Articles For Edification

Posted by Chuck on January 28, 2012 under Ministry, Resources, Teaching | Be the First to Comment

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!

Essays Worth Reading

Posted by Chuck on January 26, 2012 under Ministry, Resources, Teaching | Be the First to Comment

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.

Mobile Bible

Posted by Chuck on January 1, 2009 under Ministry, Resources | Be the First to Comment

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   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 offers multiple translations.
A step beyond translations is  gives you the power of the 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.

Jokes, Stories, Humor – Part II

Posted by Chuck on December 28, 2008 under Ministry | Be the First to Comment

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. 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. 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, would be a nice resource, but unlike 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:

Jokes, Stories, Humor – Part I

Posted by Chuck on December 27, 2008 under Ministry | Be the First to Comment

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: 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 World
    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 

  • The SideStream, Free Non-Traditional Christian Clipart
    The Sidestreamtm, free Christian clipart, cartoons, comics and more 

  • The Sheep Comics at 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

  • – The Official DuJour Website by Robert Seymour – Topical
    Topical humor with Harold and his friends

  • Kartoon Knuggets
    Katoon Knuggets by Troy Knechtel. Free daily updated Christian cartoons and illustrations

  • Gods Grafitti
    Toons: click on a toon to make it bigger

  • After Eden
    Creationist toons from Answers in Genesis.

  • Smiles Unlimited
    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