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Contributed on Oct 1, 2018
We all have moments when we feel like God is distant from us. Faith believes what He says even when we don't feel it.
1. Forsaken At the age of 41,Elizabeth Barrett became the wife of Robert Browning, the famous English poet. Her father, a widower, disowned her. He objected to the marriage and disowned her simply because he didn’t want any of his children to leave home and break up the family! Elizabeth’s ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2018
Our maturity in Christ involves our holiness.
1. Children often ask, “What will you be when you grow up? a. A life’s vocation is what is meant by the question. I thought I would join the Navy, Not Ministry b. There is an old rhyme that children used to say when counting the sections of an orange or petals on a flower that was supposed to ...read more
Contributed on Sep 25, 2018
We get caught up with our wants and comorts, etc. within our churches and forget that it is all about God.
1. Several years ago I worked for a very large church in another state. a. There are good things about large churches b. There are bad things about large churches c. I asked my secretary to make a banner for me that I hung over the door inside my office: “It’s not about you!” 2. Sometimes we need ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2018
Jesus makes us all feel like the disciple whome he loves. We must be careful to handle that privilege in a proper manner.
1. Do you know someone who has a special ability to make you feel like you are their BFF when you are with them? a. Their goal in dealing with people is to be an encourager to them – a Barnabas or" BAT-nabas" (Daughter of Encoragement) b. As a result they have a network of friends who feel close to ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2018
This week's sermon is called, "Tomorrow." During the second plague (of frogs) Pharaoh had the opportunity to have the frogs removed from the land of Egypt but he chose to wait.
1. Q: What’s the best day to start a diet? A: Tomorrow 2. We have a tendency to put off things, especially if they are difficult a. “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” b. Revision: “Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.” 3. Exodus 8.8-10a 8 Then Pharaoh called Moses ...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