I came across an excellent web site with a diverse collection of well-written articles simply called: church of Christ articles – Here is what their “about” says at the site:
This objective of this site is to enable you the reader to discover what preachers from the Churches of Christ are teaching. The preachers study and come to their conclusions by studying the Bible. Each of the men on who post on this site are all in agreement on what constitutes “Biblical Authority” and “God’s Plan of Salvation” and strive to teach accordingly.
I have found the articles useful, informative, educational, and uplifting. I pray that you find them beneficial as well!
A good friend of mine in the Lord’s church, shared with me an article recently from a web site that has simply amazing content. The site is One In Jesus by Jay Guin. While I do not know Jay personally, I have been edified by many of his articles and I believe that you be will too.
Not too long ago a church member saw me playing with my cell phone while another speaker was presenting a lesson. They wanted to scold me for “texting.” I then showed them the GoBible and they were amazed.
With all of the games and apps out for cell phones it was only a matter of time before someone made a Biblical application for a mobile. Here’s three I’ve used:
This is currently on my cell phone. It gives you complete search capabilities of the entire KJV. And after it’s downloaded it becomes an app on your phone, so no network connection is needed. And best of all it’s free!
My next favorite is mbible.com The only reason this is number two instead of number one is because you need a network connection to use the site. The site is very simple and easy to use on your mobile, because that is what it was designed for 100%! You can search for a verse reference, find cross references, and search for phrases. Why I would use this in addition to the GoBible is because mbible.com offers multiple translations.
A step beyond translations is mobile.Biblegateway.com mobile.Biblegateway.com gives you the power of the Biblegateway.com site in the palm of your hand. You do need a network connection.
With anyone one of these, as long as you’ve got your mobile, you’ve got the Scriptures with you.
A database of sermon illustrations is really useful to the preacher only when he cannot draw upon a real life scenario to make a point. Unfortunately for most of us, very few of us have lived long enough and done enough to have an illustration for every text in the Bible. So, where does a preacher go?
I have a few favorites.
Crosswalk.com has 10,000 Sermon Illustrations to search and pick from. Although I have personally found multiple dupes in their database, they still have quite a good collection.
SermonCentral.com is my second favorite place to get illustrations from. They’re my second favorite not because of a lack of material, but because I don’t like the search results when I look for something. I suppose if I was a paid PRO member the results might be better.
With that in mind, IF I was a paid subscriber, PreachingToday.com would be a nice resource, but unlike SermonCentral.com there are no freebies here. So, skip it unless you can work it into the church budget.
Some other places that I check out from time to time (in order of my personal preference) are:
One of the things that really gets a sermon, lesson, or class going is a good illustration. My own list of jokes and stories is found here:
Bible101.org Jokes & Stories
So, where do I visit for a good joke or story? One of my favorite places is Cybersalt.
Other sites with cartoons, and humor can be found here:
Church Mice – A Christian Comic
Church Mice: a Christian Cartoon by Karl Zorowski. Weekly sermons online. Click here to skip intro
Church and Family Cartoons by Tim Walburg
Church and family oriented cartoons by Tim Walburg – New cartoons added frequently usually every week
Theophilus is about following Jesus. Familiar situations portrayed with Theophilus, Brother Fairasee, and their friends in these cartoons will cause you to think, study, laugh and cry
The Back Pew – A Ministry of Clean Humor and Gods
Christian cartoons updated daily on thebackpew.com
The SideStream, Free Non-Traditional Christian Clipart
The Sidestreamtm, free Christian clipart, cartoons, comics and more
The Sheep Comics at Sheepcomics.com Inc.
The Sheep Comics. Join one lambs adventures in the corporate church as he searches for the truth about the Great Shepherd
Christian Jokes and Christian Humor – Christian Jokes with Riddles, Cartoons
Tickle your funny bone with Praize Christian Cartoons. We have clean comics for all ages
Christian Cartoons dot Com
Christian Cartoons dot Com: The Christian Cartoon & Comics Showplace and Resource Center
DuJour.ws – The Official DuJour Website by Robert Seymour – Topical
Topical humor with Harold and his friends
Katoon Knuggets by Troy Knechtel. Free daily updated Christian cartoons and illustrations
Toons: click on a toon to make it bigger
Creationist toons from Answers in Genesis.
Unlimited started in 1998 as Midweek Smile, a mailing list for clean humor or good quotes.
reverend fun :: todays cartoon
Reverend Fun: Bible based Christian cartoons updated daily