Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 26, 2003
A book that has changed my life is What’s So Amazing About Grace? In it the author, Philip Yancey quotes Mark Twain. Apparently Twain used to say he put a dog and a cat in a cage together as an experiment, to see if they could get along. They did, so he put in a bird, pig and goat. They, too, got
Contributed by Pat Cook on Oct 21, 2003
I have an old tape by a group called One Bad Pig, a Christian thrash-metal group. About the most obnoxious kind of music available. Anyway, there’s one song on it called "Man in Black", with Johnny Cash being the guest vocalist. It’s quite a blend of country and metal.
At the very end of the
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
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 29, 2003
The year was 1630. The place was the Massachusetts Bay along the Atlantic coast near the place known as Plymouth Rock. On board the ship the Arabella John Winthrop, the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company challenged the Puritan settlers to establish a new kind of Christian community.
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 29, 2003
When a puzzle is put together each piece is interconnected to the other pieces. Alone a piece is inadequate; a single piece cannot show you the whole picture. Likewise if one or more pieces of the puzzle are missing then it is defective; it’s lacking an essential part and is incomplete.
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
According to many historians, archaeologists, and others who study ancient cultures, the Incas had their great capitol in the mountains of Northern Peru thousands of years ago. Most intriguing of their architecture from the period are the great walls they built. The Incan walls of Northern Peru,
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Dec 30, 2003
Have you ever wondered what makes the difference between a spotlight and a laser beam?
How can a medium-powered laser burn through steel in a matter of seconds, while the most powerful spotlight can only make it warm?
Both may have the same electrical power requirements.
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 22, 2004
A pastor in a small Methodist church in Georgia asked his congregation one morning, ‘How many of you here are Methodist’s?’ Everybody but one little old lady raised their hand.
After the service he asked her what she was and she said, ‘I am a baptist’.
Why are you a baptist
Don’t really know,
Contributed by Charles Whatley on May 20, 2004
Although little known in American churches, St. Lawrence has been sculptured, painted and crafted in bronze or stained glass more often than almost any other Saint of the Christian Church. In England alone, more than 250 churches are named for him, as are six in Rome.
St. Lawrence was martyred
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2004
Writing about the importance of helping people become all they can be, author and speaker John Maxwell writes,
"In 2000, Atlanta Braves star pitcher John Smoltz suffered a blow that could have ended his illustrious career. After battling various injuries for several seasons, he underwent ligament
Contributed by Tim Richards on Sep 2, 2004
When the Immanuel Baptist Church first called Pastor Waite he quickly made his way to each home. Letting people know that he wanted to know anything about the people that would be helpful in his ministry. It wasn’t long before the new pastor knew most of the church secrets. When it came to getting
Contributed by Warren Curry on Sep 21, 2004
We know we have a healthy body when each and every member is working together and looking out for one another. Paul uses a lot of analogies comparing the human body and the church. There is not one part of our body that is not dependent on another part.
Behold, a team went forth to play a game
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 10, 2004
K. William Barclay- More than half of the trouble that arises in church concerns rights, places, privileges and prestige. Someone has not been given his or her place, someone hasn’t been thanked, someone has been neglected, someone has been
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Nov 14, 2004
One of the people I talked to told of an interesting incident that happened at a family gathering. She suddenly found herself under attack as some of the other family members decided to bring up everything that she had ever done wrong. They reminded her of things from long ago and accused her of
Bees can show you something about teamwork. On a warm day about half the bees in a hive stay inside beating their wings while the other half go out to gather pollen and nectar. Because of the beating wings, the temperature inside the hive is about 10 degrees cooler than outside. The
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Jan 13, 2005
On New Year’s Eve, 2004 moved forever into the history books and 2005 opened with the days as blank pages to be written; however more changed than just the date on the calendar. Since 1972 millions of people would join one of Americas biggest New Year’s Eve parties with Dick Clark’s New Year’s
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 18, 2005
Being much concerned about the rise of denominations in the church, John Wesley tells of a dream he had. In the dream, he was ushered to the gates of Hell. There he asked, “Are there any Presbyterians here?” “Yes!”, came the answer. Then he asked, “Are there any Baptists? Any Episcopalians? Any
Contributed by Kory Wilcoxson on Feb 19, 2005
That’s why I think we should all subscribe to the Southerner’s version of the Gospel. You see, there’s no such thing as a singular pronoun in the South. They don’t say you. They say y’all. Even if they’re talking to one person. “Y’all think Wal-Mart’s still open?” “Y’all going to the pig roast