By Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.
For October 19, 2008
Introduction - A life of "change"
Isn’t it remarkable how rapidly things change? In looking at this passage in Jeremiah my mind was drawn back over my life time. I was borne (I think I was born. Dad always told me that he found me in an old
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 9, 2009
At the dramatic conclusion of the musical, Camelot, the tragic figure of King Arthur calls a boy named Tom out of the bushes. Arthur dubs the boy a “Knight of the Round Table,” but orders him not to fight in the battle. He is to “grow up and grow strong” in order to tell of the ideals and
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Dec 23, 2009
Before Nelson Mandela was released from prison, Archbishop Desmond Tutu stood in front of the South African Embassy in Washington D.C. one afternoon and said, “Those of you inside, are you listening? Do you hear me? You have already been defeated. Do you understand that? You have already lost and
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Dec 23, 2009
There is a community here in the United States where a Christian Church had such blaring music and so many mission trips and so many children and families that people in the neighborhood issued a petition to make the church quieter. They went to a Jewish neighbor and asked him to sign the petition.
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Mar 9, 2010
God wants our Christianity to be where everyone can see it. We get into trouble when we are secretive about our faith. Don’t make a decision to follow Jesus if you intend to do so only in the presence of other believers. Be ready to identify yourself as Christ’s disciple in your home, your
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Apr 19, 2010
One of the best ways to bear everlasting fruit is to share your Christian testimony with other people. This morning we have a YouTube clip with part Drew Brees’ Christian testimony.
Drew gave this testimony earlier this season in an interview with Jill Ewert from the Fellowship of Christian
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 26, 2011
CHRIST IN ME
A preacher friend of mine named Mike told of his conversion to Christ. He told me his family was known throughout the community as the worst examples of humanity. The parents were irresponsible. The kids were troublemakers. They lived like animals, even eating food out of
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 19, 2011
9/11: THE LAST ONE RESCUED
Genelle Guzman McMillan wanted a change from her home in Trinidad, so she moved to New York in 1998. In order to stay in New York, McMillan knew she needed to get a good, steady job. She couldn't believe it when she was hired at one of the World Trade Towers and was
Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 8, 2011
ONE LIFE AT A TIME: RUDY'S STORY
Rudy Rasmus learned the family business from his father when he was just five years old. His dad brought home a set of blueprints and unveiled his business plans. He said, "This a motel and other people's husbands are going to come and give us money to spend time
Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on Feb 23, 2012
A TIMELY TESTIMONY
Jim Cymbala tells an amazing story of one Sunday in his church: (Fresh Faith pp. 78-82)
During the choir anthem, Pastor Jim was touched by the words of one of the young men who was featured as a soloist during the song. As the song concluded, Pastor Jim was strongly
Holiness inspired by the word of God thus belongs in a way to the prophetic tradition, wherein the word of God sets the prophet’s very life at its service. In this sense, holiness in the Church constitutes an interpretation of Scripture which cannot be overlooked. The Holy Spirit who inspired the
Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 20, 2013
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?
One day in 1943 thousands of soldiers were preparing to leave for Europe. The Army, the Navy, and the Marines were preparing to load on the ships. The General decided to have a huge parade through New York City to seek prayer and honor for the men. Many of these brave men
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Sep 2, 2009
"Most Christian converts were won from paganism not by books or sermons, but by observing how Christians
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
Thus, if we would attempt to good purpose the healing of men’s souls, we must go forth in the name and power of Jesus Christ, calling on helpless sinners to arise and walk in the way of holiness, by faith in Him. How sweet the thought to our souls, that in respect to all the crippled faculties of
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Aug 25, 2009
Have you ever used a magnifying glass? What is the purpose of a magnifying glass?
A magnifying glass does several things: it makes the object look bigger thus making it easier to examine and see. It also brings the object into greater focus, enabling us to see detail we would not be able to
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Mar 27, 2009
*The closer we get to Jesus, the more we will see a change in our lives.
*Jonah Jones had a terrible childhood. Jonah’s parents were drug traffickers who introduced him to cocaine when he was 8-years-old. Unbelievable! -- but true. Worse than that, Jonah’s stepfather raped him. His mother abused
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jul 23, 2001
THE CRISIS OF ALL RELIGION
Jesus is unique....This is highlighted in the ministry of a well-known missionary in India, Dr. E. Stanley Jones. Jones often lectured to Hindu audiences having Hindus as chairmen of the meetings. On one such occasion the chairman was a chief minister of state. During
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 30, 2001
LOOKING FOR THE FATHER
Author Michael Green writes:
Only Jesus fully understands God the Father.
Great people have discovered and taught many true and noble things about God. Nobody has known him with the intimacy of Jesus, who could call him Abba, "dear daddy."
When that holy man,