Obedient and Committed

When British minister W.E. Sangster first noticed an uneasiness in his throat and a dragging in his leg, he went to his physician. It was found that he had an incurable muscle disease that would result in gradual muscular atrophy until he died. Rather than retreat in dismay, Sangster threw himself into his work in British home missions. He figured …

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Gospel Recordings

Joy Ridderhof, born in 1903, started an organization called Gospel Recordings, Inc. to record the gospel for every language group on earth. It is now approaching five thousand languages, and millions around the world have heard of Christ through GR recordings. But it wasn’t easy. Joy, a single career woman, faced with loneliness, sickness, dangerous travels, foreign intrigue, and financial …

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Ten to Two

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” ~ Numbers 13:30 Several years ago a group of fledging  students sat around the old oak table in Ruth Bell Graham’s kitchen, listening to her stories. They were lonely and homesick. College life had …

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A Novel Sight

For over 200 years Sunday schools have gathered the people together, millions of men, women, and children, hearing and learning and observing the words of God’s law. Much of the credit goes to Robert Raikes, an eighteenth-century newspaper publisher in Gloucester, England. Raikes was a prosperous man with a soft spot for ragamuffins. He determined to begin a school for …

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Generosity

When William was only sixteen years old, he left home to seek his fortune. He tied all his possessions into a bundle that he could carry in his hand. He told an old canal-boat captain that his father was too poor to keep him and the only trade he knew was soap and candle making. The old captain knelt and …

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Do Not Judge

“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.” (Romans 2:1 NIV) Why do you think these words are relevant to us?  Why is it important to refrain from judging others and allow God to be the …

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Civil Discourse

Civil Adjective 1. Of, relating to, or befitting a citizen or citizen 2. Sufficiently observing or befitting accepted social usages; polite Discourse Noun 1. Verbal expression in speech or writing 2. Verbal exchange or conversation Civil Discourse Noun 1. An engagement in conversation intended to enhance understanding. 2. A polite verbal exchange or conversation     Perhaps you have not …

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Success Story

John Houston has written his friend Myrtle’s name next to Psalm 30 in his Bible. This psalm declared, in part, “O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit.”  After a hard-fought battle against cancer, Myrtle died …

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