Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 23, 2001
In 1994 two Americans answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics (based on Biblical principles) in the public schools. They were invited to teach at prisons, businesses, the fire and police departments, and a large orphanage.
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Feb 13, 2008
As a rule, man’s a fool
When it’s hot, he wants it cool.
And when it’s cool, he wants it hot,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 2, 2009
ALWAYS IN THE LIGHT
In his book The Best Is Yet To Be, Henry Durbanville told the story of a little girl in London who won a prize at a flower show. Her entry was grown in an old cracked teapot and had been placed in the attic window of a rundown tenement house. When someone asked how she
Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
"Several churches in North Dakota were being served by a clever old preacher. The people were always amazed, for no matter what the circumstances, the preacher could always find something to give thanks for. As he made his rounds one cold December morning, he was late in getting
Contributed by Bill Butsko on May 22, 2010
“Not Always the Same Method”
The Spirit is like the wind. There is mystery, there is power, and we cannot chart the course of the Spirit. He is sovereign to do as He pleases, just as the wind blows where it lists.
He did not use the same method or manner with Knox and Luther and Wesley
Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE WEEDS
Jesus described another kind of soil which is filled with weeds and thistles and torpedo grass and other kinds of things. When Giovanna and I moved into our house, it had been vacant for a year. It’s built in an old flood plain of Lake Pontchartrain, which means that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
There is always a thrill in belonging to a noble company. Eric Linklater in his autobiography tells of his experience in the disastrous March retreat in the First World War.
He was with the Black Watch. They had come out of the battle with one officer, thirty men, and a piper left of the
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Aug 29, 2007
“Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 6, 2007
Illustration: Always Had an Uplifting Prayer
There are times when we just can’t seem to be thankful. The Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. He always found something for which to be grateful. One Sunday morning the weather was so gloomy that one
Contributed by Tony Abram on Nov 20, 2007
Walking with the Lord is not always peaches and cream. Nor are there only roses,
Contributed by Joo-Ching Chng on Jan 4, 2008
“The evangelistic harvest is always urgent. The destiny of men and of nations is always being decided. Every generation is strategic. We are
not responsible for the past generation, and we cannot bear the full responsibility for the next one; but we do have our generation. God will
always remember there will be consequences to sexual sin. I thought it was interesting to learn that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports that more than 17,000 deer die each year after being struck by motorists on state highways. And according to Paul Shelton, state wildlife
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 17, 2008
The Spirit of God is always the spirit of liberty; the spirit that is not of God is the spirit of bondage, the spirit of oppression and depression. The Spirit of God convicts vividly and tensely, but He is always the Spirit of liberty. God who made the birds never made birdcages; it is men who make
Contributed by Bill Burress on May 16, 2008
Parents are always trying to teach their children by by example. Then when one child hits another they smack the
ALWAYS LOOK SKYWARD
"A man in the prairie observed an eagle fatally wounded by a gunshot.
He writes: "With his eyes gleaming...he slowly turned his head, giving one last...longing look towards the sky.
He’d often swept those starry spaces with his wonderful wings...the sky was the home of
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jul 29, 2008
BUSINESS IS ALWAYS GOOD
I had a man in my last congregation who was in the snack business. He was part of a small company which supplied chips and pretzels and the like to mini markets and various retail outlets. One afternoon I asked Albert how business was, good or bad, up or down.
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 14, 2008
Always Had an Uplifting Prayer
Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. He always found something for which to be grateful. One Sunday morning the weather was so gloomy that one church member thought to himself, “Certainly the preacher won’t think of
Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 11, 2002
In warfare, there is always an objective. In many wars, the objective is land. For example, in the Middle East, Israel and the Palestinians are fighting because they both want to have the same land. In Afghanistan we’re fighting because we want to destroy the power base of terrorism. Hitler fought