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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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A Christian’s Perspective on Life and Death

On March 12, missionary William Carey was called from his classroom to receive a devastating message. That morning, Joshua Marshman, one of his closest colleagues, broke the news to him – the print shop had burned down. Twelve years of work went up...
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Rejoicing in Spreading the Gospel

In 1955, five men went into hostile territory to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the Auca people of Ecuador. They understood that they were risking their lives, but taking the gospel to those who had never heard it was more important to them than...
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Without Wax: The Sincere Christian Life

If you had ordered a marble bust of your favorite hero in ancient Greece, you would have taken it outside before paying for it. Why? In those days some sculptors used clear wax to repair flaws in their craftsmanship. Rather than making a new piece if...
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Confident in God’s Faithfulness

Many Christians live like the apprehensive aunt a young pilot once persuaded to fly with him. It was her first flight, and when they landed eager friends asked how she liked it. “It wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but I never did put all my weight...
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The Fellowship of the Gospel

Two Englishmen, brothers, were travelling on business to France. They heard of a fellow citizen who was a missionary in the town where they were staying and went to visit him. One of the brothers and the missionary shared a wonderful hour of fellowship....
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How God’s Peace and Faithfulness Impact the Christian’s Life

Charles Simeon was a man who wouldn’t give up. In 1783, he was made pastor of a prominent church in England. Some of the wealthy members of the congregation opposed his desire to reach the world with the gospel. This was in the era when many denominations...
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4 Commands for a Stable Christian Life

Two men in an impassioned argument could only agree on one thing – they must see a judge for arbitration. The first man eloquently and persuasively argued his case. When he’d finished, the judge nodded and said, “That’s right, that’s right.”...
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