Contributed by Jay Robison on Aug 30, 2004
It is clear from Acts 2 that the members of the early church depended on one another. They were unified and interconnected. As a church today, we depend on one another. We are a family. I depend on you for an example of holiness, for enthusiasm about what we are
On February 15 of this year, the Exploits River overflowed its banks and flooded the town of Badger, Newfoundland. The temperature quickly dropped to –30C, -22F, and encased much of the town, twisting and buckling walls and foundations. All of the town’s 906 residents were evacuated. And many
I’m told that in a museum in Greenwich Village, Detroit, MI, there is a huge steam locomotive. Beside this complicated machine, there is a sign showing boiler pressure, size, the number of wheels, horsepower, lengths, weight and so on. The bottom line indicates that 96% of the power generated was
It matters not how spiritual a church may profess to be, if souls are not saved, something is radically wrong, and the professed spirituality is simply a false experience, a delusion of the devil. People who are satisfied to meet together simply to have a good time among
Enablement for Uncommon Things
Peter F. Drucker: No organization can depend on genius; the supply is always scarce and unreliable. It is the test of an organization to make ordinary human beings perform better than they seem capable of, to bring out whatever strength there is in its members, and
It’s those stately geese I find especially impressive. Winging their way to a warmer climate, they often cover thousands of miles before reaching their destination. Have you ever studied why they fly as they do? It is fascinating to read what has been discovered about their flight pattern as
The church is not:
* An ark for the saving of a select few.
* A ferryboat to take effortless passengers to the shores of heaven.
* A life insurance company, with no obligation on policy holders except the payment of a small annual premium.
* A social set, welcoming certain people and
Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 15, 2005
“Labor is no substitute for love; neither is purity a substitute for passion. The church must have both if
Contributed by Pat Cook on May 16, 2005
In an old Peanuts cartoon, Lucy demanded that her brother Linus change TV channels and then threatened him with her fist if he didn’t.
"What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over?" asked Linus.
"These five fingers," said Lucy. "Individually they are nothing, but
Contributed by Lynn Malone on May 18, 2005
A pastor in a small church was greatly annoyed by one of his elderly members who fell asleep during his sermons every Sunday. After the service one day, the pastor said to the old man’s grandson who always sat with his grandfather, “If you can keep the old man awake, I’ll pay you a dollar a week.”
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 4, 2005
Alexis de Tocqueville- Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 6, 2005
1. Let me talk to you about Ants. Not the kind that marry uncles, but the kind that live outside. According to a CNN article,
2."Like humans, fungus-growing ants are true farmers and the survival of the colony depends on the food they grow. Anywhere from a few hundred to over five million ants
Contributed by John Raulerson on Oct 12, 2005
(Charles W. Colson, The Body, 1992, Word Publishing, p. 70.)
Yet membership in a confessing body is fundamental to the faithful Christian life. Failure to do so defies the explicit warning not to forsake "our assembling together." His understanding of this prompted Martin Luther to say, "Apart
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Oct 24, 2005
Cowboy Joe was had just come back from going to church for the first time, and was in the bunkhouse telling the other cowhands about his experience.
He said, “When I got there, I parked my pick-me-up in the corral. Charlie, a worldly cowboy said, “That would be the parking lot, Joe.”
Contributed by Butch Vernon on Nov 6, 2005
Irwin McManus in his awesome book ‘The Barbarian Way’ speaks of rhinos and their limitations. ‘But my favorite of all is the group designation for rhinos. You see, rhinos can run thirty miles an hour, which is pretty fast when you consider how much weight they’re pulling. They’re actually faster
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 15, 2005
A number of years ago Norman Cousins wrote an editorial in the Saturday Review in which he reported a conversation he had on a trip in India. He was talking with a Hindu priest named Satis Prasad. The man said he wanted to come to our country to work as a missionary among the Americans. Cousins
Contributed by James Vilgos on Nov 18, 2005
Church is a Hospital for sinners:
A Some are content with placebos, fake medicines that you think are healing you so you feel good. Things that get you excited like music, a joke in the sermon, an emotional speaker things that they receive as entertainment and you think that is the Holy
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2005
A survey was made of 4000 laymen in 114 evangelical churches across the U. S. They were asked, “Do you feel the preaching on Sunday relates to what’s going on in your life?” Over 83% saw virtually no connection between what they heard on Sunday morning and what they
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 10, 2006
Response Boosters: Six proven direct marketing tips to raise your response rate.
· Yes/No Offer- usually out pulls one without a “no” option.
· Credit Card Payment- usually out pulls a cash-only option.
· Time Limit- typically brings more orders overall and in less time.
· Envelope Package-