Contributed by Clark Tanner on Oct 18, 2002
DEAD IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
Several years ago a movie came out called “Death Becomes Her”. I don’t recommend it. It was dark humor at best, but the few funny parts weren’t worth the cost of the movie rental; much less, a theatre ticket.
But the basic premise of the movie turns out to be a
Contributed by Doug Fannon on Oct 19, 2018
In the military we had a term that we called “square fillers.” We would have a check-list of requirements and before each requirement or inspection item, there would be printed a little square . When each requirement was completed, you would check off the appropriate square.
The term came to
Contributed by Bledar Valca on Dec 24, 2008
It should not have been far removed in the memory of this exilic community that the righteous king Hezekiah (who was told of the exile) had an
Contributed by David Rumley on Jan 4, 2007
At the cross, Christ exchanges lives with us…
We give him our vulnerability for His victory
We give him our weakness and He gives us his strength.
We give him our unworthiness, for his
Contributed by Doug Lyon on Feb 17, 2008
Commentator William Barclay writes: “When a man leaves this world, be he righteous or unrighteous, he leaves something in the world. He may leave something that will grow and spread like a cancer or a poison, or he may leave something like the fragrance
The Impossible Dream -- Joe Darion
To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow,
To run where the brave dare not go.
To reach the unreachable star!
This is my quest,
To follow that star,
No matter who hopeless,
No matter how far;
Contributed by Jason Duncan on Oct 30, 2007
We can never gain an accurate measurement of our own morality and righteousness by comparing ourselves to other people. It’s a bit like measuring out a mile with a 12 inch ruler. Chances are the mile that you think you’ve marked out with that ruler won’t really be anywhere close to an actual
Have you ever gone outside and worked in your yard all day? You come inside,look in the mirror, and see how filthy you are. You can’t wait to get in the shower and wash yourself off with soap and water.
God’s Word is a mirror, revealing to us just how dirty we are.
Contributed by Jerry Blaxton on Mar 12, 2010
CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR YOU
We’ve all heard the old saying, "Confession is good for the soul." Even in non-Christian and non-spiritual circles, people believe that to be true. Psychologists or psychiatrists would say that when we confess our wrong actions, words, and thoughts, it’s like a burden
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Dec 17, 2009
BIBLE PRINTING ERRORS
While the Bible itself is infallible, fallible human beings have made notorious mistakes in trying to have the book printed. For example,
* The "Judas Bible" (1611): Judas (rather than Jesus) came with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, even though the previous
Contributed by Brian Eatock on Jan 23, 2006
When God was about to create man, according to a Jewish legend, He took into His counsel the angels that stood about his throne. “Create him not,” said the angel of Justice, “for if Thou dost he will commit all kinds of wickedness against his fellow men; he will be hard and cruel and dishonest and
Contributed by Jason Duncan on Oct 30, 2007
C.S. Lewis once wrote that “The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins. All the worst pleasures are purely spiritual: the pleasure of putting other people in the wrong, of bossing and patronizing; . . . the pleasures of power, of hatred. For there are two things inside
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 12, 2011
A SAVIOR, NOT AN EXAMPLE
D.M. Stearns was preaching in Philadelphia. At the close of the service a stranger came up to him and said, "I don’t like the way you spoke about the cross. I think that instead of emphasizing the death of Christ, it would be far better to preach Jesus, the teacher and
I don’t know why we carry our sin along with us. I do it too – instead of quickly running to Jesus, instead of running to the cross where I find forgiveness, sometimes I carry my sin around. I feel badly about it, but probably because of shame I don’t take it to Jesus right away. I’m ashamed to
Contributed by Joseph Shubert on Oct 21, 2006
Most of us remember the story of Pinnochio. What we remember most about Pinocchio is how his nose grew whenever he told a lie. The story is actually much deeper than that. The original tale was written by Carlo Collodi about 1883. Pinocchio is in many ways a beautiful illustration of what Christ
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Dec 2, 2007
John Betjeman wrote some memorable lines on the Incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ: ‘And is it true this most tremendous tale of all, / The Maker of the stars and sea / Became a child on earth for me?’ It is true, we believe, but it isn’t the whole truth: for the whole truth is that the Maker
Contributed by Paul Dietz on Jan 13, 2010
Pastor: Like Ezekiel, I have been told: "...son of man, you are living among rebellious people."
People: With God’s help, out of rebellion comes an enthusiasm to do what is right!
Pastor: Like Ezekiel, I have been told: "...son of man, you are living among rebellious people. They have
Main Idea: God is perfect and He cannot tolerate any sin in His presence.
Verse: “As for God, His way is perfect” (Psalms 18:30 NKJV).
Illustration: Once there was a famous conductor who was asked to direct a world class orchestra. He chose a famous piece of music and the orchestra gathered
Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Dec 29, 2016
The opening lines of a poem by Louisa Fletcher express this plaintive wish:
I wish that there were some wonderful place
Called the "Land of Beginning Again,"
Where all our mistakes, and all our heartaches,
And all of our poor selfish grief
Could be dropped like a shabby
Years ago I received a tract entitled, " The Unequal Yoke - Will It Work? (1). " The key scripture associated with this tract is:-
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? ( 2