Gospel Tidbit Collection
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Shared With You By
Kraig J. Rice

What are gospel tidbits? They are short little stories that make a Christian point that I have gathered from here or there (various sources). I did not write any of them. Some may have floated around on the internet for awhile and may have been sent to me in emails or newsletters.

How to Handle Life's Problems:

Don't curse them
Don't nurse them
Don't rehearse them
Just disperse them (through praise and trust in God).

God's Garden of Success:
(The planting time is now)

4 rows of p's (peas):

5 rows of turnips:
turn up for Sunday school and church
turn up with a smile
turn up with determination
turn up with a visitor
turn up with your Bible

3 rows of squash:
squash criticism
squash gossip
squash indifference

6 rows of lettuce:
Let us be faithful
Let us be unselfish
Let us be truthful
Let us be friendly
Let us be cheerful
Let us give freely

Water daily with sincere prayer

Things A Boy Should Know

A minister advertised for a servant. The next morning a young man rang the bell. Thinking the young man was responding to the ad, the minister asked, "Can you start a fire in the morning and get breakfast by 7 o'clock?

"I guess so," the young man answered.

"Can you polish the silver, wash the dishes, and keep the house neat and clean?"

"Say," said the young man, "I came here to see about getting married, but if it's going to be that much work, count me out now!"

Where He Leads, I Will Follow:

One dark night on a rural back road, I, an inexperienced driver in one pickup truck, was following my father who was driving a second pickup truck ahead of me. We were returning home from church camp. I was intently watching the road when suddenly, about 75 yards in front of me, the road disappeared! I slammed on the brakes in a panic. Then I looked up to see the tail-lights of my father's pickup off to the left. The road had simply made a sharp 90 degree turn.

How many times do we focus so intently on life's difficult road that we fail to keep our eyes on our Father. We forget He truly is leading us, even when we can't see Him. He will never leave us or forsake us.

Believing A Bible Story:

A little country girl was walking down the road and passed the country store. A man on the porch asked her where she was going and what she had in her hand. "Sunday School and my Bible," she said. Asked if she believed the Bible and what her lesson was about, she said, "Yes, and it's about Jonah and the fish that swallowed him." Chided for her belief in that "fish story," she was asked to explain it. She said, "I believe every word in the Bible but I can't explain how it happened. I know Jonah survived and I'll ask him how when I get to Heaven." "What if he isn't there," asked the man, and she said, "Then you ask him."

Try Hard Not to Judge:

A woman had some time to kill at an airport. Buying a cup of coffee and a small package of cookies, she staggered to an unoccupied table. She was reading the morning paper when she became aware of a rustling at her table. From behind her paper she was flabbergasted to see a neatly dressed young man helping himself to her cookies. She did not want to make a scene, so she leaned across and took a cookie for herself. A minute or two passed. He was helping himself to another cookie. By the time they were down to the last cookie, she was very angry. Then the young man broke the remaining cookie in two, pushed half across to her, ate the other half, and left. It was then that she looked into her purse for her ticket only to discover her package of cookies. She had been eating his!
Try hard not to judge others.

What Is Loving-Kindness?

The teacher asked the pupils to tell the meaning of loving-kindness. A little boy jumped up in class and said, "Well, if I was hungry and someone gave me a piece of bread, that would be kindness. But if they put a little jam and jelly on it, that would be loving-kindness."

Good Advice:

Wouldn't it be nice if more people would take their noses out of other people's business, and put their hearts into other people's problems?

A Description Of A Christian Home:

A Christian home will be faithful to church
A Christian home will be an example
A Christian home will practice forgiveness
A Christian home will demonstrate faith
A Christian home will demonstrate love
A Christian home will practice the teachings of Christ
A Christian home will be aware of the presence of God


Gypsy Smith was once asked how to start a revival. He answered, "Go home, lock yourself in your room, kneel down in the middle of your floor. Draw a chalk mark all around yourself and ask God to start a revival in that ring."

Some Scriptures Pertaining To Healing:
(Have you ever noticed how many scriptures on healing are also about one's obedience to God?)

God wishes you to be in health
(3 John 1:2).

"I AM the Lord who heals you"
(Exodus 15:26).

God heals all our diseases
(Psalm 103:3).

With His stripes we are healed
(Isaiah 53:5).

His word healed all that were sick
(Matthew 8:16).

God took our infirmities and sicknesses
(Matthew 8:17).

His words are spiritual life and health to us
(Proverbs 4:22).

Ask and believe in faith and be obedient and it shall be done unto you
(John 15:7).

"No good thing will the Lord withhold from those who do what is right"
(Psalm 84:11).

Jesus heals all manner of sickness
(Matthew 4:23).

"Trust Me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give Me glory"
(Psalm 50:15).

"Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. And their prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make them well. And anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven"
(James 5:14-15). NLT

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March 31, 2010