The Treasury of Bible Illustration notes this: The First and Hardest Lesson - “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” says Robert Fulgham’s popular essay and book. In truth, one of life’s most important and hardest lessons comes to us long before kindergarten. This lesson is painful
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 10, 2007
C S Lewis said perceptively: “A Christian isn’t one who never goes wrong, but one who is enabled to repent and begin over again after each
Contributed by Thomas Baird on Mar 1, 2004
Our daughter, little Kelsey, turned one year old a little over a week ago… and she is not walking yet…
All of our other kids were walking by her age… and Kelsey is not even trying.
I told Derek yesterday that I know why she is not trying…
Because we will take her wherever she wants
Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on May 18, 2004
John Wesley had as his motto, "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you
Video Illustration from “Men In Black” Start time 1:11:48 Scene is an old man and a dog at a booth. Jay and Kay are in a desperate race to track down the stolen galaxy. Searching for information, the Men in Black interrogate an alien (disguised as a dog), who is quick to point out just how limited
Bro. Robert Brozoski states, "God gave us today, to prepare us for eternity"! This thought sent by Bro. Robert is a sermon in only 9 words. Time is the same for all....Today is a gift for us to use as God intends. To prepare for the future and to
Contributed by W F on Sep 20, 2004
When airlines train their pilots they first test them in a simulator. The simulator is designed to present the pilot with a variety of potential problems so that they will be able to handle any emergency in the future. First the pilot is tested with simple challenges, which eventually build up to
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Oct 10, 2004
Years ago the gospel was preached to a number of tribes in Central Africa. Many people responded to the message and received new life in Christ. Since they had no church building where they could gather for a time of prayer, they cleared a central spot in the jungle for that purpose. Soon
Psychologist teach us that there are two mental laws that contribute heavily to our mental state of being. In other words, whether we’re happy or sad.
1: The Law of Concentration.
2: The Law of Substitution.
The Law of Concentration states that whatever we dwell upon grows in our
In his book Dare to Believe, Dan Baumann illustrates the unique experience of knowing that something is ours, yet longing to enjoy it more fully. He explained that at Christmas time he would always do a lot of snooping, trying to find the gift --wrapped presents and figure out what was in them.
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Dec 9, 2004
Do you remember the story “The Little Engine That Could?” A trainload of toys was being taken over the mountain to all the children in Sunshine Valley, but unfortunately the engine broke down. One by one different engines came by, but none were willing to take the trainload of toys over the
Contributed by Thomas Black on Jan 28, 2005
There was a man who purchased one of those do it yourself kits from the sporting goods store. It contained all the parts to build a replica of the old muzzleloader guns used in days gone by. He pealed open the box, broke through 3 pieces of tape inscribed with warnings, tossed aside the safety
Contributed by Bart Leger on Feb 2, 2005
"Eternal life in the future tense is eternity in heaven with God. Eternal life in the present tense is knowing God personally now. Eternal life in the present breaks through limitations and experiences the best that life can offer. Many Christians miss that. We do our duty as believers, but no
Contributed by Kory Wilcoxson on Feb 19, 2005
Anyone with children can relate to Peter’s words. Leigh and I certainly can as we work on teaching Sydney the language of faith. She’s learning pretty well. She can recite her way through the Lord’s prayer, and knows “Jesus Loves Me.” I remember when she first tried to sing, “Amazing Grace,” she
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jun 13, 2005
My daughters have been to camp several times this summer. I don’t know whether to be amazed or confused by my daughters, though. I took Brittney, our oldest daughter, to camp on Monday. Due to other commitments she was only going to stay for three days, but she took three bags of stuff. I guess
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 31, 2005
Penguins and Eagles! (09.02.05--Sickness!--Psalm 4:3)
Soaring like eagles may sound good, but flopping around like a penguin can be a whole lot easier. Keeping our feet firmly planted on the ground may not always be the most glamorous of occupations, but it sure is safer and more accommodating
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 12, 2005
Several years ago, my wife was going to take our son, Ben, to the park. As with most children, Ben simply loved the park. But in order to get to the park, they would have to drive and Ben would need to be placed in his car seat. Ben was a stubborn two year old who was going through a phase in
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Nov 4, 2005
"You and I cannot stuff Jesus or our experience with Him into our old ways of thinking and living. Life with Jesus is a new and exciting thing. He Himself wants to fill us, to expand our personalities, and to reshape us to fit who He is. When Jesus, the Man with all power,
Contributed by Frank Jackson on Nov 12, 2005
The penetrating message was caught in a poem written by an unknown confederate soldier, who finally learned the lesson of the thorn.
I asked God for strength that I might achieve.
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked God for health that I might do greater things.
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 22, 2008
"I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife: to preach that the highest form of success comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from