Category Archives: Church

Joining the Church

We often talk about people “joining the church” when they accept Christ as their savior. Maybe there is nothing wrong with using this term, but it is not how the Bible refers to how new members become a part of … Continue reading

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The Gospel Presented

Have you ever noticed how the gospel was presented to a wide variety of people when the church first came into existence? A quick glance at the book of Acts shows us that God’s plan to save the world through … Continue reading

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Frozen by Fear

Two farmers were talking one hot July day. One of them asked the other, “How is your cotton doing this year?” “I didn’t plant any,” came the answer. “I was afraid of the boll weevil.” “Well, how is your corn?” … Continue reading

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Devoted

Acts 2 records that the Holy Spirit filled the apostles on the day of Pentecost and enabled them to speak the word of God in such a way that everyone could understand in their own native language. Peter explained to … Continue reading

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Clear Communication

A woman showed up for her appointment with a lawyer and got right to the point—“I want to divorce my husband.” To this the attorney replied, “Do you have any grounds?” She answered, “Why yes, we have a couple of … Continue reading

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Have You Heard about Harry?

Two church leaders met on the street one day. One asked the other, “Have you heard about Harry? He embezzled his company out of nearly half a million dollars.” The other man replied, “That’s terrible! I never did trust Harry.” … Continue reading

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No Real Damage

Several years ago a tornado ripped through a small mid-western town. The local newspaper reported on the event, stating that the storm that blew away the Methodist church did no real damage to the town! That’s a scary proposition that … Continue reading

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Important Activity

The Bible uses several illustrations to point out the importance of bringing people to Jesus. In Luke 15:3-7, Jesus tells a parable about a lost sheep. The shepherd leaves the rest of the flock in order to find the one … Continue reading

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All Active

A couple of preachers got together for a cup of coffee one day. During the course of the conversation one minister asked the other, “How many people do you have in your church?” “About 100”, was the reply. “How many … Continue reading

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How to Live a Powerful Life

An energetic and somewhat ornery little boy once tried to get his mother to give him some money in exchange for his good behavior. His mother answered, “Why can’t you be like your father and be good for nothing?” Nobody … Continue reading

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