Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jan 7, 2009
“One day, people are going to forget about the Heisman Trophy, the jump pass and the national championship. One day, this [championship] ring is going to rust. There are only four things that are going to last forever: God, his word, people and rewards.”
"Because I’m so passionate about it, and
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jan 14, 2009
A baseball team was running relays for conditioning. Each player had to put the ball in the next players glove. The players ran as as fast as they could, but then some started dropping the ball. All their work and effort was for nothing without the ball.
In the same way, we can run the
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Apr 6, 2009
Grapevine Faith’s football team was scheduled to play the Gainesville State School. Gainesville was 0-8 and only scored two touchdowns all year. Gainesville was a state school. Many of the kids had been convicted on drugs and assault and robbery. The families of many of them had disowned them. They
Contributed by Joe Fain on Apr 6, 2009
Marbles of love ministry
(As presented to Bible Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon, KY 40456)
1151 s. dogwood drive
berea, KY 40403
Greetings in Christ Name:
We would like to introduce you to a ministry that we feel God has laid upon
Contributed by Tim Smith on May 28, 2009
Robert Lewis writes, “In 1851, many of the most accomplished engineers in the country thought James Roebling was out of his mind. That year, he began to work on the unthinkable: building a bridge over the Niagara River Gorge. Disaster was nearly universally predicted. There was the sheer
Contributed by Greg Bond on Dec 28, 2009
The first step in developing specific prayers for your community, oddly enough, is to pray. Start with a specific prayer, asking God to open your eyes to those areas in your community that have the most influence. Ask Him to open your eyes to those things which are beneficial, and those which are
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
No people in history have had as many opportunities to hear the truth about God, to learn how salvation can be found by turning to Jesus Christ, than those who live in this country at the end of the 20th Century. Do you realize there are 450,000 churches in the United States. In fact, 24% of
Contributed by Terry Dashner on Dec 21, 2001
How valuable is salt? 40 million tons are required each year to fill our needs. Homer called it divine. Plato called it a "substance dear to the gods." Shakespeare mentioned salt 17 times in his plays. Perhaps Leonard da Vinci wanted to send a subtle message about purity lost when he painted "The
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
The Gospel is a universal language that crosses the barriers of time to impact the lives of ordinary
His name is Bill. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of
college. He is intelligent. Kind of esoteric and very, very bright.
He became a Christian while attending college. Across the street from the
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
The job of the church is not to impact the church, but to impact the world.
It’s like a huddle in a football game. 67,000 people don’t pay $25.00 a ticket to watch the Titans huddle. What if you went to a Titans game and for 2½ hours you watched 11 men stand in
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Sep 24, 2003
WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE
Christ met unbelievers where they were. He realized what many Christians today still don’t seem to understand. Cultivators have to get out in the field.
According to one count, the gospels record 132 contacts that Jesus had with people. Six were in the Temple; four in
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 7, 2008
‘Grow as You Go.’ The first sermon in this series took us to Moses and his encounter with God. We were told that God had a role, an important one at that, for Moses and it was in line with God’s plan and story and not Moses’ plan and story. In other words, we ‘grow’ in our Christian faith and
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Mar 16, 2008
On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur, there was once a little life-saving station. The building was primitive, and there was just one boat, but the members of the life-saving station were committed and kept a constant watch over the sea. When a ship went down, they
I received the following story as one of those “dreaded” forwarded emails. I think it’s a fitting way to end a Wednesday Lenten message on Obedience ----from the eyes of a child.
Story of God lives under the Bed.
I envy Kevin. He thinks God lives under his bed. One night he was praying out
Contributed by John Akosile on May 28, 2008
Be sober, vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” He wants to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
IN OR OUT OF THE FORT?
One of the things I find really neat about this area is all of the forts. You have Fort Morgan, all the Forts over at Pensacola NAS. We have had forts all over this country since the day the Pilgrims first landed, up to right now. Some were made of wood, stone, brick and
Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 29, 2012
THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE
Back in the 1980s, a man visited 18 different churches of differing beliefs to find out what churches are really like. The man said that he sat near the front. After each service he walked slowly to the rear; then returned to the front; and then back to the foyer using
Contributed by Kelly Mitchell on Jan 10, 2013
In 1 John 4:18, we are assured that Love defeats fear. That’s good news. But be careful not to read that God’s Love, and God’s Love alone drives out fear. It can. It does. However, some things are very difficult to fight alone. Go back and read verse 12 of Chapter 4 as well. There we are
Contributed by David Simpson on Jan 15, 2013
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
Have you ever been in on one of those guided tours of any of a number of caves around our country ... like Ruby Falls, or Carlsbad Caverns or another one. Our family went to the Carlsbad Caves in New Mexico years ago. And as they do in so many places, they’ll turn out the