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God doesn’t always settle his accounts this month (illustration)

I once heard of an agnostic farmer who wrote to the editor of his local newspaper, who was a Christian. He said; “In defiance ofá your God I plowed my fields this year on Sunday, I disked and fertilized them on Sunday, I planted them on a Sunday, I cultivated the …

Donkey crossing a river with a load of salt (illustration)

A donkey crossing a river with a load of salt lost his footing and slipped into the water, so that the salt was dissolved. He was mightily pleased at finding himself relieved of his burden when he got upon his legs again. So the next time he came to a river with a load on his bac …

Brown: Why We Should Not Judge (illustration)

It was F.B. Meyer, I believe, who once said that when we see a brother or sister in sin, there are two things we do not know. First, we do not know how hard he or she tried not to sin, and second, we do not know the power of the forces that assailed him or her. We also do not kno …

Beware of Our Judgment of Others! (illustration)

It was F.B. Meyer, I believe, who once said that when we see a brother or sister in sin, there are two things we do not know: First, we do not know how hard he or she tried not to sin. And second, we do not know the power of the forces that assailed him or her. We also do not kno …

A city that dared God to show Himself (illustration)

In a book entitled “Down to Earth”, John Lawrence tells the story of a city that dared God to show Himself and paid a terrible price. It seems that the city of Messina, Sicily, was home to many wicked, irreligious people. On December 25, 1908, a newspaper published in M …

Calvin Coolidge gives a calm answer (illustration)

Once when Calvin Coolidge was Vice President and presiding over the Senate, an altercation arose between two Senators. Tempers flared, and one Senator told the other to go straight to hell. The offended Senator stormed from his seat, marched down the aisle and stood before Mr. Co …

Judgment (illustration)

A number of years ago I was stopped for driving too fast in a speed zone, and in the courtroom I pleaded guilty. The judge was not only friendly but embarrassed for me to be in his court. The fine was ten dollars. If he let me go free, it would have been inconsistent with justice …

A Life of Sin Brings Judgment Now or Later (illustration)

The late Southern Baptist evangelist, R.G. Lee, had a message he often preached entitled “Pay-day some-day.” The thrust of the message was that you may live a life of sin and appear to be getting away with it but judgment is sure to come, whether in this life or in eter …

Tozer - “No man gives at all until he has given all.” (illustration)

Before the judgment seat of Christ my service will not be judged by how much I have done but by how much of me there is in it. No man gives at all until he has given all. No man gives anything acceptable to God until he has first given himself in love and sacrifice. (A. W. TOZER …

Lawrence - The city that dared God to show Himself (illustration)

In a book entitled Down to Earth, John Lawrence tells the story of a city that dared God to show Himself and paid a terrible price. It seems that the city of Messina, Sicily, was home to many wicked, irreligious people. On December 25, 1908, a newspaper published in Messina print …

Dr. Paisley’s Judgment Day Sermon (illustration)

Dr. Ian Paisley, the fiery Irish cleric and politician was reported to have been preaching one Sunday on the End Times - and in particular on the Day of Judgement. As he reached the climax of his address he said that on the Day of Judgement “there would be wailing and gnashi …

Called before God on Judgement day (illustration)

More than four out of every five Americans agree that “we all will be called before God on judgment day to answer for our sins,” (Quoted in Signs of the Times, August, 1993,p. 6).C …

Babe Ruth strikes out (illustration)

An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp disapproval at the call, the legendary Ruth turned to the umpire with disdain and said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball.” Suspecting th …

The sailor who said they couldn’t take away his birthday (illustration)

Because of a minor infraction, a sailor aboard the USS Reeves, bound for Japan, was busted one rank, fined and given extra duty for three weeks. Looking forward to celebrating his 21st birthday on July 22, he consoled himself every night during his extra duty by reciting, “T …

Monk carries a girl at a river crossing (illustration)

A story is told of two traveling monks who came to a river crossing. There they saw a girl dressed in all her finery, obviously not knowing what to do since the river was high and she didn’t want to spoil her clothes. Without much discussion, one of the monks took her on his back …

Babe Ruth called out on strikes (illustration)

