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CYMBALA'S EASTER STORY Jim Cymbala preaches at a church in the slums of New York. He tells the following story: It was Easter Sunday and I was s...
Scripture: Exodus 18:15-18:18, Luke 23:32-23:34, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13:8, John 13:34-13:35, Matthew 25:34-25:45, [more]
A story… It was autumn, and the Indians on the remote reservation asked their new Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was an I...
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:12
Mike Breaux, when he was the Sr. Pastor at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, KY, made this point in a dramatic fashion. On the day he was to pr...
Scripture: John 3:16
Tags: Christian Values
TATER PEOPLE (author unknown) Some people are very bossy and like to tell others what to do, but don’t want to soil their own hands. Too many chiefs a...
Contributor: Michael Church , Outreach, Inc.
Tags: Church Body Of Christ
Johann Sebastian Bach was born into the musical family of Bachs in 1685. By the age of ten, both of his parents wer...
"I'M NOT A CHRISTIAN, SO..." You need to know what is going on in the head of a non-saved or pre-saved person. * "I'm not a Christian, so ... I...
Tags: Evangelism How To
REJOICING IN PAIN Richard Stearns, the president of World Vision, visited a church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, nearly a year after the devastating ea...
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-5:18
THE KEEPER OF THE SPRINGS by Peter Marshall Once upon a time, a certain town grew up at the foot of a mountain range. It was sheltered in the lee o...
Scripture: John 4:4-4:42
Tags: Holy Spirit In Believers
IF ONLY There was a great Scotch writer and historian in the nineteenth century named Thomas Carlyle. He married a woman, who’d worked as his secre...
Scripture: James 4:13-4:17
NOW I UNDERSTAND It reminds me of an older lady, who had no affinity for contemporary worship, who was complaining about a particular song used in...
Tags: Worship General