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Chemical Abuse | Evangelism | Example | Humor | Hypocricy | Hypocrisy | Liquor | Pastor | Standards

UNRIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION A pastor answered his telephone to hear a lady’s voice request: “Please have six cases of whiskey sent to my house as we’re having a party.” Inadvertently, she had dialed the wrong number and the pastor recognized the voice as that of one of his parishioners. Gently he replied, “I am your pastor.” …

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OOPS! A Clergyman was concerned over nude bathing in his town. “This is a stable, family-oriented community,” he stressed. He went on to say that the town would not be likely to tolerate nudism in the future. “The community here is not at all of a mind to look the other way.” From Reader’s Digest, …

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BACK IN TUNE Years ago, while attending Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa, a chapel speaker wove a message around an analogy that powerfully illustrated the Christian’s standard to be none other than the Word of God. He compared the Bible to a tuning fork. The tuning fork is used by the piano tuner to determine …

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Family | Humility | Morality | Obscenity | Purity | Sex | Speech | Standards | Virtues

ANDY ROONEY ON OBSCENITY I ‘m increasingly aware, walking around in public, of the cacophony of obscenities bombarding my ears. You can be walking down the street with your spouse or your mother or your children, and three people behind you will be using the f-word in every other sentence. I know all the words, …

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Attributes of God | Authority | Bible Authority | Bibliology | Condemnation | Conscience | Law | Revelation | Standards

THE LAWS OF GOD Someone has said that “the Laws of God are written in the tissues of our bodies, in the process of our minds, in the avenues of our souls, and in the fabric of society. You can’t throw them away.” They are a very real part of all that we are and …

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THE PARABLE OF THE CHURCH BELL For generation after generation the community church had made an impact on the people of the small village. The people depended on the church for much of their social and spiritual life. The church maintained the truths and values of God’s word for many, many years. One wealthy man–who …

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Christ | Complain | Examples | Fashions | Jesus | Peace | Peers | Standards | Worldliness | Youth

THE JESUS FASHION Dad was tired of hearing his son complain about what his friends had and he did not have. Dad had an idea: set a higher standard for his son. The next time his son began his complaining, the father stopped him, “Is this what Jesus would do? Would Jesus complain about the …

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Children | Church | Convictions | Faith | Family | Idolatry | Paganism | Purity | Society | Standards | Worldliness

COURAGEOUS CHRISTIANITY A news article from the Kansas City Times was entitled: “Paganism Now Permeates Society, Professor Warns.” The article cites the shift in conditions in United States society from 1950 to 1970. It then quotes Rev. William H. Willimon, a Duke University professor as saying: “…it is no longer natural, normal and American to …

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HOSPITAL RULES A new patient was quite upset when the doctor’s nurse led him to a small, uncurtained cubicle and told him to undress. “But I only want the doctor to look at an ingrown toenail!” he protested. “Our rule is that everyone must undress,” replied the nurse as she left him. “That’s a stupid …

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