Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Who We Are
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The History Behind the 19th Century Circuit Rider Style
19th Century Circuit Rider Bible
Legendary in nineteenth century American history, the circuit rider played a vital role in bringing the Gospel to the people of the ever-shifting frontier lands. Also known as the saddle bag preacher, the circuit rider would travel by horseback from town to town, holding meetings wherever he could find shelter. For the circuit rider, a cabin, barn, or even the shade of a wide oak tree became the House of God as he fulfilled the great commission of our Lord and Savior. Following in the footsteps of Francis Asbury, the circuit riders brought stability to many settlements offering regular though infrequent spiritual guidance as he visited from house to house.
His Sunday morning services were usually well-attended by those eager to hear the Scriptures taught, and equally eager to hear news of his travels and to fellowship with distant neighbors.
The circuit rider was a man of strength and determination, filled with the love of God and the spirit of adventure.
“How shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” ~Romans 10:14.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
by Dr. R.C. Sproul
DescriptionIt is the message of who Jesus is and what He did.
What Is the Gospel?
Thursday, June 18, 2015
by Shirley Brosius from IDisciple
Pray and let God listen.
Take a walk in nature and praise God for the wonders of creation.
Shoot arrow prayers as challenges arise
Pray for neighbors as you drive by their homes.
Pray for your family whenever you pause by a stop light.
Pick a symbol that reminds you of God and display it prominently.
Pray for situations as you read the newspaper.
Thank God for the morning as you arise.
Thank God for health as you brush your teeth.
Sing hymns or songs of praise as you shower or drive to work.
Sit and meditate in a quiet place.
Ask God for wisdom in establishing priorities as you plan your day.
Thank God for your food.
Pray for guidance and safety before leaving in your car.
Pray for family members as you see their photos around your house.
Attend worship on Sundays and pray for church staff weekdays.
Listen to Christian radio.
Watch Christian television.
Call a lonely friend and pray with her/him on the phone.
Thank God for your senses when you see a beautiful sunset, hear music, smell food or touch a baby’s face.
Memorize scripture as you exercise.
Evaluate your day as you go to bed and ask forgiveness for sins.
Tell God your troubles as you fall asleep.
If you will add just one of these ideas to your daily routine, then your life will be that much richer.
Verse of the Day - Romans 5:8
Monday, June 15, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
You must read this....a proper decision by the courts...for a change.
FLORIDA COURT SETS ATHEIST HOLY DAY
In Florida, an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover Holy days.
He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days.
The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.
The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays.."
The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists.."
Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned."
You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!
In the middle of the day,
Decided to pause by the altar
To see-who came to pray.
Just then the back door opened,
And a man came down the aisle,
The minister frowned as he saw the man
Hadn't shaved in a while.
His shirt was torn and shabby,
And His coat was worn and frayed,
The Man knelt down and bowed his head,
Then rose and walked away.
In the days that followed at precisely noon,
The preacher saw this chap,
Each time he knelt just for a moment,
A lunch pail in his lap.
Well, the minister's suspicions grew,
With robbery a main fear,
He Decided to stop and ask the man,
'What Are you doing here?'
The Old man said he was a factory worker
And-lunch was half an hour
Lunchtime Was his prayer time,
For finding strength and power.
I Stay only a moment
Because-the factory's far away;
As I kneel here talking to the Lord,
This Is kinda what I say:
I Just Came By To Tell You, Lord,
How Happy I Have Been,
Since we Found Each Other's Friendship
And You Took Away My Sin.
Don't Know Much Of How To Pray,
But I Think About You Every day.
So, Jesus, This Is Ben,
Just Checking In Today.'
The minister feeling foolish,
Told Ben that it was fine.
He Told the man that he was welcome
To Pray there anytime.
'It's time to go, and thanks,' Ben said
As he hurried to the door.
Then the minister knelt there at the altar,
Which he'd never done before.
His cold heart melted, warmed with love,
As he met with Jesus there.
As the tears flowed down his cheeks,
He Repeated old Ben's prayer:
'I Just Came By To Tell You, Lord,
How Happy I've Been,
Since We Found Each Other's Friendship
And You Took Away My Sin.
I Don't Know Much Of How To Pray,
But Think About You Every day.
So, Jesus, This Is Me,
Just Checking In Today.'
Past noon one day, the minister noticed
That Old Ben hadn't come.
As more days passed and still no Ben,
He Began to worry some.
At the factory, he asked about him,
Learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried,
But He'd given them a thrill.
The week that Ben was with them,
Brought changes in the ward.
His smiles and joy contagious.
Changed people were his reward.
The Head nurse couldn't understand
Why Ben could be so glad,
When no flowers, calls or cards came,
The minister stayed by his bed,
He Voiced the nurse's concern:
No Friends had come to show they cared.
He had nowhere to turn.
Looking surprised, old Ben spoke up
And with a winsome smile;
'The nurse is wrong, she couldn't know,
He's been here all the while.'
Everyday at noon He comes here,
A dear friend of mine, you see,
He Sits right down and takes my hand,
Leans over and says to me:
'I Just Came By To Tell You, Ben,
How Happy I Have Been,
Since We Found This Friendship,
And I Took Away Your Sin.
I Think About You Always
And I Love To Hear You Pray,
And so Ben, This Is Jesus,
Just checking In Today.'
Monday, June 8, 2015
made no sense to go to church every Sunday. 'I've gone for 30 years now,' he wrote, 'and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.' This started a real controversy in the 'Letters to the Editor' column. Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
'I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some
32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals.
But I do know this... They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my
work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.
Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!'
When you are DOWN to nothing....God is UP to something!
Faith sees the invisible, believes the
incredible and receives the impossible!
Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!
All right, now that you're done reading, send it on!!!
I think everyone should read this!!
When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, 'Jesus, could you
get that for me...... while I forward this message to your children??
IF YOU CANNOT SEE GOD IN ALL, YOU CANNOT SEE GOD AT ALL!
B. I. B. L. E. - simply means: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth!
When u carry "the Bible" Satan has a head ache;
When u open it, he collapses;
When he sees u reading it; he loses his strength,
AND when u stand on the Word of God, Satan can't hurt you!
Do you also know:
When you are about to forward this to others, the devil will discourage you?
Go , Forward it & move forward
Share. Tell people that JESUS Loves them. I have started mine with you.