Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Apr 25, 2008
LOOKING AT THE MASTER
A pastor once told his congregation about a man who had a dog, and the man was trying to train his dog to be obedient. And what he would do was to take a large piece of meat--good, red, juicy meat that dogs would normally like to eat--and he would put it in the middle of
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 8, 2008
The High Dive
Harley and Matt lived in a nice neighborhood where the people were friendly-except for one man who lived at the end of the street in a big house with a gigantic swimming pool.
His pool had the highest diving board they had ever seen-so high they could see it over the big fence
Contributed by Alan Tison on May 26, 2008
Some people will do anything to avoid confrontation, I heard of a man who was going through a mid life crisis. He went out and bought a new car, but not just any car, but a new Corvette. As he pulled up on I-95 he noticed he was going 80 MPH, he thought boy that was easy. At that point, he wanted
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Heart of Temptation
“When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God… does [not] tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives
Contributed by Donny Granberry on Aug 13, 2008
Little 4 year old Johnny was caught by his mother with his hand in the cookie jar when she asked him, “Johnny, why can’t you just be good?”
He replied, “Oh, Mom, it makes me tired to be good.”
If there is one area where all people struggle it is in
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Nov 17, 2008
In a local mall, someone noticed that the lingerie store with scantily clad women on the windows was next door to a children’s store. Could it be a coincidence that the
Contributed by Todd Catteau on Dec 18, 2008
Man was given a tour of the Devil’s workshop. Had all his tools he used to deceive Christians. There was hatred, jealously, deceit, lying, and pride--all well worn. But over to the side of the yard on display was a tool more obviously worn than any of the other tools. The tool was labeled
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 17, 2009
Our family pet dog, Avalon, was a beautiful rottweiler and she was a good dog. She loved to follow me around. When I would come home from work she would get all excited – wagging her tail with glee. She would rush towards me while snorting with anticipation and celebration. Avalon loved to be
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 21, 2009
A number of years ago, the Douglas Aircraft company was competing with Boeing to sell Eastern Airlines its first big jets. War hero Eddie Rickenbacker, the head of Eastern Airlines, reportedly told Donald Douglas that the specifications and claims made by Douglas’s company for the
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 28, 2009
We need to BE ACCOUNTABLE to God by being accountable to godly Christians. The spiritual-sounding phrase "I am answerable only to God" may be a subtle excuse for not answering to anyone, including God!
Charles Colson, one of President Nixon’s closest aides during the Watergate coverup,
Contributed by David Hodgin on Jun 30, 2009
Remember no computer has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he has provided a back-button, a delete-key and an off-switch so that you will have a way out.
NO book has ever seized you that
(Sun) I think we are a little like the ringtail monkey: it is one of the hardest animals to catch. For the Zulus of that continent, however, it’s simple. They’ve been catching this agile little animal with ease for years. The method the Zulus use is based on knowledge of the animal. Their trap is
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 1, 2003
“One of the adversary’s most useful schemes is to keep Christians focusing on their problems rather than on God’s provision” (John R. Cionca, The Victors: Overcoming Toxins That Poison the
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 24, 2003
Upon leaving church one morning, our Pastor asked our 4 year old son "if the Devil ever tells him to do bad things"? He
Contributed by Paul Redwine on Jan 2, 2004
In his book, Men at Work, George F. Will takes a close look at four baseball players. One of those examined is Orel Hershiser (of Dodgers fame), who talks about his philosophy of pitching. “There are two theories of pitching,” Hershiser says. “One is that you try to convince the batter that a
Contributed by Douglas Vincent on Jan 27, 2004
In Saint Augustine’s Confessions, he describes looking out his window at his neighbors pears, and even though he has pear trees of his own he desires to have them. So he jumps the fence and steals the pears. Then when he tastes them
Story: The habits and customs of the Eskimos of North Alaska have been remained very much the same for 500 years, until very recently.
They had to depend on catching the polar bear
for clothing – the bear’s fur,
for fat for cooking, and
for tools, the bear’s bones and
THE SEVEN STEPS OF TEMPTATION:
· Tempted – The thought of evil NOT A SIN YET!!!
· Drawn away – strong imagination
· Lust – self gratification and desire
· Entice – weakening of the will
· Lust conceived – yielding to that desire / carrying out the thought.
· Sin – committing the act missing
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Oct 27, 2004
In one scene of the popular movie Robin Hood, The Prince of Thieves, Kevin Costner as Robin comes to a young man taking aim at an archery target. Robin asks, "Can you shoot amid distractions?"
Just before the boy releases the string, Robin pokes his ear with the feathers of an arrow. The boy’s
Contributed by Tim Richards on Dec 1, 2004
I was fascinated when I read the following research a number of years in Dennis Waitley’s, Empires of the Mind. Waitley reported that although there are approximately 450,000 words in the English language, about 80% of our conversations use only about 400