Alcohol in the USA

[86 words] Alcohol costs $239 billion dollars more a year than its taxes bring in. Each year, it is involved in the following:40 percent of the homicides.25 percent of suicides. Suicide is 120 times more prevalent in alcoholics.28 percent of all traffic-related deaths.50 percent of all liver-related deaths.5.9 percent of all global deaths.35 percent of…

Because of Sin

[78 words] Our Lord arrived at the Garden with darkness in full array, He poured out His heart to the Father, as He fell on His face to pray.He was carrying a heavy burden, And from it He must not run. With love He promised faithfullynot My will, but Yours be done.The cup of the…

To Die is Gain

[61 words] If for me to live is money — then to die is loss.If for me to live is self — then to die is loss.If for me to live is ambition — then to die is loss.If for me to live is sin — then to die is loss.But if for me to…

What is Sin?

[38 words] • Sin is a violation of the conscience (Romans 14:23).• Sin is knowing to do good, and not doing it (James 4:17).• Sin is breaking God’s law (1 John 3:4).• Sin is unrighteousness (failing to keep God’s commands) (1 John 5:17). House to House, Heart to HeartVol. 26, No. 3… This content is…

History in Genesis

[39 words] Out of the 4,100 years of recorded history in the Bible, over one-half of it (2,286 years) is recorded in the book of Genesis. About 2,000 years of that is covered in the first 11 chapters of Genesis. BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register…

Teach Me to Obey

[48 words] I do not ask to understandThe way Thou leadest me,But this I ask: Teach me to doThe thing that pleases Thee.I want to know Thy guiding voice,To walk with Thee each day.Dear Master make me swift to hearAnd ready to obey…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in…

God Cares

[73 words] God cares!How sweet the strain!My aching heart and weary brainAre rested by the sweet refrain,—He cares, our Father cares! God cares!Oh, sing the songIn lonely spot, amid the throng;’Twill make the way less hard and long,—He cares, our Father cares! God cares!The words so sweetMy lips and life shall e’er repeat,My burdens all…

Not I

[36 words] Not I, but ChristBe honored, loved, exalted;Not I, but ChristBe seen, be known, be heard;Not I, but ChristIn every look and action;Not I, but ChristIn every thought and word. Anonymous… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or start…

Everything We Need

[52 words] God doesn’t give us everything we want, but every good thing we need He provides. And so it alway will be. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17). BulletinDigest.com… This…

Truth About Character

[81 words] It has been said that a man’s character is like a fence. It cannot be strengthened by whitewash. That is why Jesus told the religious elite of His day that they were like “whitewashed tombs” (Matt. 23:27). They looked good on the outside, but were full of death and decay on the inside.…

Preach the Word, Church!

[66 words] Jesus tells us that He is the way, the truth, and the life, and no man comes to the Father but by Him (John 14:6). How does the world learn about Jesus? Through the truth of God’s word (John 8:32; 17:17). Who is going to take it to the world? The church  (Ephesians…

Purity of Heart

[45 words] Blest are the pure in heart,For they shall see our God;The secret of the Lord is theirs;Their soul is His abode.Still to the lowly soulHe doth Himself impart,And for His service and His throneSelects the pure in heart. John Keble1792-1866… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or…

Never Too Old!

[55 words] When the famous French painter Henri Matisse was in his 80’s, he could no longer sit up to paint on a canvas, so he attached a brush to a long stick and painted while lying in bed. Christians, we should never let age nor challenges stop us from serving the Lord (Gal. 6:9)!…

My Prayer

[49 words] My life must touch a million lives in some way ere I goFrom this dear world of struggle to the land I do not know.So this wish I always wish, the prayer I ever pray:Let my life help the other lives it touches by the way! Author UnknownBulletinDigest.com… This content is for Annual…

What is Love?

[33 words] It is silence when your words would hurt,Patience when your neighbor is curt,Deafness when the scandal flows,Thoughtfulness for another’s woes,Promptness when stern duty calls, and,Courage when misfortune falls. Selected… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or start an…

Bible Study is Hard Work

[74 words] Most of us want our Bibles to give us simple black-and-white bumper sticker quotes, often because we don’t want to do the hard work of living with the Bible and letting God shape us in an ongoing engagement with these powerful words. Study the Bible! “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God,…

Trying to Spell God

[86 words] Poet Edwin Anderson Robinson once wrote, “The world is not a prison house but a kind of kindergarten, where millions of bewildered infants are trying to spell God with the wrong blocks.” That may be true of people who don’t look to the Bible for the “right blocks,” but those who trust God’s…

What the Lord is to Me (from the Psalms)

[120 words] The LORD is my rock and my fortress (Psa. 18:2). He is my solid foundation and will never let me down. The LORD is my shepherd (Psa. 23:1). He is my provider and guide through life. The LORD is my light (Psa. 27:1). He is my revealer of all truth. The LORD is…

Love the Unknown?

