Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Oct 2, 2020
Paul Tournier, the famous Swiss physician and counselor, reported his surprise in his book Creative Suffering upon reading an article entitled “Orphans Lead the World.” The article appeared in a respected medical journal and surveyed the lives of 300 leaders who had an impact on world history.
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 9, 2020
A woman walks into a doctor’s office. She schedules an appointment and sits down it the waiting room. Whem it’s her turn to talk to the doctor, she describes all of her symptoms, and they’re unlike anything he’s heard before. The doctor runs a few tests and steps out of the room. He comes back
When this coronavirus Is over and life returns to normal, may we never, ever take for granted again.....
* A handshake or a kind word from a stranger
* A hug from a friend
* Worshipping with other believers in a crowded church service
* A boring night at home
* Full shelves at the grocery
I read a story about a shipwreck.
When the sole survivor reached a small, uninhabited island, he prayed for God to rescue him, but help didn't come. Eventually he built a hut out of driftwood for protection from the elements. One day he returned from scavenging for food and found his hut in
The Called are those who have been summoned by God.
Called to salvation (Rom. 8:30)
Called both Jews and Gentiles (1 Cor. 1:24)
Called "with a holy calling" (2 Timothy 1:9)
Called with a heavenly calling (Heb. 3:1)
Called out of darkness into His marvelous light (1Pet. 2:9)
I do not know if Louis Braille was a believer, but his life is an example of a sovereign God causing all things to work together for good - In the French Academy of Science there is a rather plain, old shoemaker's awl on display. The story behind the awl is quite extraordinary. To look at it,
Many times we really don’t know what we should specifically pray for. We are not omniscient. We don’t know everything, nor can we see into the future. So we don’t know whether the things we’re asking for will turn out good or bad for us.
An old story illustrates: A Chinese gentleman lived on the
1. We suffer because we live in a fallen world (Romans 8:26-30).
2. We suffer because we have an enemy who stalks us (I Peter 5:8-9).
3. We suffer because of our own wrong decisions (Psalm 51).
4. We may suffer because of God’s
Contributed by Charlie Roberts on May 12, 2019
Not because me, but because of You!
Illus. From Guideposts, “Miracles of Healing”
There was a woman and her son Mark that went shopping in a large department store one day. On their way down to the main floor her son hopped on the escalator. She then followed. Suddenly her son Mark screamed like
Contributed by Tony Abram on Mar 28, 2019
20 Beautiful One-liners you can use.
1. Give God what's right - not what's left.
2. Man's way leads to a hopeless end - God's way leads to an endless hope.
3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
5. Are you
Contributed by Matt Neace on Oct 5, 2018
Describing the new movie, Venom, Greg Morse writes:
He was a journalist once. Eddie Brock investigated corruption, fought on behalf of the oppressed, and tried to make a difference in the world. He was trying to take down evil - until he was "taken" by it.
An alien, a symbiote, a hungry
Corrie Ten Boom’s father was being pursued by German authorities for housing Jews, which was a punishable crime under Hitler. He had to hurry away from the home one evening after packing his bag for a long, unknown trip to hide away. At the train station and in the middle of a highly tense
THE MIRACLE WHEN THE EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS WERE BEHEADED
The month of February marks the one year anniversary of the 21 Coptic Christians who were martyred on a beach in Libya in North Africa, by Islamic State terrorists. Bishop Demetrios, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago,
Contributed by Roger Whipp on Dec 31, 2014
I guess many here including me have in the past and if honest still do sometimes ask this question “Why God?” or “How can there be a God with all this suffering” Sometimes life hands us some tricky situations. Former President Ronald Reagan likes to tell a story which he says is true about a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 25, 2014
My pet finch Coffee runs into a serious problem once in a while. Her claws grow so long she loses the ability to control them. They get stuck in the nest and she can’t get them out. Once we found her nearly dead, hanging for hours upside down with one claw ensnared in her wicker home. Carol rescued
Contributed by Trae Durden on Nov 11, 2014
“Life was no cakewalk for Jesus, and he didn’t promise it would be any easier for his followers. We shouldn’t be surprised by resistance and persecution. Yet most of us play it safe. We pursue comfort. We spend ourselves to get more stuff. And we prefer to be entertained. We are all tempted by the
Contributed by Trae Durden on Nov 11, 2014
“To delay or fail to make decisions may be more sinful than to make wrong decisions out of faith
The best acronym I have ever seen is H-O-P-E:
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Nov 13, 2012
PRAYER AND THE MOTORCYCLE
There was a woman at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with a fever. She left work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication for her daughter.
She returned to her car to find that she had locked the keys inside the car
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 5, 2012
A WOMAN, HER ATTACKER, AND THE BIBLE
Earlier this year, a North Carolina woman read the Bible to her attacker for an hour and a half after he slashed her throat before the man apologized and left.
Lindsay Wood, 32, of Shelby, N.C., had just arrived home from Bible study on Wednesday. Wood asked