Category Archives: Forgiveness

The Oak Tree’s Fall

In the center of a town stood a giant oak tree. The tree had been planted there many decades earlier to mark the founding of the town. The tree was massive, and had proven that it could withstand any storm. … Continue reading

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Christmas & the Absent-Minded Professor

Donald L. Deffner, in his book¬†Seasonal Illustrations, tells the story of an absent-minded professor who tended to get so absorbed in his work that he forgot the simplest details. One morning his wife said to him, “Now Henry, remember,¬†we are … 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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Have You Been A Good Samaritan Lately?

Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down … Continue reading

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Turning the Other Cheek

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to … Continue reading

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You Need Jesus As A Savior More Than You Need Him As An Example

  There is a sentiment out there in the world that exalts Jesus as the ultimate example of human potential. Those who hold to this sentiment talk about Him as the great teacher and the ideal role model, but they … 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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