Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Aug 16, 2020
How do we find rest through the chaotic mess the accuser continually throws at society? By coming, believing and trusting with the faith of a child!
By trusting in our God given measure of faith and realizing everything is going to be alright, because God says it will and that’s enough!
A couple once asked me: "What must we do to get married?"
I answered: "All you have to do is say, I do."
But, I ask you, was this all?
What about the ring, the marriage license, the blood test and the wedding ceremony? Are these also parts of getting married?
Baseball And The Curious Case Of Scooter Gennett
Baseball is known for its surprises. It's a beautiful game that lets grown men play a kids game. For more than a century of baseball and thousands of games, only 16 men have homered four times in one game. The last was Josh Hamilton, five years
On June 30, 1859, one of the greatest tight-rope walkers in history, Charles Blondin, became the first man in history to walk across Niagara Falls. Approximately 25,000 people watched him walk a 1,000-foot line suspended above the raging falls without any safety nets. When he safely reached the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 5, 2015
In the Ice Age movies a squirrel is on a never ending quest for the acorn. He tries and he tries to get that acorn, and meets with a variety of misadventures along the way. He never succeeds in getting the acorn.
In one of these movies, the squirrel has a "near death" experience, and finds himself
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 18, 2014
In his novel The Source, James Michener described a period in Jewish history around 170 BC when the Jews in Palestine faced severe persecution. Greek officials came to Jerusalem and read an edict that forbade any Jew from worshipping Yahweh, and ordered them to lay their hands on an unclean pig
PREPARE TO BE EMBARRASSED
"One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Word of God, read it and believe it. Then the rest of us
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Dec 23, 2012
*Dr. R.G. Lee was the much loved pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis from 1927-1960. One day when R.G was a little boy, he asked his mother what was the happiest day of her life. Her name was Elizabeth. And she thought back to the time of the Civil War when she was a little
Contributed by Joe Bertone on Jul 23, 2012
In the book, Jesus Freaks, is the story of the Hine family. They lived in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. At that time it was very dangerous to be Christian in Cambodia. They were arrested one day for being Christians and thus enemies of the revolution and bad blood.
Contributed by Bryce Thorpe on May 17, 2012
HE'LL ALWAYS CATCH YOU
I love to play with my kids. Even as they have gotten older, they bring me a great deal of joy. But, I confess, it was easier when they were young. Especially my daughter, now 21, used to love it when I threw her in the air. But, as you might guess, that wasn't always
Contributed by David Tack on Nov 24, 2011
"What can be proved requires no faith to accept. Faith rests upon the character of God, not upon the demonstrations of laboratory or logic...To try to find a common ground between the message of the cross and man's fallen reason is to try the impossible, and if persisted in must result in an
Contributed by Billy Nale on Apr 16, 2011
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2009
The Mathematics of Christmas
In the famous 1947 film classic Miracle on 34th Street, which was re-made in recent years, a man claiming to be Santa Claus is placed on trial. The judge is hoping to provide an answer for the age-old question, “Does Santa Claus really exist?” The judge comes to the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 15, 2009
GEORGE SANTAYANA ON FAITH
The late great Spanish philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist, Jorge Augustin Nicolas Ruiz Santayana y Borras (1863 - 1952), better known as "George Santayana" once said:
"O world, thou choosest not the better part!
It is not wisdom to be only wise,
And on the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 24, 2009
WHY WE CELEBRATE THE 4TH
But there is a reason why we celebrate on the 4th and we can’t forget that! It was the day the day the colonies declared their independence from England. Freedom was declared in some famous words of the Declaration of Independence, which starts:
We hold these truths
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
JUMPING WHERE YOU CAN’T SEE
The African impala can jump to a height of over 10 feet and cover a distance of greater than 30 feet. Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a 3-foot wall. The animals will not jump if they cannot see where their feet will fall.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 9, 2009
THE GRAY AREA
I heard a story about a 90-year-old grandfather who was complaining to his grandson about getting old. He said, "The worst part is the diapers." He continued, "I don’t mind wearin’ them, it’s just the name I hate. Depends! If I have to wear a diaper, I don’t want there to be any
FAITH TO PLAY THE SILENT NOTES
by Pastor Brad Berglund (First Baptist Church) Feb 6, 2009
At a recent prayer meeting, I was told of a young pianist who is working on a doctor’s degree in performance. According to his professor, the young man has abilities that leave his peers far behind. To
Faith to Hear the Silent Notes
for Conversations in the Marketplace
by Pastor Brad Berglund (First Baptist Church) Feb 6, 2009
At a recent prayer meeting, I was told of a young pianist who is working on a doctor’s degree in performance. According to his professor, the young man has
Erwin McManus states, "Once survival has become our supreme goal, we have lost our way... the church is not called to survive history but to serve humanity. As with each individual, there is a difference between living and existing for the church...The church exists to serve as the body of Christ,