Resource Library

Friday
Sep122014

Why do we obey God?

Former NFL quarterback Roger Staubach, who led the Dallas Cowboys to win two Super Bowls, once admitted he was frustrated with the fact that he didn’t get to call his own plays...

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Friday
Sep122014

How Jesus makes you new

British businessman Lindsay Clegg told a story about a London warehouse property he was selling. The building had been empty for months, and vandals had badly damaged...

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Thursday
Sep112014

Avoiding the dangerous trap of prejudice

Catherine Booth was known as the “Mother of The Salvation Army.” Wherever she would go, large cross sections of society—princes and paupers alike—would gather to hear her speak...

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Thursday
Sep112014

Winning in the long processes of life

Early in his inventing career, Thomas Edison invented a vote-tallying machine that could be used in legislative chambers. Simply by moving the switch from right to left, one could vote for or against a proposal without leaving his or her desk...

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Thursday
Sep112014

What’s a good name worth to you?

In the late 1800s, the Louisiana State Lottery rose to prominence, as well as to infamy, as it was plagued with scandal after scandal when rumors and evidence surfaced...

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Tuesday
Sep092014

How to handle disagreements among the Body

Veteran American League baseball umpire Bill Guthrie was working behind the plate one afternoon, and the catcher for the visiting team was repeatedly protesting his calls...

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Friday
Sep052014

Do your words and actions honor Christ?

One day, a pig was fervently eating acorns under an oak tree. When the supply started waning, the pig became so enamored with finding more acorns that he began rooting around in the dirt...

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Friday
Sep052014

Can anyone be a good leader?

A rich businessman once held a dinner party to which Calvin Coolidge had been invited. After Coolidge left, the man remarked that he thought Coolidge would one day make a good president...

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Friday
Sep052014

The eternal significance of your short life

Lady Nancy Astor was the first woman ever to be seated in the British House of Commons. She predictably encountered a good amount of male antagonism, but she was also capable of giving it back in turn...

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Friday
Sep052014

Avoiding the cancer of concealed sin

Robert Wood Johnson, former chairman of Johnson & Johnson, had a reputation for being especially stringent when he inspected his manufacturing plants...

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Thursday
Sep042014

The key to becoming a better Bible student

Pastor Joseph Parker ministered for years at City Temple in London, England. One morning, an elderly woman walked up to him after a service and thanked him for shedding some much-needed light on a particular Bible story...

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Thursday
Sep042014

How you can promote unity in the Body

A man and his wife were walking through a park in Miami one afternoon when they saw a Cuban family enjoying a picnic. The family was tossing scraps of bread...

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Thursday
Sep042014

How to increase your spiritual endurance

Dick Wade, a sportswriter in Kansas City, wanted to find out how much “action” really occurred in a regular baseball game. So he took a stopwatch to a game...

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Thursday
Sep042014

What growing older really means for you

A new member of the bridge club showed up one afternoon wearing a beautiful gold locket. Another player approached her and said, “That’s such a lovely piece..."

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Thursday
Sep042014

Is superstition ever okay for Christians?

For centuries, well-educated and literate people thought it to be of the utmost importance to get out of bed on the right side. The thought was that to get out of bed on the left side provided easy access for evil spirits...

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Thursday
Sep042014

Can good works ever earn you heaven?

When her father was President, Amy Carter came home from school one Friday night with an assignment to write a paper answering a tough question about the Industrial Revolution...

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Thursday
Aug282014

How God really can soften a hard heart

As he approached the end of his life, atheist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre declared, “I do not feel I am the product of chance, a speck of dust in the universe, but someone who was expected..."

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Wednesday
Aug272014

The priceless value of the gospel you carry

One foggy night in London many years ago, a poor man shuffled into a quaint little music shop on the edge of town. Under his right arm, he held an old violin in terrible condition...

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Wednesday
Aug272014

What it means to give your life for Christ

The chaplain walked in and saw the soldier lying on the bed. The news was bad. His leg had been terribly injured and had to be amputated...

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Wednesday
Aug272014

How to find joy in every circumstance

The famous English architect Sir Christopher Wren was supervising the construction of a beautiful new cathedral in London. A local journalist thought it would be interesting to interview some of the workers...

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