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…

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…

Ten Ways to Love

[70 words] 1. Listen without interrupting (Proverbs 18).2. Speak without accusing (James 1:19).3. Give without sparing (Proverbs 21:26).4. Pray without ceasing (Colossians 1:9).5. Answer without arguing (Proverbs 17:1).6. Share without pretending (Ephesians 4:15).7. Enjoy without complaining (Philippians 2:14).8. Trust without wavering (1 Corinthians 13:7).9. Forgive without punishing (Colossians 3:13).10. Promise without forgetting (Proverbs 13:12). BulletinDigest.com……

A Step Too Late

[43 words] Elisha Gray was almost known as the father of the telephone, but Alexander Graham Bell beat him to the patent office by just a few hours! As Christians, what a reminder to run our race to obtain the prize (1 Cor. 9:24)! BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please…

Longest Book in the Bible?

[32 words] Psalms is often said to be the longest book in the Bible due to having the largest number of verses. But when Hebrew words are counted, Jeremiah comes in as the lengthiest! BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin…

The Yielded Life

[87 words] What is a Yielded Life?’Tis one at God’s command,For Him to mold, to form, to use,Or to do with it as He may choose,Resistless in His hand. What is a Yielded Life?A life whose only will,When into blest subjection brought—In every deed and aim and thought,Seeks just to do His will. What is…

Get Going!!!

[79 words] “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” (Matt. 28:18)“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Go – with any means that you’ve gotGo – by any way that you canGo – with any medium you oughtGo – to every woman and man Go –…

God the Omniscient

[70 words] There is an Eye that never sleepsBeneath the wing of night;There is an Ear that never shutsWhen sink the beams of light. There is an Arm that never tiresWhen human strength gives way;There is a Love that never failsWhen earthly loves decay. That Eye unseen o’erwatcheth all;That Arm upholds the sky;That Ear doth…

Through the Maze

[46 words] He leads us onThrough all the unquiet years;Past all our dreamland hopes, and doubts, and fearsHe guides our steps. Through all the tangled mazeOf sin, of sorrow, and o’erclouded daysWe know His will is done,And still He leads us on. Anonymous… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in…

Mother’s Day is Remembrance Day

[92 words] We pause on the path of the yearTo pay honor and worshipful tributeTo the Mother our heart holds dear…For, whether here or in heaven,Her love is our haven and guide,For always the memory of MotherIs a beacon light shining inside…Time cannot destroy her memoryAnd years can never eraseThe tenderness and the beautyOf the…

Appreciating Mother

[66 words] Not until I became a mother did I understand how much my mother had sacrificed for me. Not until I became a mother did I feel how hurt my mother was when I disobeyed. Not until I became a mother did I know how proud my mother was when I achieved.Not until I…

A Proverb to Ponder

[136 words] Now, not all our attenders are members, and not all our members are attenders, but if all our attenders were members, and all our members were attenders… THEN…we’d have more trouble menders, more gospel defenders and more true soul winners! BUT…we’d have fewer people offenders, fewer spiritual hinderers and fewer religious pretenders! SO…let…

Marriage Means Being In Love for Life

[96 words] Marriage is love walking hand in hand together. It’s laughing with each other about silly little things, and learning to discuss big things with care and tenderness. In marriage, love is trusting each other when you’re apart. It’s getting over disappointments and hurts, knowing that these are present in all relationships. It’s the…

Tell Me Again How Great I Am

[72 words] Movie star Joan Crawford is said to have hired an assistant to stay by her side on movie sets to whisper compliments in her ear between takes. It is clear that the human desire for self-glorification is never-ending! However, by both word and deed, Jesus the Christ encourages us to deny ourselves, take…

Never Too Late

[59 words] American folk artist Anna Mary Robertson Moses (better known as Grandma Moses) began painting at the age of 78. She completed more than one thousand oil paintings depicting farm life and the rural countryside she knew so well. What a great lesson! It is never too late to start a new venture, especially…

