Contributed on Dec 27, 2011
In our Quest for God, we sometimes have to go against the flow and stand up for God's words. This takes courage and commitment. It promises a great reward!
1. Doing the right thing: A man dies, arrives at the Pearly Gates, and (as always in stories like this), St. Peter is there and asks him to relate a good deed he had done. He thinks for a moment then says, “Well, there was the time I was driving down a road when I saw a group of hoodlums ...read more
Contributed on Jan 4, 2012
To follow God requires 100% effort. It's "All In" or "All Out" in our service -- no holding back!
1. Examination At 3:00 a.m. one cold morning a missionary candidate walked into an office for a scheduled interview with the examiner of a mission board. He waited until 8 a.m. when the examiner arrived. The examiner said, “Let us begin. First, please spell baker.” ...read more
Contributed on Jan 10, 2012
Joseph was a man who had many things go against him. Some of these were his own doing, some were from the Adversary, and some were the testing of God. As a result of Joseph's faithfulness, the nation of Israel and line of Jesus were preserved.
Years ago there was a TV show called The Honeymooners. Art Carney played one of the characters on the show, Ed Norton - a kind of happy go lucky, but fairly slow thinking worker in the sewer systems of the city. Ed Norton once summed up his philosophy of life with these words: When the tides of ...read more
Contributed on Jan 16, 2012
Moses shows us that sometimes following God is a matter of timing more than ability or training.
A preacher was invited to an area church to preach. When he began his sermon, there was enthusiasm. The more the congregation responded loud to his sermon, the longer he went on. Finally, he noticed that the host preacher had started responding to his sermon by saying "Amen, Pharaoh." After a ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2012
God has significant plans for his people. We must respond to him in an appropriate manner -- with our whole hearts!
1. ILLUSTRATION: ON DESTINY There was a frog that absolutely knew his destiny was to turn in to a handsome young prince. But for confirmation, he decided to visit a fortuneteller. The fortuneteller brought the frog in and gazed into her crystal ball. She said, “Oh, I see something. You are ...read more