Whatever

[30 words] Whatever your trial, God sees.Whatever your struggle, God knows.Whatever your cry, God hears.Whatever your difficulty, God cares.Whatever your problem, God understands.Whatever your need, God provides…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or start an Annual Membership and get…

Happy Families

[34 words] What do people consider the greatest source of pleasure in their lives? According to a study conducted for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Corporation, the overwhelming answer is “family,” selected by sixty-three percent of respondents…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church…

He Bought Us Back

[56 words] When sin put us on Satan’s auction block, Jesus bought us back with His own blood. Paul wrote, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). We will never understand that kind of love…How can we not follow a Savior like…

Sunny Side Up

[29 words] A sunrise is God’s way of telling us… …to lighten up,…and brighten up,and start each day anew…to heighten up,…enlighten up,and take the sunny view. Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or start…

Love Beyond Compare

[98 words] I woke one night and looked aboveInto a twinkling starry skyAnd Marveled that God’s endless loveShould come to one as small as I. When there are galaxies up thereWith measurements beyond the mindAnd yet that love beyond compareWas sent instead to humankind. The Heavens march without an endAnd we’re so fragile, and so…

The Sentinel

[93 words] The morning is the gate of day,But ere you enter thereSee that you set to guard it wellThe sentinel of prayer.So shall God’s grace your steps attend,But nothing else pass throughSave what can give the countersign;The Father’s will for you. When you have reached the end of dayWhere night and sleep await,Set there…

Possession

[44 words] Heaven above is softer blueEarth beneath is sweeter green.Something lives in every hue,Christless eyes have never seen.Birds with gladder songs o’erflow,Flowers with deeper beauty shineSince I know as now I knowI am His and He is mine…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use…

The Greatest Man

[63 words] He had no earthly servants, yet they called Him Master.He had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.He had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.He had no army, yet kings feared Him.He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.He was buried in a…

Don’t Wait Too Late

[77 words] A gas station employee working the cash register was swarmed with last minute customers on a holiday weekend. He shook his head in disgust and said to a preacher who was in the line, “It is funny to me that people always wait until the last minute to prepare for a trip they…

Things There Won’t Be at the Judgment

[30 words] • Unbelievers (Philippians 2:10; Revelation 1:5-7)• Material possessions (2 Peter 3:10)• Mistrials (Acts 17:31)• Secrets (Romans 2:16)• Baptisms (Matthew 25:31-46)• Invitation songs (Matthew 25:10)… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or start an Annual Membership and get bulletin…

The Bible is a Library

[32 words] The Bible is an indispensable companion for a complete life. It is carrying a whole library in one volume. It has 66 books, 1,189 chapters, 31,102 verses, 773,746 words, and 3,566,480 letters…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources,…

The Word of God

[44 words] For feelings come and go,And feelings are deceiving;My warrant is the Word of GodNaught else is worth believing.I’ll trust in God’s unchanging Word‘Til soul and body sever;For though all things shall pass away,His Word shall stand forever…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use…

If I Had My Child Over Again I’d …

[82 words] • Finger paint more and point fingers less.• Do less correcting and more connecting.• Take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes.• Take more hikes and fly more kites.• Stop playing serious and more seriously play.• Run through more fields and gaze at more stars.• Do more hugging and less…

What Happened at the Cross of Christ?

[11 words] A life was given.Love was lifted.Sins forgiven.Salvation gifted. Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or start an Annual Membership and get bulletin articles weekly by email, our exclusive Preaching Ideas newsletter, access…

Is This Progress?

[55 words] We have too many men of science, too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount… Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know…

Exactly Like You

[94 words] In her autobiography, Linda Ellerbee, then co-anchor of NBC News Overnight, once received a letter from a little girl that said, “Dear Miss Ellerbee, when I grow up I want to do exactly what you do. Please do it better.” What a thought! Little eyes are watching us, little feet are following us,…

He is Everything to Me

[45 words] In His life, Christ is an example. In His death, He is a sacrifice. In His resurrection, He is a conqueror. In His ascension, He is a king. In His intercession, He is a high priest. Christ is full and sufficient for all his people. John Spencer1630-1693… This content is for Annual and…

From Bibles to Missiles

[37 words] The first great communications revolution followed the invention of the printing press. The first thing they printed was the Bible. The second communications revolution was due to the computer, and the first things computed were missile trajectories…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use…

OT Books in the NT

[33 words] Which Old Testament books are cited the most times in the New Testament? Isaiah (419) Psalms (414) Exodus (240) Genesis (238) Deuteronomy (196) Ezekiel (141) Daniel (133) Jeremiah (125) Leviticus (107) Numbers (73)… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin…

Shortest Verse in the Bible?

