Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 18, 2004
“Belly Up to the Bar?” Romans 13: 1-7: Key verse(s): 4a “For he is God’s servant to do you good.”
About a decade ago an assembly of Christian leaders came up with this summary of what it means to be a Christian citizen: “It is impossible for a believer to be a good Christian and a bad citizen
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 29, 2012
PRAY AND READ YOUR BIBLE
A man was in prison and was in need of some money. He wrote his mother and asked her to send five hundred dollars immediately. Soon after, he got a package in the mail. It was a Bible. On the top of the Bible, there was a letter that said, "Son, I love you. Pray and read
Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 15, 2012
RELYING ON TECHNOLOGY
The following two news stories come from Reuters:
"A Ukraine businessman who bought a pager for each member of his staff as a New Year gift was so alarmed when all 50 of them went off at the same time that he drove his car into a lamp post. The unnamed businessman
Contributed by Ian Du Pisanie on Mar 2, 2012
A man falling off a cliff grabs a branch. It starts coming loose, so the man looks to heaven and begs, "Is there anyone up there who can help me?"
A deep voice answers, "Yes, just let go and trust me."
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 4, 2012
MORE TO FOLLOW
Preacher Charles Spurgeon tells of a man to whom was entrusted a large sum of money for the benefit of a poor minister. He thought it would be best to distribute the gift, instead of sending it all at once.
So he mailed the poor minister five pounds and, inside the envelope, he
Contributed by Perry Greene on Jul 2, 2012
FEAR OF THE RESURRECTION
In a cemetery in Hanover, Germany, is a grave on which were placed huge slabs of granite and marble cemented together and fastened with heavy steel clasps. It belongs to a woman who did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. Yet strangely, she directed in her will
SPURGEON ON ROMANS 6:23
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23).
C.H. Spurgeon said about this verse, "It is a Christian proverb, a golden
Contributed by Paul Casteel on Jun 9, 2012
HOW BIG IS YOUR FRYING PAN?
Adrian Rogers tells the following story,
"I heard of a fisherman who was fishing; and, if a fish was over 18 inches long, he just threw it back. And, somebody asked him, 'Why do you do that?' He said, 'Well, I only have an 18-inch frying pan.'"
King David forgot about God's provisions when he lusted for a
Contributed by Phillip Parkin on Nov 24, 2012
A little boy told his father, "I want a new bike". The father said, "In this house we pray and ask God for the things we want and need". That night the little boy prayed, " Dear God, I need a new bike". The next morning the little boy woke up and ran to the garage but there was no bike. The little
Contributed by Paul Barreca on Mar 31, 2013
THE LIGHT RACING TO SAVE US
One of the most tragic stories of WW2 involves the tale of the survivors of the sunken USS Indianapolis. The ship went down in the last days of the war and the survivors remained unaccounted for five days. Many were in the water for that time with nothing more than
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Oct 16, 2010
A PARABLE FROM THE CHILEAN MINING DISASTER
Once upon a time there was a wise, good and powerful King. His kingdom was known as the kingdom of Hope and it was the richest kingdom in the world. He ruled his people with love and justice. The kingdom of Hope was known throughout the world and other