Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Aug 12, 2008
I CAN SWIM!
Some of the richest times of my childhood are memories of my parents' interaction with us. Dad could kick a soccer ball in the air straight as an arrow, and my youthful mind remembered it becoming so small that it disappeared from view. Or the time he rode a bicycle and seem much too
WHAT DO YOU LISTEN FOR?
A Native American was walking in downtown New York City alongside a friend who was a resident of the city.
Right in the centre of Manhattan, the Native American seized his friend's arm and whispered, "Wait! I can hear a cricket."
His friend replied "Come on! A
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jun 23, 2007
My favorite Abraham Kuyper quotation comes from a speech that he once gave before a university audience in Amsterdam. He was arguing that scholarship is an important form of Christian discipleship. Since scholarship deals with God’s world, it has to be done in such a way that it honors Christ.
Keith Green, the late husband of Melody Green who wrote our second hymn: “There is a Redeemer” once said this:
“Going to Church no more makes you a
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 15, 2007
I was shamed this week as I read about the first time a Hindu chaplain, Rajan Zed, attempted to offer a prayer in the Senate. He was booed and shouted down by three Christians who bellowed out Scriptures to the man and anyone else who could hear. They screamed: “No Lord but Jesus Christ,” and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 15, 2003
HELPLESS ON MY OWN
Philip Keller was a sheep rancher. In his book, "A Shepherd Looks at the Twenty-third Psalm," he says that sheep they require more attention than any other livestock. They just can’t take care of themselves.
Unless their shepherd makes them move on, sheep will actually
Contributed by Evelyn Weston on Sep 21, 2003
I once saw a famous painting that helped me understand the feelings of Matthew on that day. The Call of Saint Matthew, by the Renaissance painter Caravaggio, shows the scene.
On the left side of the painting, Matthew sits at a table, counting coins that he has earned in his work as a tax
Contributed by Dennis Rhoads on Sep 23, 2003
In closing, I want to share with you a little story that unfortunately describes too many of us Christians. There was a man standing at a bus stop carrying a heavy suitcase. When the bus came, he just barely got himself and the suitcase on the already overcrowded bus. Several blocks later, the
Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 3, 2003
In "Witness," (Harrison Ford, Kelly McGinnis). John Book is a Philadelphia policeman protecting an amish boy who has witnessed a murder by another policeman. Near the end, Book is leaving the farm, the reason the grandfather gives his daughter is that "He’s
“We’ve adopted such an attitude of “risk avoidance” that I’m afraid we may well miss the next great advancement. We’re so afraid of failure that we may not pursue that next step.” This quote was from 1997 and was made on a TV show about “stealth technology”. As I channeled surfed Wednesday night
Contributed by Emil Boniog on Dec 10, 2003
We have some older men and women in our fellowship that so clearly exhibit this. Though I love our people and try to be a godly leader, I must admit there are times I do my job because it is my job. At times like that I look around and I see some of these "fathers" serving at my side. I am humbled
Contributed by David Haun on Jan 9, 2004
Christ has no hands but our hands
To do His work today.
He has no feet but our feet
To lead men in His way.
He has no tongue but our tongue
To tell men how He died.
He has no help but our help
To bring them to His side.
We are the only Bible
The careless world will read;
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Feb 15, 2004
In a discipleship training series called “The Agape Road”, author and speaker Bob Mumford talks about what he calls “The White Knuckle Club”. In other words, sometimes God will bring some area of our lives to our attention and we will realize that we need to change. So, we’ll go to God and
Contributed by Al Schifano on Mar 25, 2004
A typical non believing professor told the class that he was going to prove to them that there was no God. None of the students moved. He said, "Ok! Let’s get started. God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I’ll give you 15 minutes!" He perched on the edge of his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2004
Commitment: An officer stood before the 1987 graduating class of the Nebraska State Patrol Acadamey and said, "Gentlemen, commitment distinguishes the true Trooper. If you cannot commit to the duties and discipllines that distinguish the State Patrol, then don’t wear the badge." Likewise, you
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Apr 23, 2004
“The hosts of Midian had come up, and a large army of about 32,000 was gathered together by Israel. But God reduced that army to a mere handful. Of the 32,000 there were only 300 whom God could trust. He knew these would stand, that they would never quit, that they would never compromise. So He
I think the challenge was put very nicely by the ’Sunday Times’ journalist Matthew Parris – a man, who by his own confession, is not a Christian. Parris wrote:
’The New Testament offers a picture of God, who does not sound at all vague. He has sent His Son to earth. He has distinct plans for
Contributed by Bill Huffhine on May 27, 2004
Every year the movie industry comes together for a massive celebration and awards ceremony. All of Hollywood looks forward to the night early in the year where they can come together and honor one another for the work that had been done during the previous year. It’s a really a fascinating thing
Contributed by David Hill on Jul 8, 2004
R. G. Lee told about walking down the street & a drunk staggered up to him and said, “Oh, Preacher, I’m one of your converts.” The preacher looked at him and said,
“Yeah, you look like one
Contributed by Brad Beaman on Jul 14, 2004
We can become distracted and look away from the goal of becoming like Christ. If you saw the movie Chariots of Fire, then maybe you remember the great runner Abraham. He had won so many races. His coach held up such discipline. But he finally lost one of the races