So Great a People

At 5 P.M. on April 12, 1945, Vice President Harry Truman, wearied by his afternoon in the United States Senate ducked into Sam Rayburn’s private office in the Capitol. Someone mentioned to him that the White House had called. Harry picked up the phone and dialed the number, National 1414. Press Secretary Steve Early came on, voice tense, asking Truman …

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Ebenezer

Witty, warm, full of wisdom, F.W. Boreham’s book are collector’s items. In the Other Side of the Hill, Boreham who pastored in New Zealand and Australia, tells of growing up in England. In the dear old home at Tunbridge Wells, there hangs a text. It is only a scrap of paper, cut from the corner of a penny almanac; and …

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An Empty Chair

The story is told of an old Scotsman who was quite ill. The family called for their minister. As the pastor entered the man’s room and sat down, he noticed another chair on the opposite side of the bed. The pastor said, “Well, I see I’m not your first visitor of the day.” The old man looked up, puzzled for …

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Chariot of Fire

Leaving his young son in boarding school in Great Britain was the hardest thing Rev. James Dunlop Liddell, Scottish missionary to China, had ever done. But Eric thrived like a hare in the highlands. He studied hard. He loved sports, particularly rugby. He joined a Bible study, attended church regularly, and became a member of the Crusader Christian Union. He …

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Prayer Can Be Costly

A pastor once challenged some of the young people in his congregations to spend fifteen minutes every day praying for foreign missions. But he warned them, “Beware how you pray, for I warn you, this is a very costly experiment.” “Costly?” one of the youth asked in surprise. “Yes, costly,” he replied. “When Carey began to pray for the conversion …

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