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  • Oh, Let Him In!

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Dec 25, 2010
     | 638 views

    OH, LET HIM IN! A picture of the Lord Jesus knocking at the door of a heart was taken one day by a parish visitor to a house where a father and mother lived with their small son. Some impulse made the mother pin the picture up in their little kitchen, and when the small boy came in from school, ...read more

  • Wait...god Did Come

    Contributed by Soon-Hock Lim on Dec 23, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,326 views

    WAIT...GOD DID COME Philip Yancey tells the story of a migrant farmhand in his book "Where is God When It Hurts": Last year we went to a little church in New Jersey.... We had all our children there, the baby included. The Reverend Jackson was there, I can't forget his name, and he told us to ...read more

  • You Can Have My Room

    Contributed by Jeffrey Dillinger on Dec 20, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,154 views

    YOU CAN HAVE MY ROOM Wally was a 7th grade student who was bigger than any of the other students in his Sunday school class. His mother had been an alcoholic when he was born, and as a result, Wally just did not have all the mental capabilities that the rest of his classmates had. But somehow he ...read more

  • Does He Know Me?

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Dec 20, 2010
     | 618 views

    "DOES HE KNOW ME?" A multinational company celebrated her 10th anniversary with a grand ballroom banquet. They invited the former president of the United States, President Gerald Ford. The coordinator was excited to receive the President at the airport. He turned to his boss, standing ...read more

  • My Own New Bike

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Dec 20, 2010
     | 646 views

    MY OWN NEW BIKE I remember when I was 8 years old I received what I had always wanted: I got a brand new Raleigh single speed bike, and it was blue with a white trim where the pipes were welded into the brackets, a black seat and chrome handles and painted blue mudguards that had a silver stripe ...read more

  • Prophecies, Religions And Christmas

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 19, 2010
     | 484 views

    PROPHECIES, RELIGIONS AND CHRISTMAS The prophecies of the Old Testament were part of what "held up" the tree of Jesus’ and supported His claims to be Messiah. Now, that’s not true of other men who’ve founded other world religions. For example: About 500 years before Christ was born, a man ...read more

  • Mary, Joseph, And Kiddushin

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 522 views

    MARY, JOSEPH, AND KIDDUSHIN David Stern comments, "The Hebrew/Aramaic word for betrothal is "kiddushin," which signifies "sanctification, separation," i.e., the setting aside and separating of a particular woman for a particular man. According to the Mishna, adultery during the betrothal period ...read more

  • Sin Mars Us

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 19, 2010
     | 492 views

    SIN MARS US During an all-night festival in Paris, five young people, apparently drunk, broke into the Orsay Museum and left a 4-inch gash in a priceless painting by Claude Monet. Culture Minister Christine Albanel said the painting could be restored, but she was deeply disturbed at the damage ...read more

  • The Destroyed Temple Is No Longer Regarded As ...

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 18, 2010
     | 555 views

    "The destroyed Temple is no longer regarded as the place of God’s earthly presence. The Temple built of stone has ceased to express the hope of Christians; its curtain is torn forever. Christians [now] look toward the east, the rising sun. This is ...read more

  • The Throne Of Christmas

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 18, 2010
     | 911 views

    THE THRONE OF CHRISTMAS In the very centre of Christmas cheer, amidst the silver bells, coloured baubles and lights, enormous sparkling chandeliers, banners and wreathes and beside a gigantic Christmas tree, there in the middle of everything stands a huge throne that dominates the centre of the ...read more

  • A Joyful Noise

    Contributed by Noel Herr on Dec 18, 2010
     | 682 views

    A JOYFUL NOISE You know, when our youth group went Christmas caroling, Emma was all aglow. We sang to her, perhaps not in the most angelic of tones----especially when we tried to sing "O, Come, All Ye Faithful", because the music we used wasn't the familiar tune we sang today. I felt kind of ...read more

  • Looks Great, But What Does It Do?

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Dec 17, 2010
     | 426 views

    LOOKS GREAT, BUT WHAT DOES IT DO? I once read about a certain Mr. Wahlstrom who purchased an old bombsight and took it apart to see what made it work. As he began to put it back together, he decided to add to it some spare parts he had from other projects. Over time, friends and neighbors took ...read more

  • Proof Of A New Heart

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Dec 17, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,559 views

    PROOF OF A NEW HEART A Sunday School Teacher asked a little girl in her class: "Do you think you have a New Heart?" "Yes I know so," replied the child. "What makes you so sure?" asked the teacher. The girl responded ...read more

  • An Audacious Rescue

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 16, 2010
     | 682 views

    AN AUDACIOUS RESCUE On 5th August this year the San Jose copper mine, in the Atacama Desert in Chile collapsed. 33 men were trapped in darkness. The world and their relatives feared that there was no hope. The depth of the mine, the lack of food and water, and the absence of any signs of life ...read more

  • What Would You Say?

    Contributed by Scott Sharpes on Dec 16, 2010
     | 951 views

    WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? A number of years ago a couple traveled to the offices of an Adoption Society in England to receive a baby. They had been on the waiting list a long time. They had been interviewed and carefully scrutinized. Now at last their dreams were to be fulfilled. But their day of ...read more

  • Someone Once Wrote, "When God Is Going To Do ...  PRO

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Dec 16, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 685 views

    Someone once wrote, "When God is going to do something wonderful, He begins with difficulty. If it is going to be something ...read more

  • Consider The Church That Had Appointed A Man And ...

    Contributed by Charles Jones on Dec 16, 2010
     | 590 views

    Consider the church that had appointed a man and a woman to co-chair an important church event. The man refused, saying "I'm not going to serve with a woman. If I tell her anything, the whole town will know." Not intimidated, the woman quickly ...read more

  • Can't Stop Crying  PRO

    Contributed by Charles Jones on Dec 16, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,138 views

    CAN'T STOP CRYING Consider this there was a story about a little boy who would not stop crying. No matter what his mother did, he would always cry. So one day this lady next door after hearing the baby cry thought she knew the answer to the problem and assured the mother that she could stop ...read more

  • Praise The Lord And "Amen"

    Contributed by Charles Jones on Dec 16, 2010
     | 836 views

    "PRAISE THE LORD" AND "AMEN" Story has it that there was a preacher that was trying to sell his horse. One day a potential buyer came to the church for a test ride. The preacher said, "Before you start, you should know that this horse only responds to church talk." Go is 'praise the lord' and ...read more

  • Outlived His Children

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 15, 2010
     | 615 views

    OUTLIVED HIS CHILDREN His weather worn face looked like ancient parchment stretched over a wire mesh skeleton and his eyes, haunted with memories, looked straight through me into my soul. As I gave my devotion that day I could tell that he understood the anguish Abraham must have felt as God ...read more