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The True Freedom of a Christian

Over four centuries ago a young monk named Martin Luther was zealously seeking peace with God. He followed every rule of his monastery, and turned to punishing his body through starvation, beatings, and hard labor seeking to kill his sin nature and earn...
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The 4 Ways Christians have Victory over Sin

When the costly battle of Iwo Jima was won, there were still around 3,000 Japanese troops on the island. The island was won, there was no possibility of Allied defeat, yet the fighting continued for days. In fact, the last Japanese soldier surrendered...
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The Minister’s Role

In the mid nineteenth century, Korea was closed to foreigners on pain of death. But Robert Thomas felt that even a closed border should not keep out the gospel. Once he tried to visit Korea without success. But a year later, he found an American who planned...
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Who Jesus Christ is to a Believer

There is a story of a Persian king who ruled in magnificent style, yet liked to disguise himself and spend time with his people. Once when he had dressed as a poor man, he descended to a damp cellar where a lonely man seated on a pile of ashes was loading...
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The Mystery of the Gospel

Once the famous artist, Thomas Nast, held a public exhibition. On his canvas about six feet by two feet appeared a farmhouse surrounded by barns and meadows with cattle and crops. An orchard stood nearby under a bright sky with perfect clouds. He stood...
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Reconciled by the Cross of Christ

Have you ever had to reconcile with someone? Somehow you hurt or wronged them and the relationship was estranged. Then, through repentance and making things right, you were able to restore a relationship. Perhaps someone else mediated the reconciliation...
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The One with First Place

If you were to paint a picture of someone famous in a group of people, would you paint them first or last? When the German artist, Adolf von Menzel, was painting a portrayal of Fredrick the Great speaking with his generals before battle, he decided to...
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A Glimpse into an Effective Prayer Life

George Mueller is a man well known for his effective prayer life. He supported thousands of orphans without ever asking anyone for supplies or even making the needs known. Instead, he daily asked his heavenly Father to supply the needs his family and...
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Hope Changes Everything

In 1981, the successful millionaire Eugene Land was asked to address a class of 59 sixth graders in East Harlem, NY. After asking the principle how many would likely go to college and receiving the answer that perhaps one might, he was in despair. Finally...
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Blessings that Follow Obedience

A king once placed a huge rock in the highway, then concealed himself nearby to see if anyone would move the boulder. Wealthy merchants and courtiers went around it – some loudly accusing the king of not keeping the roads clear. But when a peasant came...
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