Illustrations

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Compliments, Timing

After a particularly inspiring worship service, a church member greeted the pastor.  “Reverend, that was a wonderful sermon.  You should have it published.” The pastor replied, “Actually, I’m planning to have...

Love in Action

The young woman was married and had two beautiful children, but one day as she was standing over the sink, washing dishes, she thought, “There must be more to life than this.” When her husband came home, he found a note she’d writt...

Leaders, Disciples

Jennifer was a young woman who wanted to go to college, but her heart sank when she read the question on the application blank that asked, “Are you a leader?” Being both honest and conscientious, she wrote, “No,” and returned the a...

Faith

Rick Warren writes: “If you thank God after you’ve got it, that’s gratitude. When you thank him in advance, that’s called faith. If someone handed you a check right now for a thousand dollars, would you wait until you cashed it t...

Discipline, Dedication, Habits

In a recent edition of his daily newsletter, Rick Warren wrote: “Sometimes I don’t feel like being nice to everyone. I don’t feel like doing the unselfish thing. I want to just lie on the couch and watch TV. I don’t want to do on...

Baptism, Sin

Sam Houston was the first president of the Republic of Texas. It’s said he was a rather nasty fellow with a checkered past.  Later in life Houston made a commitment to Christ and was baptized in a river. The preacher said to him,...

Christmas, Advent

Sue Monk Kidd, in one of her books, recalls her youth and how she would prepare for Christmas. In early December, she would sit by the wooden nativity set clustered under their Christmas tree and think over the last year of her life. She...

John the Baptist, Messianic Prophecy

I often wonder what my children will do when they grow up. I imagine my daughter will use her creative imagination to write epic fantasy novels. I imagine my oldest son will use all those hours of assembling Legos to be an architect who ...

Predictability, Habit

Chuck Swindoll writes: “A bazaar was held in a village in northern India. Everyone brought his wares to trade and sell. One old farmer brought in a whole covey of quail. He had tied a string around one leg of each bird. The other ends ...