THE ONLY SUNLIGHT THEY SEE
Two orphaned brothers stay in a slum district of New York City. One of them is crippled and hardly leaves the room. The older brother has to take care of him and buys him food.
His younger brother lamented one day that he has not seen the sunlight for a long
WE STUDY THE BIBLE TO LISTEN TO HIS VOICE
"We study the Bible to listen to His voice that comes from outside our experience, not to listen to our own voice that is crying from within.
"His Word is not one of many. It is the only Word that has been there from all eternity because it comes
Remember there were TWO basins of water mentioned in the Bible. One, Herod used it to wash his hands -- "this has nothing to do with me". The other one, Jesus used it to wash His disciples' feet. It has nothing to do with Him too. It's the job of slaves but He did it. And He
John Maxwell, a famous author and writer of many books on leadership, shared that once he was visiting his parents and needed to make a conference call. He needed a quiet place and his father let him use his office.
As he sat at his desk, he noticed a card next to the phone with these words
HENRY FORD: THE BANG ON THE TABLE
In 1896, Henry Ford attended a company event where Thomas Edison (the great inventor) was the guest of honour. His friend introduced him to Edison as "the man trying to make a car that runs on gasoline."
Edison asked young Henry Ford a host of questions and
In the book, The Three Edwards, Thomas Costain described the life of Raynald III, a 14th century duke in what is now Belgium. Grossly overweight, Raynald was commonly called by his Latin nickname, Crassus, which means "fat."
After a violent quarrel, Raynald's younger brother Edward led a
FREE TO BE YOUR SLAVE
Elisabeth Elliot wrote a beautiful prayer, in "A Lamp for My Feet":
"Lord, break the chains that hold me to myself; free me to be Your happy slave – that is, to be the happy foot washer of anyone today who needs his feet washed, his supper cooked, his faults overlooked,
THE THREE RACES
A boy realised that God had made him fast. He wanted to have a race in his village to prove his speed. People from his village and the surrounding villages were invited, either as competitors or spectators. A wise man came to watch the race, which the boy won easily. Everyone
LOVE IS FACE-TO-FACE
By Erwin Raphael McManus in SOUL CRAVINGS – PREQUEL, pp. 28ff:
"I once met a girl named Kim, and I fell in love. I pursued her with my love and pursed her with my love until I felt my love had captured her heart. So I asked her to be my wife, and she said no." I could
COMMITMENT VS. SURRENDER
In The Incredible Power of Kingdom Authority there is an account of a conversation between the late Adrian Rogers and Rev Josef Tson, the Romanian pastor, author, and president of the Romanian Missionary Society who survived years of persecution and exile under cruel
AN OUTWARD EXPRESSION OF AN INWARD EXPERIENCE
David Ring was born with cerebral palsy. He had complications at birth and he was technically dead for 18 minutes after delivery. No oxygen reached his brain and a portion was permanently damaged.
His family’s story was catastrophic – his father
There was a TV documentary about the food we eat. Someone decided to test the quality of food in one of America’s most famous fast-food restaurants. The 30-day plan was to eat nothing but fast food – morning, noon, and night.
Tests were done prior to the experiment and would be done after
THE PROCESS IS THE POINT
Steven Furtick (Founder of Elevation Church) in SUN STAND STILL, p. 195-96:
It's human nature to want to skip straight from the promise to the payoff. Who doesn't want to get right to the good stuff? But the process is invaluable. The process is a time of
THE BLACK AND WHITE BOXES
I have in my hands two boxes which God gave me to hold. He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black, and all your joys in the white." I heeded His words, and in the two box both my joys and sorrows I stored.
But though the white became heavier each day, the
THE ARTIST IS NOW KNOWN
In 2002, a drawing was discovered in what used to be a maid's room in one of the museums. The chalk drawing of a candlestick was one of 5 drawings sold collectively to the museum in 1940 for $60.
For decades, it sat in the storage until one day a visiting scholar
JEHOVAH IS STILL GOD
Gladys Aylward, missionary to China more than 50 years ago, was forced to flee when the Japanese invaded Yangcheng. But she couldn't leave her work behind. With only one assistant, she led a 100+ orphans over the mountains toward Free China.
During Gladys's harrowing
SEEING/FEELING THE TRUTH
The earth rotates on its axis once each day. Since the circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901.55 miles, a spot on the equator rotates at approximately 1,037.5646 miles per hour (1,669.8 km/h).
In addition to the rotational speed of the earth spinning on
Charles Spurgeon says:
You look at man as he is, and what can he do? He can do nothing! Jesus already says, 'Apart from Me, you can do nothing.' (John 15:5) But look at man with
HE DIDN'T ASK
A man works as a signalman by the sea, giving important signals to the ships as they move into the narrow harbour. On one stormy night, a ship crashed because they couldn't see his signals.
He was taken to court because they wanted how the accident happened. The judge asked,
HOLINESS AND HAPPINESS
Quote taken from an article "9 Points for Preaching on the Problem of Evil" by Norman L. Geisler, a distinguished professor of apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California:
"The stark truth is that God is more interested in our holiness than in