We Persuade Men

Believing in the reality of the coming judgment, the apostle Paul wrote, “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men” (2 Corinthians 5:11). If the great men of the Bible had been...

Can’t Be Stopped

Can’t Be Stopped A funny story came out of the old Brooklyn Dodgers football team in the early years of professional football.  George Cafego played halfback for the Dodgers. One day they were playing the New...

A Great Man’s Secret

Only one member of the church of Christ has ever been elected President of the United States, James A. Garfield. When he was a young man, an aged friend gave him a slip of...

Powerful Words

Some words have more power than others...

Written in Sand and Stone

Two friends were walking through the desert and got into an argument. One friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in...

The Hottest Spice

Currently, the hottest pepper is officially the Carolina Reaper, cultivated by “Smokin” Ed Currie in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The official 2017 Guinness World Record heat level was 1,641,183 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Is your...

In Pursuit of Faith

Faith is the foundation upon which all the virtues are laid. It is the center from which the diameter of the Christian life is measured. It is the buoy from which the depths of...

Do We Speak Up?

Consider the famous quote by Martin Neimoller which came out of the time of the Holocaust: “In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then...

Still Worth A Lot

A well-known speaker started off a seminar by holding up currency. In the room of 200, he asked, who would like this a twenty dollar bill? Hands started going up. He said, “I am...

God is Pruning Me

God loves me. God delivers me. God sustains me. God listens to me. God prunes me?