Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 1, 2020
On the deck of a sinking ship stood an African slave- the last man on board. He was to be the last person to get on the last lifeboat. The life boat was loaded to the water line. The slave had something in his arms and the sailors refused to take him until he let that go. He pressed to his
Excerpt from the Story of the Skin Horse
“The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces. He was wise, for
Contributed by David Simpson on Apr 20, 2020
I (David Simpson) grew up as part of the spiritual family of Hardwick Christian Church. Along with my parents and sisters, I learned about Jesus and Bible there. I don’t ever remember a Sunday throughout my childhood and into my teen years when I was not in that church building and doing life with
Contributed by James Snyder on Mar 21, 2020
Recently I discovered something. The more I try to keep up with the latest trend, the further behind I get. I am not a complete technical idiot, but I'm not too far off. The only thing I can say about me is that I at least try.
The best example of all of this has to do with my cell phone. Is
Two young boys in a Christian school had been continually mis-behaving and were sent to the principal’s office on several occasions. The principal knew what they really needed was to have God in their lives, so she brought the first boy in and set him down. “I want to ask you a question. Where is
I once heard a woman give a remarkable account of achievement. An early feminist, she gained renown in the male-dominated field of endocrinology. She brushes shoulders with Nobel laureates and world leaders, and has lived as full and rich a life as any I have known. At the end of her story she
Contributed by Perry Hancock on Dec 7, 2019
Merry Christmas - God loves you.
One Christmas, a wealthy businessman provided winter coats for children at an elementary school located in a poor area of the city. The principal escorted the special guest to each class so he could meet the children and tell them about their new coats.
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.
Ever watch duck hunting on TV? Good duck hunters have DECOYS that look so real, they move to imitate real ducks, they make real quacking sounds like ducks, and real ducks are SLICKED INTO THE BELIEF THAT THOSE DECOY DUCKS ARE REAL DUCKS. DOUBT BECOMES A REALLY GOOD DECOY AWAY FROM
Contributed by Rick Palmer on Oct 5, 2018
As an archery deer hunter I walk a lot out in nature. Yesterday as I was walking across a corn field I found a small branch of pretty colored leaves. My wife loves collecting leaves and doing crafts with them. I looked around and there were no trees with in a great distance from the leaves. How
A man was looking for a place in New York City to party late one night. He stopped a police officer and said, "I am looking for a
night club named Hell’s Gate. Do you know how to get there?"
The officer said, "Sir, just keep going down this street and will you pass Calvary Church on your
Contributed by John Gullick on Jul 28, 2016
This amazing poem about an imaginary conversion
is powerful - it uses New Zealand rural terminology.
You need to understand that if you are using it in New York
It is called Joe Bloggs dream.
It goes like this.
Joe Bloggs was just an average bloke,
He never went to church.
He wasn’t the
Contributed by Coz Von on Feb 11, 2016
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
Today’s hidden treasures are.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson went on a camping trip. After sharing a good meal and a bottle of Petrie wine, they retire to their tent for the night.
At about 3 AM, Holmes nudges Watson and asks, "Watson, look up into the sky and tell me what you see?"
Watson said, "I see millions of
One of the greatest theologians that ever lived, Karl Barth, was asked to be a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Divinity School. At the end of a captivating closing lecture, the president of the seminary announced that Dr. Barth was not well and was quite tired, and though he thought
Contributed by John Hardwick on Aug 1, 2015
Faith, as a mustard seed, is when it’s raining enough to need the windshield wipers once a minute, but not enough to set it on auto.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 11, 2014
"I GIVE UP!"
In the early 1960s, the publishers of Time Magazine were concerned about their declining circulation, so they designed a campaign to send out thousands of letters making an emotional appeal to potential subscribers. In the past, such mailings had been done manually, at a great cost
We were having our weekly AWANA meeting at our church when something really funny happened. The children were sharing their Bible verse for the week -- John 3:16. One of our little boys was struggling with remembering the words.
He was asked, "Can’t you remember John 3:16?" The boy struggled
A young man was drinking heavily and decided to go for a swim at a California beach. Fortunately, an older man was watching the young man as he entered the water and did not come back up for air. The older man ran to the struggling young man and saved his life.
A few years later, that same
Contributed by Kevin Karhoff on Feb 18, 2013
Nicodemus was ready to take his relationship with Jesus to another level, but it wasn’t that easy. It never is. There would be much to lose if he went public as a follower of Jesus. What would people think if they found out that Nicodemus was an admirer of this homeless-carpenter-turned-rabbi