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A Christian’s Hope In Death

About a century ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton attempted to lead a band of men across Antarctica. Almost from the first the expedition faced seemingly insurmountable challenges. The twenty-eight men hadn’t gotten far before their ship was frozen in. Held...
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How to Live So You Have a Good Testimony

A new school teacher and his wife went to settle in his hometown. They found a parcel of land they liked and asked in town who owned it. They were told that the lot, like most of the other open land in the area, was owned by a retired banker. Anytime...
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God’s Call to Purity

A group of fashionable young people scheduled an outing to a coal mine. They wanted to explore and see what it was like to be under the earth. One young lady came in a delicate white dress. When her friends warned her against wearing white into the mine,...
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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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