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Service before Self

How can I illustrate what Paul is trying to say [in (Philippians 1:21-26)]? With the story of Dr. Paul Toaspern, a brilliant man, a theologian, who lived ...


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Our Secret Admirer

Some of you remember a standard old movie plot, where an actress or dancer would receive a dozen roses after her performance. The card is signed, "Secret ...


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What Are We Writing?

A Christian is a loving letter. Love is basic to being Christian. If we love not, we are not. This is not sentimentality or effusive feelings, but good ...


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Hung Up on Happiness

An English visitor recently commented about U.S. churches, "You Americans are so concerned about being happy," as if our kingdoms were the focal ...


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Courageous Giving

During World War II, Ernest Gordon was a prisoner along the Thailand border held by the Japanese with several hundred others. He didn't have any relationship ...


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A Sacrifice at Auschwitz

In A Book of Saints, Anne Gordon tells the story of Father Maximilian Kolbe, who was a prisoner at Auschwitz in August 1941. A prisoner escaped from the ...


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God in the Line of Fire

In the 1993 hit film In the Line of Fire, Clint Eastwood played Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan. Horrigan had protected the life of the President ...


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Taking the Sting

A boy and his father were driving down a country road on a beautiful spring afternoon, when a bumblebee flew in the car window. The little boy, who was ...


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How Splendid the Cross

How splendid the cross of Christ!

It brings life, not death;

light, not darkness;

Paradise, not its loss.

It is the wood on which

the Lord, like a great warrior,


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Christ's Blood, Not Ours

When I was 5 years old, before factory-installed seat belts and automobile air bags, my family was driving home at night on a two-lane country road. I ...


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