Resource Library

Thursday
Aug252016

The target of your transformation

Some time ago during a football game between Michigan State and UCLA, the score was tied at 14 with only seconds to play. Michigan State had the ball and was within field goal range...

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Thursday
Aug252016

Why is spiritual growth important?

In the mid-1700s, a shipload of migrants landed on the northeast coast of America. Their first year, they established a site on which they’d build their town. The second year...

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Thursday
Aug252016

Your divine privilege

On February 17, 1791, the famous preacher John Wesley preached his very last sermon. The text he preached was Isaiah 55:6, which says, “Seek the LORD while he may be found..."

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Thursday
Aug252016

The real definition of ‘wealth’

According to a survey of the general American public, most perceive the status of “rich” to be attained when a person has between $1 million and $5 million in assets. But here’s the catch...

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Thursday
Aug252016

What to do when you feel unappreciated

A young man moved away from his rural hometown and went out to search for a better life. After some time, he became rather successful. His parents, however, still had...

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Thursday
Aug252016

Avoiding the self-inflicted pain of sin

A number of years ago, a play was written called 'The Potato Creek Chair of Death'. This was a rather bizarre theatrical work about a man who built a timing device he attached to a shotgun...

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Thursday
Aug252016

Trusting God as your provider

A young boy named Billy went to the local store with his mother. When it came time to check out, the shop owner looked down at the boy and passed him a large jar of suckers...

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Thursday
Aug252016

What it means to love others as yourself

In 1986, a terrible tragedy happened in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia. Hundreds of ship passengers were killed when two ships collided, throwing many into the icy waters below...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

God’s work in your pain

A group of women were studying the Old Testament one day, and they came across the verse that describes God as a “refiner of pure silver” (Malachi 3:3). One woman was puzzled...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

How to maintain spiritual unity with others

At the age of 14, a young man ran away from home and fought in the French and Indian War. When the American Revolution broke out, he joined the Continental Army...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

How to develop your 'spiritual muscles'

In December of 1987, a Soviet cosmonaut returned to earth after nearly 11 months in orbit above the earth. He was in very good health, which hadn’t always been the case...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Your hope in the storm

When Hurricane Gilbert hit the Louisiana coast in 1998, it was considered the “Storm of the Century.” It battered the shoreline. Many shrimp boats were lost, causing great concern...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Finding your purpose in adversity

English writer Somerset Maugham once wrote a story about a janitor at St. Peter’s Church in London. It was discovered one day that this janitor was illiterate...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

The enemy of contentment

A little boy named Adam wanted to be like his friend Bobby. Adam loved the way Bobby walked and talked. But Bobby wanted to be just like Charlie...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Can trust really be rebuilt?

A pastor told a story about his teenage son who was dating a girl and was only allowed to see her on certain nights. On one of the nights he wasn’t supposed to see her, the son told his parents...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

How to share Christ without fear

Judge John Lowell of Boston had a reputation as a harsh man. One morning at breakfast, Lowell was reading his morning paper when a frightened maid stepped into the room...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Make a joyful noise

An old country church had a 50-year-old man named Gary who attended faithfully for years. Gary had special needs, and the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. Not only that...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

What’s first in your life?

When the famous missionary David Livingstone died, his body was shipped to England where he was buried in Westminster Abbey in London. Yet, what many people don’t know is...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

What really matters?

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson went on a camping trip. After sharing a good meal, they retired to their tent for the night. At about 3 a.m., Holmes nudged Watson...

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Christianity: routine or relationship?

One afternoon a young lady came home with a new dog that she just adored. She fed him, washed him, and played with him every day. But very quickly, the dog developed a bad habit...

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