Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 8, 2002
I read a book some time ago entitled Wisdom Hunter. Randal Arthur, a missionary, wrote it. It told of a pastor who was involved in a denomination that controlled its people with traditions and their interpretations of God’s Word. He became disgusted with that and even turned away from God. Finally,
Contributed by David Yarbrough on May 20, 2002
A preacher in Tennessee said his father was not a Christian and never went to church. He said everyone else in the family would get ready and go to church and his dad would stay home. The preacher would come by and visit and his dad would always give him the same pat answer; I know why you’re
Contributed by Larry Thompson on May 22, 2002
llustration Regarding Lack of Passion for the Great Commission:
A Christian Research Group in a nationwide survey conducted in the first quarter of 2001 asked this question: “Please describe your goals in life.”
The survey found that almost 9 out of 10 adults classified themselves as a
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on May 30, 2002
Imagine that we are putting together a 1,000 piece puzzle. In turn we each put pieces into place; slowly the beauty of the picture begins to take shape. As we continue putting the puzzle together we talk about what it would be like to be a part of the scene before us. As the final pieces are
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
A 1980 Gallup poll indicated that out of all evangelical, American believers, "only two percent had introduced another person to Christ."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2002
The probability of a person accepting Christ between the ages of 5 - 13 is
32 percent. There is a four percent probability of doing so within the ages
of 14 - 18; and a six percent
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
The poet William Blake wrote a poem about Pentecost. Part of the poem says:
Unless the eye catch fire, God will not be seen.
Unless the ear catch fire, God will not be heard.
Unless the tongue catch fire, God will not be named.
Unless the Heart catch fire, God will
Isaac Watts penned a beautiful hymn based on the parable of the feast in Luke 14:
HOW SWEET AND AWFUL IS THE PLACE WITH CHRIST WITHIN THE DOORS,
WHILE EVERLASTING LOVE DISPLAYS THE CHOICEST OF HER STORES.
WHILE ALL OUR HEARTS AND ALL OUR SONGS JOIN TO ADMIRE THE FEAST,
EACH OF US CRY,
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 7, 2002
IS IT BURNING?
It is easy to determine when something is aflame. It ignites other material. Any fire that does not spread will eventually go out. A church without evangelism is a contradiction in terms, just as a fire that does not burn is
Jonathan Edwards: The Obligation of every Generation is to understand what God is doing and
Contributed by Bruce Smith on Aug 20, 2002
Animals of prey will always go for the weaker isolated animal. The devil is no different. The fellowship of other believers
Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 3, 2002
I think that it safe to say that sometimes we have the same kind of feelings about the church like Goldilocks had about the bears’ home. On the one hand, we love the church and can’t live without her. On the other hand, we find sermons boring, the music either too old or too new, the people too
Contributed by Gary Bordelon on Sep 21, 2002
Lyle Schaller in speaking about the challenges of the church said - "The biggest challenge for the church at the opening of the twenty-first century is to develop a solution to the discontinuity and fragmentation
Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Sep 25, 2002
A poem - “You see God” (From twentieth Century Christian) You see God it is like this: We could attend church more faithfully if your day came at some other time. You have chosen a day that comes at the end of a hard week, and we’re all tired out. No only that, but it’s the day following
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
The job of the church is not to impact the church, but to impact the world.
It’s like a huddle in a football game. 67,000 people don’t pay $25.00 a ticket to watch the Titans huddle. What if you went to a Titans game and for 2½ hours you watched 11 men stand in
Contributed by Timothy Mills on Oct 13, 2002
It was Jesus’ habit was to go to "church" (synagogue) on Sabbath (Sunday). What makes us think that we are any better than Jesus, so
Contributed by Daryl Grimes on Oct 17, 2002
Quote of the Day: "Finney learned by experience that if the church lived only one week as if they truly believed the Bible, sinners would fall down before them and ask how they might be
Contributed by Andrew Hamilton on Oct 26, 2002
Stuart Robinson says ‘Jesus modelled what it means to have a missionary heart in coming to earth, to seek us out. His cultural sacrifice, of giving up heaven to save humanity, is the apex of missionary strategy. If He could give up the glories of heaven, we could give up Western dress,
Randy Brantley, of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Evangelism Dept, said that a "code blue" needs to be issued for reaching today’s teenagers. Pointing out that "code blue is the hospital term for a life-or-death emergency, Brantley notes: "Suicide has increased 120 percent among kids ages 10
Contributed by Troy Brewer on Dec 19, 2002
The term "golden hour" was originally coined by Dr. R Adams Cowley of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services, who is regarded as the pioneer of modern
trauma care. Dr. Cowley advocated that most trauma patients die of shock, which comes from sluggish or non-existent circulation