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FIRST GOLF LESSON A retiree was given a set of golf clubs by his co- workers. Thinking he’d try the game, he asked the local pro for lessons, explaining that he knew nothing whatever of the game. The pro showed him the stance and swing, then said, “Just hit the ball toward the flag on …

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SERMONS & MEALS A Christian wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve gone for thirty years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me I can’t remember …

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Basics | Bible Authority | Discipleship | Foundations | Humor | Knowledge | Sports | Teaching | Understanding

GO SLOW It is reported that once, during Vince Lombardi’s years at Green Bay, the Packers were resoundingly defeated by an opposing team. They did everything wrong. The very next day at practice, Coach Lombardi stood up and said, “Gentlemen, I’ve seen about enough. We’re going to start over, right at the very beginning! The …

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KEEP IT SIMPLE STRATEGY A lot of communities have Little League Football programs in the fall of the year. In one such community, two weeks into the season, an armchair coach with a big gut like Norm on Cheers, came into the YMCA and wanted to see the person in charge. He said he had …

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Church | Discipleship | Farmers | Humor | Illustrations | Preachers | Preaching | Sermons | Teaching

SERMON FEED An old farmer said to the preacher, “I see at the Minister’s Seminar you discussed, how to get people to attend church. I’ve been to a lot of meetings for farmers, but I have never heard a single speech on how to get the cattle to eat. We spend our time discussing the …

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Christ | Communication | Failure | Humor | Miracles | Preaching | Sermons | Teaching

SERMONIC LEFTOVERS A young pastor in his first charge announced nervously: “I will take for my text the words, ‘And they fed five men with five thousand loaves of bread and two thousand fishes.’” At this misquotation, an old parishioner said audibly: “That’s no miracle — I could do it myself.” The young preacher said …

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Bible Authority | Church | Deceit | Deception | Discernment | Discipleship | Holy Spirit | Leadership | Spirit | Teaching | Trust | Truth

TOXIC TEACHING On January 1, 1992, the Chicago Tribune reported the death of thirty church-goers in the remote town of El Charquillo in the San Luis Potosi desert, about 300 miles north of Mexico City, Mexico. The victims included the preacher and his family. The unfortunate congregants suffocated from toxic fumes emitted by a butane …

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Child | Children | Discipleship | Faithfulness | Family | Knowledge | Parenting | Responsibility | Sanctification | Teaching | Training

SPURGEON ON PARENTING In dibbling beans the old practice was to put three in each hole: one for the worm, one for the crow, and one to live and produce the crop. In teaching children, we must give line upon line, and precept upon precept, repeating the truth which we would inculcate, till it becomes …

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Devil | Example | Teaching

“‘Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your Name.’ He said to them, ‘I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and have all the power of the enemy’” (Luke 10:17, 19). When World War II ended in Europe, a German theologian took his students to a refugee camp in …

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Experience | Education | Teaching

“Teacher, what shall we do?” (Lk. 6:40). A distinguished preacher tells of an experience he had while still in seminary: I had the opportunity of speaking to a large group of inmates in a penitentiary. In trying to emphasize the importance of personal involvement, I said: “If I wanted to learn to swim, I could …

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