Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Jul 28, 2006
May 2000 Mr.Kevin storey, was driving down the M3 from Poole to Winchester He was pulled up by the traffic police he was doing 68mph in 50mph zone. However the officer was not intrested in his speeding but more interested in the Kit Kat he had been eating whilst driving. He explained it was a
Churches present state-- Barna did a recent pole and 90% of the USA claims to be Christian. He then did another pole and asked certain Christian concepts - Here are the results:
He asked Christians what Jesus’ Great Commission was from Matthew 28:19,20 - 86% responded with the wrong answer or did
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 21, 2002
Rowland V. Bingham, founder of the Sudan Interior Mission, was once seriously injured in an automobile accident. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.
The following day, when he regained consciousness, he asked the nurse what he was doing there. "Don’t try to talk now, just rest,"
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 23, 2003
Tolstoy wrote, “Don’t judge God’s holy ideals by my inability to meet them. Don’t judge Christ by those of us who imperfectly bear His
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 Tom Doubt on Jul 11, 2003
The mantle of righteousness that comes with forgiveness is made of vertical and horizontal threads. The vertical threads are the relationship between us and the Lord, representing our restored relationship. Horizontal threads are the relationships we have with others, established by our forgiving
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Aug 3, 2003
I read a story this week about a woman who was the only English teacher in a small rural school. She described what she called “the mixed pleasure of teaching my own three sons.” They begged her not to call on them in class, use them as examples, or tell any family stories— rules to which their mom
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
Contributed by Daryl Bahn on Jul 7, 2001
Andy was raised in a Christian home and knows all about God—but lately he’s wandered away. He’s become more concerned about “keeping up with the Joneses” and keeping up with the bills. Church has become less important, and God no longer is a part of his daily life. He’ll get around to it
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 18, 2001
While pastoring in West Texas, I learned to true meaning of Matthew 7:1, "Judge not..." I consider myself a friendly person. Our new neighbors were two truck drivers. One morning I spoke, and there was no response from the neighbor. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and tried again on another
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than going to McDonalds makes
Contributed by Mark Hiehle on Jul 20, 2001
I heard a seminar speaker say that you always need to let people know an overview of any speech you are about to give. The reason he said, was that people
Contributed by John Hamby on Jul 24, 2001
The consummate storyteller Charles Swindoll says “ If the same thing happened to sleepers today, every church would have to build a morgue in the basement. There isn’t an experienced preacher who hasn’t faced the most incredible (sometimes hilarious ) slumbering saints in the pew. I’ve seen them
Contributed by Ray Navarro on Dec 7, 2001
It was a dark and stormy night.
You could hear the thunder in the distance. Bats flapped their wings in the darkness of the night.
There the castle stood. The wolves were howling; the trees were swaying in the wind as it whistled.
And inside the castle, a faint light shown…from a
Contributed by Martin Wiles on Apr 29, 2002
George Barna does a great deal of research in religious circles. In surveys taken a few years ago (1996 and 1997), he found some amazing facts. Most Americans, including many professing Christians, believe that people are inherently good and that there primary purpose is to enjoy life as much as
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
A young police officer was taking his final exam for the police academy and he read the following question in the exam paper:
"You are on patrol in the outer city when an explosion occurs in a gas main in a nearby street.
On investigation you find that a large hole has been