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  • The Song Of The Redeemed Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Apr 19, 2024

    If you want to be truly free, rely on God’s surpassing power, recognize God’s splendid holiness, and follow God’s sovereign guidance. Then you will experience God’s glorious triumph.

    A little more than 10 years ago (2011), comedian Steve Martin introduced the entire atheist hymnal (on one page of paper). He called it, “Atheists Don’t Have No Songs.” Take a look (show Atheists Don't Have No Songs—Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers). Christians have their hymns and more

  • What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Apr 11, 2024

    When life gets complicated, just follow God, believe God, and walk with God in the direction He leads.

    Doug Lansky was a travel writer and photographer for many years during which he has collected photos of odd signs from around the world. Here are some samples: Here is a blue sign with white letters. It reads: “Pakistan-Narcotics Control Board Investigating Unit.” Notice what’s in front of the more

  • By A Strong Hand Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Apr 4, 2024

    To respond to God’s mercy, remember that GOD set you free, celebrate your deliverance, and consecrate yourself to the Lord.

    Some time ago (2004), The Cape Times reported on a South African man, who surprised nine men robbing his home. Eight of the robbers ran away, but the homeowner managed to shove one into his backyard pool. After realizing the robber couldn't swim, the homeowner jumped in to save him. But once more

  • Blood On The Door

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Mar 29, 2024

    If you want to be truly free, put away your worthless idols, rely on the blood of the Lamb, and leave your bondage.

    Tony Campolo tells the story of a town where all the residents are ducks. Every Sunday the ducks waddle out of their houses and waddle down Main Street to their church. They waddle into the sanctuary and squat in their proper pews. The duck choir waddles in and takes its place, and then the duck more

  • Why Not Me? Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Mar 21, 2024

    To be truly wise, acknowledge that God is, that God is here, and that God is holy. Then allow Him to use you to make Him known to a world in desperate need of Him.

    Some time ago (2009), Leonard Mlodinow shared a story in The Wall Street Journal from the life of baseball great, Joe DiMaggio: During the summer of 1945, right after World War II had ended, Yankee slugger, Joe DiMaggio, returned to baseball after serving as a soldier during the war. Not wanting more

  • Why Me? Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Mar 15, 2024

    Refuse to blame God in your disappointment. Instead, believe in Him and get back to work.

    A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.” The woman below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon more

  • No More Excuses Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Mar 6, 2024

    If we want to be all that God has called us to be as a church and as individual believers, we must stop making excuses and take that step of faith in obedience to God. Like Moses, trust in His power, plan, provision, precepts.

    In his book, Something Else to Smile About, Zig Ziglar writes about his brother, the late Judge Ziglar, who loved to tell the story of a man who went next door to borrow his neighbor’s lawnmower. The neighbor explained that he could not let him use the mower because all the flights had been more

  • Bushwacked! Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Feb 27, 2024

    If you want to be all that God called you to be, stop trusting in yourself and start trusting in God’s presence, person, and promises.

    On a Saturday in November several years ago (November 5, 2011), University of Tennessee freshman Derrick Brodus was lying on the couch at his fraternity house, waiting for the Tennessee Volunteers football game to start at 7 P.M. Less than an hour before kickoff, Derrick fumbled for his cell phone more

  • Lessons From Failure Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Feb 21, 2024

    When you have failed, appreciate the past, stay faithful in the present, and trust God for the future.

    Several years ago, Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Bob Patterson described one of his pitches, which the Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin hit for a game-winning home run: “It was a cross between a screwball and a change-up. It was a screw-up” (Wall Street Journal, 7/9/96; Leadership, Vol. 17, no.3; more

  • Spiritual Thermodynamics Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Feb 15, 2024

    Multiply and grow through faith in God’s Word, opposition, and obedience to God.

    In The Last Days Newsletter, Leonard Ravenhill tells about a group of tourists visiting a picturesque village. They walked by an old man sitting beside a fence, and one of them asked, “Were any great men born in this village?” The old man replied, “Nope, only babies” (Leonard Ravenhill, The Last more

  • Failures Flourish Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 31, 2024

    If you have failed the Lord, come back to Him. Come for fellowship with the Lord and let Him feed you. Confess your failure to the Lord and let Him affirm you. Commit to following the Lord and let Him restore you.

    When Elon Musk started SpaceX in California, he had a dream of safely returning used rocket boosters so they could be used again. This would greatly reduce the cost of space flight. To date, they have been very successful. However, initially there was a lot of failure. Take a look at this YouTube more

  • Blessed Believer Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 26, 2024

    If you want Jesus’ peace to replace your fear, receive the Holy Spirit, believe that Jesus is alive and that He is Lord. Surrender your life to the Spirit of the living, Lord Jesus Christ.

    In 1973, producers hired 26-year-old director Steven Spielberg to make a movie based on Peter Benchley's novel about shark attacks called Jaws. The movie was so scary that even to this day millions of Americans panic when they get wind that a shark might be present in their beach area. A more

  • See And Tell Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 19, 2024

    To know the real joy of the resurrection of Christ, move beyond just a peek at it. Ponder it. Perceive it. Then proclaim it to as many people as God gives opportunity.

    Ken Davis is one of my favorite comedians, who tells the story of a dead pet rabbit. Take a look… (show video of Ken Davis, Dead Rabbit, A woman looked out the window of her home and was horrified to see her German Shepherd shaking the life out of the more

  • Cries From The Cross Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 11, 2024

    Appreciate what Jesus did for you on the cross: feel its sorrow; grasp its suffering; and take its sufficiency. You’ll never be the same again!

    In 1940, Clarence Jordan, a farmer-theologian, founded Koinonia farm in Americus, Georgia, to promote racial unity and cooperation. Soon after that, a pastor gave Jordan the red-carpet tour of his church. The pastor proudly pointed to the rich, imported pews and luxurious decorations. Then, with more

  • Who's On Trial? Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 4, 2024

    You can avoid making a fool of yourself if you submit to Jesus as your Lord, admit your weakness before Him, and embrace the truth He offers.

    One evening, while waiting for a bus, a young man was standing with a crowd of people looking in the widow of a taxidermist shop. In the center of the window was a large owl that attracted the attention of all who passed by. The self-appointed expert began to criticize the job done on it. “If I more