Contributed by Roy Fowler on Sep 13, 2020
A grumpy old man and his wife . . .
While on a road trip, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. After finishing their meal, they left the restaurant, and resumed their trip. When leaving, the elderly woman unknowingly left her glasses on the table, and she didn't miss
FACTS ABOUT PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS:
* More Christians were martyred in the 20th century than in all other centuries combined.
* Currently over 200 million Christians are being persecuted worldwide.
* 70 percent of the world's population lives in a religiously intolerant environment.
A burglar broke into a house one night. He shone his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying, "Jesus is watching you".
He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his
The Leadership Principles of Jesus.
• Jesus was willing to invest in people others would have dismissed.
(Consider the disciples. They were not the “religious” elite, yet Jesus used them to start His church).
• Jesus released responsibility and ownership in a ministry.
(Jesus sent the disciples
A boy asked his father, “Dad, what is the size of God? How big is He?”
The Father looked up at the sky and saw a little plane In the far distance and asked his son, “What is the
Size of the plane in the sky?”
The boy replied, “It is really small. I can hardly see it in the sky."
When the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez landed at Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1519 he was intent on conquest. To assure the devotion of his men, Cortez set fire to his fleet of eleven ships! With no means of retreat, Cortez’s army had only one direction to move, into the Mexican interior.
In the forests of Northern Europe lives the ermine, a small animal best known for his snow-white fur, which is his protection and security. Instinctively, he protects his glossy coat with great care lest it become soiled. Hunters often capitalize on this trait. Instead of setting a mechanical trap
Satan tempts us in three separate ways according to I John 2:15-16:
"The lust of the flesh is the desire to DO something apart from the will of God.
The lust of the eyes is the desire to HAVE something apart from the will of God.
The pride of life is the desire to BE something apart from
A father and son were driving down a country road and saw a watermelon patch a little way off the highway.
The father told his son to keep a lookout while he went to get a melon. He snuck into the patch, took a melon and called to the boy, "Is anyone coming? Look both ways."
Here is a unique, moving story about "MERCY" from the Second World War:
The American pilot glanced outside his cockpit and froze. He blinked hard and looked again, hoping it was just a mirage. But his co-pilot stared at the same horrible vision.
“Dear God, this is a nightmare,” the
We all know and love the Beatitudes for what they mean to our own personal lives, but recently I sensed the Lord leading me to write down how these guidelines for Kingdom citizens affected the lives of married couples. The results were received very powerfully by our amazing church family:
There are 2 times when a deer develops tremendous thirst - one is when he is running from danger, the other is when he is facing an opponent in combat. When he is hunted, he will take to the river and stay submerged as long as he can hold his breath. He will then swim downstream in the middle so
There are seven questions for self discovery that the great theologian A.W. Tozer encourages us to consider. These questions, if answered honestly, speak volumes about our spiritual health. They are:
What do I want most?
What do I think about most?
How do I use the money that God has given
1. You are entertained by things that once grieved you.
2. You are silent where you once spoke.
3. Your prayer closet has cobwebs and your Bible is dusty.
4. You have ceased to grieve over your own sin.
5. You have stopped sharing your faith.
6. You are more excited about your personal agenda
One day, a woman who occasionally walked through the park after work, stopped to have her picture taken by a photographer. She was very excited to see the photo, but when she looked at it, her face dropped. She turned to the photographer and stated rather sharply, “This is not right! This is not
john Wesley visited General Oglethorpe when he was governor of the colony of Georgia. The general mentioned an incident involving a man who had angered him and remarked, "I shall never forgive
Mercy is giving them a piece of your heart, not a "piece of your mind".
There's a legend about a rabbi who welcomed a weary traveler into his home for a night of rest. After learning that his guest was almost a hundred years old, the rabbi asked about his religious beliefs. The man
While Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave many memorable quotations about freedom, civil rights, humankind and other critical issues, as a Christian pastor, some of his most notable quotes were on matters of faith.
1. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
PRAYING THE BEATITUDES
Blessed are the poor in spirit. Matthew 5:3
Heavenly Father, I want the humility not to be impressed with myself and my accomplishments. Increase in me (John 3:30). More of You, God, none of me. I am overwhelmed with the sense of my spiritual need. I recognize my true
The Greek word for meek in Matthew 5:5 is praus. This word was was also used to describe an animal which has been domesticated, which has been trained to obey the word of a command, which has learned to answer to the reins. It is the word for an animal which has learned to accept control, such as