Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Jun 10, 2019
A Prayer for Preachers
O God, our Father;
you love all your children.
Those at home and those away from home.
As I proclaim the gospel,
may your voice be heard, calling.
May Christ our Lord be praised.
Good news; hope for the hopeless
Good news; love for the broken
Good news; forgiveness at the
Contributed by Fred W. Penney on May 29, 2019
A gentleman decided to withdraw from society and its busyness. He joined a monastery and took a vow of silence.At the end of each year he could say two words.
At the end of the first year of absolute silence, he met with his supervising monk and was given the opportunity to say two words. With
Suppose you take a tour of an art museum that is advertising a look at the most important work in all of history.
The curator points out some famous and priceless works by Picasso, Rembrandt and others. Then, he says to you, "I want you to see the most significant painting ever created",
Contributed by Fred W. Penney on May 23, 2019
There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village.
As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite few big fish.
The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many
Contributed by Fred W. Penney on May 20, 2019
The debt has been paid… (forgive us our debts…)
The graduating class of Morehouse College got a surprise gift on Sunday (May 19, 2019) when billionaire Robert F. Smith announced during his commencement speech that he would pay off the entire student debt of the graduating class.
Student loans in
Contributed by Charlie Roberts on May 12, 2019
Not because me, but because of You!
Illus. From Guideposts, “Miracles of Healing”
There was a woman and her son Mark that went shopping in a large department store one day. On their way down to the main floor her son hopped on the escalator. She then followed. Suddenly her son Mark screamed like
Contributed by Fred W. Penney on May 6, 2019
Broken Windows … (Little improvements can make a big difference)
Social psychologists and police officers tend to agree that if a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken. This is as true in nice neighborhoods as in rundown ones. One
Contributed by Fred W. Penney on May 6, 2019
On one occasion during my college days in Peterborough I was invited to the Dean of Students residence for a social gathering. Hoping to find food aplenty I was disappointed to see the large dining room table containing a lonely plate of bagels. I quickly grabbed one, but my first bite was more of
Saw a guy with his new car the other day, or at least it sure seemed new the way he admired it walking away backwards from it almost to the point of stumbling over the curb. You know one thing we like to do, is show off the new. I could relate with the man, he couldn’t stop looking at the shiny
Contributed by Fred W. Penney on May 1, 2019
Prayer and Conversion - A Janitors’ Story
Peter Schneider arrived at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, in 1947-48. A German, who had spent time as a prisoner of war, he was now working as a janitor. He spoke almost no English, so we students could not communicate well with him.
Contributed by C. Philip Green on Apr 18, 2019
Just this last Monday (April 15, 2019), many of us were horrified to watch the great Cathedral of Notre Dame on fire. Its great spire toppled into the roof of the cathedral, and many feared that Paris’ most iconic landmark would be a total loss after standing for 850 years.
However, early the
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Apr 15, 2019
HELLO, MY NAME IS PETER
It’s Thursday evening
and we were enjoying a private dinner with the JESUS. It should have been a great celebration, But Jesus kept talking about betrayal and death. WE couldn’t understand what he was getting at, then he broke the bread and told us it was his body. Then He
When Stoyan was twelve, they imprisoned his protestant pastor father. His father remained in custody for ten years. “At first,” he said, “they held him in a secret police place in our city.” “Every morning one of the guards would take some of his own human waste and spread it on the piece of toast
Contributed by Tony Abram on Mar 28, 2019
20 Beautiful One-liners you can use.
1. Give God what's right - not what's left.
2. Man's way leads to a hopeless end - God's way leads to an endless hope.
3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
5. Are you
Shake it together! If we placed the parts of a wrist watch in a bag and began to shake it; how long do you think it would be, before it came together, and function properly? Both the world and the watch had a creator, designer, and maker.
The world did not begin as a result of a big bang. God
Contributed by Taiwo Oyadiran on Mar 23, 2019
I like to tell this story about my son as a 2-year-old. I always liked to give him a shower/bath and like most kids that age, he liked playing with the water.
Many times, when there’s water and soap on his head and face, he, of course, had to close his eyes. That part he didn’t like. No kid would
Story from Insanity of God Tavian, pages 183-185:
Up four flights of creaking stairs, in a tiny apartment, we met a white-haired, stooped-over, shell of a man. It was clear that, earlier in his life, he had cast a longer shadow. He invited us into his apartment. The aged furnishings made the room
WOW! Do we know in 2016 there were 33,000 distinct denominations? It is estimated by 2025 there will be 55,000 denominations? Wow? You can’t get along with others? Just go out and start your own?
C.H. Spurgeon penned the words: The time will come when
WE NEED TO BELIEVE GOD TO BE CALLED OUT, SET ASIDE, TO HEAR THE CALL OF GOD TO BE FAITHFUL, A PECULIAR PEOPLE…
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his
Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Mar 12, 2019
Two young boys are playing happily in the garden and are great companions for some time, but then something bad happens. One boy gets ill and is stunted and is never the same again, while the other one grows to full and healthy mature manhood even though he suffers far more than his sick