Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 9, 2000
When Karl Barth was speaking at Chicago University, he was asked by one of the students what was the most profound theological statement he had ever reached. He
Contributed by Howard Harden on Jan 18, 2001
My wife and I recently visited with a couple who were the proud parents of a baby boy, just over a year old. As soon as we entered their home, we noticed that everything about this house was dedicated to protecting their baby. There were plastic plugs in the
electrical outlets to keep the baby
Contributed by Kris Young on Feb 15, 2001
A fellow who had been reared in the city bought a farm and several milk cows. In the feed store one day he complained his best cow had gone dry. "Aren’t you feeding her right?" asked the store owner. "I’m feeding her what you’ve been selling me," said the man. "Are you milking her every day?"
Contributed by Michael Stover on Mar 14, 2001
Evangelist J. Wilbur Chapman recounted a testimony given by a man in one of his meetings. The man said: I got off at the train depot one day as a tramp. For a year I had begged on the streets. Badly in need of food, I touched a man on the shoulder and said, "Mister, please give me a dime." As
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Mar 15, 2001
A small boy had been consistently late for dinner. One particular day his parents had warned him to be on time, but he arrived later than ever. He found his parents already seated at the table, about to start eating. Quickly he sat at his place, and then noticed what was set before him--a slice of
Contributed by Alan Stokes on Apr 22, 2001
In his book The Counselor, A.W. Tozer said, "Spell this out in capital letters: THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON. He is not enthusiasm. He is not courage. He is not energy. He is not the personification of all good qualities, like Jack Frost is the personification of cold weather. Actually, the Holy
Contributed by Tim Zingale on May 7, 2001
A Gaelic legend tells of an eagle swooping down and carrying a little baby to it lofty nest. The strong men of the village tried to scale the high and rugged cliff, but each one failed. Then past them went a small, frail woman, climbing the sheer precipice and returning the baby to safety.
Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Feb 10, 2001
The Bible says, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts." How do I know if I am hearing his voice you say?
One time, I made a homemade kite. I used about a thousand yards of my grandmothers crochet thread for the string. I let that kite out as far as I could on that string. So
TERTULLIAN, ONE OF THE THEOLOGIANS OF THE EARLY CHURCH, EXPLAINED THE TRINITY IN A METAPHOR. GOD THE FATHER HE DESCRIBED AS "A DEEP ROOT, THE SON AS THE SHOOT THAT BREAKS FORTH INTO THE
YES, THE CONCEPT OF THE TRINITY IS VERY DEEP, BUT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO UNDERSTAND ITS DEPTH, THINK OF IT IN THE WORDS OF THE ANGLICAN CATECHISM WHICH SAYS, "FIRST, I LEARN TO BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER WHO HAS MADE ME AND ALL THE WORLD. SECONDLY, IN GOD THE SON WHO REDEEMS ME, AND
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jul 9, 2001
Illus.: “Adopted by Christ”
John was born into a family of 12 children. They were very poor. He was the youngest. He never remembered his father eating a meal with the rest of the family. He had to work long hours to feed his family. One day his father ran off with another woman,
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jul 9, 2001
Illus.: “Billy Finds a Home”
It happened many years ago, in a small town in one of our southern states. One evening, during an electrical storm, a bolt of lightning struck a house, setting it on fire. The fire spread quickly and burned the house to the ground. A man and his wife
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Aug 30, 2001
C.S. Lewis observed, "You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 11, 2002
IN THE CENTER OF CONTROVERSY
In many Christian circles the Holy Spirit is either neglected, forgotten, or misunderstood.
The One given to unite the body of Christ is the center of controversy…
So often Christian work is so rigidly programmed that it seems we need no longer depend on Him--yet
Contributed by Michael Bird on Jan 15, 2002
To the artist He is the One Altogether Lovely.
To the architect He is the Chief Cornerstone.
To the astronomer He is the Sun of Righteousness.
To the baker He is the Living Bread.
To the banker He is the Hidden Treasure.
To the biologist He is the Life.
To the carpenter He is the Sure
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
Invisible in His own nature [God] became visible in ours. Beyond our grasp, He chose to come within our
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 10, 2002
A man who was raised in a cult (A cult is a group that changes either the person of Jesus or the redemptive act of the cross) over a period of years gradually rejected the rules and works of religion. One day he cried out to a friend, "You’ve
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 20, 2002
THE FELLOWSHIP OF GOD
The New Bible Dictionary says:
“In his essential life, God is a fellowship. This is perhaps the supreme revelation of God given in the Scriptures: it is that God’s life is eternally within himself a fellowship of three equal and distinct persons, Father, Son and Spirit,
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Mar 18, 2002
Pastor D. James Kennedy said in a sermon, “I remember years ago talking to a man in his home about Christ and asking him who he thought Jesus was. He said, ‘Oh, He’s a wonderful man. He was the greatest man who ever lived, the most loving and gracious person who ever walked upon this