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Safe and Sound

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In his book "Muscular Faith", author and campus pastor, Ben Patterson, writes, "When circumstances aren't as agreeable as I want them to be, I practice a little spiritual discipline that has managed to feed my hope and keep me in joy, nevertheless....

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Don't Forget to Say Thank You

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One Sunday morning following the service a woman came up to the pastor and thanked him for the encouraging and edifying sermon he had just preached. In his response he said: "Thank you, but don't thank me, thank the Lord." She said, "Well, I thought of that, but it wasn't quite that good."...

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That's an Easy Decision

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A young man came to the late Bible teacher J. Vernon McGee and said, "Dr. McGee I have been studying predestination, and I am so convinced of the sovereignty of God that I believe if I stood in the middle of a busy highway, and my hour was not yet come, God would and could spare my life."...

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Proof of Birth (Part 2)

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The story is told of the daughter who thought that it was time for her aging and widowed mother to get on with life, so she set her up on a blind date with an elderly gentleman friend. When her mother...

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Proof of Birth (Part 1)

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The story is told of Will Rogers the humorist who on one occasion went in to get a passport, and the official said, "We need to see your birth certificate." Rogers replied, "What for?"...

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The Hiding Place

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David McCullough's book, The Great Bridge, tells an engaging and enlightening story about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which arches the East River and joins Manhattan to Brooklyn....

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Living Letters

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Towards the end of his book, "Max on Life," author Max Lucado encourages his readers to remember that the apostles were writers, and that we need to pick up the pens that Paul, John, and Luke have set down....

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Don't Worry About a Thing

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A lady visited the doctor and told him that she was feeling rather run down. As far as she could tell, her get up and go had got up and gone. After listening and then examining his patient, the doctor replied, "Madam it is my expert opinion that you are not all run down, but you are all wound up."...

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Failure Is Not Final

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The God of the Bible is the God of the second chance, a God who prefers to mend rather than discard. In Matthew 12:20, it is said of our Lord Jesus that “a bruised reed He will not break and a smoking flax He will not quench.”...

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Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

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When I was at the Master's Seminary training for the ministry one of our professor's, Jim Rosscup, who taught Bible Exposition, told us one day of his freshman year at Dallas Seminary when beginning his theological training. He told us of feeling intimidated by the knowledge of other students in the class who had come to DTS straight out of Bible College, and so their Bibl...

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