During the Middle Ages there was a popular story which circulated about Martin of Tours, for whom Martin Luther was named. It was said that Satan once appeared to St Martin in the guise of the Savior himself saying that he was Jesus.
Martin was ready to fall to his feet and worship this
The Hope (literally, the "certainty") of Christ's Return and His Glorious Appearance is a…
* living hope (1Pe 1:3)
* blessed hope (Titus 2:13)
* joyful hope (1Th 2:19)
* comforting hope (1Th 4:13-18)
* hope of
A guy sees a sign in front of a house: "Talking Dog for Sale." He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees an old black mutt just sitting there. "You talk?" he asks.
"Yep," the mutt replies.
Acts 2 explains that before the Holy Spirit came and indwelt the believers at Pentecost, they were in unity. The Greek word is homothumadon, which the King James translates with the phrase “in one accord.” It’s a musical term that means to strike the same notes together.
We all know what it is
Notice the repeated emphasis on the Resurrection of Christ throughout the book of Acts. How can we do any less today in our preaching and teaching! Do you frequently mention the resurrection of Christ from the dead? If not, you should preach like Peter and Paul!
1. The pivotal point in Peter's
Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Dec 3, 2023
The ingredients of our life can lead to joy if we look at them from God’s viewpoint.
I am reminded of the family that sat down to a meal with their grandpa and dad, an old farmer. The farmer was asked to ask the blessing on the breakfast of biscuits and gravy. They bowed their heads as the
At the end of the 19th century, two French writers went to visit the well-known French scientist, Peirre Berthelot. Berthelot was a kind of a scientific prophet. He forecast some of the weapons of mass destruction which would appear in the next century.
He said to the writers, "We have only
In 1884, a devastating famine struck India, claiming over 50 lakh lives. In the midst of despair, Christian organizations from America, driven by compassion, sailed to India to provide medical aid and sustenance. Dr. John, accompanied by his daughter Ida Scudder, arrived in Ranipet. The dire
En 1884, una hambruna devastadora azotó la India y se cobró más de 50 lakh de vidas. En medio de la desesperación, organizaciones cristianas de Estados Unidos, impulsadas por la compasión, navegaron hacia la India para brindar ayuda médica y sustento. El Dr. John,
In the quiet routines of everyday life, a seemingly ordinary event unfolded – a postman knocking on a door, bearing a letter. A child-like voice responded from within the house, promising to come and receive the letter. However, minutes passed without any sign of the resident. The postman's
En las tranquilas rutinas de la vida cotidiana, se desarrolló un evento aparentemente ordinario: un cartero llamando a una puerta con una carta. Una voz infantil respondió desde el interior de la casa, prometiendo venir a recibir la carta. Sin embargo, transcurrieron los minutos sin
Sa tahimik na gawain ng pang-araw-araw na buhay, isang tila ordinaryong kaganapan ang naganap - isang kartero na kumakatok sa isang pinto, na may dalang sulat. Isang boses na parang bata ang tumugon mula sa loob ng bahay, na nangakong darating at tatanggapin ang sulat. Gayunpaman, lumipas ang mga
Noong 1884, isang mapangwasak na taggutom ang tumama sa India, na kumitil ng mahigit 50 lakh na buhay. Sa gitna ng kawalan ng pag-asa, ang mga organisasyong Kristiyano mula sa Amerika, na hinimok ng habag, ay naglayag patungong India upang magbigay ng tulong medikal at kabuhayan. Si Dr. John,
An understanding of the Rapture can be gained from understanding the Jewish Wedding Tradition.
IN THE JEWISH WEDDING TRADITION,
• As the young man becomes of age to marry,
• He builds a room onto his father’s house,
• So there will be a place
• For him and his bride to live.
WHEN THE YOUNG
A five year old boy had only one line to remember in a church Christmas pageant.
Appearing in angel's garb, he was to say to the audience, "Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy! After practice, the little lad asked his mother, "What in the world does "tidings"
‘Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house
Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in
Things you do when you are obsessed with biblical prophecy:
1. You always leave the top down on your convertible in case the Rapture happens while you are driving!
2. You never buy green bananas.
3. Bar code scanners make you nervous.
4. You refuse a tax refund check because the amount comes
Introduction: A lot of us might remember the acronym P-U-S-H, standing for Pray Until Something Happens! The other day, something happened to me to give a bit of a humorous slant or angle on that idea.
Text: Proverbs 3:13-14, KJV: 13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth
Kids say the darndest things.....even in church!
One day as I was cleaning, I began singing one of my favorite gospel songs, "Soon and very soon, we are
going to see the King!" I just love that song.
Well, my young son, Cory, was in the next room listening to my song. Suddenly, he
When a little boy in a suburban Philadelphia Sunday School class was asked where Jesus was born, he quickly answered, "Philadelphia!"
The teacher said, "No, try again."
The little boy thought about the question and said, "How about Pittsburgh?"
When the teacher