, 1070 – Roquefort cheese is discovered near Roquefort, […]

The Uniqueness of Jesus

– Chris Wright. Monach Books. This book is in the ‘Thinking Clearly Series’ of books edited by Clive Calver. John Stott says of this title, “It will be impossible to read this book without being strengthened in our faith.” In a day when all roads lead to God, this is a good reminder that there […]

The Sermons of McCheyne

– Robert Murray McCheyne. Banner of Truth Trust. This paperback volume contains 26 of this saintly man’s messages, food for the hungry soul. Several of McCheyne’s powerful evangelistic sermons are included. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

The Knowledge of God

– Stephen Charnock. Banner of Truth Trust. This is a collection of 14 sermons by Stephen Charnock. Charnock assisted John Owen in his ministry and knew how to use doctrine to instruct the mind and awaken the conscience. These are not “sermonettes for Christianettes;” this is solid meat for people who want to know and […]

Joy Unspeakable

– Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Harold Shaw Publishers. This is a collection of 16 sermons on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. “The Doctor” takes the position that the baptism and sealing of the Spirit are post-conversion experiences. In spite of my disagreement with that position, I read the book with great profit. It’s good […]

Holy Ambition

What it Takes to Make a Difference for God – Chip Ingram. Moody Press. This book comes highly recommended by Joseph Stowell, Howard Hendricks and Rick Warren. If you are longing to see God’s agenda in your life, this is a good read. Using the model of Nehemiah the author helps us understand how we […]

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