Category Archives: Confession

Five Bottles of Wine

An elderly woman who lived in the north of England hadn’t been able to truly pray for years. She needed to pray, even wanted to pray, but each time she tried it her mind went to five bottles of wine. … Continue reading

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Two Different Bible-School Meetings

The months of June and July constitute Vacation Bible School season in churches all across America. It is with this in mind that I’d like to share a story that involves V.B.S. Actually, the story’s real subject is the spiritual … Continue reading

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Mud

Following a summer storm, a mischievous little boy raced outside and proceeded to splash the water out of every mudhole he could find. By the time he was finished the mudholes were all dry and he was covered in mud … Continue reading

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“The Matter of Uriah the Hittite”

One night a man got drunk and ended up in a bar fight during which he received several cuts and bruises to his face. When he got home he stood in front of the bathroom mirror and tried his best … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Yourself Be Stopped

A missionary society in South Africa wrote to the legendary Scottish missionary David Livingstone, who blazed trails in Africa for over thirty years. The letter read: Have you found a good road to where you are? If not, we want … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sign?

As a woman was waiting in the checkout line of a grocery store, she noticed a young mother standing in line in front of her. The mother had her child strapped to her back in one of those baby-backpacks. Attached … Continue reading

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The Problem of Copper Nails

The noted preacher Dr. F.E. Marsh once preached a sermon on the importance of confession of sin and wherever possible the restitution for wrong done to others. At the close of the service one of his church members came to … Continue reading

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