Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jul 24, 2004
A Call to Discipleship [ taken from “Jesus in Blue Jeans” by Laurie Beth Jones.]
[“In this country, it is not only improper—it is technically illegal to be served with a dirty plate. Salad bars post signs indicating that the health department requires that each time you step up to the buffet,
Contributed by Karl Kruse on Jul 31, 2004
A year ago at this time, I was preparing to head to Tanzania for a short-term mission trip. A few weeks before that I was back in Minnesota on a family vacation when my dad told me and my brother that he had prostate cancer, and was setting all of his affairs in order. He started giving away some
Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 2, 2004
Ruth Tucker tells the story of Kari Torjesen Malcolm, who served for 15 years as a missionary to the Philippines. Kari was an MK (missionary kid) who grew up in China: "As a teenager, she was confined for a time during World War II in an internment camp, and there she discovered a deep truth that
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 17, 2004
Revival is the visitation of God which brings to life Christians who have been sleeping and restores a deep sense of God’s near presence and holiness. Thence springs a vivid sense of sin and a profound exercise of heart in repentance, praise, and love, with an evangelistic
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 18, 2004
I have been re-reading the record of the Rich Young Ruler and his obviously wrong choice. But it has set me thinking. No matter how much wealth he had, he could not—ride in a car, have any surgery, turn on a light, buy penicillin, hear a pipe organ, watch TV, wash dishes in running
According to Charles Haddon Spurgeon, God delights in impossibilities: "One man says, I will do as much as I can. Any fool can do that. He that believes in Christ does what he cannot do, attempts the impossible, and performs it. And of course it was Jesus
The Bohemian reformer John Hus was a man who believed the Scriptures to be the infallible and supreme authority in all matters. He died at the stake for that belief in Constance, Germany, on his forty-second birthday. As he refused a final plea to
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jun 21, 2005
Our favor with God would be enough if we thought that you would have:
Enough happiness to keep you sweet.
Enough trials to keep you strong.
Enough sorrow to keep you human.
Enough hope to keep you happy.
Enough failure to keep you humble.
Enough success to keep you
Jesus is the Truth that sets us free, and that freedom comes through knowing Him personally in a one-on-one relationship. There is a tremendous difference in knowing about a person and knowing that person. I know about President Bush and Prince Charles, but I do not have a personal relationship
Contributed by Larry Jacobs on Jul 7, 2005
ILLUS: I am always kind of leery about the complements I receive as a preacher of the gospel. I know that many of them are very sincere but I always feel a little unworthy when someone really brags on a message that I have preached.
The greatest complement that I ever received was in a
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jul 16, 2005
The added benefit of winning souls is strength. The joy of the Lord gives us strength. The greatest joy next to the joy of your own salvation is winning another soul to Christ. Of the 43 years of missionary evangelism we have seen many answers to prayer with the healing of many. However, I do not
Contributed by Brian Oberg on Jul 22, 2005
Madonna said, "Money . . . sex . . . food. . . . they’re not what’s going to make us happy. They’re not real. They don’t last. There’s only one thing that lasts, and that’s your soul. And if you don’t work on that, and you don’t pay attention to that, then all the money in the world is not
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Jul 23, 2005
Dwight L. Moody said: “I was down in Texas some time ago, and happened to pick up a newspaper, and in it they called me “Old Moody.” Honestly, I had never been called old before. I went to my hotel, and looked in the looking glass. I can’t conceive of getting old. I have a life that is never going
Contributed by John White on Aug 15, 2005
The Yeilded Life
Sometimes we allow sin to come into our lives and hinder the work of grace. Paul cautions that the blessings of grace upon a yielded life can be hindered by sin. "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof." (Ro. 6:12) Our
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 10, 2005
It was written in 1929 but it has been sung for over 6 decades by such performers as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, The Carpenters, The Supremes, Willie Nelson and now, our own Robin Petrovich. The tune is entitled "Without a Song," the chorus goes: "Without a song the day would never end; Without a
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Sep 15, 2005
It is said that about 200 years ago, the tomb of the great conqueror Charlemagne was opened, and the sight that greeted the workmen startled them.
It seems they found his body in a sitting position, clothed in the most elaborate of royal garments, with a scepter in his bony hand. On his knee
Contributed by David Sorn on Nov 5, 2005
A father decided to get his little five year-old girl a new bike for her birthday. As she sets off to ride for the first time, he tells her, “I have just one rule. Do not ride your bike into oncoming traffic on the highway.” Now, it’s not as if the girl would turn to her father and say, “I hate
Video Illustration: You’re here for a reason – Superman page 103 Group’s Blockbuster Movie Illustrations 2
Time: 30 - 33
Overview: Clark runs faster than a speeding train to beat some classmates in a car. Pa chastises Clark for showing off. Clark asks if it’s wrong to do things you were made to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2005
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Richard L. Evans,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2006
Viewing Versus Reading: Last year, the average American spent about 1,100 hours watching broadcast TV, an additional 500 hours viewing Cable and 300 hours listening to music. Only 100 hours were spent