Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 4, 2008
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev used to tell of a time when there was a wave of petty theft in the Soviet Union.
To curtail this the authorities put up guards around the factories.
At one timberworks in Leningrad, the guard knew the workers in the factory very well.
Mac Hammond in his book “Doorways to Deception” says, “Satan cannot afflict you with the destructive effects of the curse unless you allow it by choosing, with your own free will, something that opens you up to those effects. Think about it for a moment. Satan is not called the father of
Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Aug 17, 2008
In John 6:40 Jesus says, “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
But wait a minute, there is something within every person that prevents us from looking to Jesus. It is the belief that
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Aug 22, 2008
Story: Baboons On The Loose
In eastern Africa a troop of about 50 baboons made themselves at home right next to a farm.
The baboons were amusing at first but soon wore out their welcome.
Before long they were ravaging the corn and other crops and helping themselves to anything they could
Contributed by Brian Harvison on Sep 30, 2008
What is more alarming that an outbreak of fire?
The fire of sin broke out in Eden
And has spread over the whole world
The only way of escape is to be pulled out
There is a ladder of escape like the ladder Jacob dreamed of, that reaches to heaven it is
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am
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
“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
"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.
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 28, 2004
Far too many people are deceived about the danger of sin. Take it too lightly, and it may destroy you.
What happened to the great city of Ephesus? Often mentioned in the New Testament, it was one of the cultural and commercial centers of its day. Located at the mouth of the Cayster River, it
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Jul 23, 2004
It is related that a boy was going down to the river for a little swim. As he was leaving the house his father said, "Be careful, Herbert; the river looks fair and sparkling, but there is an ugly eddy beneath that may prove too much for you. I have tried it and know it is dangerous. It nearly
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 18, 2004
Pride is the dandelion of the soul. Its root goes deep; only a little left behind sprouts again. Its seeds lodge in the tiniest encouraging cracks. And it flourishes in good soil: The
In December 1925, guests at the swankiest hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, watched with interest as a mysterious man arrived in a Rolls-Royce driven by a chauffeur. Over the next days they studied this handsome man, who walked with an elegant cane, received telegrams at all hours, and only engaged
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