A few months back I was speaking at a conference in Australia, a country that is known for being a primarily secular culture. The people are honest and sacrilegious, and I assumed the church folks would be pretty open to my thoughts regarding living in the world like Jesus did. But after one of my
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
Tom Mercer writes, “Years ago, I heard an incredible story about a guy who, while walking through an intersection in a large city, noticed a police officer directing traffic in the middle of the street. As he walked by, the man sensed the Holy Spirit prompting him to go up to the officer and tell
Contributed by John Hamby on Jul 15, 2002
“At approximately 3:20 on the morning of March 13, 1964, twenty-eight-year-old …(Kitty) Genovese was returning to her home in a nice middle-class area of Queens, NY…. She parked her ….(car) in a nearby parking lot, turned-off the lights and started the walk to her second floor apartment some 35
Contributed by Paul Kallan on Feb 22, 2003
On 21 February a German Newspaper -- Badische Zeitung -- carried a story of a group of people in Freiburg who started a social help initiative to help the retired people who suffer from extreme sense of loneliness. This group organises for such people memory training, various games,
Rick Warren states, “You cannot fulfill God’s purposes for your life while
Contributed by Randy Bennett on Aug 21, 2004
Many of you I’m sure remember Charles Barkley, the NBA Basketball star who didn’t want people watching him too closely. People were disappointed with his actions and attitude on and off the court and challenged him to be a better role model. His response was basically, “Hey, I’m a basketball
Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 14, 2004
A bus driver and a minister were standing in line to get into heaven. The bus driver approached the gate and St. Peter said, "Welcome, I understand you were a bus driver. Since I’m in charge of housing, I believe I have found the perfect place for you. See that mansion over the hilltop? It’s yours.
Contributed by Clark Tanner on May 19, 2008
I read a little blurb in a Reader’s Digest years ago. A man sent in the story of when he was driving through an animal park where the animals are free and the visitors drive through on a narrow road to look at them.
He said that as he came around a bend there was a large black car with darkly
Contributed by Rick Bezanson on Jul 11, 2008
Professional golfer Paul Azinger was diagnosed with cancer. After chemotherapy his cancer is in remission and he is back playing golf. Paul Azinger writes,” I have made a lot of money since I’ve been playing golf and I’ve won a lot of tournaments but that happiness is always temporary. The only way
As a young teen, I loved to read books from the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series. In the first couple of pages a story would be set up – for example you are going on a hike with your cousins and it begins to storm. But by the end of page three the reader comes to a critical point in the story
Contributed by Todd Catteau on Oct 6, 2009
A young man saw an elderly couple sitting down to lunch at McDonald’s. He noticed that they had ordered one meal, and an extra drink cup. As he watched, the gentleman carefully divided the hamburger in half, then counted out the fries, one for him, one for her, until each had half of them.
And now, am watching Larry King Live! Where there is an interesting interview with Mrs Cindi Broaddus, the sister to Robin McGraw, Dr Phil McGraw’s wife.
She was attacked five years ago by an unknown, hateful bigot who sprayed her with Sulfuric Acid from a highway overpass in the quiet
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on May 17, 2010
I was talking to a man on Friday about our Church. He said he didn’t like our way of doing Church. I asked him what he meant and he said that he could not see how a Church could have a band out the front and what appeared to him to be a concert going on and so many people. He said "That’s not my
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on May 21, 2010
I remember as a kid watching the TV series called "KUNG FU" staring David Caradine. The blind Master Po (Keye Luke) calls his young student "GRASSHOPPER" to "EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED". We are not grasshoppers but we often see ourselves as such (Numbers 13:33) and we don't need a Shaolin monk to tell
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 2, 2012
JESUS IS THE AMPLIFIER
Jesus said: "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
So... without Jesus I can't do anything? Now, that doesn’t mean you and I can’t do things that might be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2006
"If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the Devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing
Contributed by Anonymous on Jul 20, 2001
In late fall of 1777, Gen. George Washington and has rag tag army of militiamen suffered 2 defeats at the hands of the British at Brandywine and Germantown. He and his 11,000 men retreated to Valley Forge, PA to establish winter headquarters. It was a dark time for the revolution. Many died of
Contributed by Steve Hereford on Oct 25, 2001
"Jesus . . . wants us to see that the neighbor next door or the people sitting next to us on a plane or in a classroom are not interruptions to our schedule. They are there by divine appointment. Jesus wants us to see their needs, their loneliness, their longings, and
Contributed by David Whitten on Nov 29, 2001
Two strangely connected events that occurred in 1865 greatly impact American lives even today.
1) General William Booth founded the Salvation Army and now millions are fed, clothed and given shelter in the name of Jesus. As Booth proclaims "A heart to God and a hand to man".
2) The other event