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  • Two Boys

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Mar 12, 2019

    Two Boys Two young boys are playing happily in the garden and are great companions for some time, but then something bad happens. One boy gets ill and is stunted and is never the same again, while the other one grows to full and healthy mature manhood even though he suffers far more than his sick more

  • Through The Darkness

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Feb 14, 2011
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    THROUGH THE DARKNESS (John 1:1-14) It’s a dark night and even though your car headlights are on and shining brightly, you notice how dark it is outside: it’s a dark night. You have been driving through the night, a long way from your home, but you will soon be home. Even after your long more

  • What Was The Point?

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 1, 2010

    WHAT WAS THE POINT? Alan Scholes, a former agnostic, testifies from his experience: "I had often heard my religious friends say, 'Jesus died for our sins' or 'Jesus died to save the world.' I could see how the good example of Jesus’ actions might possibly influence some men and women to live more

  • He Paid I Debt He Did Not ...

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 1, 2010

    "He paid I debt He did not owe, I owed a debt I could not pay, I needed someone to wash my sins away And now I sing a brand new song, Amazing Grace! Christ Jesus paid the debt that I could never more

  • Crucifixion Was An Ancient Form Of Execution ...

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 1, 2010
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    "Crucifixion was an ancient form of execution (borrowed from the Carthaginians) used by the Romans. The victim was nailed to a large cross, constructed from wood, and left to hang there for hours or days, until the victim died. Ancient records speak of thousands of people being more

  • Grafted To Jesus And One Another

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Nov 4, 2009

    GRAFTED TO JESUS AND ONE ANOTHER Grafting is done for several purposes, but most commonly in the olive oil industry it is to get the hardy roots of one variety with the fecundity of another variety. The whole point of grafting is that each part of the grafted tree keeps its original character. more

  • In Isaiah 5 God Says Of The Vineyard Of The ...

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Nov 4, 2009

    In Isaiah 5 God says of the vineyard of the Lord, i.e. Israel, that after all that God had done for them, they acted unjustly and became corrupted in their ways: Isa 5:4 “What more could have been done to My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why then, when I expected it to bring forth good more

  • Because We Are Human, We Sin

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Oct 23, 2009

    BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN, WE SIN A dog barks because it is a dog. It does not become a dog because it barks. Its ‘doginess’ makes it a dog, it’s in its DNA. Humans are not proved to be human because we sin; it is because we are human that we sin. Though still bearing he image of God, which more

  • Ants: Look At Ants On An Anthill. There They Are ...

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Oct 23, 2009

    ANTS: Look at ants on an anthill. There they are working, suffering, dying, due for death and destruction. We might feel sorry for them, but we cannot save the ants...We have no way of making them live forever or of stopping their toil and suffering. What if the only way to save the ants was to more

  • Clinging To Christ

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Feb 4, 2008

    This promise is to those who “love God.” They are of course, believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and cling to Him for their lives like drowning men and women clinging to what they know will more

  • Are You Part Of "The Called?"

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Feb 4, 2008

    Are you part of “the called?” Frances Ross, our neighbour, was home early on Wednesday afternoon and she called to me from her balcony to offer me some of her garden vegetables. This gave me quite a start… For an instant, since all I heard was my name in a female voice, I thought the feminists more

  • Romans Is Like Mount Everest. It Begins With A ...

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Feb 4, 2008

    Romans is like Mount Everest. It begins with a fabulous footing, broad based, unflinching. It soars up through the skies and beyond more

  • James S. Stewart Tells Of An Oil Painting ...

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 9, 2007
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    “James S. Stewart tells of an oil painting depicting Faust engaged in a chess game with the devil. Faust, you will recall, was the man who gambled his life with the devil and lost. The look on Faust’s face in the painting is one of abject despair. He has been reduced to a few pawns, a knight, and more

  • As David Jeremiah Says: "Imagine A Chef Who ...

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 9, 2007
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    As David Jeremiah says: “Imagine a chef who collected cookbooks, took cooking classes, studied recipes, and developed menus—but never cooked.” (Today’s Turning Point Daily more

  • Jesus Reminds Me Here Of The Long Distance ...

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 2, 2007

    Jesus reminds me here of the long distance runner. Think of the Marathon runner. There has to be a settled determination in your heart if you are going to win a Marathon. You train for the distance, for the conditions, your diet and liquid intake has to be measured and controlled; the opposition more

  • Decision Without Procrastination  PRO

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 2, 2007
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    “Decision Without Procrastination" "During the early days of the ministry of Dwight L. Moody, the great evangelist launched a series of meetings in Chicago with promise of the largest crowds that he had ever addressed up to that time. He was speaking of the life of Christ, and on the first Sunday more

  • Bishop Ryle Points Out That Jesus, Through The ...

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Mar 12, 2007

    Bishop Ryle points out that Jesus, through the Holy Spirit and the ministry of the faithful church, would “raise up a standard of morality and purity and knowledge of which formerly men had no conception.” (Ryle, ibid. p. 159) This was seen in the days immediately following the birth of the early more

  • Matthew Henry, Comparing The Lawyer To Those Who ...

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Jul 23, 2004

    Matthew Henry, comparing the lawyer to those who come to church out of curiosity, merely to see what is being said but not to take it to heart themselves and make it part of their lives, he says: “It is not enough to speak of the things of God, and to enquire more

  • Free From Worry  PRO

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Aug 28, 2001
    based on 35 ratings

    Illustration: Free From Worry Donald Trump, the famous businessman, has many millions of dollars. What a friend to have, eh? There is a story about Trump’s generosity with a stranger. It is said that Trump’s limousine broke down on the Garden State Parkway. An unemployed car mechanic stopped more