Contributed by David Browne on Dec 9, 2000
On a wall near the main entrance to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, is a portrait with the following inscription: "James Butler Bonham--no picture of him exists. This portrait is of his nephew, Major James Bonham, deceased, who greatly resembled his uncle. It is placed here by his family so that
Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
NOT THE ONLY LIGHT!
On July 06, 2000, Hugh Downs the guest host on the Larry King Live Show lead a round table discussion on the questions, "Who is Jesus? And why is there such a fascination with that question now?" Among his guests was Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Dean of Oxford L’chaim Society.
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 21, 2001
Mary Farwell of Green Castle Missouri, told of the time she was listening to her 5 year old son, Matthew, as he worked on his Speak and Spell™ computer. He was concentrating intensely, typing in words for the computer to say back to him.
Matthew punched in the word “God.” To his surprise, the
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
I have mentioned before that leaders of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association estimate that roughly 10% of people who come forward at the end of a Crusade meeting really become Christians that night. Many already were Christians and lots of others go through the external motions but never
Contributed by Steve Heartsill on Oct 25, 2000
A pastor was called to a new church. The first Sunday the pastor was there, his message was taken from John 3:16. The message was entitled, "How to Be Born Again." The
message was well received, but no decisions were made. The second Sunday, the pastor’s message was taken from John 3:16 and was
Contributed by Kenneth Henes on Oct 27, 2000
Oscar Cervantes is a dramatic example of Christ’s power to transform lives. As a child, Oscar began to get into trouble. Then as he got older, he was jailed 17 times for brutal crimes. Prison psychiatrists said he was beyond help. But they were wrong! During a brief interval of freedom, Oscar met
Contributed by Don Hutto on Jan 27, 2001
Years ago, my youngest daughter, Marilyn, and I went shopping for Connie. It’s hard. You wives, it’s hard for a man to shop for his wife because we don’t know what you want, and we don’t want to get that for you, anyway.
But Marilyn and I thought we had found the perfect gift: a nightgown. You
Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Calvin Miller said, "One cannot even begin to understand the life of Christ
- The story is told of a jet fighter pilot who was on a mission during the Gulf War. As he was flying over the enemy territory, he was shot down from a ground to air weapon. He immediately ejected from his flaming plane. But, as he was descending to the ground below him, he noticed the
Contributed by William Jewett on Nov 2, 2000
F.B. Meyer wrote about two Germans who wanted to climb the Matterhorn. They hired three guides and began their ascent at the steepest and most slippery part. The men roped themselves together in this order: guide, traveler, guide, traveler, guide. They had gone only a little way up the side when
One Sunday, a monk was invited to speak about the ‘love of God.’ He waited until it is dark and proceeded in the altar with a lighted candle. He first illumined the crown of thorns then the two hands that are nailed after that he continued to light the spear wound in the side and lastly he put the
Contributed by Bill Lobbs on Nov 4, 2000
Does God really love us? I say look to the crucified Jesus. Look to the old rugged cross.
-By every thorn that punctured His brow.
-By every mark of the back lacerating scourge.
-By every hair of his beard plucked from his cheeks by cruel fingers.
-By every bruise which heavy fists made upon
Contributed by Bill Lobbs on Nov 4, 2000
Let me give you an example to what I’m saying by sharing with you a story that I recently read in one of the history books in my library. I read how on July 3l, 1838 on the Island of Jamaica, a man named William Knibbs, gathered 10,000 slaves for a great praise gathering. They were celebrating
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Feb 2, 2001
LEIGHTON FORD(Billy Graham’s bro in law) was traveling by airplane and found himself next to an empty seat. He was looking forward to the extra room when appeared the stewardess with an elderly woman, 96 yrs of age. ‘Mrs ____ will be sitting here next to your sir’. As the flight proceeded
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 7, 2001
’Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer thought it scarcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin, But he held it up with a smile,
"What am I bid, good folks," he cried "Who’ll start the bidding for me?"
"1 dollar, a dollar"; then, "Two! Only two? Two dollars, and who’ll
Contributed by Wayne Burnett on Feb 26, 2001
"...They who wish to be saved must imitate those who take a city by storm-- rush into it
Contributed by James Wilson on Mar 2, 2001
“In 1992, a Los Angeles County parking control officer came upon a brown El Dorado Cadillac illegally parked next to the curb on street-sweeping day.
The officer dutifully wrote out a ticket. Ignoring the man seated at the driver’s wheel, the officer reached inside the open car window and placed
Contributed by Rob Short on Mar 18, 2001
One of the most disturbing and powerful films I have seen over the
last couple of years is Steven Spielberg’s movie, Saving Private
Ryan. The movie tells the story of an Army captain named John
Miller who having survived the carnage of the D-Day invasion at
Normandy Beach, portrayed in 28
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Mar 27, 2001
David Brainerd, the famous missionary to the American Indians, proclaimed this truth throughout his ministry. He said, “I never got away from Jesus and Him crucified in my preaching. I found that once these people were gripped by the great evangelical meaning of Christ’s sacrifice
Contributed by David Dewitt on Apr 1, 2001
In Hampton Court near London, there is a grapevine under glass; it is about 1,000 years old and has but one root which is at least two feet thick. Some of the branches are 200 feet long. Because of skillful cutting and pruning, the vine produces several tons of grapes each year. Even though some