Contributed by Melvin Newland on Aug 14, 2001
A few years ago Calvin & Hobbes were my favorite cartoon characters - Calvin, the hyper-active little boy with a wild & vivid imagination, & his companion, Hobbes, a tiger.
Well, in one cartoon Calvin & Hobbes were lying in the shade of a tree on a summer afternoon discussing the important
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 Peter Loughman on Jul 1, 2008
Have you ever lost your driver’s license?
Isn’t it a traumatic event? I have lost my driver’s license several times over the years and each time it made my life difficult. For all practical purposes I lost my identity. I couldn’t write a check – stores will not take a
Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 27, 2008
A key step to coming home is to take responsibilities for one’s life and stop blaming God, others, even the old Devil
Contributed by Michael West on Sep 29, 2008
The Son of God came for this purpose: to destroy the devil’s work. NCV
Jesus not only came to restore and to redeem, but to wage war. When is the last time you destroyed anything evil? Have you toppled any strongholds lately? This week? Will you next week? Evil can be destroyed in many different
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 14, 2008
When we studied this in our small group, we looked at the story of a man who was possessed by a bunch of demons. He was wild. He tortured. Casting Crowns has written a song telling this story. And I found a video that has dramatized the story and song. Let’s take a
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 16, 2009
Integration forced some people to change their behavior. Reconciliation invites the changing
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
GOD RESTORES BANGED-UP PEOPLE
Gary Inrig’s story in his book, Quality Friendships:
Years ago, one family had a son who was in the Korean War. They had not heard from him for 10 months and were very concerned. Time went on and the war ended. Finally their son called home. The mother was
I have this attic over my house. There are all sorts of things up there; most of them non-life forms. Among the assorted things I do not understand is a myriad of electrical and mechanical devices. The most evil of those is a disconnect for the two zone heat and air units. It’s a safety device.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
HOW TO BE RENEWED
William Hinson, Sr. retired pastor of First United Methodist Church in Houston, the largest church in American Methodism tells the story about a time when he was going to Columbia, South Carolina to preach in a revival. He had not slept well the night before and had gotten up
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on May 6, 2009
The death of Jesus Christ is the propitiation for our sins. ‘Propitiation’ is a difficult word and isn’t in everyday use. A minister tells the story of going home with a member of his congregation who had under one arm a gift-wrapped box and in his other hand a bunch of flowers. Both of those
Contributed by Tyler Edwards on Jun 24, 2009
The one thing that has always impressed me about beggars is that they know how to make money. I don’t mean that to be insulting I really don’t it is impressive. I remember a few years ago I was in my office working and this car pulled up. A couple came in and asked if we could help them out with
Contributed by Tony Abram on Aug 11, 2009
Hope stands up to its knees in the past and keeps its eyes on the future. There has never been a time past when God wasn’t with us as the strength beyond our strength, the wisdom beyond our wisdom, as whatever it is in our hearts--whether we believe in God or not--that keeps us human enough at
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Sep 25, 2009
It’s like the work done on various Television programmes. Take one run down house or barn crying out for restoration, or a few rooms of a house in desperate need of decoration, or the Vicarage kitchen in need of a refit! Jesus takes us as we are, however run-down, how ever messy our lives might be,
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2009
Not too many years ago newspapers carried the story of Al Johnson, a Kansas man who came to faith in Jesus Christ. What made his story remarkable was not his conversion, but the fact that as a result of his newfound faith in Christ, he confessed to a bank robbery he had participated in when he was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2009
Sinners Need Restoration like Cast Sheep Need Rescued
One of the dangers facing a sheep is that it becomes ‘cast’ and one of the challenges facing a shepherd is to make sure that his sheep do not become cast. A cast sheep is one that has turned over on its back and is, become of it lack of agility
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Jan 2, 2007
Bob had been a Christian for about 6 years and had come to Dallas to head up a major city wide evangelistic campaign, hosting a daily radio program and working with some of the largest churches in America. He was beginning to think he was close to reaching the ultimate in Christian maturity -
Contributed by Jesse Roncales on Mar 12, 2010
James Innel Packer, in his article, Poor Health may be the Best Remedy, says,
“Perfect physical health is promised not for this life, but for heaven, as part of the resurrection glory that awaits us in the
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Apr 4, 2010
A young woman is being abused by the person she is living with. She feels powerless and no longer in control of her life. Oh, she has not been physically assaulted, nevertheless she feels hurt, scared and humiliated. She is being threatened and bullied and harassed. She is constantly put-down and
Contributed by Tony Abram on May 19, 2010
A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.
A SUBJECTIVE person came along and said: "I FEEL for you, down there."
An OBJECTIVE person came along and said:
"It’s logical that someone would fall, down there."
A CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST came along: