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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]
A LITTLE GIRL’S PRAYER One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do she died, leaving us with a...
Scripture: James 5:17
MAN OVERBOARD One day Hudson Taylor was traveling on a Chinese junk from Shanghai to Ningpo. He had been witnessing to a man named Peter who reject...
Tags: Evangelism Urgency
"I'M NOT A CHRISTIAN, SO..." You need to know what is going on in the head of a non-saved or pre-saved person. * "I'm not a Christian, so ... I...
Tags: Evangelism How To
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
FATHER’S DAY IS ALMOST UPON US and it reminded me of a story I read about a dad who really understood his role. Some years ago, in a military aca...
Scripture: Ephesians 6:4
Tags: Father's Day
The Spirit’s message and power can only be understood by the help of the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:11-16). i. His wisdom is what brings us understanding in...
Tags: Holy Spirit Attributes
told by Philip Yancey in his book: What’s so Amazing about Grace. Yancey tells the story of a prodigal daughter who grows up in Traverse City, Mich...
Daniel Overdorf: One of my older sisters and her husband served for 12 years as missionaries to Haiti. Among various other ministries, such as church...
Scripture: 1 John 3:16-3:18
ATTITUDE NOT APTITUDE Jesus' message here is that everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. Dave Stone says that "service is the langua...
Scripture: 1 Peter 4:10-4:11, 1 Corinthians 2:9-2:11, Psalms 1:1-1:44, Mark 12:30-12:31, Zechariah 9:1-9:1