Sacrifice

Wait Three Days!

In a cartoon called “The Family Circus,” two children have discovered their Easter baskets and are busily enjoying the contents. One of the children asks, “Who colored the eggs?” The other child replies, “The Easter Bunny.” “Who gave us the jelly beans?” “The Easter Bunny.” “And the chocolate rabbit?” “The Easter Bunny.” Clearly, for those …

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Out Of The Darkness

Lee Salk, the well-known psychologist, says that his job is to help people discover the power and the wisdom to resolve the problems that are disturbing their peace of soul. He uses the example of his own mother to illustrate: As a young girl in Russia, mother was driven from her home by Cossacks who …

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Where Are You Going?

When he was eighty-eight years old, the late Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once found himself on a train. When the conductor came by, Justice Holmes couldn’t find his ticket, and he seemed terribly upset. He searched all of his pockets and fumbled through his wallet without success. The conductor was sympathetic. “Don’t worry, …

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What’s In It For Me?

It has been said that “millions of Christians live in a sentimental haze of vague piety, demanding little except lip service to a few harmless platitudes. It is much safer, from Satan’s point of view, to vaccinate a person with a mild case of Christianity so as to protect that person from the real disease.”1 …

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The Drop Outs

The author of the Book of Hebrews understood that from the moment Jesus Christ came into his life everything was different. He had experienced a Christ who would lay aside His crown, who would give up His life in order to reveal the wondrous love of God for man. Paul’s letter to the Hebrews is …

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First The Trembling

A well-known preacher was invited to deliver a sermon in the chapel of a college for the deaf. He described it as a “Preacher’s paradise, because you get two laughs for every joke; when you reach the punch line one laugh comes from those who can hear and a few seconds later when the sign …

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He Came To Serve

The Greeks have a legend about a youth named Narcissus who was loved by many nymphs, including Echo, the fairest of them all. But Echo could not tell him of her love because she could only repeat what was said to her. In one modern-day version of the story, Echo is in the woods, and …

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To Be A Saint

To celebrate their newly acquired freedom almost ten years ago, thousands of Czech citizens gathered in Wenceslaus Square in the City of Prague. They sang a song made popular in more trying times: May peace be with this land! Let hate, envy, fear and conflict pass! May they pass! May they pass! In the midst …

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A Word For Us Now

Imagine, just imagine, that when you come to Church and pray the prayers and sing the hymns you are really in conversation, really in touch with the Living Lord of the Universe. Imagine, just imagine, what a difference coming here would make in your life if you really and truly believed that Almighty God, the …

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Take The Plunge!

In a big city Church, a cafeteria-style lunch was made available to members of the congregation at the conclusion of the Sunday worship. The charge for the meal was relatively modest, and the rule of the Church was that first-time visitors got their lunch free. One Sunday morning, a woman who wandered into the Church …

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The Really Big Test

A poster of unknown origin contains some advice on how to pray under certain conditions. “CALL FOR HELP!” it says in bold letters. Then these words: A prayer to be said when the world has gotten you down, and you feel rotten, and you’re too doggone tired for words, and you’re in a big hurry, …

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