Things you do when you are obsessed with biblical prophecy:
1. You always leave the top down on your convertible in case the Rapture happens while you are driving!
2. You never buy green bananas.
3. Bar code scanners make you nervous.
4. You refuse a tax refund check because the amount comes
When a little boy in a suburban Philadelphia Sunday School class was asked where Jesus was born, he quickly answered, "Philadelphia!"
The teacher said, "No, try again."
The little boy thought about the question and said, "How about Pittsburgh?"
When the teacher
An understanding of the Rapture can be gained from understanding the Jewish Wedding Tradition.
IN THE JEWISH WEDDING TRADITION,
• As the young man becomes of age to marry,
• He builds a room onto his father’s house,
• So there will be a place
• For him and his bride to live.
WHEN THE YOUNG
Introduction: A lot of us might remember the acronym P-U-S-H, standing for Pray Until Something Happens! The other day, something happened to me to give a bit of a humorous slant or angle on that idea.
Text: Proverbs 3:13-14, KJV: 13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth
‘Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house
Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in
Kids say the darndest things.....even in church!
One day as I was cleaning, I began singing one of my favorite gospel songs, "Soon and very soon, we are
going to see the King!" I just love that song.
Well, my young son, Cory, was in the next room listening to my song. Suddenly, he
A five year old boy had only one line to remember in a church Christmas pageant.
Appearing in angel's garb, he was to say to the audience, "Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy! After practice, the little lad asked his mother, "What in the world does "tidings"
Did you know that dolphins sleep with one eye open? It’s true.
They do so because they can only ever let one side of their brain sleep at a time. When the left side of the brain sleeps, the right eye will close, and vice versa. This isn’t some weird, ambidextrous stunt they’re
In December 1903, after many attempts, the Wright brothers were successful in getting their "flying machine" off the ground. Thrilled, they telegraphed this message to their sister Katherine: "We have actually flown 120 feet. Will be home for Christmas."
Katherine hurried to
In his book, Science Speaks, Peter Stoner applies the modern science of probability to just eight Messianic prophecies regarding Christ. He says, "The chance that any man might have fulfilled all eight prophecies is one in 10 to the 17th. That would be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000." (one
If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator;
If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist;
If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist;
If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us
Pastor Clifford S. Stewart of Louisville, Kentucky, sent his parents a microwave oven one Christmas when microwaves were a new thing for many Americans. Here's how he recalls the interesting experience:
"They were excited that now they, too, could be a part of the instant generation.
The word "maranatha" is a Syriac expression that means: "our Lord comes." It was used as a greeting in the early church. When believers gathered or parted, they didn't say "hello" or "goodbye" but "Maranatha!" If we had the same upward look
A little boy and girl were singing their favorite Christmas carol in church the Sunday before Christmas.
The boy concluded singing "Silent Night" with the words, "Sleep in heavenly beans." "
No," his sister corrected, "not
Biblical prophecy provides some of the greatest encouragement and hope available to us today. Just as the Old Testament is saturated with prophecies concerning Christ's first advent, so both testaments are filled with references to the second coming of Christ.
One scholar has estimated that
The "fear nots" used in the biblical narratives of the birth of Christ:
The "fear not" of SALVATION: "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings...which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a
After the wedding, the little ringbearer asked his father, “How many women can the groom marry?”
“One,” his father said. “Why do you ask?”
“Because the pastor said he could marry sixteen,” the boy said, puzzled.
“How’d you come up with that?” his father asked.
“Easy,” the little boy
Contributed by James Snyder on Nov 24, 2023
What would Thanksgiving be without a turkey? I read somewhere that over 45 million turkeys are purchased during the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m unsure if that’s correct, but I believe it comes close to the mark.
Thanksgiving is always my favorite time because the focus of Thanksgiving is food.
Introduction: “God is no respecter of persons!” How many times have we heard that during an invitation? It’s sad, but this is another verse that’s been misapplied over the years.
Text: Acts 10:34, KJV: 34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of
I was raised in the church. My dad pastored 65 years. I graduated college and was married. We returned home for Christmas. We all gathered around the tree. I remembered my speedometer and God’s goodness. My wife and mom handed out the presents. Each family member had several gifts. In the