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The Joy of Faith and Love

A banker who occasionally went to church approached the pastor after a service he’d happened to attend. “You’re always preaching about faith. Why don’t you preach something more practical?” he complained. Not long after the encounter, the pastor...
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How to Encourage Suffering Christians

Alexander Solzhenitsyn was weak and discouraged. He was a prisoner in a Soviet work camp in the icy wastes of Siberia. It didn’t seem he could carry on. Alexander decided to stop working, knowing that the guards would beat him to death. Just as he paused,...
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A Love That Satan Cannot Break

Under communist control, Romania had few churches and fewer Bibles. Brother Andrew, a man who smuggled Bibles into restricted countries, brought some Bibles, but had no contacts in the churches who could receive them. Sunday morning when he asked the...
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A Christian’s Response to Persecution

“You are a wartime communication runner, and have been given a message with life or death significance. To deliver the message, you must cross enemy territory. At one place, you are told, you will come to a very heavily guarded bend in the road...
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The Gentle Spirit of True Evangelism

Many times strength and gentleness seem like opposites. Often, though, true gentleness is great strength. One discovery of this in the natural realm was made by the British fighter pilots of World War I. These pilots found that thick layers of silk cloth...
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What to Avoid When Sharing the Gospel

What if you had a neighbor who always waved and smiled when they saw you, but they were always letting their trash blow into your yard, letting their dog wander onto your back porch, who’s campfire pit was half on your grass, and who always wanted to...
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The Gospel and How It Changes Lives

What if you really believed. What if you really believed that Jesus was the Son of God, that you and every other person was a sinner. What if you really believed that God justly condemned sinners to hell for rejecting His rightful authority and salvation...
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Praying for Other Christians

Five college students once visited Charles Spurgeon’s church in London to hear him preach. As they waited for the doors of the chapel to open, they were greeted by a man who offered to show them around. “Would you like to see the heating plant of...
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Examples of Faithful Servants

As the Second World War raged in Europe, England needed more coal. Winston Churchill called a meeting with the labor leaders and helped them imagine a day at the end of the war when the men who had won the war would parade through Piccadilly Circus. First,...
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Paul’s Helpers

Once a famous entertainer was asked to appear with a show for the troops. He agreed on condition that he be allowed to leave for his other appointment after a single monologue. He stepped on stage to deliver the monologue, then performed another act,...
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