We were having a honeymoon picnic on Lake Taneycomo in Branson, MO. After pulling to shore to eat, I put our blanket and food back into the boat. My bride Connie thought she should help, and she put the anchor into the boat & it began to drift away. Fortunately the current was slow enough that I
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Jul 14, 2008
One of the most difficult problems Protestant churches are experiencing is the lack of denominational loyalty. Protestants regularly church-shop. If the preaching isn't good enough, or the youth group isn't large enough, or the music isn't glorious every week…then we search for a church
Contributed by John Putty on Apr 5, 2011
The old hymn, “Higher Ground” is a spiritual declaration of one determined man Johnson Oatman, Jr. put to music! While some refuse to believe that our personal faith plays any real role in our spiritual growth and in experiencing Christian victory, in all my 20 years of preaching
Contributed by Ed Garcia on May 23, 2011
"Oré por fe, y pensé que un día la fe habría de venir y me golpearía como el relámpago. Pero parecía que la fe no vendría. Un día leí en Romanos 10 que “la fe es por el oir, y el oir, por la palabra de Dios”. Yo había cerrado mi Biblia y había orado por fe. Ahora abrí mi Biblia, y comencé a
Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 26, 2011
Please try this experiment. Take out a piece of paper and on the left side of the paper write down all the things that you are burdened with. On the right side of the paper write down all the things that God has either protected you from or trials that He has gotten you
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 10, 2011
"THANK YOU FOR TOMORROW"
I like that story about the boy and his father who were planning a trip for the next day. The father told his son that they would go on a very exciting and wonderful trip. He did not tell his son where they would go or what they would do. Nevertheless, the son was full
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 27, 2011
WHAT IS FAITH?
Three schoolboys were asked to write their definition of faith. One wrote: "Faith is TAKING hold of God." The second wrote: "Faith is HOLDING onto God." The third
Contributed by Brad Henry on Dec 9, 2011
Have you ever felt like you were adrift in the ocean with no clue on how to get to shore? A lot of times in life we get a curveball when we are expecting a fastball. We get frustrated when we try to figure God out. Without knowing it a lot of times we even try to play God. When you
St. Bonaventure says:
It is impossible for anyone to attain to knowledge of that truth unless he first have infused faith in Christ, which is the
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Sep 3, 2009
BRAIN: PERMANENT FILES
Dr. Earl Radmacher says:
"The brain is capable of an incredible amount of work and it retains everything it takes in. You never really forget anything; you just
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jan 3, 2010
Why can’t we all just coexist?
You believe what you believe, I believe what I believe. Whatever you believe is whatever you believe.
Have you seen those "Coexist" bumper stickers? I always laugh when I see a "Coexist" bumper sticker. You know, the ones where a symbol
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jan 6, 2009
IF YOU BUILD IT, WILL THE FOOTBALL COME?
In downtown San Antonio sits the Alamodome, a 65,000-seat facility that opened in 1993 for a cost of 186 million. Following the field of dreams philosophy, the city, eager to have a professional football franchise pushed to complete the Texas size
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jan 6, 2009
The classic test an atheist will give to prove there is no God is this: "If there is a God, let him kill me right now". When nothing happens, they will confidently claim, "See there is no God, for I am still alive and well." Now if we were to ask the atheist, "What if someone came up
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Apr 13, 2009
THE WATER JUG OF THE PROPHET JOEL
So, I’m walking through the Museum of Biblical Archeology in Jerusalem, and I’m walking through an area with various kinds of pottery on display, and there in front of me is this absolutely perfectly preserved water jug.
It stopped me cold.
Contributed by David Tack on May 2, 2009
"My faith is not the means of my salvation. It is only the means in which I secure [appropriate]
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 7, 2009
ALL HAIL THE POWER
E. P Scott was a pioneer missionary to India who One day found himself surrounded by a murderous band of tribesmen. On impulse, he took out his violin and began to play and sing, "All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name." When he reached the stanza "let every kindred and every tribe"
Contributed by Rolando Delgado on Sep 22, 2010
FACTS AND FAITH
Un pastor estaba hablando a su congregación sobre la relación de los hechos y la fe. Y les decía: "Que ustedes estén sentados aquí delante de mi, es un hecho. Que yo estoy aquí detrás del púlpito hablándole, es un hecho. Que yo crea que alguien me este prestando atención, es
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
FAITH IN THE C OF E
* The bishop's car ran out of petrol,
* But much to his relief his wife remembered passing a garage half a mile back down the road.
* He searched the boot for a container,
* But he could only find his baby grandson's potty, so it had to do!
* He trudged to the
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
THE BIRD'S RETURN
The great Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (Ro-ald Amun-son) was the first to discover the magnetic meridian of the North Pole and the first to discover the South Pole. On one of his trips, Amundsen (Amun-son), took a homing pigeon with him. When he had finally reached the top