In all aspects of life we see these abandoned buildings. Many homes present the spectacle of abandoned dreams of love. For a time, the beautiful vision shone and two hearts tried to make it come true but they gave their dream up in despair, either enduring in misery or going their own sad and separate ways.
So life everywhere is full of beginnings, which are never carried on to completion.
Where there is no laughter--all evils nest. Demons do not laugh! The man who never laughs, must not blame his fellows if they think there is something wrong with his life, something dark within. ~ J. R. Miller
"For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain!" Philippians 1:21
God will preserve me--as long as He has service for me to do. Beyond this, I have no great desire to live.
"I desire to depart and be with Christ which is better by far!" Philippians 1:23
~ Letters of John Newton
WOODSTOCK, GA, Aug. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- Over 7,500 books & DVDs will be freely given away at this year's September 11th two- day Deeper conference, in Woodstock, Georgia. Joel Anderson, spokesperson for the conference said, "We have already had over 1,200 people register, and with the book and DVD give-away and the quality of our speakers I'm sure many more are going to attend."
Suddenly, as an act of kindness, the executioner approached Tyndale from the rear and graciously strangled him to death with a chain. Or so I thought.
(Check out where Todd goes with this...)
Chances are pretty good that your goose will never get cooked for proclaiming the truth. Well, at least not yet. But do you know that one man literally became a cooked goose for the sake of the Gospel?
"After the recent spate of celebrity deaths, Christians should be stepping up to the plate with the gospel." So says Christian TV co-host Ray Comfort. "When a celebrity dies the whole world is reminded that each of us has an appointment we don't want to keep. We have the message of everlasting life, so why should we hesitate to share it with a dying world?"
"I am sure our Lord Jesus Christ does not want His ministers to deliver magnificent orations, spread-eagle sermons, with long and elaborate sentences in them. He wants them to just come and talk as He talked, in all simplicity, so that the very poorest and most illiterate of their hearers may understand their meaning, embrace the Truths of God they proclaim and find everlasting life in Him of whom they speak."