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CYMBALA'S EASTER STORY Jim Cymbala preaches at a church in the slums of New York. He tells the following story: It was Easter Sunday and I was s...
Scripture: Exodus 18:15-18:18, Luke 23:32-23:34, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13:8, John 13:34-13:35, Matthew 25:34-25:45, [more]
THE REFINER'S FIRE The story is told of a group of women that met for Bible study. While studying in the book of Malachi, chapter three, they came...
WHY BLOOD? On February 16, 1989 the lives of George and Vera Bajenksi of Ontario, Canada were changed forever. It was a very normal Thursday mornin...
Arthur Pink, a theologian from another generation, talks against those who preach about Jesus as a savior from hell rather than a savior from sin. He...
Scripture: Hosea 1:1-3:18
POEM: “I Am Just a Raindrop” The following poem was heard on Paul Harvey’s broadcast in 2004: I AM JUST A RAINDROP I am just a raindrop I was born...
Scripture: Genesis 8:1-8:10
REJOICING IN PAIN Richard Stearns, the president of World Vision, visited a church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, nearly a year after the devastating ea...
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-5:18
GOD'S GREATNESS Today it doesn’t take wars or persecutions to challenge our Christian faith or religious practices. No spears, no swords, no fiery...
Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-1:23
THE CHURCH'S IDENTITY AND PURPOSE In his book, The Family of God, Batsell Barrett Baxter says the following: "There are some who think of the c...
Tags: Church Purpose Of
FORGIVING WHEN YOU CAN'T by Jeannette Williams Her car had killed my husband, a school crossing guard. She had struck Tom down while he was on du...
Tags: Forgiveness For Others
WHEN LOVE REIGNS, GOD REIGNS During the puritan OLIVER CROMWELL'S (1599-1658) reign as Lord Protector of England (1653-1658) a young soldier was se...
Scripture: John 15:12-15:13
Tags: Christian Love