Contributed by on Jun 9, 2013
"We as individual Christians and collective churches need to recalibrate our sights on the target God has gen us: spiritually lost people. If people matter to God, then they'd better matter to us, too ... Deep in every true Christian, there is an awareness that we are on this planet for purposes
HOW DID YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
A couple of years ago a 22-year-old woman spent the night at our house before flying out of San Antonio to return to her country of China. She was a Chinese Christian who had come to America to translate some Christian literature into Chinese for the house
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 13, 2002
I once talked to a man about becoming a Christian who tried to convince me that he “wasn’t really a bad person." He didn’t think he had really sinned all that much.
Sensing that he was trying to avoid accepting his sinfulness I gave him this illustration:
I told him to imagine I had invited
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2006
"When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have
Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 15, 2003
Of course most of you know that country legend Johnny Cash died early Friday morning. Famous for such songs as “I Walk the Line”, “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Ring of Fire”, the 71-year-old entertainer died of complications of diabetes, just 4 months after his wife, June Carter Cash, passed away. His
Contributed by Tony Abram on Nov 18, 2003
After my conversion, we moved to Vernon, British Columbia. Desiring to attend Sunday School, my six-year-old sister and I ventured out to find the church, which we were told, was only three blocks away. However, we soon discovered that we were lost and on the main street of the city.
Contributed by Emil Boniog on Dec 10, 2003
. In The Last Days Newsletter, Leonard Ravenhill tells about a group of tourists visiting a picturesque village who walked by an old man sitting beside a fence. In a rather patronizing way, one tourist asked, "Were any great men born in this
Contributed by Joel Vicente on Dec 27, 2003
The man had a parrot on his shoulder and he went into a bar. The parrot said "People, People." The man said, "Yes, parrot, these are people who come to the bar." The man went to a church that Sunday and he took the parrot with him. The parrot said, "People, people." The
Analicemos la siguiente estadistica.
Si nosotros vivimos 75 aòos, la mayoria habriamos gastado 4 aòos completos con sus respectivas 24 horas al dia, adquiriendo un grado de educacion hasta llegar al colegio.
Habriamos gastado 7 aòos comiendo aunque alguno mas y otros un poquito menos
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 27, 2004
A man from the back mountains of Tennessee found himself one day in a large city, for the first time standing outside an elevator. He watched as an old, haggard woman hobbled on, and the doors closed. A few minutes later the doors opened and a young, attractive woman
Contributed by John Ingham on Sep 7, 2004
There were two figures found in Pompeii, Italy where it was unearthed from the terrible volcanic flow from Mt. Vessuvious. One was a sentinel. He was standing erect and tall in his place of watch at the city gates. His spear was burnt into his hand. His sword was there at his side. His helmet was
St. Augustine said, “I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful, but I never read in either of them: ‘Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.’”
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Dec 28, 2004
The strength for our conquering and our victory is drawn continually from Christ. The Bible teaches that whosoever is born of God does not practice sin. It is like the story of the little girl who said that when the devil came knocking with a
McDowell states, “Only 15% of churched youth disagree with the statement: ‘What is right for one person in a given situation might not be right for another person who encounters the same situation.’ In other words, 85 percent of un-churched kids are liable to reason, ‘Just because it’s wrong for
Contributed by Billy Kryger on Aug 19, 2002
“John 3:16” In Chicago during the Great Depression there was a little boy who sold newspapers on the street corner to help provide for his family. His tattered jacket that was about three sizes too small provided little relief from the bitter Winter Chicago wind.. On one particularly cold day
Kurt Warner’s testimony: “Before accepting Jesus as my Lord I lived my life for only me. I never asked God what he wanted for my life. I was living only for what I wanted. When I was 25 years old I realized I was nothing without Jesus and that I was separated from Him because of sin. I asked Jesus
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Nov 29, 2002
A certain ungodly tavern-keeper who liked music decided to attend one of John Wesley’s meetings to hear the singing. He had resolved however, not to listen to the sermon. He sat with his head down and fingers in his ears. But when God wants to speak to a man’s soul, He has His ways.
Contributed by Paul Durbin on Feb 16, 2003
“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful, you say. Yes, to be sure, but he
does what is still more wonderful: He makes
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could.
To where it bent in the undergrowth,
Then I took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better
Imagine for a moment that you live in an old, run down, dilapidated shack. One like one you see on World Vision pictures from 3rd world countries – rusty metal kind of thrown over top of a couple walls full of holes. No running water. No toilet. Dirt on the floor when it is dry, mud when it is