Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 23, 2012
BAPTISM LONG AGO
Centuries ago the circumstances of one's baptism would come on Easter eve at midnight. In the semidarkness, he or she would disrobe and descend into the waters to be immersed three times, in the name of the Father, then the Son, and finally the Holy Spirit. The newly baptized
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 9, 2012
After a presentation on the Evidences of God in Science four physics professors came up to Hugh Ross afterwards. Hugh asked if any of them could deny any of what had been presented. They said they could not. He then asked, "Why are you not ready to accept the conclusions?"
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 7, 2012
TELL THEM I AM COMING
I really liked the movies that were made about a decade ago regarding the life of Wyatt Earp. One was made starring Kevin Costner and the other with Kurt Russell. I remember a scene in the one with Kurt Russell where after one of his brothers
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 2, 2012
Years ago I read an autobiography of a lady named Patty Roberts. She had been the wife of Richard Roberts and the daughter in law of Oral Roberts. She and Richard were often the musical portion of Oral Roberts television specials. Patty had a simple faith and struggled with the financial aspect
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 11, 2012
THAT'S MY COUNTRY
George Shultz, when Secretary of State during the Reagan administration, kept a large globe in his office. When newly appointed ambassadors had an interview with him and when ambassadors returning from their posts for their first visit with him were leaving his office, Shultz
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 7, 2012
DEPRESSIONS OF SPIRIT
One Sunday morning in 1866, the famous preacher C. H. Spurgeon shocked 5,000 listeners from the pulpit of London's Metropolitan Tabernacle he announced, "I am the subject of depressions of spirit so fearful that I hope none of you ever gets to such extremes of wretchedness
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 5, 2012
INGERSOLL AND THE PATIENCE OF GOD
Robert Ingersoll, an American Agnostic, after delivering one of his addresses, pulled his watch from his pocket and said, "According to the Bible, God has struck men to death for blasphemy. I will blaspheme Him and give Him five minutes to strike me dead and
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Feb 16, 2012
COUNT YOUR MANY BLESSINGS
While on a short-term missions trip, Pastor Jack Hinton was leading worship at a leper colony on the island of Tobago. A woman who had been facing away from the pulpit turned around.
"It was the most hideous face I had ever seen," Hinton said. "The woman's nose and
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Feb 13, 2012
THE WINDOW TO YOUR LIFE
If your life were a window with the world on one side and Jesus on the other then how clearly would those who know you be able to know Him? Is the window too dirty to see thru? Are the shades down most of the time? Do you only open them when you go to church?
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Feb 6, 2012
THE IMAGINARY BALL
A golfer who had been playing badly went to a psychiatrist who told him to relax by playing a round of golf without a ball. "Do everything you would normally do, but use an imaginary ball."
The golfer tried it the next day. He stepped up on the first tee, imagined he got a
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Feb 1, 2012
In the early 1970s the Dallas Cowboys had a star running back named Duane Thomas who was kind of a head case. One year the Cowboys made it to the Super Bowl and someone asked Duane Thomas what he thought about playing in the "ultimate game." He replied "If this is the Ultimate Game,
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 23, 2012
SALT IN THE SHAKER
A strange sign greets visitors to Vienna, Austria. Translated from the German, it says, "Welcome to Vienna, where the salt is in the saltshaker." What they mean is that they "don't put salt on the streets in the winter"!
The church is the salt of the earth, but we do no
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 3, 2012
THE WORLD: A TEMPORARY CONTAINER
The first garbage day after Christmas must be the biggest garbage day of the year. You can tell what most people got for Christmas by just looking at the garbage pile in front of the house. We usually throw out all the boxes--unless you have children who like to
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Dec 12, 2011
MY LIFE IS IN HIS HANDS
Chuck Colson tells about going to Salem, OR. & preaching to prisoners there. Kathy Trocoli went with him, sang the song, "My Life is in His Hands."
After the service was over, one of the inmates came up to Kathy and said, "I really want to thank you for singing that
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Dec 6, 2011
AM I STILL YOUR CHILD?
What if Lynne and I adopted a child and brought him/her into our home. That child might be so thankful that every day they might ask, "Can I mow the lawn today, can I do the dishes for you, do you need a foot massage?"
That would be great, but it would break my heart
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Oct 31, 2011
Imagine if I had two checkbooks sent to me and I could use either one. One was connected to my account and the other to Bill Gates. If I was going to buy a new Rolls Royce this week, then how foolish would it be to even try to use mine.
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Oct 13, 2011
GOD IS BUILDING A TESTIMONY
A young man in his 20s came to faith in Christ after many years of bad choices and consequences and of breaking the hearts of his mother and others around him. The reality of his genuine conversion was proven over the dramatic change that continued throughout his
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Sep 29, 2011
TOUCHED BY THE LORD
In the Welsh Revival of 1901, under the ministry of Robert Murray McCheyne, so great was the revival that every tavern and pub in Wales went broke.
How many anti-alcohol sermons did McCheyne deliver? None.
How many tirades against taverns?
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Sep 29, 2011
"If nature does not wish that weaker individuals should mate with the stronger, she wishes even less that a superior race should intermingle with an inferior one...the strongest and best who must triumph and that they have the right to endure. He who does not wish to fight in this
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jul 7, 2011
Winston Churchill once defined a fanatic as someone who can’t change his