"If I Win the Lottery"

by Allen Cantrell   "If I win the lottery I'll tithe on it." A woman actually told me that years ago. I remember telling her a few reasons I could think of at that moment why God was really not honored by her playing the lottery. She basically shrugged off everything I said and assured... Continue Reading →

Recipe From Jezebel’s Kitchen

by Allen Cantrell   INGREDIENTS: 1 wicked heart, 1 dash of idolatry, 1 mind of  vanity, 1 pound of materialism, 1 bunch of selfishness, 5 pounds of cruelty, 1 backslidden spouse, 1 pinch of innocent blood   INSTRUCTIONS: Mix all but last 2 ingredients and let harden about 18 years; Remove from setting and add... Continue Reading →

"Tell Me the Old, Old Story"

by Allen Cantrell   This week we celebrate the glorious work of God on our behalf by the Lord Jesus Christ's once and for all sacrificial death and triumphant resurrection.  Because of a sinless Substitute, a bloody cross, and an empty tomb, we who deserve hell have received surprising grace!    We want to shout... Continue Reading →


by Isaac Cantrell     As I drove home from work last week I saw the most spectacular rainbow I have ever seen. I could see the entire rainbow from one end to the other and each color was vividly visible. As I looked at it throughout my ride home, I kept thinking of the... Continue Reading →

A Lesson Learned on Servanthood

by Raymond Timmerman   I'd like to share a story with you about something that happened to me when I was living in Arkansas. As a youth minister I would frequently visit the local midde school gym to spend extra time with these teenagers. It was not unusual for me to participate with them as... Continue Reading →

Enticing Sinners With A Wonderful Plan

Posted by Allen Cantrell   Is telling people that "God has a wonderful plan for your life" and then giving them only the scriptures about peace, God's love, victory, purpose, etc. really being a faithful witness for Christ? When we leave out the unsavory and distasteful  hard truths, and purposefully weight the presentation of our... Continue Reading →

Seeing Through New Eyes

by Raymond Timmerman   There are some stories in life that you just pray that you will never forget. The story I'd like to share with you is one such story:   Being a youth minister for 13 years has allowed me some opportunities to bring my own children to youth activities. We were engaged... Continue Reading →

The Power of the Word of God

by Raymond Timmerman   God is in the saving business. He is not limited by methods or by the most peculiar personality. He awaits only the faithful servant who has a heart for lost souls. I am reminded of a teenager from Mauldin, South Carolina, who was attending my youth program. His name was Roger.... Continue Reading →

A Treasure Beyond Compare

by Isaac Cantrell   "You wonder why people choose fields away from the States when young people at home are drifting because no one wants to take time to listen to their problems. I'll tell you why I left. Because those stateside young people have every opportunity to study, hear, and understand the Word of... Continue Reading →

Two Angles on Ministry

by Allen Cantrell   Which ministry approach will prove to be wiser when we're examined at the Bema by the One with eyes of fire??   The approach that views: 1.God as Holy, Righteous, Just, Glorious, and Worthy--- or God as a cool dude and one who rocks?   2.The Bible as God-breathed and a sharp... Continue Reading →

Willing Workers

by Allen Cantrell   This past Sunday night we had a children's church workers meeting to rework our calendar for the remainder of 2008. This was not one of those "pulling teeth kind of meetings". There were no big egos in the room nor fragile feelings on the table. There was just a common goal... Continue Reading →

Some Things I’m Learning

by Allen Cantrell   During my six days of lying on my back and looking up,  I pondered some significant truths. In no particular order, these were:   1. God's sovereign control--We make our plans but He, at any time, can change the whole course. Without him we cannot even move. This should keep us... Continue Reading →

A Heartfelt "Thank You"

by Allen Cantrell   Well, what a week it has been. Last Friday morning I was sitting at my desk preparing for a good day of study when I began to feel my back tighten up. It went downhill fast and I spent the rest of that day through Tuesday in the bed. (Thanks Raymond,... Continue Reading →

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