Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
The Power of a
Christ Centered Ministry
In Galatians chapter five the apostle Paul writes about the fruit that comes out of mankind. First there are those who produce fruit that comes by living according to the sinful nature and second, there is fruit that is produced as one lives under the
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 19, 2008
Are You Prepared To Meet God?
What Christ Has Done
A preacher was called to the bedside of a man who was seriously ill. After a few words of greeting, the minister asked, "My friend, are you prepared to meet God if you don't recover from this sickness?"
"I think so," was the reply. "I've
Writing in The Christian Reader, Laura Conklin shares a family story. “My husband and I home school our two children, Seth and Glenna. One day, the lesson was on opposites.
“Glenna, who was six at the time, was being quizzed. I would say a word and she would give its opposite.
“When I said,
Spurgeon opened his Easter sermon on April 8, 1855 like this:
AN INVITATION GIVEN.
I shall commence my remarks this morning by inviting all Christians to come with me to the tomb of Jesus. "Come, see the place where the Lord lay." We will labor to render the place attractive, we will gently
Our ignorance of who we are in Christ make us foolish and
Contributed by James Boyd on Feb 10, 2003
"These are the signs, these are the signs of life, The love that proves there is a living faith
Contributed by Lanny Carpenter on Jun 28, 2003
Someone asked Melvin Trotter, who was a hopeless alcoholic before his conversion, "How do you know you are a Christian?"
Contributed by Michael King on Jul 20, 2003
Sometime when you’re in an airport, observe the difference between passengers who
hold confirmed tickets and those who are on standby. The ones with confirmed
tickets read newspapers, chat with their friends or sleep. The ones on standby hang
around the ticket counter, pace and smoke, smoke and
Contributed by Richard Tow on Oct 14, 2003
When I was growing up in West Texas cicada (pronounced si-ka'-da) “locusts” like the one pictured on the screen filled the giant elm trees at times. During the heat of the summer the shrill buzzing sound of their mating call filled the air. To this day anytime I get in dry, hot weather I remember
Contributed by Bobby Mcdaniel on Oct 19, 2003
Paul Brand wrote in the March 4, 1983 issue of "Christianity Today:"
Blood spatters the pages of mythology and of history. Drinking it gives strength and new life: to the ghosts of the dead in The Odyssey, to the Roman epileptics who dashed onto the floor of the Coliseum to quaff the blood of
Contributed by John Gullick on Oct 21, 2003
I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of His. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I’m finished and
Contributed by James O. Davis on Oct 30, 2003
Some time ago, in Los Angeles, there was a person called the “Human Fly.” This man could literally climb the sides of department store buildings and slide along the walls without help from any outside force. He was a master. That’s why they called him the “Human Fly.”
One Friday afternoon, a
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 3, 2003
"Let’s say you have an appointment in another city, and you need to fly there. You purchase your ticket on the internet, you get your confirmation with times and flight and gate numbers. But you are delayed enroute to the airport, and when you finally arrive, running through the airport you come
Names like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods roll from the lips of those who talk about golf’s premier event, the Masters. One name that will probably never surface in a conversation about golfing legends is Doug Ford. Few people would have any idea that Ford won the 1957 Masters. He
Contributed by Mike Dubose on Feb 6, 2002
A college man walked into a photography studio with a picture of his girlfriend… He wanted the picture duplicated… The owner of the store noticed the inscription on the back of the picture, it said, “My dearest Tom, I love you with all my heart… I love you more & more each day… I will love you
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Feb 25, 2002
Long days ago a very poor woman living in England near Windsor Castle. She lived so close that she could look over the palace gardens and see grapes growing there.
Her little child became very sick and she thought how good it would be to have a few of those grapes for nourishment. She took a
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 12, 2002
Feelings come and feelings go
And feelings are deceiving;
My warrant is the Word of God,
Naught else is worth believing.
Attributed to Martin Luther,
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 9, 2002
There was a family with one little daughter. Mother and daughter were very faithful in church and Sunday School attendance…The father wasn’t interested and he made it plain it was okay for his wife and daughter, but not for him. He worked in a steel mill, a huge hulk of a man who had been a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 11, 2002
Mary’s fourth-grade homework assignment was to make sentences using the words in her spelling list, along with the definition.
Coming across the word "frugal" in the list, she asked her father what it meant. He explained that being frugal meant you saved something.
Contributed by Dana Chau on May 26, 2002
"Boli Zhang, a young Chinese writer, was born in Heilong Jiang Province in China. He studied writing at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Beijing University. His news reporting had won several literature awards in mainland China and Taiwan.
In 1989, Zhang participated in the