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  • If He Gets Loose

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 20, 2013
     | 773 views

    IF HE GETS LOOSE The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mic. Unlike todays wireless mics, this had a wire attached to it. He was an energetic preacher and as he preached, he swung his hands and he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mic cord as he went. Then he moved to one ...read more

  • On Fasting  PRO

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 20, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,115 views

    ON FASTING The Didache, is a first or second century document that relates to us outside the New Testament the teaching of the early church. This document "prescribed two fast days a week: Wednesday and Friday." For early Christians; this was seen as a regular part of daily discipleship. John ...read more

  • The Hummingbird And The Vulture  PRO

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 23, 2013
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,886 views

    THE HUMMINGBIRD AND THE VULTURE Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over the desert. All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet. But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for the colourful blossoms of ...read more

  • Quotes On Discipleship

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 2, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,492 views

    QUOTES ON DISCIPLESHIP It's been said, 'A student learns what his teacher knows, but a disciple becomes what his master is.” One great writer on discipleship put it this way: ...read more

  • The Orange Blessing

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 2, 2013
     | 1,216 views

    THE ORANGE BLESSING In the late 1800’s while crossing the Atlantic on an ocean-liner, the English Baptist pastor and evangelist F.B. Meyer was asked to preach to the first class passengers. At the captain's request he spoke on "Answered Prayer." An agnostic who was present at the service was ...read more

  • The Obedience Of Gladys Aylward

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jan 23, 2013
     | 1,003 views

    THE OBEDIENCE OF GLADYS AYLWARD Gladys Aylward, missionary to China, during the 1930s as a young woman she left her home in England and sailed to China. Here she opened a home for orphaned children who'd been left to starve or wander the streets. When the Japanese invaded China, Gladys was ...read more

  • Timanthes And The Do-Over

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jan 5, 2013
     | 518 views

    TIMANTHES AND THE DO-OVER Over 2,000 years ago a young Greek artist named Timanthes (Tim-an-thes) painted this picture - The Sacrifice of Iphigenia. Before he painted this masterpiece when the artist Timanthes (Tim-an-thes) was a young man, he studied under a well-known and highly respected ...read more

  • Who Am I?

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Dec 15, 2012
     | 638 views

    QUOTE John Newton: • “I am not what I could be, • I am not what 1 should be, • But I am not what I used to be" • How imperfect and deficient I am! • I am not what I wish to be, • Although I abhor that which is evil and would cleave to what is good. • I am not what I hope to ...read more

  • Rock Of Ages

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 4, 2012
     | 855 views

    ROCK OF AGES "Rock of Ages" is a popular Christian hymn by Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady, written in 1763 and first published in The Gospel Magazine in 1775. Tradition says the hymn was written when Augustus Toplady was walking in the gorge of Burrington Combe in the Mendip Hills in ...read more

  • Uh, That's "Maranatha"

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 1, 2012
     | 922 views

    UH, THAT'S "MARANATHA" An elderly Christian lady attended a Christian conference gathering, similar to Keswick/Spring Harvest etc. For her it was really the first time she had mixed with Christians from other denominations. This really blessed her and opened her eyes to the richness of Christian ...read more

  • Curing Nail-Biting

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 20, 2012
     | 636 views

    CURING NAIL-BITING Talking of bad habits I did hear the story of an elderly couple. The wife proudly boasted that "she had cured her husband of biting his nails." When someone asked her, "How did you manage ...read more

  • Top Ten Preachers  PRO

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 7, 2012
    based on 5 ratings
     | 693 views

    TOP TEN PREACHERS A man wrote to a pastor of a large Church saying, "I am visiting your city and I would like to preach in your Church." The pastor wrote back saying, "Thank you for the offer but we are already sorted for in this area." The man wrote again saying, "I feel I ought to preach ...read more

  • Alan Redpath: "The Conversion Of A Soul Is The ...

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 14, 2012
     | 846 views

    Alan Redpath: "The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment, but the manufacture of a ...read more

  • The White Man

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 8, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,110 views

    THE WHITE MAN When Wycliffe Bible translator Doug Meland and his wife moved into a village of Brazil's Fulnio Indians, he was referred to simply as "the white man." The term was by no means complimentary since other white men had exploited them, burned their homes, and robbed them of their ...read more

  • Geddie's Mission

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 2, 2012
     | 626 views

    GEDDIE'S MISSION Dr. John Geddie was a Scots-Canadian missionary who was known as "the father of Presbyterian missions in the South Seas." In 1848 he pioneered missionary work in the New Hebrides islands, Aneityum (Anatom) and worked there for God for 24 years. On the tablet erected to his ...read more

  • The Holmes Brothers On Pride

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 2, 2012
    based on 1 rating
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    THE HOLMES BROTHERS ON PRIDE The brilliant physician and writer Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., and his brother John represent two radically different views on the subject of flattery. Dr. Holmes loved to collect compliments, and when he was older he indulged his pastime by saying to someone who ...read more

  • Integrity

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Aug 1, 2012
     | 1,354 views

    Quote: Francis Bacon: • “It is not what men eat but what they digest that makes them strong; • Not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; • Not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; ...read more

  • Faith Like That

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jul 2, 2012
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     | 1,428 views

    FAITH LIKE THAT The bishop's car ran out of petrol. His wife, who was a passenger remembered seeing a garage half a mile back down the road. He got out the car and started to search the boot of the car for a container, but the only one he could find was his baby grandson's potty - so that had to ...read more

  • Service And Usefulness

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jun 8, 2012
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     | 623 views

    SERVICE AND USEFULNESS The great Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer, Niccolo Paganini willed his marvellous violin to city of Genoa on condition that it must never be played. The wood of such an instrument, while used and handled, wears only slightly. But set aside, it begins to ...read more

  • Compromise

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on May 20, 2012
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     | 1,362 views

    COMPROMISE A hunter went out into the forest to shoot a bear. With winter fast approaching he planned to make a warm coat out of the bearskin. Soon he saw a bear coming toward him, he raised his gun and took aim. "Wait," said the bear, "why do you want to shoot me?" The hunter replied: ...read more