Too many Christians are not serving. When you ask them to do something they say, "Well, uh, sorry, but that is not my spiritual gift." Trouble is they seem to think they have no spiritual gift because they say that about everything. Brethren, I tell you the truth in Christ that are no such gifts as
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
Betty Maxfield survived the 9/11 tragedy at the Pentagon. In the Chicago Tribune, she said, “I should’ve been dead. We were all, for some reason, saved. My question now is, what am I supposed to do with it? I just can’t go waste it. I thought I was living my life well before, but obviously there’s
Two buckets of water were mentioned in the Bible. Do you remember what Pilate did when he had a chance to acquit Jesus? He called for a bucket and washed his hands of the whole thing. Matthew 27:24: “When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was
Contributed by Sam George on Nov 8, 2004
The next time you feel like GOD can’t use you, just remember...
Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 14, 2004
When Milan Cathedral was finished, in the vast throngs of people assembled to witness the dedication was a little girl who was heard to cry out in childish glee, as she pointed to the great building, "I helped to build that!"
"What!" exclaimed one of the guards who was standing in brilliant
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 19, 2004
The story is told of General William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, and the day Queen Victoria of England asked to meet with him. Because she had heard so many favorable things about his work in the slums, she asked him for the secret of his success. “Your Majesty,” he replied, “Some men
Contributed by Richard Wafford on Nov 24, 2004
Charles Swindoll says that competitive excellence requires one hundred percent all of the time. If you doubt that, try maintaining excellence by setting your standards at 92 percent. Or even 95 percent. People figure they’re doing fine so long as they get somewhat near it. Excellence gets reduced
Contributed by Richard Wafford on Nov 24, 2004
Tommy Tenney says, “The gospel of Jesus Christ is a practical gospel that is as concerned with doing something as it is with being something. Good works won’t get you into heaven, but once you receive new life from Jesus, he expects you to do what he did for the rest
Contributed by Tim Richards on Dec 7, 2004
Roughly (1 billion) people in the world suffer from the effects of malnutrition.
Roughly ( 75% ) of Americans are overweight.
A full ( 33% ) of us are clinically obese.
We spend over ( $30 billion ) annually trying to lose weight. (Thomas Trask,
Contributed by Tim Zukas on Jan 2, 2005
First consider what we should not do. Imagine that you made the trip and paid the price to go to a professional football game. Now, imagine that instead of playing the game, for the entire time the teams just had huddles. That isn’t what you paid for, you want to see some action. But we as a
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 4, 2005
When Rosina Hernandez was in college, she once attended a rock concert at which one young man was brutally beaten by another.
No one made an attempt to stop the beating. The next day she was struck dumb to learn that the youth had died as a result of the pounding. Yet neither she nor anyone else
Contributed by Ezequiel Alaniz on Jan 11, 2005
“4 Toros y el León”
Había en la selva un león que siempre rondaba unos bueyes que se le hacían muy apetitosos hasta que uno de los bueyes se dio cuenta y les dijo a los otros que si se ponían todos juntos en circulo juntando sus colas, de esa manera los cuernos de ellos harían su trabajo para
Contributed by Troy Borst on Feb 16, 2005
ILLUSTRATION... -James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited p. 378
A fifteen-year-old boy came bounding into the house and found his mom in bed. He asked if she were sick or something. He was truly concerned. Mom replied that, as a matter of fact, she didn’t feel too well. The son
Contributed by Josh Mcdowell on Mar 9, 2005
Before I discovered that my cell phone had a lock screen button I would often accidentally dial the last number in my cell phone’s registry. The biggest problem was that I never realized that it had happened. I would go on with normal life and my cell phone would be on for an extended period of
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Mar 26, 2005
Bobby Knight the Indiana basketball coach thought he’d been treated unfairly.. He thought a referee had given his team a bad call.. And he lost his composure. (Those of you who know Bobby Knight probably find that hard to believe.) But he stormed around the gym, he cussed out this referee in public
Contributed by Lisa Delay on Mar 27, 2005
An old man who was severely injured lost 3/4 of his blood volume. While he stayed in the hospital to recuperate, aides came to check him. They discovered him out of bed and on the floor on his hands and knees. Concerned, they queried him. The man replied that he had accidentally spilled water and
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 19, 2004
As the crowded airliner was about to take off, the peace was shattered by a five-year-old boy who picked that moment to throw a wild temper tantrum. No matter what his frustrated, embarrassed mother did to try to calm him down, the boy continued to scream furiously and kick the seats around him.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2005
A young man and woman were taking off on their honeymoon. After they landed at the airport, they rented a car and started heading off to enjoy a week in marital bliss. As they drove into the country, the man was unfamiliar with the area. He pulled out to pass a slower vehicle and hit a semi truck
NO TIME TO MAKE MONEY
Charles Spurgeon shared this story of a friend - Professor Agassiz was a very talented who took on a simply job and spent most of his time serving the Lord. One close friend expressed his wonder that a man of such abilities as Agassiz should remain contented with such a
Contributed by Jack Valentino on May 24, 2005
In 1968 I worked with a nurse at Bethesda Naval Hospital who told me one day after I had just lost it with a co-worker. “You know you are only as big as the things you let bother you”
Although I wasn’t in the mood to hear it at that time, it did impact me. However she didn’t respond much better