Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 12, 2001
Philip Henry used to call the Lord’s day the queen of days, the pearl of the week, and observed it accordingly. His common salutation of his family or friends, on the Lord’s day in the morning, was that of the primitive Christians--"The Lord is risen, He is risen indeed;" making it his chief
Contributed by Bob Hager on Apr 26, 2001
Heres what Cambridge scholar N.T Wright has to say about the subject, "Why did christianity arise, and why did it take the shape it did? The early Christians themselves reply: We exist because of Jesus’ resurrection…. There is no evidence for a form of early Christianity in which the resurrection
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Mar 28, 2002
Among the people from Eastern Europe, the Easter basket had nothing to do with candy and rabbits. Baskets were filled with symbolic things and taken to church to be blessed. There was bread in the basket to recall how Israel relied on God in the wilderness and to symbolize life. Horseradish was
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Mar 28, 2002
WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED
The first Law of Thermodynamics says that no mass or energy is ever destroyed, that it merely changes form. When a piece of wood is burned, it is not gone. Some of it becomes heat; some deteriorates into the ashes. But it is not destroyed - it just changes. When a
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Mar 29, 2002
While driving to church on Easter Sunday two years ago, I told my children the Easter story.
"This is the day we celebrate Jesus coming back to life," I explained.
Right away, my 3-year-old son, Kevin, piped up from the back seat, "Will He be in church today?"
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Mar 29, 2002
A Sunday School teacher asked her class to write one sentence each on "What Easter Means to Me." One pupil wrote: "Egg
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Apr 2, 2002
LISTING THE COMEBACKS
The 2001 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks will go down as that of the comeback.
So in the November 12, 2001 issue of Sports Illustrated, they ranked the 10 greatest comebacks in world history. Among those making the list:
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Apr 9, 2002
A former sceptic by the name of Josh McDowell puts it, “After more than 700 hours of studying this subject, and thoroughly investigating its foundation, I have come to the conclusion that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the ‘most wicked, vicious, heartless hoaxes ever foisted upon the
Contributed by Trevor Woodget on Apr 23, 2002
When Nikita Khrushchev died, a humorous story circulated in political circles.
The Communist party who’d cast Mr Khrushchev aside were uncomfortable about burying his body on Soviet soil.
So they called the President of the United States, Richard Nixon, asking if the U.S. would
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 13, 2003
OUR HOPE OF RESCUE
Did you see the story on CNN this past Sunday of the rescued POWs? When Kenneth Krueger pulled his
big rig in front of former POW Shoshana Johnson’s home and began whooping and blowing on the horn, I understood the joy and relief that she was alive and would be home soon.
Contributed by John Beehler on Apr 16, 2003
On one occasion Michelangelo turned to his fellow artists and said with frustration in his voice, "Why do you keep filling gallery after gallery with endless pictures on the one theme of Christ in weakness, Christ on the cross, and most of all, Christ hanging dead?" he asked. "Why do you
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 16, 2003
A man was blissfully driving along the highway, when he saw the Easter Bunny hopping across the middle of the road. He swerved to avoid hitting the bunny, but unfortunately the rabbit jumped in front of his car and was hit. The basket of eggs went flying all over the place. Candy,
Contributed by Donald Smith on Apr 24, 2003
This week, I made my monthly trip to Kingsley Place (assisted living center) to sing for the residents there (They love to have me come because I sing the songs that they grew up with and I love to go there because they let me sing the songs that I grew up with).
I began by singing a couple of
Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Apr 27, 2003
The 5-year old had been missing all night. When his mother had looked out yesterday afternoon, she no longer saw him playing in the yard as he had been doing fifteen minutes earlier. Had he been abducted? Had he wandered off? Soon she and her husband, the neighbors and the police were all
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Apr 20, 2003
A couple of F-15’s are escorting a C-130 Hercules, and their pilots are chatting with the pilot of the transport to pass the time. Talk comes around to the relative merits of their respective aircraft.
The fighter pilots contend that their airplanes were better because of their superior speed,
In the Secret Service
A gentleman was in front of a preacher coming out of the church one day. The preacher grabbed him by the hand, pulled him aside and said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!" The man replied, "I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor." The Pastor questioned,
A Sunday School teacher was attempting to teach her young students the true meaning of Easter. "Why do we celebrate Easter?" she asked. When the children replied ’because of the Easter bunny,’ Easter eggs, candy, spring, etc., she said, "No, those are Easter traditions and symbols, but what is the
Contributed by Tom Lovorn on Jun 9, 2003
Cartoonist Joe McKeever has drawn a group of tourists looking at the Garden tomb in Jerusalem. It’s an open tomb where the stone door has been rolled away. Their guide says, "The angel moved the stone to reveal an empty tomb
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 17, 2003
NO DIFFERENCE TO ME
John G. Paton, a nineteenth-century missionary to the South Seas met opposition to leaving his home in Scotland and going to preach to the cannibalistic people of the New Hebrides Islands.
A well-meaning church member moaned to him, “The cannibals, the cannibals! You’ll be
Contributed by John Hamby on Aug 11, 2003
How Do I Know He Lives?
How do I know that Christ has risen?
What proof have I to give?
He touched my life one blessed day,
And I began to live.
How do I know he left the tomb
That morning long ago?
I met Him just this morning,
And my heart is still aglow.
How do I know the endless