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  • The Mind Is Like Silly Putty

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Oct 10, 2011
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    THE MIND IS LIKE SILLY PUTTY "The peace of God which passes understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4.7) Our minds are wonderful creations of God. But did you know they need to be guarded? When I was a boy I used to play with Silly Putty. You could do a more

  • Kabash

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Aug 29, 2011

    KABASH Micah 7:19 He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea. I love the Hebrew word for "subdue." You may have actually heard it before. It is the word "kabash." Looking ahead to more

  • Lessons From A Banana Tree

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Aug 8, 2011

    LESSONS FROM A BANANA TREE I once learned an interesting lessons from a retired pastor who grew banana trees in his backyard. Bananas will grow in our hot and humid Southern Illinois summers. But the season isn't long enough for them to produce much fruit. Some people tried to overcome this by more

  • Jesus Loves Me

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Aug 8, 2011

    JESUS LOVES ME "Jesus Loves Me" is one of the most well-known Christian hymns. This hymn was originally a poem that was included in a novel. The poem was spoken to a dying child to bring them comfort. A musician later added the music, and since 1860 it has become one of the most well-known more

  • A Church Moves On

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jul 29, 2011

    A CHURCH MOVES ON "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Romans 12.21). A church that was already struggling financially suffered a loss of $5,000 which one of its members had embezzled. This put the church in even greater peril because of its difficulty in meeting more

  • Pennies From Heaven  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jul 11, 2011
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    PENNIES FROM HEAVEN Many of the farms in the state of Nebraska are right on the edge of the fertile plains that receive enough rainfall to produce abundant crops. Some years the yields can be a little lower simply because they are not blessed with as much rain as other farmers. Being so more

  • A Thunderclap In The Debate

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jul 11, 2011
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    A THUNDERCLAP IN THE DEBATE A group of college students were debating this issue one day. Some said a mother has the right to do what she wants with her own body. Others pointed out the scientific fact that an unborn child is not part of the mother's body and has its own distinct DNA, blood more

  • God's Word In A Mental Hospital

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jul 11, 2011
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    GOD'S WORD IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL I think you'll agree that all true and sincere spiritual movement in your life has been caused and created by the word of God. I served for one year as a part-time chaplain at a mental hospital. One of my duties there was to help people suffering from chemical more

  • How Not To Achieve Virtue

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jul 4, 2011

    HOW NOT TO ACHIEVE VIRTUE How do we move from vice to virtue? Let me tell you first of all how not to... Even ancient pagans, those who never heard the Bible, recognized that living in vice was deadly and destructive. They were far ahead of our modern culture that is foolishly accepting vices more

  • Achieving Virtue

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jul 4, 2011

    ACHIEVING VIRTUE The word "virtue" is taken from the Latin word virtus and actually means "strength" or "manliness." So you see that the real strength of this life is found by successfully winning the inner war of faith. It is because of weakness that we are ruled by passions and controlled by more

  • At War With Our Vices

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jul 4, 2011

    AT WAR WITH OUR VICES On July 4, 1776 fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence. Citing numerous abuses of the law and the oppressive and unjust rule of the king of England, these men pledged their honor, their lives and their livelihood to the cause of justice and freedom. We have more

  • Darwin Kissed And Cried Over Evolution

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jun 20, 2011

    DARWIN KISSED AND CRIED OVER EVOLUTION Shortly after Charles Darwin and his wife Emma were married, Emma wrote Charles a letter. In her letter Emma warned Darwin about believing things that can’t be proved and of recognizing the limitations of our minds... That there are things "which if true more

  • Miracles: The Two Boxes

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jun 7, 2011

    MIRACLES: THE TWO BOXES Ron Nash spoke to a group of Russian scientists who had been taught all their lives that there is no such thing as miracles. He put two cardboard boxes in front of them. The first box was closed. Ron said, "This is the way you see the world. The box represents the more

  • Salvation Belongs To The Lord

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jun 6, 2011

    SALVATION BELONGS TO THE LORD To say that we cooperate with God in any way in our salvation undermines the doctrine of salvation, robs our confidence in God, and tempts us to pride. It is like the man who collapses from a massive heart attack and is rushed to the hospital. The doctor more

  • The Beautiful Country: Predestination

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jun 6, 2011

    THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY: PREDESTINATION A few years ago, a movie came out about a boy in Vietnam who’s father had been an American GI (The Beautiful Country). His life was miserable because no one in Vietnam accepted him. He was a half-breed. His mother wanted him to try to escape to America to more

  • Making Improvements

    Contributed by Michael Walther on May 27, 2011

    MAKING IMPROVEMENTS Recently researchers at John’s Hopkins University ran across the notes a 19th century neurosurgeon named Harvey Cushing. What surprised them was his meticulous self-evaluation and self-criticism. He carefully documented every mistake he made on the operating table. Most more

  • Can't Never Did Nothing.

    Contributed by Michael Walther on May 27, 2011

    "CAN'T NEVER DID NOTHING." When I was in high school, I worked as a janitor. I was the summer help, and I was teamed up with the regular janitor named Jim. Jim was a rough character. When I first met him he reminded me of Charles Manson. He was a former Marine who had been through some very more

  • God Told A River  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Walther on May 26, 2011
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    GOD TOLD A RIVER God told a river to flow through a very dry desert to finally arrive at the sea. The river complained to God that it could never make it. It would dry up in the desert and die. But in the end the river trusted God. It changed its course and made a valiant attempt to flow through more

  • Prayed Into The Kingdom

    Contributed by Michael Walther on May 25, 2011
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    PRAYED INTO THE KINGDOM Chuck Sackett did not grow up in a Christian home. But he joined the Boy Scouts and wanted to complete the “God and Country” merit badge. So he walked a few blocks to a small church for several weeks. He filled out his papers, and did what he had to do get that badge. more

  • Deceiver  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Walther on May 25, 2011
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    DECEIVER Ephesians 6.10-12 Especially, "schemes of the devil..." Here Paul explains the realities of evil in this world. How different this is from popular ideas about evil. There is a comical view of evil -- the character who wears a red suit and carries a pitch fork. Then there is the more