The price HE paid for us!

There once was a man named George Thomas, a pastor in a small New England town. One Easter Sunday morning, he came to the church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage and set it by the pulpit. Several eyebrows were raised, and as if in response, Brother Thomas began to speak. “I was walking...

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Isaac

Isaac was born to his parents at a very old age, hence he was beloved to his parents. Yet he submitted himself to his dad’s wish to sacrifice him. This is a pre-mark of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Although he lived in a culture where men married many women, he married one woman and lived a...

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Where miracles happen

Beth and Margie, two teenage sisters, had enjoyed shopping in the large enclosed shopping mall. But by the time they were ready to leave, it was dark. Standing at the mall exit, they could hardly see the outline of the car, the only one left in that section of the dimly lit parking lot. The girls...

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Decision of character

Source: Signs of the Times Copyright © July 1908A clock in an Edinburgh church steeple was striking nine when three young men passed on their way to a place of sin. Suddenly one of them stopped  and said, “I can not go with you.” And when they pressed him for a reason, he said, “When I left my...

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“No thanks…”

The rain was falling and the water level was rising. As the water level rose higher and higher, forcing the man onto the roof of his house, alone comes a rowboat with an offer to take him to safer ground. “No, thanks” the man replied “The Lord will provide.” As the water got higher, alone comes...

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Shake it off and step up

A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule ‘braying’ or whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule but decided that neither the mule nor the...

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The bridge

There was once a bridge, which spanned a large river. During most of the day, the bridge sat with its length running up and down the river paralleled with the banks, allowing ships to pass through freely on both sides of the bridge. But at a certain time each day, a train would come along and the...

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A Special Invitation

Guest of Honor: Jesus ChristDate: Every day. He’s always around, so the date is flexible.Time: Whenever you’re ready, (please don’t be late, though; or you’ll miss out on all the fun).Place: In our heart… He’ll meet you there (you’ll hear Him knock)Attire: Come as you are… grubbies are okay. He’ll...

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Faith can move mountains

A small congregation in the foothills of the Great Smokies built a new sanctuary on a piece of land willed to them by a church member. Ten days before the new church was to open, the local building inspector informed the pastor that the parking lot was inadequate for the size of the building....

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This is good!

The story is told about a king in Africa who has a close friend he grew up with. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred n his life (positive or negative) and remarking, “This is good!”One day the king and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. The friend...

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Letting go of resentments

A story tells of a merchant in a small town who had identical twin sons. The boys worked for their father in the department store he owned, and when he died, they took over the store.Everything went well until the day a dollar bill disappeared. One of the brothers had left the bill on the cash...

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The Burden!

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Matthew 11;28, NIVAnd upon his outer garment, even upon his thigh, he has a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Revelation 19:16, NWT “Why was my burden so heavy?’ I slammed the bedroom door and leaned against it....

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