Maintaining unity in the body of Christ

A seminary professor used to begin every semester by bringing in a large jar full of beans. He would then ask his students to guess how many beans were in the jar…

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How to have victory against your spiritual enemy

One famous and effective tactic thieves often use to rob a store is to distract. They enter the store as a group. Then, one or two separate themselves from the group while the others start a loud commotion…

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How to live a counterintuitive life

A story is told of a holy man who was engaged in his morning meditation under a tree whose roots stretched out over the riverbank. During his meditation, he noticed the river was rising…

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How to give others the “push” they need

Jean Nidetch was a 214-pound homemaker desperate to lose weight. So she went to the New York City Department of Health where she was given a diet devised by Dr. Norman Jolliffe. Two months later…

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Why you can wear the banner of Christ with pride

A woman was preparing a pasta dish for a dinner party she was giving. In her haste, however, she forgot to refrigerate the spaghetti sauce, and it sat on the counter…

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How to avoid religious exhaustion

A lumberjack bought a brand new chainsaw and was told it could cut down at least 100 trees a day. But on the first day, he only managed to cut down 25 trees. The next day…

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How to know what’s right about God

A blackboard in a ninth grade health classroom was covered with the names and locations of the major bones and muscles of the human body. The diagram stayed on the board throughout…

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How to build a faith that overcomes any doubt

G. Campbell Morgan had already enjoyed some success as a preacher by the time he was 19 years old. But then he was attacked by doubts about the Bible…

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The power of expressing thanks

In his autobiography, ‘Breaking Barriers’, syndicated columnist Carl Rowan tells about a teacher, Miss Thompson, who greatly influenced his life. One day during class, she…

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The key to maintaining a Kingdom focus

A story is told of Yogi Berra, the well-known catcher for the New York Yankees, and Hank Aaron, who at that time was the chief power hitter for the Milwaukee Braves. The teams were…

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