Contributed on Apr 25, 2019
If you want to truly live, experience Christ Personally and share Him with others.
One summer evening, during a violent thunderstorm, a mother was tucking her little boy into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, “Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?” The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. “I can't, Dear,” she said, ...read more
Contributed on May 2, 2019
When you sin, realize that God is Light and be completely honest about yourself, trusting Jesus to defend you.
15 years ago (2004), Jerry Lynn was trying to figure out where he should put a hole in his wall for a TV wire. He went up to the second floor of his house and lowered his wife's small, digital alarm clock on a string through an air vent. He “thought he could listen to the alarm, which he set to ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2019
If you want to know that you know the Lord, then listen to the Lord, live like the Lord, and love like the Lord.
I want to give you a little quiz just to see how much you know. If you have a pen and paper, you can write down your answers if you want. Here are the questions: a. How long did the Hundred Years War last? b. Which country makes Panama hats? c. From which animal do we get catgut? d. In which ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2019
Accept God’s love, and don’t love the world, which only wants to turn you to stone.
A group of children were once asked, “What does ‘love’ mean?” Here are some sample answers: Rebekah, 8, said, “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time—even when his hands got arthritis, too. ...read more
Contributed on May 29, 2019
In your times of distress, stay away from false teachers and stay close to God.
A little over a year ago (February 2018), Bruce Grubb, a farmer in Scotland, placed a frantic call to the police. He had seen a loose tiger on his property on his way to check on his pregnant cows. “I got the fright of my life,” he said, adding later: “I was worried it was going to eat all my cows ...read more
Contributed on Jun 6, 2019
You are a loved child of God in the process of becoming like Christ. Please, believe it and live it! It’s the only way you can overcome the sin in your life and become all that God wants you to be.
Charlie Chaplin was a huge movie star in the silent-picture era. He was so popular that several Charlie Chaplin look-alike contests sprung up all around the country. Contestants attempted to imitate Chaplin dressed as the “tramp” character he made popular in his films. Even the young up-and-coming ...read more
Contributed on Jun 20, 2019
Choose to love and receive God's assurance to your heart, God's answer to your prayer, and God's abiding presence in your life.
A young bride to be was very nervous on the day before her wedding, so she went to speak with her pastor. “I'm afraid I might not make it through the ceremony properly,” she confessed. The pastor assured her that everything would be fine: “When you enter the church tomorrow and the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2019
If you want to keep from being fooled, listen to what communicators say about Christ; listen to God’s Sprit within; and listen to God Word.
Ninety years ago (1926, 1927, 1929, 1930?), as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were preparing to play the USC Trojans in college football, Notre Dame’s coach Knute Rockne was aware that his USC opponents had a far better team. So he devised a scheme to intimidate the opposing players. Rockne scoured ...read more
Contributed on Jul 4, 2019
Love because of your relationship with God.
A group of American tourists were taking a bus tour in Rome led by an English-speaking guide. Their first stop was a basilica in one of Rome’s big town squares, with several lanes of relentless Roman traffic. After they were all safely dropped off, the group climbed the steps for a quick tour of ...read more
Contributed on Jul 12, 2019
True love trusts God enough to obey Him in all your relationships.
What is “true love”? It’s a difficult question that many people have tried to answer over the years, but no one answer seems adequate. Here are a few of them: Erich Segal writes, “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” Ann Landers ...read more
Contributed on Jul 18, 2019
Trust Jesus as your God, your King, and your Savior and have the life!
A doctor told one of his patients, “I'm afraid you only have three weeks to live.” “Okay then,” the patient replied, “I'll take the last two weeks of July and the week between Christmas and New Year's.” (Van Morris, Mt. Washington, Kentucky; www.PreachingToday.com) People want to ...read more