Its been observed that Singing Together Shapes Community.
***Songs are one way that a community has its identity and one way that individuals find their identity within a community. (therefore old songs –passed on to the next generation- help create community bonds)
Baseball has a song – during
Time Magazine's obituary - Dr. Wilfred Thomason Grenfell's
October 21, 1940.
Oct. 21, 1940 - Wilfred Grenfell spent his boyhood on the Sands of Dee near Cheshire, England.
He used to filch biscuits and wine from his school larder to give to fishermen as they left at dawn to catch the
WHAT DOES IT COST TO FOLLOW TO JESUS?
“When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die. It may be a death like that of the first disciples who had to leave home and work to follow Him, but cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and
On September 22, in 1871, an elderly British lady, 82 years young, was ushered into her heavenly reward. Earlier in her life, in 1835, her frustration at being an invalid left her feeling useless and questioning her very salvation. What she did next would echo through history.
As a young woman,
THE WILL OF GOD
“The will of God is not something you ADD to your life. It’s a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Word of God…...or you capitulate to the
Contributed by Matthew Redder on Sep 21, 2018
I love this quote as I believe it is hard for the Christian artist to always understand their place in the church.
Truth be told, artists have an incredible gift and responsibility in the community to illuminate the realities of the Word and of this life we live. Wright puts it well:
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 21, 2018
I am not what I might be, I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I wish to be, I am not what I hope to be. But I thank God I am not what I once was, and I can say
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
I first noticed this in leading people to Christ. They were beautiful before they were “church broke.” Great young converts often start out as radiant Christians and end up only as carbon-copy Baptists. Great young ministers start out as adorable mavericks, but after a business meeting or two and a
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 15, 2016
Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world;
ANDREW MURRAY: "God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life that
Contributed by John Sattler on Feb 18, 2013
SINS ARE HABITS
I’m reading a book right now called "The Power of Habit" (http://charlesduhigg.com/the-power-of-habit/) about how so much of our daily life is lived by habit. We have to. Our brain needs habits in order for us to be able to function. Just about everything we do is habitual.
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Jan 23, 2013
CIRRHOSIS OF THE GIVER
The disease cirrhosis of the giver was discovered in A.D. 34 by the husband-wife team of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1–11). It is an acute condition that renders the patient’s hands immobile when he is called on to move them in the direction of his wallet or her purse,
Contributed by Hal Seed on Nov 9, 2012
KAMAU: A MISSIONARY TO KENYA
I have a friend named Francis Kamau. Francis felt led to plant a church in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. Francis decided to plant his church in a part of the city packed with bars and brothels.
I preached for Francis a few years ago. And as we were leaving his
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 13, 2012
HOW TO EAT A CESSNA AIRPLANE
Michel Lotito was an extraordinary man. This elegant Frenchman had a love for food and a fondness for eating unusual objects like bicycles, shopping carts and televisions. His odd appetite earned him the nickname Monsieur Mangetout (Mr Eat Everything).
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 17, 2012
A SALESMAN MEETS THE INVENTOR
In 1969, in a science lab in New Jersey, Canadian physicist Willard Boyle and his colleagues invented the concept of an electronic eye. Using their knowledge of mathematics and the behavior of light, they provided the science behind digital cameras known as a
Contributed by Tim White on Mar 22, 2012
THE WORLD'S ACCENT
When I was a boy, my Arkansas cousins moved to California for two years. When they moved back, they talked funny. Just living in California for two years influenced how they said "You guys" and how often they said it. I prefer "Y'all" to "You guys" any day. My cousins promised
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 29, 2011
USING OUR ABILITY
S. D. Gordon said, "We have nothing to do with how much ability we’ve got, or how little, but with what we do with what we have. The man with great talent is apt to be puffed up, and the man with little (talent) to belittle the little. Poor fools! God gives it, much or little.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 16, 2011
SERVANTHOOD AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH
I surveyed my church to see if people saw a relationship between ministering to others and spiritual growth. When asked, "To what extent has your ministry or service to others affected your spiritual growth?," 92 percent answered positively. None responded that
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 14, 2011
BILL HYBELS: WHY PEOPLE ARE LONELY
Why do we have a sense of loneliness today? Bill Hybels explains it this way:
"It is a "me-first” mind-set. This mind-set says indulge yourself, fulfill your desires, satiate your appetites, pursue pleasure, take off all restraints. As much as we might want