How to recognize and overcome evil

John was driving home late one night when he picked up a hitchhiker. As they rode along, he began to be suspicious of his passenger. John checked…

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The key to real spiritual growth

It was a simple clerical error, but it could be the most expensive typo of all time. In 1978, Prudential, the largest insurance company in the U.S., loaned $160 million to United States Lines, a shipping firm. As part of the deal, Prudential got a lien on eight ships…

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Why you can fully trust Jesus

Les Henson, a six-foot, six-inch senior forward on the Virginia Tech basketball team, will never forget a game he played against Florida State University in Tallahassee in 1980…

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How to experience abundant grace through obedience

Many accidental deaths result from taking risks. That’s the conclusion of an organization in Canada that is seeking to decrease accidents between cars and trains…

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Be a blessing!

A barber in a small town was busy cutting hair one day when the local cop walked in for a haircut. The barber was feeling a bit generous, so he said to the cop…

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The power of reconciliation through Christ

Keith Hernandez was one of baseball’s top players. He is a lifetime .300 hitter who has won numerous Golden Glove awards for excellence in fielding. He’s won a batting championship for having the highest average, the Most Valuable Player award in his league, and even the World Series….

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How to have wisdom along with zeal

The Methodist pastor, William Sangster, told the story of an eccentric church member who tried to be a zealous Christian. Unfortunately, the man usually did the wrong thing…

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Don’t give up

There was once a man whose life seemed characterized by failure. At the age of 22, his business failed. At 23, he ran for political office but was defeated. So he turned to another business, which failed when he was 24. At 25, things started to turn around when he was elected to his state’s legislature, but at 26 his love died…

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How you can impact the next generation

In a recent survey, the Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics reported that 61 percent of the high school students and 32 percent of the college students polled admitted to having cheated on an exam during the past year…

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You’re alive in Christ!

A young music minister had just been called to lead worship at his very first church. He’d been thoroughly trained, spent years honing his skills, and he was ready to embrace his leadership role…

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