What if Jesus hadn’t come

A story is told of a pastor who was preparing his message when he fell asleep in his study at the church. He dreamed that he was in a world into which Jesus had never come…

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How Jesus became “real”

A young boy who grew up in England during the dark years of World War II had a picture of his father on the kitchen table. His dad had gone off to fight in the war when the boy was very young. And years later, the boy couldn’t even remember him in the flesh. All he knew was the picture…

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Believing in God’s abundance

A missionary in Mexico told about a village where he was doing ministry. The villagers here had what he called a “scarcity mentality.” They believed there is only so much of the pie, and the more people you had, the smaller shares of the pie each would get…

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Cultivating a thankful heart

Pastor Warren Wiersbe told the story about a ministerial student named Edward Spencer. He lived in Evanston, Illinois, and was part of a lifesaving squad on the banks of Lake Michigan…

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Love your enemies?

Corrie Ten Boom in her book, Reflections of God’s Glory, shared the story of a Christian man she met in Africa who had bandaged hands. She asked him how he was injured, and he said…

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When less of you is more

The apostle Paul was always one to use sports analogies when describing spiritual realities. That’s because many of the struggles athletes face in the heat of competition are a lot like the challenges we face in our spiritual lives…

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When quick fixes won’t work

The apostle Paul was always one to use sports analogies when describing spiritual realities. That’s because many of the struggles athletes face in the heat of competition are a lot like the challenges we face in our spiritual lives…

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What really matters

The apostle Paul was always one to use sports analogies when describing spiritual realities. That’s because many of the struggles athletes face in the heat of competition are a lot like the challenges we face in our spiritual lives…

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Be happy with what you have

The apostle Paul was always one to use sports analogies when describing spiritual realities. That’s because many of the struggles athletes face in the heat of competition are a lot like the challenges we face in our spiritual lives…

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How to be a good steward of blessings

The apostle Paul was always one to use sports analogies when describing spiritual realities. That’s because many of the struggles athletes face in the heat of competition are a lot like the challenges we face in our spiritual lives…

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