[111 words] The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom. These are exhortations from Proverbs. In addition to that, he who loves instructions loves knowledge (Prov. 12:1). What this translates to is this: he who loves the Lord will take time to know the Lord, learn from His will and apply…

A Christian Pledge of Allegiance

[33 words] I pledge allegiance to the Fatherof the united saints of the kingdom,and to the Redeemerby Whom we stand,one Body, unified in Spirit,indivisible,with liberty and charity for all Author Unknown… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or start an…

The Time to Trust

[27 words] When nothing whereon to lean remains,When strongholds crumble to dust;When nothing is sure but that God still reigns,That is just the time to trust…. 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…

Special Times

[72 words] There are times when we let favors go unmentioned.When we leave a warm and loving word unsaid,There are times when we forget our kind intentions,When we’re wrapped up in our private world instead– But though we often fail to show our feelings,We hope the ones we love will somehow know–And that’s why there…

Take Time

[100 words] Take time to laughIt is the music of the soul.Take time to thinkIt is the source of power.Take time to playIt is the source of perpetual youth.Take time to readIt is the fountain of wisdom.Take time to prayIt is the greatest power on earth.Take time to love and be lovedIt is a God-given…

The Unerring Guide

[71 words] I have a proved, unerring Guide,Whose love I’m loth to grieve;He brings me golden promisesMy heart can scare receive;He leaders me, and hope and cheerDoth for my path provide,For dreary nights and days of drought:Have you not so sure a Guide?Quench not the faintest whisperThat the heavenly dove may bring;He seeks with holy…

Teach Me to Obey

[48 words] I do not ask to understandThe way Thou leadest me,But this I ask: Teach me to doThe thing that pleases Thee.I want to know Thy guiding voice,To walk with Thee each day.Dear Master, make me swift to hearAnd ready to obey Author Unknown… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please…

Beauty and Substance

[87 words] Beauty is skin deep, but it does not even exist at skin level when a woman of beauty fails to understand her role in the Lord’s eyes. She is like a ring of gold in the snout of a pig because she lacks discretion (cf. Prov. 11:22). What does “discretion” mean in this…

Have You Stumbled?

[78 words] Stumbling is considered a bad omen in many countries. When Napoleon’s horse stumbled as he led his army to attack Russia in 1812 many of the French soldiers thought they should immediately turn back. Napoleon continued the advance, but it turned out his soldiers were right. When it comes to faith, stumbling is…

Thieves of Time

[28 words] Dwelling on past mistakes…Failing to make decisions…Failing to follow through on plans…Procrastinating…Laziness…Not sticking to the task at hand…Doubting God’s ability to help…… 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…

It’s All About the Lord

[49 words] The Lord’s people,having been baptized with the Lord’s baptism,cleansed with the Lord’s blood,and added to the Lord’s body,gather around the Lord’s table,in the Lord’s name,upon the Lord’s day,to remember the Lord’s death and resurrection,until the Lord comes. Are you the Lord’s? Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY… This content is for Annual and…

Self Improvement Requires a Better Model

[45 words] Regarding improvement, Oliver Goldsmith once said, “People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.” How true! That’s why God gave us the perfect model to follow (Rom. 8:29) instead of the example of the world (Rom. 12:2). BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only!…

HEAVEN is a place of…

[6 words] HealingEternityAbundanceVictoryExcellenceNewness Edd Sterchi… 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 to thousands of online articles, searchable by subject, length, and author,…

That’s a Lot of Veins

[41 words] If the human circulatory system of veins, arteries, and capillaries were laid out flat it would stretch over 100,000 miles. That would circle the earth four times! Indeed, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) by God the Creator! BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in…

Eating Poison

[57 words] Late in the 19th century, some people who were worried about freckles, blackheads, and other maladies ate Dr. James P. Campbell’s Safe Arsenic Complexion Wafers. Imagine eating poison to cure some ailment! Yet many people consume false doctrines every day that claim to “cure,” such as the so-called “sinner’s prayer,” which is nowhere…

Followers of Christ

[42 words] First Thessalonians 1:6-8 demonstrates three qualities of the Thessalonian Christians as they “became followers of Christ.” They EMBRACED the word of God (1:6), they became EXAMPLES to other believers (1:7), and they were active in EVANGELISM (1:8). BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to…

A Congregation Grows When…

[98 words] Each member has a deep concern for the lost.Each member enters into the worship service with much feeling and enthusiasm.Each member is interested in an aggressive Bible School program.Each teacher is interested in improving his or her teaching ability.Each elder and deacon is dedicated to the work.Each member is personally involved in the…

What Is Love?

[41 words] It is silence—when your words would hurt.It is patience—when your neighbor’s curt.It is deafness—when a scandal flows.It is thoughtfulness—for other’s woes.It is promptness—when stern duty calls.It is courage—when misfortune falls. BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or…

Peace from Pain

[53 words] When days are rough, and times seem tough,And we’re ‘neath much stress and strain;Just trust the Lord, and heed His WordAnd He’ll bring peace from the pain. Peace from pain we will gain,He has promised, and will bring;He will employ eternal joyAnd peace from pain will spring. Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY……

A Grain of Wheat

[80 words] Except a grain of wheat should die,It remains alone, a single grain,Except we put our Self to death,We cannot our Lord’s harvest gain.  He lived, He loved, Gave All for us,So planted He His “Grain of Corn,”For Him, for us the harvest comes,For death has died and Life is born.  Jesus urges us…

God Who Made the Earth

[79 words] God, who made the earth,the air, the sky, the sea,who gave the light its birth,careth for me. God, who made the grass,the flower, the fruit, the tree,the day and night to pass,careth for me. God, who made the sun,the moon, the stars, is hewho, when life’s clouds come on,careth for me. God, who…

How Gentle God’s Commands

[82 words] How gentle God’s commands!How kind his precepts are!Come, cast your burdens on the LordAnd trust his constant care. Beneath his watchful eye,His Saints securely dwell;That hand which bears all nature upShall guard his children well. Why should this anxious loadPress down your weary mind?Haste to your Heav’nly Father’s throneAnd sweet refreshment find. His…