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Picking a Good Example

As Bruce was growing up, his father would point out good men for him to watch. He particularly remembers that each Sunday when the ushers would walk up the aisles for the offering, his father would nudge him and silently point to one of the men as someone...
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Reaching for the Prize

A man was running the final stretch of a marathon. His friend, who was driving beside him, could see that he was flagging and asked how he was feeling about getting so close to the finish line. “Pretty good, I ran the first third in record time.”...
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Why It’s Worth Losing Everything to Win Christ

The world was shocked in 1925 by the announcement that Olympic gold medalist Eric Liddell was leaving his dazzling career as an athlete to serve as a missionary in China. Liddell had been born in China to missionary parents. His youth, however, had been...
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Good Works Can’t Get You to Heaven

Darren was pushing his cart into the checkout lane at his local grocery when a police officer interrupted him. “You’re under arrest.” Darren was stunned and demanded, “What did I do?” The officer was calm but firm in his response. “You know....
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The Kind of Person God Honors

Two centuries ago a group of European pastors came to speak at a conference organized by the famous evangelist D. L. Moody. The night of their arrival they all put their boots outside of their doors, as was the custom in Europe at that time, expecting...
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Putting Christ First – Two Examples

While a father was washing his car one Saturday morning, he looked over and saw his four-year-old son picking up rocks and rubbing them on his trousers. He asked, “What are you doing?” Innocently, his son replied, “I want to be dusty like you, dad.”...
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Living as Children of God

While a father was washing his car one Saturday morning, he looked over and saw his four-year-old son picking up rocks and rubbing them on his trousers. He asked, “What are you doing?” Innocently, his son replied, “I want to be dusty like you, dad.”...
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Christ’s Example of Humility and Obedience

Lady Diana Cooper was attending a reception for the 100th birthday of Sir Robert Mayer. It was a stately event with scores of prominent figures. As the evening progressed, Lady Diana began a conversation with another lady she didn’t recognize because...
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The Unity and Humility of Christians

The London newspapers were sizzling with the news of a public conflict between its two greatest preachers. Charles Spurgeon and Joseph Parker each pastored a church in that city which drew thousands each Sunday. Spurgeon had recently founded a boys’...
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The Fearlessness of Heaven’s Citizens

When John Crysostom was called before the Empress and threatened for his preaching, he gave this reply: “What can I fear? Will it be death? But you know that Christ is my life, and that I shall gain by death. Will it be exile? But the earth and all...
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