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Contributed on May 3, 2022
Funerals remind us to prepare for our meeting with Christ.
Funerals are Universal and Important Funerals remind us of: a. The Certainty of Death (Ecclesiastes 9:5) b. The Shortness of life (James 4:14) c. The Shortage of life (John 10:10) d. The sovereignty of God and Reality of Eternity e. Our need for God and others – in fact, grief leads us to God and ...read more
Contributed on May 3, 2022
We want and need a close relationship with God above all else.
1. A Prayer Tent In 2021 David Jeremiah told about a creative mother in Chicago who noticed her son was anxious during the pandemic. She came up with a biblical solution. Together they made a homemade pup tent called a "prayer tent." The two of them set it up in the corner of the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 18, 2022
Obscure Patriots in the American Revolution brought about liberty from tyranny. The same is true today for the cause of Christ.
I am sure you are familiar with the famous portrait, "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Emanuel Leutze painted two versions of the portrait. He began the first in 1849 in Germany, immediately following the failure of Germany's revolution. Some believe he painted the portrait to ...read more
Contributed on Feb 23, 2022
Jesus brings more than salvation from sin. He brings salvation from grief as He gives hope.
We know that the ancient pagan civilizations had many gods. The pagans worshiped the gods of earth, wind, fire, rain, fertility, war, the sea, and so on. They never worshiped a god called the “god of hope.” Hope was a disappointing mirage in that ancient world, long before our Lord was born in ...read more
Contributed on Jan 30, 2022
More of our practical pointers for handling grief.
Today I want to conclude with some practical pointers for Grief. Those who have experienced grief understand that it is a difficult journey. As Jesus points out to us in Matthew 14 after the death of His cousin, John the Baptist, there are some practical things we can do to deal with grief. He went ...read more
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Contributed on Jun 6, 2017
An old farmer plowed hard for many days with an ox and mule yoked together. The ox told the mule that they should play sick and rest. The mule declined saying, “No, we must get the work done for the season is short. But the ox played sick and the farmer brought him hay and corn and made him ...read more
Contributed on Aug 18, 2014
Below is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her ’beauty tips.’ It was read at her funeral years later. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2013
PUSHING THE OUTHOUSE A young boy lived in the country. His family had to use an outhouse, which the young boy hated. It was hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and always smelly. The outhouse was located near the creek so the boy decided that he would push it into the water. After a spring ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2013
"A part of me loved war. Now, please understand, I am a peaceful man, fond of children and animals. And I believe that war should have no place in the affairs of men. But, the comradeship our platoon experienced in that war provides a moving and enduring memory in me. A comrade in war is ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2013
STANDING UP ON THE INSIDE A five year old girl was having one of those trouble-filled days with her mother. It seemed they spent the day arguing back and forth. Finally the mom had enough. "Jenny, go sit in the corner, right now! Don’t get up until I tell you to!" Jenny went to the corner and ...read more