Contributed by Roy Fowler on Jun 19, 2020
Years ago, my father coached a team of eight-year-olds. He had a few excellent players, and some who just couldn't get the hang of the game. Dad's team didn't win once all season. But in the last inning of the last game, his team was only down by a run. There was one boy who had never
Contributed by Dale Krueger on Feb 9, 2009
THE LOVE IS THE DIFFERENCE
Edward Perry wrote an article entitled, "Where are the People?" It is a summary of his findings on why churches lose or gain members. He concluded that the "key is how people do or do not nurture and support each other in the local congregation." He says, "We
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Mar 9, 2008
After the service was over, a young man was sitting off to the side of a group. This young man had been in some trouble and was going the wrong direction, but was trying to turn around. The pastor went up to him and asked him about his commitment to God. The young man responded, "I have always
The giant sequoias of California have very shallow root systems. A tour guide pointed out that their roots extend just barely below the surface. It sounds impossible because we all know trees need deep roots to withstand drought and wind, but sequoias are most unique. They only grow in groves
Paul and the Philippians remembered and supported one another in prayer. A joyful, loving, and caring church is one which keeps each other in prayer. Oftentimes, we fail to be a joyful, loving, caring Christian community because we fail to remember and support each other in prayer. There are many
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 5, 2001
[Body of Christ, Citation: Billy Waters, Teacher Touch (Colorado Springs: Cook, 1999)]
After an accident in which she lost her arm, a girl named Jamie refused to go to school or church for an entire year.
Finally the young teen thought she could face her peers.
In preparation, her mother
V-SHAPED FORMATION… GEESE ARE STRONG AS A SKEIN. The V-formation is called a skein.
Do we understand how wonderful God’s creation is? Study has revealed that GEESE fly in a V-shaped formation when they are migrating. This serves several purposes.
The V-formation improves the
I read about a Pastor who decided to experiment with changing those sad statistics in his church. He made a list of 12 people who had recently been baptized in their church, and then he and his wife invited them over. Naturally, these new Christians were thrilled to be invited to their Pastor’s
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Nov 30, 2004
De-evangelizing the neighbourhood
I was at a conference a few years ago where they told the story of a church that looked as though they were really thriving: they had about 500 people attending, and had many outreach ministries reaching their community, and many people were coming to Christ and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 18, 2012
THOUGHTS ON THE BODY OF CHRIST
Here are some thoughts on The Church from a few 30 on down in age individuals from the book "The Relevant Church":
Brian Kay, "It is impossible to be a follower of Christ and not be part of a local church!"
"No one can have God as Father who does not