Choir: A group of people whose singing allows the rest of the congregation to lip-sync.
Holy Water: A liquid whose chemical formula is H2OLY.
Hymn: A song of praise, usually sung in a key three octaves higher than that of the congregation’s range.
Incense: Holy Smoke!
Jesuits: An order of priests known for their ability to found colleges with good basketball teams.
Jonah: The original “Jaws”… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 26, 2010 at 3:53pm —
Prayer for the Brokenhearted
whose love restores
the brokenhearted of this world:
pour out your love,
we beseech you,
upon those who feel
lonely, abandoned, or unloved.
Strengthen their hope
to meet the days ahead;
give them the courage
to form life-giving friendships;
and bless them with the joy
of your eternal peace.
Added by Kevin on February 25, 2010 at 5:08pm —
Running In The Right Direction
READ: John 6:53-69
Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” —John 6:68
One of the most difficult experiences in my years as a pastor was telling a member of our church that her husband, her son, and her father-in-law had all drowned in a boating accident. I knew the news would shatter her life.
In the days following their tragic loss, I was amazed as she and her… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 24, 2010 at 4:26pm —
This is a question:
How can you see great sight through a Prophetic Eye and not see the snake in your garden?
Added by Prophetess Karen Knight on February 24, 2010 at 2:25pm —
THE FINGER OF GOD
Pastor Joshua ‘Kunle Obasa… Continue
Added by Dr Joshua 'Kunle Obasa on February 23, 2010 at 7:26pm —
My sheep recognize my voice; I know them, and they follow me (John 10:27, NLT).
The story is told of a famous actor who was at a social gathering one evening. A clergyman asked him to recite the 23rd Psalm. The actor, a famous and eloquent star of stage and screen, agreed on one condition -- that the clergyman, a man in his eighties who had served God faithfully and humbly for half a century, would also recite the… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 23, 2010 at 4:41pm —
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
—1 Peter 5:8
You have probably seen it on television at one time or another: some lions are hanging out, soaking in the rays, when along come the antelope. You can almost read the lions' thoughts as they size them up: Let's see, which one are we going to eat today? There is usually that lone antelope lagging behind all the rest by about 20 feet… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 22, 2010 at 2:47pm —
Bloodless Revolution At Berkeley!
Put on the peace that comes from the Good News (Ephesians 6:15, NLT).
It was an eventful week in 1966 at the University of California in Berkeley.
The president of the university was fired by the board of regents during the turbulent days of student revolution. They had reason to believe that he had communist ties.
All the college campuses in California erupted in anger and violence, but the… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 19, 2010 at 1:04pm —
How Did You...?
Swami Mahahaharaj: Tickle, how did you gain all your wisdom?
Tickel Nhat Hahn: By listening. A person learns much more by listening than by speaking.
Swami Mahahaharaj: I'm sorry. What?
Added by Kevin on February 18, 2010 at 5:55pm —
God Can Make You Strong
"Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded" (2 Chronicles 15:7).
God had done great things for King Asa and Judah, but yet they were a feeble folk. Their feet were very tottering in the ways of the LORD, and their hearts very hesitating, so that they had to be warned that the LORD would be with them while they were with Him, but that if they forsook Him He would leave them. They were also reminded of the sister… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 17, 2010 at 1:42pm —
Prayer for Grace
Glorified art Thou, O Lord my God! I beseech Thee by Thy Chosen Ones, and by the Bearers of Thy Trust, and by Him Whom Thou hast ordained to be the Seal of Thy Prophets and of Thy Messengers, to let Thy remembrance be my companion, and Thy love my aim, and Thy face my goal, and Thy name my lamp, and Thy wish my desire, and Thy pleasure my delight.
I am a sinner, O my Lord, and Thou art the Ever-Forgiving. As soon as I recognized Thee, I hastened to attain… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 16, 2010 at 4:36pm —
Added by Dr Joshua 'Kunle Obasa on February 14, 2010 at 4:10pm —
Send The Light
READ: Philippians 2:12-18
Become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world. —Philippians 2:15
American businessman Mark Bent has spent $250,000 to develop and manufacture an affordable solar-powered flashlight. Thousands have been distributed free or at low cost to people living in African refugee camps. One daily solar charge provides… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 12, 2010 at 1:58pm —
I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so sha ll I be saved from mine enemies.
When Charlie was a boy, he used to dream of being like his favorite comic book hero. With super powers, Charlie knew he'd be unstoppable. No one could pick on him, no one could tell him what to do, and everybody would love him. As he grew older, Charlie grew sad to realize that no superhero life lay in his future. Superheroes were just myths. Then, one day, Charlie found a… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 11, 2010 at 6:22pm —
What Defines Your Future?
"You will also declare a thing, and it shall be established…"
(Job 22:28, NKJ)
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
In the Old Testament there was an Israelite woman who was about to give birth. She had just heard that the Ark of the Covenant that housed God's presence had been stolen. She was so upset about it that she named her baby boy Ichabod, which means "the glory has departed." Notice what she… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 10, 2010 at 1:51pm —
No Bird Nest In Your Hair
We can be confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will (1 John 5:14, NLT).
Whenever we yield to temptation in our Christian walk, it just takes a small reminder of God's greatness, love, forgiveness and faithfulness to bring us back on track.
A distraught young woman whose fiancé had died of cancer once came to me for counsel. She was angry at God. As we reviewed… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 9, 2010 at 5:09pm —
A Clash of Wills (Part Two) by Barbara Rainey Isaiah 41:10
"'Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.'"
The next two months were hard ones for me. I prayed and I cried and I read Scripture-falling asleep in the middle of verses. I told God I would obey and follow Him, but it took a long time for my feelings to catch up. Then I heard a story about Glenn Cunningham, a famous track star of the 1930s who overcame a doctor's prediction when… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 8, 2010 at 11:57am —
OF COURSE I'M A CHRISTIAN... I THINK
When I was in college, I got on a dorm elevator one Saturday night to go up to my room on the 19th floor. Two people were on the elevator. They were both wearing medium-sized cross necklaces. I looked at their necklaces and asked them if they were Christians. They looked at me with an incredulous expression and answered, "Of course!" I thought their response was a little strange. It was almost as if they were saying, "What else would we be? We are… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 5, 2010 at 3:06pm —
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
Ruth attended every church function held, and she never refused to pitch in when there was work to do. She gave liberally of money, time, and talent. There was nothing she would not do for her church. Even so, she found that others did not welcome here or invite her to join in their special functions. One day she complained to the people she was… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 4, 2010 at 4:10pm —
A Revelation In Jerusalem
Why are you looking in a tomb for someone who is alive? He isn't here! He has risen from the dead! (Luke 24:5-6, NLT).
Sometime ago while visiting Jerusalem, I sat inside the tomb in which it is believed the body of our Lord Jesus Christ was laid on the day of His crucifixion.
I had gone to this garden tomb with a great sense of excitement. Somehow I felt that my wonderful Savior and Lord would meet me there in… Continue
Added by Kevin on February 3, 2010 at 1:54pm —