Contributed by Clark Frailey on Dec 19, 2000
Pastor Vsevolod Lytkin from Siberia, recently spoke at a church in Minneapolis, Minnesota during a US visit. He described his personal journey to faith in Jesus Christ. Listen to his struggle:
His parents were atheistic university professors at a local university who raised their son to
Contributed by Clark Frailey on Dec 19, 2000
There’s a story I heard once, about an man who was trying to cut costs, so he began to gradually substitute sawdust in the oats of his mule. Everything was fine for a period, and the animal was satisfied with sawdust. Then he died. We see the same in spiritual life. We exchange truth with
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 27, 2000
J B Phillips, perhaps the best known of Bible translators wrote of his experiences. He said its power overwhelmed him: "Translating the New Testament", he said, "was like rewiring a house with the mains left on." What a testimony to the use of the Bible! We must be careful how we handle the
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Jan 26, 2001
*I happened on an interview with Dr. Adrian Roger’s long time Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis Tennessee. Dr. Rogers is summing up what made his years of ministry there possible:
“If you were to put Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, anybody else out there and let them speak to
Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 28, 2001
Like a Beethoven concerto, the word of God is simple enough to be enjoyed by a child, and at the same time, deep enough to reward a lifetime of dedicated study. A three-year old can grasp the story of Jonah and the whale, and a Ph.D. in theology can spend a lifetime trying to fathom how God could
Contributed by Dennis Clark on Apr 12, 2001
Dallas Williams: You give me a 1000 words and I can have The Lords Prayer,The 23rd Psalm, The original Hippocratic oath, a Shakespearian sonnet, the preamble to the Constitution,Lincoln’s
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 16, 2001
Maybe you’ve heard about the gorilla in a zoo holding a Bible in one hand & a book about evolution in the other. He was looking confused, so someone asked, “What are you doing?” The gorilla answered, “Well, I’m trying to
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jun 3, 2001
Stedman says re:Ecclesiastes -
There is no other book like it, because it is the only book in the Bible that reflects a human, rather than divine, point of view. This book is filled with error. And yet it is wholly inspired. This may confuse people, because many feel that inspiration is a
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 3, 2001
[Worship in Spirit and in Truth, by Leann Gabel of Amarillo, TX]
In Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman, it didn’t take long before their conversation turned to worship.
I would guess that was as hot a topic then as it is today.
The woman’s question was sincere, "I know there are two ways
Trying to destroy or defend the Word of God is like having two men push with toothpicks on opposite sides of the Rock of Gibraltar. While one is trying to push it over with his toothpick, the other is trying to hold it up
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Sep 4, 2001
Evangelish Robert Sumner told the story:
When George Gibson Polley was a boy in Richmond, he hit a baseball onto the roof of a six-story building. Since with most sandlot games, it was the only ball the boys had, George promptly climbed up the outside of the building and retrieved it. This was the
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 14, 2001
ILL. I like the story about a rather legalistic Seminary student who wanted to have a scriptural basis for everything he did. He felt he was on solid ground if he could quote Bible book, chapter & verse to okay his actions.
He did all right with that until he began to fall in love with a
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Nov 27, 2001
At the turn of the century the world’s most distinguished astronomer was Sir Percival Lowell. He was esteemed for his study of the solar system and had a particular fascination with Mars.
He was certain that he had determined that there were CANALS on the surface of the Red Planet and that
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Dec 9, 2001
There is a tale told of that great English actor Macready. An eminent preacher once said to him: "I wish you would explain to me something." "Well, what is it? I don’t know that I can explain anything to a preacher."
"What is the reason for the difference between you and me? You are
Contributed by David Whitten on Dec 17, 2001
In 1877, a stone called the Fresco Inscription was found in Bethphage. The picture on the stone depicts two mean untying a donkey and its colt. Matthew 21:2 verifies that two of Jesus disciples want into Bethphage and untied a donkey and its
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
The little girl was sitting with her grandmother, who had presented her with her first little children’s Bible, in an easy-to-read translation, when she was very young.
Now, a decade or so later, the elderly lady was ready to spend a few sweet moments handing down the big old
Once I visited a new age bookstore. The owner said Christianity, Islam, Buddism, Sikhism, Agnosticism are all the same in substance because truth is relative--“what is true for you.” I could not get her to test her theory by standing in the road and chanting, "the truck is going hit
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jul 9, 2002
Ruth E. Van Reken: Our human reasoning alone isn’t enough to discern truth from error. The best protection against deception