Contributed by Robert Joseph on Oct 13, 2010
FORGETTING THE THINGS OF EARTH
In January of 1997, astronaut John Blaha returned to earth after spending the previous four months aboard the Russian Space Station, Mir.
Besides conducting various experiments, his mission was to help scientists understand the effects of long term
A well-known author once told this story of an account he had with sea gulls: “Several years ago our family visited Niagara Falls. It was spring, and ice was rushing down the river. As I viewed the large blocks of ice flowing toward the falls, I could see that there were dead fish embedded in the
Moses just said "No" to the things of the world.
1. He refused POSITION in Egypt (11:24).
2. He refused PLEASURE in Egypt
John McNeil tells the story of a young eagle he had raised with a flock of chickens. The out-of-place bird had never learned to fly. One day McNeil thought he would teach this bird how, so he tried throwing it up in the air. But each time the bird would look down and fall to the ground. Then he had
GOD'S HOMING DEVICE
It is interesting to note how many creatures of nature have what scientists have called a homing instinct.
“The question has sometimes been raised whether or not man ever possessed this same homing instinct and lost it through the ages in his preoccupation with other
Contributed by Paul Barreca on Dec 24, 2011
Five-year-old Suri Cruise, the daughter movie stars Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, was seen last week throwing a temper tantrum in toy store. This is a five-year-old girl with a $130,000 Christmas wish list including a $100,000 pony! (Originally Published: Friday, December 23 2011)
It’s hard to
The huge redwood trees in California are amazing.
• They are the largest living things on earth and the tallest trees in the world.
• Some of them are 100m high and more than 2,500 years old.
• You would think that trees that large would have a tremendous root system, reaching down deep into
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Aug 19, 2007
Quote: J. C. Ryle’s observations on holy living still apply to all believers living in a world hostile to Christianity:
A holy man will follow after spiritual-mindedness. He will endeavor to set his affections entirely on things above, and to hold things on earth with a very loose hand. He will
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jul 15, 2007
Philip Yancey, in his book, The Jesus I Never Knew, gives this illustration: "George Buttrick, former chaplain at Harvard, recalls that students would come into his office, plop down on a chair and declare, ’I don’t believe in God.’ Buttrick would give this disarming reply: ’Sit down and tell me
The huge redwood trees in California are considered the largest living things on earth and the tallest trees in the world. Some of them are over 300 feet high and over 2,500 years old. One would think that trees so large would have a tremendous root system, reaching down hundreds of feet into the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 13, 2002
A CORRECTIVE LOOK AT GOD--COMMUNION MEDITATION
"George Buttrick, former chaplain at Harvard, recalls that students would come into his office, plop down on a chair and declare, 'I don’t believe in God.' Buttrick would give this disarming reply: 'Sit down and tell me what kind of God you don’t
CONVERTED NOT ONCE, BUT OFTEN
A person of no less stature than Ruth Graham, the daughter of a Presbyterian missionary and the wife of a world-famous evangelist, struggled with this idea of a "moment of conversion." She was raised in the faith and knew that she was secure in Christ, and yet she
Contributed by Michael Walther on May 25, 2011
One scheme of the devil is to create a twisted view of God. USA Today ran an article on a very comprehensive religion survey conducted by Baylor University. This survey showed that 96% of Americans believe in some view of God. But of this group 40% , or almost half, believe in a God who does not
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 11, 2011
WE ALL HAVE TO RUN
First of all, let’s establish one immutable fact--we all have to run; we have no choice. An intelligence far above our own; and the circumstances which have been placed upon us, dictate that we all must run just to survive.
Out on the grassy plains of the African Savannah
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Apr 4, 2001
A THIRD GRADERS EXPLANATION OF GOD
Written by Danny Dutton, age 8, from Chula Vista, California, for his third grade homework assignment to "Explain God."
One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die so there will be enough people to take care of things on
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Mar 13, 2008
Come with me for a moment. Come with me as we leave here and drive down Elizabeth Street. At the end of Elizabeth Street, you take a left on Debary Ave. Drive on Debary Ave. until to reach Providence and take a left. Drive down Providence until you reach Saxon. Take a right on Saxon and drive
Hard to believe, but I may have a collector’s item! In my own house!
Now, before you start sending me “Can I see it?” types of emails, maybe I should explain just what this “collector’s item” really is. Really, it wasn’t that much of a collectible, even from a couple of years ago. It’s only
Contributed by Rick Palmer on Oct 21, 2018
As a Police Officer we were required to use radar to influence drivers to slow down and obey the laws. One evening I parked at a T-intersection where Main Street intersected a major highway.This intersection was very well lite up because of the businesses located there, a restaurant with a gas