The World is Hard to Please

[45 words] Once while traveling, movie star Charlie Chaplin came across a Chaplin look-a-like competition. On a whim he decided to enter, and came in third. Just goes to show you that even when you are doing everything right, the world is hard to please! BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only!…

Going Down with the Ship

[95 words] One of the most extraordinary acts of heroism occurred on February 3, 1943. The U.S.S. Dorchester was hit by a German torpedo and began to sink in the frigid waters off Greenland. When it became clear that there were not enough life jackets to go around, four United States Army chaplains on board…

How Fragile is Life!

[58 words] Newly-elected U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt almost lost his life on February 15, 1933. Fortunately for Roosevelt a spectator altered the gunman’s aim. However, the by-standing Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, the bullet struck and killed him instead. the Bible’s reminder that life is like a vapor ever proves true (James 4:14; Psa. 39:5).…

When It Seems All Is Lost

[73 words] When it seems all is lost…remember that the Creator sees us (Job 34:21; Psalm 33:13-15; Heb. 4:13). When it seems all is lost…remember that this world is not all that there is (Job 1:6; 2:1; 16:19; Rev. 21:3-4;  Matt. 25:46). When it seems all is lost…remember that our Redeemer lives (Job 19:25; Heb.…

Contentment, Not Accomplishment

[51 words] “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). This has to do with our ability to be content in all things, regardless of circumstances, not about our ability to accomplish all the things we set out to do. The verse is about contentment, not about accomplishment. Dwight FuquaFindlay church…

What Can We Do to Prevent Apostasy?

[143 words] We need to appoint and support faithful elders who will properly oversee the flock (Acts 20:28-32). We need to be busy now training other leaders to take their place. Consider Joshua’s training and the influence it wielded (Joshua 24:31). We need to learn again proper respect for the Word of God (Psalm 119:9-16).…

Delight

[127 words] To “delight” in something is to experience great pleasure. It is to be pleased by someone or something. Scripture tells us that God delights in His Son (cf. Isa. 42:1; Matt. 3:17). In like fashion, we should too! Knowing and following the Son of God, Jesus the Christ, should delight those of us…

Please Pass the Bread

[85 words] According to the Bible: • Consuming bread is for nourishment (2 Cor. 9:10) • Receiving bread with the right attitude brings satisfaction (Pro. 20:13) • Enjoying bread lifts one’s spirit (Psa. 104:15) • Dealing with bread is a daily endeavor (Matt. 6:11) • Breaking bread indicates fellowship (Acts 2:42, 46) • Sharing bread…

Without

[121 words] Without Jesus as the FOUNDATION, the structure of righteousness is built on sand.  Without the TEACHINGS of the NEW TESTAMENT, the body of Christ has no guide to direct in a dark world.  Without BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP properly in place, the body of Christ is no longer, each member going his own way, doing…

That Little Extra

[143 words] At 211 degrees water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling comes steam. Steam when channeled correctly can re-move stains, kill weeds, disinfects, and can even power an engine. One degree makes all the difference. In the Bible Jesus states, (Mat 5:40-41), “If someone wants to sue you in order…

The Endurance Test

[68 words] 1. “He that endureth to the end shall be saved.” (Matthew 10:22) 2. “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9) 3. “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that…

“Listen” to the Sky

[64 words] Each and every shining starTestifies from vast afarAll the planets do agreeThe moon joins in with unityThe marching clouds e’er proclaimAs does the sun with heat and flameThe brilliant sky and all beyondShouts “it’s through God that we spawned” “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork”…

Home Without A Bible

[68 words] What is home without a Bible?Tis a home where day is night.Starless night, for over life’s pathwayHeaven can shed no kindly light. What is home without a Bible?Tis a home where daily breadFor the body is provided,But the soul is never fed. What is home without a Bible?Tis a family out at sea,Compass…