Because He lives

When the great scientist from the 1800s, Sir Michael Faraday was at the end of his life, he gave a final interview with some journalists who questioned him about life, and his speculations about what would await him after death.

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Which way would you go?

There’s a story about an African Muslim who decided to become a Christian. His friends, perplexed at his decision to turn his back on Islam and follow Jesus, asked him, “Why did you become a Christian?”

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How can you praise God?

The British minister, W.E. Sangster had a disease that causes progressive muscular atrophy, and began to lose his voice and mobility. Recognizing the end was near, he threw himself fully into writing and prayer.

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Celebrate Easter daily

A little girl named Heather was enjoying the church service one Easter Sunday, when the time came for the boys and girls to come to the front to hear the children’s sermon f.om the pastor. Heather confidently strolled to the front of the sanctuary, just as she did every Sunday.

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The simple truth

An eight-year-old boy named Philip who had Down’s syndrome attended a Sunday School class at his church. The other boys and girls didn’t readily accept Philip but were slowly beginning to see him as part of their group thanks to the work of the teacher.

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True Transformation

one of the greatest things you can do for yourself is to think intentionally and seriously about your purpose in life. When I have asked people about their life’s purpose, I often get the comment, “That’s a good question. I should probably think more about that.” Many of the responses center around being happy, making a lot of money, having fun and pleasure, or to fulfill adventurous and challenging goals on a proverbial “bucket list.”

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Seeking God in times of trouble

One Sunday in church, some of the members were praising the Lord for what He had done in their lives that week. A woman stepped forward in front of the congregation to give thanks for God’s provision in her life. She shared…

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What it means to surrender everything

A family who had just been called to the mission field sold almost all of their belongings and packed up everything else in their station wagon. They were on their way to meet the ship that would take them and their car to Okinawa, Japan, and stopped to rest and enjoy one last meal in America.

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Shepherd those God gives you

Years ago, a faithful pastor had a meeting with his local supervisor for his review. The superior told him, “I’m really concerned. Only one person has been added to your church this year – and he’s only a boy.” The pastor returned to his church that day discouraged.

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How God leads you through your fears

A story is told of a general in the Persian army who captured spies and sentenced them to death. This general had the strange custom of giving condemned criminals a choice between going before a firing squad or walking through a big black door.

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