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Zig Ziglar said, "A study of three hundred world-class leaders, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sir Winston Churchill, Helen Keller, Mother Teresa, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, and Martin Luther King, Jr., revealed that 25 percent of them had serious physical disabilities and an additional 50 percent had been abused as children or were raised in poverty."
(From a sermon by Ricky Nelms, Daniel, 7/29/2010)
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BE FOUND DOING YOUR DUTY
The time was the 19th of May, 1780. The place was Hartford, Connecticut. The day has gone down in New England history as a terrible foretaste of Judgment Day. For at noon the skies turned from blue to gray and by mid-afternoon had blackened over so densely that, in that religious age, men fell on their knees and begged a final blessing before the end came. The Connecticut House of Representatives was in session. And as some men fell down and others clamored for an immediate adjournment, the Speaker of the House, one Colonel Davenport, came to his feet. He silenced them and said these words: "The Day of Judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish, therefore, that candles may be brought."
(Winning the New Civil War, Robert P. Dugan, Jr., p. 183)
At the end of life God requires faithfulness - The demand to trust Him even at the edge of life.the call of God is not too hard for us to do. And there is always a reward that awaits the faithful. Amen.
(From a sermon by Arsenio B. Segismundo, Unto the End of Life, 7/28/2010)
The "beloved disciple," was brother to James the Great. The churches of Smyrna, Pergamos, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, and Thyatira, were founded by him. From Ephesus he was ordered to be sent to Rome, where it is affirmed he was cast into a cauldron of boiling oil. He escaped by miracle, without injury. Domitian afterwards banished him to the Isle of Patmos, where he wrote the Book of Revelation. Nerva, the successor of Domitian, recalled him. He was the only apostle who escaped...
George Mueller, speaking of the obstacles in the Christian’s life, said, “I say—and say it deliberately—trials, obstacles, difficulties, and sometimes def...