[54 words] Many people are familiar with the shortest verse in the Bible, “Jesus wept” (John 11:35). But it’s only the shortest verse in English! In the original Greek, the shortest verse is actually 1 Thessalonians 5:16, “Rejoice always.” John 11:35 contains three Greek words, whereas 1 Thess. 5:16 has only two…. This content is…

Preparing for the Messiah

[50 words] The Old Testament is the story of a nation preparing for a Messiah. The New Testament is the story of a Messiah preparing a nation of believers for God. There are over 200 prophecies in the Old Testament concerning Jesus, and about 30 of them were fulfilled at the crucifixion…. This content is…

The Incomparable Bible

[55 words] The Bible contains: —The Mind of God— The State of Man— The Way of Salvation— The Doom of Sinners— The Happiness of Believers It’s doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, it histories are true, and its decisions are unchangeable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it to…

Cooperation

[47 words] A horse can’t pull while kicking;This fact I merely mention;And he can’t kick while pulling,Which is my chief contention.Let’s imitate the good old horse,And lead a life that’s fitting;Just pull an honest load, and then, There’ll be no time for kicking…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in…

Fingerprints on the Wall

[61 words] Dorothy Evslin observed, “It will be gone before you know it. The fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher. Then suddenly they disappear.” How sad, but how true! We must redeem the time that we have with our children (Ephesians 5:16). We must waste no time in training them in the way…

Best Words

[33 words] Six hundred students at a university were asked to write the most beautiful word in the English language. Four hundred and twenty-two wrote the word mother. One hundred and twelve wrote home…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources,…

Always Abounding

[99 words] Christianity is the abundant life (John 10:10). In what should we abound? 1. In faith (2 Corinthians 8:7) 2. In knowledge (2 Corinthians 8:7) 3. In love (1 Thessalonians 3:12; Matthew 22:37-39; 19:19) 4. In hope (Romans 15:13; Colossians 1:27; Titus 2:13; Lamentations 3:26) 5. In diligence (2 Corinthians 8:7) 6. In every…

Family is the Best Investment

[68 words] Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. Yet, we may pour ourselves more into work than into our own family—an…

How to Settle It

[74 words] When people disagree about how many ounces or pounds something weighs, they can settle the matter by using a scale, the standard of authority. When people disagree about the length of a piece of lumber, they can resolve the disagreement by using a measuring tape, the standard of authority. When people disagree about…

When Will We Have Revival?

[86 words] If all the sleeping folk will wake up, and all the lukewarm folk will fire up, and all the dishonest folk will confess up, and all the disgruntled folk will sweeten up, and all the discouraged folk will cheer up, and all the de- pressed folk will look up, and all the estranged…

What It Means to be a Christian

[93 words] • As members of the body one carries out the will of Christ the head (Colossians 1:18). • As lights in the world one shines forth for Christ the light of the world (John 8:12; Philippians 2:15). • As a soldier one endures hardness for Christ the captain of our salvation (Hebrews 2:10;…

Strong Faith, Young Hearts

[121 words] In New Albany, Mississippi, a young man who starred on the baseball team had a conflict when a game was scheduled on Wednesday night during Bible class. He told his coach, who said, “Play or turn your suit in.” He went to church and the next day took his uniform to turn it…

He Has Not Left That Open to Us

[133 words] “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the devil of hell. You must make your choice.…

God in Our Families

[35 words] Happy moments: praise God (James 5:13).Difficult moments: seek God (Psalm 63:1).Quiet moments: worship God (Psalm 4:4).Painful moments: trust God (Psalm 7:1).Every moment: thank God (Psalm 100:4)…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or start an Annual Membership and…

What’s In It for You?

[92 words] Among the wonderful blessings that result from salvation are these: God remembers forgiven sins no more (ACTS 2:38; HEBREWS 10:17).Rest and peace of mind (MATTHEW 11:28–30; JOHN 16:33).Reconciliation with God (2 CORINTHIANS 5:18–19).The privilege of worshipping God (JOHN 4:24; ACTS 2:42; 20:7; EPHESIANS 5:19).All spiritual blessings (EPHESIANS 1:3).Help in trials and afflictions (ACTS…

What Jesus Offers

[104 words] On January 6, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed Congress about the state of the war in Europe. As he closed, he said that he looked forward to a world founded upon four essential freedoms: • Freedom of speech• Freedom of worship• Freedom from want• Freedom from fear Upon consideration, is not this what…

Train The Children To Have:

[52 words] • Feet that follow.• Legs standing for truth.• Knees that pray.• Hands that serve.• Arms that comfort.• Shoulders that bear.• A head that is sober.• Ears that listen.• Eyes that see needs.• A mind that unites.• A heart that forgives.• A mouth that thirsts for righteousness.• And a voice that praises the Lord.…

How Good is the God We Adore

[56 words] How good is the God we adore!Our faithful, unchangeable friend;his love is as great as his pow’rand knows neither measure nor end. For Christ is the first and the last;his Spirit will guide us safe home;we’ll praise him for all that is pastand trust him for all that’s to come. Joseph Hart… This…

Wonderful Mother

[54 words] God made a wonderful mother,A mother who never grows old;He made her smile of the sunshine,And He molded her heart of pure gold;In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,In her cheeks fair roses you see;God made a wonderful mother,And He gave that dear mother to me. Pat O’Reilly… This content is for…

Now That’s Love

[89 words] Recently in Japan, a man and his nine-year-old daughter were caught in a terrible blizzard. Their car disabled, they began to walk to where they were going. As the storm intensified, the father wrapped his coat around his daughter and hunched over her against a concrete wall to shelter her from the cold.…

Improvement Requires Focus

[78 words] Warren Buffett reads all day to build the knowledge necessary for his investments. Stephen King writes 1000 words a day, 365 days a year. Athlete Eliud Kipchoge makes notes after each training session to establish areas that can be improved. Habits, repeated hundreds of times over years, are powerful. The benefits of these…