Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 25, 2001
Jerome, the Church historian, relates of the Apostle John that, when he became old he used to go among the churches and assemblies, everywhere repeating the words, “Little children, love one another.” His disciples, wearied by the constant repetition, asked him why he always said this. “Because,”
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 25, 2001
An official of a Mission Board, who knew that it takes more than desire to make a missionary, was appointed to examine a candidate. He told the young man to come to his house at 6 in the morning. The young man went at 6 in the morning to be examined, and the examiner kept him sitting in the room
Contributed by Emile Wolfaardt on Jul 13, 2001
If a man is filled with anger, than anger controls his life.
If a man is filled with greed, then greed dominates his life.
If a man is filled with lust, then lust governs his life.
If a man is filled with love, then love influences all he does.
And if a man is filled with
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Aug 3, 2001
The Greeks had a race in their Olympic games that was unique. The winner was not the runner who finished first. It was the runner who finished with his torch still lit. I want to
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 13, 2001
H. John Wesley once had for a traveling companion an officer who was intelligent and agreeable in conversation; but there was one serious drawback- his profanity. When they changed vehicles, Wesley took the officer aside and, after expressing the pleasure he had enjoyed in his company, said he had
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Aug 19, 2001
Dr. Bob Jones Sr. told the story:
I remember years ago I was holding a meeting in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. I was in that big amphitheater there that accommodates about ten thousand people. The people told me a story. They said a few nights before I was there they advertised in the paper that a
The latest statistics clearly show that Christians in America are not doing a good job of resisting the devil. In fact, it appears that we are embracing the devil, or discounting that the devil even exists. The truly sad fact as we will see is that Christians in America think and behave no
Contributed by David Blizzard on Sep 3, 2001
Michelangelo the famous artist used a lamp attached to his head when he painted. The reason he did this was to keep the shadow of himself from being cast onto the canvas. We need to keep Jesus, the light of the world, between us and the canvas of life to keep self from being cast in the way. No
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 10, 2001
A. In Teaching to Change Lives, Howard Hendricks tells about an 83-year old Michigan woman he met at a Sunday school convention in Chicago. "In a church with a Sunday school of only 65 people, she taught a class of 13 junior high boys. She had traveled by bus all the way to Chicago the night
Contributed by Timothy Craver on Sep 27, 2001
Earlier in his life, Gandhi was actually considering becoming a Christian. He was attracted by the life and teachings of Jesus. Gandhi attended the services of a church in Pretoria, South Africa. He later wrote, "The congregation did not strike me as being particularly religious; they were not
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Oct 1, 2001
Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: How many can you afford?
Q: How many evolutionists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Just one but it will take a million years.
Q: How many Psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but the bulb has
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Oct 9, 2001
D. L. Moody said, “I believe firmly that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and everything that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts. But if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and the
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Oct 11, 2001
ILL. The story is told about 3 brothers who started working at the same time for a fur company owned by an old friend of their father.
After working there for more than a year, one son was still receiving the same salary as when he started, & seemed to be unhappy with his job. The second
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Oct 11, 2001
Nothing can choke the heart and soul out of walking with God like legalism.
Consider the story of Hans the tailor.
Because of his reputation, an influential entrepreneur visiting the city ordered a tailor-made suit.
But when he came to pick up his suit, the customer found that one sleeve
Contributed by Kevin Taylor on Oct 28, 2001
George Barna’s Research Group has conducted several nationwide surveys on this subject . This survey information, taken from telephone interviews with a nationwide random sample of 1002 adults, was conducted in February 2000.
(a) For instance, 9 out of 10 adults describe themselves as being
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 6, 2001
ILL. One of my favorite Christmas stories is about the old shoe cobbler who dreamed one Christmas Eve that Jesus would come to visit him the next day. The dream was so real that he was convinced it would come true.
So the next morning he got up & went out & cut green boughs & decorated his
Contributed by David Fox on Nov 11, 2001
George Gallup reports:
Less than 10 % of Americans are deeply committed Christians. These committed Christians are far, far happier than the rest of the population. Committed Christians are more accepting of others than the average American, more involved in charitable activities, and are
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 14, 2001
Bill McCartney retired as the head coach of the Colorado football team several years ago. His reason for retirement was not because he was unsuccessful as a coach. His teams had won the national championship. They had been in the top 10 many times.
McCartney said that he was retiring
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Nov 21, 2001
[Walking Advertisements, Citation: F. B. Meyer in Our Daily Walk. Christianity Today, Vol. 33, no. 10.]
We ought to be Christians in large type, so that it would not be necessary (for others) to be long in our society, or to regard us through spectacles, in order to detect our true discipleship.
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Mar 27, 2001
A rather pompous-looking deacon was endeavoring to impress upon a class of boys the importance of living the Christian life. "Why do people call me a Christian?" the man asked. After a moment’s