Contributed by Tony Searles on Jul 25, 2002
10% of church members cannot be found?
20% of church members never attend church
25% admit that they never pray
35% admit that they do not read their Bibles
40% admit that they never contribute to the church?tithe or offering
60% never give to missions
70% never assume responsibility within
I was a member of THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS in THE GENERAL HOSPITAL in the city of DALLAS. I was waiting to see THE DOCTORS. They told me I was at THE EDGE OF NIGHT, my condition was very serious. Suddenly, I realized I had just ... ONE LIFE TO LIVE. I wanted to see ALL MY CHILDREN before I entered
Contributed by Tom Lovorn on Jun 9, 2003
A preacher was requested by family members to visit a man in a mental institution who thought he was Jesus. When the preacher introduced himself, the man replied, "Bless you, my son." The preacher asked if he were Jesus and he replied that he was. So, the preacher excused himself and said he
Contributed by John Hamby on Jan 8, 2001
“When the members walk with the fear of the Lord before their eyes and with the Spirit’s encouraging voice in their hearts, the church will be strong and will also surely multiply.” [R.C.H. Lenski. The Interpretation
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2006
Enrollments at the 90 member institutions of the council for Christian Colleges and Universities have grown 24% from ’90 to ’96, more than 4 times faster than growth at private institutions. Primary reason; distinctive academic environment that is physically safe,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Christian Education: The 102 members of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities saw enrollment surge 70.6% from ‘90 to ‘04. That compares with 28% for all independent 4-year schools and 12.8% for all public 4--year campuses, according to the National Association of Independent Colleges
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Church members are either pillars or caterpillars. The pillars hold up the church; the
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 10, 2007
ILLUSTRATION : Unity: Members of the body of Christ are truly dependant on one another.
Three Indonesian mothers, Eti , Rebekka, and Ratna, were imprisoned two years ago for teaching Muslim children in their Sunday School.
Prison was shocking, discouraging and very hard at first. One of the
Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 25, 2007
“Encouraging” The New Members
“Bill and Sue” had recently moved into the city, and had been visiting our church for several weeks. They made friends quickly, and possessed a variety of gifts and talents that would enhance the ministries of our church. Within a short time they decided that God
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Mar 10, 2009
"No one can be a member of the Christian fellowship who does not acknowledge Jesus as Christ and the Son of God and who does not love the brothers in obedience to the Lord."
"EVERY MEMBER IS A SINNER"
There's a worn-out story about the preacher who was getting fired-up in his sermon. He thundered, "Every member of this church is a sinner!" When he hollered this a second time for emphasis, there was a man on the back row who had a broad smile come across his face.
Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Jan 27, 2019
A christian man was stranded on a deserted island for many years. He was finally discovered and a rescue crew arrived. They were impressed with all the things he built by himself, most prominently 3 buildings. They asked him about the first building and he answered, “That is where I live.” Then
Contributed by Judah Thomas on May 15, 2002
One day it occurred to the members of the body that they were doing all the work and that the belly was having all the food. So they held a meeting and after a long discussion decided to strike work until the belly consented to take its proper share of the work. So for a day or two the hands
Someone has estimated that the average member of the church has heard 6,000 sermons, 8,000 congregational songs and led zero people to Jesus Christ!
Here is the way the problem stacks up in a Church with 200 members:
20 are too old to work, that leaves 180 left to work,
but of the rest, 18
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 24, 2004
A member of Alcoholics Anonymous once sent columnist Ann Landers the following:
1. We drank for happiness and became unhappy.
We drank for joy and became miserable.
We drank for sociability and became argumentative.
We drank for sophistication and became obnoxious.
We drank for
Contributed by Jay Robison on Aug 30, 2004
It is clear from Acts 2 that the members of the early church depended on one another. They were unified and interconnected. As a church today, we depend on one another. We are a family. I depend on you for an example of holiness, for enthusiasm about what we are
Contributed by Keith Bowman on Dec 7, 2006
Pastor Buchanan tells the story of a member of his church who’s name was Ken. Ken was going throw a very tough time in his life when he darkened the door of the church. You see Ken had AIDS. Since the day Ken had been found and rescued by Christ he faithfully attended services. Even after his
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 31, 2001
.V. McGee estimates that 75% of the members of the average church might not be genuinely saved.(religious club) Billy Graham states that 80% of those who make salvation
Contributed by Scott Bradford on Nov 15, 2002
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., was a member of the U.S. Supreme Court for 30 years. At one point in his life, Justice Holmes explained his choice of a career by saying: "I might have entered the ministry if certain clergymen I knew had not looked and acted so much like undertakers." So where is the