The most amazing display of God’s love for you

A story is told from the Middle Ages about a certain monk who announced he would be preaching next Sunday evening on “The Love of God.” The next Sunday evening…

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What it really means to ‘love’

There are perhaps no words in the English language that can shake you to the core more than the words, “I don’t love you anymore.” It’s sad to think how many marriages have ended with those words and how many families have been torn apart by that simple sentence…

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Is honesty really the best policy?

Coming from a big city, David wasn’t prepared for the approach rural businessmen took toward their customers. Shortly after David moved to the countryside, he rented a rototiller to do some work around his new home…

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The right way to speak truth into others’ lives

A mother recounts how her kids won four free goldfish at a school carnival. So she went out and bought a used 10-gallon aquarium for a mere five dollars. Of course, it was dirty, but the savings made the two hours of clean-up a breeze…

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How long until Christ returns?

On May 19, 1780, the skies over Hartford, Connecticut, quickly turned from blue to gray. By mid-afternoon, they had blackened over so densely that, in that religious age, men fell on their knees and begged a final blessing…

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What can you learn from your mistakes?

Several years ago in Ypsilanti, Michigan, a man walked into a Burger King restaurant early one morning and pulled a gun on the clerk. He demanded the cash register be emptied, but the clerk replied he couldn’t open it without…

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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, and on a big pad of paper wrote down…

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How to have victory against your spiritual enemy

One famous 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 in another section of the store…

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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 and a scorpion caught in the roots was about to drown…

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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, discouraged about the

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