Contributed by John Gerald on Sep 20, 2004
The original prophecy of Daniel was fulfilled by Antiochus IV (Epiphanes) who betrayed the Jews by taking over the temple and offering a pig upon its altar. He forbade Jews to sacrifice and to keep the Sabbath day and other Jewish traditions. He even forbid any Jews from having copies of their
G. Campbell Morgan, a preacher from the last century said “To me the second coming is the perpetual light in the path which makes the present bearable. I never lay my head on my pillow without thinking that: maybe before the morning breaks the final morning may have
Contributed by W F on Sep 29, 2004
Some timber producers have to wait up to 180 years to produce a harvest! That means the planter will never know the great grandchild who reaps the harvest, and the harvester will never know the forefather who planted the seed. The future depends on the foresight and patience of each
Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Oct 17, 2004
The elderly couple had spent the evening with some friends and time passed rapidly. When they saw that it was past eleven, they said goodnight and drove home. Some years before, they had purchased a cuckoo clock which they took great pride in. The couple, not being home at eleven, did not know
Story: Martin Luther is reputed to have said that even if he knew Christ was going to return
Contributed by Chuck Hill on Dec 8, 2004
COMING FOR HIS CROWN
When the Archbishop of Canterbury crowned Queen Elizabeth II, he laid the crown on her head with this pronouncement, “I give thee, O sovereign lady, this crown to wear until he who reserves the right to wear it shall return.”
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Dec 9, 2004
A Sunday School teacher asked his class, “If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?”
“NO!” the children all answered.
“If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 13, 2004
C. Are you ready for his return? A young woman was expecting a date. She was dressed up and waiting patiently. However, by the time he was an hour late she figured she’d been stood up. So, she took off her makeup, put on her pajamas, gathered all the junk food in the house and sat down to watch
Contributed by David Ward on Dec 16, 2004
David Peterson, former pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Spokane, Washington, told about a time when he was preparing his sermon. His little daughter came in and said, "Daddy, can we play?" He answered, "I’m awfully sorry, Sweetheart, but I’m right in the middle of preparing this sermon.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 17, 2005
I attended a small country school in southern New Mexico. When I was in the third grade the circus came to the large town a few miles from to us. One afternoon the school principal came to our class and asked us to raise our hand if our parents were going to take us to the circus. Not wanting to
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 26, 2005
“Earth in the Bargain!” Revelations 22: 20-21 Key verse(s): 21:“The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.”
The surest way to become hopeless is to simply open your eyes in the morning and look around you. Everything seems to be falling apart. Huge deficits, world terrorism, train,
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 31, 2005
CYMBALA'S EASTER STORY
Jim Cymbala preaches at a church in the slums of New York. He tells the following story: It was Easter Sunday and I was so tired at the end of the day that I just went to the edge of the platform, pulled down my tie and sat down and draped my feet over the edge. It was
Contributed by Dean Morgan on Feb 18, 2005
Twas The Night Before Jesus Came
Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house
Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Contributed by David Parks on Feb 24, 2005
Ignoring the Warnings.
Several years ago, a close frind gave me a old hand bill. It was one of thousands that were supposed be dropped over Japan before the first Atomic bombs were droped. One side was a picture of bombers dropping thier deadly cargo. The other side was in Japanese and the third
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 23, 2005
A Protestant Minister and a Catholic Priest enjoyed teasing their Rabbi friend, continually asking him when he was going to convert to their faith.
When the Holidays rolled around, the Rabbi sent them a card with the following: "Season’s Greetings! Roses are reddish, Violets are bluish; When the
Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 30, 2005
Kalman and Sue Csia were friends of mine who during World War II were fleeing from the Germans. It seems the Germans were rounding up protestant pastors because of the Barmen Declaration. They literally fled for their lives. I asked them what they had learned from this experience. They
Contributed by Larry Jacobs on Jun 30, 2005
There is a story of a Easter Pageant in Moody’s church – They were an the end of the Easter play and the plan was to hook a cable on the actor playing Christ and hoist him up into the ceiling. He had given the great commission and now he was ascending up when all of a sudden the strap holding him
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jul 27, 2005
I enjoyed watching the Dick Van Dyke show when it was on in the 60’s. The main two characters were Rob and Laura Petrie, played by Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.
In one episode it was very close to time for Laura to deliver their baby. There was a scene where they were going to bed for
Contributed by Charles Salmon on Oct 3, 2005
When I visited west Texas, I was impressed with the suddenness of the sunrise. With no trees or hills to interfere, the sun virtually burst over the
Contributed by Troy Borst on Oct 13, 2005
In looking at being prepared, I came across b-prepared.com on the internet. They offer several items to help you be more prepared. Some of the items seem like they would help and other items I really have a question about.
For your automobile, they have (among other products) a charger that