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
"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 Owen Bourgaize on May 6, 2009
When I opened my computer I found emails sent to a friend but somehow also sent to me. I inquired as to the reason and was told that a hacker had got into his computer address book and was spewing out messages to all his correspondents. Fortunately it didn’t result in giving my computer a virus.
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Apr 27, 2008
NO ONE IS EXEMPT FROM SIN
Of course, many of us think we are exempt from this darkness, that it always belongs somewhere else and never enters into our lives. You often hear it on the news when something bad has happened, like a murder: the TV reporter interviews a resident, who says "Well, I
STAY AWAY FROM THE BAIT
Imagine a fish. This fish really likes minnows. So Mr. Fish swims around the edges of the pond where minnows live in the shallows. He has had several close calls at the north end when he thought he saw a minnow, but narrowly escaped when he felt a hook as he bit down and
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 Shawn Miller on Jul 6, 2009
When I was a teenager, I remember my uncle telling me of times when He would go spelunker caves. He loved the thrill of finding new caves and the thought of being somewhere where no one had been. He told me that there were times deep inside some of the caves where you had to crawl on your stomach
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
In 1982, seven residents of the Greater Chicago area made an assumption that proved fatal. They all took a dose of Extra Strength Tylenol® that had been laced with potassium cyanide. What they thought was medicine proved to be poison. This crime, still being investigated as of this
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 20, 2009
In A View from the Zoo, Gary Richmond, a former zoo keeper, has this to say:
Raccoons go through a glandular change at about 24 months. After that they often attack their owners. Since a 30-pound raccoon can be equal to a 100-pound dog in a scrap, I felt compelled to mention the change coming to
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 Ken Sowers on Nov 11, 2002
"My own generation seemed just as quaint and misguided in its way. Raised in the fearful 50’s, we believed that freedom to fornicate, to use 4 letter words and possibly put a drop of LSD in the water supply would bring not only nirvana but also world peace. We had to experience the disappointments
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Few college football coaches have made a point against drugs as effectively as Erk Russell of Georgia Southern College. He arranged for a couple of good ol’ country boys to burst into a routine team meeting and throw a writhing, hissing, six-foot-long rattlesnake onto a table in front of the squad.
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 5, 2003
A “lame duck” President met with his successor in the Oval Office. Near the end of the orientation, he presented the incoming leader three numbered envelopes, with specific instructions to open them, in order, when great difficulties arose. After the new President completed his “honeymoon” period
Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Jan 18, 2003
You and I were born into that darkness. Many people don’t believe that. In fact in a Barna poll 74% of Americans said that people were born neither good nor bad (Forward in Christ, Dec. 2002, p. 28). That illustrates how thick the darkness is. We don’t realize how lost and helpless we naturally