Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 30, 2002
Missing The Point
Isn’t it amazing how sometimes we get all tangled up with the words we speak
and end up not being clear about what we’re trying to say? Back when I was
in high school I had a poster that read, "I know you think you understand
what I said, but what you don’t understand is
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 2, 2021
A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars:
The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.
The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke. The third worm was put into a container of
In December 1903, after many attempts, the Wright brothers were successful in getting their “flying machine” off the ground. Thrilled, they telegraphed this message to their sister Katherine: “We have actually flown a plane 120 feet. Will be home for Christmas.” Katherine hurried to the editor of
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 27, 2002
The story is told of two old friends who bumped into one another on the street one day. One of them looked forlorn, almost on the verge of tears. His friend asked, "What has the world done to you, my old friend?"
The sad fellow said, "Let me tell you. Three weeks ago, an uncle died
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Aug 6, 2006
C.H. Spurgeon claimed that 98% of the people he met-including criminals he visited in prison-told him that they believed the Bible to be true. But the vast majority had never made a personal, life changing commitment
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
Those who refuse to make New Years resolutions because they always break them anyway are missing the point. Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 17, 2009
By the way, I got a prayer handkerchief in the mail about two-three weeks ago. It was a fundraising approach by an interdenominational group and it cited Acts 19 as its affirmation. They missed the point! Even as the people snuggling together under Peter’s shadow missed the point. The power—the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
When Orville and Wilbur Wright finally succeeded in flying the first airplane for fifty-nine seconds on December 17, 1903, they rushed a telegram to their sister in Dayton, Ohio, telling of their amazing accomplishment. The telegram read, "First sustained flight today fifty-nine seconds. Hope to be
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 21, 2001
Many Christians have been infected with the most virulent virus of modern American life, what sociologist Robert Bellah calls "radical individualism."
They concentrate on personal obedience to Christ as if all that matters is "Jesus and me," but in doing so, miss the point altogether.
Contributed by Greg Cooper on Jul 15, 2002
WHAT GOD CAN’T DO
A Sunday School teacher was questioning her pupils after a lesson on God’s omnipotence. "Now children," she asked, "is there anything God can’t do?"
The Pastors son thrust his hand into the air. The teacher, feeling certain that he had missed the point of the lesson, asked
When Orville and Wilbur Wright finally succeeded in keeping their homemade airplane in the air for fifty-nine seconds on December 17, 1903, they rushed a telegram to their sister in Dayton, Ohio, telling of this great accomplishment. The telegram read, "First sustained flight today fifty-nine
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Oct 28, 2006
Millions of people upon this planet this Christmas will celebrate with big celebration’s, but they will completly miss the point of the celebrations.
Could you imagine returning home to find your house decortated top to bottom with lights and party decorations and when you get to the door you
Contributed by John Sears on Jul 20, 2011
GOOD WITHOUT GOD
An atheist organization recently got into hot water when it put up a billboard that crossed over onto church property. The message on the billboard read, "I can be good without God." What do you think? The funny thing is I agree, I think they are right!
They have hit
"True worship is God-centered worship. People tend to get caught up in where they should worship, what music they should sing in worship, and how their worship looks to other people. Focusing on these things misses the point.
Jesus tells us that true worshipers will worship God in spirit and in
Contributed by Michael Wiley on Jan 7, 2009
Finished Shopping? What kind of gifts are you looking for? We look for gifts for Christmas that show our love for others.
Joke; one man asked another, “what are you getting your wife?” “I’ll wrap myself.” “I’m not getting my wife much either.”
ILL Little Sammy Williams
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 16, 2009
A SPIRITUAL RHYTHM
Developing a rhythm in your spiritual life means organizing your life around times of stopping to remember God. What is important is not the length of time but that you regularly stop to refocus on God. It could be five minutes or forty minutes. It could be your break time.
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 15, 2010
Good Hope, Alabama is a small town with small town values. In Cullman County you can’t legally buy beer. Daystar Church, which had grown dramatically under pastor Jerry Lawson, ran up against the sensibilities of this conservative north Alabama community by focusing a month-long series on sex.
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 3, 2011
Many clearly Biblical, crucial beliefs are under assault these days. One of those beliefs is our conviction that Christ died as our substitute, that he took our sins upon himself when he died on the cross, and that he paid the penalty for our sins and offered himself as a sacrifice to the Father,
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 15, 2007
If anyone had a reason to feel good about themselves it was Ruth Bell Graham. She was the daughter of missionaries to China, where she lived through her childhood. She was the wife of Billy Graham, whose ministry to the world has possibly had more impact than any other individual in history. T.
Contributed by Ronald Courtney on Sep 13, 2008
It is the first century a sunny day in Jerusalem, the “City of Peace” as its name implies, and you can hear the murmurs of ill contempt spreading through the fringes of the crowd as Stephen proclaims his message. Beginning with Abraham, describing his faith in Jehovah God to provide, guide, and