Tag Archives: salvation

Let’s Be the Church!

We have a theme for the new year at Vanceburg Christian Church—“God’s 2020 Vision for the Church”. This year we will focus on what the Bible says about the church. In January, we have a 3-week series of sermons planned. … Continue reading

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Sorry!

I once found a drawing that someone had made on the white board in a room where I teach a Wednesday night class at church. The drawing appeared to have been made by a child in elementary school. The problem … Continue reading

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Window of Opportunity

Sometimes you can be late and get away with it; sometimes you can’t. According to the Associated Press, near midnight on the evening of June 30, 1997, United Airlines flight 728 from Chicago was bound for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and as … Continue reading

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Accepting the Pardon

About the year 1830, a man named George Wilson killed a man. Wilson was tried, convicted and sentenced to be hanged. However, President Andrew Jackson sent him a pardon. But Wilson did a strange thing. He refused to accept the … Continue reading

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Offering Hope

Years ago a submarine was accidently rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank immediately, trapping its entire crew at the bottom of the ocean. Every effort was made to rescue the crew, but all attempts ended … Continue reading

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Safe Here

Many years ago there was a coal miner in northeastern Pennsylvania whose job was to inspect the mine before the other miners came down. He would check the mine for deadly methane gas. Only after he had determined that the … Continue reading

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This Is the Way

E. Stanley Jones tells of a missionary who got lost in an African jungle—nothing around him but bush and a few cleared places. He found a native hut and asked the native if he could lead him out of the … Continue reading

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Lifeline

Many years ago a sailor at sea fell overboard. Someone quickly threw a rope to the man, who caught hold of it just before the ship passed by him. He knew that he must hold on to the rope with … Continue reading

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Are You Ready?

I have heard that there is an old tombstone in a cemetery in Indiana which bears the following epitaph: Pause Stranger when you pass me by, As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you … Continue reading

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Parable of the Birds

There once was a flock of birds who forgot to fly south for the winter. Now it was late in December and it was getting awfully cold. God loved those birds and didn’t want them to freeze, so he sent … Continue reading

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