Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
I read of a Norwegian missionary, Marie Monsen, who served in China in the 1950s. She testified to the intervention of angels when Christians were in great danger. They had taken refuge in the mission compound only to be surrounded by looting soldiers and they were astonished to find that they
Contributed by Robert Travis on Jun 27, 2001
I dreamed one night that an angel was talking to me. The angel spoke words of comfort all through the night. I awoke the next morning to find a lump under my pillow. It was a small stuffed "angel" bear that had fallen off the headboard of the bed. When you press its paw it says, "I’m your
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 23, 2001
In 1994 two Americans answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics (based on Biblical principles) in the public schools. They were invited to teach at prisons, businesses, the fire and police departments, and a large orphanage.
’Angels’ actually comes from the word for ’messenger’ in Greek (angelos), and in a very literal sense, they are messengers, indeed. God sends them to protect us sometimes. After Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, angels were there to minister to Him (in this case,
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Oct 31, 2002
Rev. Billy Graham, noted evangelist, said this in 1975: “When I decided to preach a sermon on angels, I found practically nothing in my library… I soon discovered that little had been written on the subject in this
Video Illustration: Ghost – Toward the end of the movie Sam the departed soul battles his friend who is trying to kill his wife. The man ends up killing himself in the battle and discovers he has made a wrong choice and he is hauled away into torment and darkness by demonic spirits. Sam tells his
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Mar 5, 2004
I read the biography of the late Dr Donald English, an acknowledged leader of World Methodism. He was said to be genuinely “a friend to all and the enemy of none”, as Wesley put it. However, he did on one occasion say to his students: "Oh, occasionally I have been tempted to offer the
Contributed by J. B. Hall on Mar 30, 2008
B. Instead of focusing on his own life, and keeping himself in a right, vibrant, relationship with the Lord, he is virtually always concerned with, watching, critiquing, and criticizing those around him.
C. It seems that whoever he is focused on can do no right.
D. If this person is not doing
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Mar 30, 2008
I read a story of a woman involved in bitter fighting with her husband. Seeking professional help she was asked by the counselor, "Have you tried heaping coals of fire on his head?" to
Hostile natives surrounded his missions headquarters one night, intent on burning the Patons out and killing them. John Paton and his wife prayed all during that terror-filled night that God would deliver them. When daylight came they were amazed to see that, unaccountably, the attackers had
In 1956 during the Mau Mau uprisings in East Africa, a band of roving Mau Maus came the village of Lauri, surrounded it, and killed all 300 inhabitants - including all the women and children. Armed with spears, bows and arrows, clubs and torches they next went three miles away to the
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Apr 20, 2008
The Reverend John G. Paton, a missionary in the New Hebrides Islands, tells a thrilling story involving the protective care of angels. Hostile natives surrounded his mission headquarters one night, intent on burning the Patons out and killing them.
John Paton and his wife prayed all during
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Apr 23, 2008
JOHN DEMITT'S WIFE
When I preached in Circleville about Angels, the pastors wife told me her story. She went down into town with the kids to do laundry. A terrible winter storm hit while she was there. She was really afraid, so she prayed for God's protection for the trip back up the hill to
God's Will is Best
Angels are pure spirits, but it was God's intention to raise human beings, who are lower than the angels, to divine status, to union with the Trinity. An ancient tradition tells us that this was the cause of Lucifer's rebellion, jealousy over one day being ruled by a mere
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 28, 2008
John Paton was a missionary in the New Hebrides Islands. One night hostile natives surrounded the mission station, intent on burning out the Patons and killing them. Paton and his wife prayed during that terror-filled night that God would deliver them. When daylight came they
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Oct 14, 2005
A few weeks ago I was walking through the alley into the backyard with Benjamin. It was dark and the alley and the yard are not that well lit. Although we were holding hands, Ben didn’t want to keep going. I asked him why and he replied that he thought there might be witches back there! I told
A young lady named Sally took a seminary class taught by Professor Smith, who was known for his elaborate object lessons. One day Sally walked into class to find a large target placed on the wall, with several darts resting on a nearby table. Professor Smith told the students to draw a picture of
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 8, 2006
Without kindness the teachable become arrogant in their learning. Without kindness we have only puffed up people, they taunt, they think it’s all about M-E!
Video Clip - Coach Carter - mpeg 2:04
Coach Carter s right. When is working hard not enough? When is winning not enough? When
Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Mar 12, 2007
Bishop Ryle points out that Jesus, through the Holy Spirit and the ministry of the faithful church, would “raise up a standard of morality and purity and knowledge of which formerly men had no conception.” (Ryle, ibid. p. 159)
This was seen in the days immediately following the birth of the early
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jul 6, 2010
WHO ARE THOSE MASKED MEN?
Some of you would have no idea of who I am talking about when I speak of the LONE RANGER. He is way before your time and he doesn't fit into our culture anymore. Pity. He had a strict moral code and even the actor, Clayton Moore, was a great ROLE MODEL for