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"We as individual Christians and collective churches need to recalibrate our sights on the target God has gen us: spiritually lost people. If people matter to God, then they'd better matter to us, too ... Deep in every true Christian, there is an awareness that we are on this planet for purposes
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THE SAILBOAT REDEMPTION
The story is told of a little boy who built a sailboat. He built the sail and had it all fixed up, tarred and painted. He took it to the lake and pushed it in hoping it would sail. Sure enough a wisp of breeze filled the little sail and it billowed and went rippling along
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GRACE: JEAN VALJEAN FROM LES MISERABLES
The story of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables is a great example of grace.
* I read the book many years ago. Liza and I just saw the movie adaptation of the musical.
* "Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862,
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I DID IT WITH MY CLUB
A hunter walking through the jungle found a huge dead elephant with a pigmy standing beside it. Amazed, he asked: "Did you kill that?"
The pigmy said, "Yes."
The hunter asked, "How could a little guy like you kill a huge beast like that?"
"I killed it with my
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LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP WILL PROTECT HIM
Lord of the Rings is a story written by J.R.R. Tolkien, a devout Christian who led C.S. Lewis to the Lord. Although he made it clear that his stories are not allegories, he still wrote from a Christian worldview and you can learn good biblical
Contributed by on Feb 21, 2012
IT COSTS SOMETHING TO BE CHRISTIAN
"It costs something to be a true Christian. Let that never be forgotten. To be a (lukewarm) Christian, and go to church, is cheap and easy work. But to hear Christ’s voice, follow Christ, believe in Christ, and confess Christ, requires much self-denial. It will
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"How little of Scripture there is in modern sermons compared with the sermons of those masters of theology, the Puritan divines! Almost every sentence of theirs seems to cast side lights upon a text of Scripture; not only the one they are preaching about, but many others as well are set in a new
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WEIRD LAWS IN CALIFORNIA
1. It is illegal for anyone to try to stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
2. A California law makes it illegal to set up a mousetrap without a hunting license.
3. In Berkeley, California, it's against the law to whistle for your lost canary
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WE ARE DIFFERENT!
(Taken from Men are Like Waffles; Women are Like Spaghetti, by Bill and Pam Farrel).
Because of the differences between men and women, we need God’s wisdom and help!
IN THE BATHROOM: A man has six items in his bathroom: a toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, a razor, a
Contributed by on May 1, 2011
Eugene Peterson, from his intro to Proverbs in The Message Bible:
"Wisdom has to do with becoming skillful in honoring our parents and raising our children, handling our money and conducting our sexual lives, going to work and exercising leadership, using words well and treating friends kindly,
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JESUS COMES AS LIGHT
"Jesus has come, moreover, not as a blaze which will soon die down, but as a light which will last our day, yea, last for ever. After the long dark and cold night of our misery, the Lord comes in the fittest and most effectual manner; neither as lightning, nor candle, nor
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FOSSIL EVIDENCE FOR EVOLUTION
In his introduction to the 150th anniversary edition of Darwin's The Origin of Species, Ray Comfort notes, "Darwin acknowledged that the absence of intermediates put his theory in doubt, but he attributed their lack to the scarcity of fossils at that time -- and he
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"If I have expectations about certain persons, those people can let me down. They will disappoint me to the degree that they fall short of my expectations. But if I have no expectations about someone, anything given is a blessing and not something owed. We set ourselves up for offense when we
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QUOTE: (Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer).
"The disciples had learned to understand something of the connection between Christ’s wondrous life in public and His secret life of prayer. They had been with Him and had seen Him pray. They had learned to believe in Him as a Master in
Contributed by on Jun 20, 2010
COMMITMENT, RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILY
"The logical beginning point of any family relationship is a covenant commitment, which has unconditional love at its core. Out of the security provided by this covenant, love develops grace. In this atmosphere of grace, family members have the freedom to
Contributed by on May 23, 2010
NOW HE KNOWS
A little five-year-old boy one day was playing with his two-year-old brother, when the two-year-old reached up and pulled his older brother's hair. He screamed in pain, and his mother came rushing in. He cried and said that his younger brother had pulled his hair. His mom said,
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KNOCKING PEOPLE DOWN
Coach Shug Jordan at Auburn University asked his former linebacker Mike Kollin, who was then playing for the Miami Dolphins, if he would help him do some recruiting. Mike said, "Sure, coach. What kind of player are you looking for?"
The coach said, "Well Mike, you know
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JESUS WAS NOT A VICTIM OF FATE
"Before the scourging began, Jesus was stripped of His garments and bent low over a low post, with wrists and ankles shackled into that position. The instrument used for scourging was a piece of wood fourteen to eighteen inches long, circular in shape, to which
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WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?
"As to my sin, I hear its harsh accusings no more when I hear Jesus cry, 'Why hast thou forsaken me?' I know that I deserve the deepest hell at the hand of God's vengeance; but I am not afraid. He will never forsake me, for he forsook his Son on my behalf. I
Contributed by on Feb 7, 2010
"Notice that they will have a form of godliness or 'Christianity,' but they will deny its power. How will they deny its power? They deny that Christianity can change them from being unforgiving to forgiving. They will boast of being followers of Jesus and proclaim their 'new birth' experience,