Peyton Manning's Acceptance Speech after Winning His NFL-record Fifth MVP Award

"This is a very special award. I am extremely honored to have it presented by Joe Montana and Aaron Rodgers. I am humbled by this recognition and grateful to my family, Pat Bowlen, John Elway, John Fox and the entire Denver Bronco organization, and of course, my coaches and my teammates." - Peyton Manning on winning his 5th MVP

Testimony of Shereesha Richards from Albany University’s Football Team

Home Away From Home. Perhaps Shereesha Richards' constant calm demeanor can be traced back to her Jamaican heritage, where being laid back is a way of life. But there's a good chance it comes from a quiet confidence in her burgeoning relationship with Christ. Whatever the case, Richards rarely gets nervous. And even when she does, it's impossible to tell. Take, for instance, when she and her University at Albany basketball teammates traveled to LaSalle University for a non-conference game las

Jeff Gibson: 4 Lessons to Learn from One Prodigal Son

In 1941, a difficult 70 year long prodigal son story began to unfold in a hospital bed in wartime Soviet Union. Nursing a shoulder wound from the Battle of Bryansk, Mikhail Kalashnikov, would set out to create weapons that would help defend his homeland from German invasion.

John Piper: Don't Let Your Mind Go to Pot

Marijuana is ordinarily used as a mood-altering, mind-altering drug. The aim is to create a kind of euphoria. The effects vary widely from person to person. All you have to do is Google, "What does Marijuana feel like?" People don't smoke it to get unhappy. It produces a temporary state that is felt to be better than ordinary life. That's why it's called a "high" and not a low.

John Piper: God Is Finishing His Mission Now

December 27-30, about 3,600 college students met in Louisville, Kentucky, to consider the global glory of Christ, the nature of Christ's mission to the unreached peoples of the world, and the power of the Christian gospel. For some of us, this was a dream come true.

Billy Graham's Answer - Don't Let Drinking Ruin Your Life

I've never admitted this to anyone, but I'm beginning to wonder if I'm drinking too much. It's not like I'm drunk very often (I'm not), but I need a few drinks to get through the day, and a few more to calm down at night. Do you think I'm in danger of becoming an alcoholic?

BGLibrary: A Devotional – Strength to Say “No”

More than 100 years ago a man was converted to Christ and became a pastor of a church in the slums of London. He went to the poor and the down-and-out and the oppressed. He formed a little group called the Hallelujah Band, and he would stand on street corners and preach the Gospel.

21 Famous Quotes of Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ; "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."; "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." ...

Fellowship of Christian Athletes And The Church

From its inception, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been deeply concerned with its relationship to the life of the Church. The men who were active in the establishment of the F.C.A. were, without exception, active Churchmen. The men who comprise the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board and the Executive Committee are all active in their respective churches. The individuals who participate in F.C.A. City-Wide Programs,

Greg Laurie Shares “The Five Steps of Temptation”

In these verses we have the five steps of temptation: 1. The temptation itself. "But each one is tempted . . ." The evil thought knocks on the door of your imagination. As they say, "Opportunity knocks once, but temptation beats on the door every day." It happens to the best of us; there are no exceptions. There is no sin here yet. It is not the bait that constitutes temptation, but the bite. There's still a way out.

John Piper Talk About Missions: Rescuing from Hell and Renewing the World

In 2012, sociologist Robert Woodberry published the astonishing fruit of a decade of research into the effect of missionaries on the health of nations. The January/February 2014 issue of Christianity Today tells the story of what he found in an article called "The World the Missionaries Made."

John Piper Shares About Small Group: We Were Eager to Share with You Our Own Souls

We added retweets and favorites, from the data we have available, to gather the top twenty-five tweets from @JohnPiper. They deal with deep, spiritual insight, practical preparation, major current events, and especially relevant resources. And they speak to Taylor Swift, the Boston bombers, President Obama, and everyone else. Sometimes it's just sentences that change us. May God use these to help you, whether for the first time or one more time before another year of reflection and retweeting.

Jesus Hugging Indian Man Mr. Ulahannan Tight When Train Running Over Him

This is Mr. Ulahannan and his wife Mary. They were just nominal christians in the Catholic Church in India. They have three daughters and all are married and live in different homes. Though they are catholic church members, they lived as worldly people. Whatever functions they held at home as marriage, engagement, baptism of children, house warming etc. alcohol was a must.

Cruel People Let Their Sinful Nature Control Them

Q:A few weeks ago, a fast-talking salesman got my elderly mother-in-law to sign an expensive contract for something she doesn't need and can't afford, and certainly will never use. Why are some people so cruel, taking advantage of someone like this?

Happy New Year 2014 - New Year's Inspirational Quotes (with VIDEO)

Everyone needs a new beginning - whether it be from a personal failing, tragic past, or in the desire to pursue a dream. The need for renewal is not only what we embrace at the New Year; it's also at the heart of salvation itself. With quotes from respected literary, theological, and historical figures, this video inspires us toward the resolve and hope of a fresh start.