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[illustration] Have you ever wondered what makes the difference between a spotlight and a laser beam? How can a medium-powered laser burn through st...
Scripture: John 17:11
A LIFE OF RESOLUTIONS Jonathan Edwards, the 18th-century revivalist, sat down at age 17 and penned 21 resolutions by which he would live his life....
THE "GROUP-THINK" IMPULSE Stand up for the truth. Romans 12:2 says, "...Do not be conformed to this world..." [NKJV] People today show a stong...
Scripture: Romans 12:2
I was fortunate to grow up in a home where my father was both a loving and disciplining presence. I guess I would have to say that if there is anythin...
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 16:1-16:12
You share Christ by imitating Christ. A story is told – by Fredrick Beuchner I believe – called “The Happy Hypocrite." It is a story about a man who w...
"DON'T SIT ON ME, LORD!" Romans 6:8-14 Key verse(s): 6: "For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the bod of sin might be done...
Scripture: Romans 6:8-6:14
James S. Hewett tells this story. “A tyrannical husband demanded that his wife conform to rigid standards of his choosing. She was to do certain thi...
Common sense suits itself to the ways of the world. Wisdom tries to conform to the ways of Heaven....
Contributor: Joseph Joubert
In Discipleship Journal, Carole Mayhall tells of a woman who went to a diet center to lose weight. The director took her to a full-length mirror. On i...
CHARACTER: PROTOTYPE PLUS PNEUMATIC FORCE Jesus is the very imprint or prototype of God’s essential reality. The word used in the Greek here is pro...
Scripture: Romans 5:1-5:6