illustration: A Revival meeting was being held in a certain church but unfortunately like so many Revivals nothing seemed to be happening. The attendance was good, the singing was good, and the preaching was good, but God just didn’t seem to be moving. One night, one of the Deacons stood up and
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Sep 9, 2007
“His Forgiveness Won Him”
In the home of Dr.Goheen, a missionary in India, a native was dusting the furniture and carelessly upset a beautiful vase, which fell to the floor, breaking in many pieces. The frightened native dropped on his knees before Dr. Doheen, begging for mercy.
Roy Anthony Borges was sentenced to a term of 45 years in a Florida penitentiary for robbery. He has become a Christian and is a law clerk in the prison library. Roy tells this story in an article he wrote for DISCIPLESHIP JOURNAL and
MEN OF INTEGRITY magazine in 1998:
“Where the strong prey
Contributed by Peter Lobmiller on Apr 28, 2008
* We believe in sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, and we believe in personal holiness, purity of heart and life.
* We believe in divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the Redemption.
Contributed by Clark Tanner on May 8, 2008
"What claim has sin upon a dead man? None! Well, then, God looks upon the believer as dead - dead with Christ, and risen again; and his power to deny the working of sin consists in his
Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2008
TRANSLATION OF PSALM 23
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will
Contributed by Brian Harvison on May 29, 2008
WE NEED LIGHT
Do you realize there is a physical disorder caused by lack of light?
It is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) and it effects 1 in 5 of us. It is caused by lack of exposure to sunlight, which in turn alters a person’s brain chemistry. During the fall and winter months when
Contributed by Allan Kircher on Jun 22, 2008
There are seasons when doubts and fears abound, and so suffocate us with their fumes that we cannot even raise a cry. Then the indwelling Spirit represents us, speaks for us, and makes intercession for us, crying in our name, and making intercession for us according to the will of God. The cry
Contributed by David Nuhfer on Jul 16, 2008
Rick Warren - “In essential beliefs we have unity. In non-essential beliefs we have liberty. In
Contributed by Brian Harvison on Aug 16, 2008
At a nursing home in Florida a resident group was discussing ailments. "My arms are so weak I can hardly life this cup of coffee," said one.
"Yes I know, my cataracts are so bad I can't even see my coffee," replied another.
"I can't turn my head because of the arthritis in
Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Sep 8, 2008
The story of the basset hound appeared in Tacoma, Washington newspaper. The dog's name was Tattoo. The reporter wrote, "Tattoo didn't plan on going for a run that evening, but when his owner accidentally shut the poor dog's leash in the car door and drove away from home, Tattoo had little choice."
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Sep 23, 2008
D. Lloyd Jones sums up Paul's position in these words, "In vv. 6-29, he explains why anybody is saved: it is the sovereign election of God. Verses 30-33 show us why anybody is lost, and the explanation to that is
Contributed by Douglas Vincent on May 28, 2004
Prior to his death, Roman Catholic Priest Henri Nouwen articulated, I believe, the struggle for many of us who are responsible to lead and serve in God’s Church. One voice says to succeed and achieve. It is the voice Nouwen says he spent most of his life heeding. He taught at Notre Dame,
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jun 10, 2004
"Why do we hide things of value? To keep them safe. In some cases, because of their sentimental value, or their deep personal meaning for us, we might keep them hidden because we consider only a select few people in our lives worthy of sharing the knowledge of them. Like some item that may
Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 1, 2004
Service stations everywhere are installing do-it-yourself credit card pumps. No attendant is needed since the customer can make his gasoline purchase and never go inside. Soft drink machines are now on the market that will talk back to you when you make your purchase. Now, other businesses besides
Marty Williams a Pastor of Family Ministries asks the question that we all must ask ourselves today, “Am I Teachable?” He has 12 thoughts to help us discover if we are teachable:
1. I am willing to listen more than talk.
2. I admit when I am mistaken.
3. I observe before acting on a
Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Jul 23, 2004
Matthew Henry, comparing the lawyer to those who come to church out of curiosity, merely to see what is being said but not to take it to heart themselves and make it part of their lives, he says: “It is not enough to speak of the things of God, and to enquire
Illustration from Michael McCartney-- A case in point of some one thinking incorrectly.
Last Wednesday night I had an individual come to church. He was drunk and came into the café building being provocative and vulgar with me. He said, “Pastor Mike I have come to get you to beat the devil out of
John Eldredge in “The Sacred Romance” tells us this about romance, “When I was a boy, I loved to jump from our haymow onto the backs of steers feeding at the hayrack directly underneath. The ensuing bareback ride was always an adventure of the highest order. I also loved to watch The Mickey Mouse