Several decades ago, in Communist Russia, actor Comrade Alexander Rostovzev was converted in a Moscow theater while playing the role of Jesus in a sacrilegious play entitled, Christ in a…
One day a lone hiker was navigating one of the more difficult segments of the famed Appalachian Trail. He strayed from the path, lost his footing, and found himself hanging precariously from a cliff, hundreds of feet above the ground below. He clung to a root growing from the massive sheer face and began to cry out, “Help! Is anyone up there?”
One of golf’s immortal moments came when a nervous Scotsman demonstrated the new game to President Ulysses Grant. Carefully placing the ball on the tee, he took a mighty swing. The club hit the turf and scattered dirt all over the President’s beard and surrounding vicinity, while the ball placidly waited on the tee.
Early American mission organizations did not allow single women to serve overseas. But in 1823, Betsy Stockton knew she was called to follow God’s way at all costs. After gaining freedom from slavery, Stockton was taught theology by her former master, the Reverend Ashbel Green. With a strong sense of God’s call on her life,
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered a stirring, passionate speech which later became the “manifesto” of the civil rights movement. Words of reconciliation, equality, and liberty rang out from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial:
Where there is no vision, the people perish...
Nearly anywhere you go in the world, people have heard the name “Disney.” The theme parks, movies, and signature characters are recognized and loved. This entertainment dynasty is the result of a lifelong dream from the creative genius of visionary, Walt Disney.
On this rock I will build my church, and death itself will not have any power over it.
The Roman Empire at one time was the greatest empire in the world in terms of size and influence, with borders that encompassed most of the known world. Their elaborate governing system was in full operation and tax money was coming in at a higher rate than ever. Truly the Roman Empire was glorying in its finest hour.
“He is not here. For he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
Matthew 28:6 CSB
“Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff — they comfort me.”
Psalms 23:4 CSB
“Who among you is wise and understanding? By his good conduct he should show that his works are done in the gentleness that comes from wisdom.”
James 3:13 CSB