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…

More Than We Ask

[107 words] I asked for just a crumb of bread.Within His banquet-hall he spreadA bounteous feast on every side-My hungry soul was satisfied. I asked for just a ray of lightTo guide me through the gloomy night,And lo, there shone along my wayThe noon-tide glory of the day. I asked for just a little aid,As…

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…

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…

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…

No Worries

[173 words] I’ve no time to worry about what I’ve not.I’m too busy praising Him for what I’ve got…Like the sunshine around me; the honey bees;The shade of an oak tree; an afternoon breeze;The birds when they’re singing; the fish when they bite;The rest that’s so welcome when day turns to night. I’ve no time…

His Presence Came Like Sunrise

[126 words] I met God in the morning,When my day was at its best,?And His presence came like sunrise,Like a glory in my breast. All day long the presence lingered;All day long He stayed with me;And we sailed in perfect calmnessO’er a very troubled sea. Other ships were blown and battered,Other ships were sore distressed,But…

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…

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…

Gossip

[114 words] First, someone told it,Then the room could not hold it,So busy tongues rolled itTill they got it outside. Then the crowd came across it,They stretched it and tossed it,And never once lost it,Till it grew long and wide. This lie brought forth others,Evil sisters and brothers,And fathers and mothers,A terrible crew. As headlong…

According to You

[106 words] The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are read by more than a few. But the one most read and commented on is the Gospel according to you. You are writing a gospel, a chapter a day,By the things that you do and the words that you say. Men read what you…

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…

Take a Moment to Listen

[116 words] Take a moment to listen todayTo what your children are trying to say;Listen today, whatever you doOr they won’t be there to listen to you. Listen to their problems, listen for their needsPraise their smallest triumphs, praise their smartest deeds;Tolerate their chatter, amplify their laughter,Find out what’s the matter, find out what they’re…

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…

The Family

[65 words] The family is like a book—The children are the leaves,The parents are the coversThat protecting beauty gives. At first the pages of the bookAre blank and purely fair,But time soon writes memoriesAnd paints pictures there. Love is the little golden claspThat bindeth up the trust;O, break it not, lest all the leavesShould scatter…

Living It Day by Day

[161 words] She sat alone in an old people’s home,Lonely and old and gray;She wished that someone, just anyone,Would call on her that day.Did you? He lay for days on his hospital bed;The hours were long and hard.He wished someone, just anyone,Would send him a cheery card.Did you? He was far from home on foreign…

They Burned the Truth

[70 words] They burned Truth in the marketplace,And thought their work complete;But next day, with a smiling face,They met it on the street. They threw it in a dungeon damp,And thought it was no more;But lo, it walked with lighted lampAmong them as before. They scorned and ostracized it,And ordered it to depart;But still it…

What of Tomorrow?

[52 words] I do not know what still awaits,Or what the morrow brings;But with the glad salute of faith,I hail its opening wings!For this I know – that in my LordShall all my needs be met;And I can trust the heart of himWho has not failed me yet. Author Unknown… This content is for Annual…

Keys to Satisfaction

[18 words] Move your bodyEngage your mindFill your heartAnd you will findLasting joyOf every kind 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…

The Grace of God

[84 words] He gives me hope and courageTo face each newborn day.He guides me through the shadowsTo light and show the way. He comforts and sustains meIn times of my distress.His Word gives me solaceTo find true happiness. He’s willing to forgive meWhen I may go astray.He says He’ll always love meAnd does my fears…

God’s Church

[66 words] Most people think a church is built Of brick and wood and stoneAnd after Sunday servicesStands empty and alone. But God’s own church is made of souls Who spread both far and wideThe story of His wondrous loveAnd Jesus crucified. A living church — a family royal; With Christ the King to reign.Which after stone and…

The Power of Prayer

[74 words] A breath of prayer in the morningMeans a day of blessings sure —A breath of prayer in the eveningMeans a night of rest secure. A breath of prayer in our weaknessMeans a clasp of a rock-steady HandA breath of prayer when we’re lonelyMeans Someone to understand. A breath of prayer in rejoicingGives joy…

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…

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 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…

Joy Is My Strength

[90 words] The joy of my salvation is my strength.It is a joy that makes my heart glad.It is a joy that sets me apart from others.It is a joy that witnesses to the world.It is a joy that makes me want to sing and shout!It is a joy that delights in spiritual things.It is…

Making God Second Best

[137 words] I’m always prompt to punch the clock;I never miss a date,But when I go to worship God,I’m usually always late.I wouldn’t think of leaving work,To visit brother Fred;I just wait ‘til Sunday comes,And forsake the church instead.I never miss a day at work;Perfection’s what I seek;But I miss the worship of my God,Once…

Love That Lives

[122 words] From day to day, from heart to heart There lives the hope of a love apart— Apart from the commonplace, content That this is a gift that God has sent.A love that builds, from day to day, A sense of worthiness, and not dismay A bit of heaven, a bit of home — …

A House is Not a Home

[94 words] A house is not a home; it is many things.It is a kitchen stove on which a kettle sings. It is a table set with care and loving thoughtWhere conversations dear and fellowships are wrought. It is a well-worn chair beneath shaded light,Or perhaps a cherished book by a log fire at night. …

Revelation

[101 words] If all my days were summer, could I knowThe meaning of my Lord’s “made white as snow”? If all my hours were joyous could I say,“In His fair land, all tears are wiped away”? If I were never weary could I keepClose to my heart, “He gives His loved ones sleep”? Were no…

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…

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…

Service

[112 words] There’s a clever young guy namedSomebody Else, There’s nothing this guy can’t do.He is busy from morningtill way late at night,Just substituting for you.You’re asked to do this or you’reasked to do that,And what is your ready reply?“Set Somebody Else to do that job,He’ll do it much better than I.“So much to do…

The Heartbeat of God

[179 words] The darkened earth wept in silence,Alone.The sun, black and cold,A dark and rugged stone cast into the sky;God’s face, turned from His creation,Eyes closed, His gentle heartBeating as a resounding drum,Its loud echo ringing throughThe spheres of space and time.The anguished voice of His blessed SonCried out,Though the spirit, strong, remained unmarred,Untouched by…

The Bible Speaks

[109 words] I am the Bible, God’s wonderful Library.I am always–and above all–the truth.To the weary pilgrim, I am a strong staff.To the one who sits in darkness, I amglorious light.To those who stumble beneath heavyburdens, I am sweet rest.To him who has lost his way, I am a safeguide.To those who are sick in…