The nine-foot, 400-pound Goliath challenged the children of Israel and blasphemed Almighty God. David, a seventeen-year-old fuzzy-cheeked lad who came to visit his brothers demanded to know why they were not accepting the...
The Best is Yet to Be
At Columbia University, John Erskine was considered one of their greatest teachers ever.
He was a true “Renaissance man”—author of sixty books, accomplished concert pianist, head of the Julliard School...
In a moment of teenage carelessness, a 16-year-old girl wrecked her mother’s car.
She was uninjured, so she called home to tell her parents, fully expecting an angry reaction. Instead, her father asked only...
Are We a Friendly Congregation?
While we must be concerned with doing what we do in worship according to Christ’s expressed will, we must also be sure to reflect His love to strangers, newcomers, outsiders,...
Ten Commandments for Teens
Don’t let your parents down; they brought you up (Ephesians 6:1–3).
Stop and think before you drink (Proverbs 20:1).
Be smart; obey. You yourself will give orders someday (Romans 13:1–5).
Fishing from the Asphalt
Herb Miller, in his book Fishing on the Asphalt*, writes that the average church member has
listened to 6,000 sermons,
heard 8,000 prayers,
sung 20,000 hymns over and over,
and asked zero...
A little seed lay on the ground,
And soon began to sprout.
“Now, which of all the flow’rs around,”
It mused, “shall I come out?
The lily’s face is fair and proud, but a trifle cold.