Contributed by Dru Ashwell on Dec 16, 2001
BY THE SEEDS YOU PLANT
"Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 22, 2001
When a six foot four inch, muscularly built middle Eastern man tried to light an explosive hidden in his shoe on Flight #63 on its way from Paris to Miami, a flight attendant tackled him with the help of five other passengers. A terrible tragedy was averted with the cooperation of six people who
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 3, 2002
[Holy Spirit Amplifies Witness, Citation: Jeffrey Arthurs, Portland, Oregon; source: "All Things Considered," National Public Radio (7-30-00)]
The sound of the gavel opening the Republican National Convention on July 31, 2000 was not really the sound of the gavel.
When doing sound tests, the
In the Greek Islands there is place where you can seek out the home of the famous Hippocrates – the founder of modern medicine. There you will find an olive tree that supposedly dates back to the days of Hippocrates. That would make the tree nearly 2,400 years old.
The trunk of the tree is
Contributed by Larry White on Jan 11, 2002
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE UNASHAMED
"I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The dye has been cast. I have stepped over the line, the decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes
Contributed by Michael Elmore on Jan 17, 2002
STEWARD OF THE LIGHT
In the nineteenth century, lighthouses on the U.S. coasts were tended by lighthouse keepers and their families. If a man who tended the light took ill or became disabled, often the work was picked up by his wife or children. Such was the case of Hosea Lewis.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
The Gospel is a universal language that crosses the barriers of time to impact the lives of ordinary
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Feb 8, 2002
When you work around the church a while it comes quite naturally, the laughter of cynical disbelief.
In 1986 the United Methodist General Conference, on the last day of two weeks of meetings, passed a resolution that said we were going to make 9 million new United Methodists by about 1994--this
Contributed by Don Hawks on Feb 28, 2002
"As long as there is one person in driving distance of our church who doesn’t know the Lord, we want to grow. Nothing is more important than reaching people for the Lord, yet it is easy to be distracted from our purpose.
Contributed by Guy Caley on Mar 3, 2002
In the early 1900’s through the 1960’s Broadway Presbyterian Church was a powerful witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Upper Manhattan, but from the 1960’s to the 1990’s a subtle change began to take place, a change in emphasis stole in as massive feeding programs for the homeless were
Contributed by Cary Paulk on Mar 14, 2002
The problem is that the church that fails to change fails to impact the culture of change. It becomes a dinosaur, a memorial to a world that no longer exists. So, on the one hand, while it protects those within its walls from overwhelming stress, on the other hand, it becomes biblically and
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 18, 2002
What is 750,000 miles long? It could wrap itself around the earth 30 times and it grows an additional 20 miles longer with each passing day?
Contributed by B. D. B Moses on Mar 21, 2002
During the time of the Iranian Hostage Crisis, Greg Livingstone was asked to give a "missions minute" at a large evangelical church on the East Coast. Since he had only one minute to speak, he decided to ask them only two questions. The first one was, "How many of you are praying
Recently I dreamed, and in the dream I saw Jesus. Jesus was crying in my dream. He was broken hearted. I asked Him, JESUS, WHY ARE YOU CRYING? He replied to me, I have more request for
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2002
A WARNING CALL
Are you hearing one? Are you sending one?
A group of 49 students and staff from Royd’s Comprehensive Middle School in England went on a week-long outdoor trip. One morning, a teacher took a small group on a river walk. She had never seen the water higher, so
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 16, 2002
From John Boor- I had an opportunity to work in a bakery while going to high school. I remember one particular day when the telephone rang and one of the ladies went to answer it. She put down the phone like it was hot and yelled, "He’s coming!" I wondered what in the world was going on. The
Years ago, while traveling down Highway 23 in eastern Kentucky, we would pass by a beautiful brick church. It was in an ideal location.
The church was closed and the windows were broken out, there had not been services there for many years.
I pondered one day -- wonder what happened to that
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Apr 30, 2002
Do you remember the commercial that was running just before, and during the 2002 Olympics? The one that had snapshots of different people playing or watching hockey throughout the country? Everybody yells out “He shoots, he scores!” The tag line at the end is, “If we all shout it loud enough,
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Apr 30, 2002
Joe Aldrich said in his book, Lifestyle Evangelism, that “Christians are to be good news before they share the good news”
St Francis of Assisi said
Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 11, 2002
In warfare, there is always an objective. In many wars, the objective is land. For example, in the Middle East, Israel and the Palestinians are fighting because they both want to have the same land. In Afghanistan we’re fighting because we want to destroy the power base of terrorism. Hitler fought