Contributed by John Bright on May 24, 2022
There is NO COMPARISON between the power of satan and the power of the HOLY SPRIT IN YOU. The power of satan is like a little firecracker while the power of the Holy
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 23, 2022
Two people were watching a man drive a herd of sheep through the main street of a small town.
“I thought shepherds led sheep. I didn’t know they drove them with a whip.”
“They do,” the other fellow remarked. “That’s not a
Introduction: Some of us have heard the phrase, “the widow’s mite”. That phrase came from this passage! Jesus took notice what a certain widow did and her story is still being told to this today.
Text: Mark 12:41-44, KJV: 41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast
Contributed by James Snyder on May 21, 2022
Last year I suffered what is referred to as a heart attack. I got to the hospital in time, so there was no any major damage. I had one artery known as the "Widow Maker" that was 90% blocked, which seemed to be a very serious thing.
Who knew I even had a heart, but doctors are always
AN OLD LADY IN THE RESTHOME 40 YEARS AGO: DEANNA LAFFERTY READ THIS POEM TO ME WEEKLY. Deanna had brain cancer and had half of her head cut off. Her right part of her head was gone, so she could not move the left side of her body. She would hold her Bible or song book in her right hand. She
I READ A LESSON ABOUT RUNNING OUT, NOT ENOUGH… THERE WAS A PIZZA PARTY THAT DEMONSTRATED TWO ATTITUDES…
1. GROUP ONE SAW THAT IT WAS OBVIOUS THEY WOULD RUN OUT OF PIZZA, SO THEY GRABBED 4 OR 5 PIECES OF THE PIZZA TO MAKE SURE THEY WOULD HAVE ENOUGH.
2. THE SECOND GROUP SAW THERE WAS NOT
I READ A LESSON ABOUT A WISE MAN THAT PEOPLE TRAVELED HUNDREDS OF MILES TO SEEK HIS WISDOM…
The wise man stood up, he looked to his left side. Then to his right. He paused and looked at the crowd behind him. He quickly turned around and faced the crowd in front of him. He looked down. He looked
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 20, 2022
C.S. Lewis married when he was older to a woman named Joy. Joy got cancer and died just some years after they were married. Lewis, being a writer, wrote down his thoughts after she died in a journal. He turned that journal in a book called, “A Grief Observed.” The first few pages are somewhat
On Death and Loss…
He was 50 years old. The cancer was aggressive and relentless. The pain was unmanageable and agonizing. In two months he was gone. I didn't have the opportunity to say good-bye and if I did, what would I say? Could I get the words out? Our last communication, me in Port
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 16, 2022
City dwellers generally have limited knowledge of sheep; not usually pets.
“What are you doing with that sheep? You should take it to the zoo,” the officer said. The following week, the same police officer sees the same man with the same sheep in the front seat, with both of them wearing
Contributed by I. Grant Spong on May 16, 2022
Song of the Sheep & Goats
When the Son of Man comes again
In his glory
All the holy angels with Him
Throne of glory
Throne of greatness He'll sit on then
I was hungry; you gave to me
I was thirsty; you nourished me
I was foreign; you welcomed me
I was naked; you covered me
I was sick; you
Contributed by James Snyder on May 14, 2022
Everybody is concerned about details in various aspects of life. I like overseeing the details of my life to make sure I'm going in the right direction. I'm not always going in the right direction, as you can imagine.
However, everybody's idea of detail management is not always the
Introduction: She’s only mentioned in one passage, and often for what she didn’t do. But this unsung heroine knew what she had seen, and nothing was going to change her mind!
Text: Acts 12:11-17, KJV: 11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent
Introduction: only mentioned once in Scripture, she had news the king needed to hear!
Text: 2 Samuel 17:15-17, KJV: 15 Then said Hushai unto Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, Thus and thus did Ahithophel counsel Absalom and the elders of Israel; and thus and thus have I counselled. 16 Now
Introduction: The Book of Nehemiah is almost like a report or memoir of what Nehemiah did, and why. He led the effort to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, as these walls were in sad shape. Chapter 3 of his book lists a number of people and groups who did work on these walls. The word “repaired” is
WHAT LESSONS ARE WE TEACHING ON KINDNESS?
I love the story of a women’s softball game between CENTRAL OREGON and WESTERN OREGON. Central Oregon had the lead and Western Oregon had scored and made the game much closer. A freshman player girl from Western Oregon stepped to the plate. Her name
Contributed by James Snyder on May 7, 2022
In getting older, I have discovered, I pay a little more attention to my dietary habits. Or, maybe I should say, The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage pays more attention to my dietary habits.
As we get older, she is more obsessed with vegetables than anything else. But, for the life of me, I
Introduction: Many of us are familiar with the story of “the woman at the well” in Samaria who spoke with Jesus (John 4). Many years before, another woman, at another well, helped save David’s life and maybe even the kingdom!
Text, 2 Samuel 17:15-20, KJV: 15 Then said Hushai unto Zadok and to
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE LESSON OF THE PIG?
Seems a big fat pig is roaming around the forest and finds all likes of delicious juicy acorns on the ground. The acorns are strewn on the ground. The pig eats and eats the acorns until the acorns are gone. The pig takes a long nap. When the pig wakes up
THE STORY OF CHICKEN LITTLE…
There is a lesson we know as YOUNG CHICKEN LITTLE… I have read how YOUNG CHICKEN LITTLE throws his whole small town into a great panic… CHICKEN LITTLE CLAIMED THE SKY WAS FALLING IN… This must be the end of the world. While CHICKEN LITTLE was hit in the head by a piece