Contributed by Fred Schaeffer on Dec 5, 2008
Jim always thought he was a pretty good guy. Oh ... he made some mistakes once in a while ... but overall he thought he was OK. He knew that he wasn’t a BAD person.
Oh, he fudged on his income tax a little bit .. not really cheated he said .. just fudged a little bit. He would stay out on
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 31, 2014
Philip Yancey interviewed a young alcoholic who had formerly been an active church member, but had allowed Alcoholics Anonymous to replace the church. When questioned why, the young man responded, "Mainly I'm trying to survive, and AA helps me in that struggle far better than any church."
Contributed by Allan Kircher on Jul 20, 2008
Take off the masks of fake religion, self righteousness and put on God’s power He placed
Contributed by Raymond Maurer on Jul 21, 2004
Dallas Willard says, “Anger indulged, instead of simply waved off, always has in it an element of self-righteousness and vanity. Find a person who has embraced anger, and you
Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 23, 2009
The very same power which raised Christ is waiting to raise the drunkard from his drunkenness, to raise the thief from his dishonesty, to raise the Pharisee from his self
Contributed by David Goering on Sep 21, 2018
There was a man named Mr. Evangelist who grabbed a handful of pamphlets containing scripture verses and the good news that had transformed his very own life. off he went into the highways and byways and as he went he began to share these pamphlets with everyone that providence would put in his
Mad Mike Hughes had a mission, to launch himself into outer space. He believed the earth was flat, and the only way to prove it was to go up into space and take a photo of the flat earth.
He did not trust others to document the truth, he would only believe it if he saw it with his own eyes.
Contributed by Paul Green on Jul 14, 2009
The story is told of a lady who became very angry at the pastor. When she finally caught up with him, she said, "I called you all morning at the church and dropped by to see you in the afternoon on Tuesday and you were not there." The minister said, "I’m sorry Madam, but Tuesday is my day off."
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Feb 21, 2012
IT COSTS SOMETHING TO BE CHRISTIAN
"It costs something to be a true Christian. Let that never be forgotten. To be a (lukewarm) Christian, and go to church, is cheap and easy work. But to hear Christ’s voice, follow Christ, believe in Christ, and confess Christ, requires much self-denial. It will
Contributed by David Goering on Aug 24, 2018
Your family and one of your best friends families has decided to go camping, but you forgot to bring a container for water, on your way to the campsite your friend sees a container in the ditch he stops and picks it up, it has a skull and crossbones on the outside of the container, it says poison
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jun 11, 2004
I know some of you might have a hard time with it, but I really kind of enjoy living alone. Especially after being a middle-aged dorm student when I was in seminary. But there is one thing that I don¡¦t like. I can¡¦t blame anything on anybody. I mean, I have the dog, but there¡¦s a limit to what I
Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 5, 2005
Others have prejudices, but we have convictions.
Others are conceited, but in me it’s self-respect.
Others are social-climbing snobs, but with me it’s just trying to get ahead.
If you are unyielding about your views of Scripture, that’s just plain stubbornness; but in me, it’s contending
Contributed by James May on Jul 11, 2001
Too many times I have played the part of Humpty Dumpty as I stayed on the wall, walked the fence between serving God and the Devil. Just like old “Humpty”, I fell off of the wall too. All my “king’s horses” of personal accomplishments, education, abilities and reasoning could not repair the
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 27, 2012
One letter by James Armstrong of Casselberry said:
“Thomas is a fundamentalist Christian who believes in a
literal interpretation of the Bible. He used to work for the
moral Majority. From his narrow, myopic vantage point, he
self-righteously presumes to judge the human family.
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Blessed Are the Poor In Spirit
Seldom in history have so few words been spoken with so much meaning. The Beatitudes of our Lord are powerful, holding before believers and unbelievers alike a descriptive picture of the true disciple of Christ. The Beatitudes cover the glorious hope and are a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2005
A Prayer for Deliverance
1. Personally affirm your faith in Christ:
“Lord Jesus Christ, I believe You are the Son of God and the only way to God – that You died on the cross for my sins and rose again so that I might be forgiven and receive eternal life.”
2. Humble yourself:
Contributed by Joel Pankow on May 3, 2001
Jackie Chan movie. This man is very innovative in the way that he makes fight scenes. Instead of just using normal karate chops and the like, he will use common every day items and create unbelievable fight scenes with them. In one scene, he fights off dozens of men with a common every day step
Contributed by Chad Prather on Sep 28, 2002
Pride is dangerously deceptive. A while back I had been doing some work
on the computer when it crashed and I lost all my work. I came upstairs and
Vanessa was amazed at how good my attitude was. She said, “Are you
okay after losing your work?” I said, “Well, the computer certainly
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN THE CHURCH?
Relevant Magazine, in their May-June 2008 issue, asked a bunch of church leaders this question: "Faith: What is the biggest problem facing the church today?" Here are some of their response from pages 73, 74:
a. Shane Claiborne: "One of the most
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 19, 2008
Are You Prepared To Meet God?
What Christ Has Done
A preacher was called to the bedside of a man who was seriously ill. After a few words of greeting, the minister asked, "My friend, are you prepared to meet God if you don't recover from this sickness?"
"I think so," was the reply. "I've