In a beautiful ravin in one of our mountains, is a range of grand old rocks, like a strong and massive wall, standing as they have stood for ages, looking down unmoved on the many changes they have seen. One of these old gray rocks always attracts attention. Tall, straight and imposing it rises before …more

 Posted by on 11/29/2012 Illustrations  No Responses »
Nov 132012
 
The Old Well

“There was a well near here,” said a bystander, “and very, good water used to come from it; but it has been filled up for a long time.” “Indeed, I never knew there was a well here, much less tasted the water. How did it get filled up?” “Neglect, sir. Some rubbish got in, then …more

 Posted by on 11/13/2012 Ministry  No Responses »
 
5 Characteristics of an Effective Youth Worker

Being a Top-Rate Christian Example By Kelli Mahoney   If you are thinking about getting involved as a youth worker or you are already there, you probably feel as if you are called to be a youth worker. Just because God placed a desire to work with Christian teens on your heart does not mean that …more

Sep 072012
 
Preaching Christ

By T. Jones “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” Acts 5:42 Do you ask, why we are continually preaching Christ, and dwelling on this one subject? We have a variety of reasons for this: One is, we dwell upon it so much, because …more

 Posted by on 09/07/2012 Ministry, Sermons ,  No Responses »
Sep 072012
 
Bible Study

Devotional Study of The Bible By G.B.F. Hallock “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.” Ps. 119:97 A young lady asked by her friend to explain what is meant by devotional reading of the Bible, made answer as follows: “Yesterday morning I received a letter from one to whom …more

 Posted by on 09/07/2012 Bible Study ,  1 Response »
Sep 072012
 
The Happiest Life

By Tryon Edwards, (1809-1894) When good old Matthew Henry was on the bed of death, he said, “You have heard the dying words of many. These are mine: ‘I have found a life of communion with Christ the happiest life in the world!’” And so every true and faithful Christian has found it. For the …more

Sep 072012
 

A clergyman wrote a wealthy and influential business man requesting a subscription to a worthy charity. He promptly received a curt refusal which ended by saying, “As far as I can see, this ‘Christian’ business, is just one continuous give, give, give.” After a brief interval, the clergyman answered, “I wish to thank you for …more

Sep 072012
 

Pressed out of measure and pressed to all length. Pressed so intensely it seems beyond strength; Pressed in the body and pressed in the soul, Pressed in the mind till the dark surges roll; Pressed by foes, and pressured by friends; Pressure on pressure, till life nearly ends; Pressed into loving the staff and the …more

Sep 072012
 

By Mike Real Christians are as different from fake Christians as real flowers are different from artificial ones. Materials: One small vase One artificial flower One fresh-cut flower Duration: Approximately 5 minutes Topics: Christianity, Fruitfulness, Godliness, Truthfulness, Values Target Audience: Grades 2-5 (Ages 7-11) What you will do: Before class, find one artificial flower and …more

 Posted by on 09/07/2012 Children's Ministry  No Responses »
 
Keeping the Commandments

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” I John 5:3 THIS expression, “the love of God,” is to be understood in two ways, namely, the love of God to men, and the love of men to God. It is to be understood here in …more

 Posted by on 08/10/2012 Sermons ,  No Responses »