Have You Not Read?

[54 words] Jesus was constantly asking people about their Bible reading: “Have you not read…?” (Matthew 12:3) “Have you not read in the law…?” (Matthew 12:5) “Have you not read…?” (Matthew 19:4) “Have you never read…?” (Matthew 21:16) “Have you not read…?” (Matthew 22:31) What about you? Have you not read?… This content is for…

Six Stewardship Principles

[68 words] 1. You reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7). 2. The attitude of the giver is more important than the gift itself (2 Corinthians 9:7). 3. The time to give/commit is now (2 Corinthians 9:5). 4. We must give ourselves to God first (2 Corinthians 8:5). 5. “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew…

Life is a Gift

[63 words] Today before you say an unkind word, think of someone who can’t speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food, think of someone who has nothing to eat. When depressing thoughts seem to get you down, put a smile on your face and remember that you’re alive and still around. Always…

Why Do You Believe That?

[67 words] Most people’s religious beliefs are really not their own, but what they’ve gleaned from others (family, friends, media, co-workers, neighbors, classmates, etc.). The majority will admit they have not taken the time to see what the Bible actually teaches. Frighteningly, all people will one day stand before Almighty God in Judgment based on…

I Forgot to Live

[71 words] First, I was dying to finish high school and start college.And then, I was dying to finish college and start working.And then, I was dying to marry and have children.And then, I was dying for my children to growold enough for school so I could return to work.And then, I was dying to…

The Greatest Thing You Can Do

[69 words] The greatest thinganyone can do forGod and man is pray.It is not the only thing, but is thechief thing. The great people ofearth are the people who pray. I do notmean those who talk about prayer;nor those who say they believe inprayer; nor yet thosewho can explainabout prayer; but Imean those peoplewho take…

Divine Abundance

[45 words] The grasses are clothedAnd the ravens are fedFrom His store;But you, who are lovedAnd guarded and led,How much moreWill He clothe and feed you and give you His care?Then leave it with Him; He has everywhereAmple store. Anonymous… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to…

Eternal Goodness

[67 words] I know not what the future hathOf marvel or surprise,Assured alone that life and death,His mercy underlies: And so beside the Silent SeaI wait the muffled oar;No harm from Him can come to meOn ocean or on shore. I know not where His islands liftTheir fronded palms in air;I only know I cannot…

Broken Toys

[75 words] As children bring their broken toysWith tears for us to mend,I brought my broken dreams to God,Because He was my friend.But then instead of leaving HimIn peace to work alone,I hung around and tried to help,With ways that were my own.At last I snatched them back and cried,“How can you be so slow?””My…

Showing Compassion

[104 words] In Luke 10:30, Jesus teaches the parable of the Good Samaritan. It is interesting to note that the man half dead made no call for help. In verse 33, it says, “But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion.” Maybe…

Dumb Animals?

[81 words] Birds build their nests and rear their young, and so far as is known no bird ever tried to build more nests than its neighbor; no fox ever fretted because he had only one den; no squirrel ever died of anxiety because he had not laid up enough nuts for two or three…

Thankfulness to God

[51 words] I often wonder how God feels at His creation’s ingratitude. How many have felt God’s sunshine, breathed God’s air, been blessed with God’s rain, and yet never stopped to think of—or thank—the Creator of all such? We should be always thankful, always grateful, always appreciative, to our great God. John M. Brown… This…

Encouragement

[53 words] It’s easy to complain. Anyone can do it! It takes a special person to encourage. Complaining focuses on self. Encouragement focuses on others. The world needs encouragement from people who know how to overcome discouragement. God expects you to do that! If you’re a child of God, actively seek to encourage others daily….…

A Little Place

[91 words] “Father, where shall I work today?”And my love flowed warm and free.Then He pointed me out a tiny spotAnd said, “Tend that for Me.”I answered quickly, “Oh no, not there,Why, no one would ever seeNo matter how well my work was done.Not a little place for me!”And the word He spoke, it was…

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 WordTill 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…

What is the Church?

[93 words] A practice field for patience and compassion.A fellowship against loneliness.A resting place.A garden where God comes looking for us.A bathing for washing guilt away.A reflecting pool.An internship for minister-members.A kneeling bench.A rescue mission where God finds us.A laboratory of life.A school instructing those who would fear God.A hospital for healing souls.A cafeteria where…

A Question

[42 words] If I really, really trust Him,Shall I ever fret?If I really do expect Him,Can I e’er forget?If by faith I really see Him,Shall I doubt His aid?If I really, really love Him,Can I be afraid?… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free…

Six Stewardship Principles

[68 words] 1. You reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7). 2. The attitude of the giver is more important than the gift itself (2 Corinthians 9:7). 3. The time to give/commit is now (2 Corinthians 9:5). 4. We must give ourselves to God first (2 Corinthians 8:5). 5. “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew…

If Our Children…

[58 words] …never see us go to Bible study, why should they? …never hear us pray, they will never learn how themselves. …hear bickering or cursing at home, they will do the same when they are grown. …never see us read the Bible, they won’t appreciate its contents either. …hear us complain about the preacher,…

The Source of My Joy

[47 words] In the midst of everything that may be wrong with the world: I am a Christian, my sins are forgiven, and I am on my way home to heaven (Heb. 11:13-16)! It’s the source of my joy (Phil. 3:1; 4:4; 1 Thess. 5:16)!… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please…

