Contributed by Darren Ethier on Apr 9, 2002
Lowell Ogden tells the story of a little boy who lived out in the country around the turn of the century. He had never seen a traveling circus, and one was coming to his town on Saturday. When he asked his father for permission to go, his dad said he could providing his chores were done early.
Contributed by Michael Gibney on May 19, 2002
In his book, Psalms of the Heart, George Sweeting illustrated a great truth from the experience of two Moody Bible Institute graduates, John and Elaine Beekman. God called them to missionary work among the Chol Indians of southern Mexico. Sweeting reports that they rode mules and traveled by dugout
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 13, 2002
Country Music Song Titles:
1. If You Can’t Live Without Me, Why Aren’t You Dead?
2. I Went Back to My Fourth Wife for the Third Time and Gave Her a Second Chance to Make a First Class Fool Out of Me
3. You’re the Reason Our Kids are Ugly
4. I’m Ashamed to Be Here, but Not Ashamed Enough to
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 5, 2002
“Worship does not satisfy our hunger for God—it whets our appetite. Our need for God is not taken care of by engaging in worship—it deepens. It overflows
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2002
Music is major influence for "mosaic" generation
On a recent edition of the radio program "For Faith and Family", pollster George Barna discussed the significant cultural influence music exerts on the Mosaic generation (those born between 1984 and 2002): "Music is really interesting because
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
The Duke of Wellington, the British military leader who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, was not an easy man to serve under. He was brilliant, demanding, and not one to shower his subordinates with compliments. Yet even Wellington realized that his methods left something to be desired. In his old age
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 18, 2001
The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.
Contributed by S Henriques on Jan 27, 2003
The English poet William Blake stood looking at a sunrise with a London merchant. The poet asked the shopkeeper, "What do you see?" The merchant replied, ’"I see a yellow disk which looks to me like a golden coin. What do you see?" The poet replied, "I see a host of angels, and they are crying,
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Feb 3, 2003
“I somehow sensed that destiny was waiting…a hunger had been birthed in my heart that just wouldn’t go away. The gnawing vacuum of emptiness in the midst of my accomplishments just got worse. I was in a frustrating funk, a divine depression of destiny…I just sensed that something awaited us from
Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 4, 2003
There’s a story of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, who was deeply immersed in meditation during a church service, and he failed to kneel at the appropriate moment. His enemies hurried to the bishop and demanded that Dante be punished for his sacrilege. Dante defended himself by saying, “If those
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 10, 2003
True biblical worship so satisfies our total personality that we don’t have to shop around for man-made substitutes. William Temple made this clear in his masterful definition of worship:
For worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness;
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jun 7, 2004
Christian author and speaker Jill Briscoe said:
We can worry or we can worship. Strangely enough, busy people find it a whole lot easier to worry than to worship.
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Mar 26, 2009
“Praise is prophetic power...to change your circumstances and to lift your burdens. Worship is like a victory
While the Liturgy daily builds up those who are within into a Holy Temple of the Lord, into a dwelling place for God in the Spirit, to the mature measure of the fullness of Christ, at the same time it marvelously strengthens [our] power to preach Christ, and thus shows forth the Church to those who
Bob Johnson from: http://tabernacle-of-david.com/catechism.html states:
The majority of the Psalms were originally sung as prophetic songs in David's Tabernacle. They account in detail the expressions of worship offered by the Israelites before the Ark of the Covenant. In addition, they
Contributed by Jun Suyat on Apr 25, 2011
WHO DID YOU COME TO WORSHIP?
Henry Ward Beecher was one of the great preachers of the 19th Century. He was ill one Sunday, so a substitute pastor walked up to the pulpit as the worship service began. Seeing that Dr. Beecher would not be speaking that day, a number of people got up and headed for
Contributed by Paul Decker on Jan 11, 2005
Jim Dunn was serving as the pastor of the First Baptist Church, and his wife, Gladys, was very friendly and welcoming to people.
One particular Sunday when the sermon seemed to go on forever, many in the congregation fell asleep.
After the service, to be sociable, she walked up to a very
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 4, 2005
Filled To The Brim! (07.05.05--Joy Every Day--Ecclesiastes 5:1-9)
When I was younger I remember being moved on more than one occasion, either by laziness or a predisposition to want to do something more “rewarding” on a Sunday morning, to prompt my dad with this question: “Why do we have to go
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2006
Less than half of American Christians view worship as ’top priority’ in their lives. . (Foster letter
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 10, 2006
Worship First: Of the 6 foundational faith practices- worship, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, stewardship and compassionate service—most churchgoers embrace wor-ship. A new Barna survey reveals that 75% of all adults, and 92% of churched adults; say it’s very important to them to worship