Resource Library

Monday
Jul272015

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...

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Monday
Jul272015

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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Monday
Jul272015

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...

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Monday
Jul272015

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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Monday
Jul272015

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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Tuesday
Jul212015

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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Tuesday
Jul212015

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 in journeys like this...

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Tuesday
Jul212015

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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Tuesday
Jul212015

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...

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Monday
Jul202015

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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Monday
Jul132015

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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Monday
Jul132015

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 of pulling down the clothes hanging from the clothesline...

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Monday
Jul132015

How God brings purpose to your pain

In 1812, little 3-year-old Louis was sitting in his father’s workshop outside of Paris, France. His dad was a harness maker, and Louis loved watching his father work...

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Monday
Jul132015

The role of tradition in the Christian life

In 1903, the Russian Czar noticed a sentry posted in a very odd place on the grounds in the Kremlin. He asked the head of security why the guard was there, but he didn’t know the answer...

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Monday
Jul132015

How to treat those who reject God

There’s a traditional Hebrew story about Abraham that tells of a time when he was sitting outside his tent one evening when an old man, weary from age, came toward him...

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Tuesday
Jun302015

The only way to navigate life’s twists and turns

Just before the 1988 Winter Olympics, a television program aired that featured blind skiers being trained for slalom skiing. The blind skiers were paired with sighted skiers...

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Tuesday
Jun302015

Can the truth really hurt?

In the early 1900s, George Riddell acquired the overly-sensational London newspaper, 'The News of the World'. One day Riddell met famous British journalist Frederick Greenwood

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Tuesday
Jun302015

What really lasts after this life?

The famous 19th-century professor and naturalist Louis Agassiz was once invited to address the members of a learned society. Agassiz declined the invitation...

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Tuesday
Jun302015

Where to find direction for tough choices

During World War II, the British Secret Service broke the Nazi code and informed Prime Minister Winston Churchill that the Germans were getting ready to bomb the city of Coventry...

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Tuesday
Jun302015

Where you can find eternal joy

On November 25, 1895 in Leadville, Colorado, a cornerstone of ice was laid that would be the foundation of what would become the largest ice palace ever built in America...

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