Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 26, 2007
The story is told of a man who requested in his will to be buried in a very unusual way. When he died, he wanted everyone to look upon him as successful, so he asked that after his death his body be placed propped behind the wheel of a brand new pink Cadillac, and to have a smile on his face and an
The Bounty’s Bible
The English ship Bounty, commanded by Lt. William Bligh, journeyed to the South Pacific in 1787. Many signed on considering the voyage a trip to paradise. Bligh appointed a young friend, Fletcher Christian, to the post of second in command. The Bounty stayed in Tahiti for 6
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jun 5, 2001
BIBLE STATISTICS: KJV
Number of books in the Bible: 66
Number of promises given in the Bible: 1,260
Predictions: over 8,000
Fulfilled prophecy: 3,268 verses
Unfulfilled prophecy: 3,140
Number of questions:
Contributed by David Haun on May 26, 2004
In a former church I served, a mother started reading the Bible to her young son. A few weeks later they were reading from the Gospel of John. When she read John 3:16, her son commented, "Oh, I know this. This is an old one..." Being familiar with a Scripture can do that to us. We can "know"
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 21, 2003
In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 6, 2009
LOOKING FOR ANSWERS
Sometimes we look in the wrong places to find answers. The story is told of a drunk who was seen by a police officer looking for something. The drunk was down on his hands and knees and explained in slurred speech to the police officer that he was looking for his wallet.
Contributed by Billy Nale on Oct 18, 2009
GENERATIONS AND THE BIBLE
A new research report from the Barna Group examines recent nationwide studies on how different generations of American adults view and use the Bible. For the purposes of this research, the Mosaic generation refers to adults who are currently ages 18 to 25; Busters are
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 20, 2009
THE WORD OF GOD--THE OWNER'S MANUAL
As a kid, I remember a very popular game. Simon Says. Usually played at school or parties, several of us would do whatever "Simon" told us to do, as long as it was preceded by the phrase: "Simon Says".
It seems to me that we have become a society of "Simon
WHAT DID JESUS BELIEVE ABOUT THE SCRIPTURE?
The Scripture is without error (John 17:17).
The Scripture is historically reliable (Jonah – Matthew 12:40).
The Scripture is God’s authority over Satan (Matt. 4:1-11).
The Scripture is accurate according to Creation (Matt. 19:4).
The Scripture is
Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Feb 22, 2020
Consider Bill, who was just a young man at the time. He had tried preaching, but didn’t always feel the power of God or see any results. One of his contemporaries, Charles Templeton, got into academia and started to believe scripture as flawed and outdated. Bill wondered about all of this. A
Voltaire was born in Paris, France in 1694. As a philosopher, historian and free thinker, he became a most influential and prolific writer during what has been called the Age of Enlightenment. He vehemently opposed the Christian faith and wrote many rather scoffing works expressing his disdain
What is the Bible?
"THIS BOOK contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers.
Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be
Billy Graham was once asked,
"If you had to live your life over again, what would you do differently?"
“One of my great regrets is that I have not studied enough, I wish I had studied more and preached less. People have pressured me into speaking to groups when I should
“God has hidden every precious thing in such a way that it is a reward to the diligent, a prize to the earnest, but a disappointment to the slothful soul. The nut is hidden in its thorny case; the pearl is buried beneath the ocean waves; the gold is imprisoned in the rocky bosom of the
TEN REASONS TO STUDY THE SCRIPTURES
1. Will strengthen your personal life (1 John 2:14).
2. Will strengthen your assurance of salvation (1 John 5:13).
3. Will strengthen your confidence in your relationship with God (1 John 5:14).
4. Will undergird the effectiveness of your prayers (John 15:7).
Children can surely come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as amply testified by the following well known believers...
Polycarp, the great church father, was nine when he was saved.
Matthew Henry was eleven.
Jonathan Edwards, America’s greatest theologian, was seven.
Hymn writer, Isaac Watts,
"Divine Inspiration is not asserted of the authors of Scripture but of the writings themselves. But inspiration was not mechanical. The Holy Spirit did not destroy the personality and individual characteristics of the individual writers but rather so worked through the entire being of the
The Bible Passes The Prophecy Test! There are literally thousands of prophetic predictions made in the Bible. Some of these prophecies are quite dramatic in nature. For instance, Isaiah mentions Cyrus the Persian King, by name, 125 years before he was born.
Not a single one prophecy made in the
Professor Emeritus of Science at Westmon College, Peter Stoner, has calculated the probability of one man fulfilling the major prophecies made concerning the Messiah. The estimates were worked out by twelve different classes of 600 college students.
The students carefully weighed all the factors,
The Bible is referred to in many different ways. We speak of it as God's Word, the Good Book, the Holy Scriptures, and the Sword of the Spirit. It is also known as the Book of books and the Living Word. Some call it simply THE Book, for nothing else seems necessary. It stands alone, towering