Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010
The Christian Communications Laboratory relates the story of a small Midwestern weekly paper which ran a story saying,
"We are pleased to announce that the tornado which blew away the Methodist church last Friday did no real damage to the town." Kind
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 13, 2014
What we observe in that early community of Christians stands in stark contrast to the philosophy of Ayn Rand, who has been getting a lot of press lately. She is known for her belief in what she called Rational Egoism which translates Rational Self-Interest which she described as "The Virtue of
Dr. B. adds, “Christ desired that his church would be the earthly community of oneness modeled after the eternal community of oneness. Jesus went on to declare that he had provided his followers with everything they needed to bring about this oneness. He prayed, “I have given them the glory that
Contributed by John Harvey on Mar 29, 2006
Francis Schaeffer said, “Our relationship with each other is the criterion the world uses to judge whether our message is
Paul and the Philippians remembered and supported one another in prayer. A joyful, loving, and caring church is one which keeps each other in prayer. Oftentimes, we fail to be a joyful, loving, caring Christian community because we fail to remember and support each other in prayer. There are many
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Aug 7, 2004
I like this quote - “What establishes preeminence in the Christian community is not office, title, or territory, not the charismatic gifts of tongues, healing or inspired preaching, but only our response to Jesus’ question ‘Do you love Me?’ “ says,
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Dec 15, 2008
Howard Snyder, former pastor and missionary, seminary professor, wrote: "Church growth enthusiasts sometimes neglect to ask what the church really is…in two thousand years the church has not noticeably improved on the gospel or the Biblical picture of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 8, 2003
"The reality in the first century was that the most intense persecution of the Christian church came, not from the Romans, but from the Jewish community. The Romans and the outside world viewed the Christian Community as merely a small sect of Judaism. Christianity did not spread globally and
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jun 7, 2010
SKUNKS AND EVANGELISTS
Don Posterski is an Albertan-born Canadian, living in Ontario. He served as a pastor but is more widely known for his writings and research. One of his books is called "True to You – Living our Faith in our Multi-minded World." He speaks of "emerging cultural
WE ARE HERE! WE ARE HERE!
From movie, "Horton Hears a Who!"
Clip from movie about 5 minutes.
The "Who" people with the help of Horton shouted, proclaimed, cried out and made themselves heard -- it was life and death by the way -- they did this to let the rest of the world around them know
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 16, 2009
People within the Christian community are just as immersed in digital technologies and social networks as those outside. Both evangelicals and born-agains emerged as statistically on-par with national norms when it comes to technological habits. The one exception is access to
Contributed by Marianne Unger on May 28, 2009
WITH ONE ACCORD
But notice one very important phrase that some of the translations left out: "They were all with one accord in one place."
This word in the Greek, "Homothumadon" has two parts to it--a sense of coming together, but in unison, in one accord.
This word in the T.R.,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 10, 2011
PERSECUTION IN NIGERIA
Muslim extremists carried out new attacks on villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state in September, killing more than 100 Christians, including entire families, according to Compass Direct News.
On Sept. 10, 2011, Muslim extremists stormed Vwang Fwil village at 3 a.m.,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 20, 2007
The Number Of Baptisms is declining throughout the Christian community according to USA Today. Southern Baptists baptisms fell about 35% from ‘72 to ‘85 and has remained flat since. SBC membership increased from 13.6 million in ‘80 to 16.2 million in ‘04, while baptisms dropped from 430,000 in ‘80
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Apr 5, 2007
I have some Christian friends who were convinced about 2 years ago that God was asking them to buy their local pub and to continue to run it as a pub with food and alcohol being served. (At this point those of you who are anti alcohol – for whatever reason - may already be feeling sceptical, but
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 29, 2003
The year was 1630. The place was the Massachusetts Bay along the Atlantic coast near the place known as Plymouth Rock. On board the ship the Arabella John Winthrop, the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company challenged the Puritan settlers to establish a new kind of Christian community.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 21, 2014
This week I read a story about a pastor traveling with a Brazilian seminary student. Along the way the pastor asked the student if he would like to stop for a cup of coffee. The student said, "I would be honored." So he swung into a Starbucks, went through the drive-thru.
Contributed by Michael Gibney on May 19, 2002
In his book, Psalms of the Heart, George Sweeting illustrated a great truth from the experience of two Moody Bible Institute graduates, John and Elaine Beekman. God called them to missionary work among the Chol Indians of southern Mexico. Sweeting reports that they rode mules and traveled by dugout
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Jan 27, 2005
Nobody is exempt. David, a man after God’s own heart, succumbed to temptation after reveling in his success.
Build the right hedges of protection around you. (Refer to excerpt from "Hedges" by Jerry Jenkins)
"One of the major causes of marital breakups in the Christian community is the lack of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 6, 2006
We’ve all heard this maxim, particularly in the Christian community. No Robert Frank, a Cornell University economics professor, is trying to prove it quantitatively in his new book luxury Fever: Why Money Fails to Satisfy in an Era of Excess. Yacht makers are so backlogged that used boats sell for