Luke 12: 32-38
This illustration is about not being afraid for the return of the Master.
When I was a young boy in the Fourth Grade at Yost Elementary School, our teacher, Mrs. Conley, would periodically leave the room and say, “I’ll be back in a few minutes. Just work quietly at
Contributed by Troy Borst on Oct 13, 2005
In looking at being prepared, I came across b-prepared.com on the internet. They offer several items to help you be more prepared. Some of the items seem like they would help and other items I really have a question about.
For your automobile, they have (among other products) a charger that
Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 24, 2018
Be thankful while you wait. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
My Aunt Grace had a large garden. One time she showed me how to cut seed potatoes so that each piece had at least one eye, and we planted them in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Tombstone inscription. Pause now as you pass by, As you are now once was I, As I am now, so you must be. Prepare yourself and follow me.
• Bertrand Russell said, “Death is a night of nothingness.” Friends the Bible says we are destined to die
Contributed by David Whitten on Nov 29, 2001
WHICH WAY YOU WENT
Years ago a man was searching his family roots and visited several cemeteries and read many inscriptions on the tombstones. There was one tombstone on which was engraved "Pause now stranger as you pass by; as you are now, so once was I. as I am now , so soon you will be.
Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 23, 2005
Listen to this dreary inscription on a gravestone in Britain near Windsor Castle:
Pause, my friend, as you walk by;
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you will be.
Prepare, my friend, to follow me!
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2006
Preparing Kids For Life: A new Barna study finds 50% or more of all adults contend that children are “not being prepared well enough” or are “poorly prepared” for the emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual or moral dimensions of life. Intellectual preparation ranked highest with a mere 18% of
Contributed by John Knight on May 2, 2002
A traveler fell into a deep pit and couldn’t get out. Several persons came along and saw him struggling in the pit.
The sensitive person said, "I feel for you down there."
The reflective person said, "It’s logical that someone would fall into the pit."
The aesthetic person said, "I can give you
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 7, 2008
Marjorie Thompson makes an interesting point when she says, ‘As people become hungrier for spiritual nurture, they often become more dissatisfied with their own tradition of corporate worship. Part of the problem is that average person in the pew has little say over how worship is planned, much
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Oct 6, 2008
THERE IS A STORY ABOUT A TRAVELER WHO FELL INTO A DEEP PIT AND COULDN’T GET OUT. SEVERAL PERSONS CAME ALONG AND SAW HIM STRUGGLING IN THE PIT. THE SENSITIVE PERSON SAID, "I FEEL FOR YOU DOWN THERE." THE REFLECTIVE PERSON SAID, "IT’S LOGICAL THAT SOMEONE WOULD FALL INTO THE PIT." THE AESTHETIC
Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 6, 2007
"We were on shipboard," relates a captain’s wife, "lying on side from storm in a Southern harbor. We were obliged, first to make our way ashore. The waves were rolling heavily. I became frightened at the thought of attempting it, when one came to me, saying, ’Do not be afraid: I will take care of
Contributed by Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
Many years ago, executives of the Time-Life publishing organization discovered that the company’s profit margin had shrunk to an alarmingly low level. Consequently, they began an intensive effort to try to cut costs.
Efficiency experts suggested that substantial savings could be effected in the
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 12, 2005
Mr. President? (07.13.05--Tomorrow--Mark 13:33-34)
We spend so much time preparing for some things. Whether it’s a birthday, a wedding, a family reunion or simply an evening dinner with the family, if there’s people involved, there’s always a goodly amount of preparation that precedes the event.
Contributed by Mark Brunner on May 5, 2005
“Nobody Ever Tells Me That!” Ezra 5:1-2 Key verse(s) 2b:“And the prophets of God were with them, helping them!”
When was the last time that you went out of your way to encourage someone? I’m not talking about the little remark or that wink of an eye. While these things encourage, they are