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[17 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 337 views]

It was battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it sacrcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But he held it up with a smile.
“What am I bidden, good folk?” he cried,
“Who’ll start the bidding for me?
“A dollar – a dollar – then two, only two –
“Two dollars, and who’ll make it three?
“Going for Three” – but no –
From the room far back, a gray-haired man
Came forward and picked up the bow,
Then, wiping the dust from the old violin,
And tightening the loosened strings,
He played a melody pure and …

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[14 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 252 views]

L.P. Masters
He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in another village, where he worked in a carpenter shop
until he was thirty. Then for three years he was an itinerant
preacher.
He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never
traveled more than two hundred miles from the place where he was born.
He did none of the things one usually associates with greatness.
He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned
against him. He was turned over …

Quotes »

[3 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 809 views]

As recalled by John Carroll…
“One of the most memorable statements I ever heard Brother Holley make was this one, a sentence that seemed to burn itself into the core of my soul… He drew himself up to full height, his little chin went to quivering, and he said:”
You can’t preach anything deeper than the full-orbed deity of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Sermon Starters »

[29 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 318 views]

Christ has called us to “deny ourselves, take up our cross daily, and follow Him”.
Can’t Follow without Leaving (in order to “Connect”, we must “Disconnect”)
Sitting at Jesus’ Feet (Growing/Discipleship)
The Cost of Following Jesus (Life of Servanthood… Jesus washing disciples’ feet)

Illustrations and Research »

[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 1,773 views]

Cleansing a Leper
Healing a Centurion’s Servant of paralysis
Healing Peter’s Mother-in-Law
Healing the Sick at Evening
Stilling the Storm
Demons Entering a Herd of Swine
Healing a Paralytic
Raising the Ruler’s Daughter
Healing the Hemorrhaging Woman
Healing Two Blind Men
Curing a Demon-Possessed, Mute Man
Healing a Man’s Withered Hand
Curing a Demon-Possessed, Blind and Mute Man
Feeding the Five Thousand
Walking on the Sea
Healing the Gentile Woman’s Daughter
Feeding the Four Thousand
Healing the Epileptic Boy
Temple Tax in the Fish’s Mouth
Healing Two Blind Men
Withering the Fig Tree
Casting Out an Unclean Spirit
Healing a Deaf-Mute
Healing a Blind Man at Bethsaida
Escape from the Hostile Multitude
Catch of Fish
Raising …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 268 views]

the original version by Dr James Allan Francis
Let us turn now to the story. A child is born in an obscure village. He is brought up in another obscure village. He works in a carpenter shop until he is thirty, and then for three brief years is an itinerant preacher, proclaiming a message and living a life. He never writes a book. He never holds an office. He never raises an army. He never has a family of his own. He never owns a home. He never goes to college. …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 276 views]

Access
By Robert Stroup
I’m glad to be a New Testament Christian!  I’m glad because in this era our potential for fellowship with God has risen to a new level-a level not available to people in the Old Testament times.  When receiving instructions for the Tabernacle, Moses was told, “thou shalt make a vail…and thou shalt hang up the fail…and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy” (Exodus 26:31=33).  The writer of Hebrews said, “the priests went always into the first tabernacle (the holy place), …