Contributed by Bruce Willis on Nov 29, 2006
I remember well when the Holy Spirit helped me come to a conviction that I was a sinner and needed a Savior. I was a young adult of 20, married, and the father of one child at the time. I had been running with the boys and come to the place of desiring a divorce from my wife. Also, I was doing
Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 29, 2006
My hometown is Dadeville, Alabama the county seat of Tallapoosa County, and I presently live in Wetumpka, the county seat of Elmore County. However, I was born in San Diego, California when my dad was in the United States Navy for 4 years. He met my mom there who was from Fort Meade, Florida -
Contributed by Nathan Parker on Mar 10, 2007
Life Examples: Isaiah: A Life-Changing Encounter (Isaiah 6:1-7)
Isaiah’s whole life changed when he saw the majestic Lord seated on His heavenly throne. His awesome vision of God pierced him to cry out, "I am a man of unclean lips...For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts" (Isaiah
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 1, 2008
Dietrich Bonhoeffer says in his book "Life Together":
“God has willed that we should seek and find His living Word in the witness of a brother/sister, in the mouth of a man/ woman. Therefore, the Christian needs another Christian who speaks God’s Word to him/her. He/she needs him again and again
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Apr 29, 2008
Many people find beetles and bugs somewhat creepy, but if here’s one beetle in the world that could turn you into a beetle lover - the jewel scarab.
Jewel scarabs live in the jungles of Honduras and have the shape of your regular Christmas beetle. But their colours are so
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Born, And Born-again
The birth of a baby is a wonderful thing! Doctors, nurses and parents regularly speak of the miracle of the birth of a child. News of a child’s birth is often reported by newspaper and radio, especially in rural areas.
Exciting as it is, however, no natural birth
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Dec 30, 2011
On A practical level I really do like to garden, those of you who have listened to me preach for a while have probably heard me blather on about my vege garden, it’s looking great at present, I’ve got courgettes growing, tomatoes vines just starting to bear fruit, I’ve already harvested
I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE, JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU NEED
DR. C.C. MCCUTCHIN of Oklahoma was on the highway, traveling from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, to visit a member who was in the hospital. But on the way, he got a flat tire. Thankfully, he made it to a "Call Box" on the side of the road. But he had
Contributed by Kevin Karhoff on Feb 18, 2013
NO SALVATION WITHOUT SURRENDER
So in case some left it out or forgot to mention it when they explained what it meant to be a Christian, let me be clear: There is no forgiveness without repentance. There is no salvation without surrender. There is no life
Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Dec 29, 2016
The opening lines of a poem by Louisa Fletcher express this plaintive wish:
I wish that there were some wonderful place
Called the "Land of Beginning Again,"
Where all our mistakes, and all our heartaches,
And all of our poor selfish grief
Could be dropped like a shabby
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 4, 2019
Born Again - John 1:12-13 (Also see John 3:1-16)
12. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the (power or authority or) right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name:
13. who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
At age 5 his father died.
At age 16 he quit school.
At age 17 he had already lost four jobs.
At age 18 he got married.
Between ages 18 and 22, he was a railroad conductor and failed.
He joined the army and washed out there.
He applied for law school, he was rejected.
He became an insurance sales
Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But held it up with a smile.
‘What am I bidden, good folks,’ he cried,
‘Who’ll start the bidding for me?
A dollar, a dollar,’ then ‘Two; Only two?
Two dollars, and who’ll make it
Someone told a reformed alcoholic that his experience wasn't valid; that his religion was a delusion. He said, "Thank God for the delusion; it has put clothes on my children and shoes on their feet and bread in their mouths.
It has made a man of me and it has put joy and peace in my
Contributed by Dale Johnsen on Dec 28, 2000
Three boys in the school yard were bragging about who had the better father. The first boy says, "My Dad
scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, and they give him $100." The second boy says, "That’s
nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a
Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
Next time you’re in an airport notice the difference between passengers who have confirmed tickets and those on standby (Hybels, Too Busy Not to Pray 113). Those who have confirmed tickets are relaxed, their confident and expectant. Those on standby hang around the ticket counter, they pace and