"You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 17, 2009
The shadow of your smile
When you are gone
Will color all my dreams
And light the dawn…
The year was 1965. The movie was The Sandpiper. The stars were Elizabeth Taylor as the seductress and the late Richard Burton as the Episcopal priest she seduced. The sentiment in the song is that our
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 21, 2009
In Southern Mexico lies the Cueva de Villa Luz, or Cave of the Lighted House. As you make your way to the cave you walk through a veritable paradise of tropical birds and lush rain forest. Underwater the cave is fed by 20 underground springs, beautiful watercourses which teem with
Contributed by Dean Courtier on Oct 12, 2009
Hugh Evan Hopkins said “One reason sin and suffering flourish results from sin’s being treated like a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
The Country of the Blind by H.G. Wells
DON’T BE LIKE THOSE WHO WON’T SEE.
Don’t be like those who don’t want to be confused with the facts, because they think they know it all already.
H. G. Wells, who wrote The War of the Worlds, once wrote a short story called The Country of the Blind.
“Nip sin in the bud” as Swany would say! Otherwise, it will grow! "Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, that take counsel, but not of Me; and that cover with a covering,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2010
Burmese Parable About a Banyan Tree Seed
Don’t pitch your tents near sin or soon you will be living in it. I have heard stories of people who have been hooked by a variety of addictions. They almost always start by just an ‘innocent’ act that did not seem like much at the time. Gamblers who
Contributed by Andy Grossman on Mar 9, 2011
THE BIG LIE AND DECODER RINGS
Here's the "Big Lie": You can sin and not die. We hear it all the time. The world trivializes sin. Much of the church trivializes sin. I have heard some pretty elaborate theories on how to sin and get away with it.
Have you heard the one that God looks
Contributed by Ken Pell on Mar 14, 2011
THE LION KING: JESUS' CHURCH
Disney's movie "The Lion King" features a young lion named Simba who is destined to rule the jungle but finds himself "on the outs." As the story opens, his father takes him to "Pride Rock" (the equivalent of a throne) and shows him his inheritance ... he would rule
Contributed by Tom Papez on Aug 6, 2011
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary: It is not every man who suffers, that is blessed; but he who with patience and constancy goes through all difficulties in the way of duty. Afflictions cannot make us miserable, if it be not our own fault. The tried Christian shall be a crowned one. The crown of
Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on Nov 29, 2011
TASTE IS ALL WRONG
I remember one of the stories from the Chronicles of Narnia from the book "The Last Battle." It was the story of a number of dwarfs who just didn't believe in Aslan (who represented Jesus Christ in all the books). They were blind to reality refusing to be "taken in" by those
Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Dec 8, 2011
THE PROMISE OF A FLAT-SCREEN
Reminds me of a 42-year-old woman from South Bend, Indiana. She called the police after being sold what she thought was a flat-screen TV.
She was approached by a man who offered her a great deal on the TV, a new flat-screen TV for only $500 dollars. She admitted
Contributed by Tim White on Mar 22, 2012
THE WORLD'S ACCENT
When I was a boy, my Arkansas cousins moved to California for two years. When they moved back, they talked funny. Just living in California for two years influenced how they said "You guys" and how often they said it. I prefer "Y'all" to "You guys" any day. My cousins promised
INVITATION TO DRINK POISON
David Timms said: "Skeptics, atheists, cynics, and unbelievers often cast Christianity as a legalistic burden, a lifestyle of bondage or a crutch for the weak to lean on.
Well, perhaps it's time for those same voices to look around and see the fruit of
Contributed by Bret Toman on Oct 31, 2012
JOHN PIPER: YOUR HEART HAS TO GET BIGGER
"Little hearts give little lusts big power. Big hearts give little lusts little power because they look little! When you SEE the magnitude of your treasure, your soul swells to get around it and you MOCK pornography as a POWERLESS thrill! That’s the way
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 6, 2000
C.S.Lewis said it quite well:
“The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint... but is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white
Three men applied for a job driving a truck over a mountain route. The first guy said,
"I’m such a good driver, I can come within one foot of the edge without losing control." The
second guy said, "Oh yah, well I can come within six inches of the edge and not lose control."
The man doing the
Contributed by Steven Dow on Jul 17, 2002
Scientists studied a native tribe in South America whose people have been dying prematurely for generations. After thorough investigation, the cause of premature death was determined. The disease was transmitted by an insect that lived in the walls of their adobe homes. This new information
Contributed by Dean Kennedy on Sep 1, 2002
Kay Arthur, a Christian author, put it this way.
If you tolerate sin in your life, that sin will not only take you farther than you wanted to go, it will keep you longer than you
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 28, 2004
Effects of Sin
How does a worm get inside an apple? Perhaps you think the worm burrows in from the outside. No, scientists have discovered that the worm comes from inside. But how does he get in there? Simple! An insect lays an egg in the apple blossom. Sometime later, the worm hatches in the