Contributed on Sep 17, 2014
The name of Jesus makes all the difference and demands a difference from you and me.
A 4-year-olds' Sunday school class was just about to begin, when a little boy showed up without any identification. The teacher managed to get his first name, but couldn't find out his last name. “Brian, what's your daddy's name?” she asked. “Daddy,” he replied. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2014
Find courage in the fellowship of the saints, your faith in the Sovereign Lord, and in the filling of the Holy Spirit.
One summer evening, during a violent thunderstorm, a mother was tucking her small 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, ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2014
Share your heart, possessions and money, and so be an encouragement to the entire body of Christ.
A young man took a short cut home through a cemetery late one night and fell in an open grave. He cried for help and tried to climb out, but it didn’t work. There was no one around to hear his cries or to lend a hand. So he settled down in a dark corner of the grave to wait for morning. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2014
When you know the Lord, He turns your pain into praise. He turns opposition into opportunity for the spread of the Gospel if you will take that opportunity to preach the Word to all without prejudice and without price.
Eagles are fascinating birds. Did you know a mother eagle constructs her nest with thorns and jagged rocks? These are the first things she lays down. Then she covers that prickly nest with wool, feathers, and the fur of animals she has killed. That makes the nest soft and comfortable, a nice home ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2014
Don’t pretend to be better than you really are. You could end up worse than you were; and besides, you don’t have to fake it to make it with God.
A cowboy walked into a Texas bar, ordered three bottles of beer, and sat in the back room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finished them, he came back to the bar and ordered three more. The bartender told the cowboy, "You know, a bottle goes flat after I open it. It would taste ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2014
Don't limit God to one place and to one plan if you want to continue to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Two moose hunters in northern Canada shot an unusually large moose. It was a real trophy animal, but there was only one problem. The moose was too big for their packhorses to carry out of the woods. That didn’t bother the hunters, though. They just used their cell phone to call in a tiny ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2014
The church turns problems into opportunities when it meet needs, by mobilizing people, so leaders can maintain the priority of prayer and the Word.
Some time ago, wolves were picking off the livestock of ranchers at an alarming rate, so the state offered a bounty of $5,000 for every wolf killed. It turned Sam and Jed into fortune hunters. Day and night they searched the mountains and forests looking for their valuable prey. Exhausted one ...read more
Contributed on Oct 15, 2014
Dare to live life on the edge and don't let anybody stop you. Don't let their jealousy, dictates or threats stop you from being all that Christ calls you to be.
Valerie Catura of Diamond Bar, California, was going over one of her memory verses before the lunch rush at the restaurant where she worked as a waitress. The verse was Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Then her ...read more
Contributed on Aug 19, 2014
The mission of the church is to wait on the Holy Spirit and witness of God's risen Son until He comes again.
Several years ago, the London Transit Authority had a problem. Buses were going right past passengers who were waiting at designated places to be picked up. They were at the bus stops, and the buses were sailing right past them. The London Transit Authority released a statement to explain their ...read more
Contributed on Aug 27, 2014
When you have a decision to make, utilize the supernatural resources you have at your disposal as a child of God. Utilize your spiritual assets of the Word of God and prayer.
A 32-year-old man was just appointed president of the bank he worked for. He never dreamed of being president, and certainly not at such a young age, so he was a bit intimidated. He sought the advice of his gray-haired predecessor: “Sir, what has been the secret of your success?” ...read more
Contributed on Sep 3, 2014
To be all that God has called us to be, we must proclaim Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Fern Hansen’s mother was taking her turn cleaning the church, when she heard some boys outside throwing snowballs too close to the building. Rapping on the window pane, she shook her head, causing the white scarf she was wearing to swing from side to side. Alarmed, one boy asked the other ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2014
Let’s devote ourselves to living out the truth of God’s Word, to sharing our lives together in genuine fellowship, and to joyful worship, all for the ultimate purpose of saving people from their sins and adding new followers of Christ to the church.
A few years ago, some wag told his friends he wasn’t going to any more ball games. Why? Well he said… Whenever I go to a game, they ask for money. The other fans don't care about me. The seats are too hard. Coach never visits me. The referee makes calls I ...read more