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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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Do You Know God’s Will for Your Life?

The top general of the world’s most powerful army contracted leprosy – a deadly and infectious disease. Leprosy separated Naaman from friends and family and made him an outcast despite his high standing in society. One day a little servant girl he...
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How Christians Relate to the People Around Them

A boy on crutches hurried through the busy station to catch his train. He had a generous basket of fruit and candy his grandmother was sending back for him and his little sister. As other passengers hurried by, one bumped the basket. He hurried right...
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The Difference Between Christians and Unbelievers

Two centuries ago, the famous European artist Paul Gustave Dore got to a border crossing only to realize he had lost his official papers. After a moment of consternation, he realized his name was almost universally recognized and should get him through....
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Are You Ready for the Day of the Lord?

A couple decided to vacation in Northern Italy. One of their stops was a well-maintained castle. As the gardener showed them around both castle and grounds, the couple fell in love with the charming place. They complemented the gardener on the way he...
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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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