Category Archives: Commentaries

Christian Love Drawing Syrian Families Away from Islam and Toward Christianity

Christian love is an extremely powerful force. In the recent exodus of Syrian refugees, the love we show for each other and extend to strangers is winning over minds and souls. Syrian families are being accepted by Christians and helped to restart their lives.

These families, whom have been rejected by other Muslim-controlled countries, are finding the love of Jesus comforting. As a result of this love, many are realizing the rejection shown toward them by their Islamic neighbors runs deep. As a result many families are rejecting Islam and accepting the practice of following the example of Jesus and accepting Him as their savior. Continue reading Christian Love Drawing Syrian Families Away from Islam and Toward Christianity

Angel in Chicago

In my recent travels, I noticed something at the Chicago airport during a stopover. I observed a handicap woman in a wheelchair being pushed by an airline attendant. She was waiting in a line at a salad bar. The man in front of her was taking a lot of time at the checkout and holding up the line.

He paid for a salad and something to drink and then started softly chatting with the checker while everyone waited impatiently. Some commented on his rudeness. Eventually, he turned around, bent over and wished the woman a Merry Christmas. The woman’s teeth shined brightly as she smiled and the gentleman walked away.

She ordered her salad and was pushed to the cashier. She started to open her purse and the cashier told her the man in front of her had paid for her food. She pointed to an empty spot where the man was standing. He had disappeared.

The woman’s smile widened as if an angel had blessed her.

Be an angel to someone.

Pastor James McConnell

Will Preachers Be Put On Trial Here?

Back in May 2014, Pastor James McConnell preached a sermon. Somewhere in this sermon he said “Islam is heathen, Islam is satanic, Islam is a doctrine spawned in hell.” Nineteen months later Pastor McConnell is on trial in Belfast, Ireland.

Pastor James McConnellDespite being a predominately Christian nation, Irish politics have passed a law in 2003 that is now being used in an attempt to silence preachers. Because of that sermon, delivered in the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle, he is being charged with “improper use of a public electronic communications network, and causing a grossly offensive message to be sent by means of a public electronic communications network.”

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BIBLICAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS

The holidays can be difficult for many people, especially if they have lost loved ones. I hope this list can be of some help for those in distress.

NOTE: I have no idea from where I obtained this. I was looking at notes for sermons and found this. If anyone knows the origin of this, please let me know.

BIBLICAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS

When in sorrow…………………………………………………………… call John 14
When men fail you……………………………………………………… call Psalm 27
If you want to be fruitful……………………………………………… call John 15
When you have sinned………………………………………………… call Psalm 51
When worry ………………………………………………………………. call Matthew 6:19-34
When you are in danger……………………………………………… call Psalm 91
When God seems far away…………………………………………. call Psalm 139
When your faith needs stirring……………………………………. call Hebrews 11
When you are lonely and fearful…………………………………. call Psalm 23
When you grow bitter and critical……………………………….. call I Corinthians 13
When you feel down and out………………………………………. call Romans 8:31
When you want peace and rest…………………………………… call Matthew 11:25-30
When the world seems bigger than God……………………… call Psalm 90
When you want Christian assurance……………………………. call Romans 8:1-30
When you leave home for labor or travel……………………. call Psalm 121
When your prayers grow narrow or selfish…………………. call Psalm 67
When you want courage for a task……………………………… call Joshua 1
For how to get along with fellow men…………………………. call Romans 12
If you are depressed……………………………………………………. call Psalm 27
If your pocketbook is empty………………………………………… call Psalm 37
If you are losing confidence in people…………………………. call 1Corinthians 13
If people seem unkind…………………………………………………. call John 15
If discourage about your work……………………………………… call Psalm 126

ALTERNATE NUMBERS
For dealing with fear……………………………………………………. call Psalm 34:7
For security…………………………………………………………………. call Psalm 121:3
For assurance………………………………………………………………. call Mark 8:35
For reassurance…………………………………………………………… call Psalm 145:18

Emergency numbers may be dialed direct. No operator assistance is necessary. All lines are open to Heaven 24 hours a day!