"Saint Columbia, a sixteenth-century Irish missionary, was sent to evangelize northern Scotland. The adventure was hazardous because of the Picts who occupied the area. Columbia and twelve men sailed to the nearby Island of Iona. The first thing that they did was to burn their boat. They were
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Apr 29, 2002
Last Tuesday, I went to listen to Dana Scott, sister of Rachel Scott, who was one of the students killed at Columbine High School.
And one of the points of Miss Scott’s message was that we need to be more compassionate toward those who are not like us, such as the social rejects, or physically
Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 9, 2002
One of England’s greatest preachers, W. E. Sangster, in Let Me Command, said, “The easiest way to embarrass a congregation of twentieth century Christians is to ask them two simple questions. ‘When is the last time you
Contributed by Jerry Falwell on May 15, 2002
Bad news travels fast. Within two hours the whole world knew that President Kennedy had been killed, who killed him, where he was killed and how he was killed. Today, still half the world does not know the good news that Jesus died, where
Contributed by Jay Patton on May 16, 2002
In the summer of 1988 I found myself temporarily assigned to Camp Pendelton, California Marine Corps Base. I’d requested to go to search and rescue school and I had gotten my wish. Search and rescue, in case you didn’t know, is pretty much as it sounds. Whenever someone turns up missing, or an
Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 11, 2002
In warfare, there is always an objective. In many wars, the objective is land. For example, in the Middle East, Israel and the Palestinians are fighting because they both want to have the same land. In Afghanistan we’re fighting because we want to destroy the power base of terrorism. Hitler fought
Contributed by Ed Wood on May 21, 2002
According to the North American Mission Board Research Division, there are 192 million lost people in America today and that number is
Contributed by Ed Wood on May 30, 2002
One of the sweet Christians in church history was a little guy named Billy Bray. He was a Cornish miner. He had one of the most remarkable salvation experiences you ever saw in all of your life. Billy Bray was so happy — he shouted all the time. He bothered people. He had so much joy, just shouting
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 1, 2002
A famous atheist once said, "If I believed in hell as Christians do I would crawl on my hands and knees around the world to tell
Contributed by John Hamby on Jun 25, 2002
In his book, “Mere Christianity,” C.S. Lewis declares, “God is going to invade this earth in force. But what is the good of saying you are on his side then, when you see the whole universe melting away like a dream, and something else - something it never entered your head to conceive - comes
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2002
The probability of a person accepting Christ between the ages of 5 - 13 is
32 percent. There is a four percent probability of doing so within the ages
of 14 - 18; and a six percent
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
300,000 VISITS FOR MYSELF
Jimmy Carter, in his autobiography WHY NOT THE BEST? shared an incident that made him aware of his lack of evangelical fervor.
Each year the congregation of Plains Baptist Church holds a one-week revival service. In preparation for the week, the leaders of the
I CANNOT CALL YOU FRIEND!
My friend, I stand in judgment now.
And I fill that you are to blame somehow.
On earth I walked with you day by day.
But never did you point the way.
You knew the LORD,
In His truth and His glory.
But never did you share the story! ?
My knowledge then
Contributed by Bruce Emmert on Jul 11, 2002
The McIlhenry Tabasco Sauce folks have adopted the Scoville Heat Unit scale to rate the spiciness of their sauce. To give you an idea, catsup would be about a zero on the Scoville heat unit scale. Their mild Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce would rate about 600 Scoville Heat Units; their medium
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 11, 2002
At a recent missions conference attended by thousands of evangelical students, only one third of the participants indicated their belief that "a person who does not hear the
Contributed by John Hamby on Jul 15, 2002
“At approximately 3:20 on the morning of March 13, 1964, twenty-eight-year-old …(Kitty) Genovese was returning to her home in a nice middle-class area of Queens, NY…. She parked her ….(car) in a nearby parking lot, turned-off the lights and started the walk to her second floor apartment some 35
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 17, 2002
In the movie "Dead Poet’s Society," Robin Williams plays the role of a teacher in an exclusive eastern prep school. On the first day of school, he takes the class of boys out into the hallway to look at the pictures of past, now dead, graduates of the school. He motivates them to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 18, 2002
[All the Wrong Questions, Citation: Michael Scott Horton in Mission Accomplished. Christianity Today, Vol. 31, no. 7.]
The ultimate questions people of our day are asking are these: What is the meaning of life? What is the purpose behind my life and my destiny?
What questions are we evangelicals
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 23, 2002
[Finger of God]
An old deacon was leading in prayer using one of his stereotypical phrases, which was “Oh Lord, touch the unsaved with Thy finger.”
As he intoned this phrase in this particular prayer, he stopped short.
Other members came to his side and asked if
Contributed by Joseph Marshall on Aug 25, 2002
Experts say that 3 people die every second. If this fact is true, then 180 people die every minute, 10,800 people die every hour, 259,200 people die every day, and 94,608,000 people die every year. Of the six billion people on earth today, experts also sayt that 2/3 of them have never heard the