An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp disapproval at the call, the legendary Ruth turned to the umpire with disdain and said, “Theres 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball, tomato head.” S …

Ian Paisley - “Teeth will be provided” (illustration)

Dr. Ian Paisley, the fiery Irish cleric and politician was reputed to have been preaching one Sunday on the End Times - and in particular on the Day of Judgement. As he reached the climax of his address he said that on the Day of Judgement “there would be wailing and gnash …

Jerry Bridges - Grace, Not Law (illustration)

“We tend to give an unbeliever just enough of the gospel to get him or her to pray a prayer to receive Christ. Then we immediately put the gospel on the shelf, so to speak, and go on to the duties of discipleship. The grace that brought salvation to you is the same gra …

John Stott - We Need to Repent (illustration)

John Stott in Authentic Christianity noted: “We need to repent of the haughty way in which we sometimes stand in judgment upon Scripture and must learn to sit humbly under its judgments instead. If we come to Scripture with our minds made up, expecting to hear from it …

Bill Graham Stopped for Speeding (illustration)

Billy Graham told how a number of years ago I was stopped for driving too fast in a speed zone, and in the courtroom I pleaded guilty. The judge was not only friendly but embarrassed for me to be in his court. The fine was ten dollars. If he let me go free, it would have be …

W.C. Fields - Looking for Loopholes in the Bible (illustration)

Just before the death of actor W. C. Fields, a friend visited Fields’ hospital room and was surprised to find him thumbing through a Bible. Asked what he was doing with a Bible, Fields replied, “I’m looking for loopholes.” (Source Unknown). …

Be Careful When You Reach Your Goals (illustration)

“A time to be careful is when one reaches his goals. The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself. The most difficult period is the period of indecision, whether to fight or run away. And the most dangerous period is the aftermath. It is then, …

Most American Teens Believe in a Works Salvation (illustration)

Researchers with the National Study of Youth and Religion have concluded American teens believe in a combination of works based righteousness, religion as psychological well-being, and a distant, non-interfering god. With no place for sin, judgment, salvation, or Christ; th …

Stott - We Must Allow God to Confront Us (illustration)

We need to repent of the haughty way in which we sometimes stand in judgment upon Scripture and must learn to sit humbly under its judgments instead. If we come to Scripture with our minds made up, expecting to hear from it only an echo of our own thoughts and never the thu …

A Clown Announced a Fire And the People Thought it Was a Joke (illustration)

It happened that a fire broke out backstage in a theater. The clown came out to inform the public. They thought it was a jest and applauded. He repeated his warning; they shouted even louder. So I think the world will come to an end amid general applause from all the wits, …

A City That Dared God to Make Himself Known (illustration)

In a book entitled Down to Earth, John Lawrence tells the story of a city that dared God to show Himself and paid a terrible price. It seems that the city of Messina, Sicily, was home to many wicked, irreligious people. On December 25, 1908, a newspaper published in M …

Does the Taliban Deserve Judgment? (illustration)

I am all too ready to say that the TALIBAN deserve God’s judgment without really thinking twice. I tend to think of them in the same way that I think about SODOM AND GOMORRAH. But did Sodom and Gomorrah really deserve to be judged? Does the Taliban? If I knew that a large c …

Church Statistics (illustration)

We need to take a look at “the church” of today. There are certainly many parallels with the “worshiping church” in the western world. According to surveys taken, 93 percent of the households in the United States have bibles and more than 60 percent of t …

God Doesn’t Always Pay in July (illustration)

I heard a story once about two farmers. One loved the Lord and the other had no time for God. One July the one who had no time for God had great crops and the Christian had very poor crops. They were talking one day and the non-Christian said to the Christian, & …

The Flames Cannot Reach Us (illustration)

As the flames roared on toward them, a little girl cried out in terror, “Are you sure we shall not all be burned up?” The leader replied, “My child, the flames cannot reach us here, for we are standing where the fire has been!” What a picture of the beli …

You Don’t Give at All Until You Have Given All (illustration)

Before the judgment seat of Christ my service will not be judged by how much I have done but by how much of me there is in it. No man gives at all until he has given all. No man gives anything acceptable to God until he has first given himself in love and sacrifice. (A. W. …

