Connecting yourself with the body of Christ

A churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. The letter read as follows…

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Recognizing your value in Christ

The greatest obstacle to being physically handicapped is often not the condition itself but the stigma society still associates with it. Carlene Mattson shared a touching story about her handicapped son…

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What’s in a name?

There’s a funny little scene in Disney’s movie, The Lion King, in which the young lion prince, Simba, has been captured by a band of hyenas…

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The most fruitful way to spend your time

Charles Francis Adams, the 19th century political figure and diplomat, kept a diary. One day he entered: “Went fishing with my son today—a day wasted.” His son, Brook Adams, also kept a diary, which is still in existence…

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How to love those who ridicule you

In 1818, Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis was born into a world of dying women. The finest hospitals lost one out of six young mothers to the scourge of “childbed fever.” Back then, a doctor’s daily routine began in the dissecting room where he performed autopsies…

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The value placed on your life

Years ago, a Dutch professor took time to calculate the cost of an enemy soldier’s death at different epochs in history. He estimated that during the reign of Julius Caesar, to kill an enemy soldier cost less than one dollar…

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Just ask!

Jim Cymbala once said, “God can’t resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need Him”…

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How to get off the spiritual roller coaster

As a wealthy oil tycoon lay on his deathbed, his pastor talked of God’s healing power. “Pastor,” he gasped, “if God heals me, I’ll give the church a million dollars.” The pastor gave a wry grin and said, “Yes, sir, I’m sure you would!”…

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You’re celebrated!

Do you have pictures of your kids scattered around your house? Have you ever stopped someone in an elevator to pull out photos of your grandkids from your wallet and…

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The reward of living for today

J. Vernon McGee once attributed the secret to his longevity and ongoing strength to the fact that he took 12-14 vitamin pills a day…

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