Sentence Sermons

[64 words] Gaining Experience: “The best way to move mountains is to begin with molehills and work your way up.” Complaining and Acting: “Too many of us complain that our days are few while acting as if they will never end.” On Trials: “God promises safe landing, not a calm passage.” Acting on Ideas: “An…

Like is Like a Clock

[69 words] Life is like a clock. The hands of time go only forward, never backward. Life is not like a movie. It can never be rerun for a second showing. Life is not like an automobile. It has no reverse gear. Life is not like a pencil. You cannot erase your mistakes. Today is…

Tragic Nature of Bible Ignorance

[97 words] Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno frequently did man-on-the street interviews. Once he stopped some young people to ask them questions about the Bible. “Name one of the Ten Commandments” he asked two college-age women. One replied, “Freedom of speech?” He said to the other, “Complete this sentence: Let he who is without…

A Cry For Light

[82 words] There comes a wail of anguishAcross the ocean wave-It pleads for help, O Christians,Poor dying souls to save. Those far-off heathen natives,Who sit in darkest night,Now stretch their hands imploring,And cry to us for light. We have the blessed gospel;We know its priceless worth;We read the grand old storyOf Christ the Saviour’s birth.…

In Earthern Vessels

[44 words] The dear Lord’s best interpretersAre humble human souls;The gospel of a life like HisIs more than books or scrolls. From scheme and creed the light goes out,The saintly fact survives;The blessed Master none can doubt,Revealed in holy lives. John Greenleaf Whittier… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in…

Who Will You Worship Sunday?

[75 words] The god of Ease? “Had a hard week, gotta get some rest.” The god of Mammon? “Gotta get another dollar.” The god of Popularity? “Company came; gotta stay home with them.” The god of Pleasure? “Only day I have to hunt, fish, golf, swim, ski.” The god of Self-Pride? “They do not treat…

Words That Hurt

[61 words] There are many warnings in the Bible about the consequences of our words. The most powerful is expressed by Jesus. He said, “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken” (Matt. 12:16). Please don’t let your words hurt…

Minders of the Tongue

[28 words] God has given us two ears and one tongue. Also keep in mind that He has set a double fence before the tongue: the teeth and the lips…. 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

A Real Man Builds

[30 words] A real man builds, whether it’s tables and walls, or the church. He knows that anyone can heap mockery and derision on another’s efforts; he will lend a helping hand…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or start…

What Will I Be at Fifty?

[73 words] Some day most of us will meet an old person. He may be grumpy, ill-tempered, and hard to get along with. Or he may be gracious, wise, and helpful. But the good news is that I can choose this person that I must live with, because that person will be me. You and…

A Lovely Light

[80 words] A candle’s but a simple thing…It starts with a just a bit of string,Yet dipped with patient hand,It gathers wax upon the strandUntil, complete and snowy white,It gives a lovely light. Life seems so like that bit of string…Each deed we do, a simple thing,Yet day by day if on life’s standWe work…

Too Busy

[94 words] Too busy to read the Bible,Too busy to wait and pray;Too busy to speak out kindlyTo someone along the way. Too busy with cares and strugglesTo think of the life to come,Too busy building mansionsTo plan for the heavenly home. Too busy to help a brother,Who faces the winter’s blast,Too busy to share…

Radically and Dramatically Changed

[63 words] A Christian is not just somebody who has become nice; he has become new. He doesn’t just turn over a new leaf; he receives a new life. A Christian is not like a tadpole that has become a frog. A Christian is more like a frog who has received the kiss of grace…

What the Bible Contains

[33 words] It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s charter…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin…

Journey Toward Eternity

[49 words] Life is a journey toward eternity. We are on a path. “The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day” (Proverbs 4:18). There are only two destinations (Matthew 7:13-14). This world is not our home (Hebrews 11:13-16)…. This content is for Annual and Lifetime…

Too Busy to Get Old

[80 words] My body may age, but my mind will stay young;I’ve much left to do, many songs to be sung.Many roads to be traveled, much love to express;Many souls that need aid, who are now in distress.I will do what I can, to help brighten your day;I will spread cheer and love as I…

Good Advice

[27 words] WALK like EnochWORSHIP like AbelWORK like NehemiahWEEP like JeremiahOBEY like JobLEAD like MosesPRAY like DanielWIN like PaulLIVE like Christ Robert A. Glass… 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…

The Challenge

[66 words] The challenge comes to Christian men;The world demands new proof again. Material might, with ugly mien,Defies the power of things unseen. The church, the Book, must stand the test,To show the world God’s truth is best. The cause of Christ must suffer loss, If Christian men bear not the cross. No longer words…

During the New Year May You Have…

[68 words] …Enough happiness to keep you sweet….Enough trials to keep you strong….Enough sorrow to keep you human….Enough hope to keep you happy….Enough failure to keep you humble….Enough success to keep you eager….Enough friends to give you comfort….Enough wealth to meet your needs….Enough enthusiasm to make you look forward to tomorrow….Enough determination to make each…

Pass the Good Word

[28 words] When you hear a kind word spoken about a friend, pass it along (Proverbs 3:27; Galatians 6:10). If it’s a negative word, keep it to yourself…. 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…