Contributed by Mark Eberly on Aug 4, 2008
A guest preacher was speaking about “seeing Jesus in others” when God used Meghan as a living illustration of someone who had surrendered everything to Jesus as part of her community of faith.
During the worship set, Meghan spontaneously went to the front of the church and began dancing…wildly.
Contributed by Duane Smith on Sep 29, 2008
A. How many of you have ever built a model?
1. There are all kinds:
a. Cars & Trucks
b. Military vehicles & Trains
c. Planes & boats
2. At present I am working on a ship, the HMS Bounty.
a. There are many reasons a ship can become famous, usually because of a great
A Marriage Confession
I have a confession to make this morning. I am really not sure how to say this to you. I am embarrassed, ashamed, and really fearful of what you might think of me once you know the truth. I must confess to you this morning that my wife, Ronda, and I have irreconcilable
The great divide between Jew and Gentile was symbolized by the wall in Herod’s Temple that separated the outer court of the Gentiles from the inner Courts of Israel. Gates leading into those inner precincts were posted with signs warning that Gentile trespassers would be killed. In fact, the Book
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 8, 2008
“Gracious Father, I humbly beseech thee for thy Holy Catholic Church; fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purge it; where it is in error, direct it; where it is superstitious, rectify it; where anything is amiss, reform it; where it is right, strengthen and
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 8, 2008
Being one with other Christians is much like a biological body. In any flesh-and-bones body, there are a variety of cells. There are nerve cells, blood cells, muscle cells, and many others, each having a distinct function. The body operates smoothly, not because the cells get together and vote on
Did you hear about the story of the GREAT ARGUMENT...
FIVE FINGERS GOT TOGETHER AND IN A HEATED DISCUSSION
THE ARGUMENT AROSE: WHO IS THE GREATEST OF THE FIVE
The THUMB laid his claim: I am the greatest, I am the only opposing digit. I am used to HITCHHIKE.
The INDEX FINGER... I am
Contributed by Hansel Young on Nov 15, 2007
John Stott wrote, “I could never believe in God, if it were not for the cross… In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? I have entered many Buddhist temples in different Asian countries and stood respectfully before the statue of Buddha, his legs crossed, arms
Contributed by Glenn Durham on Feb 12, 2008
The story is told that John Wesley, a founder of Methodism, changed his view about church division after a dream in which he was first transported to the gates of Hell. He asked, “Are there any Presbyterians here?” “Yes,” was the reply. “Any Roman Catholics?” “Yes.” “Any Congregationalists?” “Yes.”
Contributed by Michael Wiley on Jan 7, 2009
Finished Shopping? What kind of gifts are you looking for? We look for gifts for Christmas that show our love for others.
Joke; one man asked another, “what are you getting your wife?” “I’ll wrap myself.” “I’m not getting my wife much either.”
ILL Little Sammy Williams
On the random stack of things that magically appear outside my office door from time to time, this week I discovered a scrapbook that caught my attention. It was a scrapbook of the first years of Shepherd of the Hills. I was curious to look at the old pictures, letters, bulletins, and other
THE BRIDGE BUILDER
An old man, going down a lonely highway,
Came at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and wide,
Through which was flowing a swollen tide,
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The swollen stream had no fear for him.
But he turned when safe on the other
THE GOD SQUAD
This week, we finished remodeling our old house and started moving into our new house. But last Monday I threw my back out while working on the house. I was frustrated and hurting. But the pain was not as bad as the feeling of not being able to finish my tasks which what I wanted
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 12, 2009
One of Aesop’s fables is about a father who had seven sons. To each son he gave a stick. Each was asked to break his stick, which was easily done. Then the father took seven other sticks and bound them together. He than ask the seven sons to break the sticks. Not one of the sons
Old Peanuts cartoon: Lucy demands that Linus change TV channels and then threatens him with her fist if he doesn’t. "What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over?" asks Linus. "These five fingers," says Lucy. "Individually they are nothing, but when I curl them together like this
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
WHAT A COINCIDENCE...
A man was out on walk when he saw another man about to throw himself from a bridge into the river. He ran over to save him. "Why do you want to kill yourself?" the man asked. "I’ve nothing to live for."
"Don’t you believe in God?" "Yes I do." "What a coincidence--so do
Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Apr 30, 2009
Once upon a time the Lone Ranger and Tonto were riding through a canyon when suddenly they were surrounded on all sides by Indian warriors. Tonto looked to the Lone Ranger and asked, “What we do, Kimosabe?” The Lone Ranger pulls his trusty horse Silver to the east to find a hidden passage, but
Contributed by Tony Abram on May 7, 2009
Church-goers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they
Contributed by Mary Lewis on May 7, 2009
Maybe you remember hearing a few years ago about the “The Three Tenors.” Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras, three of the world’s most renowned voices. They performed together at a concert in L.A.
In a press conference, one reporter tried to stir up a little competition between