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A Kind Word

This just might make you stop and think. You never know what a kind word, a phone call, or an impromptu visit will do for someone else. Just imagine a cold Sunday winter day. The church parking lot was slowly filling up. As a visitor was getting out of his car, he noticed some church members were whispering among themselves as they walked toward the church. As the visitor got closer, he saw a man leaned up against the wall outside the church. He was almost lying down as if he was asleep. He had on a long trench coat that was almost in shreds. The hat on his head was pulled down so that his face was not exposed. His shoes were worn and looked as if they were 30 years old, with his toes poking out of them. The visitor assumed that the man was homeless and asleep, so he walked on by through the doors of the church. The people gathered to fellowship for a moment in the foyer of the church, when someone mentioned the man outside. Some snickered and some gossiped but no one bothered to ask h

You Took My Place

  One day, a man went to visit a church. He arrived early, parked his car, and got out. Another car pulled up near him, and the driver told him, "I always park there, you took my place!" The visitor went inside for Sunday School, found an empty seat, and sat down. A young woman from the church approached him and stated, "That's my seat, you took my place!" The visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said nothing. After Sunday School, the visitor went into the sanctuary and sat down. Another member walked up to him and said, "That's where I always sit, you took my place!" The visitor was even more troubled by this treatment, but still said nothing. Later, as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the visitor stood, and his appearance began to change. Horrible scars became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet. Someone from the congregation noticed him and called out, "What happened to you?" T

In the Bible...

What is the longest chapter in the Bible? What is the shortest chapter in the Bible? What is the longest verse in the Bible? What is the shortest verse in the Bible? What verse contains all the letters of the alphabet except the letter "J"? What chapter has every verse ending with "For His mercy endureth forever"?

What if?

  What if God could not take the time to bless us today because we could not take the time to thank Him yesterday? What if God decided to stop leading us tomorrow because we did not follow Him today? What if we never saw another flower bloom because we grumbled when God sent the rain? What if God did not walk with us today because we failed to recognize it as His day? What if God took away the Bible tomorrow because we would not read it today? What if God took away His message because we failed to listen to the messenger? What if God did not send His only begotten Son because  He wanted us to be prepared to pay the price for sin? What if the door of the church was closed because we did not open the door of our heart? What if God stopped loving and caring for us because we failed to love and care for others? What if God would not hear us today because we would not listen to Him? What if God answered our prayers the way we answer His call to service? What if God met our needs the way we

I am a...

I am a Christian, once a sinner lost and undone. I am a Christian, saved through the love of the Son. I am a Christian, I'm not perfect you see. I am a Christian, for I have Christ in me. I am a Christian, I will not back down. I am a Christian, I will stand my ground. I am a Christian, one day to see Jesus' face. I am a Christian, because of His marvelous grace.  

Famous Landmark...

  What famous historical landmark has an inscription on it which was borrowed from the Bible? The Liberty Bell Leviticus 25:10 , “… proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof …” KJV

As Long As...

 As long as Christians keep their spiritual radios tuned in to Christ, the Gospel will come through us. As long as Christians stay plugged in to Christ, the power of God will flow through us. As long as Christians keep the windows of their soul cleaned with spiritual window cleaner, the light of Christ will shine through us.

Don't get caught up...

Don’t get so caught up in the doing that we lose the reason why we are doing. Some people are too caught up in the quantity of people witness to, that the quality of witnessing is slack. Effective witnessing is not measured as much by how many are witnessed to, but by what we overcome to witness and how we witness.

No Rest For The Wicked...

Isaiah 48:9, There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked. Numerous individuals shout out for solace, security, and help, yet they have not taken the principal ways to eliminate the transgression in their lives and open channels to God. They have not tried to atone and trust in God. If we want genuine peace in our lives, we should look to God first. Then we will find peace.

Is Christ's sufferings worth the pain?

  Is Christ's sufferings worth the pain?   Romans 8:17-18, And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  There is a cost for being identified to Jesus. Alongside the extraordinary fortunes, Paul specifies the enduring that Christians should confront. The first-century believers faced financial and social mistreatment, and some confronted death. In numerous parts of the world today, Christians face pressures similarly as extreme as those looked by Christ's first followers. Indeed, even in nations where Christianity is endured or empowered, Christians should not get careless.   To live as Jesus did, serving others, surrendering one's own privileges, or opposing pressing factors to adjust to the world, we ought to consistently anticipate a cost. Noth