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Posts of interest

1) Faith is the evidence of things unseen



In a mother's womb were two babies. One asked the other: "Do you believe in life after delivery?"

The other replies, "Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery.....

Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later".

"Nonsense," says the other. "There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?"

"I don't know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we ...will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths."

The other says "This is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. Life after delivery is to be excluded. The umbilical cord is too short."

"I think there is something and maybe it's different than it is here."

The other replies, "No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery it is nothing but darkness and anxiety and it takes us nowhere."

"Well, I don't know," says the other, "but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us."

"Mother??" You believe in mother? Where is she now?

"She is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would not be this world."

"I don't see her, so it's only logical that she doesn't exist."

To which the other replied, "Sometimes when you're in silence you can hear her, you can perceive her." I believe there is a reality after delivery and we are here to prepare ourselves for that reality.

2) Is it really funny?


Funny how a $20.00 bill looks so big when you take it to a church meeting, but so small when you
take it to the mall.


Funny how big an hour praying to God seems like and how small 60 minutes are when spent watching television, playing sports, sleeping or taking a lunch break.


Funny how long a couple of hours spent at a church meeting are but how short they are when watching a good movie.


Funny how some of us get thrilled when a football game goes into overtime, but then complain when a sermon is longer than the regular time.

Funny how laborious can be for some of us to read a chapter in the Bible and how easy it can be to read 200-300 pages of a best selling novel.

Funny how we so often believe what newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how people can scramble to get a front seat at a concert, but scramble to get a back seat at the church service.

Funny how some of us cannot fit a gospel meeting into our schedule with our yearly planner but yet can schedule for other events at a moment's notice.

Funny how we look forward to that big date on Friday night, but complain about getting up for a church service on Sunday morning.

Funny how some are rarely late to work, but often late to a church meeting.

Funny how we call God our Father and Jesus our brother, but find it hard to introduce them to our family.

Funny how small our sins seem, but how big their sins are.

Funny how we demand justice for others, but expect mercy from God.

Funny how much difficulty some have learning the gospel well enough to tell others, but how simple it is to understand and explain the latest gossip about someone else.

Funny how some of us can't think of anything to say when we pray, but don't have any difficulty thinking of things to talk about to a friend.

Funny how most of us are so quick to take directions from a total stranger when we are lost, but are hesitant to take God's direction for our lives.

Funny how so many church goers sing "Standing on the promises" but all they are usually doing is "sitting on the premises".

Funny how so many people want God to answer their prayers, but yet refuse to properly listen to His counsel.

Funny how so many sing about heaven, but live only for today.

Funny how people think they are going to Heaven but yet live like they don't really think there is a Hell.

Funny how it seems okay to many to blame God for evil and suffering in the world, but yet they don't think it necessary to thank Him for what is good and pleasant.

Funny how when something goes wrong, we so easily think, "Lord, why me?" but when something goes right, we so often think, "Hey, it must be me!"

Make time for God in your life.

3) Twas the night before Jesus came...

Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care in hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed, not once kneeling or bowing a head. And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap was watching the Late Show while I took a nap,

When out of the East there... arose such a clatter, I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!
When what to my wondering eyes should appear but angels proclaiming that Jesus was here. With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head, It was Jesus! Returning just like He said. And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand was written the name of every saved man. He spoke not a word as He searched for my name: When He said "It's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love He gathered to take to His Father above. With those who were ready He rose without a sound while all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late; I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate. I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight; Oh, if only we had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear; the coming of Jesus is drawing near. There's only one life and when comes the last call we'll find that the Bible was true after all.

Please note that we are not giving any kind of blanket commendation, nor do we necessarily ascribe to any doctrinal stand of anyone we may quote on this website, or any music group or video preacher, etc.


We may be only commending some major aspect of that particular truth, song or teaching we are promoting at the time. Sadly, we can commend very few in these last days, but thank God for the writings of the apostle's of our Lord Jesus, and for the teachings of our Lord Jesus himself, as passed on in the form of the New Testament sacred scriptures!!

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