New Bible Trivia added 4-21-14
New Short Sermon below posted 4-21-14
New page added The Mission Field 4-6-2014
Angels revised 3-8-14
New Spring Background added 3-8-14
New links added 2-28-14
New book (Not A Fan) added in Recommended Reading section
New page added. Prayer requests 2-16-14
New short sermon posted below 2-3-14
New page added New Testament Scripture 1-4-14
New page added Ancient Anomalies 12-24-13
All Visitors Please Read
Recently a decision has been made to make a change. Every year we meet new challenges, mainly financially. This year again it is a financial issue. We have begun the process to become a non-profit organization. On top of those costs, the cost of bibles and postage have yet again risen. We will never give up on helping others, but the one decision that we have made, at least until we get the ball rolling with the non-profit, is to change the bible that we give out. We will now only be offering an ESV outreach bible with a cd full of study material. The study bible will be a prize for the bible trivia. Hopefully we will be able to give out the NIV life application study bible again. Everyone who has requested one up until now, 2/1/2014, will receive one. although this may take a little more time than expected because of new costs. We hope that you will be patient and understanding and we are sorry for any inconvenience.
Spring Has Sprung With Good Reason
In Pennsylvania, in the USA, spring has just sprung. We had a very long, and cold winter. It is wonderful to see new life spring up, after such a long period of looking at bare trees, and living in freezing cold temperatures. Most days are not worth going outside in the winter, so you are stuck inside all day long, day after day. It gets depressing. But when spring came this year, it came all at once. Death ended and life began almost instantly.
Its the same when you make that choice to follow Christ. Every year I am reminded about how empty and cold I was inside, and the new life that God gave me in Christ. When I began following Christ a new hope was given to me. I went from being a bare dead tree, to a tree full of fruit that never thirsts for water. My roots are planted deep in Christ. Before Christ, I lived in the dark. I didn't see a future for myself. I was blind. When you live in the darkness you can't see the light, but when you live in the light, you can see the darkness, and how it affects the world.
Passover, Good Friday, and Easter has just passed by. They are a reminder and celebration of the new life that God gave us through Christ. I wonder sometimes, is it a coincidence that Christ rose to life again at the beginning of spring?
Two new jokes every month, because we know that "A cheerful heart is a good medicine". Enjoy your daily dose!
More than Asked For
Five year old Johnny told his daddy he'd like to have a baby brother and offered to do whatever he could to help. His dad, a very bright 35 year old, paused for a moment and then replied, " I'll tell you what, Johnny, if you pray every day for two months for a baby brother I guarantee that God will give you one!"
Johnny responded eagerly to his dad's challenge and went to his bedroom early that night to start praying for a baby brother.
He prayed every night for a whole month but when he told his friends what he was doing they said that it wasn't possible to pray for a baby brother; it has never happened before. Being the believing young man he was, Johnny quit praying and after another month Johnny's mother went to the hospital. When she came back home, Johnny's parents called him into the bedroom. He cautiously walked into the room, not expecting to find anything, and there was a little bundle lying right next to his mother. His dad pulled back the blanket and there was not one baby brother, but two!! His mother had twins!
Johnny's dad looked down at him and said, "Now aren't you glad you prayed?"
Johnny hesitated a little and then looked up at his dad and said, "Yes, but aren't you glad I quit when I did?"
They have Dial-a-Prayer for atheists now.
You call up and it rings and rings but nobody answers.
A 4-year-old boy who was asked to return thanks before Christmasdinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation. He began his prayer, thanking God for all his friends, naming them one by one. Then he thanked God for Mommy, Daddy, brother, sister, Grandma, Grandpa, and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God for the food. He gave thanks for the turkey, the dressing, the fruit salad, the cranberry sauce, the pies, the cakes, even the Cool Whip.
Then he paused, and everyone waited--and waited. After a long silence, the young fellow looked up at his mother and asked, "If I thank God for the broccoli, won't he know that I'm lying?"
As the storm raged, the captain realized his ship was sinking fast. He called out, "Anyone here know how to pray?" One man stepped forward. "Aye, Captain, I know how to pray."
"Good," said the captain, "you pray while the rest of us put on our life jackets - we're one short."