Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 30, 2000
A story is told of a shipwrecked crew who had been drifting for days in a small boat off the coast of Brazil. They were suffering the horrors of thirst but they dare not drink the seawater because the salt would make it even worse. They saw a vessel coming towards them, and called out, "Water,
Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Jan 4, 2001
Doubt sees the obstacles;
Faith sees the way.
Doubt sees the darkest night;
Faith sees the day.
Doubt dreads to take a step;
Faith soars on
Paul Krause was recently inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He played sixteen years and had eighty-one career interceptions as a safety with the Minnesota Vikings. However, his greatest challenge in life did not occur on a football field but in his response to the automobile
Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Jan 13, 2001
A man named Victor Frankl, a Jewish psychologist, discovered this great truth in the midst of a Jewish concentration camp during WW II. While seeking to survive the horror of this imprisonment Frankl began observing his fellow prisoners in the hope of discovering what coping mechanism would help
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
Os Guiness gives a very helpful definition of doubt in his book In Two Minds. He says, "When you believe, you are in one mind and accept something as true. Unbelief is to be of one mind and reject that something is true. To doubt is to waver between the two, to believe and disbelieve at the same
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jan 28, 2001
I met a young man not long ago who dives for exotic fish for aquariums. He said one of the most popular aquarium fish is the shark. He explained that if you catch a small shark and confine it, it will stay a size proportionate to the aquarium. Sharks can be six inches long yet fully matured. But if
Contributed by Tim George on Feb 5, 2001
The purpose of testing your faith is to help you to see whether or not your faith is real and how strong that faith is. A jeweler gives as one of the surest tests for a true diamond what is called the water test. An imitation stone is never ever so brilliant as a genuine stone. A genuine diamond
Contributed by Alan Stokes on Apr 22, 2001
Members of the 4th grade class at Spring Hill Elementary School in McClean, Virginia were asked the question: "What Is Courage". Their answer was: "Having faith. Being brave. Doing something when you’re scared of it. Doing something when you think you can’t. Trying something
Contributed by Alan Stokes on Apr 22, 2001
C.S. Lewis said, “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Apr 30, 2001
We all have a way of completing this sentence: “If God is God, then....”
There will be no financial collapse in my family.
My children will never be buried before me.
People will treat me fairly.
This church will never divide.
My prayers will be answered. (Max Lucado, In the
Contributed by Larry Sarver on May 10, 2001
Illustration: Most of you have heard of Ted Turner. He is the founder of CNN, TNT, TBS, etc. He is a very successful businessman, a billionaire and a well known critic of Christianity. In fact he has publicly stated that "Christianity is for losers." What is not so well known is how Mr. Turner
Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 19, 2001
Boudreaux was out fishin’ when he came back in with a boat load of fish. The game warden was watchin’ and came and said, "Boudreaux, how you caught all dem fish?" And Boudreaux say, "Com’ see."
They both went out again and then Boudreaux said this is the spot.
So he pulled out
Contributed by Tony Miano on May 21, 2001
“H. G. Spafford was a businessman in Chicago. He was a dedicated Christian. [There were times in his life when the wisdom he followed was earthly, unspiritual, and subject to the enemy’s schemes]. He had some serious financial reversals, and during the time of readjustment, he lost
Contributed by Rob Clifton on May 23, 2001
"You have established a new relationship with the powers of darkness. Whatever you were before you were a Christian- straight, horoscope reader, witch, warlock, or satanist- you are now a sworn foe of the legions of hell. Have no delusions about their reality or their hostility, but do not fear
Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 23, 2001
Jonathan Edwards wrote: “I suppose no one will doubt that some natural men do reach out to the evidence of the truth of the Christian religion on the basis of rational proofs or arguments. Doubtless Judas thought Jesus was the Messiah on the basis of things he saw and heard. Yet he was a
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out for another is to risk involvement
To expose feelings is to risk exposing, your true self
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved
Contributed by Keith Broyles on Jul 17, 2001
When I was a Cub Scout we had to do an age old experiment with two cans tied together by a piece of string. When the string is tight, it carries the sound waves from one can to the other, making a simple telephone. When we started doing the experiment, I thought there was no way that could
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 25, 2001
Twenty Nigerian Churches Demolished For ’Enviromental’ Concerns
by Obed Minchakpu
KANO, Nigeria (Compass) -- Twenty church buildings were demolished July 6-13 in Kano city of northern Nigeria by the Kano State Environmental Planning and Protection Agency (KASEPPA) after the agency
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 29, 2001
At Least 75 Christians Killed In Manila Hotel Fire
August 20, 2001
By: Stefan J. Bos
Eastern Europe Correspondent for ASSIST News Service
MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- (ANS) -- An early morning fire that swept through a suburban Manilla hotel Saturday has killed at least 75 people, mostly
Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Dec 4, 2001
Hudson Taylor said, "Unless there is an element of risk in our exploits for God,