JUST GETTING FAT? By Juan Carlos Orte
We have a phenomenon in the church today which I call “eternal babyhood of the believer.”
We have members of our churches who after years of hearing messages are just the same as always.
They continually need a minister to keep after them, changing their
Contributed by Ty Tamasaka on Jul 26, 2011
THE PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE
6 "Then Jesus told this story: 'A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. 7 Finally, he said to his gardener, 'I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Mar 9, 2005
“Don’t Give Pain the Short Shrift!” Luke 13:10-17 Key verse(s): 16:“‘Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?’.”
Many things in this life get short shrift. Perhaps its the lot of the
Contributed by Jonathan Lucas on May 11, 2001
When Abraham Lincoln was a boy he husked corn for three days to pay for a second-hand copy of “The Life of Washington.” After he had read the book he said, “I don’t always intend to delve, grub, shuck corn, split rails, and the like.”
“What do you want to be now?” asked Mrs. Crawford.
Contributed by Tim George on Apr 29, 2001
There was a farmer who had three sons: Ron, Don and Little John. All had their names on the church roll but none ever attended church or had time for God. Then one day Don was bitten by a rattlesnake. The doctor was called and he did all he could to help Don, but the outlook for his recovery was