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  • What Does "All" Mean?

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 14, 2013
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    WHAT DOES "ALL" MEAN? I know people who are carrying around a load of guilt over the past and they're loaded down with this extra weight God doesn't want them to have. I remember a lady in my church in Wiesbaden I'll call Jill. Jill had rebelled against her parents, had been on drugs, had had more

  • Corporate Discipleship

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jan 6, 2013

    CORPORATE DISCIPLESHIP Did you know that there is not a single case of "one-on-one discipleship" in the New Testament? The choice to become and remain a disciple rests with individuals, but discipleship is always nurtured corporately. Discipleship is not a course you go through; it’s a life you more

  • Fulfilling Your Purpose

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 24, 2012

    FULFILLING YOUR PURPOSE When we lived in Wiesbaden, some missionary friends bought a German toaster. When they got home, they plugged it in, placed some bread in it, and then waited for the toast to pop up a few minutes later. Well, the toast never did pop up from it because...well, it didn’t more

  • Predestination  PRO

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Mar 19, 2012
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    PREDESTINATION Rather than predetermining a person’s FATE, predestination predetermines a believer’s FOCUS—that is, God’s eternal purposes, goals and privileges for him. Every instance of the word “predestinate” in the New Testament refers to some purpose, goal or privilege that God has more

  • Wearing 30,000 Bibles

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Feb 26, 2012

    WEARING 30,000 BIBLES Years ago a missionary returned to England for a brief furlough after many years of faithful service in India. He was invited to a dinner at a great summer resort where he met many women of prominence and position. After dinner he went to his room and penned a more

  • Thank You, Sensei Don

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Feb 12, 2012

    THANK YOU, SENSEI DON Dr. Don Sisk, the former president of the mission board I'm with, BIMI, tells of winning an old "papa-sahn" to Christ, the father of one of the ladies in his church. He had such a grateful spirit for Dr. Sisk, whom they referred to as "Sensei Don" which means "Teacher Don." more

  • Stepping In His Big Tracks

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jan 4, 2012

    STEPPING IN HIS BIG TRACKS I remember once when we had a two-foot snow in Smyrna, Tennessee— something rare even then. I’d gone out into the snow early that morning and it was really futile, because the snow was so deep and so soft that when I stepped down into the snow, the snow went so far up more

  • God's Way Isn't Always Easy

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Dec 20, 2011
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    GOD'S WAY ISN'T ALWAYS EASY We make a terrible error when we think that God makes life easy just because we're in His will or that the easy way is God's way. We don't follow Jesus or God's will for our lives because it's the EASY thing to do--we do it because it's the RIGHT thing to do! When more

  • Your First Love

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Oct 28, 2011

    YOUR FIRST LOVE Jesus' first remedy for the Church in Ephesus was too "REMEMBER." Rev. 2:5 says, "Remember therefore from where you are fallen..." Remember what it was like during the honeymoon stage? Go back in your mind to a time when passion prevailed in your spiritual life. Relive it and more

  • He Keeps Knocking On The Door

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Oct 28, 2011

    HE KEEPS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR Despite their self-sufficiency, and despite their self-deception and despite their lukewarmness, Jesus is patiently knocking on the door of the Laodicean church anyway--knocking on a door of people who made Him sick! Isn’t that amazing? I remember a lady in our more

  • I Wish I Could Live Life Over Again

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jun 14, 2011
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    I WISH I COULD LIVE LIFE OVER AGAIN I remember when I was an assistant pastor in TN visiting a man who had lived his whole life in sin and selfishness. He finally came to the Lord in his sixties. When he was diagnosed with cancer, I went to visit him at his home shortly before his death. The more

  • Our Lives Are Like A...

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jun 14, 2011
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    OUR LIVES ARE LIKE A... Listen to what the Bible compares our lives to, and as you do, notice that the central theme of each comparison is the idea of the BREVITY of our lives upon this earth: * First, our lives are compared to A VAPOR (James 4:1) - Think about the vapor from a teapot. It is more

  • A Purpose For Sheep

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jun 14, 2011

    A PURPOSE FOR SHEEP Sad to say, millions of people wander through life with no earthly idea what they’re here for. One of the abiding fascinations of my wife here in Germany are sheep. About once a year, a shepherd brings a flock of sheep near our village, and my wife goes out and makes as more

  • I Don't Want To Be A Fireman

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 20, 2011

    I DON'T WANT TO BE A FIREMAN I recall a conversation I once had with a precocious little boy we once had in the church I pastored for 10 years in Wiesbaden. I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. "Well," he replied, "I don't want to be a fireman." I'd never had a kid tell more

  • The No-Mores

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 19, 2011

    THE NO-MORES "When you soldiers were downrange, it was the 'no-mores' that kept you going. You knew that eventually there would be no more sand; no more patrols; no more 130 degree temperatures; no more IEDs; no more constantly looking over your shoulder for danger in every Iraqi you saw. more

  • Something To Be Saved From

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 19, 2011

    SOMETHING TO BE SAVED FROM To be saved, like the thief on the cross, you must see yourself as destitute of any goodness worthy of heaven and, like this thief, by faith receive the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Vance Havner tells of a lady who came forward during the invitation in one of more

  • Dad, Tom And Jerry, And Touched By An Angel

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 17, 2011

    DAD, TOM AND JERRY, AND TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL When I was growing up, in order to instill a work ethic in me, my dad had several short maxims he repeated many times in my life. He'd tell me, "Son, there's no free lunch." -- In this life, that is so true. He'd also remind me, "Chuck, never forget: more

  • Held Up By Our Father

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 17, 2011

    HELD UP BY OUR FATHER 3-year old Tyler felt secure in his dad's arms as Dad stood in the middle of the pool. But Dad, for fun, began walking slowly toward the deeper end, gently chanting, "Deeper and deeper and deeper," as the water rose higher and higher on Tyler. Tyler's face more

  • The Storms Of Matthew 8

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 15, 2011

    THE STORMS OF MATTHEW 8 When I was a teen living in Okinawa, I remember some of my friends and I taking a boat from the main island of Okinawa to visit one of the smaller islands. It was during the typhoon season and though we were not in a typhoon, it was a really, really scary storm. We more

  • Fitted For Service Through Suffering

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 15, 2011

    FITTED FOR SERVICE THROUGH SUFFERING I grew up as a military brat and later my dad was a missionary to the military. When I was growing up, I was never exposed much to suffering. When we lived overseas, if someone got too sick, they shipped them back to the States, or (when we were stationed in more