Surrender

Faith | Priorities | Rejection | Salvation | Service | Submission | Surrender | Worldliness | Youth

WILTED LIVES An elderly woman had been teaching the same group of girls in a Sunday School class for several years. She had come to know each one quite well. Each had at some time made a profession of faith in Christ, except one. The one exception was a young lady, who was very pretty, …

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GIVE JESUS YOUR WORLD Bruce Larson, in Believe and Belong, tells how he helped people struggling to surrender their lives to Christ: “For many years I worked in New York City and counseled at my office any number of people who were wrestling with this yes-or-no decision. Often I would suggest they walk with me …

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SWITCH HIS POWER In the 1960’s Egypt built the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River. The structure included a 12- turbine hydroelectric plant which produces over 12 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually. At the dedication ceremony in 1971, President Gamal Abdel Nassar pushed the button which started the power generation plant. But the …

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Christmas | Failure | Greed | Materialism | Possessions | Protect | Protection | Submission | Surrender

IT’S MY CAR Several years ago, around the holiday season, the Fort Worth Star Telegram carried the somewhat amusing account of a thwarted car theft. Shortly before 1 p.m., Melvin George, 29, went to check his post office box on Berry Street in Fort Worth, Texas. He only planned to be in the post office …

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Christ | Commitment | Devotion | Fellowship with God | Godliness | Service | Submission | Surrender | Value

SURRENDER BEFORE SERVICE It may sound silly, but it’s true. Sometimes we can let our activity for God replace our relationship with Him. Oswald Chambers puts it well in his devotional writing: “Beware of anything that competes with your loyalty to Jesus Christ. The greatest competitor of true devotion to Jesus is the service we …

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Children | Gift | Obedience | Reward | Sacrifice | Submission | Surrender | Trust | Value | Values

THE GIRL’S PEARLS The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. “Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please!” Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil …

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NEVER SURRENDER Knowing what is important and maintaining those values is an essential part of virtue. Before the Dieppe raid of World War II, an English civilian with the code name “Professor Wendell” received an unusual assignment. Because of his inventions in radio detection, the Royal Air force was always able to spot German planes …

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DON’T SELL THE NAIL A Haitian pastor once told a parable to illustrate to his congregation the need for total commitment to Christ. He said: A certain man wanted to sell his house for $2,000. Another man wanted very badly to buy it, but because he was poor, he couldn’t afford the full price. After …

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