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  • I Heard A Story From A Preacher Named Paris ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Sep 25, 2008
     | 400 views

    I heard a story from a preacher named Paris Reidhead in an excellent sermon he preached called Ten Shekels and a Shirt. Reidhead tells about two young Moravian Christians who heard about an atheist British man who owned an island on which he owned 2,000- 3,000 slaves. The man decided that no ...read more

  • Volunteers And Servants  PRO

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Apr 29, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,148 views

    VOLUNTEERS AND SERVANTS “Volunteers raise their hand to be called on. Servants are called by the Hand of God. Volunteers do work for God. Servants do work with God. Volunteers get tired of the work, Servants are tired in the work. Volunteers pray their work will succeed. Servants ...read more

  • The Estimated Total Number Of People Living In ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Oct 17, 2007
     | 495 views

    The estimated total number of people living in the US with a viral Sexually Transmitted Disease/Sexually Transmitted Infection (STD/STI) is over 65 million. Every year, there are at least 19 million new cases of STDs/STIs, some of which are curable. More than $8 billion is spent each year to ...read more

  • Fred Got Home From His Sunday Round Of Golf Later ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Oct 14, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 603 views

    Fred got home from his Sunday round of golf later than normal and very tired. "Bad day at the course?" his wife asked. "Everything was going fine," he said. "Then Harry had a heart attack and died on the 10th tee." "Oh, that’s awful!" "You’re not kidding. For the whole back nine ...read more

  • Consider Jonathan Edwards: "'sinners In The ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Sep 11, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 541 views

    Consider Jonathan Edwards: “’Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God’ was one of the most famous sermons preached by [him], and it is reported that his listeners were brought to points of “weeping, swooning, crying out, and convulsions.” The most interesting report, however, is that “Edwards read the ...read more

  • According To The Barna Group The "Percentage Of ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Aug 25, 2007
     | 346 views

    According to the Barna Group the “percentage of adults nationwide who have attended a church [worship] service in the past seven days” in 2004 was 43%” (1) The University of Michigan found that “weekly church attendance is higher in the United States than in any other nation at a comparable ...read more

  • Several Years Ago, An Experiment On Endurance ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Aug 9, 2007
     | 613 views

    “Several years ago, an experiment on endurance was conducted at the University of California at Berkeley involving Norwegian field rats. The rats were placed in a tub of water, where they were forced to swim until they grew exhausted and finally drowned. During the first experiment, the researchers ...read more

  • I Recently Finished The Book, D-Day, By Stephen ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Jun 26, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 402 views

    I recently finished the book, D-Day, by Stephen Ambrose. D-Day occurred on June 6, 1944 when allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy by ship and plane to defeat Hitler’s evil Nazi Germany. There are literally thousands of stories of bravery and heroism to tell from that day, but I want to ...read more

  • A Wealthy Man And His Son Loved To Collect Rare ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Apr 10, 2007
     | 688 views

    A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while ...read more

  • Blaise Pascal, The French Mathematician And ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Mar 12, 2007
     | 371 views

    Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician and philosopher, wrote "there is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man that cannot be filled by any created thing ...read more

  • Worship Presupposes That God Is, That He Can Be ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Mar 12, 2007
     | 336 views

    “Worship presupposes that God is, that He can be known by man, and that His perfections set Him far above man.” (“Worship” 1987, 1070) “Worship.” The New International Dictionary ...read more

  • Worship Originates In The Understanding Of God ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Mar 12, 2007
     | 567 views

    “…worship originates in the understanding of God as creator and redeemer.” (“Worship” 1993, 982) “Worship.” Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. ...read more

  • The Memory Of Charles Haddon Spurgeon Has Been ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Mar 4, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 423 views

    “The memory of Charles Haddon Spurgeon has been cherished among evangelical Christians for over the past 100 years. Many Christian leaders consider him to be the greatest preacher England ever produced. He is commonly hailed as the "Prince of Preachers". Over 63 volumes of published sermons still ...read more

  • The Humans Do Not Start From That Direct ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Feb 16, 2007
     | 382 views

    “The humans do not start from that direct perception of Him which we, unhappily, cannot avoid. They have never known that ghastly luminosity, that stabbing and searing glare which makes the background of permanent pain to our lives. If you look into your patient’s mind when he is praying, you will ...read more

  • You Know It's A Bad Church Business Meeting ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Feb 16, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 626 views

    You Know It’s A Bad Church Business Meeting When... …People arrive at the meeting, clutching copies of books about "spiritual abuse." …You’re asked to try on a pair of bloody gloves. …A loyal supporter presses a can of Mace into your hands. …The church constitution suddenly becomes ...read more

  • A Roman Catholic Priest […] Was Making His Way ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Feb 8, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 873 views

    “A Roman Catholic priest […] was making his way down [an] alley to his parked car, [when] a man suddenly emerged from the shadows, thrusting the muzzle of a revolver into his ribs demanding, ‘Hand me your wallet!’ Offering no word of protest, the priest immediately began to comply. As he reached ...read more

  • As Christians, Our Identity In Christ Far ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Jan 30, 2007
     | 798 views

    “As Christians, our identity in Christ far transcends our identity in our work. We are children of the living God, fearfully and wonderfully made and deeply loved by the Father.” (Boa 1997, 51) Boa, ...read more

  • If Our Work Efforts Are To Have Any Redeeming ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Jan 30, 2007
     | 374 views

    “If our work efforts are to have any redeeming value, then they must contribute in some way to God’s agenda, that is, to preserving the things that He values.” (Boa 1997, 26) Boa, Kenneth, ...read more

  • Most Of Our Adult Lives Are Spent Working. If A ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Jan 30, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 414 views

    Most of our adult lives are spent working. If a person works outside the home for eight hours a day and five days a week, then you work 2,080 hours a year. There are only 8,760 hours in a year, and if you spend the same amount of time sleeping as you do working, you only have 4,600 hours remaining. ...read more

  • John Phillips Writes, "Counterfeit Love Is [a] ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Jan 21, 2007
     | 338 views

    John Phillips writes, “Counterfeit love is [a] worthless coin in the kingdom of God.” (Phillips 1969, 196) Phillips, John. Exploring Romans: An ...read more