A prominent preacher was delayed in getting to a meeting. Seeing this, Satan got there first and told the people he was the substitute. He opened the pulpit Bible, read a text, and proceeded to preach. The scheduled preacher finally arrived, recognized Satan in the pulpit, and was amazed to hear him declaring evangelical truth.
I was reading a recent article in Christianity Today (April 2002, about Oprah Winfrey. The article title states, “With a congregation of 22 million viewers, Oprah Winfrey has become one of the most influential spiritual leaders in America. The very thought makes me nauseated. On September 23rd, in the wake of 9/11, at Yankee Stadium,
by Dr. Joe McKeeverFirst Baptist Church, Kenner, Louisiana I have two brothers with diabetes, so when I came down with some of the same symptoms, my first thought was to have the doctor check me out. “Your blood sugar is fine,” she said. “You do not have diabetes.” Reading the fine print on some medical
– Tim Sims, Martin Wroe, Adrian Reith 101 Things To Do During a Dull Sermon, is hilarious, from Kregel. Just pray your congregation doesn’t get it. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors.
Kregel. In this little book, you’ll find fresh, effective, pointed sentences – from Scripture, contemporary thought and sages from the past. They will jog your mind and possibly ignite a great thought for a sermon, church sign, bulletin, or newsletter. They can be used, but the publisher asks that you acknowledge them when you do
An A-Z of the Funniest, Wisest and most Poignant Stories, Proverbs, Jokes and One-liners – John and Mark Stibbe. Kregel. This book is a great collection from two British communicators. You can use these in sermons, speeches, newsletters or just for fun. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to
12 New Testament Pictures of the Christian Life – Warren Wiersbe. Kregel. Using twelve symbolic pictures of common things from the New Testament, Dr. Wiersbe reminds us that the Christian life is not intended to be mundane. This book would make a great series for your Wednesday night prayer meeting study or for a small
– Dr. Robert Gromacki. Kress Publications. Excellent commentaries that have been out of print for years. Kress Publications has done us all a favor by reprinting these rich commentaries. You’ll find commentaries on 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, Colossians & Philemon, 1 Timothy and Hebrews. They are valuable resources for any preacher. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is
– Patrick L. Clements, Kregel. If you are going into a building program, buy this book. There are many helpful insights, warnings and steps to help you through the process. Most of us in ministry know nothing about buildings, so we need all the help we can get. A worthy investment. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online
I want to recommend several books I’ve found helpful in teaching our church about stewardship, giving and tithing. You’ll find all of them to be great resources as you teach your people to trust God with their resources. We have given a copy of The Treasure Principle to every lay leader in our congregation. As
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October 15Billy Graham begins his ministry, 1949American missionary martyr Jim Elliot wrote in his journal: ‘”They shall mount up with wings as eagles” (Isa. 40:31). These wings are not so typical of purity as they are of power — strength to live above snares and everything else…Thanks for wings, Lord.’ 1948 October 20Birth of American