Contributed by William Jewett on Nov 2, 2000
One New Year’s Day, in the Tournament of Roses parade, a beautiful float suddenly sputtered and quit. It was out of gas. The whole parade was held up until someone could get a can of gas. The amusing thing was this float represented the Standard Oil Company. With its vast oil resources, its
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 27, 2001
[Clothes Make a Church]
A Methodist church tried to get a man to attend, but he never did.
"Why don’t you come?" the minister asked, and the man finally admitted it was because he didn’t have proper clothes.
So a member of the congregation took him to a clothing store and got him a
Contributed by Daryl Bahn on Jul 7, 2001
Andy was raised in a Christian home and knows all about God—but lately he’s wandered away. He’s become more concerned about “keeping up with the Joneses” and keeping up with the bills. Church has become less important, and God no longer is a part of his daily life.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 18, 2001
While pastoring in West Texas, I learned to true meaning of Matthew 7:1, "Judge not..." I consider myself a friendly person. Our new neighbors were two truck drivers. One morning I spoke, and there was no response from the neighbor. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and tried again on another
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than going to McDonalds makes
Contributed by Mark Hiehle on Jul 20, 2001
I heard a seminar speaker say that you always need to let people know an overview of any speech you are about to give. The reason he said, was that people
Contributed by John Hamby on Jul 24, 2001
The consummate storyteller Charles Swindoll says “ If the same thing happened to sleepers today, every church would have to build a morgue in the basement. There isn’t an experienced preacher who hasn’t faced the most incredible (sometimes hilarious ) slumbering saints in the
Contributed by Ray Navarro on Dec 7, 2001
It was a dark and stormy night.
You could hear the thunder in the distance. Bats flapped their wings in the darkness of the night.
There the castle stood. The wolves were howling; the trees were swaying in the wind as it whistled.
And inside the castle, a faint light shown…from a
A minister named Russ Blowers was once asked to speak at Rotary Club about his profession. He wanted to say more than “I’m a preacher.” So this was his talk, “Hi, I’m Russ Blowers. I’m with a global enterprise.
We have branches in every country in the world. We have representatives in
Contributed by Martin Wiles on Apr 29, 2002
George Barna does a great deal of research in religious circles. In surveys taken a few years ago (1996 and 1997), he found some amazing facts. Most Americans, including many professing Christians, believe that people are inherently good and that there primary purpose is to enjoy life as much as
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 26, 2002
There was a family who decided to move to the country.
They bought a ranch and made plans to raise cattle.
They completed the relocation process and set about building their ranch, and about six months later some friends came to see them.
They wanted to see the ranch and the cattle.
Contributed by David Parks on Aug 15, 2002
No One Expected Me!
I dreamed death came the other night
And heaven’s gate swung wide.
With kindly grace an angel fair
Ushered me inside.
And there, to my astonishment
Stood folks I’d known on earth.
Some I’d judged and labeled as
“Unfit”, “Of little worth”.
Indignant words rose
Churches present state-- Barna did a recent pole and 90% of the USA claims to be Christian. He then did another pole and asked certain Christian concepts - Here are the results:
He asked Christians what Jesus’ Great Commission was from Matthew 28:19,20 - 86% responded with the wrong answer or did
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 21, 2002
Rowland V. Bingham, founder of the Sudan Interior Mission, was once seriously injured in an automobile accident. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.
The following day, when he regained consciousness, he asked the nurse what he was doing there. "Don’t try to talk now, just rest,"
Contributed by Timothy Jones on Jan 13, 2003
JOKE: A guy named Pete gets a job as a switchman with the railroad, and he had weeks of training. Finally the day came, and the supervisor takes him into the switch booth to test his readiness. The following conversation takes place:
Supervisor: "Imagine you were sitting here alone and you
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 23, 2003
Tolstoy wrote, “Don’t judge God’s holy ideals by my inability to meet them. Don’t judge Christ by those of us who imperfectly bear His
Contributed by David Dykes on Mar 31, 2003
There is a difference between reconciliation and forgiveness. In the cross, Jesus provided for the forgiveness of everyone. But not everyone will be reconciled with Him–because they won’t seek to be reconciled with Him. Dietrich Bonhoeffer forgave his Nazi guards, but he was never reconciled with
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 23, 2003
Consider what would happen in some cases if we settled for 99% correct:
We would have no phone service for 15 minutes each day
1.7 million pieces of first class mail would be lost each day.
35.000 newborn babies dropped by doctors and nurses each year.
200,000 people would
Contributed by Tom Doubt on Jul 11, 2003
The mantle of righteousness that comes with forgiveness is made of vertical and horizontal threads. The vertical threads are the relationship between us and the Lord, representing our restored relationship. Horizontal threads are the relationships we have with others, established by our forgiving
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Aug 3, 2003
I read a story this week about a woman who was the only English teacher in a small rural school. She described what she called “the mixed pleasure of teaching my own three sons.” They begged her not to call on them in class, use them as examples, or tell any family stories— rules to which their mom