Contributed by Mark Eberly on Aug 3, 2009
Jesus confronts all those misconceptions and says you can pray, this is how you do it (“Our Father”), and God does hear you. God is not out to punish you or play tricks on you by giving you poison when you need and ask for food. You don’t have to jump through all these man-made hoops. Ask, seek,
Contributed by Dana Chau on Apr 8, 2002
Many people have a great deal of misconceptions about prayer. God is not a celestial vending machine that gives what we ask, when we put money in the offering box. God is not a heavenly genie who grants us three wishes when we rub Him in the
Contributed by Donny Granberry on Jun 19, 2008
My wife and I live on a cul-de-sac, and that is like saying that all roads in Pasadena lead to our home.
There is only one way, one path that leads to our home, and
Contributed by C Vincent on Feb 13, 2009
Go through the optical illusions: (slides 1-6)
The eyes can be deceiving. The brain may tell us one thing while our eyes see another.
Dog: How do we respond? (7)
Most of us warm to animals.
Children begging: How do we respond? (8)
The sight of children may cause us to think more deeply
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jul 13, 2009
A former archbishop of Canterbury arrived in New York. A journalist asked him, “Will you be visiting any of our nightclubs whilst you are here?” The archbishop mischievously replied, “Are there any night clubs here?” Next day a newspaper headline read: “Archbishop’s first question on arriving in
Contributed by Tyler Edwards on Sep 22, 2009
A few years ago I had the opportunity to travel to Italy on a Mission trip to work with some local missionaries and help them get their church developed. It was a great trip we got to go to Rome which I was really excited about. On our way back we had an 18 hour layover in Munich. So rather than
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 11, 2009
“They are who we thought they were.”
How many have heard the apparently new cliché: "They are who we thought they were"
“Normally quiet Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green first uttered this trademarked phrase during a swear-filled, post-game tirade in 2006. When he was asked what he thought
Sometimes we come against things that violates our core principles and we may not be able to speak up or stand up for what we know we should. But with the conviction and power of faith, we stand up for our beliefs and consequently do the right thing. Doing the right is powered by faith! The bible
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
THE RULES OF CRICKET
* You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.
* Each man that's in the side that's in - goes out,
* And when he's out - he comes in - and the next man goes in until he's - out.
* When they are all out,
* The side that's out comes in - and the side that's
Bill Hybel’s in His book “Making Life Work” states this about this kind of mindset – he words it this way:
1. “Some way, some day my life will improve. Some way, someday I’ll drift into more satisfying circumstances. Some way, some day what I want will come to be. Built on the fantasy that
Contributed by Timothy Jones on Jan 13, 2003
JOKE: A guy named Pete gets a job as a switchman with the railroad, and he had weeks of training. Finally the day came, and the supervisor takes him into the switch booth to test his readiness. The following conversation takes place:
Supervisor: "Imagine you were sitting here alone and you
Contributed by David Dykes on Mar 31, 2003
There is a difference between reconciliation and forgiveness. In the cross, Jesus provided for the forgiveness of everyone. But not everyone will be reconciled with Him–because they won’t seek to be reconciled with Him. Dietrich Bonhoeffer forgave his Nazi guards, but he was never reconciled with
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 23, 2003
Consider what would happen in some cases if we settled for 99% correct:
We would have no phone service for 15 minutes each day
1.7 million pieces of first class mail would be lost each day.
35.000 newborn babies dropped by doctors and nurses each year.
200,000 people would
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 15, 2003
It seems there was a pretzel stand out front of an office building in New York. One day, a man came out of the building, plunked down a quarter, and then went on his way without taking a pretzel. This happened every day for three weeks. Finally, the old lady running the stand spoke up: "Sir, excuse
Contributed by Esteban Ulloa on Dec 17, 2003
Una mujer estaba esperando su conexión con el siguiente vuelo una noche en un aeropuerto, con muchas horas por delante. Se acercó a un puesto de venta y compró un libro y un paquete de galletas, luego buscó un lugar donde sentarse. Estaba concentrada en su libro, hasta que se dio cuenta de que un
Contributed by Don Hawks on Feb 3, 2004
When I was attending Bluefield College as a young man many years ago I was talking to a pastor of an Independent Baptist church—someone I had known for several years in my hometown. The college had just started allowing dancing on campus about the time I started attending there. The Pastor I
Myths are easily accepted as truth it they have been around a long time. Take the case of the spider. About 350 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle classified the spider as having six legs. And for the next 20 centuries everyone believed the spider had six legs. No one even bothered to count and
Contributed by Adam Deibert on May 7, 2004
William Barclay lists 6 points on which early Christians were slandered.
The practice of the Lord’s Supper, with its language about the body and blood of the Lord, was distorted so that the Christians were depicted as vicious cannibals.
The great emphasis on love was turned into the slander
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 2, 2004
I was in a Christian bookstore in St. Louis not that long ago. I was walking around looking at the different books on the shelves and trinkets that you could buy. I really didn’t see much that I thought was worth my attention, so I started heading to the door. Before I got to the door, however,
Contributed by Bart Leger on Feb 14, 2005
As a senor citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife’s voice urgently warning him, “Herman, I just heard on the news that there’s some nut going the wrong way on 280. Please