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  • Deacons And Lights

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Oct 7, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    DEACONS AND LIGHTS In our church, we have someone that does the maintenance and replaces light bulbs and things like that. They do not want their pastor to do this for two good reasons: 1) I know very little about maintenance, and my church knows that I know very little. 2) They don't more

  • How Much More Grievous Are The Consequences Of ...

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 29, 2011

    "How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes more

  • It's Not The Water  PRO

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 29, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    IT'S NOT THE WATER Little Betsy had faithfully attended baptism classes. Her mother, wanting to be sure her daughter understood its significance, asked, "Honey, what does baptism mean?" "Well, it isn't the water that makes you clean ..." she began. Smiling, Mother thought, Yes, she more

  • In Appreciation

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 17, 2011

    IN APPRECIATION In Enterprise, Alabama, you will see one of the most unusual monuments ever built. It is a monument to honor the boll weevil, the little insect that nearly destroyed the cotton on which the town's economy depended. Why a monument to so destructive an insect? Because before more

  • Reactions Can Be Worse Than Actions  PRO

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 12, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    REACTIONS CAN BE WORSE THAN ACTIONS While in seminary, I worked at a local Christian radio station. Part of my duties was to take hourly meter readings from the transmitter and place them on a log sheet that was subject to FCC review. The building featured indoor/outdoor green carpet, and the more

  • One Hour

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 6, 2011

    ONE HOUR A child loved his dad but seldom saw him. The man was so busy with so many things to do. The child collected bottles and cans, did odd jobs and seemed to be always trying to make money. One day he asked his father, "How much do you make in an hour?" The dad said, "$20.00, why?" more

  • Drinking Coffee And Talking

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 2, 2011

    DRINKING COFFEE AND TALKING One evening a man and his wife called another couple to see what they were doing. "Oh," said the other wife, "we're just drinking coffee and talking." As she hung up the phone, she demanded, "Why don't we ever do that? They're just drinking coffee and talking." more

  • When I Was Your Age...

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 2, 2011

    WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE... A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in 9 holes before he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off, an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee more

  • Tommy's Dog

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 2, 2011

    TOMMY'S DOG Tommy, one of my neighbor's grandsons, walked into the convenience store and asked the clerk for a box of Tide so that he could wash his dog, Petey. The clerk was appalled and told the boy, "Son, you can't use Tide on a dog. It might hurt him. Are you sure you want Tide?" "Oh, more

  • Rocking The Bridge

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 1, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    ROCKING THE BRIDGE A mouse rode the back of an elephant across a bridge. The bridge bowed and swayed. After the crossing, the mouse looked down and said, "Boy, we sure rocked that bridge didn't we?" I wonder, more

  • God's Forgiveness Is Instant, Complete, ...

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 30, 2011
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    GOD'S FORGIVENESS IS INSTANT, COMPLETE, PERMANENT One of our church members had an issue with a family member. That family member had been so unkind and hurtful for so long, that it seemed things would never change. Our member prayed to God for help. Another family member spoke to the hurtful more

  • Forgiven

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 30, 2011

    FORGIVEN My pastor for most of my life, Dr. Harold Sightler, used to tell of a woman bad to shout. (He would stop there and say, I mean "good" to shout.) When they mentioned Jesus in sermon or song, she would say, "Hallelujah, praise the Lord." The dead, dry church she attended didn’t like more

  • A Religion Worth Having  PRO

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 30, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    A RELIGION WORTH HAVING Dr. F. E. Marsh used to tell that on one occasion he was preaching on the importance of confession of sin and, wherever possible, of restitution for wrong done to others. Afterward a young man came up to him and said: "Pastor, you have put me in a sad fix. I have wronged more

  • The Reverend And The Rose

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 30, 2011

    THE REVEREND AND THE ROSE Rev. Jerry Parnell, pastor of the Canaan Baptist Church of Anderson, South Carolina, will often conclude one of his sermons with an illustration using a live rose. He tells how that God gives us a fresh flowing in life, but that over the course of time we make bad more

  • Jesus Saves Me Now

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 30, 2011

    JESUS SAVES ME NOW The old version used to tell us that He was able to keep us from falling. The new version, giving a closer rendering of the Greek, tells us that He is able to guard us from stumbling. So He can. So He will. But we must trust Him. Moment by moment we must look into His face, more

  • Life's Deeper Meaning

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 29, 2011

    LIFE'S DEEPER MEANING Examining life for deeper meanings is a twentieth century preoccupation. We assume that things are not what they seem. Words disguise Hidden Feelings. Actions symbolize Something Else. We sometimes try too hard to discover the hidden meanings when there just might not be more

  • Sin Of Omission

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 25, 2011

    SIN OF OMISSION We see sad events transpiring today: Mothers smothering children and fathers shaking babies. But if one did not do this and if they said, "I didn’t strike the baby, I just never fed the baby, I never changed a diaper. I never placed a warm blanket over the baby. I didn’t DO more

  • Focus On Christ

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 25, 2011

    FOCUS ON CHRIST The healthiest people do not think about their health; the weak induce disease by morbid introspection. If you begin to count your heartbeats, you will disturb the rhythmic action of the heart. If you continually imagine a pain anywhere, you will produce it. And there are some more

  • I Shall Be Alive...

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 11, 2011

    I SHALL BE ALIVE... One of the penetrating churchmen of the past generation was Reverend James Gordon Gilkey. While living in Portland, Oregon, he was told by his physician that he had an incurable disease. Death could not be averted, nor long delayed. What did he do? Here is his own more

  • Tearing Of The Veil

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 10, 2011

    TEARING OF THE VEIL QUOTE: Note 194 “This veil, which was the thickness of a palm breadth, was sixty feet long and thirty broad, and separated the Holy and Most Holy Places. Various attempts have been made to explain this strange phenomenon on naturalistic grounds, such as the earthquake, or as more