Contributed by Kenneth Henes on Jun 22, 2004
In Touch and Live, George Vandeman wrote:
"A young stranger to the Alps was making his first climb, accompanied by two stalwart guides. It was a steep, hazardous ascent. But he felt secure with one guide ahead and one following. For hours they climbed. And now, breathless, they reached for
I remember our friend Taylor Hendley who took teams of missionaries to Russia when it first opened it’s doors to us. He described how people would walk from miles around (many all night) to come to worship in a small one-room church with no heat. How to accommodate as many people as
A couple moved into a community. The wife was a backslid Christian, the husband had never received Christ. They were visited a couple of times by members of the local church. They became almost abusive in stating that they wanted to be left alone. One day the wife was looking out the front window
Contributed by Stan Rodda on Oct 19, 2004
I was eating in a restaurant when Mike Croel, a linebacker for the Denver Broncos walked in. I was so excited because he played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in college and I had followed his career closely. I happened to be wearing Huskers stuff and went and got his autograph right there at the
Let the one who would worship God open his mouth in praise, his heart in receptivity, his mind in contemplation, his purse
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
For worship is a thirsty land crying out for rain,
It is a candle in the act of being kindled,
It is a drop in quest of the ocean, . . .
It is a voice in the night calling for help,
It is a soul standing in awe before the mystery of the universe, . . .
It is time
It Is Well With My Soul
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 4, 2003
I came across some definitions of things we use in the church. MAGI: The most famous trio to attend a baby shower. MANGER: 1. Where Mary gave birth to Jesus because Joseph didn’t have private health cover. 2. The Biblical proof that holiday travel has always been rough. BULLETIN: Church
Contributed by Tom Doubt on Jan 28, 2004
A man went to church with an angel as guide. The church was filled, but oddly, there was no sound. The organist played, but no music could be heard; the choir’s lips moved, but no song came forth. The pastor went through the motions of preaching, but the man heard nothing. He asked the angel,
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 7, 2004
True biblical worship so satisfies our total personality that we don’t have to shop around for man-made substitutes. William Temple made this clear in his masterful definition of worship:
For worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness;
Contributed by Kim Huffman on Mar 30, 2004
Ben Merold said this about worship: “In most churches we have the preacher performing, with God as the prompter, and the people as the audience. In truth, worship should be the people
Contributed by Chip Monck on Feb 15, 2005
The Life You've Always Wanted, John Orteberg writes;
Sometime ago I was giving a bath to our 3 children. I had a custom of bathing together, more to save time than anything else. I knew that eventually I would have to stop group bathing, but for the time being it seemed efficient.
Contributed by George Rennau on Mar 22, 2003
There was an elderly Christian whose advancing years had taken their toll on her memory. As her health faded the time came that she could recite but a single verse (2 timothy 1:12) "I know whom I have beieleved and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I’ve committed unto HIM against
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 23, 2005
The most natural and most enthusiastic expression of exultation should be used in view of the victories that Jesus Christ won upon the Cross of Calvary and in His resurrection. Our joy in the Lord may be demonstrative and I can assure you that God is not going to censure it.
Our family owns a
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Sep 8, 2005
Gordon MacDonald shared about a time when he and his daughter, Kristy attended the New Year’s Eve celebration at the InterVarsity Urban Missionary Convention in 1976. The night closed with a Communion Service. After the benediction, 17,000 students began to head for the arena portals and their
A.W. Tozer: What is worship? Worship is to feel in your heart and express in some appropriate manner a humbling but delightful sense of admiring awe and astonished wonder and overpowering love in the presence of that most ancient Mystery, that Majesty
A few years ago, Chris and I stopped at the Waffle House, because we had this craving for waffles (she may have been pregnant at the time). The interesting thing about the Waffle House is that they don’t serve waffles. I mean, they have one plate which features waffles. But it’s mostly just
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 7, 2003
James Michener, writing in his book, The Source, tells the story of a man named Urbaal, who was a farmer living about 2200 B.C. He worshiped two gods, one a god of death, the other a goddess of fertility.
One day, the temple priests tell Urbaal to bring his young son to the temple for
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 11, 2003
Enthusiastic Worship, Citation: Per Nilsen, Burnsville, Minnesota]
Per Nilson tells the story of Nisswa, Minnesota, where they hold the popular Nisswa Turtle Races.
Every Wednesday evening in the summer months, the people of Nisswa and the surrounding communities gather at a designated parking