Respond on The Basis of Grace Not Law (illustration)

We begin our Christian life in God’s grace, and then quickly abandon grace, and try to live our life, and almost to continue to earn our salvation, - by what we do, by our works. Author Jerry Bridges puts it like this: “We tend to give an unbeliever just enough of the …

Paisley - No Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth (illustration)

Dr. Ian Paisley, the fiery Irish cleric and politician was reputed to have been preaching one Sunday on the End Times - and in particular on the Day of Judgement. As he reached the climax of his address he said that on the Day of Judgement “there would be wailing and g …

Dale Earhardt Crashes at The Daytona 500 (illustration)

In 2001, at the Daytona 500, racing legend Dale Earhardt on the final lap of the race, crashed into the wall at a speed of around 180 miles per hour after being tapped from behind. The autopsy report stated that he died of blunt force trauma to the head. It has been suggest …

Umpire called Babe Ruth out on strikes (illustration)

An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp disapproval at the call, the legendary Ruth turned to the umpire with disdain and said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball.” Suspect …

Polycarp Threated by Roman Authorities to be Burned (illustration)

Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna was brought before the Roman authorities and told to curse Christ and he would be released. He replied, “Eighty-six years have I served him, and he has done me no wrong: how then can I blaspheme my king who saved me?” The Roman offic …

A City That Dared God to Show Himself (illustration)

In a book entitled Down to Earth, John Lawrence tells the story of a city that dared God to show Himself and paid a terrible price. It seems that the city of Messina, Sicily, was home to many wicked, irreligious people. On December 25, 1908, a newspaper published in Messina …

Moody Converted to Preaching Love More Than Judgment (illustration)

DL Moody went to England once and met a young man there that wanted to preach in his church. Moody agreed thinking that he would never see him again. To his dismay he received a letter that said the young man would be in Chicago shortly and wanted to take him up on the offe …

In Betty Eadie’s Bestseller There is no Hell or Judgment (illustration)

The idea of hell and judgment are nowhere to be found in Betty Eadie’s bestseller, Embraced By The Light, on the N.Y. Times bestseller list for more than 40 weeks, including 5 weeks as #1. In November 1973, Eadie allegedly died after undergoing a hysterectomy, and returned …

Man Against God (illustration)

Court cases sometimes are labeled: “Stevenson vs. The People” or “Jones vs. Texas,” and I sometimes wonder what great sin the person did to be “against” by so many persons. But at the Last Judgment, every case will be labeled “(A) vs. G …

Allow The Word of God to Confront Us (illustration)

“We need to repent of the haughty way in which we sometimes stand in judgment upon Scripture and must learn to sit humbly under its judgments instead. If we come to Scripture with our minds made up, expecting to hear from it only an echo of our own thoughts and never the …

Judgment (illustration)

President Clinton named Kristine Gebbie, a lesbian, as the new AIDS czar. Four months later she spelled out her perceptions on traditional morality. She said, [The United States] needs to view human sexuality as an essentially important and pleasurable thing. [Until it does …

Ironside - The Flames Can Not Reach Us (illustration)

Pioneers were making their way across one of the central states to a distant place that had been opened up for homesteading. They traveled in covered wagons, and progress was slow. One day they were horrified to see a long line of smoke in the west, and soon the dried grass …

Billy Graham Stopped For Speeding (illustration)

A number of years ago I was stopped for driving too fast in a speed zone, and in the courtroom I pleaded guilty. The judge was not only friendly but embarrassed for me to be in his court. The fine was ten dollars. If he let me go free, it would have been inconsistent with j …

The City That Dared God to Show Himself (illustration)

In a book entitled Down to Earth, John Lawrence tells the story of a city that dared God to show Himself and paid a terrible price. It seems that the city of Messina, Sicily, was home to many wicked, irreligious people. On December 25, 1908, a newspaper published in Messina print …

Owl Blinks When Taxidermists Criticize How it Was Mounted (illustration)

Two taxidermists stopped before a window in which an owl was on display. They immediately began to criticize the way it was mounted. Its eyes were not natural; its wings were not in proportion with its head; its feathers were not neatly arranged; and its feet could be impro …

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