Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the Child of a peasant girl. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty, and then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book.
He never held an office.
He never owned a home.
He never had a family.
He never went to college.
He never put His foot inside a big city.
He never travelled two hundred miles from the place where He was born.
He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness.
He had no credentials but Himself.
He had nothing to do with this world except the naked power of His Divine manhood.
While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against Him.
He was turned over to His enemies.
He went through the mockery of a trial.
He was nailed to a Cross between two thieves.
His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth while He a dying - and that was His coat.
When He was dead He was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

Such was His human life - He then rose from the dead.

Two millennium have come and gone and today He is the Centerpiece of the human race and the Leader of the column of progress. I am within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that One Solitary Life.
James C. Helfey.

Monday, June 25, 2007


“I marvel that whereas the ambitious dreams of myself, Caesar, and Alexander, should have vanished into thin air, a Judean peasant, Jesus, should be able to stretch His hands across the destinies of men and nations. I know men, and I tell you the Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I myself have found empires. But upon what do these creations of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded his empire upon love, and to this very day millions would die for him.
Napoleon Bonaparte

What Would You Do If You Were God?

Jesus brings to the world of violence, hatred and sorrow something that is incomprehensible to virtually everyone, believer and non believer alike. When it comes to the problem of evil, a problem that oozes from every pore of our worldly existence, the overwhelming majority of people would say that the solution is to simply do away with sin, to do away with evil. After all, God could do this if He chose to do so. In fact, Jesus promises that there will indeed be an end to evil at some point in the future. For now however, His plan includes something entirely original.

Jesus doesn’t bring freedom from evil. Jesus doesn’t abolish evil. Jesus came with the express purpose of transforming evil from something destructive to life, to something that can, through the power of God, revolutionize one’s life and one’s character. This was first seen in the crucifixion of Jesus. The crucifixion, something that satan intended to destroy Jesus, was instead used by Jesus to destroy the power of sin and satan, and to make a spectacle of satan and his followers.

From that point onward, the transforming power of Jesus has been available to anyone who believes in Him as Lord and Saviour. Examples of this revolutionary use of evil is seen where people have been caught up in totalitarian governments. This transformation has been seen in the lives of prisoners, the ill and the dying. It is available to the slave and the free, the rich and the poor, to male and to female. Jesus doesn’t ignore sin. He changes the ability of sin to corrode and destroy us.

That is why, as 1st Corinthians 15:55 says, "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" That is why, in relation to this victory over the power of death, believers can say from experience, “We do not grieve as those who have no hope.” 1st Thessalonians 4:13.


My grandson’s dad raises horses. For his third birthday Wyatt was given a horse. One day Wyatt was walking around outside eating an apple. A neighbour came up to him and said, “I understand that you have a horse.” Wyatt looked at him and said, “No sir. It’s an apple.”

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Breaking News:

Police in Elbow, Mississippi report that a 5 year-old girl has gone missing from her home. Tabitha Roberts, portrayed by her parents as “Not very nice,” was last seen about four months ago. “It dawned on us this morning, stated the father, Nicky Roberts, “that this kid ain’t coming home.” Melissa Roberts, the girls aunt, who did not want to be identified . . . . . . . . oops, the girl’s aunt, who did not want to be identified stated that as soon as the parents figured out that something might have gone wrong they finished their breakfast, tidied up the living room, did the dishes, swept the floor and immediately called the police. Tabitha’s mom, Rene Roberts said that Tabitha was last seen wearing “Something blue I think. It was either the top or possibly jeans. It’s been so long, who can remember? She was riding her bike. I’m pretty sure of that.”

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Tabitha, who is described as “kinda funny looking, with scraggy hair and a wonky eye,” they are encouraged to call police pretty soon. Police say that although Tabitha isn’t gorgeous, and even though she doesn't possess a pleasant personality like most missing little girls, they are probably going to look for her anyway. According to Police, if there are any people who don’t have anything better to do, and who would like to volunteer in a search for Tabitha, they are more than welcome to organise some kind of a group and go do that.

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