Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 2, 2007
Benjamin Franklin, who never professed to be a Christian, still understood how excellent and valuable the Bible is. According to one story, he was in Paris, representing the new American Republic. Franklin was dismayed to hear supposedly educated Frenchmen ridiculing the Bible. Some even
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 3, 2007
Can you imagine what it was like for the church in Smyrna as they watched their beloved and aged pastor burn at the stake? Polycarp was his name. he was a disciple of Jesus’ disciple, the Apostle John. One could tell it immediately because he possessed the same tenderness
Contributed by Steve Malone on Nov 5, 2004
Max Lucado says, “The Bible has been banned, burned, scoffed, and ridiculed. Scholars have mocked it as foolish. Kings have branded it as illegal. A thousand times over, the grave has been dug and the dirge has begun, but somehow the Bible never stays in the grave. Not only has it survived, it has
Contributed by Ken Kersten on Mar 18, 2003
It seems that one day a kindergarten teacher was helping one of her students put on his cowboy boots?
He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn’t want to go on. Finally, when the second boot was on, she had worked up a sweat.
Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jul 19, 2004
During vacation Bible we had over 10% of those attending come to Christ for the first time. And while I was talking to one of them, I made a simple statement. "Well, now that you’ve accepted Jesus, you’re a part of God’s family." Sounded innocent enough to me, almost welcoming…but the child’s
Contributed by Pat Cook on Jul 18, 2003
- Someone once said: A Bible in the hand is worth two in the bookcase.
- And someone else said: A Bible stored in the mind is worth a dozen stored in the bottom of one’s trunk.
- Here’s a pop quiz: Which of the following aren’t in the Bible? -Cleanliness is next to godliness - God helps those
Contributed by James Jack on Jun 9, 2007
The word “fool” doesn’t get as much use now as it once did. If one of my mates does something profoundly stupid I don’t usually cry out “you fool”. I might say “you are such an idiot” or “what a goose”. I’m sure many people you know would use much more colourful language than that. Fool is one of
As a young teen, I loved to read books from the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series. In the first couple of pages a story would be set up – for example you are going on a hike with your cousins and it begins to storm. But by the end of page three the reader comes to a critical point in the story
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 26, 2007
Steve McQueen was a top billing actor who lead a life as tough as the ones he portrayed on the screen. Success filled his life until alcohol and a failed marriage left him empty. In his despair he attended a crusade led by one of Billy Graham’s associates. McQueen made a profession of faith and
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 16, 2001
Maybe you’ve heard about the gorilla in a zoo holding a Bible in one hand & a book about evolution in the other. He was looking confused, so someone asked, “What are you doing?” The gorilla answered, “Well, I’m
Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 17, 2001
Have you ever heard of the woman who hated Mother’s Day? According to the Toronto Star’s website, there was such a woman. If you think the spirit of Mother’s Day has been spoiled by the commercialism of cards, flowers and once-a-year sincerity, you stand united with the woman credited with giving
Contributed by Lacell Sherman on Jul 4, 2001
SACRIFICING THE SON
There was a Pastor, who after the usual Sunday Evening Hymns, stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, briefly introduced a guest minister who was in service that evening. In the introduction, the Pastor told the congregation that
WHAT'S THE USE
There was an old man that lived in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. The old man had a big family. One day one of the old man’s grandsons approached him with a problem.
The Grandson said, "Pap, I read the Bible and I don’t understand it, and what I understand I forget as soon
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 14, 2001
I heard a story some time ago of a missionary in Africa who gave a Bible to one of the African men. When it was given to him, the man hugged it close & expressed great appreciation for the precious gift of God’s Word that the missionary had given him.
But when the missionary saw him a few days
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 18, 2009
How God Used a Phrase from a Gospel Tract to Bring an Indian to Faith in Christ, the Bread of Life; Paul Harvey on the Meaning of God’s Providence
So providence assumes that God is the supreme Creator of all things. And as Creator he prevents the universe from going into non-existence, he guides
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path.
• There is only a THIN LINE BETWEEN TRUTH AND DARKNESS ( Practicing YOGA and rituals than do not conform to the word of God / selecting MOVIES to watch). Do not get entangled into the pattern of the world.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 7, 2009
KIDS LOVE FAMILY BEST AT CHRISTMAS
On the TV show, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, they took a poll of 8 to 12 year olds and asked them, "What do you most enjoy about the holidays?" A) Decorating the house B) Spending time with family and
LUCADO ON JOHN 3:16
Max Lucado describes John 3:16 this way in his book "3:16 The Numbers of Hope" pages 8, 9:
"A twenty-six-word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same. Brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment, yet solid enough to
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 9, 2012
ILLUS: (I had 6 plastic see through pitchers on stage… one of which was full of water. Holding up an empty pitcher I said…) Imagine this empty pitcher represents that nation of Israel. (I began to pour water from the full pitcher into the empty one).
God poured out His will and wisdom into them.
Contributed by Casey Sabella on Jan 28, 2016
Psalm 118:105: Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (NLT)
While in India on a brief missions trip, I was summoned to a the home of an official who was sick. He wanted me to agree with him in prayer.
On the way, we traveled along a river in the dead of night. We