Sometimes in our lives, we wonder when God will send the angels to come and save us. There was a story last week that was published by a lot of magazines and daily newspapers. Stanislaus Lourduswamy, popularly known as Stan Swamy, was an Indian Roman Catholic priest, a member of the Jesuit order.
The children’s magazine once stated that a lot of people subconsciously predict career success based on a name. According to James Bruning, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Ohio University, participants predicted that girls with feminine names like Emma and Sarah would be more successful if they
Contributed by Elicia Roy on Mar 18, 2021
What is this thought of undeserved grace?
A sinner condemned to a tormenting place.
Unable to hope, without a way out,
Weeping and gnashing of teeth all about.
Separated from love and life,
Only surrounded by pain and strife,
Nothing I could do to change my state,
A sinner condemned to a
Contributed by Elicia Roy on Mar 17, 2021
LIGHT IN THE DARK
We have been jolted,
Tested and tried,
Our times have been dark,
With some comforts denied.
Things that we clung to,
And thought our security,
Were ripped from our hold,
Caused feelings of unsurety.
“What will tomorrow bring?”
“Is there hope for this dark time?”
“Is there any
One cold January morning in 1864 a man was found lying in a heap in the seedy Bowery section of New York, bleeding from a slashed throat. He had staggered to a wash basin, which fell and shattered. A doctor at the scene used black sewing thread somebody found to suture the wound. The man—an almost
On the 4th October 1970, the famed rock star Janis Joplin, at the age of 27 was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel room. Questions arose as to whether the cause of her tragic death was suicide or an accident. Later police reported that they located a small quantity of heroin in the rock singer’s
7 Types of Loneliness
1. New-situation loneliness. You’ve moved to a new city where you don’t know anyone, or you’ve started a new job, or you’ve started at a school full of unfamiliar faces. You’re lonely.
2. I’m-different loneliness. You’re in a place that’s not unfamiliar, but you feel
DEMAS LOST THE "SCENT"
A man bought a new hunting dog. Eager to see how the dog would perform, the man took him out to track a bear. No sooner had they gotten into the woods than the dog picked up the trail. Suddenly he stopped, sniffed the ground, and headed in a new direction. He had
Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence. Their conviction resulted in untold sufferings for themselves and their families. Of the 56 men, five were captured by the British and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the
Gandhi, wrote in his autobiography that in his student days he was truly interested in the Bible. Deeply touched by reading the Gospels, he seriously considered becoming a convert, since Christianity seemed to offer the real solution to the caste system that was dividing the people of India.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS.....
1. Charles Gussman was a writer and TV announcer, who wrote the pilot episode of Days of Our Lives, among other shows. As he became ill, he said he wanted his last words to be memorable. When he daughter reminded him of this, he gently removed his oxygen mask and whispered:
WHAT ARE WE PREACHING?
False teachings abound whenever people do not know the truth. Many of our churches today do not teach the truth because many pastors do not know the Bible. In our seminaries, almost 50 percent of professors now teach that there was no virgin birth of Jesus, and that story
How to Gather a Crowd at Church!
A cattle rancher got saved and surrendered to preach. He went to a Bible conference which was all about how to build a crowd.
Asked about it later, he said, "It was strange. In all my years as a cattle rancher, I never had to go to a conference to learn how
Warren Wiersbe, "Preaching must be marked by three elements: conviction, warning, and appeal ("reprove, rebuke, exhort").
To quote an old rule of preachers, "He should afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted."
If there is conviction but no remedy, we add to
A.W. Tozer once said, "I heard of one graduate of a theological school who determined to follow his old professor’s advice and preach the Word only. His crowds were average. Then one day a cyclone hit the little town and he yielded to the temptation to preach on the topic, “Why God Sent A
The word, “preach” comes from the Greek word, kerusso, and means to proclaim as a herald or make a proclamation in a public gathering. The herald may not even have liked the message he was to proclaim or the people may not have wanted to hear it and, thus, the temptation for the herald
"Many churches today are filled to overflowing with those who want their ears tickled with the myths of easy believism and so called positive thinking.
They come to have their egos fed and their sins approved, not to have their hearts cleansed and their souls saved.
They want only to feel
A recent survey shows that fewer than one in four Americans (24%) now believe the Bible is "the actual word of God, and is to be taken literally, word for word," and 26% who view it as "a book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man."
This is the first
Atheist to girl: “You don’t believe there is a real Jonah who was swallowed by a whale do you? No one believes that stuff any more!”
Girl – “I sure do, and when I get to Heaven, I’m going to find Jonah and talk to him about it!"
Then the atheist laughed and said mockingly, “And what if
A biblical Pastor is not called to entertain the goats….
he is called to feed the