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Tested! The WEATHER Test-Are you a sailboat Christian, making progress in the Lord only if the winds are favorable and things go your way? Or are you a tugboat Christian, plowing right ahead according to God's Word even though the…
Frequent but Not Common Bill Smith. There may be no name more common in the English language. In a seminary class, one professor related an event that happened his first day in college. His teacher professed an uncanny command of…
The Cross and the Crown "The highest joy to the Christian almost always comes through suffering," said Alexander Maclaren. "No flower can bloom in Paradise which is not transplanted from Gethsemane. No one can taste of the fruit of the…
Pleasing Christ A desire to please Christ is not something extra for the Christian. It is basic to Christian sanctity. It is not a dessert, but the main course-not a sideshow, but the main tent. It is not a motive…
How's Your Interior Decorating? Warren W. Wiersbe relates that one day he was scanning the shelves in a bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio, when he discovered a volume out of place. It was in the "Religion" section, but the title of…
A Precious Stone In a box in a jewelry store there were precious stones, sapphires, and diamonds; the beryl and the amethyst; and many others. Right in the center, according to the story, was a common looking pebble, and a…
The Need to Remain Useful The great violinist, Nicolo Paganini, willed his marvelous violin to Genoa-the city of his birth-but only on condition that the instrument never be played. It was an unfortunate condition, for it is a peculiarity of…
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