In Ephesians 6 God directs us to take up our weapons and the full armor of God to fight the enemy. The first weapon we are directed to pick up is a shield of faith.
There are two Greek names for shields used by soldiers at that time. One is a small round shield called an “aspis.” The second
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 25, 2009
FORGOTTEN HOW TO FISH?
I read an interesting story about a group of pelicans in California. If you’ve ever seen pelicans in action, you know they’re great fishermen, or fisher-birds. These pelicans were hanging out near a fleet of fishing boats. The fishermen on the boats would pull into the
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
A Thanks Offering For His Plans for Us
Jeremiah 29:11-13 says, "For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek
Contributed by Chris Gowen on Jan 17, 2010
Noah walked with God because his life was lined up with God's ways. No one can walk together except they be agreed. Two men were trying to get a piece of furniture through a doorway. After much frustration and energy was expended, the men stopped and looked at each other with a puzzled look. It was
During Super Bowl XXXVII, FedEx ran a commercial that spoofed the movie Castaway, in which Tom Hanks played a FedEx worker, whose company plane went down, stranding him on a desert island for years.
Looking like Tom Hanks in the movie, the FedEx employee in the commercial goes up to the door of
Contributed by Nigel Heath on Mar 22, 2009
Liz has a digital camera that focuses automatically on the object she want to photograph. But one day it went faulty, and the automatic focus mechanism began to drift every time, leaving everything in a blur.
Our Christian lives can be like this. GOD DIRECTS US TO FOCUS ON
Contributed by Darron Khan on May 30, 2002
HOW DOES GOD PURSUE ME?
You know it’s just stunning when you think of how tenaciously God pursues us. I grew up in a thoroughly pagan home. My father was raised a Muslim and my mother grew up pretty much oblivious to God. Yet, despite this, I cannot tell you how many different individuals God
Contributed by David Rogers on Nov 16, 2004
When Dr. W.A. Criswell, pastor of the largest Southern Baptist Church in North America, was preaching I the North Shore Baptist Church in Chicago, he was entertained at the home of deacon James L. Kraft who was the superintendent of the Sunday School and founder of Kraft foods. Kraft said that as
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 13, 2007
Everything we do needs to be a part of our service to God. A young boy by the name of James had a desire to be the most famous manufacturer and salesman of cheese in the world. He planned on becoming rich and famous by making and selling cheese and began with a little buggy pulled by a pony named
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Feb 19, 2008
In the inspiring book, This I Believe: Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, Susan Cosio writes, “I believe in a daily walk just to listen.” A chaplain at a medical center, a writer, and a mother of three, Susan Cosio says:
I believe I have to remove myself from the voices that
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Walking in the Confidence of God
Marks of Contentment
"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can
Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 27, 2008
In one of my sources, I read this about the ‘wise men’ and some of it was news to me!
"Not much is known about these astrologers (traditionally called wise men). We don't know where they came from or how many there were. Tradition says they were men of high position from Parthia, near the site
Video Illustration: Wingclips.com Narnia movie clip “The Wardrobe.”
The following from Wingclips.com:
Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.
Based on the beloved classic novel by ‘CS Lewis’, Four London children are sent to a professor’s country home in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2001
A young boy by the name of James had a desire to be the most famous manufacturer and salesman of cheese in the world. He planned on becoming rich and famous by making and selling cheese and began with a little buggy pulled by a pony named Paddy. After making his cheese, he would load his wagon and
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 7, 2002
Helen Rosavere is an English woman who had interests in becoming a doctor and serving Do. Upon completion of her medical training at Cambridge University, Helen began to ask God where he would want her to serve. Before long, God directed Helen to an area in the Congo (Africa) which had a population