The importance of knowing God’s Word

A church pastor visited the sixth grade Sunday School class one day and listened as the teacher taught some of the Old Testament. At the end, the pastor asked, “Does anyone know who knocked down the walls of Jericho?”

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What’s the greatest hope of heaven?

New Testament scholar A.M. Hunter relates a story in one of his books about a dying man who asked his Christian doctor to tell him about the place he was heading.

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Living for the hope of heaven

A man walked into his doctor’s office for a regular visit, and he noticed a brand-new fish tank had recently been installed.

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How to pray politically

A doctor, an engineer, and a politician were arguing one day about which profession of the three was older. “Well,” argued the doctor, “without the role of a physician, mankind could not have survived for all these years. So I’m completely certain that mine is the oldest profession.”

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Does luck really exist?

Many of the small superstitions people have today are rooted in misunderstandings of Christians years ago. Medieval theologians, for example, argued that since a ladder leaning against a wall forms a triangle, and a triangle is a symbolic reminder of the Holy Trinity, anyone who carelessly blunders through this mystical space is risking divine wrath

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How to value those who labor for you

There’s nothing quite like looking at a newborn baby. But as adorable as they are, infants do not really appreciate what parents do for them. This is because they have short memories. Their concern is not what you did for them yesterday but what you are doing for them right now.

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Don’t be troubled.

For several years, a woman had been having trouble getting to sleep at night because she feared burglars. Her husband did what he could to comfort her, but the woman simply could not let go of her fear. So night after night, she lay awake anxiously listening for the slightest sound of a break-in.

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What it really means to be free

In his famous little book On Christian Truth, Harry Blamires suggests that we think of the human race aboard a hijacked jetliner flying through time. He writes…

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Use your words wisely.

A young boy with a bad temper was pushing his father to the limits. So one day, his dad handed the youngster a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper and said something unkind, he would have to drive a nail into the back fence.

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How to show courage in the face of criticism

There is a very famous quote from former President Teddy Roosevelt that says,

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

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