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  • The Boat

    Contributed by John Singarayar on May 13, 2021
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    A seeker decides to meditate alone, away from his place. He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation. After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own. With his eyes still more

  • Not Enough Salt

    Contributed by David Ward on Sep 12, 2019

    Dennis Kinlaw, former Asbury Seminary professor and Asbury College president, tells a story about growing up in rural Lumberton, North Carolina, during the depression. It was Dennis’ job, as a young boy, to rub salt into the meat his father brought home from hunting. He would rub salt into the meat more

  • Trust

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Nov 3, 2018

    Proverbs 3:5-8 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not rely on your own understanding for support. 6 In all your habits acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight 7 Don’t look at yourself as wise—fear God and leave evil 8 It will bring health to umbilical cord and refreshment more

  • Patience Is A Virtue

    Contributed by Pastor Randall Timblin on Aug 20, 2018
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    My Mother always used to say, 'Only Fools rush in, son!' As I grew and matured, I heard that a lot less because I started to see the wisdom in what she had said and the foolishness in which I, as a young man, was a prime example. Matter-of-fact, if you had looked up foolishness, you would more

  • Knowledge Vs Wisdom

    Contributed by Pastor Randall Timblin on Aug 20, 2018

    There is a big difference between knowledge and wisdom. First, let us understand that there is no such thing as wisdom unless it pertains to wisdom from God. All other earthly wisdom is foolishness, according to God. Now that we have that straight, what exactly is the difference. Well, my more

  • Mark 11:1-11

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Mar 20, 2018

    Jesus’ Mock Parade Imagine for a minute a grand parade. It might be one of those that celebrates military might with tanks and rockets. It might have brass bands, flags waving and marchers goose-stepping in rhythm, with a dictator either clapping from a grandstand or even at the head of the more

  • He Became One Of Us!

    Contributed by Chris Stringer on Mar 3, 2018
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    It was a cold winter morning, as I prepared my coffee and sit at the kitchen table. I kept hearing this sound, as something was hitting the window. I watched as this little bird continually flew back and forth into my kitchen window. I thought to myself, "This poor little guy is going to freeze." more

  • That Sounds Like A Cross To Me  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Feb 13, 2018
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    That Sounds Like a Cross to Me “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Mark 8:34 A little boy was playing in the yard. He fell and scraped his elbow. It was bleeding a more

  • Get In The Game: Be A Disciple For Christ

    Contributed by Pastor Randall Timblin on Oct 23, 2017

    Discipleship is never easy. It’s not something that you are born with. However, when you are born again, it is something you should plan on doing. Discipleship can be as simple as sharing your testimony with others. Some of us don’t even have a testimony but should. What were you more

  • Holding Up The Bridge

    Contributed by Jack Kale on Sep 30, 2017
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    Holding Up the Bridge By now you have probably noticed the construction of the new bridge spanning the gap between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze. Each week new additions to the construction have caught my eye as I’ve driven those three miles over the bay. Tug boats, barges, cranes, heavy more

  • Rain On The Rocks

    Contributed by Jack Kale on Sep 30, 2017

    Rain on the Rocks We were on the last morning of a five day float down the Buffalo River in Arkansas. Our family joined another for the second annual Kale-Parker river trip. Everyone had their own boat and each was packed with supplies ranging from coolers, cook-wear, clothes, fishing gear, more

  • Lifted

    Contributed by Jack Kale on Sep 30, 2017

    Lifted The lift looked like some kind of futuristic interplanetary transport device. Driven under the power of an operator with a complex remote control, the boat lift hoisted Ed’s Miss Mickey, a 50’ Bertram out of the water. 60,000 pounds was no problem for the lift that is said to be able more

  • The Laws Of Spiritual Motion!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Aug 14, 2017

    THE LAWS OF SPIRITUAL MOTION!!! The Fundamental Laws of motion designed by the all-wise God (discovered and revealed to us by Sir Issac Newton) says that we move forward whilst walking or running not just by exerting the force on earth with our feet by ourselves but by the propulsive force which more

  • Sow Indiscriminately

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Jul 15, 2017

    In the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13) Jesus spoke of the kingdom of heaven being like an indiscriminate sower. This contradicts theories surrounding church growth of targeting certain statistically measurable demographics. There is no such target audience in this parable. The seed of the kingdom more

  • Fail In Order To Succeed

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Jul 15, 2017

    An old axiom says that failure is the stepping stone to success. Are we afraid of failure? The road to success is paved with failures. Before the farmer in the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13) had a successful crop he failed in three areas. We fail in these same areas. We allow the devil to snatch more

  • How Urgent Do We Approach The Harvest

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Jun 13, 2017
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    In Matthew 9:38 Jesus describes driving workers into the field with the urgency of a harvest that cannot wait. Yet, so often our churches have become ho-hum about God's harvest. How can revival come to our land when our churches are so Laodicean in attitude? How can our dying western more

  • Preaching Fluff Versus Quality

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Jun 8, 2017

    I once lived in a town where there were two preachers who were polar opposites. The one was very charismatic and enthusiastic. But, he did not preach the Bible. I asked him one day why he didn't preach the Bible. His answer was that the people could read their Bibles at home. He preached more

  • Doctrinal Differences

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on May 27, 2017

    I began my Christian journey, like most I suppose, with a narrow doctrinal point of view. But, I was curious and did not stay within denominational boundaries. The graduate school of theology that I chose had professors who were from a wide variety of Protestant backgrounds. Professors there tried more

  • When A Moralistic Mission Misfires!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on May 22, 2017
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    Heard of anecdotes when something done with an apparently good intention but in a wrong way went haywire? Here’s one for starters... Who can forget a school time story told often to emphasize the importance of proper usage of punctuation marks? It is said that on account of a last-minute more

  • A Lesson In Hope

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Apr 1, 2017

    They still tell the story at William and Mary College of daffy, magnificent President Ewell. For a century and a half, this prestigious Virginia school had been a leader among American universities. Then came the Civil War. In the hard days of reconstruction that followed, William and Mary went more