Is Our Savior Sleeping?

[540 words] Have you ever been afraid of your imagination? At times that fear can be so convincing that you truly believe that the worst case scenario is somehow inevitable. Try and make that opening question relevant to your life. Think about a specific event or experience where you were afraid of something that never came to fruition. The grip of anxiety can be debilitating as you wait for your medical test results to come in. You agonize over the poor quality of life you might have if there is ever an unexpected economic collapse. Your hairline might rapidly recede...

This content is for Premium and Extended Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or go Premium and get access to thousands of articles, searchable by subject, length, and author, with the ability to mark your articles as "used" and maintain a "save for later" list. Plus graphics, puzzles, and more!

Log In Register

The Trouble Tree

  [403 words] A preacher told of hiring a carpenter to restore an old farm house. On the first day when the carpenter was to report for work, he was an hour late. His tardiness, he said, was because he found that his electric saw was not working, and in addition, he had found a flat tire on his old truck. Nevertheless, he put in a full day’s work. When finished; he got in his aged truck and turned the key in the ignition only to find that the stubborn vehicle refused to start. Seeing the problem, the preacher offered...

This content is for Premium and Extended Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or go Premium and get access to thousands of articles, searchable by subject, length, and author, with the ability to mark your articles as "used" and maintain a "save for later" list. Plus graphics, puzzles, and more!

Log In Register

You Can’t Cross a Bridge Until You Get to It

  [494 words] All my life I have heard the expression, “you can’t cross a bridge until you get to it,” or “l’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.” These often-used expressions have to do with worrying about things before they happen. A traveler was stopped and informed of some dangerous bridges ahead. With confidence he said, “I’ll cross them when I get to them.” He held the proper attitude. Some, however, aren’t like this traveler. They go through life trying to cross their bridges before they get to them. This will fill their lives with frustration. They...

This content is for Premium and Extended Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or go Premium and get access to thousands of articles, searchable by subject, length, and author, with the ability to mark your articles as "used" and maintain a "save for later" list. Plus graphics, puzzles, and more!

Log In Register

Hide and Seek With a Spider

  [368 words] As I made my coffee one morning, I noticed the movement of a brown object down on the floor. It was big enough to catch my eye and big enough to make me jump. It was a large (silver dollar-sized) spider that quickly ran and took refuge under a chair. While I told myself it was no big deal, I found myself looking under that chair every couple of minutes, and imagining that I saw movement. As I waited for the spider, in his quest for blood, to come and either end my life or make me...

This content is for Premium and Extended Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or go Premium and get access to thousands of articles, searchable by subject, length, and author, with the ability to mark your articles as "used" and maintain a "save for later" list. Plus graphics, puzzles, and more!

Log In Register

Worrying and Precious Time

Time is a precious blessing not to be wasted. With each tick of the clock, the brief span of time we have in this world is passing. This is why Paul exhorts us to use our time wisely: “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). We should “number our days,” making the most of each moment, living life to the fullest (Psalm 90:12). Perhaps, nothing hinders a proper use of time more than the futile exercise of worry. To worry is to “to afflict with mental distress or agitation: make anxious” (Webster’s). Worry goes far beyond reasonable...

This content is for Premium and Extended Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or go Premium and get access to thousands of articles, searchable by subject, length, and author, with the ability to mark your articles as "used" and maintain a "save for later" list. Plus graphics, puzzles, and more!

Log In Register

Live Now To Secure Forever

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow…” (Matthew 6:34). A person’s life can be divided up into four chunks of time: the past, the present, the future and eternity. The devil draws attention to the past and the future; God draws attention to the present and eternity. Therefore, the devil wants to take our focus off of the present and eternity while God wants us to avoid investing too heavily in the past and the future. For example, when a person is thinking about becoming a Christian, the devil attacks that thinking in at least two places. First, the past: “I...

This content is for Free, Premium, and Extended Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or go Premium and get access to thousands of articles, searchable by subject, length, and author, with the ability to mark your articles as "used" and maintain a "save for later" list. Plus graphics, puzzles, and more!

Log In Register