Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
SO,... YOU SAY YOU BELIEVE?
A. W. Tozer wrote, “Fortunately only a few things are matters of life and death, such as a compass for a sea voyage or a guide for a journey across the desert. To ignore these things is not to gamble or take a chance; it is to commit suicide. Here it is either
Contributed by Betty Johnson on Aug 18, 2008
On the coast of Scotland, at the top of a steep and dangerous cliff there stood a little company of rescuers planning how they might let someone down over the edge in order to search for the one who was lost and to take a rope to him. They wanted to use a small shepherd boy who was used to the
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Aug 24, 2008
KEEP LOOKING FORWARD
I was watching the Olympic rowing competition the other day and found it fascinating. It’s called "Sculling," where eight men are in a boat, powerfully rowing to the finish line. I was amazed to see their back to the finish line and they were totally dependant on the man
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2008
Corrie ten Boom, that saintly lady who endured such brutality from the Nazis in Ravensbruck during World War II, once said that she had learned to hold everything loosely in her hand. She said she discovered, in her years of walking with Him, that when she grasped things tightly, it
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2008
God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to. -Elisabeth Elliot
Contributed by Michael West on Nov 22, 2008
It isn’t enough for believers to carry the Bible in their hands; they must let the Holy
Contributed by Timothy Darling on Dec 12, 2008
What is a Signet Ring?
For us, in these days of DNA and fingerprints, signatures, endorsements and notaries, the idea of a signet ring is kind of odd. Different cultures have done different things to set official approval on documents. In China, today, they still use a chop. A chop is a rubber
Contributed by Michael West on Dec 20, 2008
God wants to give you his far and beyond favor. Look for Him in everything. Seek Him. Trust Him. In every
Contributed by Tony Abram on Dec 22, 2008
The Christian walk is much like riding a bicycle; we are either moving forward or
Contributed by Tony Abram on Dec 22, 2008
The highest pinnacle of the spiritual life is not happy joy in unbroken sunshine, but absolute and undoubting trust in the love of God. A. W. Thorold
The more we depend on God, the more dependable we find he is.
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Jan 29, 2009
A pastor named Wayne Field asks a series of profound questions:
“What would happen if we applied the same standards of loyalty to our Christian activities that we expect from other areas of our lives?
If your car starts every three tries, is it reliable?
If the post carrier
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Feb 8, 2009
Miracles are beyond our ability...
"In the early 1980’s, Carol Cymbala decided to “make a little tape for the church,” and when she had trouble finding enough appropriate songs, she began writing them. Although she cannot read or write music, the Lord has given her a special gift to direct and
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Feb 19, 2009
This is a huge concept for us: loyalty. It is huge because loyalty in my opinion is narrowly practiced on our society. It is present but usually limited to loyalty to oneself. And loyalty affects a very special area of our lives: the social arena. Loyalty or lack of loyalty has a major impact upon
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 11, 2009
Several years ago I went with a group of men to an obstacle course in Northport. Some people call these a "ropes" course. The goal is for your group to move through a series of obstacles as you build trust and a spirit of teamwork. For me the most challenging obstacle is the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
SPURGEON ON TRUSTING GOD
Charles Spurgeon writes:
"There is One who cares for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and His omnipotent hand shall bring you the needed help. The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. He, if you are one of His
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
YOU CAN TRUST GOD
A Canadian pastor, in a period of great turmoil, received the faithful help of God he needed from reading about the following true incident.
In his town the local parks commission had been ordered to remove the trees from a street they were going to widen. As they were
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
THE GRAY AREA
I heard a story about a 90-year-old grandfather who was complaining to his grandson about getting old. He said, "The worst part is the diapers." He continued, "I don’t mind wearin’ them, it’s just the name I hate. Depends! If I have to wear a diaper, I don’t want there to be any
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 18, 2009
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door.
It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the
Dr A. C. Dixon: “When we rely on organization, we get what organization can do; when we rely on education, we get what education can do; when we rely on eloquence, we get what
Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009
THE DEEP ROOT EFFECT
I remember vividly a trip to a dentist for "deep root" surgery. I was told that as the nerve in my tooth was most likely dead, there was no need for an anaesthetic. I trusted the dentist as he selected which long wire to insert into my cavity to remove what ever was left